Vaping side effects
Side effects can be caused when any substance is intruduced to the human body and vaping is no different.
If a substance is ingested, inhaled or even just touched it may cause a side effect, or may not!
There is a lot of confusion and non-scientific information floating about online and offline at the moment and we hope to bring some clarity to this. However, it is very difficult to know wither the effects of vaping e liquid is really the result of stopping smoking.
When a person stops smoking there are side effects that can be confused with side effects from vaping, certain people are fast to blame vaping for every side effect, including those from stopping smoking. Stopping smoking causes the body to undergo a major clean-out process and readjustment
"Cold turkey" stopping smoking side effects
When quitting smoking, "cold turkey", without any sort of NRT (Nicotine Replacement Therapy) there are many reported side effects people have experienced such as:
- "Quit zits"
- Susceptibility to colds, the flu
- Bleeding gums,
- Various skin issues.
- An increase in coughing (a good sign usually)
- Dry throat
Reported side effects of vaping
These are some reported side effects of vaping e liquid in e-cigarettes, they tend to be temporary.
- Dry skin
- Dry mouth
- Rash/burning sensation on face
- Puffy/dry eyes
- Caffeine sensitivity
- Minor blood nose issues
Dry mouth side effect
This seems to be very common due to the nature of eliquids. This is usually easily rectified by increasing water intake; i.e. small sips of water often. This doesn't mean to say you'll necessarily be sipping water non-stop, just that your water consumption may increase.
Dry skin side effect
The dry skin issue can often be addressed with a hypo-allergenic moisturiser until such time that the body adjusts.
Minor blood noses
What appears to be a minority of people suffer minor blood noses. This could be due to the drying effect of eliquids. In all the reports I've seen, the issue rectifies itself. Something that may help is to not exhale ecigarette vapors through the nose; particularly during the initial weeks.
Allergy to e liquid
Other reactions may occur due to an allergy to any or all of the ingredients of eliquid - such as the propylene glycol or vegetable glycerine, flavourings or the nicotine itself. Adjusting levels of any component can sometimes bring relief.
As mentioned, some who have reported mild side effects have persisted with vaping and found the issues disappear after a short while without taking any sort of action. Others find they worsen; however it does appear rare for people to have to cease vaping altogether due to side effects.
The possibility of side effects and allergic reactions is why I recommend making the switch to ecigs under medical supervision if possible.