Can You Vape Water? 6 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t

Many turn towards vaping in a bid to kick out their pesky smoking habits. Today, vaping devices are easily accessible and attainable as they are sold at a wide range of price points, catering to the financial strengths of all. 

Experienced vapers pride themselves on modifying the outer layouts and inner mechanisms of their vaping devices. As a result, they experiment with no end in sight. 

Now, as humans, our curious and experimental traits have brought us plenty of fantastic innovations over the years. Regrettably, at the same time, these same traits have birthed weird ideas not worth a second look. 

In an attempt to let our creative juices flow, we often put ourselves and those around us at risk. 

When it comes to vaping, many vapers to this day think it’s a good idea to vape water. Some vapers introduce water to their vape tank out of sheer curiosity while others do that to avoid inhaling the chemical properties found in vape juices. 

If you belong to the category of vapers who think it’s worth vaping water, I want to apologize beforehand for shattering your illusions. Today seems like a good day to rain on your parade. 

So, without beating around the bush, allow me to shed light on the matter at hand.

Can You Vape Water? What Happens to Water in a Vape Tank?

Yes, you can vape water, but the real question is why would you? Let me play out a scenario so that you can understand what happens when you put water in a vaping device.

As you pour water into the vape tank, the coil wire heats up first like it normally would. Then, the coil heats the water, boils it, forming bubbles inside. 

When water is introduced to high levels of heat, you will hear your vaping device making loud and unpleasant crackling and popping noises. As this process continues, the boiling energy increases tenfold, creating tinier water vapor bubbles. 

At this point, the bubbles make it close-to-impossible to dissipate the heat. What you will be left with is an overheated vaping device that produces insanely hot steam (water vapor). 

Now, would you want to vape hot water vapor? If you still think it’s a good idea, let me burst your bubble pronto. 

6 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Vape Water

1. Water doesn’t produce clouds

When you put water in a vaping device, it produces water vapor. There isn’t even the slightest hint of cloud production. 

So, if you’re a cloud chaser, vaping water will make no sense at all. 

2. The water vapor produced will be steaming hot

Planning to vape steaming hot water vapor? If so, drop that thought immediately unless you want to suffer from a burnt lip, tongue, and pharynx. 

Vaping water can be detrimental to your oral health and even negatively impact your speech. In extreme cases, inhaling hot boiling steam can burn your lungs and cause pneumonia too. 

Also, bear in mind that hot droplets can escape through the chimney and scald you as well. 

3. Vaping water doesn’t offer the same psychological thrill 

Colorless, flavorless, hot steam will not offer the same psychological thrill of vaping a flavorful e-juice. There won’t be clouds for you to blow out, flavors to satisfy your sweet tooth, or the satisfying experience of filling your lungs to the max with vapor. 

If you’re brave enough to inhale hot water vapor, know that the vapor inside your mouth will condense quickly and turn back into water. It’s a cruel joke, wouldn’t you agree?

4. Water leaks

Vaping devices, by and large, aren’t manufactured to hold water. When you vape water, the O-rings on the tanks can be severely damaged, causing water leakage. 

Water leaks can harm the inner mechanisms of the vaping device including the circuitry, coils, and the battery. 

5. Water doesn’t do well with added flavors

Don’t fall under the wrong impression that adding flavors to the water can enhance your vaping sessions.

Water is a poor conductor of flavor as it can neither hold them nor carry them. If you’re extremely lucky, you can get a slight whiff of the flavors while vaping and that’s it!  

6. Water doesn’t do well with nicotine either

The added nicotine will be too heavy for water. Therefore, as the nicotine is mixed in with water, it will sink to the bottom and cause wicking problems. 

As a result, some hits will be harsher while others will be weaker. 

Understand that those harsh hits can cause nicotine poisoning. Some side effects of nicotine poisoning include headache, visual impairment, chest pain, dry throat, faster heartbeat, higher blood pressure, and quick, heavy breathing. 

In more extreme cases, you may even suffer from a seizure. We wouldn’t want these problems, would we?

Wrap Up

Granted, many people use water to dilute high VG or Max VG juices, but they do so to cut through the viscous VG e-juices and encourage easier wicking. These people are expertly using “water” for an enhanced vaping experience; they aren’t doing so to vape water. 

Many diluents are safer, more effective alternatives to water as well. 

Although it’s somewhat possible to vape water, it’s simply a waste of time. Not only does it not offer any flavors or clouds, but vaping water also doesn’t provide the psychological satisfaction of regular vaping. 

Where’s the fun in that, right? 

For safety measures too, don’t be foolish enough to put water in a vape tank, and in case you’re wondering if alcohol can do a better job than water, no, it can’t! Only use vape juice for vaping.