I cough everytime I vape

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  1. alsmom

    alsmom Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    I don't know what I am doing wrong, smoked 2 packs of Newports forever. Got my Vapor King on Friday, it is now Sunday, and every puff of the VK makes me cough. why? what am I doing wrong, I have cut my analogs down from 40 to 13, but I cough everytime I vape, each vape!!
     
  2. airpowers

    airpowers Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    I found the vapor tickled my throat in a way unlike normal smoke. I lightly inhaled for the first couple days, and got used to it, and it doesn't tickle anymore. Could have too much nicotine?
     
  3. Cimyss

    Cimyss Super Member ECF Veteran

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    Hi ALsmom! What strength nic/flavors is in your carts ? Different flavors/ nic strengths have different amounts of throat hit and vapor.
    ALso are you using a manual, or auto or a passthrough manual or auto?
    And how would you describe your inhail? do you hold it for a second or 2 in your mouth before inhailing and is it slow and long inhail?
     
  4. cyberwolfrob

    cyberwolfrob Super Member ECF Veteran

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    You may want to cut your inhales down a bit. dont take scuh big drags. regardless of what analogs you used to smoke. it will always take some getting used to.
     
  5. Cimyss

    Cimyss Super Member ECF Veteran

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    Compleately off topic .. I love your tat cyberwolfrob!
     
  6. emus

    emus Vaping Master ECF Veteran

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    0mg nicotine has almost no throat hit.
    36mg nicotine is way more powerful than typical analog.

    What is your nicotine number?

    I mostly use 12mg to 24mg.
     
  7. alsmom

    alsmom Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    I am using 18, 24 & 36, maybe too strong? and I try and hold it in my mouth but it still makes me cough! I think I overestimated how much nicotine I needed. I did smoke 2 packs a day, but many of those just sat in the ashtray! I lost my bottle of juice, I think it was a lower strength. I will find it and try it, and also order some low nic ones
     
  8. Cimyss

    Cimyss Super Member ECF Veteran

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    Yeah I would definately try some 8 or 11 mg
     
  9. alsmom

    alsmom Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    thank you ALL for the tips, I am using a manual for the most part, and I do have a USB passthru which is much more mild on my laptop, much stronger on my son's laptop, but all of them make me cough. I am hangin in there and smoke many less analogs. Will star to play with different carts, strengths, etc i want this to work. I am just jealous of those that can vape all day, maybe I should not be, LOL
     
  10. Scottbee

    Scottbee Vaping Master ECF Veteran

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    There is also a possibility that you have an intolerance for PG, which is what I believe comes in all of the VK/KR808D-1 etc. cartomizers.

    VG liquid would be an alternative... but that would mean rinsing the PG out of your carto and refilling with a VG based liquid.

    I personally have a very mild intolerance for PG... and use VG liquid almost exclusively (there are exceptions!)
     
  11. Cimyss

    Cimyss Super Member ECF Veteran

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    To be compleately honest I am not entriely off myself I smoked 2 packs a day for 24 years. I'm down to half a pack a day but I am only vaping 0 mg 6 mg and 8 mgs ( the higher ones was too much for me I had a nic reaction ) Since your already doing the high ones you definately don't have to worry about it :p But I woudl def try lower ones it might help you not cough. Also take a shorter vape and hold it in your mouth for a second or 2 before inhailing it! Hope this helps!
     
  12. JenJen

    JenJen Vaping Master ECF Veteran

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    Keep hanging in there, there really is a learning curve and everyone is different. Just take slow easy draws and experiment with your inhales. Definitely stick to the 18s (as the lowest you have right now) and get some lower nics. Once you are used to vaping, you may find there are times you will want the higher nics. Try drinking lots of water, your throat may be irritated and you may find that tomorrow you can start again, but stick to the lowest you have and try to hold it in your mouth a bit before inhaling.

    I was one of the lucky ones who took right to vaping, but others have a harder time adjusting to the PG and draw. I bet within the week you will be vaping like a pro! ;) And welcome!
     
  13. plantlvr

    plantlvr Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Don't give up! Listen to all the great advice here and you'll be OK, 24 years of smoking can't be changed overnite. I smoked for 38 years and most of those used ultralights,like that was somehow better! :confused:
    I love 18 mg nic level but thinking about getting some lower nic cus vaping is so much fun!
    You keep on experimenting and it will click for ya!
     
  14. Allestaria

    Allestaria Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    I have been having the same problem.
    But I am noticing over time its getting better. 11mg will set me off if I'm not careful on the draw. 8mg I get a little bit of hit in my throat but its not as bad as the 11mg.

    I've done the pg/vg thing. And it didn't seem to make a difference. Though I have not tried just straight vg.

    I'm a 2 pack + aday smoker of lights. I'm still popin a few. Not as many. I think the 8mg is perfect for my throat just not quite as much nic as I need. But I can't handle anymore of a throat hit. So I'll have to make due for now.

    I do need more vapor and a much easier throat hit. I know a lot want a strong hit. But I guess my throat is much more sensitive and can't handle the harshness of the "hit" to me. It feels like someone crawled down my throat with needles. I'll cough for a good 5 minutes if I'm not careful.
    I also understand it is a learning curve. And will take time to adjust. And I'm willing to give it the time. I'm going to really work on it tomorrow when hubby is at work. That way I don't get to many wise cracks as I try to find the just right draw =)
     
  15. Tracy

    Tracy Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    REMEMBER: Take it slow and easy...it works best that way :)
     
  16. AnglVapin

    AnglVapin Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    You didn't state if you were vaping menthol or not, but I do know for a fact that menthol gives me a vaping cough.

    I love menthol, but when I vaped it, it apparently irritated something... because anything I vapes afterwards... I was still coughing. It took like three weeks to get past the menthol cough.

    Hang in there!
     
  17. Mary Kay

    Mary Kay ECF Guru ECF Veteran

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    I cough if I inhale too deeply on the first draw. The smoke in an analog is different from the vapor of a e-cig. Try this..draw in and blow out the nose a couple of times before you inhale into your lungs. It seems to get you ready. it's hard to get used to vapor when you are switching back and forth betwen analogs and a P.V. They are such different types of draws!
    Good luck, and keep us updated!:)
     
  18. Allestaria

    Allestaria Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    Just the thought of blowing out my nose makes it hurt.. I was never a nose blower.. haha sounds wrong. It just always burned the heck out of my nose.

    Is it as painful as doing that with and analog?
     
  19. stevo_tdo

    stevo_tdo Super Member ECF Veteran

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    Nope, doesn't seem to be painful at all. It adds to the experience.
     
  20. Mary Kay

    Mary Kay ECF Guru ECF Veteran

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    How are you "tasting" the flavor then? Flavors of liquids and cartos are mostly smelled rather then tasted. Blowing smoke out of your nose hurts because it's HOT and dry..lol also there are a gazillion chemicals in the smoke.
    Vapor is mosit and warm..less chems and lots of scent! Of course P.G. is a drying agent so your nose and throat get dry..but upping your intake of water cures that problem.
    All blowing out of the nose at first does is let your body get ready for the vapor. You can gage how much vapor you are getting also. After a while you won't need to primer puff anymore.
    i truly think coughing when vaping is because it's something we aren't used to. It's like drinking a mouthful of tea when you were expecting cola. A bit of a shock to the system!
     
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