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When you can't vape @ work

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  1. lpboyle

    lpboyle Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 29, 2010
    Louisville, KY USA
    So, I work in an office with semi-private cubicles. I just recently switched from smoking to vaping. (Wednesday will mark one week completely tobacco free). I am allowed to vape outside at the smoking area only during the two designated smoke breaks. No tobacco / nicotine products of any kind allowed in the building by the company CEO. He even wants the cigarette smokers to keep their packs out in their cars.

    My issue is I have been finding myself needing to vape a bit more frequently than I used to smoke to keep the cravings away. So far I've been doing frequent small vapes (1-2 puffs max) and exhaling the cloud under my desk. Some more stealh vape strategies would be appreciated.

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  2. Fantazmagoricl

    Fantazmagoricl Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 10, 2015
    Chesterfield
    Hold in the vape for as long as possible, then you will exhale very little.
     
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  3. lpboyle

    lpboyle Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 29, 2010
    Louisville, KY USA
    Thanks

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  4. 2buildawall

    2buildawall Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 29, 2014
    Bellingham
    Up your nicotine percentage. What are you at now? If you use 12mg at home try 18mg at your smoke breaks.

    I would not recommend stealth vaping unless it is a job you can afford to lose.
     
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  5. lpboyle

    lpboyle Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 29, 2010
    Louisville, KY USA
    Not really, but I get a lot of leeway because of my specific position.

    I'm using 24mg right now because of just having quit the stinky sticks.

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  6. cllmda

    cllmda Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    yes, that's what i was gonna say too..I stealth vape with hardly any exhaling "smoke" at all .keep it in and swallow.....Do it on the train all the time ;) !!!!

    Be careful though, people....co-workers.... can be nasty and petty..someone may just "turn you in" if they see you/suspect what you're doing...blowing clouds under your desk seems very risky...people will start wondering why you're bending down under your desk all the time..I guess it depends alot on the "general" atmosphere around your office, how well you get along with your co-workers & how "competitive" or relaxed it is. ...?

    I feel 4 you guys either way,it must be very hard to spend all day at a desk job without being able to vape ;)
     
  7. PaulBHC

    PaulBHC Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jan 22, 2014
    Arizona
    The good news is that the longer you vape, the less you will have that panic to get your nic. I find that nic craving is about the same as caffeine. I can go a long time if I am busy.

    Try a folded cloth hanky at home in front of a mirror to see if you can exhale vape through it. Pretend you have a runny nose at work.
     
  8. lpboyle

    lpboyle Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 29, 2010
    Louisville, KY USA
    Yay, the cravings will subside ;)

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  9. lpboyle

    lpboyle Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 29, 2010
    Louisville, KY USA
    As for the coworkers, I will admit I'm not the most well liked person around my job, but I am the person everybody comes to when things break and nobody else can fix them. At least in the IT sense

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  10. PaulBHC

    PaulBHC Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jan 22, 2014
    Arizona
    In a year and a half I have gone from 24mg to 18, 12, 6 currently. I keep some of the higher stuff around just in case. Go slow and don't rush it. You will know when it is time to try cutting down.

    IMO the worst cravings come from the other nasty stuff in cigs. I can get over that in a short time. Walking past a smoker and getting a whiff makes me want a cig.
     
  11. stevegmu

    stevegmu Moved On ECF Veteran

    Just vape in the lavatory and tell everyone you have IBS...
     
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  12. Flavored

    Flavored Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    May 11, 2013
    Chattanooga, TN
    Kleenex/napkins to exhale into (after a brief breath holding) will contain most all the vapor and some of the aroma.

    Practice at home.
     
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  13. 93gc40

    93gc40 Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Oct 5, 2014
    California
    If you can't increase the Nic per ml, then increase the nic per HIT. This is easiest to do by increasing the wattage at which you vape. Lower ohms and/or higher power levels.
     
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  14. 2buildawall

    2buildawall Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 29, 2014
    Bellingham
    You are risking your job to stealth vape where people may not like you? I feel so blessed just to have a job given our current economy. There are 100 people behind me that would love to have my job. I know I have value but very few people are irreplaceable.

    I would use the patch or gum before I risked losing my job over nicotine. I hate to be the downer here but I really question your priorities.

    Fortunately where I work most people chew. I use snus it is a bit more subtle. I vape on my own time.

    I am down to 9mg after a year and a half. I started at 32mg.

    Good luck!
     
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  15. Ablonz

    Ablonz Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    I chain vape my 24 mg unflavored during the morning break and lunch with just enough time to eat in between puffs. That is what works for me. Luckily for me every so often I need to run to my car for a tool and just take a few hits then as well. That would be harder for you though.
     
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  16. lpboyle

    lpboyle Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 29, 2010
    Louisville, KY USA
    Actually the need to vape more fequently has been subsiding. I think it was more a having just switched thing.

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  17. mountaingal

    mountaingal Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Good for you for quitting!
     
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  18. BeverlyP

    BeverlyP Full Member

    Nov 6, 2015
    Baltimore, Maryland
    I am really fortunate- I have my own office and I am in vape heaven! - no more fighting the elements outside
     
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  19. lpboyle

    lpboyle Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 29, 2010
    Louisville, KY USA
    I'm jealous

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  20. Taxguydave

    Taxguydave Blister Packer Verified Member

    Jul 14, 2015
    Denver, CO USA
    Don't be too jealous. Beverly is probably like me. Self-employed business owner. People like us are actually unemployed, but we have office suites and sometimes people pay us to do stuff.

    My building's management allows the tenants to decide whether vaping is allowed in their office suites. However...I went vape crazy and my office started smelling like a vape shop. Clients coming into my office were making comments.

    So I imposed my own restrictions on myself (which would also apply to employees who vape, if I had any). I only vape light citrus flavors in my office. At worst, it smells like an air freshener. I also confine my vaping to my "working office", where I don't see clients.

    There's always some limitations.
     
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