Positive side effects of vaping

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  1. nitewriter

    nitewriter Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    I believe it is important to know the positive effects of giving up analogs, as encouragment to us all. It could also serve as encouragement to those who ghost-read these forums who are considering kicking the habbit, as well as reinforcement that we are doing the right thing by vaping.

    I can breathe better, smell better, sleep better (reduced snoring). I feel more energetic (aside from being stuck to this forum) and I'm looking forward to enjoying a longer and healthier life.
     
  2. Kaston

    Kaston Super Member ECF Veteran

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    I left behind 2 of my 3 batteries over the holidays on accident, and thus got a pack of smokes. I have been vaping only for a month and a half, and going back to cigs for a few days was disgusting! They tasted awful, stank, and gave me an instant headache and nausea!

    That to me is the best side effect of vaping!
     
  3. riddle80

    riddle80 Super Member ECF Veteran

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    I can smell everything now! It's good and bad because everything in my house smells like an ashtray. I couldn't smell worth a lick before! Funny, because my dog is sitting next to me panting near my face and it's about to make me sick..lol. He needs some doggie gum or something! Couldn't smell that before! I'm LOVING me some scented candles too now that I can really smell them :).

    I'm starting to be able to breathe better. I don't feel sick and have that yuck feeling in the mornings from smoking too many cigs the night before. I just feel overall more healthy :). My body isn't cursing me for stuffing 2 packs worth of cigarette smoke down it each day.
     
  4. Texas

    Texas Full Member

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    I've only been vaping now for about 33 hours..(not constant even though my wife thinks I am) She and I started at the same time and quit at the same time yesterday.. It was actually kind of funny.. she had the last analog and we shared it together while we opened our boxes and put everything together..

    I think my sense of smell is getting better... I haven't been able to smell for almost 26yrs... My wife today told me that my hands don't smell like smoke anymore...lol
     
  5. riddle80

    riddle80 Super Member ECF Veteran

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    Congrats to the both of you Tex! Be prepared because there's all sorts of new smells you'll pick up that you didn't before. Some good, some bad. All the non-smokers I know must of been very polite w/me before..lol. I just plain couldn't smell anything, so I thought a little Febreeze was covering it all up. Boy was I wrong! Like your avatar btw ;).
     
  6. Texas

    Texas Full Member

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    Thank you for the congrats and the avatar liking.. :)
    As for the smells.. I'm getting scared..lol It's been so long and actually spicy food is starting to be spicy all of a sudden when I could use to eat habaneros like it was nothing... lol
     
  7. slianfoxob

    slianfoxob Super Member ECF Veteran

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    eep! I hope that last part isn't true. we cook with habaneros a lot in this house. I have yet to since starting vaping though. Imma scared now...

    oh and gabby, that dog breath thing - soooo true! my little girl's breath is kicking! my boyfriend says it doesn't smell any worse than usual but I'm now brushing her teeth twice a day instead of just once. haha.


    Foxy
     
  8. peachette

    peachette Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    Since vaping, I just feel heathier. I take the stairs! (cuz I can now)
    and I don't cough anymore!

    My daddy, thinks I look kinda sexy vaping with black pen! He says I look like Ginger on Gilligan's Island - hee hee
     
  9. ringdoc

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    I think I feel better, I have not had an analog since 2ND week in Dec. and have been vapin and snusin since then, and have been vapin on and off for about a month before that. but I have a constant cough, sore throat and sore lungs from coughing. I have rad a cpl articles on quiting smoking and it says it could be from quiting smoking, they say most feel like crap for the first year. they do not tell you that when you quit smoking
     
  10. malyden

    malyden Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    I started vaping at Christmas time and since then I've had a lot more energy, don't have as many sinus issues, feeling much more chipper through out the day, and yes I can smell bothe the good and the bad lol :)
     
  11. mixxy

    mixxy Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    There is a product called www.petzlife.com that is a "natural" treatment for breaking down tartar & does wonders for bad breath! We use it on our dogs and it works great.. just a couple of sprays in the mouth with or without brushing. :D
     
  12. slianfoxob

    slianfoxob Super Member ECF Veteran

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    i wish i could say that. well, in a way, I can. I feel more awake when I'm awake but I sleep an awful lot now. I was used to getting 4 to 5 hours of sleep and now I've been sleeping the recommended 6-8. I guess that's a good thing but I feel like I'm sleeping my life away...


    Foxy
     
  13. Texas

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    I'm kind of like you.. When I sleep.. I want to sleep now.. but only after a few tosses and turns throughout the night.. I wake up a couple of times.. but then after that I am out and don't want to get up when I have to take my son to school... Then I nap for a couple of hours around noon.. and then I sleep good and don't want to wake up...

    Thank goodness my wife and I work from home..lol This maybe from going back to school and not having to worry when to get up while they were out on vacation... not sure will keep it updated.. it's only their 3rd day back.. so to soon to really tell.. But I do kind of feel more tired than normal..
     
  14. nitewriter

    nitewriter Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    I know what you guys mean about sleeping more. It's always been my biggest side effect from quitting analogs and taking in lower doses of nicotine as with patches and inhaler. I believe it's our bodies adjusting to those lower doses. And yes, I do think we get less vaping than analogs, (have read here that it's 1/9 th of regular cigs.) unless we get a mouthfull of liquid. At any rate, I think we'll get through it and be much better for it in the long run.

    Hang in there and focus on the positive!
     
  15. Kate

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    I'm not convinced that's true, it doesn't make sense with the measurements for one thing. Not everything on the internet is accurate ;)

    I have less of a cough but more disturbed dreams, overall I feel better.
     
  16. nitewriter

    nitewriter Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    Thanks Kate, I know that not all that is stated here is gospel, (yuk yuk) do you think the excessive sleepiness could be our withdrawls from other carsenigens (sp) in analogs? Personally, I've always thought it to be from lack of nicotine stimulation.
     
  17. Kate

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    Hi Nitewriter, I'm not sure why some folk are more fatigued, I read that quitting smoking causes that and suspect it's the chemicals but can't say for sure.

    It should pass in a few weeks or months as detoxification proceeds by the sounds of things.
     
  18. TropicalBob

    TropicalBob Vaping Master ECF Veteran

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    Nitewriter: All sources of nicotine in vapor come from the same researcher, Dr. Murray Laugesen of Health New Zealand. On a home page of that organization's Web site, he says each inhalation of vapor provides half the nicotine of a cigarette puff. In his initial report from his clinical trial, he says each inhalation is one-fifth that of a cigarette. In an email to the Australians on their ban, he now says it is 9%.

    I made an error in saying one-ninth. IT IS LESS than one-ninth, according to his latest post. Now, you can believe whichever figure you want, and Kate can believe whatever figure she wants. But I'm sourcing it for you.

    Whichever it is, it isn't equal to a cigarette. In my experience, not even close!
     
  19. Kate

    Kate Moved On

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    There seem to be no facts, no blood tests for absorption, no consistent estimates, just opinions. Opinions can be different, everyone has to take responsibility for their own research and decisions.

    There are too many overdose stories for us to be getting less nicotine in my opinion. We can take more mg with higher pH.
     
  20. leaford

    leaford Supplier Services Provider ECF Veteran

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    The incredible shrinking Nic hit!

    Bearing in mind that you can use a wide variety of strength e-liquids, the result is dependant on the liquid used, so it's worthless as a generalization.
     
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