Why do I feel sick after vaping Nic Salts?

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It’s not an uncommon thing to feel a bit nauseous after having a few puffs on your vape, especially if you’re using Nicotine Salts. It can be quite worrying to feel like this if you’ve never experienced it, especially if you’re just starting out on your vaping journey. And you might be asking yourself the question of the title of this blog.

Well fear not, because that’s what this blog is for, to answer the burning question at hand and to ease your mind on things, or at least try to! Feeling a bit nauseous or queasy after you have a vape is quite normal, and a fairly common occurrence but you probably don’t want it to keep occurring and you want to know how to put a stop to it.

In this article, I’m going to explain why this feeling of nausea happens, as well as going over some of the other short term side effects you might experience when vaping. Let’s get into it!

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Why does Vaping make me feel sick?

When you have a few puffs on your vape, you might find that afterwards you’ll start to feel a bit sick or queasy, and the reason why and what causes this? Nicotine. But why does vaping Nicotine make you feel sick? I’ll explain below and it’s pretty simple and straight forward to be honest!

If you’re a new vaper that has recently transitioned from smoking to vaping, even though you are used to getting Nicotine in your system from cigarettes, how Nicotine is delivered via an E-Cigarette is completely different to what it is smoking a cigarette. For one, your cigarettes are not electronically powered like your vape is, and when you inhale a cigarette, it’s pretty similar every time and doesn’t give a huge nicotine hit like what an E-Cigarette can give.

Also, if you haven’t smoked for a while, or even if you’re picking your vape back up after a while, you’re likely going to have a low tolerance for Nicotine and your body would have gotten used to not having it. So it’s a bit of a shock to the system when you start taking it on board again. And this is where the nausea can make an appearance.

Your tolerance for nicotine will soon regulate back to what it used to be, and in turn the side effects will start to dull down. As stated, they are short term and don’t tend to linger round for long.

I’m an experienced vaper but I still feel sick after vaping, why?

Even the most experienced vapers can still get the sickness feeling when they vape, I’ve been vaping for a long time and I still experience it from time to time.

The most common factor that I can put this down to is changing Nicotine strengths, or what vape juice I’m using. I remember when I first transitioned from using standard Freebase nicotine vape juice to Nic Salt vape juice, the nicotine hit was very different, due to the different Nicotine, and it certainly did make me feel a bit sick. But this soon went away.

This can also happen if you move from using a low strength Nicotine content vape juice and then shoot up to 20mg Nicotine salts, it will be a shock to your body as you’re not used to taking that much Nicotine in at once. It’s always best to take it slow and start on 10mg for example, and then move up to 20mg strength once you’re used to using a higher nicotine strength.

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Other reasons why Vaping could make you feel sick

The nicotine content of your vape juice is probably the primary reason why it could bring on the temporary nausea feeling I’ve spoken about above, but there are also a few other factors that could play a part in it.

Excessive Vaping

If you find you’re constantly using your vape, and you have nicotine in your vape juice, then this will definitely cause some side effects to occur. You wouldn’t chain smoke one cigarette after the other so avoid chain vaping if you don’t want to get Nic-Sick!

Your wattage on your device is too high

A lot of people don’t realise that this could play a part, but it actually does play a large part in causing you to feel a bit sick from vaping. To put it simply, the higher the wattage, the more power that’s going to deliver your nicotine, and if it’s quite high, you’re going to get a serious blast of nicotine which might be overwhelming.