I used to cough when I was still smoking analogs. And not experiencing it anymore.
You were able to avoid the smoker's cough by switching to e-cigs?
Originally Posted by penguinrudder
When I was smoking I would cough at night...coughing would wake me up in the middle of the night. Prolly woke up loved ones too.
The only time I cough now is just a small little cough when I use strong pg juice. So I'm going with 100% vg on future orders.
Edit: never got the quit smoking cough. Does that mean the gunk is stuck in there forever? I wouldn't be surprised as I have smoked everything there is to smoke.
Last edited by Bullette the Cowdog; 08-18-2012 at 11:40 AM.
I've never gotten the quit smoking cough either and it's been 2 months since I quit...hmmm
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I have never got a smoker cough, before or after I quit, its been almost 6 months
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I've wondered that also. I figured whatever mechanism the lungs use to get rid of "stuff/junk", would not work as intended because I was a heavy smoker. I still expect that once things repair/regenerate to a certain extent I should have some cough to get rid of it? I also imagine its very dependent on the individual how long it takes, I.e. what kind o'shape are my lungs actually in? How long did I smoke, how much,and just plain how? And I don't even know how this is going to go for me personally, so I don't want to specualate too much about what your experience may be like.
I am about a month into my vaping/not smoking, to be totally honest I don't feel any different, not yet at any rate. I estimated the other day that since I began smoking I have smoked about 350,000 cigarettes. Still can't quite believe that number, (and I really don't want to know what I've spent on them). So maybe 350,000 less a 1000, isn't enough to make a huge difference for me personally yet, but that's ok. I have no intention of adding to that 350,000 and as that 1000 number continues to grow I feel really really good about that!
Best of luck to you as you continue, every cig not smoked is a success, if you save money doing it......BONUS
Russ how many years and how many packs a day had you been smoking before you switched to vaping?
I started smoking in my mid teens and pushing 60 soon. When I started smoking it quickly evolved to a pack a day then sometimes up to 2 PAD for the most part for years and years! Developed a "smokers cough" a couple years ago and it got really bad last winter during a battle with bronchitis. I coughed up a lung every day in the morning and frequent coughing spells throughout the day. Even during the night, while laying prone, it got worse..........so
Long story short, I started vaping at the end of February. Within 2 - 3 weeks my daily "coughing up a lung" scenario stopped!
I have occasional relapses where I do light up an analog once or twice a day, and chain vape the rest of the day LOL but don't cough anymore. I'm hoping my lungs are happily returning to a normal - (non-smoker?) state.
Your statement about the habit/ritual of lighting up a cigarette could be my problem when I find myself lighting up a ciggy. A 40+ yr habit might be harder to break than I thought
Yes..I vape low and zero nic juice without issue. I find high nic juices a bit harsh for my liking.
My smokers cough was real bad. Coughing up lungs every day. Now it is gone. Smoked 36 years. It's nice to not have that daily coughing fit.
I still cough a little bit of gunk into the sink first thing in the morning, but it's not the huge greybown globs of gross crap like when i smoked. I figure it's because even the nicotine in vaping paralyses the throat muscles somewhat so that's just the previous day's worth of normal incidental coughing.
It's NOTHING like when I smoked. When I smoked I would cough in my sleep and wind up with clumps of crap stuck to my pillow and consequently to my face and in my hair.
I am SO glad and thankful that I found a means to leave all of that behind. I feel like a million bucks, though yes it was tough getting over the aforementioned MAOIs initially.
Last edited by Orobas; 08-18-2012 at 08:18 PM.