Switching from smoking to vaping is the right step to a healthier lifestyle. More so if you decide to go with a nicotine-free vape. Vaping without nicotine can help treat the nicotine dependence that you developed when you were a smoker. Switching to vapes saves you from all the health risks associated with nicotine and the hundreds of other harmful compounds found in cigarette smoke.
Even if vaping can help you quit smoking, too much vaping is also not good. Know your limits. Vape in moderation.
Vaping Side Effects and How to Deal with Them
This is one of the most common side effects of vaping because of the ingredients of e-juice. Propylene glycol (PG) and vegetable glycerin (VG) absorb moisture from your mouth when you vape. Vaping too much can cause dryness in your mouth. It’s not necessarily a bad thing. At its worst, it can cause mild discomfort. Stop vaping for some time if you experience mouth dryness and drink lots of fluids. You can also brush your teeth and tongue.
When you vape too much and ignore the dryness of your mouth, this could lead to a vaper’s tongue. It is a condition where you suddenly lose the ability to taste your vape. A dry mouth affects the production of saliva and without saliva, your sense of taste is hindered. Your taste buds work better when you produce enough saliva.
To fix vaper’s tongue, rehydrate and keep your tongue clean. Vaper’s tongue can last for a few hours or a few days. You can use an oral rehydration product to hydrate your mouth.
Increases in Heart Rate
The increase in heart rate is caused by too much nicotine in your system. This can be accompanied by dizziness or sleepiness. The solution? Get rid of the nicotine in your system. Switch to a nicotine-free vape.
Here is more reason to switch. According to one study at the University of Dandee, UK, researchers saw a “clear early benefit” to people who switched from smoking to vaping. The long-term benefits are even more promising.
“Long-term smokers who switched to vaping were halfway towards achieving the vascular health of a non-smoker within a month”.
Vaping can help you become healthier by helping you to quit smoking. However, do note that too much vaping also has its consequences. Ditch the cigarette and vape in moderation.