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Why does Vaping cause Dehydration (and analogs don't)?

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  1. SpiritBear

    SpiritBear Senior Member ECF Veteran

    At least, I guess cigarettes don't, as I don't recall ever having a dehydration issue.
  2. carrie93

    carrie93 Full Member

    Apr 9, 2013
    TX, USA
    the PG/VG attracts water to make condensation (clouds of vapor) but it has the effect of pulling water out of your cells as well. Just drink lots of water. you're in Arizona you know how important water is. :)
  3. SpiritBear

    SpiritBear Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Yep, and you in TX can also relate ;)

    I've noticed that vaping doesn't seem to make my mouth dry, but possibly the flavor activates the salivary glands (best guess).
  4. keithspale

    keithspale Full Member

    Apr 16, 2013
    Ontario, Canada
    I just stumbled upon an article from a retailer (so perhaps not the most unbiased source) with the following info:

    "The most common noted side effect of inhalation of e-liquid containing propylene glycol is a dry mouth, sore throat, and increased thirst. These symptoms usually last just a few days to a week as the body gets used to the propylene glycol. These symptoms can be elevated by drinking more water and liquids then usual for the first few weeks of using your e-cigarette."

    Hope this helps.
  5. fuhme

    fuhme New Member

    May 3, 2013
    spokane, wa, usa
    been vaping for about 1.5 months and i noticed occasionally my sinus's feel dry. once i get home and start drinking though it doesn't seem to bother me ;)
  6. mkbilbo

    mkbilbo Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 4, 2013
    Austin, TX
    I did. But I'm prone to dehydration. I actually can't tell if vaping does more than smoking did or not. I was already used to having water around to sip and keep hydrated...
  7. jfalbanese

    jfalbanese Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 16, 2013
    Westport, WA
    look at the pictures of yourself when you were a smoker, and tell me you didn't suffer from dehydration. i can see the reduced wrinkles in the faces of all my fellow vapers at work. (myself included.)not just the stinkers. coffee, tea, and other caffeine drinks are major dehydrators.thats why after guzzling a full can of coke you can still feel thirsty. it's designed that way to keep you coming back for more. PG/VG are "humectant's" not sure of spelling.don't Google that on an empty attaches itself to mucous membranes in your mouth, throat, and sinus cavity. and draws out the moisture. PG is also used as a germicidal in industrial applications. as germs generally live in the moisture in the air. so that is why you must replace the liquid loss from vaping. dehydration will kill you way faster than cancer.
  8. kevbow

    kevbow Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    May 27, 2009
    Vaping causes dehydration and chapped lips for me. I just drink plenty of water throughout the day and always have chap stick handy :)
  9. MrChinoSun

    MrChinoSun Full Member Verified Member

    Apr 22, 2013
    Sacramento, CA
    my mouth always gets super dry with a high nicotine level juice but if its 6mg or less its perfect
  10. Toast fire

    Toast fire Full Member Verified Member

    Apr 21, 2013
    For me I needed to keep water on hand for the first week or so of vaping. After about a month or so I find I'm not anymore thirsty than usual, but I still keep water on hand, makes juices taste better.
  11. MrChinoSun

    MrChinoSun Full Member Verified Member

    Apr 22, 2013
    Sacramento, CA
    why does food twist the flavors of the juices?
  12. Kanj.nguyen

    Kanj.nguyen Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 18, 2013
    Princeton, NJ
    Smoking does dehydrate you. Not noticeable with a couple of cigs, but try a full 6-7 hour hookah session without tea. You will feel like your body is crumbling any minute.
  13. InTheShade

    InTheShade Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 26, 2013
    South Texas
    Not trying to 'start' anything but I suggest that wrinkles caused by smoking are more to do with the direct heat and poisonous chemicals found in cigarette smoke than dehydration. Someone who has been smoking for 20 years cannot simply get rid of the wrinkles by re-hydrating.
    That said, drinking a lot of water when vaping is widely regarded as common sense and a quick search of research papers of the effects of inhaling PG show that dehydration is a major concern.
  14. lamarrk

    lamarrk ECF Moderator Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    I don't think elevated is the correct word. Perhaps alleviated would be a better choice.
  15. Kanj.nguyen

    Kanj.nguyen Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 18, 2013
    Princeton, NJ
    Wrinkles... Wrinkles... Those going away probably have more to do with the relief of toxins from your body than dehydration.
  16. carrie93

    carrie93 Full Member

    Apr 9, 2013
    TX, USA
    You got me there; I get the dry mouth, and, sore throat. Guess I haven't found the flavor that really makes me salivate! LOL
  17. Ilovenips

    Ilovenips Full Member

    May 4, 2013
    Minneapolis, Mn USA
    The first week I used an ejuice with PG/VG can't remember ratio... thinking it was like 70/30 and I was thirsty all the time. The second week I wanted to try Organice ejuice with 100% VG. Now I am on my second week of vaping and the feeling of dehydration is gone. I have read that its the PG that causes the need to drink a lot of water. I am beginning to think the same thing. Now I am waiting on a order for the VG juice and will have to vape the PG/VG juice I still have. I will know this coming week if my thirst comes back again. I am hooked on the organice VG as there are no artificial flavorings and don't get the aftertaste.
  18. GraceOnFire

    GraceOnFire Full Member

    May 5, 2013
    Florida, USA
    Interestingly enough, in addition to feeling a bit on the dry side after taking a puff, I find I cough when I inhale from my vaper-thingy. I don't remember coughing upon inhale from an analog since the very early days when I started smoking. Perhaps, it is just a phase, until you get used to the contents and changes? Does the dehydration effect remain well after you are used to using e-cigs?
  19. eproject

    eproject Full Member

    May 6, 2013
    I also get chapped lips but I have not noticed dehydration. Maybe I drink a lot anyways :)
  20. gjanderson

    gjanderson Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 19, 2013
    San Antonio, TX, USA
    hey and welcome to the forum. The dehydration can last as long as you are vaping. Just drink water or juice. The cough can be a sign that your body is getting used to the ecigs or if with mucus is getting rid of garbage from the broncial tubes. Another is you may want to try a different technique. Some people are able to inhale like a normal cig but us others need to use it like pipe or cigar smoking. somebody will give you a link to read but there are a few youtube videos also. just inhale slowly into mouth and not directly into lungs, hold it, then you can ekhale a little and finally inhale into lungs before exhale. some dont inhale any to the lungs and some like me inhale into lungs with nose . thathelps a lot with the cough. I noticed with higher PG that the cough was there for about a week and also with PG that I needed to do the technique change and the cough went away. I only noticed the change when I began using a clearomizer or anthing bur the hirrible cartomuzers.

    vape to live, live to cape - vape on
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