One of the major reasons why ex-smokers go back to smoking traditional tobacco cigarettes is because they cannot find get a throat hit that’s satisfactory. Throat hit means the feeling that one gets on the back of their throat and in their lungs, after they have inhaled. If the throat hit is too weak, the vaper could feel like nothing was inhaled. Conversely, if the throat hit is too strong, it could be painful and lead to coughing, which might be very embarrassing, not to mention the damage it could do on your throat. Therefore, it’s very important that you find a balanced throat hit.
Here are some tips on how to achieve a perfectly balanced throat hit.
To achieve a balanced throat hit, you need to be careful when selecting e-liquids. Different flavors have different throat hits. If you’re looking for a higher throat hit, menthol and citrus flavors are ideal. However, if you want to go the gentle way, flavors such as coffee and tobacco, sweets, fruits and creams, are ideal.
The nicotine component of your e-juice will also have a great impact on throat hit. The higher the nicotine content in your e-juice, the stronger and more robust the throat hit gets. So, if you don’t want a strong throat hit, consider e-juices that have a lower nicotine content. Perhaps, 10 ml and below.
When trying to balance, the throat hit, the VG/PG ratio also needs to be taken into consideration. Depending on the ratio selected, the throat hit will be, more-or-less, punchier. Propylene Glycol is the component responsible for throat hit. Therefore, if you are looking for a sharper throat hit, ensure that the PG ratio is higher. PG ratio over 60% is ideal for people looking for a stronger throat hit.
The vaping device plays a very big role on the throat hit. A device that has high voltages will result in a higher throat hit. Furthermore, the vapor output in these devices is much warmer. Therefore, if you were a heavy smoker, high voltage devices may be just what you need to achieve a higher throat hit.
MODs are some of the best vaping devices for a balanced throat hit. They allow you to achieve control over your vaping experience. You can regulate the airflow, temperature and voltage & wattage settings. Thus, you can get the desired throat hit. Rebuildable atomizers (RDAs) are also a great choice. They allow you to select a wicking material and coil resistance that is great for your ideal throat hit. If you need a gentle throat hit, go for cotton wicking and low resistance wires.
Cleaning of Your Device
Cleaning your vaping device is also important in achieving a balanced throat hit. Failure to do so results in the accumulation of residues, which adversely affects the throat hit. Silica and hemp wicks are generally better when you need to ramp up the throat hit.
Your battery's power influences the level of throat hit achieved. Investing in a high voltage-output battery will ensure that you enjoy a stronger throat hit. However, if you have a lower power battery, you need not throw it away. Just get a spare battery.
The above are some basics that’ll help you find a balanced throat hit. However, there are no right or wrong levels of achieving a throat hit. It’s all dependent on the vaper’s preferences. The only trick is to keep experimenting. Try using different types of devices with different types of batteries. Also, experiment with flavors and see which best balances your throat hit.