All that Hullaballoo about ‘Throat Hit’
You know one of the most annoying things about a late entry to any new habit is the number of versions or perspectives one has to listen to and the coloured views of people one has to learn to ignore. E cigs have already faced the test of time and have emerged as popular and one of the best ways to enjoy flavours and nicotine bursts while avoiding the traditional tobacco based smoking.
A lot of talk surrounding e cig smoking seems to be revolving around the word ‘satisfaction’. I completely agree that any smoking or vaping experience is indeed imbued in itself with satisfaction but it does not mean that you have to look at someone else’s yardstick to know your satisfaction.
The very term ‘throat hit’ depends a great deal on the exposure level of the smoker. A first time smoker of e cigs may feel a heavy throat hit with the lightest of flavours while the one who is an old hat at it may not find even the more nicotine dense variety adequately strong.
Also the drag or the ability to draw in the vapour also matters significantly. If you truly wish to feel the flavour in the right manner, you could take a longer drag and allow the vapour to go to the back of the throat- and feel the sensation. That is technically the throat hit of that level of nicotine or flavour. In case you take short and multiple quick drags then you will feel a stronger sensation of throat hit in faster succession giving you deeper satisfaction. But in case you like to take things nice and slow, you should hold the vapour and allow your taste buds to revel in the intricate layers of sensations on your tongue.
How to Find Your Throat Hit Satisfaction Level
It is always better to begin with e liquids that are of lower nicotine potency in case nicotine is what you want to do. A newbie may work his way up by and by and should necessarily begin with lower concentration e liquids so that it does not irritate the throat and put you off vaping, owing to a wrong decision on choosing your juice.
No two people will ever give you the same report on the flavour-while for some vanilla, cherry or cappuccino with the mild laced nicotine will be utterly satisfying for another it is better without the fruit or beverage flavour.
It goes without saying that purer the e liquids, better the experience of vaping. In fact you may need to dilute some flavours. Too strong a throat hit can put you off vaping so don’t go too ballistic right from the beginning and work your levels up slowly.
The manner in which you use your device will matter as well. Low battery charge or very low levels of e liquid in the cartomizer may affect the amount of vapour produced and thus will not produce the desired throat hit.
Remember the amount of vapour produced is directly related to amount of satisfaction you’re going to be getting but if the flavour is inherently light or low on nicotine, do not expect the same result-it’s in a slow exploration of all the wonderful flavours rather than the pursuit of harsh throat hits wherein lies the true pleasure of vaping-why not do it like a true connoisseur?