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Effect of e-cig use on the number of smoked cigarettes per day

Discussion in 'Polls' started by Vocalek, Jun 22, 2013.

What effect has taking up daily use of an e-cig or PV had on the cigarettes per day (CPD) you smoke.

  1. Smoke more CPD now than before

  2. Smoke the same number of CPD as before

  3. Smoke fewer CPD than before

  4. Don't smoke at all any more

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  1. Vocalek

    Vocalek CASAA Activist ECF Veteran

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    Apr 7, 2009
    Springfield, VA
    If you use e-cigarettes (or a PV) every day, what effect has this had on the number of tobacco cigarettes you smoke per day? The researchers refer to this measure as CPD.

    If you did not smoke before taking up use of a PV, don't select an answer in the poll, because use of PVs by non-smokers is a different issue and deserves its own poll.
  2. Vocalek

    Vocalek CASAA Activist ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Apr 7, 2009
    Springfield, VA
  3. Bimini Twist

    Bimini Twist Twisted Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Dec 27, 2012
    Redneck Riviera
    After 37 years averaging 1.5 packs a day it was beginning to effect me badly. No bad diagnoses, but it was only a matter of time.

    I had tried several methods of quitting before, including spending a small fortune on the patch, all to no avail. I tried a mall kiosk ecig in 2008 or 2009 and it was good enough to get me through long airport travels, but it just didn't work to get me to stop smoking. Last year somebody let me try one of the newer technology PVs and it was nearly perfect. I bought my own and haven't felt the need to smoke since. That was 8 months ago.

    Wheezing in bed - gone.
    30 minute morning hack - gone.
    Stamina - improving greatly.

    Plus all the other benefits mentioned all over this forum.
  4. deanbob

    deanbob Full Member

    Apr 30, 2013
    Derby, UK
    Was an habitual smoker for 20+ years and I started young, there wasn't a day I didn't smoke in all that time.
    I'm now three months without a cigarette, stubbed out my last the morning my PV arrived and haven't looked back.
    The chronic cough I was harbouring for six months dissipated within two weeks of vaping and my chest x-rays have come back clear [sigh of relief ;].
    After watching both my grandmothers lose their life to smoking related diseases, I won't be going back!
  5. djsvapour

    djsvapour ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Oct 2, 2012
    England and Wales
    84% no longer smoke. I hope it stays that high with more votes.

    Maybe people aren't voting because on the surface, if you have quit tobacco, it seems a silly question.

    No tobacco here. That's already 5,000 not smoked.

    and yet, there are people out there who don't believe it, or can't afford to believe it.

    I answered. :)
  6. montara

    montara Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 2, 2012
    As a PAD smoker for over 30 years I knew it was time to quit for good. Having done the Dr./drug route, hypnosis and even cold turkey several times, nothing stuck and I always fell off the wagon. The problem was I didn't WANT to quit.
    June 2012 I was in Las Vegas on business and ran into someone using an ecig and she said something that turned on the light for me. She said "I don't want to quit nicotine, I just needed to find a different delivery system than cigarettes". That was it, I returned home and hit the net and found this forum.
    ECF has changed my life for all the reasons stated above and more. July 4 marks my one year analog free and knowing how much I enjoy vaping I know I will NEVER return to smoking and I have a new hobby!
    After stimulating the economy by trying MANY devices and e-liquids, I am now very content with my current setups. Landing on RBA's and DIY juice no one can ever take away my vice...
    Thank you Vocalek for all you do and fellow ECF supporters for without you this would not be possible.
    (And yes, I am a contributing member of CASAA).
  7. zoiDman

    zoiDman My -0^10 = Nothing at All* ECF Veteran

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    Apr 16, 2010
    Story Bump

    I was a PAD+ Smoker for Over 20 Years.

    I tried EVER Method to Quit. Some worked for Short Periods of Time. 2~4 Weeks. Some didn't work at all.

    Switching to e-Cigarettes was not Painless. I needed to ramp down my use of Cigarettes as I Ramp Up my use of e-Cigarettes using 28mg and at times, 36mg e-Liquids.

    After 6 weeks I was Cigarette Free.

    Then I slowly, over the next 6 months, reduced my Nicotine level down to 12mg. I now use 12mg during the Day and 0mg on Most nights.

    Since I switched to e-Cigarettes, I have Lowered my Blood Pressure and my Cardiovascular Capacity has Vastly increased. My MD is somewhat amazed by my treadmill performance before and after.

    I know that I would never have been able to Quit Smoking without using an e-Cigarette.
  8. syeroc

    syeroc Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 22, 2013
    DSM, IA
    I went from smoking just over a PAD to zero in about 10 days. It has now been almost 3 months with no analogs at all!

    Like many others I had tried to quit many many times in the past. I smoked for about 23 years. Without e-cigs I have no doubt I would still be a PAD smoker.
  9. zoiDman

    zoiDman My -0^10 = Nothing at All* ECF Veteran

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    Apr 16, 2010
    Bump for More Results.
  10. RichardV

    RichardV Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    After smoking for 45+ years & numerous failed attempts to quit I finally decided to give e-cigs a try in March 2012.
    I was astounded that on the first day I went from 30 cigs a day down to 4-5 a day, and in about 6 weeks I quit smoking totally. I started at 24mg/ml and gradually I worked it down to 14mg/ml where I will probably stay at unless our nannies go overboard. If they do then I will have to ween myself off of the nic because I refuse to go back to inhaling burnt tobacco! I treasure being able to take a deep breath and do not miss the constant hacking coughs at all.

    Vape On!!
  11. dmska

    dmska Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 9, 2011
    Smoked for 23 years, 1.5-2 packs a day. Had tried it all, gum, patch, zyban, chantix ( very bad side effects). within a month of buying our starter kits my wife and I had both quit completely, this October will be three years smoke free.
  12. Hoofhearted62

    Hoofhearted62 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 25, 2013
    South Park, Pa. USA
    I quit analogs day one that I started vaping. almost 4 months now. Not going back.
  13. homeuser6

    homeuser6 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 7, 2013
    i was able to quit analogs and switch to vaping
  14. endGame

    endGame Registered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Jan 11, 2014
    WA, USA
    I stopped analogs 1 day after I bought my first carto. I smoked for 25 years and quit several times before. I have not even thought about an analog once since I started vaping.
  15. Deeo

    Deeo Super Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 19, 2013
    Ontario, Canada
    Sorry double post
  16. Deeo

    Deeo Super Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 19, 2013
    Ontario, Canada
    I have been a smoker for 20+ years and i was able to get down to 3-5 smokes the first few days and then 1 at night a few days after that. Within a week of using the ecig i stopped analogs, i am now 3 weeks analog free. I am out of my favorite ejuice. But what i have right now is working too. I am looking forward to the shop here in town to reopen on Wednesday to get my favorite juice again.

    I am also thinking i am ready to get some lower nic to try out. Right now i am at 12ml. Started out with 16ml.

    If i am reading this poll correctly. As of right now 79 people have voted and 66 out of 79 people have quit analogs?!:thumb::headbang::vapor:
  17. turnippits

    turnippits Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 29, 2013
    middlesbrough england
    i started vaping on xmas day and havnt touched a fag since and never will now
  18. inanitydefined

    inanitydefined Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    this really says it all for vaping doesn't it. over 80% quit completely, the rest cut down. Not one responder smokes as much as they did before vaping
  19. hurricanegirl100

    hurricanegirl100 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Quit the very first time I tried an e-cig back in October of 2011. After smoking for 31 years, it's still remarkable to me that I don't smoke anymore. Last year, just out of curiostiy, I tried to smoke an analog. Couldn't do it. Damn thing tasted putrid...I've never looked back after that.
  20. Ryedan

    Ryedan ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 31, 2012
    Ontario, Canada
    I smoked for 37 years. I vaped and smoked for a couple of weeks and then quit smoking. I have not had a cigarette in almost two years now.
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