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Does vaping cause phlegm?

Discussion in 'Health, Safety and Vaping' started by AaronCooper, Jan 10, 2010.

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  1. AaronCooper

    AaronCooper Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 10, 2009
    I've heard some say yes, others say it's VG. I can't really say because i was on/off vaping cause i ran out of juice lol

    All comments welcome
  2. DaBrat

    DaBrat Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 22, 2009
    Back end of GA
    I know that you will cough up all manner of crap when you start. Sinuses may run a bit clearer resulting in that issue. I know mine do but they were perpetually clogged before I started so for me that is a good! No phlegm, just breathing again!
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  3. doots

    doots Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 22, 2009
    I do find it only when Im using VG for sure.. and at 3.7 vaping. When I vape it at 5 or 6v not so much.. I think its just VG thatisnt completely getting atomized. And I know many will say its because your detoxing from cigs but I dont think so as its been a long time since I detoxed.. Lol
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  4. redgirl

    redgirl Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 21, 2009
    Brunswick, MD
    I don't know, but I've been vaping for about a month and a half and still get phlegm. I've even woke up in the middle of the night with my throat tickled because I had the phlegm buildup. Don't know if it's the cig stuff going away, but I still do smoke about 1-5 analogs a day, so who knows?
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  5. angelique510

    angelique510 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I could be a simple as the cold that everybody has now, and is totally unrelated to vaping. Four people in my house alone, have a cold.


    I know that after quitting analogs, people tend to cough up tons of horrid stuff for a couple of weeks as your lungs clear themselves out.

    It could be either of those things or something else entirely. There is a subforum here about vaping and health issues.

    Hope you feel better.

  6. martha1014

    martha1014 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2009
    Delhi, LA USA
    I was completed stopped up with phlegm when I was smoking. Since vaping I quit coughing and have never coughed up anything. I do have more sinus drainage and sometimes tickles my throat.
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  7. Faceless

    Faceless Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Dec 18, 2009

    I agree with the detox! Seems like vaping is having a personal humidifier. Icoughed up crap when I first started, must have been my body healing from not smoking. I breathe better, feel better, taste better, smell better, and no phlegm. I vape VG 26mg.
  8. RIMP

    RIMP Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I haven't coughed up anything but I sure sneeze in the morning:) And I can breathe again, yay:w00t:
  9. Rusty

    Rusty Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 4, 2009
    Yorkshire, England
    The glycerin does cause some nice, white cum colourless phlegm for me!!

    btw - phlegm is a really good hangman word!!
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  10. blondeambition3

    blondeambition3 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Dec 29, 2009
    FL, USA
    I stopped smoking Analogs over three years ago and just started vaping on December 31st of this year... I vape all day and it's O phlegm for me.... ;)

    also zero coughing.... zero sinuses..... it's like I'm doing 'nothing' to my body... except I have the nicotene I needed to keep from being depressed and I'm dropping the extra weight from the upped metabolism...

    *** for me.... Vaping is all good...... :thumbs:
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  11. DaBrat

    DaBrat Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 22, 2009
    Back end of GA
    I hear that the sneezing is a result of the little hairs in your nose growing back and doing their job.... seems the nose is saying... WTH?
  12. Sign-Man

    Sign-Man Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 5, 2010
    Pennsylvania, USA

    I have been vaping 26mg VG for 3 days now and the second day I quit coughing phlegm. But I do not smoke tobacco anymore ether.
  13. Turco Chips

    Turco Chips Super Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 29, 2009
    Rowlett, TX (DFW area)
    I've got one nose hair.....:confused:

  14. DaBrat

    DaBrat Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 22, 2009
    Back end of GA

    ROFL, could not convince me by that pic!!!!!:D
  15. Sign-Man

    Sign-Man Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 5, 2010
    Pennsylvania, USA

    Man, I think I would have worded that slightly different, but that's just me.
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  16. Doug_Dread

    Doug_Dread Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 26, 2009
    Jo'burg, South Africa
    I had loads of phlegm while smoking, tapered off during the transition to vaping until I was clear. However, it's started coming back, not much, quite light and only slightly slimey, but still phlegm.

    A couple of times recently I've woken up during the night and felt that nasty "I'm clear and breathing freely and deeply, but I'm not getting enough oxygen in and am short of breath" feeling. I developed emphysema while smoking which is permanent damage to the alveoli so my lungs are a bit iffy and VERY sensitive e.g. a bunch of people inhaled some dust, everyone else was fine but I had to go see my doctor 'cause I thought the end was nigh.

    Vaping liquid is oily and I suspect it can hinder oxygen transfer when it recondenses in the lungs. I've carried on with my emphysema medication and I reckon that's what's bringing out the, what I shall christen, 'e-phlegm'.

    The negetive effects of vaping on the lungs are no doubt a fraction of those caused by smoking and younger and healthier lungs will not even notice them, but in my experience, they still exist. I'm very, very thankful to have given up smoking through vaping, but I realise I'm going to have to start cutting back on vaping in the near future as well.
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  17. Kurt

    Kurt Quantum Vapyre ECF Veteran

    Sep 16, 2009
    I have zero phlegm with unflavored VG juice, but some flavors can cause coughing and junk. If I avoid those flavors, all that goes away.
  18. HzG8rGrl

    HzG8rGrl Trippy Tip Hoarder Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 11, 2009
    *The Swamp*
    In 11 days I will be at 2 months vaping exclusively. Before I quit smoking I was constantly clearing my throat and dealing with phlegm. It was at its worst first thing in the mornings. 2 Months in and very little phlegm issues. No more clearing my throat 30 times a day and night. No more coughing. My e-liquid is mostly pg. I do mix in some vg here and there.
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  19. TropicalBob

    TropicalBob Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jan 13, 2008
    Port Charlotte, FL USA
    YES. It does. And it worsens the longer a person e-smokes. New research, not yet released, is showing phlegm might be the most significant danger of e-smoking. And it results from both PG and VG. No difference.

    A film is apparently building in veteran e-smokers' lungs, causing an increased phlegm secretion. I'm experiencing it, as are others in tests lasting longer than a year. It's a serious concern and a nicotine carrier other than PG or VG is being sought.

    Any cursory reading of PG's effects will show that it is an irritant. That's proving to be the case when inhaled 300 or more times a day by e-smokers. We were guinea pigs, and now some results are becoming known.
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  20. starchelle

    starchelle Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 8, 2010
    After only vaping for a week, I've actually noticed that I don't seem to cough up nearly as much or as nasty of crap as I did smoking analogs. I used to wake up in the morning and spend my first 15 minutes coughing up all kind of yellowness in between drags, which I know is very, very gross. Now I don't wake up coughing at all.
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