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Another newbie
Hi! I'm brand new to vaping...well, sorta. I started vaping when e-cigs first came out, about 15 years ago. All was well and I loved it. Then I moved overseas where cigs were cheap and e-cigs weren't available, so I went right back to smoking. I'm back in the states now and smoking almost 3 packs a day. I need to get back to vaping! I tried juul, but every hit made me cough like crazy. Talkinig to an experienced vaper, I've just bought a box mod and am trying high vg juice with just .6 nicotine.... Oh, no! That's making me cough like crazy too! I want to do this, but the coughing with every hit is misery. I don't believe it has anyting to do with my lungs repairing themselves as I'm still smoking like crazy. Any suggestions, anyone???
26-06-2018 01:33 AM
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RE: Another newbie
Welcome to TVF Barbalee.

What mod are you using and what tank, what ohms and most importantly at what wattage? 6mg of nic would appear about right for a 3 pack a day smoker but you might also want to try 3ml and see if that helps - I'd suggest maybe visiting a local shop and sampling some of what they carry (if they have a sample bar) and since all of their samples are zero nic, you can also easily rule out nic as the issue....
26-06-2018 01:44 AM
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Thanks! I'm using a SMOK mod at .444 ohms and 60 watts. The local shop let me sample a flavor but made no suggestion about 3mg or 0 nic. I'd have to buy more juice...not sure I should do that this many $ later, but maybe so!
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26-06-2018 02:03 AM
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Did you cough at the shop? Sample e-juice is always zero nic. Almost always at a high ohms and low power.....
26-06-2018 02:13 AM
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RE: Another newbie
^that

And it's probably a good suggestion for a starting point, some nic but much lower power to start with. 

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26-06-2018 09:04 AM
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RE: Another newbie
Hi Barbalee - welcome to the forum. You obviously vape DTL - direct to lung - and 6mg nic is quite high for that type of vaping - try 3mg. On the other hand - as you are still smoking - do you smoke the same way as you vape - DTL - if you are that is really unusual - smoking is usually MTL - mouth to lung. Once we get that sorted we can help more.
26-06-2018 10:10 AM
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RE: Another newbie
Good info and suggestions have already been posted so I'll just say welcome to TVF.

Keep Calm and Vape On!
26-06-2018 12:47 PM
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RE: Another newbie
(26-06-2018 02:13 AM)Fatboy Wrote:  Did you cough at the shop? Sample e-juice is always zero nic. Almost always at a high ohms and low power.....
Ah! I had one hit at the shop. I'll be going back to them and talking about this!! Thanks!!
26-06-2018 12:50 PM
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(26-06-2018 09:04 AM)gentlydoingit* Wrote:  ^that

And it's probably a good suggestion for a starting point, some nic but much lower power to start with. 
Thanks! I'll go to the shop and see if I can do this!
26-06-2018 12:52 PM
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(26-06-2018 10:10 AM)ecignut Wrote:  Hi Barbalee - welcome to the forum. You obviously vape DTL - direct to lung - and 6mg nic is quite high for that type of vaping - try 3mg. On the other hand - as you are still smoking - do you smoke the same way as you vape - DTL - if you are that is really unusual - smoking is usually MTL - mouth to lung. Once we get that sorted we can help more.
I read about this and don't know for sure, but I bet you're right on the DTL/MTL thing. Reading good ol' you tube made me try to experiment on that front, but it seems anything I do causes coughing, so I'm not sure I have the hang of any particular technique other than how I've smoked for more than 40 years!
26-06-2018 12:55 PM
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