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Why Does CBD Vape Burn My Throat?

August 31, 2022 6 min read

Why Does CBD Vape Burn My Throat?

Why Does CBD Vape Burn My Throat?

Some people experience a burning sensation in the throat. This article highlights the reasons CBD vaping burns the throat.

Most people who vape want the very best experience possible. Therefore, they will spend money on high-quality vaping equipment and try out a variety of various vape juices. However, because many factors determine the quality of a vaping session, things do not always go according to plan. If you make a mistake in how you use your device, the vapor you inhale may have an unpleasant flavor, burn out too quickly, or the experience may be otherwise disappointing. The burning sensation in the throat caused by CBD vaping is not severe, but it may be very irritating and can quickly ruin an otherwise satisfying experience.

What Is Throat Burn?

 Hajek et al. (2018) stated that the sensation you receive at the very back of your throat when you inhale from a vaping device is called the "throat hit." People who smoke cigarettes feel a hit to the throat, and the sensation may be considerably more intense when one smokes a cigar. It is because cigars contain a higher percentage of nicotine than e-liquids, a principle you can also apply to e-liquids. Because the sensation of a powerful throat hit experienced while vaping is akin to that experienced when smoking traditional cigarettes, it is possible that the throat may become irritated as a result. If you aren't a smoker or are not used to feeling this way, it may cause you to cough, ultimately leading to a sore throat. It is more likely to happen if you are not used to feeling this way. If you took a milder or gentler hit that feels smooth at the back of your throat and is not annoying as you inhale, this would be far less likely to trigger a cough in you. If you take a hit like this, then it is very probable that you will cough. Although it is most beneficial for individuals just starting with vaping, this strategy can be helpful for everyone at any level. Many vapers prefer this softer, more pleasant hit over something more intense. Many vapers who perform vape stunts want an experience with little to no throat hit since it lets them focus more on their skills. Adjusting the wattage of your device or the e-liquid you use can help you fine-tune your experience and personalize the throat hit you get when you vape. It can help you make the experience more satisfying. Therefore, it is essential to learn how to adjust the throat hit to be appropriate for your level of skill; doing so provides the best protection against a burning sensation in the throat.

Causes Of CBD Vape Burning Your Throat

Low-Quality Devices

It is significant to have a solid understanding of the inner workings of the various vaporization devices on the market and the procedures for selecting the device most suited to one's preferences. A low-quality device won't let you modify the wattage levels. It may also vaporize your e-liquid at an abnormally high temperature, which would cause the vapor to be hot and give you a sore throat. When you inhale while vaping at very high wattage, particularly if you are beginning to experiment with the hobby, you may frequently experience a burning feeling in the back of your throat. Make sure the gadget you use comes from a reputable company and has a wattage setting that can be adjusted so that you may vape at a comfortable level. You would be doing yourself a favor if you also considered choosing a device with a wider drip tip. It is because smaller drip tips restrict the airflow, concentrating the vapor into a smaller area and resulting in a harder throat hit. The drip tips on many e-cigarettes and other vaping devices are modular, so switching them out for broader models is simple.

Nicotine Levels

According to Kubachka & Wilson (2021), nicotine is not required to be included in e-liquids; some of these liquids will not contain any nicotine, and others will replace the nicotine with another active substance such as CBD. If you're trying to kick the habit of smoking cigarettes and have moved to vape instead, the e-liquid you're using could be the culprit behind your sore or burning throat. In this scenario, using vape juice with zero or a low nicotine concentration may create a burning sensation in the throat due to nicotine withdrawal. If you want to prevent a burning sensation in your throat while you vape, try using an e-liquid with a greater nicotine concentration and then progressively reducing it as time goes on. On the other side, if you are not accustomed to nicotine, using a vape juice with a high concentration of nicotine may cause you to cough and give you a burning sensation in your throat. Therefore, if you have never used nicotine before, switch to an electronic cigarette liquid that does not contain any nicotine so that you do not experience the unpleasant burning feeling.

Chain Vaping

Meehan-Atrash (2021) stated that when vaping, taking too many puffs in succession can cause the wick to dry out more quickly than it would otherwise. It's possible that this, combined with general overstimulation, will give you a burning sensation in your throat. Inhaling vapor from electronic cigarettes is not the same as inhaling smoke from traditional cigarettes. You should proceed with caution if you experience a burning sensation. When done in this manner, there is sufficient time between puffs for the wick to become soaked entirely in juice.

Dry Hit

If you use your device when no energy is left in the tank, you will get a dry hit, harsh and highly heated drag that will undoubtedly cause your throat to burn. Always check to see an adequate amount of e-liquid in your tank and that the coil has been adequately primed to prevent the e-liquid from burning. Many of these devices will either have completely transparent tanks or small viewing windows, making it simple to examine the tank's contents before you drag it.

Burnt Oil

Several factors might cause coils to burn out, some of which are unfortunately inevitable. When they start to burn, you should stop using them immediately. If you want the most outstanding results, you should quickly replace a coil that has burned out. According to Li et al. (2020), the more you vape and how much power you put into your device will determine how long your coil lasts. If you notice that the flavor of your juice has changed or that it is not producing as much vapor as it once did, it may be time to replace the coil. Properly prime your coil before using it, and make sure you are using the appropriate coil for your vaping device. Doing so will ensure you receive the most performance possible out of your coil.


When you vape, you risk having an unpleasant experience if you already have a sore throat, a burning sensation in the throat, or any other type of throat irritation. Even while this burning can be brought on by a wide variety of problems, dealing with them is not essential. It is feasible to avoid getting a sore throat when you vape in many situations, which will allow you to have an experience that is less harsh and more pleasurable overall. If you want to get the most out of your vaping experience, you need to be sure that you are vaping at the proper wattage, using the right e-liquid, and using the right equipment.


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