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  1. mamawolf

    mamawolf Full Member

    Sep 29, 2011
    North Carolina
    Just wanted to say hello to everyone. I'm hoping to get a little support to help me make the full transition to only vaping. I'm down to roughly 6 tobacco cigs a day, but can't seem to come down from there for some odd reason. I guess because I still have a smoker in the house and the temptation is pretty rough. I am quite proud of myself at this point though because in about a week I went from having smoked well over a pack a day for 16 years to 1/2 a pack, and now down to no more than 6 per day. Any help and encouragement will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
     
  2. byggd

    byggd Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 25, 2011
    So Cal
    Welcome! Don’t give up! I did the same thing, smoking and vaping at the same time. Soon the analogue cigs will start to taste bad and you won’t want to light another one!
     
  3. dormouse

    dormouse ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Oct 31, 2010
    Pennsylvania
    What ecig are you using & w/ what atomizer or cartomizer and what juice (strength and PG/VG)? And what do you feel you are missing that real cigs give you? There are ways to get more throat hit, more heat, more nicotine, more convenience, better ways to vape (like cartos vs carts), find better flavors. Sometimes a different model is needed and sometimes not.
     
  4. SpiderMo

    SpiderMo Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 22, 2011
    Georgia
    WELCOME and here you will find plenty of support and advice to help. When I started vaping I put down the smokes for good but still even with vaping was tuff for a couple of weeks but everytime I wanted to smoke I vaped and Vaped and Vaped some more till the cravings went and now no problems but just LOVE VAPING, Good Luck and KEEP ON VAPING!!!
     
  5. reprisal

    reprisal Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 30, 2011
    South Carolina
    These are important questions. I'm convinced there's a PV/juice setup for every smoker that will get them off analogs completely.
     
  6. WVvet

    WVvet Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 11, 2011
    WV
    Welcome. Only suggestion I have is keep trying new juices and setups (ie. different cartomizers etc). When you find your happy place you will be putting down the cigs for good. BTW I hang out with smoking friends all the time, vape away and don't feel like I'm missing out at all - even when drinking booze!
     
  7. jamccleary

    jamccleary Full Member

    Sep 21, 2011
    Denton, Texas
    I have found if I have cigs available that I crave them more. I have gotten rid of all the extra ones laying around and it has made it so much easier.
     
  8. mamawolf

    mamawolf Full Member

    Sep 29, 2011
    North Carolina
    Thanks everybody! The support is already starting...wow. I use an ego with an atty/drip tip set up. 24mg caramel tobacco w/ a splash of caramel apple from time to time for a little sweetness. So far that seems to be what has helped me the best. When I first switched to the ego from a smoke 51 I was too eager for the really sweet flavors like strawberry, and I started a little low on the nicotine strength and found myself craving tobacco more until I ended up undoing the progress I had made. (was going through lung repair mode, but started back with tobacco and reversed it.) At that time was also on a carto, but I like the strong throat hit of the setup I have now. My supplier is also working with me to help me get off the tobacco for good.
     
  9. Huffelpuff

    Huffelpuff Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 27, 2011
    Philadelphia Burbs
    Try not to pressure yourself too much - takes all the fun out of it. From what you were smoking to 6/day is AWESOME. From my perspective what worked was to NOT worry about quitting. I just don't really wanna smoke now bc the juice tastes better.
     
  10. FatHead1987

    FatHead1987 Full Member

    Sep 30, 2011
    Bonney Lake WA
    for me, being a pack a day solid. I just stuck with it. the more my body wanted a regular cig,I took a few extra pulls off my pv.... Worked great for me. havent had an analog in 70 days now. cold turkey.

    I LOVE VAPING!
     
  11. mamawolf

    mamawolf Full Member

    Sep 29, 2011
    North Carolina
    I'm trying not to worry about it too much, and they're starting to taste bad. I like the fact that I have flavor choices now, just have to have tobacco flavor undertones at the moment so I don't crave so much.
     
  12. Bluekivi

    Bluekivi Full Member

    Keep it up. I smoked and vaped for about 2 months before realizing that right after smoking (Captain Black cigars) I was craving the vape so I quit smoking and never looked back. Good luck!
     
  13. mamawolf

    mamawolf Full Member

    Sep 29, 2011
    North Carolina
    wow that's great! I'm also getting questioned from family members when I'm gonna quit all together.....vaping too. I didn't start vaping to quit everything. I'm already hooked on the nicotine, and wanted a healthier alternative.
     
  14. mamawolf

    mamawolf Full Member

    Sep 29, 2011
    North Carolina
    Yeah, that's happening too. As soon as I finish an analog, I'm wanting to vape.
     
  15. FatHead1987

    FatHead1987 Full Member

    Sep 30, 2011
    Bonney Lake WA
    it was the same for me. I loved to smoke. I just couldnt afford my $15.00 a day habit anymore. I shelled out the money, and on a bad day.... I spend maybe a $1.00 a day. $11.00 a week, versus $75.00-$80.00 a week. Win Win in my book.
     
  16. Sec

    Sec Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 24, 2011
    Oh Canada
    Congrats on what you've done so far Mamawolf. I'm new here also and have found the ppl here very supportive in everyway possible. I quit cold turkey for the 1st time in my life 10 days ago. Thats after 20yrs of smoking. I haven't had to use my asthma inhaler in 3 days now. So I'm already seeing some of the benefits of vaping. Plus I don't smell like cigs anymore which pleases my wife. You can do it! And you will do it when your ready.
     
  17. coffm0

    coffm0 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 30, 2010
    Texas
    Welcome all and congrats. I have been a vap a holic for about 10 months. All sorts of support here. My 2 cents worth, (well actually the support member that got me off analogs for goods) is get you some 36mg nic, and when you have a cig craving drop about 3-4 drops in and vape, For me that quickly helped, as matter of fact I still use it from time to time. Throat hit is greatly increase, I vape a heavier VG because to me the volume is more like smoking, which combined with the high nic is perfect. IMO

    I started on a penstyle and quit smoking on an EGO, atty, cartomizer. Quickly moved to dripping which I did until I got a bottomfeeding mod. If your situation allows I HIGHLY reccomend getting a bottomfeeder, less messy. Sorry for the long post just trying to help in some way.
     
  18. Dieseler

    Dieseler ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 24, 2011
    Illinois
    Hi Mamawolf, my wife and i both went to a cheap cig look a like and the batteries did not last long at all and it was a hassle and then quickly ordered to an ego device . We both stopped smoking cigs afterwards about a weeks time !
    Keep at it and if there is another smoker in house kindly suggest to them or let them try yours perhaps they may also start a similar process.
    I smoked 2 packs a day for close to 40 years and not had one since May 2011 and have no urges except to vape.
     
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