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    im on the 7mg patch right now. once my body gets used to this much nicotine will i be addicted to only 7 mgs? or nic all together? if that makes sense.

    sorry if this is a dumb question lol

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    nic is an addition all together

    wether you consume 1mg or 36mg you body still grows a need for this substacnce, BUT you can always wing yourself ofF of nicotine

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    I'm skeptical of the concept of weaning, myself.

    I vape 3-4ml a day of 24mg. Some people like to brag about how they're on 6mg now, but turns out they're sucking down 10ml of it a day. Probably for the same reason some people switch to light analogs but smoke twice as many versus the full flavored ones they had before.

    Seems to be your body gets used to a certain level of nicotine and you'll unconsciously compensate for a lower dose.
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    I used to use 3 mls a day of 24 mg and now 10 months of slowly stepping it down later I am at 3 mls of 17mg per day. I am hoping to get down to 3 mls per day of like 6 mg or lower. I am not holding my breath but I really would love to be at 0 if I can but I know that may never happen and it's OK if it never does.

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    I don't know. I was a 1.5 PAD and started with some 18mgs and 12mgs. I settled with 12mgs, because that's what my favorite flavor was. I thought I'd vape less if I got the same flavor in 18mgs and all it did was make me feel wired. I'm back to 12mgs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orobas View Post
    I'm skeptical of the concept of weaning, myself.

    I vape 3-4ml a day of 24mg. Some people like to brag about how they're on 6mg now, but turns out they're sucking down 10ml of it a day. Probably for the same reason some people switch to light analogs but smoke twice as many versus the full flavored ones they had before.

    Seems to be your body gets used to a certain level of nicotine and you'll unconsciously compensate for a lower dose.
    They may have been sucking down 10 ml a day of the higher nic, as well. I have weaned myself down from 24 mg to now 3 mg. I don't vape any more at 3 than I did at 24. Probably because I stepped down slowly by alternating and then after I got to 12 mg, I stepped down differently by mixing 12 and 8 together at different ratios until I was vaping straight 8 and then mixed the next lower with the 8 and so forth.

    I actually vape a lot less when I am at work or running errands, now. I don't feel the need, as often. I now run errands sometimes without even taking my ecig. It's really liberating. I will be so glad to get to 0 nic full time.
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    You certainly habituate to a certain level of nicotine. If you increase it over time you habituate to that new level, and the reverse is also true. If you slowly cut down you will reset what your body is used to getting in that way and can conceivably go from whatever, say 24mg down to zero over time. Then you could be vaping zero nicotine just because you still have the "ritual of smoking," aka the oral fixation thing going, which for me and many people, is the REAL addiction!

    My suggestion for anyone wanting to wean themselves is to take it slow and don't set yourself up for failure. If you're at 24mg and 6ml per day, been there for weeks/months whatever, then either cape 5 mLs of that concentration for a few weeks OR try vaping 6 or 7 mLs of whatever you can find just below that, 22 or 20 or 18 mLs for a while, until you can consistently vase at that level with no withdrawal symptoms. Whichever method works for you. Some will prefer or find more success with the same nic strength and 1 mL less per day. Others by vaping the same amount of liquid and puffs at a slightly lower nic concentration. Then after you feel your body has habituated, maybe a few weeks or months, step down again. Be patient as you probably have been smoking for years and it likely took some time to ramp up to your quitting level of nicotine, it will take even longer IMO to wean down to zero comfortably, comfortably being the key word here. Gradually many of us can quit nic altogether in this manner, if we so DESIRE. If that isn't your goal and you/I/We decide not to give up nicotine altogether, rest assured that for most of us, those without heart and blood pressure conditions, high risk of stroke and coagulation disorders (clotting and/or blood vessel issues) vaping with nicotine is LIKELY not problematic. Certainly nicotine without the combustion of tobacco is much safer than those cigarettes. The research will bear this out in longitudinal studies over time. I have no doubts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buggs5347 View Post
    They may have been sucking down 10 ml a day of the higher nic, as well. I have weaned myself down from 24 mg to now 3 mg. I don't vape any more at 3 than I did at 24. Probably because I stepped down slowly by alternating and then after I got to 12 mg, I stepped down differently by mixing 12 and 8 together at different ratios until I was vaping straight 8 and then mixed the next lower with the 8 and so forth.

    I actually vape a lot less when I am at work or running errands, now. I don't feel the need, as often. I now run errands sometimes without even taking my ecig. It's really liberating. I will be so glad to get to 0 nic full time.
    Well said and exactly the point I was trying to make as we'll. not to mention, which I did forget in my above post, that light cigarettes apparently don't have any less (or at least not much less) nicotine than the full flavored ones. Which is why the FDA required manufacturers to put on the package that lights and ultra lights won't help a person quit smoking, I.e. switching to these doesn't wean you off of nicotine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buggs5347 View Post
    I now run errands sometimes without even taking my ecig. It's really liberating.
    see, that's it for me.

    Vaping is better than smoking, but I still don't want to be *tied* to anything. So like you, I am on a step down program. I doubt I'll be vaping more than a 1 year 6 months in total.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orobas View Post
    I'm skeptical of the concept of weaning, myself.

    I vape 3-4ml a day of 24mg. Some people like to brag about how they're on 6mg now, but turns out they're sucking down 10ml of it a day. Probably for the same reason some people switch to light analogs but smoke twice as many versus the full flavored ones they had before.

    Seems to be your body gets used to a certain level of nicotine and you'll unconsciously compensate for a lower dose.

    i used to vape 24 mg juice when i first got an e-cig and went through 3-4 cartomizers a day and i smoked maybe a half a pack of cigs a day lol

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