Are you inhaling vapor that is hitting your throat very hard, or is really difficult to inhale? This is quite a common problem and can be caused by a variety of issues, including but not limited too:
- Airflow problems with your vaporizer device.
- Nicotine content: you have way too much nicotine in your e-juice.
- Too much PG or too much VG in your juice, or an imbalance of the two.
- You’ve set the voltage way too high on your vaporizer device.
- Your coil in your vaporizer device has burnt out.
The good news is all of these problems are easily solvable with the right actionable steps, and we can diagnose the problem step by step, starting with airflow problems with your vaporizer device.
Airflow problems and solutions
It could be the case that your vaporizer device does not have proper airflow running through it. Most vape devices have options that will allow you to open the airways of the device for a smoother inhale. If the airflow is closed off, you get a stronger vapor hit then if it is opened up, which may be the reason for the harsh inhale.
Nicotine concentration problems and solutions
If the nicotine content in your ejuice is too high, this will likely result in a very harsh throat hit. Especially if you are new to nicotine, this may cause throat discomfort. On your e-juice bottle, the nicotine content will display. If the nicotine content is higher than 6mg (e.g. 12mg, 18mg, 24mg), consider buying an e-juice with a lower nicotine content, max at 6mg, from a certified e juice manufacturing company. This should help provide a smoother vape hit.
PG/VG ratio problems and solutions
If the PG/VG ratio in your e-juice is off, you may have a unnecessarily harsh inhale. If there is a lot higher PG concentration than VG in your juice, this may be the cause. This is because PG is what governs the flavor in your e-juice, and VG is more about vapor volume. Consider buying a juice with a higher VG concentration for a smoother hit.
Voltage problems and solutions
Most modern vaping devices allow you to set the temperature at which your coil heats up. Most coils list the wattage range that you should set your device on with that specific coil. If you set the wattage higher than what is recommended, this may be the reason for the harsh hit. Consider lowering the wattage to the recommended levels for a clearer and smoother inhale.
Vaporizer coil problems and solutions
If you have been vaping for a while without any problems, and all of a sudden the vapor is coming out with a harsh inhale, this may be due to problems with your coil burning out. Coils on your vape have a much smaller lifetime than your vaporizer device, and need be changed after some use. Changing your coil in this case to a fresh new one should provide a much smoother throat hit.
If all else fails, head over to your local vape shop and ask the attendant to do a diagnosis on your vape device and juice. The problem should be identified pretty quickly with a proper solution offered. Dynamic Creations, a leader in the vaping industry, recommends not to inhale vapor that you feel is too harsh on your throat. If you feel like the inhale is too harsh, then there is likely a problem that you need to solve before you continue vaping.