Knowledge, Guides, and News


Is Your Vape Harsh?
March 20th, 2018 2:00PM

If you’re experiencing an annoying cough whenever you take a pull off of your vape, there’s actually a number of reasons why this happens. Today we’re going to be talking about some tips and tricks to make your vaping experience much better.


First up we’re going to be talking about PG and VG ratio. PG being Propylene Glycol, and VG is Vegetable Glycerin. These are the 2 main ingredients in e-liquid and you can various e-liquids in different PG and VG ratios. We did dive a little deeper into this topic in a previous video. But essentially VG is what carries the vapour in e-juice while pg carries the flavour. 


With that being said, The higher the PG content; the harsher the throat hit is going to be. This is usually why we see most e-juices hit the market with a higher VG ratio. Studies have also shown about 10% of people are allergic to Propylene Glycol. If you are allergic to Propylene Glycol, that would definitely cause some harshness whenever you do take a vape. 


I would say the first step would be double checking the e-juice you are vaping right now, and seeing what the PG and VG ratio is. If it’s like a 50VG/50PG or a 60VG/40PG, try getting a new juice with a higher VG content, and see if that helps.


If your PG and VG content seem to check out, the next step to check is nicotine. The nicotine content is, in my personal opinion the main culprit when it does come to harshness. How nicotine affects your e-juice s the higher the nicotine count; the higher the throat hit. You’ll definitely notice a difference in throat hit between say, an e-juice with 3 milligrams and an e-juice with 12 milligrams. 


One thing that I did notice from my own experience is, my nicotine tolerance decreased over time. When I first started vaping, I started out with 18 milligrams of nicotine. And as time went on, I found that 18 milligrams became a bit too harsh, So I dropped down to a lower nicotine strength and that fixed the problem. Your body will naturally drop in terms of nicotine dependence.


If your VG/PG ratio checks out and your nicotine is all good. Lastly, I would say to check your wattage on your device. When setting your wattage, you’re essentially controlling how much power gets put into the coil. Surrounding your coil is cotton, and that cotton acts as a wick. As your coil heats up, it vaporizes the juice that gets absorbed from the cotton. If your wattage setting is too high for the coil to handle, your coil is going to essentially get way too hot and then just burn the cotton. Which would then cause a very unpleasant experience.


[Editor’s notes: Another cause of this could be the connection of the coil itself, sometimes checking your readings on your device (specifically the ohms usually displayed as Ω on your device). If it is reading more than or less than 0.20 Ω/ohms than the listed resistance on the coil itself. You may want to try tightening the coil or even replacing it.  Sometimes it can even be as easy as removing your tank from your device and attaching it again.]


Different coils can handle different wattages. Companies tend to print the recommended wattage range either right on the side of the coil or on the box. Make sure to check the recommended wattage range and try to stay in the middle of that. What I like to do is to sit right in the middle of the range. For example: If the pack says 80-100 watts, I will usually set my device to about 90 watts.

What's new?
Best Vapes of 2018
Dec 15th 5:27PM
Can E-Juice expire?
May 25th 4:20AM
Side Effects of Vaping
May 19th 6:24PM
Steeping your E-Juice
Apr 14th 7:10PM
What is Sub-Ohm Vaping?
Apr 11th 12:33AM
What is Vapers Tongue?
Dec 10th 1:00PM
What is "Squonking"?
Oct 31st 2:00PM
Barrie Vape Shop
531 Bayfield St
Barrie, ON, L4M4Z9
(705) 915-3274
Innisfil Vapes, Wasaga Beach Vapes, Blue Mountains Vapes, Bradford Vapes, Collingwood Vapes
DashVapes BARRIE
Gloucester Vape Shop
2160 Montreal Rd
Gloucester, ON, K1J1G4
(613) 216-1509
Vanier Vapes, Cumberland Vapes, Masson-Angers Vapes, Greenbelt Vapes
Opening Jul 15th, 2019
DashVapes Gloucester
Markham Vape Shop
30 Shields Crt
Markham, ON, L3R9T5
(905) 604-3274
Scarborough Vapes
DashVapes MARKHAM
Mississauga Vape Shop
6020 Hurontario St
Mississauga, ON, L5R4B3
(905) 507-3274
Oakville Vapes, Brampton Vapes, Milton Vapes, Burlington Vapes
DashVapes MISSISSAUGA
Ottawa Vape Shop
238 Besserer St
Ottawa, ON, K1N6B1
(613) 216-1456
Gatineau Vapes, Hull Vapes, Nepean Vapes, Kanata Vapes, Munster Vapes, Byward Market Vapes, Westboro Vapes, Carlington Vapes
DashVapes Ottawa
Peterborough Vape Shop
1840 Lansdowne Street W
Peterborough, ON, K9K2M9
(705) 616-0327
Lindsay Vapes, Kawartha Lakes Vapes, Bobcaygeon Vapes, Port Hope Vapes, Newcastle Vapes
DashVapes PETERBOROUGH
Pickering Vape Shop
1755 Pickering Pkwy
Pickering, ON, L1V6K5
(905) 231-0773
Durham Vapes, Oshawa Vapes, Whitby Vapes, Ajax Vapes, Courtice Vapes, Bowmanville Vapes
DashVapes PICKERING
Richmond Hill Vape Shop
1285 Elgin Mills RD E
Richmond Hill, ON, L4S0B5
(905) 884-3274
Stouffville Vapes, Aurora Vapes, Thornhill Vapes, Newmarket Vapes, Oak Ridges Vapes, King City Vapes
DashVapes RICHMOND HILL
Toronto Vape Shop
216 Adelaide St W
Toronto, ON, M5H1W7
(647) 347-3274
North York Vapes, Etobicoke Vapes, The Beaches Vapes, East York Vapes, Yorkville Vapes, Financial District Vapes
DashVapes TORONTO
Vaughan Vape Shop
3120 Rutherford Rd
Vaughan, ON, L4K 0B1
(905) 205-0546
Woodbridge Vapes, Maple Vapes, Kleinburg Vapes, Concord Vapes
DashVapes VAUGHAN
Waterloo Vape Shop
628 King St N
Waterloo, ON, N2V 1B4
519-513-4799
Kitchener Vapes, Cambridge Vapes, Guelph Vapes, Brantford Vapes, New Hamburg Vapes, Stratford Vapes
DashVapes WATERLOO
Burnaby Vape Shop
8288 North Fraser Way
Burnaby, BC, V3N0E9
(604) 628-7274
Vancouver Vapes, Surrey Vapes, Coquitlam Vapes, Port Coquitlam Vapes, Richmond Vapes
Opening Aug 15th, 2019
DashVapes BURNABY
Best Online Vape Shop & Store in Canada! Serving Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
Grappleberry Ice
Someone in PRINCE ALBERT, SK recently purchased a bottle of
Cabana Punch Grappleberry Ice