PG Allergies & Side Effects


The risk of being allergic to proplyene glycol is very low, but some investigators believe people with eczema have a >2% chance of developing allergies to proplyene glycol. If you have or have had an allergy to propylene glycol, it is very likely that you would already know about it, as such a large number of products that most of us use on a daily basis contain propylene glycol, such as deodorant, shampoo, and hair and skin products. The few people who have an irritation towards propylene glycol have found success using Vegetable glycerin as an alternate to propylene glycol in their E-Cigarette.


The most common noted side effect of inhalation of E-Liquid containing proplyene glycol is a dry mouth, sore throat, and increased thirst. These symptoms usually last just a few days to a week as the body gets use to the vegetable glycerin. These symptoms can be lessened by drinking more water and liquids then usual for the first few weeks of using your E-Cigarette.

If you are moving from smoking traditional cigarettes to E-Cigarettes, you will find there are many side effects of quitting smoking tobacco products. It is very easy for a new user of an E-Cigarette to incorrectly attribute these quitting smoking side effects to the E-Cigarette, when in fact they are likely the result of your bodies reaction to quitting smoking tobacco cigarettes.

Side effects of quitting smoking include: Bad breath, stomach pain, nausea, constipation, increased appetite, skin breakout’s increased coughing, insomnia, depression, vagueness, irritability, gas, dry throat, nasal drip, dizziness, vertigo. Many of these side effects of quitting smoking will be alleviated by using the E-Cigarette.