When I started vaping, it was supposed to be an additional thing - for home, so that the house wouldn't smell so bad. After an afternoon of just vaping I tried an analog and tasted so horrible, that I put it out immediatly.
That was it. No more analogs for me.
After over 30 years of smoking, the last years up to 50 a day, I just had to stop because of the bad taste.
I started out with 24mg/ml nicotine (the strongest we get offline in Germany) and felt good. I didn't miss smoking, felt more or less instantly, that my breathing was improving and I could climb stairs without needing to stop to catch my breath.
After six months I am now down to around 10mg/ml nic most of the time. Just sometimes, when I'm stressed or feel the urge, I go back to higher nic.
I have spent a small fortune on ecigs and several brands before I found the tank model I use now. Once I started with that I haven't wanted a cigarette at all, it's only been a few days, however with my previous types of ecigs I still wanted to smoke regular cigarettes.
Thanks for all the encouraging posts guys for others having same issues as me this thread is great it comes with medical endorsement
Advice for New E Cig Users with Cigarette Cravings
For me it was a gradual process. No cigs after taking my shower and going to work until I got home again. That cycle lasted about 2 months before I finally switched over completely to vaping ending a 34 y.o. habit.
Oddly enough my need for nicotine paled in comparison to the need to have something substitute the times I would usually smoke. The psychological addiction for me was worse than the physical. You learn interesting things about yourself when you switch to vaping instead of lighting up. Especially how you have conditioned your daily routines to include smoking as an integral filler or reward for everyday things. Finish eating, have a smoke, down time at work, go burn one, get behind the wheel of your car, light up, plop into the Lazy Boy and grab the remote, oh yeah time to light up.
Just become more aware of when you are prone to smoke and keep the PNV at hand, as mentioned use some higher strength nicotine juice until the cravings subside, and don't panic if you fall off the wagon a few times. Just keep at it and soon you will be able to put smoking behind you and make the full time switch to vaping.
When I quit about a year ago, I had no intensions of quitting. I was heading out on a road trip with my wife, and I bought a 2 piece kit because I wanted to smoke as lil as possible while I was in the car with her. So I really wasn't trying to actually cut back on analogs, was just trying not to smoke in the car. But, the more I used the E-smoke, the more I liked it! I bought 4 cartons of analogs while I was on that trip because they were cheaper in NC then they were in orlando. 2 weeks after I got home I realized that I still hadn't even made it through the first carton because I was using my E-cig so much. So a few days after that I went the whole day with out an analog, and well, the rest is history! I sold the other 3 cartons to my friends and haven't smoked again since! I was a Pk to Pk & 1/2 a day smoker for 17 yrs! But now I've been free from the grips of Parliament Lights for the past year and hopefully will be for the rest of my life!
My story..and realize that everyone is different in how they quit analogs.
Week 1-2 I had a two piece e-cig model. I went down from 30 cigs a day to around 12 and eventually 8 cigs. Then I got my Buzz Pro.... I then went down to around 5 a day. I have still been trying to find my "LOVE IT" juice.. one that I just love vape, produces the vapor that satisfies me, and the taste that I like (and minimal nose sting, and throat irritation...turns out I had a PG sensitivity). I found that juice and for the last week I have been analog free, except for 2 I had at work this week due to stress.
I knew this is going to work the day that my wife and I went to dinner. I had to stop at a local store for the wife to run in. I had just bought a pack of smokes, and I had my Buzz with me. As soon as we stopped and she ran it... I reached for my PV and started happily vaping. It wasnt until my 4th or 5th vape that I realized what I had done... instead of reaching for my cigarettes...I reached for my PV first.
The key is ... cut down to what you are comfortable with. Challenge yourself a little day by day... take one cig out and try vaping instead. One of my hardest to give up was my after dinner smoke... but now with my LOVE IT jucie at 24mg nic... I was able to give it up.
The other key is...you will eventually get down to the last 4 or 5 smokes a day. Those smokes are you hardest to get rid of... its at that point you have to make up your mind that THIS is what you want to do...and do it! For some that was immediate and easy, or others like me...not so easy. What made it TOLERABLE was my vape took away 90% of my cravings...the rest of the 10% was willpower.
Good luck and stick with it... the way I see it even if you are able to cut down from 30 or 40 analogs a day to 5 a day...thats 25-35 analogs you are no longer polluting your body with. The other 5 will come sooner or later....
I still smoked for about a week while vaping. Switch went pretty smooth for me. I think most of it is that I was wanting to use up the cigs I had bought, if I didn't it felt like I was wasting money.
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