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Are My Side Effects Caused by Quitting Smoking or Starting Using E-Cigarettes?

Quitting smoking puts your body through a lot of changes. These are all good changes – drastically reducing your exposure to toxic chemicals and allowing your organs to recover after years of abuse – but they do come with side effects. The only problem is that when you quit smoking by switching to e-cigarettes there are two potential causes for the side effects you’re experiencing, so how do you determine whether its quitting smoking or starting to vape that’s causing your symptoms? While you might experience some less common symptoms, learning the side effects ordinarily associated with quitting smoking and the most commonly-reported side effects of e-cigarettes gives you a good idea of where your symptoms are coming from.

Common Quitting Smoking Side Effects

Many of the side effects people experience when quitting smoking are actually those of nicotine withdrawal. These symptoms are generally psychological in nature – including cravings, low mood, irritability, increased hunger, insomnia and difficulty concentrating – and thankfully, since e-cigarettes still provide you with nicotine, these will generally be kept to an absolute minimum when you switch to vaping. However, you don’t tend to get as much nicotine from e-cigarettes – so you may still experience them to a lesser degree.

Many physical symptoms are also common in quitters; some of these are related to nicotine withdrawal, but others are to do with the fact that your body isn’t being constantly bombarded with the multitude of harmful chemicals found in tobacco smoke.

Within the first few weeks of quitting, you might experience:

  • Headaches: People quitting smoking often have headaches, and this is likely a physical symptom of nicotine withdrawal, related to the effect that nicotine has on the neurotransmitter serotonin.
  • Chest discomfort: As your lungs recover from continued smoke exposure, some quitters will feel tightness, discomfort or even sharp pains in the chest. This could also be a sign of a more serious issue, though, so it’s worth checking with a doctor if it’s severe.
  • Cold and flu-like symptoms: The “quitters flu” is a very common side effect of quitting, leading to cold and flu-like symptoms including sore throat, chest, nose and sinus congestion, coughing and headaches (as mentioned previously). This is caused by the cilia in your lungs – which are damaged by smoking – recovering and starting to clear out your lungs again. This might lead to coughing up a lot of brown-to-black tar-like phlegm.
  • Constipation: Smoking doesn’t do any favors for your digestive system either, but quitting allows it to recover. Unfortunately, this often leads to constipation when you quit.
  • Bleeding gums: Smoking increases your risk of developing gum problems, but when you smoke, the bleeding that comes with gum disease is masked by the “vasoconstrictive” (blood vessel-tightening) effects of nicotine. This means that stopping smoking may lead to bleeding gums.

These symptoms can last for varying amounts of time, but most of them clear up within a few weeks, although they may persist in a milder form for couple of months. Of course, every quitter is different, and there’s a chance your symptoms will last longer or clear up more quickly.

Side Effects of E-Cigarettes

E-cigarettes don’t cause many side effects, but there are some issues that are commonly reported in research that could be caused by vaping. These are generally mild, and there are some overlaps with the side effects of quitting smoking.

Commonly-reported side effects of vaping include:

  • Sore or dry mouth or throat: This is the most common side-effect reported by vapers, and likely results from inhaling propylene glycol (PG) and glycerol (VG), which both absorb moisture. PG also creates a stronger and potentially irritating “throat-hit.”
  • Cough: Again likely related to PG, the smoke-like feeling of vaping can lead to a cough.
  • Bleeding gums: Since vapers usually consume less nicotine than they did as smokers, the vasoconstrictive effects of smoking reduce too and some vapers experience bleeding gums when they switch.
  • Headache: While this is also a side effect of quitting smoking, the dehydrating effects of regular vaping can make headaches more likely.
  • Insomnia: Although less common than the other reported side effects, some vapers have trouble with sleeplessness, much like some people who quit smoking do.

The vast majority of the symptoms reported after starting to vape clear up over time, with only around five percent of those reporting side effects in a large study of vapers having their issues persist with the same intensity.

Are My Symptoms From Smoking or Vaping?

It’s clear that there’s a lot of overlap between the symptoms you can expect from quitting smoking and those reported after people switch to vaping. In particular, coughs, bleeding gums, problems sleeping and headaches can all result from quitting smoking and are commonly reported by vapers. While it’s technically difficult to say whether quitting smoking or starting vaping is the cause, bleeding gums and problems sleeping are much more likely to be related to quitting smoking. It’s more likely that vaping at least contributes to headaches (because of dehydration from PG and VG) and coughs (because of the irritant effects of PG). 

The one symptom that is more likely to be due to starting vaping rather than quitting smoking is a sore or dry mouth and throat. These may be present as part of the flu-like symptoms of quitting smoking, but it’s the most commonly-reported effect of switching to vaping, and is likely to be a result of the water-absorbing properties of PG and VG. Again, this will clear up for most vapers, and you can minimize the effects by staying especially well hydrated when you start to vape.

So, while there is still some uncertainty about whether some side effects are a result of vaping or quitting smoking, it’s most likely that you’ll only experience a dry mouth or throat and possibly a cough as a result of starting to vape. These normally clear up over time, and are ultimately a very small price to pay for the drastic reduction in risk that switching to vaping represents.

Michael Grey
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Michael Grey

With a passion to educate through my writings and a passion to help others, I found my place here at Black Note. Being that I am a former smoker who quit smoking because of vaping, I knew I could help others do the same. Working for Black Note is a true blessing. Not only do I help educate vapers on a daily basis through my writings, but I am also enjoying the benefits of working with an amazing team and sharing an authentic tobacco solution with the vaping community.
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What is Naturally Extracted Tobacco E-Liquid?

E-juice, also known as e-liquid or vaping liquid, is the liquid that’s placed in the vaping device and subsequently atomized into vapor. When you go to buy e-juice, you’ll notice it contains a mix of several ingredients. These typically include vegetable glycerin (VG), propylene glycol (PG), some type of flavoring, and nicotine.

VG and PG form the base of the e-liquid. VG is a component used in food and personal care products; its role in e-liquid is to create a thick, dense vapor. PG is another popular solvent used in a variety of everyday items. It carries the e-liquid flavor, provides the “throat hit,” and enhances the vaping liquid’s ability to soak into wicks or cartomizer materials.

Nicotine is an optional ingredient, often available in different levels. E-juice also contains some type of flavoring.

Black Note leads the pack of tobacco vaping liquid by using only natural flavoring – extract from real tobacco leaves to produce real tobacco taste. When you go to buy e-juice from other companies, you may find any number of chemicals used to create synthetic flavors that include fake strawberry, manufactured vanilla, and even man-made tobacco flavors.

If your aim when you buy e-liquid is to experience the subtle nuances, genuine flair and authentic taste of real tobacco, then you’ll be on the mark if you buy e-juice from the Black Note lineup.

Best E-Juice

When you’re going to buy e-liquid, it’s only natural you’ll want the best e-liquid. But what, exactly, does it “best e-juice” mean? We’ll tell you.

For starters, you’ll want an e-juice that doesn’t contain all kinds of strange chemicals and concoctions that you can’t even pronounce. True, even the best e-liquid will contain vegetable glycerin (VG) and proplene glycol (PG), which serve as the base of e-juice, but you don’t necessarily need a host of other chemical compounds.

The best e-juice will stick to natural ingredients, like real tobacco extract, rather than rely on synthetic flavorings, colorings and other additives. Diacetyl is one of those synthetic ingredients that has gotten a pretty bad rap, although its use is not all that uncommon for producing sweet e juice flavors.

Definitely read the ingredient list before you buy e-juice to ensure you recognize what’s on it. Better yet, see if the e-juice company offers a lab report to confirm what’s actually inside the e-liquid.

In addition to having as few chemical ingredients as possible, the best e-juice will have an amazing taste. For those who enjoy authenticity over imitation, the most amazing taste is the most natural taste, especially when it comes to tobacco. Since Black Note uses real extract from tobacco leaves, we not only avoid all those weird chemical flavorings, but we also produce the most authentic experience: tobacco vaping liquid that actually tastes like tobacco.

Best E-Liquid on the Market

Anyone looking for the best e-liquid on the market need look no further than Black Note. Black Note tobacco vaping liquid ranks as the best e-juice across the board in every category, starting with the taste.

Black Note’s main claim to fame is producing a tobacco vaping liquid that actually tastes like real tobacco. That because we use real tobacco extract, not chemicals, to create the best e-juice tobacco flavor. Using extract from real tobacco leaves retains tobacco’s nuances and flavor notes, giving you the most authentic and multi-faceted tobacco experience.

In addition to being the best e-juice for tobacco taste, Black Note also has the best e-liquid manufacturing process. We spent years researching and testing various production methods, and finally landed on one that we believe is absolutely perfect.

It starts with growing carefully selected tobacco seeds, followed by an equally precise of steps that include an extensive natural extraction process. Even our bottling and packaging is done with the utmost care, using recycled and recyclable packaging materials to ensure our products are as earth-friendly as they are vapor-friendly.

One more category where Black Note ranks as the best e-liquid is with the value. Every order comes with free domestic shipping, one-to-three day domestic shipping guarantee, and a 90-day, money-back satisfaction guarantee. If you’re not happy for any reason, or don’t agree we’re the best e-juice on the market, send it back on us and we’ll refund your money.

Vape Juice Ingredients

Vape juice ingredients can be pretty straightforward – or not. At the very least, most vape juice contains propylene glycol (PG), vegetable glycerin (VG), and some type of flavoring. Nicotine has largely become an optional ingredient that can be included at varying levels or left out altogether.

Vegetable glycerin (VG) and propylene glycol (PG) are usually the two main ingredients that make up the base of most vape juice.

VG is a plant-based substance with the ability to produce a dense, thick vapor. PG is an additive found in many food items and certain medicines. It carries the flavoring, provides the “throat hit” and enhances the vape juice’s ability to soak into the wicking materials.

Nicotine levels can vary, as can ingredients that make up the flavorings. The components that make up vape juice flavoring are where ingredients can get rather complicated.

Vape juice that relies on artificial flavorings can contain any number of extraneous chemicals and other additives, whatever it takes to recreate the flavor the ecig juice is going for.

Black Note uses only natural flavorings: extract from real tobacco leaves. That keeps our ingredient list incredibly simple, backed by a lab report to prove it. You won’t find any strange chemical concoctions used to produce our tobacco flavor, just real tobacco extract that delivers a real tobacco experience.

What is the Best Flavor for Ecig Juice?

From strawberry shortcake to banana rum, ecig juice comes in tons of flavors. While folks can debate and discuss all the fruity, sweet or food-like flavors all day long, the best flavor for e-cig liquid is straight-up tobacco.

Why? Vaping was originally created as an alternative for traditional cigarettes, mainly for those who enjoy the taste of tobacco. And when you can find an e-cig liquid that is able to recreate tobacco’s full-bodied yet delicate flavor notes and nuances, but without the harmful chemicals found in cigarettes, then you’ve found the best ecig juice.

Recreating tobacco’s complex flavor isn’t easy, especially when it’s attempted with artificial ingredients. That’s why Black Note sticks to the real thing, extracting the essence of real tobacco leaves to flavor our vaping liquid. Not only does this avoid the harmful chemicals in cigarettes, but it also eliminates the flavoring chemicals found in many ecig juices. The end result is real tobacco taste, an authentic tobacco experience and the best flavor for ecig juice you can find.

Notice also we said the best e-cig flavor was straight-up tobacco, not plain old tobacco. Black Note’s real tobacco vaping liquid happens to come in a variety of different blends, from the light and airy to the peppery and robust. Not all tobacco is created equal, and different blends capture the specialized subtleties that make each tobacco unique.

Best Sweet Tobacco E-Juice

When it comes to sweet tobacco e-juice, your options can be broken down into two categories.

The first category contains tobacco e-juice that overlays the tobacco flavor with artificial chocolate, caramel, vanilla, fruity or other dessert-like flavorings. We wouldn’t classify any such flavors as the best tobacco e liquid, simply because they typically use chemicals and other artificial ingredients to create the tobacco taste, the sweet taste, or both.

The second category of sweet tobacco e-juice is where you’ll find the best tobacco e-liquid, sweet or otherwise. This category contains vaping liquid created using only natural flavorings, which is exactly where Black Note fits in. Instead of concocting flavors using synthetic ingredients, Black Note uses an extensive extraction process that slowly and deliberately extracts the tobacco essence from real tobacco leaves.

The result is the best tobacco e-juice: tobacco vaping liquid that actually tastes like real tobacco. And if you’re going for the best sweet tobacco e liquid, we have a few tobacco blends that offer varying levels of sweetness.

Prelude is our sweetest tobacco e-liquid, containing golden Virginia tobacco. Made from fire-cured dark Virginia tobacco, Sonata is our Cavendish blend with a mildly sweet and nutty flavor. Solo is our menthol blend, giving you a semi-sweet minty taste created from natural menthol crystals extract from dried mint leaves.

For the best tobacco e-liquid that’s naturally sweet and remarkably delicious, Black Note is at your service.

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