Why Do Disposable Vapes Make Me Feel Sick?

Why Do Disposable Vapes Make Me Feel Sick?

August 17, 2023

Nausea is a tricky feeling that can mean many things and come from many causes. Nausea can be a temporary symptom of something benign, like motion sickness. It can also indicate that something is more seriously wrong with your gut or bodily functioning.

Vaping can induce nausea as well. Whenever you feel nauseous after vaping, you must put down the vape and monitor your symptoms. If they worsen, call a medical doctor. 

If you want to understand why vaping makes you nauseous and learn strategies for reducing its effects, here’s everything you need to know: 

Why Disposable Vapes Can Make You Feel Nauseous

Disposable vapes can make you nauseous for many reasons. Below, we cover some reasons disposables may make you nauseous. 

These usage habits and consumer choices can also produce many other effects, from fatigue to shortness of breath to anxiety. 

Monitor your condition after vaping if you start to feel nauseous. Understanding your own reaction is key to overcoming adverse effects.

You’re New to Vaping

If you're new to vaping or took a long break from consistent use, you may experience mild to moderate nausea after heavy use. Most disposable vapes contain nicotine, which your body has to adjust to. Nausea is one reaction the body has when acclimating to the effects of nicotine.

Research has shown that chemical compounds in vaporiser e-liquid, like diacetyl, acrolein, and formaldehyde, can adversely affect your lungs if you vape regularly. Another reason you might be getting nauseous is from inadequate air going to your lungs, whether from inhaling improperly or from prolonged effects of prior vape use.

You’re Using an E-liquid That’s Too Strong

Some people report feeling a “buzz” after vaping an e-liquid with a high nicotine concentration, with side effects like increased heart rate, nausea, and much more. It's even possible to get nicotine poisoning if you use too much too fast. Other symptoms of nicotine poisoning include:

  • Increased salivation and sweating
  • Pale or sallow skin
  • Increased blood pressure and heart rate
  • Rapid breathing (can exacerbate nausea)
  • Tremors, muscle twitching, and seizures
  • Headaches and dizziness.

Of all these symptoms, nausea is the most common when the e-liquid is too rich with nicotine.

Chain Vaping

Smoking traditional cigarettes can have such a negative impact on your health that even second-hand smoke has been shown to cause conditions like lymphoma, leukaemia, and brain tumours. Chain smoking makes it even worse, and chain vaping comes with its own set of risks too.

While chain vaping doesn't come with the same set of associated risks as chain smoking with traditional cigarettes, it can induce nausea in the vaper. You might think frequent or habitual vape use would innoculate the vape user against adverse side effects. However, experienced vapers can become so acclimated to their particular vape device and e-liquid that if they switch it up, their system can react negatively and induce nausea.

You’ve Set the Wattage Too High

There may also be a simple fix to your nausea-from-vaping problem. The wattage on your vape could be set too high. 

The higher the wattage on your vape, the more nicotine is going to be delivered to your lungs per puff. So turn it down if you want to stay on an even keel.

How Do I Stop Nausea From Vaping?

Just as nausea after vaping can be caused by many factors, getting rid of nausea can also take many forms. Below we cover some strategies you can use to reduce nausea from vaping:

Lower Nicotine Strength

Nicotine is the most common culprit behind post-vaping nausea. You could be using an e-liquid with too high a nicotine concentration, or your e-liquid could contain nicotine salts, which drastically spike the nicotine level. 

You could also be taking too deep of inhales, bringing too much nicotine into your system at once. Lower your nicotine strength and see if you experience less nausea.

Lower Wattage

Your vape's wattage determines how much nicotine you inhale per puff. If your device has variable wattage, try setting it lower and seeing how you respond. If your device has a fixed wattage level, try swapping it out for a new vape with lower wattage.

Take Breaks in Between Vaping Sessions

Healthy lung function is important for your entire body. Deep, uninterrupted breaths of clean air help your blood flow and brain function. If you vape regularly, you should try and take breaks between vaping sessions to maintain your lung capacity.

Beyond maintaining your health, taking breaks between vaping sessions will help curb nausea. Like anything else, too much vaping isn't a good thing. Loading your body with an excess of nicotine in a short amount of time is a recipe for nausea.

Final Thoughts

Want to try and curb nausea associated with vaping? Try a lower nicotine strength, a lower wattage, or taking breaks in between vaping sessions. It’s always important to monitor your symptoms and consult a medical professional as needed.

For high-quality disposable vapes, check out our collections at RELX to find your perfect match! We offer a wide array of options, so there’s something for every vaper.

Also in Vape Knowledge

vape e-liquid expire
How Long Does Vape Juice Last?

February 21, 2024

Vape juice, or e-liquid, is a principal component of the vaping experience. Some swear by bubblegum flavours, others are stalwart supporters of the mellow apple and wouldn’t dream of trying more radical incarnations. Vape juice incorporates a particular taste, but sometimes also the nicotine strength of the vapour produced. It’s a vital part of the entire process, but one question we often get is, how long does vape juice last?

Read More

How To Make a Disposable Vape Work After It Dies
How To Make a Disposable Vape Work After It Dies

February 20, 2024

We're exploring various methods to extend the life of these devices, delving into the risks associated with reviving disposable vapes, including potential damage and e-liquid leakage. Furthermore, we guide refilling and recharging disposable and offer tips to prolong their lifespan. Lastly, we address a frequently asked question about reviving dead disposable devices, highlighting the uncertainty of success and the possibility of needing a replacement.

Read More

Why Is My Vape Spitting?
Why Is My Vape Spitting?

February 19, 2024

Vaping devices can begin to spit for many different reasons. We all know the proper care and attention are recommended for these devices in order to prevent issues such as spitting, leaking, or popping - but how do we take care of it before it happens? 

Read More

Notice! We have found that you have already participated in Referral activities, and repeated participation in the activities will not be rewarded
Got it (5s)
Shopping Cart
Coupons available now,Check out to Use



Your cart is empty!

Continue Shopping
RelxNow PWA
Add shortcuts for a smooth experience. Once you log in from the shortcut, you'll get a free pack of pod.

Step 1
Click the “Add Home Screen” menu.
Step 2
Click the “Add to Home Screen” from the menu list.
Step 3
Click the button of “Add”.
Step 4
After the installation is complete, you will see this icon on your desktop.
RelxNow PWA

Add shortcuts for a smooth experience. Once you log in from the shortcut, you'll get a free pack of pod.
RelxNow PWA
Didn't work? Click here 👉

A free pod coupon will be sent to your Coupon list after you log in
If your Chrome cannot add RELX shortcut, please follow the steps below to set up and try again.
Step 1: Open the system settings, find Chrome browser in the application settings list;
Step 4: Refresh the page and re-add.
* If still unsuccessful, please use your system browser to open and try again.
OK, Got it