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  1. Jebbn

    Jebbn Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 2, 2018
    Australia
    Hey Cheeri, I hope you find a method that brings you success. What ever you do just keep aiming for the goal.
     
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  2. Horselady154

    Horselady154 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 15, 2013
    United States
    For me, I had to decide that I just wasn't going to smoke another cigarette. No matter what. It was made easier that a cat I owned had just been diagnosed with heart disease and I absolutely could not smoke around him. I told myself at the times it was hard, that I just hadn't found the right setup combination for me. So, as I did more research and trial and error, I just kept vaping what I had. I did discover that I didn't start out with strong enough e-juice. At the beginning, I went up to 24mg. That did make it easier for me, because I had been a heavy smoker. I've come down from that significantly since that time.

    Today, there are so many options out there that didn't exist when I first started. Since you are new to this whole thing, you're probably going to be most interested in mouth-to-lung delivery devices. Because they more give you the sensation of smoking than direct-to-lung. You're lucky, because today, there are a variety of good MTL tanks, etc. out there. :)
     
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  3. englishmick

    englishmick Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Sep 25, 2014
    Naptown, Indiana
    One more thought. I went down from 24mg to 18mg and didn't even notice the difference. Then I went down to 12mg and I was bouncing off the walls. Went back up to 18 for a long time. So, at least for me, the nic level was very important. If I wasn't getting enough nic it wasn't going to work. So don't scrimp on the nic, use as much as you need.
     
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  4. zoiDman

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

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    Apr 16, 2010
    So-Cal
    Why? Because Quitting Smoking can be :censored: Hard.

    LOL

    For Me, I couldn't completely Switch to e-Cigarettes using just One e-Cigarette. I had to use 2.

    Here's How I Did It...
    Vaping 2 years/still can't quit cigs
     
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  5. kross8

    kross8 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 20, 2016
    Seabrook Texas
    2pad/35years,,, decided to try vaping without any real commitment,(honestly I just wanted to say I tried it and it didn't work) I liked smoking,,,I go into deep thought and stay there,,, so starting at 24mg and heavy with chain vaping the first week or so took a real commitment,,, after that I slid down the nic scale as taste buds returned,,, and my mod/atty purchases improved. Before I knew it without making any real effort I was 1-3mg nic.

    My husband failed many times with vaping,,, yet in Jan he made the leap with a pod system (this hurt my ego cuz I always bought everything in pairs so he did have access to good gear). He has stuck with it,,very proud of him,,, and yes he only likes the pods :) and I'm fine with that.

    As mentioned before he is not in great health,. Skinny - yet he can eat a ton of junk food,,, he finally went to the doctor yesterday and was told he has emphysema and high BP (190/110). This doesn't really surprise me. Dr gave him an inhaler for once a day, and BP pills for once a day both for next 2weeks to see how he adjusts. His dr was fine with vaping and glad he got off cigs,, but he may have switched too late to make a difference in life span or quality.
     
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  6. Frenchfry1942

    Frenchfry1942 Chillin' Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 12, 2014
    Rivanna
    Sad to hear, but I hope.

    I started at 36mg. Went to 24 after a couple days. I wanted to actually sit and vape. The 36 was like a single draw per hour. But, I knew it would work. Not quite like smoking a cig, but it still slowly got into my system.

    Taste took me a lot longer, it seems. I was more in the 5-6 month range.

    I didn't really care much about flavor, once I realized it would take time. I just vaped something tolerable and didn't smoke.

    I am particular about taste now, though. I have a pretty good choco-cookie.

    Still hoping for the best. Emphysema is...tough.
     
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  7. MetalSteve

    MetalSteve Senior Member

    Mar 10, 2019
    I'm a newbie to vaping but as a new ex-heavy smoker, maybe I can help.

    I picked up the Juul about 10 weeks ago on a whim. I got one of those discount referral codes and figured I'd give it a try. Best case scenario, I figured it would help me cut down from the 30+ big, unfiltered, roll-your-owns I smoked every day.

    I charged up my Juul, popped in a 5% nic pod, and went out to meet some friends. I wanted to see how long I could go with only the Juul and I brought my pouch of tobacco with me just in case. I made it the whole evening without opening the tobacco. To make a long story short, chainvaping 50 mg nicsalt got me off smokes and I haven't had one since. I graduated from the Juul to a reliable pod device and continue with 50 mg nicsalt.

    It's awesome you've cut down so much. That's a huge step. Maybe try high nic and do it as much as helps keep you away from cigs.
     
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  8. DeloresRose

    DeloresRose Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Apr 25, 2014
    toledo ohio
    I quit easy the first time. I wasn’t even trying. I just started vaping and within a couple weeks, I wasn’t smoking.

    Then I went down too far in the nic. 3 mg. Fell off the wagon. I never went back to the 1.5 pad I used to smoke, and I never quit vaping, but it was really hard to quit after that. Took me months.

    What I did was tried everything.

    I already diy, so I made all different nic strengths. I vapes the high stuff when the craving was really bad.

    I bought all sorts of gear. I used a dripper at the worst times. I learned to build. I tried RTAs, bigger mods, tiny mods, you name it. I made dozens of different flavored juices.

    I was on a mission.

    It took me months and determination, but I got there.

    And still, whenever I crave, I shop instead. Good thing I love vape gear more than smoking, because I can always talk myself out of buying a pack by buying a new rta or something! And my collection is a testament to how hard I’ve craved.
     
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  9. vapdivrr

    vapdivrr ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 8, 2012
    sarasota,fl
    Seems like you tried sub ohm tanks with low regular nic and juul type device with higher salt nic, but haven't tried higher regular nic juices. Your right, those juul types imo aren't very good, so I would recommend a simple mtl high regular nic set up like a nautilus tank (nautilus mini, regular nautilus, nautilus 2, and perhaps there's another newer version) along with a simple box mod (just a regulated battery to run it) actually you probably have a box that's running your sub tanks, so you can use that....with the nautilus use 24 or 18mg regular nic juice, no salts and try that. This type of vape set up has been very successful and is definitely worth a try....

    Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
     
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  10. sofarsogood

    sofarsogood Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Oct 12, 2014
    It took me 6 weeks of dual using to stop smoking but I decided to be a dual user for a while to learn vaping. A brother of mine dual used for 10 months. For both of us that was about 4 years ago. If you keep on vaping eventually you'll stop smoking.
     
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  11. BrotherBob

    BrotherBob ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Dec 24, 2014
    Sunnyvale,CA,USA
    You have posted in the new members forum, you are limited to the number of post in this forum.
    re: New Members - "How many posts do I need to..."
    In the future, you might want to post in the ECF forum most closely representing your question. Suggest posting in :General vaping discussion and chat, General Vaping Discussion
    Often times,you may receive more knowledgeable/germane information from the membership in the above/appropriate forum.
     
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  12. Cheeri

    Cheeri Full Member

    Mar 17, 2018
    Ohio, United States
    I recently purchased the berserker mtl tank and the innokin endura t18 ii. I bought a few bottles of 12 mg ejuice 70/30 vg/pg but seems too thick for the innokin and honestly don’t care for either flavor (unfortunately paid around 30 each bottle) between new Stick, tank, mod, and juice another 200 dollars spent and still smoking. But, I definitely like the hit of these better. Unfortunately, gonna have to wait a while before I can get some more juice. And my vape shop only caries up to 12 mg in regular juice and tons of nicotine salts. Thanks for your help!
     
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  13. Cheeri

    Cheeri Full Member

    Mar 17, 2018
    Ohio, United States
    Vape shop near me only carries up to 12 mg. What vg/pg and what tank are you using? Thanks
     
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  14. Opinionated

    Opinionated Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 19, 2015
    My Mountain
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  15. ShrubOhm

    ShrubOhm Senior Member

    Mar 23, 2019
    Fl
    I had a very similar situation to you. My girlfriend and I combined would smoke almost 3 packs a day. I feel like it was easier for us to quit only because it was getting more and more inconvenient to keep smoking.

    We would smoke inside the house all the time and then we got a new rule from the landlord that smoking inside wasn't allowed anymore. Then more and more places we hang out have specific places OUTDOORS where you can't smoke. And we felt like we were smoking so much that we missed out on so much when we were out with friends because we constantly went outside and around the corner to smoke. And then they raised the price of our regular cigs for the millionth time.

    Now we had already wanted to quit but couldn't get motivated to. But now that we couldn't even smoke in our own home without going outside, it was the last straw. We went and got 2 Junos that day. We made a conscious decision to not buy any more cigs. We used the vapes and switched off between that and the smokes until we finished the pack and then transition was complete. After that night we haven't smoked (that was in December). I imagine it had to be more difficult for her because she is 33 and has been smoking since she was 14. I had been smoking for less than 5 years so I felt it was easier to let go.
     
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  16. vapdivrr

    vapdivrr ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 8, 2012
    sarasota,fl
    Unfortunately most local stores dont carry anything over 12mg reg nic and is something you have to order online. The beserker is a good mtl tank and would be equally if not better then a nautilus but 12mg is just to low for a 2.5 pad smoker. Heather's heavenly vapes is a great online vendor that carries from 0 nic to 36mg and whatever pg/vg ratio you want. 50/50 in 18mg to 40/60vg in 24mg would work fine in the beserker. If you like tobacco's, they have some really great ones, especially their Nets which are real extracts and are not coil killers. Dragons fire, huntsman, and temptation are very good , along with heavenly tobacco and heavenly army...their bakery , fruit, and coffee's are awesome too. Good luck....
     
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  17. rosesense

    rosesense ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 1, 2010
    South GA
    When you are comfortable with it, you might start making your own juice, so cheap compared to vendor stuff. In the meantime, I recommend Vapewild. Good stuff and not expensive while you try different flavors. You can pick nic level and pg/vg ratio. They also give you freebies with every order. My favorite eliquid ever is from them, 'Straight Outta Donuts'.

    This info is from @FranC:

    If you get the Welcome Pack and use code WELCOME4 (1 time only) - it will give you 4 x 30ml for $1 and FREE SHIPPING

    You can then add other stuff to the order and still get free shipping.
     
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  18. stols001

    stols001 Mistress of the Dark Nicotinic Arts Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    May 30, 2017
    Tucson, AZ
    Can you order higher nic online? Or even just some nic base to bump up what you have (shouldn't affect flavor that much.)

    I first encountered eigs around 11-12 years ago. I qui (Briefly) went back to work and kind of played with ecigs on the side for a while but I was not really committed.

    Then I almost got dx with COPD and the 19 or so months leading UP to it made me realize I did NOT want to die.

    I got committed. I was sick enough that i wasn't working and I attacked vaping with the same ferocity as I attacked smoking and hung out here a lot. I tried different nic strengths, I tried Whole tobacco alkaloids and they really helped me. Tons of threads on them if you want info on them and how they work.

    l learned a little bit about a lot of stuff and I do a lot of stuff DIY and some building. It was SO fun and I got a lot of support at ECF along the way. I consider EVER ECF member (LOL maybe not a couple) to be my quitting pals but it's sometimes helpful to hear from others the advice you may dole out, like I have suggested MANY times to others "raise your nic" I needed someone to say it to me when I had a somewhat catastrophic relapse, and it really helped.

    I was 3 ppd smoker. I took on the hardest (for me) cigarette first, the am one. I knew if I smoked it would just be smoking all day. On day one I got up, vape and my "delay" was 20 minutes. My husband still smokes. I don't..

    I am back at work, have moved (twice!) but I can happily say my new city is one I have never smoked in. I hope it stays that way. It gets easier, honest.

    Good luck

    Anna
     
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  19. Cheeri

    Cheeri Full Member

    Mar 17, 2018
    Ohio, United States
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  20. GOMuniEsq

    GOMuniEsq Self-Proclaimed Member ECF Veteran

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    Aug 25, 2012
    Alberta, Canada
    I had solemnly promised myself that I would not continue smoking into my 30s. On my birthday, confronted with the choice of going cold turkey or vaping, I chose the vapes. Gave up alcohol a few years later, cold turkey, and was 'dependent' on club soda for a few months to satisfy that urge to lift and sip a carbonated beverage.
     
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