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What makes the "throat hit" ??

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  1. JoAnna1010

    JoAnna1010 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    May 15, 2009
    Knoxville TN, USA
    Regarding the often elusive "throat hit" .... what makes it ???

    Does a good throat hit come for the Vapor?
    Or, does a good throat hit come from a higher nicotine content ?

    Exactly what are the components of a great "throat hit" ??

  2. breakfastchef

    breakfastchef Moved On

    Feb 12, 2009
    Since e-liquid is primarily PG, flavoring and nicotine, there is not a whole lot of other things/chemicals that can affect throat hit other than nicotine and warmth of vaper. This is an often debated subject. You can probably do a search and find some past threads about it.

    Nicotine is definitely number one on the list of things that provide throat hit. If you take a draw off a device with 36mg/ml juice and one with 11mg/ml in concentration, I guarantee the 36 will have the stronger throat hit. Another component of throat hit you will likely not experience on an average e-cig, is the heat of the vapor. Manual devices and high-voltage devices can heat the vapor more than automatic devices providing more feel in the back of the throat and into the lungs.

    If you mix your own liquids, adding some acidic components like lemon juice, vinegar or high proof alcohol has been reported to provide decent throat hit, particularly for those who vape low to no nicotine fluids.
  3. smokinsimon

    smokinsimon Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 22, 2009
    I had some starter stuff medium nic 16mg I think, no throat it, started Camel 24mg today, and it about choked me up.. Strong throat hit, like a non filter.. I bet the increase in nicotine had something to do with it.
  4. Antebellum

    Antebellum Super Member ECF Veteran

    May 8, 2009
    Madison, GA
    I don't think nicotine is a big part of it. I have some JC 24mg that gives me no TH when I use my automatic batteries in my 801. Change to my (one) manual battery, however, and I get a strong TH. I also have some Turkish-flavor 18mg that gives a great TH with both types of batteries. I also get more vapor from TW liquid, but not a greater TH. I think this is one of those "go figure" topics.
  5. Zestok90

    Zestok90 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 27, 2009
    Mentor, OH
    Yup, There are indeed a lot of factors that play in.
    I've just been spending a lot of my time researching and trying out new brands.
    Right now I've been smoking e-smokeytreats 36mg Apple e-liquid.
    Tons of vapor, and dang that sucker can pack a punch.
    Also, directly dripping onto the atomizer seems to give a lot stronger throat hit as to just applying the juice to a cartridge, or buying pre-filled cartridges, of course this is just from my own personal experience.
  6. Drewsworld

    Drewsworld Resting In Peace

    Mar 14, 2009
    New Jersey
    Ther are many threads on this subject that actually tie into the Phillip Morris Marlboro law suits...It has to do PH content...The actual absorption of the nicotine content are closely linked to PH levels...One major supplier list Vinegar as aan ingredient which has a high acid content and would alter the PH...Nicotine is an alkaloid and can be altered dramatically with slight modification of its PH...there are some very long and detailed threads on this forum about this subject...
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