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Newb to vaping not to smoking
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Newb to vaping not to smoking
Here it is... I'm a vaping newb first and foremost.  The reason I turned to vaping was because of a desire to quit smoking cigs.  The problem I have is that I truly enjoy smoking.   Last summer I committed to quitting by buying a Blu ecig kit.  Well that lasted all about 2 weeks and I never really quit cigs, just downsized from a pack a day to 5 and like I said that only lasted a few weeks.  The problem was, well to be honest the gas station ecigs never really fulfilled my needs.  I felt like I was smoking air and the taste was just not satisfying, so of course I went back to my trusty marb light, pack a day habit.  Then I started to notice at work a lot of guys were turning to vaping.  I tired it a few times and really enjoyed it but I still wasn't sold.  The price was my biggest concern.  I knew it's more economical but I still thought, what's 8 bucks a day?? It's still cheaper than throwing down $100 and buying something I know nothing about and probably just wasting my money again(hence my $50 Blu kit previously). Fast forward to the present.  My child recently turned 1 and is growing up so fast & the thought of smoking started to bother me more and more.  I hated smoking within eye sight of her, I hated kissing her knowing I reaked of smoke and I just really wanted to quit now more than ever.  So I started talking to my co-worker who helped me out greatly.  He answered all of my questions the best he could and put me on the right path. After doing my research I decide to gave a vaping a try. I bought the iStick 60w kit by eleaf and a couple ejuices from my local vap shop.  And then 2 days later I was back, buying another juice flavor.  And then I ordered a zamplebox and some extra batteries and coils off eBay and I'm going strong.  It's been 1 week since I started.  I had 3 cigs a day the first 2 days and have had ZERO since!!  It's been 5 days without a cig and yes I do still get a urge late at night to have just 1 cig but so far I've been able to hold back.  So that's my story & if I get 1 other person to turn from cigs to vaping them the pain I feel in my thumbs right now will be well worth it!  I still have a lot of learning to do and look forward to interacting with my new friends on this forum. 
23-02-2016 02:39 AM
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RE: Newb to vaping not to smoking
Welcome jstmke
It's not unusual to try vaping and go back to the smokes a few times before going all in with the vape, I know I did, and like you I enjoyed smoking. Quitting completely doesn't have to happen over night. 
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23-02-2016 02:52 AM
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I think you are doing just fine. Thre pain in your thumbs will pass, lol. Welcome to TVF. You will find the members helpful in almost every way.

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23-02-2016 04:18 AM
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RE: Newb to vaping not to smoking
Welcome aboard buddy and good going so far! Don't beat yourself up too much if you do relapse and have a cig now and then. The important thing is that you're cutting down and eventually you'll find it easier to stop.

I have a friend who occasionally has to have a cig when he gets stressed but since he's been vaping he finds it far easier to stay away from the lit tobacco.

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23-02-2016 11:30 AM
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RE: Newb to vaping not to smoking
Hi JustMKE - welcome to the forum. I smoked on and off for 2 months when I first started vaping so you are doing better than me and many others - keep at it - you will enjoy it more and more as you get into it and the cigs. will be history. Keep to reasonably high nic. at first - say 18mg - nic. won't do you any more harm than caffeine and don't get mad at yourself for the odd cig. - smoking is much harder to give up than most people think - I smoked for over 50 years and tried to give up lots of times - if vaping worked for me it will work for most people - best of luck and keep in touch.
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RE: Newb to vaping not to smoking
Welcome to the forum, mate! 

Like Spasmod said, don't worry too much if you have a smoke every now and then, I still smoked on and off for months when I first started vaping. Your body isn't just addicted to the nicotine: many of the chemicals in cigarette tar are much more addictive then nicotine, and ecigs don't reproduce that so that's why you still get cravings. 

And let me just say, I agree with you that Blu ecigs aren't enough. I wish they'd stop making them. I had a Blu for quite a while, bought refills for it and everything, and it's just so so bad and I didn't realize that at the time since it was all I had. 
23-02-2016 02:52 PM
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That's a really common story, your initial struggle isn't unusual.  You found what works for you, and it'll be smooth sailing from here!  Keep it up!

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I thought like you, what's 8 bucks a day? Then thought, well, it's $240 a month. And when added to the health benefits, the cost factor vaporized pretty quickly anyway. Welcome and congratulations on quitting!
23-02-2016 11:57 PM
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24-02-2016 08:30 PM
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RE: Newb to vaping not to smoking
Welcome. 
  I'm new here and it's been great.  When you get those late night cravings, you can grab your stick and log on to the forum.  You'll find nothing but positive reinforcement and some light distraction.  Congratulations!
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