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Do you feel like you vape more than you smoked?

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  1. weinstrauss

    weinstrauss Full Member

    Jun 28, 2012
    I've noticed I vape alot more then I smoked. Is this common?
  2. grad2003amd

    grad2003amd Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 19, 2013
    Morgantown, WV
    Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't. If I am just sitting around watching TV at night (like I am now) I vape a lot. Not so much when I was smoking, because I smoked outside, so it wasn't as convenient. I noticed this evening though, that I don't have that "need to smoke/vape" feeling I always had when I was smoking.
  3. elscorcho

    elscorcho Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 29, 2013
    Treasure Coast, FL
    I definitely do as well. Largely because, as grad said, its more convenient. I can vape in places where I was not able to smoke. Plus I enjoy vaping way more than the end I didn't even enjoy smoking at all, I just did it because of the addiction.
  4. btlarue

    btlarue Full Member

    Apr 9, 2013
    yes. but i also learned that i could because a 15ml bottle can last me a week so it's definitely cheaper so i don't feel guilty
  5. kottonmouth401

    kottonmouth401 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 1, 2013
    RI, USA
    Yes and no. Sometimes I'll work an entire 8 hour shift and not vape once...but then at home after dinner it's pretty much non-stop.
  6. BmoreDoug

    BmoreDoug Full Member

    Jun 8, 2013
    Baltimore MD
    Yeah, it's common. Most of us do it. I keep my vape on my nightstand so I can have a few vapes before jumping in the shower in the morning. I just tell myself it's better than smoking. It must be, I do feel better and I am in good health. Good luck. Maybe I'll cut back someday, but for now it's not happening.
  7. bazmonkey

    bazmonkey Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 25, 2013
    Oakland, CA
    It's natural to vape a lot more than smoke, especially at first.

    * There's less sensation to vaping (taste, throat feel, etc.), so people tend to overdo it at first.
    * The nicotine alone doesn't feel like the chemical cocktail of a cigarette, so people try to overcompensate by vaping till they feel a nicotine buzz.
    * Without having to step outside or take a break for a smoke, people vape more than they mean to because there's nothing obvious stopping them.

    Some simple "fixes":

    * Get stronger juice that leaves you satisfied faster. You'll start vaping less as you feel like you can go longer in between vaping.
    * Put your vaporizer away when you're not using it, and focus on using it in little "sessions" like you would a cigarette. Partitioning your vaping into groups will make it more apparent to yourself how much you're doing it, and you'll naturally cut back.
    * Get weaker juice and just enjoy it!
    * Measure out juice for each day for a week, and force yourself to use less. If you purposely vape more and more each day, you'll crave more and more each day. That works just as well in reverse. Force yourself for a week and you'll naturally want less afterwards.

    If you're anything like me, it'll go like this: you'll get the strongest juice you can to make getting off cigarettes as easy as possible. Then a month later you'll notice you're vaping like crazy and the nicotine is affecting your sleep. It'll be easy to cut back now, because now that you're off cigarettes you don't have that to mentally compare it to. Now I'm down to juice half as strong as I started with, and I finally vape as much as I want without feeling it the next day. I wouldn't have wanted to do that from the start because I would have been craving cigarettes at first too much.
  8. Talyon

    Talyon Vape 4 Life Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Feb 21, 2013
    If u mean more as in puff vs puff, then yes this is normal as your taking in way less nic per puff.

    IMHO I still consider I'm taking in way less nic. So I Vape only when my eyes are open.
  9. OBDave

    OBDave Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I absolutely vape more than I smoked. I was never big on smoking indoors, and about seven years ago when I bought a new truck I decided not to smoke in it, then got a new car and did the same thing and eventually sold off my smoking trucks, and I didn't want to smoke at work (having two jobs as a real estate broker and a writer, you don't want to offend a client or source and some people are really touchy about smoke smell). But now I can vape on my way to work in the morning, sneak a puff or two here or there during the day, and chain-vape at night when I'm writing tomorrow's news just like I used to chain smoke - I only used to smoke 12-15 cigs a day but 10 of them were in one three-hour late night work window.

    I'm not going to let myself worry about it, I have a bunch of 18 and 12 juices and switch to the weaker stuff at night...if I could find a 6 strength juice with any kind of decent throat hit I'd probably cut the nic back even more and just enjoy the vape.
  10. VapHer

    VapHer Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 16, 2013
    Houston, TX

    But I'm totally ok with that :)
  11. stealthmayhem

    stealthmayhem Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    a resounding YES!. But, I am not smoking, so that is what counts.
  12. knitcrotatter

    knitcrotatter Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 22, 2013
    Waterbury, CT, USA
    I vape much more than I ever smoked but I also enjoy it much more than I ever enjoyed smoking!
  13. SFBrianT

    SFBrianT Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 20, 2013
    San Francisco
    Abso-fraking-lutely. I'm sitting here know with some RY4 on my eVic and some cinnamon bun on my twist and I am going back and forth between the two. Can you imagine having a Menthol in one hand and a regular in the other and puffing away on both?
  14. grandmato5

    grandmato5 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 30, 2010
    I've alway vaped more often then I smoked. No reason not too :)
  15. txredxj

    txredxj Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 26, 2013
    Kingfisher, OK
    i had to reduce my nic because i kept over dosing from vaping all the time.
  16. Bill's Magic Vapor

    Bill's Magic Vapor Juice Maker Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 8, 2013
    One thing to keep in mind is that the analogs have 599 additives, with more than 100 of them being added for the purpose of increasing nicotine uptake, among other reasons, in the body. When you hit an analog, you get way more absorption through the lungs, which hits the brain within 5 - 10 seconds, and provides a real dopamine/serotonin dump. That's that wow feeling of "satisfaction."

    Vaping has nicotine, but with much lower absorption through the mouth and nasal passages, and takes about 30 seconds to hit the brain, and with a much greater reduced "Wow" effect. Over time, the vaping craving is far less than the smoking craving. An interesting explanation of all of these differences, and why we may vape more and get less nicotine can be found here:

    Like Talyon said, we may get more puffs, but less nicotine, is borne out by science, and the method of delivery substantially reduces the addiction potential, or what is known as behavioral reinforcement. Do not worry, these are all good things.
  17. gnik911

    gnik911 Full Member

    Jun 10, 2013
    i've been smoking for 15 years before i found out about this e-cig stuff. i consider myself as a "normal" smoker. i smoke after meals, when bored, when i need to think, etc...i smoke more when i'm drinking...but, when it comes to vaping, i'm like a fog machine. it's not realy the nic i'm after nowadays(only buy 6mg nic,12 mg max), it's the flavor and the clouds for me...usually i do 0mg nic in the morning, 12mg after meals,6mg all day and 0mg at night. i also think i spend a lot more on e-juice because i love trying out new flavors(btw namberjuice is the bomb) i vape more than i smoke not because of the nic but because of the flavors and the clouds...
  18. VarosVapor

    VarosVapor Reviewer / Blogger ECF Veteran

    Jun 28, 2013
    East Setauket, NY USA
    Absolutely do since in can vape indoors and more abundantly since its cheaper. I know I need to tone that down still and put away my Zmax between sessions now. If I sit with it, I just feel compelled to vape nonstop. Upside is I don't snack as much :)
  19. Shizzle

    Shizzle Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 6, 2011
    the burbs
    definitely...i used to smoke a pack a day of m lights...i now chain vape around 10mls a day (yikes)...yet, since i keep the nicotine at about 4mgs, i'm definitely getting less of it than i did when i smoked (no more leg/foot cramps!). also, since i make my own juice, with just vg, a bit of nic and a touch of peppermint, it's dirt cheap. :vapor:
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