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Shamefully returning after reverting back to analogs

Discussion in 'Switching' started by Lana79, Dec 6, 2013.

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  1. Lana79

    Lana79 Full Member

    Dec 4, 2012
    Serbia
    :(

    What else can I say? I did good, enjoyed vaping for half a year or so, and then... "Oh, have one real cig with the drink!" "C'mon, you can keep me company" - and so I succumbed. I left my e-cig set in a drawer and reverted...

    So, the other day I found my set again, washed cartomizers (or whatever these thingies are called where you put the juice), filled them up and continued...

    Feeling OK, but dreading another social situation where I'll be offered another analog... Will be reading here much more, for help...

    Will you take me back? :oops:
     
  2. Spazmelda

    Spazmelda Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 18, 2011
    Ohio
    Welcome back!

    What set up are you using? I'm wondering if upgrading and switching a few things up could improve your chances of sticking with it this time. If you can get to a point where you truly enjoy vaping more than smoking, then social situations may no longer tempt you to slip back into smoking.
     
  3. KurrptSenate

    KurrptSenate Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 9, 2013
    PA
  4. DetraMental

    DetraMental Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Mar 31, 2013
    United States
    Of course we welcome you back...it's not about the number you smoke, but the number you don't smoke....that seems to be the going motto here on ECF. I believe you can do it. As Spazmelda asked, "what gear are you using?"
     
  5. r77r7r

    r77r7r ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Feb 15, 2011
    Pa,LandOfTaxes
    Didn't it taste like Crap?
     
  6. Spazmelda

    Spazmelda Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 18, 2011
    Ohio
    Just realized the OP is in Serbia. I'm not sure what the range of options are over there.
     
  7. Lana79

    Lana79 Full Member

    Dec 4, 2012
    Serbia
    Well, I'll try to describe my setup, I've been browsing to find something similar. Battery is something like 510 T, automatic, and cartomizer is clearomizer, something like CE4, only smaller mouthpiece and different thread. The thing is that I do enjoy vaping (honestly, more than analogs), but those "social situations" do hinder my efforts.

    Male and female smokers alike. For instance, after a long meeting, a guy friend would say "Have one, you worked hard!" I would figure "One wouldn't harm me!" And then the next meeting, and the same offer... And I feel ashamed to keep taking, so I buy some... And there it goes.

    I've been doing good for the past 2 days, but I'm dreading the next two weeks, since there will be lots of opportunities to "slip".

    Thanks for welcoming me back and I'll try to make myself accountable by posting here :D
     
  8. Lana79

    Lana79 Full Member

    Dec 4, 2012
    Serbia
    Still here, still vaping :)

    Sure, I am tempted to go out and purchase a pack of stinky sticks, but...
    1. I've asked local shop keeper (and the entire staff) to refuse to sell me any; and
    2. I've spent all of my cash, since kiosks (selling newspapers, analogs and stuff) take cash only - no plastic ;)

    After changing my vaping technique, filling all my clearomizers with strongest juice available (both taste and nicotine-wise), I'm doing quite fine. I also took up knitting (yeah, granny-style ;) ), so my hands are additionally occupied in those moments of potential weakness...

    Good thing is I wasn't that busy during the weekend, so I washed, dried and ironed most of my stinky clothes ;) - at least "winter edition"...

    Will be updating here :)
     
  9. Spazmelda

    Spazmelda Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 18, 2011
    Ohio
    Glad to hear it. Knitting is great for keeping your hands occupied.
     
  10. Harlen

    Harlen Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 14, 2013
    Charlotte Nc
    Just glag for you coming back
    Next time wip out your Personl vaporizer and say I'm on it and puff a way.
     
  11. Lana79

    Lana79 Full Member

    Dec 4, 2012
    Serbia
    Reading here and I found out that my battery is actually KR808D-1, regular (280 mAh).

    I'm still going strong, but I'm having a couple of annoying issues:
    1. Yesterday afternoon/evening my feet were cramping insane! I found that on the list of symptoms (smoking cessation/starting vaping) and it was nothing a good massage and bath couldn't handle.
    2. Low BP. My regular values go from 110/70 to 130/85, the later one is me being furious. However, lately I've measured it to be as low as 100/60, which tends to make me a bit drowsy. A cup of black coffee fixes it, but still... Maybe I'm not vaping enough? I go through 2-3 ml of 24 mg juice in a day.
    3. And then, when I finally go to bed, I have hard time falling asleep. That may be due to those coffees I throw down my throat to stay at my feet.

    Other than those minor nuances, I'm doing great. The hat I'm knitting is 1/3 finished, my home is ventilated, cleaned and (over)loaded with air refreshers, clothes washed. I'm dreading tomorrow - another series of meetings, which will include lunch at the restaurant with smoking area... Well, we'll see...
     
  12. AegisPrime

    AegisPrime Super Member ECF Veteran

    No shame in the occasional slip-up :) even on past unsuccessful attempts to quit smoking (before I discovered e-cigs) I always gave myself credit for the ciggies I hadn't smoked - good luck!!
     
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