When it comes to smoking, everyone now knows that it is bad for you. One of the newer alternatives to smoking comes in the form of electronic cigarettes. Most scientists believe that the e-cigarette is a good alternative for smokers who cannot or do not want to quit nicotine. However, while electronic cigarettes are a good alternative, they are not the perfect solution.
If you are currently a smoker and are wanting to make a switch, it is important to note that there could be some side effects involved. Fortunately, the side effects have been well studied and most are very mild and do not last long. It does help to know the side effects that may be caused by electronic cigarettes and what can be done about them.
Most Common Side Effects of Vaping
There are several common side effects that a person may experience from vaping. Here are a few of them that you may expect when you make the switch.
When a person uses an electronic cigarette for the first time, it is likely that they will experience a cough. In most studies, coughing is reported as a minor side effect. About twenty to thirty percent of new users will cough when they first start using one of these devices. It has consistently been found that the issue cleared up within a few weeks for most people.
Dry Nose, Dry Throat, Sore Throat, Dehydration
All of the above symptoms are likely caused by propylene glycol. They may also be caused by nicotine. Propylene glycol draws moisture from the environment. This includes from your throat and your mouth. If you are sensitive to propylene glycol, vaping may be extremely unpleasant.
Nicotine may also cause these symptoms. However, since most vapers were smokers before they start vaping, it is typically not the cause.
Another common side effect of vaping is headaches. For most people, headaches are a common symptom for many vapers at the beginning, but most people report that they are less common after they have done it for awhile. Often times, the headaches are caused by dehydration. This is caused by the moisture collecting properties of PG. Make sure that you drink plenty of water when you vape as this can help you avoid headaches.
Nausea and Dizziness
There are some people who have reported that after vaping they become dizzy and perhaps even nauseous. This is most common among those who have just started vaping. Most people report that they have felt dizzy or nauseous during the first month, but then this symptom subsides.
Positive Side Effects of Electronic Cigarettes
There are some positive side effects of electronic cigarettes as well. Many people report an improved lung capacity. Those who suffer from respiratory symptoms have reported improvements in those diseases as well. Overall, people who use electronic cigarettes report that there overall physical health is improved as well as their sense of smell, sexual performance, endurance, and ability to breathe when compared to when they were smoking regular cigarettes.
If you are currently a smoker and are looking to switch to smoking an electronic cigarette, there is a chance that you are going to experience a few side effects. It has been found that most of the negative side effects that a person experiences when they switch to an electronic cigarette the side effects typically do not last very long. The scientists that have conducted research into electronic cigarettes have found that switching from smoking to using an electronic cigarette, will likely experience positive benefits.