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    I've had a few threads over the past 8 weeks that I started vaping about the issues I was having with stopping analogs entirely. The first couple of weeks I kept decreasing then I was back up to 1 PAD. Given I started at 50 analogs per day, this was still Good News. Over the past 12 days, I'm now almost off analogs entirely - I've had 18 in 12 days. (Blows my mind to think of that!)

    I vape 80% 12 mg and 20% 24 mg. But with chain vaping, or so I thought, I was still having issues with transitioning.

    I had guesstimated I was having 2-3 ml a day. But tonight after a discussion with someone, I actually went through all 20 bottles I have (and counted 2 I completely finished), looked at how much was in the 8 attys I have.... and figured out that...

    in 8 weeks - exactly 56 days - I've had 42 ml of liquid. This is less than 1 ml a day.

    I'm not sure how that is even possible, but those numbers are accurate within a couple percentage points. I don't take big draws so I guess chain vaping for me must be different than for others.

    I have a decent-sized juice order coming next week... so if I keep at this rate, I may have enough juice on hand to last me a year lol
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    AND you are saving a TON of $.
    You are doing great I'd say. I transitioned for several months before ditching the analogs for good. Though I needed to stay at a really high nic mg for a while to cope. It's not easy we know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tnash View Post
    AND you are saving a TON of $.
    You are doing great I'd say. I transitioned for several months before ditching the analogs for good. Though I needed to stay at a really high nic mg for a while to cope. It's not easy we know.
    Thanks! Yup, I hit $750 saved a couple days ago AFTER all vaping expenses. I've gotten an ego kit with 2 batteries, itaste mvp and the attys/juices I mentioned.

    Thanks for the encouragement!
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    Unless there are outside circumstances of you quitting tobacco, don't ride yourself so hard with deadlines and such. Funny, I just posted in another thread regarding 12-step meetings and vaping, and I just have to say this...one day at a time.
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    Great, but as we say here "have backups for your backups".
    A couple of weeks ago I really was glad to follow this advise when my backup didn't work while I was away from home. Thank goodness for my third devise! Better safe than sorry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by suspectK View Post
    Unless there are outside circumstances of you quitting tobacco, don't ride yourself so hard with deadlines and such. Funny, I just posted in another thread regarding 12-step meetings and vaping, and I just have to say this...one day at a time.
    Thanks... it's just a matter of wanting it done and over with. Right now, way too much brain space is devoted to analogs. I'm sooo close, I want the cord cut. I'll check out that thread!

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    Everyone's journey is a bit different. Like I said in another thread of yours. Awesome news and glad you're working things out.

    It is a bit shocking when you have some success lol. I too never thought I would ever rid myself of cigarettes in my life. Rock on Sharon!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tnash View Post
    Great, but as we say here "have backups for your backups".
    A couple of weeks ago I really was glad to follow this advise when my backup didn't work while I was away from home. Thank goodness for my third devise! Better safe than sorry.
    Ha.. absolutely. One of my egos died on me and it had already been hard enough not having passthrough with 2 batteries and always forgetting to charge the one I wasn't using! That's how I ended up getting the MVP. I'm getting a 5 pack of ego likes from FT - dirt cheap. Multicolored so I can easily track/rotate difference juices. When I'm at 1k saved, getting another itaste (smaller one than MVP but forget the model name - it's on V3). I probably won't stop getting more stuff, but as long as my savings keep going up - I'm thrilled!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nicetucu View Post
    Everyone's journey is a bit different. Like I said in another thread of yours. Awesome news and glad you're working things out.

    It is a bit shocking when you have some success lol. I too never thought I would ever rid myself of cigarettes in my life. Rock on Sharon!
    Thanks! The shock has been how painless this has been. But I'm just sooo close right now. lol

    Vape on!
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    Sharon this is a pretty common issue. It really appears you used to smoke a lot, and aren't vaping enough. There is no formula out there that says equivocally "I smoke x much, so that equals x much vaping." But 1 ml a day at mostly 12 mg to kick a 2.5 PAD habit... I would hazard an educated guess that that isn't gonna do it.

    I don't know what your vaping habits have turned out to be like, but I have said it a bazillion times: vaping isn't smoking. You don't get those instant rushes and buzzes off vaping that you do with smoking. Chasing cravings with vaping usually doesn't work out well. It's akin to trying to quit with the Nic-O-Gum - by the time you realize you are having a craving fit it's too late to start chewing.

    What I'm getting at is it's hard for some people to figure out the pacing of vaping. The auto pilot habits we had when smoking don't apply here. There is no "start" a cigarette leading to "finish" it. Unless you pick up a PV and press a button every time it doesn't do a thing for you. A pattern of a few hits here, and then put it down for an hour or two, seldom works for someone trying to quit smoking. You actually have to work at vaping enough. It's not the "natural" experience you have been used to with smoking. I hope that makes sense to you.

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