10th day vaping, but cig craving is growing

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  1. Warzoid

    Warzoid Full Member

    This is my 10th day vaping and not smoking cigarettes, but it seems like my craving for analogs is just growing days after days. How long does it take for this craving to go away? :glare:

    I just went to mcdonalds and after eating the craving was insane I almost bought a pack.
  2. Ryedan

    Ryedan Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    It's different for everyone. Took me a few weeks for the worst of it to pass and then a few months to get past the rest. What I did was to vape through the pangs. So basically if I wanted a smoke, I vaped as much as I needed instead.

    How much nicotine is in your juice in mg? What hardware are you using?

    Hang in there, it does get better!
  3. StarDose

    StarDose Super Member ECF Veteran

    Personally I found ry4 to be my goto when I wanted a smoke and just vaped until the craving died. 12mg worked for me and I used to smoke about 5 - 6 packs a week.
  4. Amish Ed

    Amish Ed Super Member ECF Veteran

    Yeah, my first month or so was really bad for me too, but it rapidly got better afterwards. I used 24mg and chain vaped perpetually during that time. Plus, I some 36mg on hand for the really bad times. A year later I'm at 18mg and keep 36mg around still. It's good for the bad days and for fishing (I don't vape much while fishing, I need both hands).
  5. Warzoid

    Warzoid Full Member

    im vaping 18mg juice and using a v3 ego spinner. i think its a clone of some other PV not sure which one
    nic is not the problem, its the taste. I miss the taste of cigs >.>
  6. DontAshOnTheDog

    DontAshOnTheDog Full Member

    It sounds like you were a pretty heavy analog enthusiast. I was only on two packs a week and it took 18mg eliquid to finally stop for good. You may also need more robust batteries to get a good wattage going to increase intensity, egos and the like are a bit piddly in my opinion.

    Edit: There are some wonderful tobacco flavored liquids out there, even some designed to taste like particular brands.
  7. 7sixtwo

    7sixtwo Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    You miss the taste of burning? :?:

    Imo, if you really want to quit the coffin nails for good, you will. If not, then not. It's up to you.

    Objectively, vaping will satisfy your body's physical craving for nicotine. However, the psychological addiction to smoking, (which sounds quite strong in your case), must be overcome with willpower.
  8. FlamingoTutu

    FlamingoTutu Vaping Master ECF Veteran

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    Congratulations on 10 days cigarette free! That's awesome. :toast:

    I had the same problem until I went up to 24mg, and I smoked ultra lights, go figure. It still took time but was a hell of a lot easier to deal with. I failed the first time because I way underestimated the amount of nic I needed. After a while the 24mg was too strong and I began thinning it with the same flavor Omg nic juice. Keep up the great work!
  9. redsox

    redsox Full Member

    I feel ya, I'm 16 days cig free and still want one bad at times. I'm using an ego with 6mg juice....guess i need to step my game up
  10. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Stay determined. The cravings are different for every individual. Some were just able to quit without really intending to with vaping, it was easy for them. Others struggle, both vaping and smoking alternatively. No one way is the "right way", whatever you feel will work best for you.

    I allowd myself a few cigarettes a day during my first week vaping. I tried not to smoke, but when I got a craving I vaped more. If that didn't work, I allowed myself half a cigarette, and saved the rest. I continued this method for the entire week.

    It wasn't long for the cigarettes to start to taste really BAD, especially the remaining half of a stubby. I began to prefer vaping and not want the cigs. By the end of the week the last pack I had set aside for my "quit week" were done, and so was I. I haven't touched or wanted a cigarette in 1.5 years.

    I may go against conventional wisdom when I say you won't be breaking any laws if you allow yourself half a cigarette. More than likely you'll be surprised at how awful it tastes and you'll probably put it out.

    We have a saying here on ECF. "It's not the number of cigarettes you smoke that count, it's the ones you didn't."

    Stay strong. Vape hard. Vape proud. You can and will do it. :vapor:
  11. Caridwen

    Caridwen ECF Moderator Senior Moderator Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I never really intended to quit so I never really tried that hard not to smoke. I gradually smoked less and less until I stopped altogether. It helped that I didn't have my favorite brand, just some nasty RYO. If you do buy cigs, don't buy your favorite brand.

    I had some high nicotine liquid for those times where I really did have a craving. I'd tell myself I'd wait 10 minutes and the craving usually went away.
  12. Shadav

    Shadav Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    if you were a heavy smoker i'm sorry to say that 18mg will not be strong enough...I started vaping at somewhere around 36mg lol
    I would up your nic level to at least 24mg and go from there (later you can lower the nic level once your nic fits subside)....also when vaping instead of inhaling into lungs try going from mouth to exhaling out nostrils this seems to give more of a nic hit fix....the nostrils absorb nic better...but for that "smoking" feeling I do every other draw into lungs and out nostrils

    and even though I wasn't a chain smoker, I chained vaped at first like crazy mad lmfao but after a few weeks it was easier and my health increased ;) I could smell again and wasn't waking coughing up my lungs :D (that is once all the leftover tar and build up from years of smoking got out of my system)
  13. MoonLit_Water

    MoonLit_Water We All Shine On Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I agree with Baditude on the half a cigg thing, it not only will help with the cravings it will also taste pretty bad. Also vaping is replacing the nicotine from ciggs and not the many, many other chemicals that come with ciggs. Your body needs to become use to not having them enter Your blood stream. And be sure to drink plenty of water to help flush Your system.
  14. Warzoid

    Warzoid Full Member

    I dont understand how 18mg can be not strong enough.
    I mean I was a heavy smoker, about 50 cigs a day, but thats about what, 50mg a day?
    now im smoking about 3ml a day so thats 54mg of nic a day.
  15. Caridwen

    Caridwen ECF Moderator Senior Moderator Verified Member ECF Veteran

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  16. MoonLit_Water

    MoonLit_Water We All Shine On Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Some one else will come along and explain it better tan I can but
    The nicotine in vapor does not enter Your body the same way as it does with smoke.
  17. Susan W.

    Susan W. Provarinati in fideliam ☆ Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    After 6 months, I still think I want one. The first month was the hardest and I did allow myself to have a cigarette in the morning and one in the evening for a while. It takes a while for all the toxins to leave your body too. Like everyone said, drink lots of water.
  18. sdep

    sdep Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Well go have emergency surgery like I did, 30 days ago , I'm Vaping like a baby sucks a bottle...but I will never smoke a real cigarette again because I have found something better tasting with more potent nicotine and my Cardiologist "Recommended that I switch" I would increase your Nic level and try a flavor that is not a clone to a real cigarette. I was a Menthol smoker and I vape Spearmint, similar but more refreshing and when I smell a real cigarette I hate the smell. Vaping tastes so good too. and make sure you don't buy e-juice for 7.00 per 10 ml go online to RTS Vapes and "ROLL YOUR OWN"

    Good Luck , you CAN do it. !!

    Steve -
  19. jericoriver

    jericoriver Please support CASAA Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Get at least some 24 mg. You don't get as much nicotine from the vapor as you did from smoke. Most of it is absorbed in your mouth and throat.Unlike the smoke being absorbed in your lungs.
  20. FlamingoTutu

    FlamingoTutu Vaping Master ECF Veteran

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    For whatever reason it's not letting me quote text at the moment. What Baditude said in part, "I allowd myself a few cigarettes a day during my first week vaping. I tried not to smoke, but when I got a craving I vaped more. If that didn't work, I allowed myself half a cigarette, and saved the rest. I continued this method for the entire week." A week? Lucky dog. I smoked and vaped for 3-4 months before I quit smoking. The important part was I quit. Six months now. Found a couple of old packs of smokes a few months later and tried one. It was horrible. It was so awful I tried another one about an hour later and it was just as bad. Destroyed the rest. It really did put a damper on the cig craving thing though.
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