Not everyone experiences the symtoms but vaping can lead to dehydration, especially when you’re first starting out. This is very common when your body is adjusting to this new activity and the introduction of vg and pg.
I remember when I first started vaping, I was dehydrated often: dry mouth, itchy skin, etc. The solution, simple – drink more water! I stil find myself dehydrated sometimes when chain vaping or vaping juices that have a higher percentage of pg.
Some basic science
Every day you lose water through your breath, perspiration, urine and bowel movements. For your body to function properly, you must replenish its water supply by consuming beverages and foods that contain water. You can add vaping to the list of activities that cause a loss of water.
So how much fluid does the average, healthy adult living in a temperate climate need? The Institute of Medicine determined that an adequate intake for men is roughly 3 liters (about 13 cups) of total beverages a day. The average intake for women is 2.2 liters (about 9 cups) of total beverages a day.
However, we have all heard the advice “Drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day.” That’s about 1.9 liters. Not exactly what the Institute of Medicine recommends, but pretty close. I think most doctors would agree that at least eight 8-ounce glasses a day is a good start.
During summer months when the humidity is hugh you are loosing almost twice as much water through the same basic activities, so make sure to keep hydrated when outdoors.
In terms of vaping – I’ve heard that the 8×8 rule still applies but add 2 extra glasses for good measure. Personally, I will drink water while I vape if I find that my mouth is getting dry.
So this summer make sure to consume plenty of water while you vape on the beach, on a terrasse, or in a park.