Many new vapers want to give up vaping after their first experience leads to coughing. It’s important to know that ALL vapers have coughed from an e-cig at one point or another and that it’s not something that’s unusual. There are a few things you can do to ensure that your next vaping attempt goes smoothly.
Firstly, make sure you have the right equipment. Buying some cheap e juice and a decent e-cig is the first step you need to take. Once you’ve got your equipment ready, start experimenting with different inhalation styles. Many prefer to draw the vapor into their lungs while other prefer shallow hits. Find what works for you.
If you used to smoke cigarettes, this next reason probably isn’t why you’re coughing. Cheap e juice with high levels of nicotine are known for giving stronger hits. Many experienced vapers seek this, but for a newcomer it can be too much. Avoid juice with a high level of nicotine until you’re more familiar with vaping. Remember that smoking an e-cig with nicotine is still considered to be healthier than smoking actual cigarettes, since the smoke isn’t as saturated with chemicals.
Not being properly hydrated can cause even the most expert vapers to cough. Drink enough water before taking a hit and it will go down smoothly. Smoking e-cigs does dry out your mouth and throat, so make sure you drink water to compensate for this.
Sometimes, adding a drop of menthol to your regular juice can make it easier to handle. Try this technique to see if it works for you. Smoking pure menthol will have the opposite effect and make the hits even stronger, so avoid smoking menthol juice early on until you get used to it.