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Why Vaping Causes Sore Throat - Effects & Care Tips

April 13, 2023

If your throat is feeling sore after using your vape device, you're not alone. Many people who quit smoking cigarettes for health reasons turn to vaping and tend to experience sore throat from time to time. This can be caused by anything from the nicotine strength of your vape juice to general dehydration.

If you want to continue vaping without throat discomfort, read on for some handy information so you're aware of how using a vape can cause sore throat, its potential effects, and some preventative care tips so you can enjoy your vaping experience to the fullest once more.

Why do I have a sore throat after using my vape? Is my vape causing it?

A sore throat can be attributed to a number of external factors, but it is important to understand how using a vape device could result in throat irritation. Here are some of the potential causes of vape-related sore throats:

Chemicals in e-liquid

E-liquids and vape juice usually contain chemical irritants like propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin. Inhaling these chemicals can aggravate the throat and cause soreness. Some e-liquids and juices may have higher levels of these chemicals than others, which will make it more likely to end up with a sore throat. Although these chemicals are food additives and safe to consume, they still have negative effects on some vape users.

Strong nicotine or nicotine withdrawal

Both high and low levels of nicotine in e-liquids can affect vapers in different ways. Some vape users who develop sore throat may be using e-liquids with a very high nicotine content that irritates and dries out the throat. On the other hand, vapers who are quitting smoking regular cigarettes may experience nicotine withdrawal if they are using vape juice with a lower nicotine concentration, resulting in a sore throat which is a very common side effect of withdrawal.

High power settings

Vaping at a high power setting or wattage could lead to throat irritation due to the e-liquid vaporizing too quickly, resulting in a very hot vapor that inflames the throat when inhaled. It could also cause more vapor to enter the throat at once, especially if you are taking very deep hits.

Dehydration and dry throat

If you vape regularly, it is common to experience dehydration, dry throat, or dry mouth, as you may forget to drink as much water if you are always using your vape. This could lead to discomfort and sore throat.

What are the effects of vaping on my throat?

Most of the time, the effects of vaping on the throat are only temporary and can be overcome by practicing different vaping habits. If you are an avid vaper, you should be aware of the following possible effects that vaping can have on your throat and overall health:

Throat inflammation, soreness, and dryness

This is the most common effect of vaping on the throat, generally caused by e-liquid chemicals, high nicotine levels, high power settings, or dehydration. The level of discomfort can vary, from a mildly uncomfortable, scratchy feeling in the throat, to a more inflamed feeling which makes it painful to speak or swallow.


Vaping can also cause many users to cough, especially if you are taking frequent long, deep hits. Persistent coughing or ‘vaper’s cough’ is also common amongst those who vape very regularly due to throat irritation from too much vapor or nicotine.

Throat infections

Prolonged use of vaping devices could make one more susceptible to infections such as laryngitis, bronchitis, and tonsilitis - all of which are very uncomfortable and should be treated with proper medication.

Serious health problems

Not unlike tobacco smoking, vaping an e-cigarette can potentially lead to a number of health problems such as asthma, lung disease, and heart disease which could impact your quality of life. If you are concerned about your vaping habits or how they might affect you in the long term, you should consult your healthcare provider or doctor.

How can I prevent getting a sore throat from vaping?

If you take proper care of your throat and your vape device, you can greatly reduce the chances of getting a sore throat and prevent any discomfort that comes along with it. Some of the ways you can do this are:

Stay hydrated

Drink plenty of water to keep your throat moist to keep it from drying out and feeling scratchy.

Lower the power settings

Stop smoking vapes that only have high power settings and instead find a vape with adjustable power settings so you can have a less harsh vaping experience.

Use e-liquids with less nicotine

Consider lowering the nicotine level of your vape juice to combat throat irritation and inflammation.

Clean and maintain your vape device

Make sure to regularly clean your vape pen, wiping it down and unclogging any debris which may be stuck inside the mouthpiece. You should also avoid sharing your device with others which may spread germs and increase the chances of developing sore throat symptoms.

Take breaks between vape uses

If you are prone to chain-smoking your vape, try taking breaks throughout the day to reduce the risk of sore throat.

At RELX, we want to provide the optimal vaping experience for you

No need to worry about sore throats or any other problems when it comes to vaping. With our RELX vape devices, we promise a safe, stress-free vaping experience with every puff that will satisfy all your vaping needs. Check out our collection of high-quality vape pens now!

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