A dry mouth feeling when using electronic cigarettes
If you experience a dry mouth feeling in vaping your electronic cigarette don’t worry too much about it, it’s a well known thing among vapers, especially beginners. Propylene Glycol (PG) and Vegetal Glycerin (VG), two of the main ingredients of e-liquids for electronic cigarettes, are both humectants. This could stem from the fact that the capture of water molecules to create steam is taking place in the mouth, thus making a little drier what one would call mucous membranes.
Drink water when using the e-cigarettes as this solves the problem immediately. In 99% of the cases I’ve heard, the problem was solved by proper hydration. So remember to drink well while vaping, and you’ll notice that this feeling will slowly decrease when vaping.
Also, remember that stopping smoking can cause many symptoms: chest pain, muscle cramps, headaches, depression, nausea, shortness of breath, anxiety, weight gain, cold withdrawal as your body is trying to remove years of tar. In other words…things are happening.
Important to keep in mind that it is also possible that some people develop allergies to propylene glycol or vegetable glycerine and other ingredients contained in e-liquid (also called e-juices). If in doubt, please consult your doctor and show him the equipment you use and the packaging showing the composition of your e-cig. I recommend that you buy e-liquids which are made in Europe or USA, I personnaly avoid Chinese e-liquids.
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