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What Happens if You Vape Too Much in One Sitting?

August 19, 2023

Although vaping can be a highly enjoyable practice, it's possible to take it too far sometimes. Too much of anything can quickly become harmful, and vaping is no different.

In this guide, we'll take you through the possible side effects of vaping too much and why it's essential to keep on top of how much you consume. Let's jump in!

Can You Vape Too Much?

Yes, it is entirely possible to vape too much. It's important to remember that even nicotine-free vapes will still likely contain propylene glycol in their e-liquid, which can cause problems if consumed in large quantities. 

Chain vaping is a massive contributor to vaping too much. It's essential to give your body a break if you vape regularly.

Possible Side Effects of Vaping Too Much

There are a lot of side effects you may experience from vaping. For example, nicotine can impact sleep, cause headaches, nausea, trouble breathing, and more. A nicotine buzz also comes with its own side effects, including increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, and more.

Below, we’ll cover just a few of the side effects that can be associated with vaping too much:


One of the key ingredients found in most e-liquids is propylene glycol. As a humectant substance, propylene glycol actively attracts and retains water away from your body, resulting in what’s often known as ‘vaping dehydration.’ The more you vape, the greater the risk of experiencing this.

Much of the moisture absorbed by propylene glycol is expelled in the vapour cloud you produce when you exhale. If you don't stay on top of your liquids to replenish the vapour you're losing, you'll become dehydrated, resulting in headaches, nausea, and many other adverse health effects. 

Nicotine Poisoning

When consumed in high quantities or amounts that the body isn't used to, nicotine consumption can result in nicotine poisoning. Until recent years, nicotine poisoning was pretty rare. 

Now, thanks to the heightened nicotine content in many e-liquids, more and more people are reporting cases of nicotine poisoning. 

Some of the key symptoms of nicotine poisoning to look out for include:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Tremors
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Increased heart rate and blood pressure
  • Heavy breathing
  • Increased salivation

If left untreated, these symptoms can get worse and may develop into abnormal heart rhythms, muscle weakness, and could even put you in a coma. If you suspect you may have nicotine poisoning, it's essential you seek medical advice.

Allergic Reactions

Sometimes, neither the quality nor quantity of the product is the problem. Some people are allergic to vapes, either due to the nicotine content or the propylene glycol within. 

An allergic reaction can present itself in several ways and vary widely in severity. Some reactions can be as simple as a sore throat or headache, whereas others (such as nausea or increased heart rate) can be much more debilitating.

The Importance of Knowing Your Vaping Limits

Staying in control of your vaping is important for numerous reasons. Let's walk you through some of the key ones. 

The Cost of Vaping Will Continuously Rise

Vaping isn't a cheap hobby, to begin with, and that cost can creep up on you over time. The price tag will become especially high if your vaping has significantly increased, as you’ll need to constantly replace your disposable vapes to keep up with your habit.

The cost of vaping isn't just relevant to disposable vapes. Refillable vapes still require maintenance, and you could be spending a lot of money on new e-liquids or even modifications for your device. All of this costs money — much more than it would cost if you didn't vape too much. 

You Harm the Environment

We should all care about the environment, and disposable vapes are increasinglyunder scrutiny for their negative impact. Although many manufacturers include detailed instructions on properly disposing of these devices once they're empty, many people seem to simply ignore them.

Even if you're one of the more responsible vapers out there, you're still contributing to landfill sites by going through vapes very quickly. 

It’s better to vape in moderation. If you’re purchasing and disposing of these devices too frequently, it will increase the negative impact on the environment.

You Put Your Health at Serious Risk

As we've already detailed above, excessive vaping can have some unpleasant side effects. What might start as a sore throat, nausea, or headache could lead to something much worse if you don't give your body a break from time to time.

If you've started to notice adverse health effects following or during vape sessions, it's a strong sign that you should ease up on how often you're taking a puff. It’s essential to vape responsibly and be mindful of how much you're consuming. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is It Bad to Vape Too Much at Once?

Vaping too much at once can have serious consequences. Not only can it put your health at significant risk, it could cost you a lot of money in the long run, and it's harmful to the environment. It’s essential to vape responsibly and know your limits.

Final Thoughts

If you’re a vaper, it’s important to know your limits and ensure you're not taking it too far. Make sure you don’t vape too much so you don’t risk your health or well-being. Protect your wallet, the environment and your health by vaping responsibly.

Looking for your next vape device? Check out our collections at RELX today for reliable vaping products!

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