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Just starting on vaping

Discussion in 'New Members Forum' started by Lenni, Apr 11, 2022.

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  1. Lenni

    Lenni Full Member

    Apr 11, 2022
    Hey there!
    I´m Lenni and I been smoking since I was 14-yo. Now I´m 33 and I think it´s time to quit smoking once and for all. I´ve been trying, of course, saying the addiction can´t be stronger than me. But man, it is! I´m no wonderwoman, and I´m struggling before my health catches up with me :oops:

    Anyways, I´ll be asking a lot about best products and tips, so bare with me guys!!
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  2. Lenni

    Lenni Full Member

    Apr 11, 2022
    Would you recommend Dinner Lady´s Tobbaco and Mint for those of us who really likes a throat hit?
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  3. ShowMeTwice

    ShowMeTwice MinusTwoPlusOne ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Jun 28, 2016
    Hi @Lenni and welcome to ECF :)

    Congrats with getting on to vaping. Yes, it is challenging at first... but you can do this!

    Sorry can't help you with retail juices as I haven't had any retail juice since 2012. I never cared for retail juices. They were too sweet and way over flavored for my tastes. I've been making my own juices for many years. DIY.

    Hopefully someone will come along who is familiar with the Dinner Lady juices to answer your specific question.

    Generally speaking... a tobacco and mint flavored juice will have a decent throat hit.

    You might consider filling in your location as that will assist others in helping you. ;)
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  4. Timbo87

    Timbo87 Full Member

    Dec 29, 2020
    I would personally suggest vaporesso xros mini plus spare pack or 2 of pods. Its simple you just fill up with the desired 50/50 vg/pg juice you want of your own desired nicotine , wait 5-10min then draw, its small, its got big battery for something its size, 1000mah.
    Theres nothing to adjust no airflow setting, no voltage or wattage settings...
    There are 2 pod types available 1.2ohm & 0.8 ohm..
    1 x 1.2 comes with kit as new vaper i would suggest sticking with them but if you like slight looser draw after while try 0.8 ohm
    In uk its very cheap.

    As far as juice mg goes that depends on how much you smoke

    Sent from my MAR-LX1B using Tapatalk
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  5. rob33

    rob33 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 20, 2009
    A World Traveler
    Lenni, welcome to the Forum. I don't know much about the UK juices, sorry. For making the switch to vaping if you match the nicotine level to you needs you can be off smoking in a few days.
  6. Timbo87

    Timbo87 Full Member

    Dec 29, 2020
    Im only saying uk because where im from

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  7. Javichu

    Javichu Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 8, 2020
    I agree with Timbo87.

    First step is to choose a pod system that isn't complicated,the less hassles when you start will help you get started.
    Amount of Nicotine is also crucial to stop smoking,you need to find the right % of nicotine so you don't crave cigarettes.
    If you start craving and vaping doesn't seem to get rid of you craving a cigarette you may have to use a higher % of nicotine.
    Amount of Nicotine depends from user to user and how many cigarettes you smoked,so in this case it might be a bit of trial and error.

    Flavor wise well that is a complicated thing,not two vapers share the same taste for flavors,i suggest just trying out one that you like,don't even have to love it,just as long as you can use it daily.

    Starting with a simple pod system where you just put in a coil and start vaping will make the transition to vaping that much easier.

    I started with a simple pod system when i started vaping and it took me about 3 months to look for an upgrade,something with a bit more ''kick''.
    Do not worry about that now,later on when you dropped cigarettes for good you can try out several configurations but for now just focus on the basics.
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  8. somdcomputerguy

    somdcomputerguy vaper dedicato Verified Member ECF Veteran

  9. Rat2chat2

    Rat2chat2 ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 16, 2013
    Sweet Carolina Girl!
    I see you have some good answers so I will congratulate you on the vaping and crigon_04.gif you to ECF. Continued success to you. Make yourself at home.
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  10. Daniel Forsyth

    Daniel Forsyth Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Mar 26, 2019
    Victoria, Australia
    Welcome to ECF:thumbs:
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  11. Mediocre00Rebel

    Mediocre00Rebel Senior Member

    Supporting member
    Mar 23, 2022
    I just recently quit, so I'll share my experience with you. I never forced it especially on really stressful days. One of the things I noticed in particular, I got 3mg juice, mainly cause I like to just sit and constantly puff on it, and I won't overdo it. The first two weeks, I still had cigarette cravings and I smoked, and used the vape to alternate. Eventually I smoked less and less. It was about 24 cigarettes down to 3, and then... I really stopped craving them almost entirely. The ecig totally cut down on my nicotine intake to the point where I didn't want them. I've also heard that vaping isn't as fast of a delivery system, and that it takes like 15 min for the nicotine to really hit. Someone correct me if I'm wrong on that.

    As far as gear, I used a disposable at first that sparked my interest in totally switching to vape. Then I went straight out and bought the Valyrian 3 kit. They're pretty expensive, yes... But I wanted to get something I knew I would like, and would hold up on me. I had issues with dual mesh coils burning cause I chain vape, the single ones perform much better for my style. My mom was a smoker for many years, she has been using her vapes for like 10 years now. She prefers the mouth to lung box mod with a tank. I wouldn't recommend pod systems cause I think they can be wasteful, but it's all up to you and what you prefer, especially if you don't wanna mess with coils and tanks. They can be finicky at times. I do think the more expensive vapes are more well built. More settings, fine tuning and all that. It's nice.

    Whichever you choose, whether you like sub ohm, or mouth to lung, pod systems or what not, I wish you the best!
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  12. Superuser187

    Superuser187 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 10, 2020
    Welcomeeeee to e.c.f


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  13. BrotherBob

    BrotherBob ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Dec 24, 2014
    Welcome and glad you joined.
  14. Bliss Doubt

    Bliss Doubt Super Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 10, 2012
    San Antonio
    Welcome to ECF, Lenni. You'll find a lot of help and support here.

    It is a very individual journey to find the equipment and flavors you can rely on for a satisfying vaping experience, and getting that satisfying vape is the key to quitting cigarettes. I think the best advice I can give you is not to put pressure on yourself. Many who have quit cigarettes entirely, began with dual use, continuing to smoke while exploring vaping. One day when you have found your best vaping experience, and have become used to it, your own intention will take over. You'll choose vaping over smoking, more and more until you can pick a day to quit cigarettes. My quit day included a last cigarette with morning coffee, the rest of the day a fierce battle with myself, and by the end of that day I knew I was a forever nonsmoker.

    I wish you the very best, and a joyful journey of discovery.
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  15. vapingfool

    vapingfool Full Member

    Supporting member
    Apr 19, 2022
    I don't like pod systems. For one thing, most do not have removable batteries, which I consider essential. I have been using an iStick Pico mod for years. I was using an iStick TC40W until I decided I wanted removable batteries.

    Long ago, I decided I wanted to use a tank system and one of the first I purchased was a Kanger Protank, which is no longer available. I have been using a Protank II since then but it may not be available any longer either. The Protank is very simple - no adjustments and just change the prebuilt coil whenever it gets too gunked up.

    There are more modern and versatile tanks available, but I like to keep it simple. I mouth-to-lung vape at around 9 - 11 watts, depending on how fresh the coil is.
  16. JCinFLA

    JCinFLA Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 21, 2015
    The Protank and the Protank II have been discontinued, as far as manufacturing them, but some can still be found on a few US vendor websites. They're usually in Clearance, but the price isn't always as low as one might expect them to be now. However, for those who still love them, they're well worth it.

    You could also put a Wanted ad for some of them, on the Classifieds here on ECF. There are many members who've got pretty large "stashes" of still new-in-the- box things, including some of the old-school stuff, as well as the newer gear. You might get lucky doing that and would likely get them for a lower price than from the vendors who still have them.
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