How to deal with some e-cigarette problems

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Electronic cigarettes are part of the hottest trend to ever hit the market in the last few years and since they were first introduced back in 2006, they gained millions of fans and daily users worldwide. However, with countless devices sold all across the globe, you might not be the only one facing some problems with your e-cig eventually. We are going to take a look at some of the most common e-cigarette related issues and give you some advice on how to deal with them.

Not getting enough throat hit or is the throat hit to harsh?

ecig problems That’s a common problem for users just making the switch from regular tobaccos. E-cigs deliver nicotine rather differently than cigarettes, and levels vary depending on the type of device and on the e-liquid concentration. If the throat hit is too weak then try switching to one with a higher nicotine concentration. If this not helps then perhaps you need a stronger vaping device like an eGo, an AVP or mechanical mod paired with a low resistance atomizer. If the throat hit is too strong for you and even irritating, then you should switch to a lower nicotine concentration and take longer breaks between puffs.

Not getting enough vapor?

Vapor production depends mostly on the power that your e-cigarette delivers and the amount of Vegetable Glycerin (VG) in your e-liquid. When we mean power, we’re not referring to mAh but rather to the voltage of you ecig and the resistance of the atomizer. Powerful devices like variable voltage / variable wattage AVPs or Mods paired with a Rebuildable dripping atomizer (RDA) will get you ‘cloud chasing’ but if you’re only craving for a bit more vapor then you should go for an e-liquid with a higher VG concentration.

Getting a burnt taste?

Many clearomizers should be left for a couple of minutes after refilling to allow the e-juice to soak into the wick and atomizer. If you have not done this, you will probably get a horrible burnt taste in your mouth. If you don’t like to wait, try dripping a small amount of the e-liquid directly into the atomizer but be careful not to flood it. Also, atomizer don’t last forever and after a few months of intense usage it’s probably time to change it for a new one if the problem persists. Always make sure you’re not running low on ejuice, as most clearomizers or tanks have an indicator.

Getting a sore throat?

If you feel your throat mildly irritated after puffing on your e-cig for a while then don’t worry, it’s a common problem and it’s related to the propylene glycol in your e-liquid. About 90 percent of people find that a drink of water is enough to cure it, but a very few amount of people may need to switch to a vegetable glycerin (VG) based ejuice.


Posted by Dave Allan

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Former pack-a-day smoker, I discovered electronic cigarettes back in 2011. Since then vaping has slowly turned into my hobby and my full time job. I’ve tested hundreds of e-cigarettes and mods across the years and constantly used my knowledge and experience to help others make the switch. I’m passionate about technology, I enjoy reading and I love big flavorful clouds.


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