Who can be allergic to e-liquid and how can you be better informed before beginning to vape?
I wish that everyone would get better acquainted with the whereabouts of vaping especially if they are new to it and/or trying it for the first time.
Nowadays, even your GP can refer you to trained experts that could guide you on how to chose your e-liquid VG/PG ratio and nicotine strength according to your reason for picking up vaping. There is also plenty of information on the NHS site and online. Basically, any online shop or store selling vape juice are able to provide you with basic information on how to choose the correct nicotine strength and VG/PG ratio.
Is it possible to be allergic to e-liquid? The answer is yes! There is a possibility that you can be intolerant or develop an allergy to PG and/or get intoxicated by the use of excessive amounts of nicotine.
What is PG intolerance and how can it affect me?
Propylene Glycol intolerance can be as common and as natural, as any other allergic reaction.
Those suffering from PG intolerance can experience ulcerations of the oral cavity and extremely dry throat. If you know you suffer from Propylene Glycol intolerance or you ever experienced the above mentioned conditions, it is advised to use an e-liquid with the highest possible VG ratio.
PG intolerance can be mild or severe depending from individual to individual. If you consider that you are experiencing severe symptoms, stop using e-liquid and contact your GP immediately.
What can happen if I vape the wrong nicotine strength?
There are some major factors to consider when choosing nicotine strength especially for a new vaper.
If I was going to categorise some suggestions, I would say that someone smoking socially and up to 10 cigarettes a day or less should consider using nicotine strengths under 6mg/ml. Those smoking a pack or more per day, should consider using between 12mg/ml. And finally, for the very heavy smoker that used to smoke up to 2 packs a day, should consider nicotine strength above 18mg/ml. All this suggestion are for somebody that just starts vaping, ideally will be to gradually reduce the nicotine strength until you don’t use it anymore.You should keep in mind that the best nicotine strength is the one that keeps you away from smoking regular cigarettes.
However, some people are under the impression that they will need very high amount of nicotine strength to satisfy their need for nicotine and the craving for smoking regular cigarettes. Most of them disregard the suggestions of those selling them the e-liquids and choose to ignore the warnings about nicotine poisoning or intoxication.
How you should treat this information
The information above should be treated simply as a suggestion and if you ever find yourself feeling dizzy or light headed, nauseous, tired and fatigued, coughing uncontrollably, experiencing dry mouth, sore throat, mouth ulcers, losing or gaining weight for no other apparent reason, shortness of breath, then you should stop using any vaping products such as e-liquid and nicotine and consider seeking immediate medical attention.
A while ago an old friend of mine was confessing to me about his vaping experience. He was telling me that when he tried nicotine salts it affect him because the nic salts e-liquid will deliver faster the nicotine in the blood stream.
He was telling me that he picked up vaping because he was smoking for over 20 years and really wanted to quit.