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Is vaping more than I used to smoke ok?

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  1. WayneH86

    WayneH86 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 30, 2012
    Anyone else vape more than you used to smoke? Is this a problem, especially if you're trying to quit??
  2. Kay1959

    Kay1959 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Not at all...unless you start getting a headache. If you start getting a headache, it means you're getting too much nico in your system. I vape ALOT more than I smoked I think...just cause I enjoy it so much more! Love all the flavors! I've lost 6 lbs so far cause I'm feeding my sweet tooth with 0 calories! lol!
  3. Alaricnj

    Alaricnj Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 17, 2012
    New Jersey
    I've noticed that i Vape more than i smoked. I've read on this site that the absorption rate of Vaping and Smoke are very different. You get alot more nicotine absorption with traditional smoke. Meaning you need to vape more than you smoked for your body to get the amount of nicotine it is useto. I'm sure others will comment aswell but it sounded right to me.
  4. icanbreatheagain

    icanbreatheagain Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 5, 2012
    strong island, ny
    Yes, i vape aalloottt. Only 4 weeks analog free. But im using 1.8 percent disposables until my kit comes in with a stronger juice.
  5. yzer

    yzer Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Nov 23, 2011
    Northern California
    Depends. I spend about double the amount of time vaping that I did smoking but I'm pretty sure I'm getting considerably less nicotine than when I smoked.

    Find out how much nicotine you got from each brand-specific cigarette that you used to smoke here. If you know of more recent information, feel free to post a link. I smoked Camel Blue 99s. That shows up on this older list by the older name: Camel Light 100 HP (hard pack)

    Erowid Tobacco Vault : Info on Nicotine Content of Cigarette Brands

    I know from this information that the 30 cigarettes I smoked per day provided 24mg of nicotine per day.

    Now look at your nicotine juice concentration and how much juice you vape per day. I vape 2ml of 24mg of juice per day. That shows a total of 48mg of nicotine in the juice I vape each day. However, vaping is a much less effective means of delivering nicotine to the body than smoking. Most estimates I have read say vaping is only 30% as effective as smoking. So, 30% of that 48mg I vape each day is about 17mg of nicotine.

    17mg sounds about right to me, as I noticed a substantial nicotine deficit the first three days after I switched to vaping exclusively, and quit all cigarettes.
  6. PittBoss

    PittBoss Vaping like a boss Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 27, 2012
    Lincoln, NE
    Still continue to chain vape throughout the day unless I'm really occupied or at the gym. As alaricnj the absorption rate is slower than ciggies. I want to say that one will absorb anywhere from 10-40% of the nic roughly, somebody correct me if I am way off. We also absorb the nic much slower than with sticks.
  7. yzer

    yzer Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Nov 23, 2011
    Northern California
    Plus, without the MAOIs present in tobacco tar the effect of the nicotine we get is reduced.
  8. Astatine

    Astatine Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 9, 2011
    From reading posts on the site, I think it is a very common phenomenon.
  9. TheMuppet

    TheMuppet Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 22, 2012
    Tacoma, Wa
    From all the reading and information on here.. I am under the belief that we dont absorb the vaped nic as fast or as much , as for i'll leave that too the math scholars too sort out

    I vape 18 mg (not sure of how much) and being a 1.5 pad analog smoker i vape more, but get the same nicotine or less then smoking

    I say Vape your face off, if it get you away from analogs....
  10. fisher

    fisher Senior Member ECF Veteran

    May 4, 2012
    I noticed that when I switched from analogues to ecigs that the nicotine took a lot longer to come on and kept coming on for a while after I stopped vaping. Sort of like a patch. I also noticed that I got less nicotine than I got from a quick hit on a stinkie. I think there is an adjustment period. Once the smoking callous that your body creates to help protect your mouth, throat and lungs from the heat and noxious smoke breaks down you start absorbing the nicotine in the vapor better.
  11. kcrafton

    kcrafton Full Member

    Apr 26, 2012
    Cary, NC
    I just went from 1pk/d Marlboro Medium 100s to vaping, and I find it takes 20mins about every hour or 1.5h to keep up with the cravings -- even on 36mg / 6mL juice! It's normal, because you're not getting nearly as much nicotine (I'm going through a touch of withdrawal even at that rate), but the withdrawal is much much easier than any other way I've tried quitting (patch, lozenge, gum, zyban, chantix...). You will get used to it if you are going through withdrawal, and your body will adjust over time to your new habit -- either you'll keep vaping more than smoking or it'll taper off to adjust your schedule and life.

    You'll know when you've had too much. If you start feeling nauseous or like your heart is pounding, you've started down the road of overdose. Just quit, wait an hour, and you will have burned off the excess (excuse the pun) and be just fine.
  12. iamgarffi

    iamgarffi Full Member Verified Member

    Aug 16, 2010

    You need to ask yourself what you want to gain from Vaping. If you want to smoke period (meaning no nicotine, no inhaling, nothing that would remind of you smoking habit) then less and less would be called the quitting process. If you end up vamping mode than you would normally smoke is called "getting a new hobby" :)
  13. Thraizer

    Thraizer Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 22, 2012
    I chain vape :D I'm on my 3rd week free of analogs. Well, last week I got my first vv mod, a clone vv lavatube and I can't put the damn thing down! the flavor is just so good. I find vaping more pleasant than smoking.
  14. Youssefa

    Youssefa Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 15, 2009
    Gainesville, FL USA
    Most ppl smoke an entire cig. But ecigs then might take 2 3 drags and put it down... I would never smoke a cig 2 3 drags put it out and come back to smoke the rest later... Would taste terrible. I think it balances out.

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  15. dsmith10

    dsmith10 New Member

    Dec 9, 2011
    I agree with 'iamgarffi', if you started to vape because you want to quit smoking then it probably not the best because you are still inhaling a lot of nicotine..unless you are using a no nicotine eliquid. However If you vape just as a healthily alternative to smoking then yeah its completely fine. Anybody on here know where I can get a e cig that glows a different colour than red? The reason I ask is because every time I use my current e cig in a public place and am asked to go outside...I have read online that people in a similar position said once getting one that glows a different colour than red are less likely to get hassled
  16. jersey girl

    jersey girl Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 16, 2012
    New jersey
    I don't know what type you have but if its a stick battery as I call them (cig size) I just saw on a site a cap that goes over the lcd light. So sorry I don't remember which one I was on. If I find it, I will post back.
  17. jersey girl

    jersey girl Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 16, 2012
    New jersey
    Ok, found it on smokeless image, called a stealth battery cap for 24 cents. Beats buying new batteries.
  18. Prism

    Prism PIF MODERATOR Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Jun 4, 2010
    It is normal to vape more than you smoked especially at first. Be careful and try and vape low mg or no mg if possible a few hours before you go to bed or if you think you might be overdoing it though so you don't get a nic rush and stay up all night. When I first started I used high mg in the morning and tapered off to 0 nic at night because I vaped so much.
  19. swedishfish

    swedishfish Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 28, 2010
  20. panhandleguy

    panhandleguy Senior Member ECF Veteran

    May 9, 2012
    fl panhandle
    Thanks, I was wondering about this.
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