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Why Do I Have a Sore Throat? Is it My E-Cig?

sore-throatThe electronic cigarette experience and the throat hit is a very common discussion with vaping, however sometimes e-smokers run into the occasional issue. One of the most common being sore throats.

Sore throats and smoking are quite common. For many users, when switching over to electronic cigarettes, a sore throat is sometimes experienced, and at first thought, one may wonder if it is the e-cigarette causing it. However, this is one of the telltale signs of withdrawal from traditional cigarettes. It often seems like a reaction to the e-cigarette, in actuality it is more likely a reaction to no longer smoking cigarettes.

However, this isn’t to say that your electronic cigarette may never cause a sore throat! Sometimes the problem can lie within the  common differences between PG and VG e-liquid. When using electronic cigarette cartridges and liquids that are PG- (propylene glycol) based, the result can be an overly dry mouth and throat, leading to a sore feeling. If you are using this type of product, and have just stopped smoking traditional cigarettes, the effect of both of these combined can be quite uncomfortable!

If using electronic cigarette has caused you to experience a sore throat under these circumstances, there are a few things you can do to remedy it.

First of all, if you suspect the culprit is the PG in your liquid, do yourself a favor and switch to a VG (vegetable glycerin) based product. As a natural, plant-derived substance, it is much more gentle on the system, and adverse reactions are not at all common, which is not the case with PG.

Check you nicotine level, it may be too high. Some smokers automatically go for the highest nicotine level available, and sometimes it’s more than your body can handle. If you are using a very strong cartridge, such as 24mg or 18mg, go down a level and see how it feels.

Drinking a generous amount of water can help sooth your throat, as can consuming beverages that have moisturizing properties to them, such as tea made with honey and lemon.

Above all, if your sore throat is truly due to no longer smoking cigarettes, keep in mind that this reaction should pass. If you are new to vaping, remember that there is a learning curve involved with really getting the hang of these products. Learn as much as you can, and find out what works for you. In a short amount of time, you (as well as your system) will be used to electronic cigarettes!

Why Prefilled Cartridges are Better than Using Liquids

250-250-eversmoke-cartomizers-refills-flavored-cartsWith so many different types of electronic cigarettes available, you may be stumped when deciding which method suits you best. Is it better to go with 2-piece style e-cigs that use disposable cartridges, or opt for the types you fill yourself?

Cartridges are the better option for several reasons, and while liquids promise you more control over the whole process, they come with many more inconveniences and limitations.

When using e-liquids to fill your own e-cigarette, you have to be really careful. These liquids are not meant to come into contact with skin, and can be dangerous. You have to be precise, and follow the manufacturer’s directions to their every word. They are not things the average e-smoker should be experimenting with, so it’s really important to know what you’re doing. Filling liquids yourself is far from convenient; imagine having to do it in a rush. Or how about when you’re out of the house and someplace without a steady surface to ensure you can get an accurate pour in? Plus, there are so many different companies selling them all over the internet; how do you know who is legit? And how can you be sure of the quality of the liquid? When it comes to what you put into your body, always do your research and do not take unnecessary chances!

You can avoid all of that sketchiness by choosing a top, reputable brand known to have very high standards (aka EverSmoke). While e-liquid companies may try marketing you away from products such as ours, citing a lack of control, we have in place many standards and regulations to ensure the quality is 100% there.

Cartridges are much more convenient for several reasons, mostly for how easy they are to use. Each one lasts between 1.5-2 cigarette packs, making them go much longer than the standard pack of 20. They are easy to use; all you have to do is screw them on and off the battery, and you will know when a cartridge is finished because it will cease to produce more vapor.

Another great reason to use EverSmoke cartridges is that they are made with only USA-made e-liquids. This makes them exceptionally fresh, intensely flavored, and very potent. USA quality means they do not come from overseas, and they don’t spend long amounts of time in transit and shipping; making them fresher by the time they reach the customer. They also offer an incredible vapor throat hitwith every use!

Messing with liquid is far from enjoyable; it takes a lot of ease out of vaping. Don’t be fooled by promises of control and convenience; opt for high quality cartridges like those from EverSmoke!

Electronic Cigarette Terms and Slang and What They Mean!

Any trend that’s been around for a while is going to have its set of slang and terminology. E-cigs have been around long enough now that they’ve got a great following that builds all the time, and enough communication between users that there is a specific, almost hipster-like code for the art of using electronic cigarettes. Here is a fun little guide to help you figure out what e-smokers are talking about, should you not be aware of what certain things mean!

Analog Cigarette: A term for a traditional cig; it’s analog because it contains no digital parts.

Alternative Cigarette: An e-cigarette.

Atomizer: The device usually set into the cartridge that is responsible for vaporizing the liquid nicotine.

E-Cigs: Short for electronic cigarettes.

E-Cigarette: Term for electronic cigarette.

E-Smoke: To actually use an electronic cigarette, or another term for e-cigarette.

Cartridge: The unit on a 2-piece e-cig that contains the nicotine solution as well as the atomizer. They are disposable and flavored.

Cart: Short for cartridge.

Cartomizer: Another term for cartridge; precisely the right word to use when talking about your cartridge that contains an atomizer.

Digital Cigarette: Another term for e-cigarette; they definitely aren’t analogs!

Draw: the act of puffing and inhaling on an e-cig.

E-Liquid: The nicotine solution in your cartridge. Some types of e-cigs are made to be refilled with it.

E-Juice: Another term for nicotine solution.

Flavor Cartridge: The e-cig cartridge. It contains the nicotine and is most often flavored.

Hit: the vapor that comes out as a result of the smoker puffing on the e-cig.

Leaking: A negative occurrence that happens when the cartridge leaks nicotine liquid.

Lithium Ion Batteries: The preferred, highest performing batteries for electronic cigarettes.

Nicotine Level: The designated amount of nicotine in a cartridge.

PCC: Personal Charging Case; an amazing accessory that charges your batteries without an outlet, wherever you are. It also holds your batteries and cartridges.

PG: Also known as Propylene Glycol. An undesirable substance with a questionable history, that is known to cause negative reactions in some e-smokers. (Opt for VG instead)

Puff: The inhale, or drag on the e-cig.

Throat Hit: The feeling of the vapor when the e-cigarette is smoked. It is best felt in the throat, and most users like it to feel like an actual cigarette.

Vape: The act of smoking an e-cigarette.

Vapor: The smoke-like water vapor that comes out of e-cigarettes during use.

Vaping: The term used when smoking an e-cig.

VG: Vegetable glycerin: An all-natural, nontoxic substance derived from plant oils used as a base for nicotine solution.