I am almost 2 months vaping now and I can say that my "smokers" cough has all but gone away. I no longer hack horrible gross stuff. Occational cough yes, but nothing like before.
I smoked for 5 years, and stopped 2 years ago and started vaping. I vaped on the eGo for most of that time, but got a provari about 4 months ago. I vape pretty much only AVE juice. I have been noticing that when I go to sleep I need to clear my throat an awful lot lately, and some nights I cough a good amount too. The same for in the morning. Its not especially pleasant, but better than cigs (as others have mentioned). I am really starting to get fed up with having problems like this, and feel like maybe I just need to ween myself off Ecigs too. I am keeping my GF up at night with my loud throat clearing and coughing. This is starting to remind me of why I really wanted to get off of cigs.
It's funny you should bring this up now, as just this week I discovered I can't do 100% VG. Several months ago I purchased one which was just sooooooo yummy I couldn't put it down. Coincidentally several months ago I also started having symptoms like I was smoking in the bar. You know that feeling after you come home after a night of partying and you've been chain smoking non stop? You lay down in bed and your wheezing like crazy and coughing constantly? I'd wake up in the morning and be Ok-but it would start right up again. I was starting to get nervous that this vaping thing wasn't going to work out, or I was going to have to cut down or something.
By this time the bottle of that yummy stuff was starting to get low. So I put it aside to save a bit of it for those special stressful days when I really need that extra sumthing sumthin. Well I had one of those days this week. Guess what? Suddenly I'm wheezing and coughing again. Now I finally made the connection. Hope I never develop a PG allergy cause I'll be screwed. I really enjoy vaping and will continue to do it even when I'm down to 0mg.
I do my DIY mixes at 50/50 and that is fine for me.
My wife gets a bad cough from high-PG liquids. Personally, I've had a hacking cough but it appears to be my lungs expelling years of cigarette debris, so it's probably that.
Nothing about vaping if FDA approved.....the VG and PG used most likely are FDA approved. It's funny you say that about the VG....My doctor is more worried about the whole vaping thing period. While she "thinks" it is better than smoking, she says smoking was around hundreds of years for things to be found out about it, and inhaling vapor from an electronic device, not long enough to know anything about it. (compared to smoking cigarettes)...
Originally Posted by thewomenfolk
I can tell you I think my coughing is better than when I stopped analogs 2 months ago, but the shortness of breath hasn't changed for the better and perhaps gotten worse. (when I say go up and down stairs a bit and such).....
Do I plan on stopping vaping? of course not, I'm having way too much fun with it and I do like that I don't smell like cigs any more. I deal with the public in their homes and I like going in not smelling like an ashtray and in fact have had comments about it from them. Am I positive it's safer than cigs? Nope I don't know that they've been out long enough to say that. I was a smoker for over 40 years. Even in 40 years things on cigarettes have changed. I remember cig commercials on TV....I remember signs about cigs being good for you. I remember people walking a mile for a camel.
I just don't know where all of this will end up. I LOVE vaping, as I loved cigs and have no plans to stop vaping and no plans to go back on cigs. I don't know what the FDA is gonna do, I'm sure however they're either gonna need a huge piece of the pie or they'll outlaw it for I'm sure the tobacco industries will step in with huge amounts of $$$ and make them stop.
There is a tremendous amount of variation between different VG types - you need to look at other brands.
Originally Posted by JewelzBagz
I have ultra-sensitive lungs, and suffer badly in a dusty atmosphere or where there are mold spores in the air. It takes a couple of days for my lungs to clear up after exposure to these things. I could only smoke a max of 5 cigs a day, more than that and I got bronchitis.
I only use 100% VG is it's trouble-free for me - but I found a good brand that is of the highest quality. One all-VG brand I tried made my lungs extremely congested and after 4 days I had to stop using it, another day and I'd have been in the ER.
VG is just fine if you find a brand that works for you. It's now advised as the best option for inhalable medicines.
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Originally Posted by rolygate
May I ask what this brand is??
I've been vaping for nearly 6 weeks after 40+ years of smoking. My very bad smoker's cough went away within the first couple of weeks. A few days ago I received a new e-liquid that I absolutely fell in love with, BUT my smoker's cough returned right along with it. I've been vaping heavier vg ratios and this new liquid was 50/50, so I added some plain VG diluted with distilled water and it's working just fine for me now.
As others have stated, everyone has their own preferences and sensitivities. You just have to pay attention to your body and adjust. In over-all health I feel so very much better, I know without any doubt, vaping is good for "ME"!
Keep searching for your personal solution but don't go back to the analogs full-time!!! Best wishes!!!!!!
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Originally Posted by deach
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