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Vaping as a smoking cessation tool does not work

Discussion in 'General Vaping Discussion' started by edacsac, Jun 10, 2015.

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  1. edacsac

    edacsac Full Member

    Jan 7, 2015
    I'm off and on with vaping. Today I'm trying to vape to replace cigaretts. So why am I complaining? I have less than 1/4 tank of juice, which is almost doable, but now all of a sudden my ecig is barely hitting. It never does that! Vaping is just too difficult. With cigaretts, you just flip the top and know that you are good. If not, you can stop anywhere and refill. I don't have my personal, tolarable juice mixture here with me at work, so I can refill and make this work. No, I have less than a 1/4 tank of juice to get me through more than a 12 hour day.

    Sorry. everytime I give it a go to get off of cigaretts, I run into these similar issues. And it's not often that I give it a real go, so it's double frustrating. It's not like "oh well, just try again tomorrow".
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  2. mattiem

    mattiem ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    It is a tool. Tools do take effort to make them work. It does take more effort and planning than cigarettes. Sometimes it depends on how much time and effort one is willing to invest to get this tool to work for them. It worked for me. I hope it does for you too.
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  3. Tonkpils

    Tonkpils Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 13, 2015
    Carry spare juice and a spare device so you are never without!
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  4. Sgt.Rock

    Sgt.Rock Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 13, 2014
    The Poconos
    Vaping is the ONLY way I stopped smoking for longer than three months since I started smoking in 1969.

    It's been over 18 months since my last cigarette.
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  5. Zurd

    Zurd Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 10, 2010
    You need more juice, more different hardware. Always have a backup and also a backup of a backup. Have one ecig on you, one in the car and one at your place.

    ecig is not a magic tool where you'll automatically stop smoking, you need to plan a bit, test liquids/hardware a lot (which is just fun for most of us), it takes a bit of adaptation and motivation, the reward is quite worth it however!
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  6. caramel

    caramel Vaping Master

    Dec 23, 2014
    Keep nic gum and / or a Nicorette Quickmist at hand. They can help you skip a lot of cigarettes while your ecig ain't working (i.e. battery discharged, coil issues, out of liquid).
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  7. -Redd-

    -Redd- Super Member ECF Veteran

    It worked for me.
    From the 1st day I started vaping I haven't even wanted to smoke one single cigarette.
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  8. Innova

    Innova Full Member

    Mar 18, 2015
    Just like Redd, 1st day vaping, that was it!
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  9. puddinman

    puddinman Senior Member

    Jun 6, 2015
    You are right, it takes more effort than cigs. But any way you try to quit will take more effort than smoking. The habit/addiction is so strong that it will break down your resolve and encourage you to find excuses not to quit. Don't make excuses. Put the effort in. This forum is full of people who have quit and they will give you pointers.
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  10. edacsac

    edacsac Full Member

    Jan 7, 2015
    I use it home quite a bit, but it defeats the purpose after I've smoked a pack of cigarettes throughout my day. Funny thing, I have a good setup that works well when I don't need it, with more than enough juices to last me a year or more. But as soon as I need to rely on it...
  11. mattiem

    mattiem ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I was one of the fortunate ones too. I knew from the first that it would work for me. I just made sure I never ran out of what was needed. It was a bit of work since I started with a little auto kit with 180mah batteries topped with a pre-filled cartridge/atomizer combo for the topper.
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  12. Tyberias

    Tyberias Full Member

    Jun 1, 2010
    Just like with most things in life, you only get out of it what you put into it.

    Once you educate yourself about your needs and equipment, it becomes just as easy as smoking can be. When I smoked, I knew how many cigarettes I needed to get through a day. So, I made sure I had enough of them. With vaping, it is the same, only the cigarettes have been replaced with juice and batteries. Until you learn what you need to satisfy your habits, be over prepared.
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  13. Topwater Elvis

    Topwater Elvis Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Dec 26, 2012
    Most folks find that no matter what method is used to quit smoking it still takes a good amount of will power.
    vaping 101, always have back ups, power device, delivery device & heads, juice.
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  14. TFL!

    TFL! Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 27, 2013
    Chatfield, MN, USA
    The first thing is YOU HAVE TO WANT TO QUITE SMOKING. Then plan your day and equipment so you don't have those pit falls.
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  15. Puff2K

    Puff2K Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 10, 2015
    It worked for me, amazingly, because nothing else did. When you want to smoke, vape instead. When you really want to smoke, smoke one, then go back to your vape. You have to want to quit smoking for yourself.
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  16. 440BB

    440BB Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Apr 19, 2011
    The Motor City
    Maybe you'll find it's not worth the extra effort to vape instead of smoke. Maybe you aren't ready to quit smoking. Either way, your title for this thread is not true for thousands if not millions of us who are staying off cigarettes.

    Vaping works pretty well and isn't much trouble, IF you are serious about quitting.
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  17. baseballmom

    baseballmom Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 7, 2013
    SE PA
    Worked really well for me better than other stuff at least, and I've upgraded equipment a few time since started too, what I started with I wouldn't use anymore need to find what works best for you-equipment and juice, and it may take some trial and error to get there. plus you have to be mentally wanting/willing/ready to quit too. Need backups, Carry extra supplies too sometimes. You are in right place for support, suggestions, and some here are dual users too. Now that I am used to it and set up nicely, I find vaping easier than smoking, keep everything in stock and no more runs to store for ciggies and lighters
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  18. -Redd-

    -Redd- Super Member ECF Veteran

    I wasn't actually planning on quitting smoking, I'd heard from a friend about e-cigs and thought I'd try them, found a good supplier, got loads of info and went for it. I was amazed that I preferred them to smoking, so gave up my stash of cigs straight away and have never looked back. :)
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  19. DavidOck

    DavidOck ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Well put!

    I never leave the house without at least two devices, both either freshly charged or with freshly charged batteries, and full toppers - of different flavors.

    If quitting smoking was easy, we'd all have done it years ago, without vaping...
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  20. puddinman

    puddinman Senior Member

    Jun 6, 2015
    I think it's also worth mentioning-and I meant to above- that vaping is not a smoking cessation tool. It's an alternative to smoking. Many people have been able to transition to it from smoking but that isn't really what it's designed for.

    Just in case the FDA is watching ;)
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