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problem coughing a lot with my ecig

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  1. Gorhaf

    Gorhaf Full Member

    Feb 7, 2011
    My ecig makes me cough a lot especially in the mornings. I can light and smoke an analog with no problems but my bloog maxx fusion or my buzz will both make me cough if i try to use them. I am using tasty vapor 70pg 30vg watermelon bubblegum. Not sure why this is happening anyone have any suggestions?
  2. kyaku

    kyaku Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 30, 2011
    Georgetown, KY
    Hi Gorhaf,
    I'm sure you'll get better answers but I just wanted to say that I've been through that too. I just tried to take smaller puffs and/ or just inhaled the vapor into the mouth before inhaling into the lungs. After a week or so it got a lot better but I still have to be careful first thing in the morning. At least I don't cough as much or as hard now.
  3. UntamedRose

    UntamedRose PV Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Mar 23, 2010
    Homeish now
    Coughing a lot while while quitting cigs is really normal. It's also a pretty normal reaction for trying to quit smokers to start coughing, smoke and have it stop. It's kinda like your adding another layer of glue down so things are re-sticking rather then clearing out.
  4. WomanOfHeart

    WomanOfHeart Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Sep 19, 2010
    You're vaping a high PG juice and that might be part of the problem. The other part might be dehydration, so drink more water. PG and VG are hygroscopic and will attract moisture. You might also be going through the a "clearing phase" where your lungs are clearing out. It's a normal part of withdrawal and will pass. The reason you don't cough when you smoke is because the cilia in your lungs become paralyzed when you smoke. When you don't smoke they start moving again and doing the job they were meant to do...clearing the gunk out!
  5. BrennaK

    BrennaK Full Member

    Apr 25, 2011
    I went through this as well. Give it time-it will get easier. It's like your throat and lungs have to adjust to the difference between vapor and smoke-it is considerably different! And, UntamedRose hit it on the head. We were just adding another layer that was like glue. Keep at it-soon your cough will diminish and those lungs will clear out.
  6. saltyjoe9

    saltyjoe9 Full Member

    Apr 26, 2011
    Montrose, New York USA
    it is possible that you are somewhat allergic to the pg, I had that same problem, but moving to 30% vg fixed it for me. maybe you slightly worse than I, try going to 50 or 60%. Ultimately you could end up at 100% vg. personally You might want to try KBV 60%vg blends their vapor production is unbelieveable!
  7. n2danexxus

    n2danexxus Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 9, 2011
    Smoky Mountains
    Hmmm... not sure if it would be the temp of the vapor or what. PG tends to have a stronger throat hit also. Some flavors are more harsh than others as well. Have you tried just VG yet or any other flavors? Do those make you cough as well?
  8. krijmo

    krijmo Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 21, 2011
    A, A
    I have been vaping for about 2 months now. I had quit smoking analogs for like a year, and then after taking a more stressful job, I went back to smoking analogs. Id been back to smoking for about 5 months when I tried the ecig, which I switched to immediately.
    I have to admit, I feel better vaping that I did smoking, but I still had a bad morning cough and smokers cough throughout the day. Actually VG made it worse. After doing some research on ecigs, I found that all juices are not the same. Some people say "its still better than an analog", put their ecig on a pedestal, and that's that. Aren't we doing this to be healthy? I dont want to be sick from ecigs any more than I wanted to be sick from analogs.
    I did some research and found that certain companies feel ethically bound to produce a healthier product. I have tried some juices from one of these companies and noticed the difference IMMEDIATELY. I no longer cough until I GAG in the morning. Other vapers like to dismiss this as withdrawl from cigarettes, but I have quit before and know how long it takes my morning cough to go away, and it's significantly less than 2 months.
    I found this on the web, and it reaffirmed (at least to me) that we should be careful what we are vaping. I dont care if all of these ingredients are also found in tobacco cigs as well with 4000 other things. It only takes one ingredient like diatcetyl to irreparably damage your lungs for the rest of your life. I started vaping trying to get free of things that would kill me, not lessen them.
    Electronic cigarettes, also know as e-cigarettes
    This scared me. Im not trying to create panic, but a little caution.
    Thanksd for listening to my rant, and be careful what you vape. China has ALOT of quality control issues.
  9. swedishfish

    swedishfish Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 28, 2010
    You should really do a little reading in the Health & Safety section.
  10. krijmo

    krijmo Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 21, 2011
    A, A
    Thanks! Ill do that!
  11. swedishfish

    swedishfish Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 28, 2010
  12. pipster

    pipster Super Member ECF Veteran

    I think she is questioning the varying qualities and safety of the e juices on the interwebz, not vaping in general as unhealthy. Anyone can mix anything and sell it as 'e-juice'.... just saying.
  13. dormouse

    dormouse ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Oct 31, 2010
    Get a gentler flavor or a lower nic flavor for the mornings if you cough in the morning

    How much nicotine are you using? Bloog and KR808D-1 are 3.7v devices and give a warm hit with decent TH. it can be too much for some people at 24mg and even 18mg can be a strong TH with many flavors.
  14. vapnsteve

    vapnsteve Full Member

    Apr 23, 2011
    Hillsboro Oregon
    i think vaping has helped me get healthy again. i can jog and not lose my breath. i feel way better than i ever did smoking!
  15. Chornbro

    Chornbro Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 30, 2011
    VA/DC/MD Area
    I went through this at the beginning as well... too much PG and too much nicotine can make your throat hurt. Also, some flavors (menthol, cinnamon, etc.) can make your throat hurt as well. Give it some time, you will get used to it... or switch to a different pg/vg blend. I like 70/30 and 24mg nicotine. It does seem to be stronger in the morning, probably because your body hasnt inhaled anything in 6-10 hours.
  16. krijmo

    krijmo Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 21, 2011
    A, A
    Me too vapnsteve! I got in 2 hours and 45 mins of cardio, an hour long jillian michaels workout (shes a mean lady, but very effective), and a 40 min long hip hop abs cardio workout in this week. My body is achin' but my lungs are ready for more :)
  17. architectus

    architectus Full Member

    Apr 4, 2011
    St. George, UT 84790
    Ya I had the coughing thing for a minute, and most of my analog smoking friends cough the first time they tried vaping, though I dont have an issue with it any more, though I am still experimenting with different ratios or VG, PG, and Nicotine, not to mention different atties (1.7 - 3.2 ohm) plus 5V, eventually you find the right fit I usually mix at 18mg 60% VG 40% PG which gives a very nice vape
  18. nightgoat

    nightgoat Full Member

    Mar 7, 2011
    pull to your mouth then to your throat, might help (as opposed to pulling directly to your throat like say a cig)
  19. krijmo

    krijmo Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 21, 2011
    A, A
    Wow, you used to pull straight to your throat smoking cigs? I only ever did that smoking pot, lol...
  20. SAG

    SAG Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 27, 2011
    When you make the switch, how long before you start breathing better, tasting and clear out sinuses etc?
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