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What are the side effects to vaping?


This is the kingpin of common side-effects from vaping. If you’ve recently quit smoking, your body is adjusting to a huge change. Chemical levels in your body are off-balance and you could even suffer from sleep disruption along with your headache. The good news is that once you get passed this wall after a few days, you’re in the clear and shouldn’t suffer again. Also ensure you drink plenty of water to prevent any dehydration related headaches.

For new vapers, it can take a little while to find the right strength to suit your needs. If you get a painful headache after vaping, sit the vape pen down for a while and take on plenty of fluids. When you’re back to normal, experiment with a weaker e-liquid, or maybe just vape a little more cautiously.

Sore and Dry Throat/Nose

Usually related to the PG dosage, which absorbs moisture from your mouth and leads to a sore and dry throat. It takes a while to acclimatise to taking in the vapour, so just keep well hydrated when you start out - or when you switch to higher PG - and if your symptoms worsen or become unbearable, visit a health professional immediately.

Muscle Aches

What can happen is a buildup of lactic acid in the muscles, just like after exercise. Stay hydrated and everything will take care of itself.

Spots or Acne

As your body purges toxins accumulated back in your smoking days, it uses your face as a popular tunnel to the surface. Again, there’s nothing to do but wait and mourn your decision to ever smoke cigarettes!

Coughing Up Tar

Your lungs are mercifully being given the chance to rid itself of that tar you’ve built up as a smoker. Embrace the coughing - it’s cleansing you from the inside. It will pass, and you’ll be better for it.


They are, to be frank, not very well understood. If you’re getting the hiccups repeatedly, it could mean you’re taking on too much nicotine. Be sure not to swallow any of the e-liquid directly; if your vape pen is leaking, stop drinking the fluid, replace it straight away and start vaping again!

Bleeding Gums

This is something you shouldn’t have to worry about. Bleeding usually occurs in people who have quit smoking; your heat-toughened gums soften when you quit and therefore can bleed a little during brushing. This is perfectly normal and even happens to non-smokers. If symptoms persist for more than a week or so, visit your dentist or doctor.