What is a throat hit?
Throat hit refers to the feeling on the back of the throat when vapour hits it. Some vapers prefer a strong throat hit, while others prefer a short throat hit.
Problem: Weak or no throat hit
Electronic cigarettes deliver nicotine more slowly than cigarettes and some smokers find that they do not get enough of a throat hit when they first start using electronic cigarettes. If you are having this problem, here’s what to do about it…
- Increase the nicotine strength. Try moving up to the next strength to see if you get a better throat hit.
- Increase the PG ratio. Every e-liquid contains both propylene glycol (PG) and vegetable glycerine (VG) in different ratios. PG offers a stronger throat hit, while VG is smoother and sweeter. If you are not getting a strong throat hit, it might be worth switching to an e-liquid with a higher PG ratio. For example, you could change from a VG:PG ratio of 60:40 to a ratio of 50:50.
- Increase the power level. Many devices come with variable power. To increase the throat hit, you can increase the power level (usually measured in wattage). However, don’t whack it right up, as too high a power level can burn the coil. Many instruction manuals come with a suggested wattage range, and it’s a good idea to use check this before increasing the power.
- Try a different device. Early devices did not always provide enough vapour to deliver a good throat hit. It may well be worth upgrading to a vape device with more power.
- Adjust the airflow. Many vape devices come with adjustable airflow. If your airflow is set to wide, more air will mix with the vapour, reducing the throat hit. Reduce the air-flow, and you should improve your throat hit.
- Try menthol. Menthol flavours, such as Menthol Blast by Halo Vapour Co, gives a stronger throat hit than many other flavours.
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