Despite the fact that vaporizers are much healthier for your lungs than any method at all involving smoke, this doesn’t mean that coughing won’t ever be an issue for the rest of your life. Everybody is different and some people may never have experienced any vapor that made them cough, but some people out there on internet forums have complained that vaping makes them cough more than smoking ever did. If this is at all a problem for you, these are the best vaporizer tricks to help you avoid coughing altogether.

The most obvious first step is check your temperature, and maybe turn it down! This might not be possible for more basic vaporizer models, but the best ones offer very precise temperature control so you may as well take advantage of it. 315 degrees Fahrenheit is the lowest you can go to get the THC out of your herb, so don’t go below that if you’re still looking to get stoned.Higher temperatures do yield more cannabinoids in the vapor, however, so maybe you’d prefer a couple other tricks if you’re determined to get everything out of your bud.

Have a drink with you. This one’s almost painfully simple, but most people would attest that the nature of a vape cough is much different than that of smoke. This is because what really irritates your throat when it comes to vapor is the dryness of it, so a drink of any kind but especially something soothing like tea can go a long way in relieving that itch entirely.

Lastly, maybe try just taking smaller hits. I know it’s tempting to go for nice strong puffs to actually get decent vapor clouds going, but that’s not always the best vaporizer technique. Even if you can’t see much vapor in the air, small hits taken successively will have the same effect as one big one, but can possibly be much easier on the throat and cause you to cough less. If you cough a lot when you vape, ask yourself if that mostly happens when you’re trying to puff some clouds.