To Vape or Not to Vape When You're Under the Weather

To Vape or Not to Vape When You're Under the Weather

You know, that cough might just be your lungs getting over the cigarettes.

17 April 2024 | Hannah Rubery

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Ever found yourself sniffling and thought—'Should I give my E-cig a break while I battle this cold?'. Whether you're new to the vape scene or a seasoned E-liquid pro, this is one tricky question.

Vaping's become a big deal for those looking for a smoke-free life, with loads of perks. But, just like with old-school smoking, sometimes your beloved vapour might not be the best pal for your health when you're feeling under the weather, even though it is less harmful.

To Inhale or Not to Inhale?

Hey vape enthusiasts, heads up—feeling under the weather? It might be time to give your vape a little vacation. Here’s the lowdown:

A Little Love for Your Lungs

When you’re battling a cold or flu, your respiratory system is basically waving a red flag. Swelling, mucus, and all that not-so-fun stuff means your lungs could really use a breather. Vaping, with all its flavourful clouds, might just tickle those already ticked-off airways the wrong way, dragging out your sick days or stirring up more trouble. So, maybe let's give our lungs a little love and our vapes a little break when we're feeling icky, shall we?

Navigating Around Illness: Vape Tips for Healthier Puffs

Let's chat about understanding the health side of vaping, especially when you're feeling a bit under the weather. We're not here to freak you out—just to share some knowledge. If you're in tip-top shape, there's hardly anything as refreshing as a cool, minty vape pod. But if you want to keep it that way and dodge any unnecessary issues, check out these tips:

Mixing the Perfect PG/VG Blend

Meet Propylene Glycol (PG) and Vegetable Glycerine (VG)—the unsung heroes of your E-liquids. They're all about boosting flavour, carrying nicotine, and making those satisfying clouds of vapour. But, if you're feeling sick, these buddies can sometimes be a tad harsh on your throat.

And, just a heads-up, some folks might not get along well with Propylene Glycol. If that's you, VG-based E-liquids might not be your jam. In rare cases, some people can be sensitive to PG which may unfortunately mean vaping won't be for you!

Your Mouthpiece is Yours Alone

Sharing might be caring, but not when it comes to your vape mouthpiece. The flu and common cold germs just love warm, cozy places like your vape. So, to keep from sharing more than a good time, let's agree: what's yours is yours.

Clean Vape, Happy Life

Keeping your device clean isn't just about good vibes; it's about health. A regular clean-up session helps keep those pesky bacteria and unwanted substances out, making sure your vaping experience is as pure as it gets. Plus, it just makes everything taste better.

Transitioning to Vaping: Expectations for New Vapers

Switching from old-school smoking to vaping is a pretty big deal, and there's a bit of a learning curve as your body gets used to the new vibes. Ever heard of the "vaper's cough"? Yep, it's a thing, but don't freak out if you start sounding like a barking dog. It will pass!

So, you ditched the cigarettes (high five!) and now your lungs are on a cleaning spree, getting rid of all that yucky mucus and leftovers from smoking. That might make you cough a bit, but think of it as your chest doing some spring cleaning. A bit uncomfortable, sure, but it's all part of the journey to breathing easier.

If your cough turns into a lingering guest that won't leave, it might be time to chat with a doctor. Just to make sure everything's on the up and up.

Inhaled too Fast? A Conclusion for Clarity

So, you're on the road to 'quitter town', huh? Vaping's been a game-changer for many, acting as that friend with a car when you're trying to ditch the whole nicotine scene. It's the less harmful method to traditional smoking, helping loads of folks cut ties with nicotine for good.

But, if you're feeling under the weather, maybe it's time to give your vape a little nap – at least until you're back to feeling awesome. Remember, even though vaping is the less troublesome cousin in the smoking family, it's not for everyone, especially if you've never smoked.