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  1. So today I'm starting week 7 of vaping. I have still been having analogs BUT I am at $480 saved net. I was at $500+ saved a few days ago but I went and ordered an iTaste MVP kit to celebrate.

    I hit a bump this week. One of my 2 ego 650's died on me. Using just one is making it a bit tough but hoping the MVP will arrive by Wednesday.

    Finding a great ADV and getting in more flavors to try around it has really helped. The ADV is butterscotch. I tried it first in 12 mg. Then ordered 30 ml in 24 mg. Now have a 12 mg coming to either have alone or cut the 24 mg.

    I'm giving myself a last week on analogs. I figure have the MVP for a day or two to get used to it and next weekend to ditch them once and for all. I think THIS weekend I'd have been ready if it weren't for having no passthrough and waiting on battery to recharge.
  2. Salt seemed to help the canker sore. Today was first day back at work so I went to bed earlier. Am also cutting back on caffeine. Had a really really difficult night trying to sleep. It's the first time I've had any coughing since starting on e-cigs and it was a miserable night. Do not feel like I got anywhere near enough sleep. Woke up with a minor headache. One of the ones that is JUST enough to annoy.

    5 hours or so into my work day and it's proving to be a challenge. I had to reset the interval spacing on analogs because I had way too much anxiety. But that's okay. I didn't get to 50 analogs/day overnight and I don't expect to kick every single situation at one time.

    07/28 - 15
    07/29 - 14
    07/30 - 12
    07/31 - 18 (both batteries needed recharging at same time and no passthrough :( )
    08/01 - 15
    08/02 - 11
    08/03 - 9
    08/04 - 7

    Total: 101
    Average: 12.6/day
    Analogs NOT smoked: 299
    $ savings on analogs: $122.59
    New attys and e-liquid: $62.21
    Buying pack vs carton: $2.50
    Net: $57.88
  3. I'm on day 8 today of e-cigs. Ugh, I woke up to - what I think - is a canker sore. Painful as ****. Will not let it detract me.

    I'm a little concerned about the habit issue for tomorrow. The next 3 days with work, I need to tackle a really boring type project where I would normally chain smoke. I'll take it on one hour at a time!

    So for the update on where I am. I had been smoking an average of 50 analogs a day before. Yesterday I had planned on having no more than 10 - cutting back 1 from previous day. I got to 9. I had started using a timer to increasing space analogs but started yesterday just putting my max allowance in it's own pack to stagger.


    07/28 - 15
    07/29 - 14
    07/30 - 12
    07/31 - 18 (both batteries needed recharging at same time and no passthrough :( )
    08/01 - 15
    08/02 - 11
    08/03 - 9

    Total: 94
    Average: 13.4/day
    Analogs NOT smoked: 256
    $ savings on analogs: $104.96
    New attys and e-liquid: $62.21
    Buying pack vs carton: $2.50
    Net: $40.25
  4. from: Bill (this is from a post here with permission)

    ]I find this thread amusing. For one, it's not really fair to compare a single carto of unknown origin to the Protank or Davide. You must compare a carto tank with a good carto, punched just right to the Protank/Davide. Once you experience that exact difference, you will sing a different tune, I bet. Vaping is an evolutionary process, and a predictable one, as well. While there are branches, there's always a percentage that evolves in one way, a percentage in another way, but there's not 50 different paths. One guy starts with a CE# and loves vaping. They they get a Vivi Nova, and really like it. Then they try an EVOD and say they like BCC's better (of course, they wick better and burn less, duh). Then they get their Protank, and it's really airy compared with the EVOD. Then they cover one of the three holes, or get an air flow controller. Now, it's the bomb. Then they discover the Davide is born with one less hole, and it's better. Then they hear that the Protank 2 is like the Davide, and it's as good and better than V1.

    At some point, they watch Phil Busardo's video on cartos. They learn that's easy, and he seems to really like them. So, they get a cheap AGR tank, some good boges (or whatever), punch some holes, prime their carto, fill their tank, and then (drum roll), they get a more saturated hit, more vapor, better flavor, and it comes in a tank. Then they discover IBTanked with stainless caps, then a Phiniac with a glass sandblasted Dragon in Orange, then the Kir Fanis Veradero that matches their Provari.

    Somewhere along the line they try a dripper. Wow, what flavor and vapor. How about a dripper with a tank next. Then an RBA with a tank. See it keeps getting better. First the RSST, then the Ithaka clone at FT (very nice, btw), then the kayfun lite comes in, then the Kayfun 3.1, the real Ithaka, the AC9, the Penelope. Wow, this just keeps getting better doesn't it. And the truth is yes it does. It gets so good, you'll dream about this stuff and break the bank taking the next step.....and we haven't even talked about APV's, right? It takes what it takes, and it's just about the best hobby, an addicted person could ever have. Me likee! Me happy! And, I'm happy for you too! Welcome and congrats! Best to you!
  5. I have been tracking how many analogs I've had on a calendar in my kitchen. Thought it might be good to log it here so I don't rely on my poor memory :laugh:! I had been smoking an average of 50 analogs a day before.

    07/28 - 15
    07/29 - 14
    07/30 - 12
    07/31 - 18 (both batteries needed recharging at same time and no passthrough :( )
    08/01 - 15
    08/02 - 11

    Total: 85
    Average: 14/day
    Analogs NOT smoked: 215
    $ savings on analogs: $88.15
    New attys and e-liquid: $62.21
    Net: $25.94
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