A dry mouth feeling when using electronic cigarettes

Aug 1, 2012 by

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.

 

Photo credit: Oliver Degabriele

  • New Vaper

    I bought an e-cig yesterday, in order to cut completely on my smoking.

    I barely can call myself an addict, as I made a huge effort to cut down on my smoking, and a pack now lasts me a week. I bought the e-cig to cut on that pack too.

    I used to smoke 9mg cigs (M:L, so I don’t mention brands) and I bought the 10mg e-Liquid.

    The dryness was expected, so does not bother me much. What is bothering me, is the crushing heaviness in my chest as soon as I switched to vaping.

    I had a little reading around. Some blame it on your body’s reaction to cutting smoking (but I did stop for 2-3 weeks at a time before, and never had this), while some blame it on the PG-VG mixture. Some people are overly sensitive to PG, while some are to VG. Some even experience it depending on the flavour added.

    Any particular mixes you are using?

  • Harry

    Hi, I personally use a 20% VG / 80% PG mix. At the beginning I was using pure PG e-juices, then I switched to pure VG and found it was too fat, too thick if you see what I mean. This 20/80 or 30/80 ratio is perfect for me. I remember also feeling a bit dizzy for the first few weeks as I was vaping too much. Don’t forget the nicotine is really going through your blood with vaping and it’s very easy to vape too much. Low nicotine e-juices are the best to start I would say, then having stronger ones for difficult moments (parties, alcool, after meals, etc.)

    Hope it helps

  • e_cigarette_malta

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    New Vaper said :

    I bought an e-cig yesterday, in order to cut completely on my smoking.I barely can call myself an addict, as I made a huge effort to cut down on my smoking, and a pack now lasts me a week. I bought the e-cig to cut on that pack too.I used to smoke 9mg cigs (M:L, so I don’t mention brands) and I bought the 10mg e-Liquid.The dryness was expected, so does not bother me much. What is bothering me, is the crushing heaviness in my chest as soon as I switched to vaping.I had a little reading around. Some blame it on your body’s reaction to cutting smoking (but I did stop for 2-3 weeks at a time before, and never had this), while some blame it on the PG-VG mixture. Some people are overly sensitive to PG, while some are to VG. Some even experience it depending on the flavour added.Any particular mixes you are using?—-

    • e_cigarette_malta

      Hi, I personally use a 20% VG / 80% PG mix. At the beginning I was using pure PG e-juices, then I switched to pure VG and found it was too fat, too thick if you see what I mean. This 20/80 or 30/80 ratio is perfect for me. I remember also feeling a bit dizzy for the first few weeks as I was vaping too much. Don’t forget the nicotine is really going through your blood with vaping and it’s very easy to vape too much. Low nicotine e-juices are the best to start I would say, then having stronger ones for difficult moments (parties, alcool, after meals, etc.)
      Hope it helps

      • New Vaper

        I just ordered some proper e-liquid from a trusted UK manufacturer.

        I suspect that the one I was given with my e-cig was cheap china stuff. I’ll await delivery and see if it makes a difference.

        I don’t think it’s the nicotine to be honest. I never had this feeling, even when I smoked a lot more than usual normal cigs.

        The heaviness with the e-cig starts with just a couple of vape puffs, so I’d barely have had enough nicotine to cover 1 standard cig.

        I’m hoping it’s the juice quality.

        • e_cigarette_malta

          You’re right to avoid Chinese stuff, for the ecig components it’s one thing but for e-juices it’s another. Regarding your chest feeling, it can still happen to me if I vape too much during the day, and I had this feeling more than once at the beginning. Regarding the nicotine what I know is that someone who never vaped tries for the first time a high nicotine e-juice he starts coughing (and I’m talking about big smokers), but if the juice is low in nicotine, it’s not the same story at all.

          • New Vaper

            I’ll let you know with the results when I get the new juice.

            It’s shipped already. This site is pretty darn good.

    • e_cigarette_malta

      another thing I forgot to mention about the chest feeling you’re experiencing : the nicotine level that gives this throat hit can also give the sensation of heavy chest. Have you tried to lower the nicotine in your e-juice ?

  • http://www.optimacigs.com/cartridges.html Ambrose Dennis

    My mouth doesn’t feel dry and i have been using electronic cigarettes for past six months, may be it depends on the flavor.

  • http://internationalvaporgroup.com/wholesale.aspx Mason Connor

    It happens with me specially in winter season, i get this dry mouth feeling after puffing electronic cigarette.