28 days quit smoking

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  1. Mum

    Mum Member For 2 Years Member For 1 Year

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    hi all
    I'm new on here, so I'll give you a bit of background.
    I have smoked for over 30 years.
    I've been trying to quit smoking since February. I've been vaping on and off for years but never thought of using it to quit.
    Now I'm 28 days in, just vaping, 6 mg nicotine in my Aspire Plato.
    Wanting to drop the nicotine at so, some point....... don't know when..
     
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    Congratulations on quitting, Mum, and welcome to the forum :wave:
     
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    Welcome to VU!
    Ah, I remember that well....I never could quit with anything else, patches were pointless, and cold turkey was sure failure. Vaping was the only thing that worked. I started on a very high milligram, but almost 3 years later I'm down to 1.5 and very proud of that. 28 days, you got this!
     
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    Welcome @Mum and congratulations on quitting! Just think in a couple of days you can say a month and then before you know it a year! Woo Hoo

    One Day At A Time
     
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    Thank you for the welcome
    I wish we'd had theses devices years ago, although it still feels a little bit like cheating.
    I need a bit of advice. My vape mod is breaking, so need a new one.
    I live in the U.K. So loads of new laws for vaping but need a reasonably priced good mod like my plato... love my plato ❤️❤️
    Any ideas?
     
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    Look at the selection from JAC Vapour, The Series-B DNA are getting lots of attention and if you wanted a Pen Style the Series-S is a great little device my GF has a bunch! Free shipping in the UK I believe.
     
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    I'll definitely have a look, thanks
    When I go into my local vape shop I tend to get the, what I call 'old dear' treatment from the staff. They are all young and I come bounding in (I'm 54 years young btw) they tend to treat me as if I've never seen technology in my life! They call me love and dear a lot, try to dumb down the language and .......talk....to ...me....really....slowly......as if I'm stupid grrrrrrrrrr!!
     
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    When a salesperson is playing with a fidget spinner when attempting to assist me they are risking it being inserted anally! I am just a year older but I am in the IT Industry.
     
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    Yea..... I cut my teeth on a Sinclair spectrum..... great gadget They tend to forget that not everyone over 40 is a Luddite
     
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    I think it is more they never learned how to respect their elders.
     
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    The youth of today..... I sound like my grandmother
     
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    Congrat's on 28 days smoke free and Welcome to VU!
     
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    Thank you xxx
     
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    Congratulations
     
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    That is why I don't go to local vape shops. The attitude they have and if you don't buy the expensive stuff they have, they just blow you off. All my shopping is done on the internet for my vape stuff.
     
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    I had one vape shop owner tell me that what I won in a Giveaway was fake! He lost all my respect for even suggesting that a Manufacturer would do that. Really now you think you getting something before it is even released to the public means it is fake? WTF?
     
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    Not just me then..... like the look of the series B tilt. I vape mouth to lung, like the ex smoker I am, but still like a decent bit of 'smoke'. I wonder about the flavour though. My plato doesn't seem to like to give much flavour even though I've tried adjusting it every which way, but it gives off a good plume. Maybe I'm being a bit fussy because I want both. I really don't get on with the direct to lung vaping. Done similar with tobacco, and stuff..... in my younger days, now I think it's just a bit too showy.
     
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    Try adjusting the power you are firing the coils at because I have found from my personal experience that some e-Liquids taste better at a lower or higher wattage. And if you are using TC go lower temp with less Watts or or higher temperature with less. Even try lower temp with higher wattage. I have found it is the perfect balance of power to temperature that gives me the vape I seek. Doesn't matter of you are 25% below recommended wattage what matter is it delivers the vape you like.
     
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    I'll give it a whirl, thanks xx
     
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    When I Ist ventured into Sub Ohm all the experts sent me in the total wrong direction even though I value their opinions to this day. You need to figure out what is wrong using the knowledge you have gained. There is only so much someone can surmise from the information supplied.
     
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    Welcome Mum :wave:

    And congratulations on your accomplishment!
     
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    Welcome to VU Mum! :wave:There's lots of good info here and the folks are very helpful. Big Grats on 28 days. You can do this. After smoking 50 years I got a Plato and have been smoke free over 100 days. I use it daily, started MTL, finally dropped in the sub-ohm coil and that's what I still use. Found my sweet spot. It's good to have a spare. Everyone is different. Just keep experimenting until you find what works for You.:cloud:
     
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    Congrats quiting the smokes, welcome aboard.....:vino:
     
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    Love and dear? No no no... I hate hun too. Although, I gotta say I wish some people would dumb it down for me. I'm awful at taking things apart, building things, understanding how machines work... yeah I'm the opposite of handy. That's why I like it here- I can learn at my own speed.

    Congrats and welcome! :wave:
     
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    Thanks Kalifas
    I would also like to throw darling and pet into the mix there....grrrrrr
     
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    Welcome
     
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    I worked in commissioned sales for 7 years. That kills me. Never once heard pet! :blech:
     
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    I live in North East UK. It's a common expression....... I hate it
     
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    Welcome mum nice choice on a name there hehe :vino:
     
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    Thank you.... after all theses years I forget I have a real name....... mum xx
     
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    hi Mum, welcome to V/U congrats on your quit, lots of friendly and helpful folks here.
     
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    Thank you ❤️❤️
     
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    I've been there, granted the first time I really didn't know what I'm doing, but still got treated like I am that poor 40year old, that need a tough man to help her out. That wasn't the main reason why I switched the vape store, but sure a good part of it. Now that I found a new one and treated much better, still when it comes to RBAs or as I wanted to buy and build coils on my own, for my new RDTA, these men look at me and be like, maybe we wanna look at some tanks with pre built? Even my own husband, that has really no clue about vaping, and as long as his mod works he's fine, doesn't trust me or believes in me lol. A reason more to prove them wrong. Done that in the past with gaming, now that woman are more around, its not as rare or awkward anymore. Same for vaping, it will take some time, till we might get the same treatment. On a side note tho, first coil I made on my own and walked into the store with, guys were impressed and didn't think I did that on my own. I studied for weeks, hrs of research etc and very proud of myself, sure it isn't perfect but a good step in the right direction, and action speak louder, so don't let them make you feel helpless or getting frustrated over it.
     

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