Vaping THC oil is a popular method of consuming marijuana, but it can sometimes cause coughing. This is because inhaling vapor is different from inhaling smoke and can irritate the throat and lungs.
In this blog, we will explore the reasons why coughing occurs when vaping THC oil and what can be done to prevent it.
Why am I coughing while vaping?
Coughing when vaping THC oil can occur for a variety of reasons, including irritation of the throat and lungs, high concentrations of THC, inhaling too quickly, dehydration, and poor quality THC oil.
- Irritation of the Throat and Lungs
The most common reason for coughing when vaping THC oil is irritation of the throat and lungs. When the air you inhale is different from the air you normally breathe, your lungs and throat can become irritated, and the tubes between your throat and lungs open to try and expel the irritants.
The heat from the vapor can cause a burning sensation in the throat, which can trigger a coughing reflex. Additionally, the vapor can contain irritants that can cause inflammation in the respiratory system.
- High Concentration of THC
High concentrations of THC in the oil can also cause coughing. When you inhale a large amount of THC, it can irritate the throat and lungs, leading to coughing.
- Inhaling Too Quickly
Another common cause of coughing when vaping THC oil is inhaling too quickly. This can cause the vapor to enter the lungs too fast, triggering a coughing reflex.
Dehydration can also cause coughing when vaping THC oil. THC is known to cause dry mouth, which can lead to dehydration. When you inhale the vapor, it can exacerbate the symptoms of dehydration, causing coughing.
- Poor Quality THC Oil
Lastly, poor-quality THC oil can also cause coughing. If the oil contains impurities or contaminants, it can irritate the throat and lungs, leading to coughing.
Is coughing while vaping a bad thing?
Coughing while vaping isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Coughing is a natural body reaction to keep harmful or irritating substances from entering the lungs.
How to prevent coughing from vaping?
To prevent coughing, start with a low concentration of THC, inhale slowly, stay hydrated, use high-quality THC oil, and select a suitable vape pen.
- Start with a low concentration of THC: Start with a lower concentration of THC and gradually increase it over time to reduce the likelihood of coughing.
- Inhale slowly: Inhale the vapor slowly to reduce the risk of coughing. This will allow the vapor to enter your lungs gradually, reducing the likelihood of a coughing reflex.
- Stay hydrated: Drink plenty of water to keep your body hydrated and reduce the risk of coughing.
- Use high-quality THC oil: Use high-quality THC oil to reduce the risk of coughing. Look for oils that are free of impurities and contaminants.
- Use a vaporizer: Consider using a vaporizer specifically designed for vaping THC oil. These vaporizers are often equipped with temperature control features that allow you to control the temperature of the vapor, reducing the risk of coughing.
- Change the vape pen’s wattage: If you’re using a vape pen with adjustable wattage, try lowering the wattage. This will reduce the heat of the vapor and reduce the risk of coughing.
- Warm up your vape pen: Before using your device, take a few puffs without inhaling to warm it up. This will help reduce the heat of the vapor and reduce the risk of coughing.
- Use a mouthpiece: Consider using a mouthpiece specifically designed for vaping THC oil. Mouthpieces can help cool the vapor, reducing the risk of coughing.
- Avoid harsh flavors: Avoid using THC oils with harsh flavors, as they can irritate the throat and cause coughing. Instead, opt for milder flavors that are less likely to cause coughing.
In addition to these tips, it’s important to remember that coughing when vaping THC oil can be a sign of a more serious underlying condition. If you experience persistent coughing or other symptoms such as shortness of breath or wheezing, it’s important to seek medical attention.