One week vaping, question about possible side effects

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  1. The Man

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    I’ve been vaping 1 week today and haven’t touched a cigarette since, after smoking one pack a day for 24 years. I am proud of that! And to top it off, I no longer even have any cravings for a cigarette.

    I’m enjoying vaping. It is a fun hobby with all of the different gadgets and juices available. I am already noticeably breathing much better in just one week. My question is, In the past few days, in the morning shortly after I wake up, I do go into coughing fits that I never experienced when I smoked cigarettes. There is no discharge, just coughing. Is this most likely a withdrawal symptom from smoking, my lungs clearing out, or is it a new problem caused by vaping? I’ve been vaping about one 8ml tank of 6mg nicotine per day for a week.
     
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    Welcome aboard....:vino:.... and Congrats..!

    I coughed after quitting too, I assume it's normal.
     
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    I’m thinking it’s normal as well. There’s no way you can smoke as long as I did and stop suddenly with no side effects. I just want to make sure the vaping isn’t causing a problem. I really doubt that it is, but if my issue persists I will go to a doctor.
     
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    I smoked for about 40 years. Think of all that shit in the lungs wanting an escape route.....:)
     
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    Keep yourself well hydrated ...throat soreness is very normal to begin with if it continues you can look into the VG / PG ratios in the juice mix to help ease it ...there is no one standard magic mix unfortunately you’ll figure out whether you prefer high VG or not

    I personally found at that start 70/30 (VG/PG) was a good mix for me
     
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    Welcome and congratulations. What you are experiencing in the coughing fits is normal. This is your lungs thanking you for stopping smoking by clearing out some of the crud. Its the cilia in your lungs coming back to life and doing some house cleaning. You are about to experience all kinds of awesome body restarts like smell, lung capacity and taste.
     
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    Yeah 70vg/30pg is good. I currently have 3 liquids and two of them are 70vg/30pg, the other one is 75vg/25pg.

    One big health positive so far in no longer smoking is I don’t wake up with lung pain.
     
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    I smoked 40 years and pretty much stopped coughing after 3 days vaping.
     
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    There is one major side effect.

    Your sense of smell comes back!

    One day about two weeks after getting off o stinkies, I got into my car and it just REEKED of years of smoke and Cigarette Butts.

    Took it to an auto detailer and after two hours and $125 it was spring fresh again.:vino:

    Also in extreme circumstances, your pecker falls off.:p:D
     
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    I shared exactly that same experience ...also not feeling puffed out walking up a few flight of stairs :)

    Just be wary for thicker mucus to start with ....that comes with the higher VG and crap clearing from your lungs, it’s ones of the reasons keeping well hydrated is important
     
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    Side effect of new vapers. Extra cash found in the wallet every day..................

    Side effect of extra cash.............. Shinyitis
     
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    First off.. congrats on quitting
    Next, that coughing will go away in a week or 2. Just drink more water or use a higher VG ratio. You will find, you will be drinking a lot of water.. but.. it is good for you. It helps flush all the bad stuff out of the system.
     
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    Thank you all for the replies. The coughing has subsided, the past two days I haven’t coughed at all. And still the best things are that my lungs no longer hurt when I wake up, and the smell of cigarettes now repulses me. I won’t go all evangelical on people who smoke and preach how awful it is, but I am showing off vaping to as many people as I can. I’m loving it! Not only am I not smoking cigs, but I found a cool new hobby.
     
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    Awesome and congratulations. One day at a time and keep up the great work. Now you can begin the process of healing in places smoking killed off and watch the miracle of recovery unfold on your very own body. You are about to embark on a journey of greatness internally, enjoy it. Cheering for you.
     
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    Thanks man! My short term goal is to drop to 0 nicotine liquid, I started with and still am using 6mg, which is still way less than a cigarette. After that, I want to step down the vaping. I’ll admit I’ve been hitting it heavily in the past week and 3 days. Probably not unusual for someone transitioning from cigarettes to vaping.
     
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    Wouldn't sweat too much about chain vaping right now. Do it and keep away from the stinkies, once that craving and desire to smoke is farther and farther from your mind; then start the process of tapering down. Try not to give yourself any excuses or avenues to want to pick up a cig. You are in the honeymoon phase right now. In a couple of weeks you could get stressed and then run right to it. Baby steps is your road to victory here.
     
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    That’s exactly my plan, and I need to keep a “one day at a time” mentality. So far, I haven’t even thought about smoking an actual cigarette in a week, which is a milestone for me. I’ve tried other methods to quit smoking, and all I ever thought about was smoking a cigarette, which is why the other methods didn’t work.

    The plus sides to chain-vaping is that it doesn’t stink, it doesn’t make me feel like shit, and it is very inexpensive compared to smoking. I haven’t found any negatives of vaping compared to smoking.
     
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    At this moment, right now you have a bunch of random internet people cheering for you that have been right where you are coming from and have been where you are going. There is likely 100's of years of experience collectively in quitting the death sticks. Leverage that and use it man. Cheering for you full throated on this one.
     
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    Thank you very much, I appreciate it! This forum is a great resource. Very friendly as well, as long as you’re not a total dumbass troll, lol. Much friendlier and helpful than most of the other forums I frequent on various topics. I know it’s random people who I don’t personally know, but I do know a few people who have quit smoking by switching to vaping, and they give me encouragement as well.
     
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    LOL.oh it gets better.. in 2 months you will be able to smell a smoker 30 feet away.
     
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    This is a big one and worth noting. In my smoking life, I would stop at a convenience store at least once a day to buy cigarettes, and I would usually buy something else while I was there.

    In my vaping life, the only thing I’ve stopped at a convenience store for is gasoline.
     
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    I bought my first setup with a weeks worth of smoking money and still using that same MOD and tank to this day~! The last weeks worth of cigarettes was gone in the wind years ago. And those assholes on ECF told me my purchase was not a good one~! Paid for itself years ago and still returning dividends......................... Is it actually making me money?
     
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    A common misconception among smokers is that vaping is expensive. In reality you could buy several high end mods, coils and e-liquids with just the money from a couple of months of smoking a pack a day.

    I do know that with vaping, at least for me, it is important to buy a good setup and e-liquid. In the past I tried the gas station e-cigarettes a couple of times, and they discourage quitting smoking more than they help. It’s kind of like playing guitar. If you buy crap to start, you won’t want to play it and will give it up right away. Buy nice equipment, and you will look forward to playing it and become better.
     
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    I quit using e-Cigs Brans Cig-A-Likes
     
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    It’s definitely subjective. For me I found that the nicotine delivery from a sub-ohm tank eliminated the need or craving for a cigarette, where the cigalikes just weren’t cutting it, and I could never get the hang of inhaling from them. They were always not enough, or they made me cough, never a perfect hit. I do know now that there are good cigalikes available. Everyone’s experience and preference is different.
     
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    I quit cold turkey and got nic sick a few times when I was in withdrawals. Everyone has a different experience but I had over 20 boxes of cartridges and multiple batteries for me to vape. I also refilled the cartridges. When the Cartridges almost doubled in price I switched brands to the Logic and then they got more expensive so I said fuck this and never looked back. With DIY and Factory coils if I spend $5 a week that is a lot.
     
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    Now I have so many MOD's and 2 4 Bay battery chargers but still use the On Board Charging because I can't keep all my MOD's ready to go without it. DO NOT Listen to the assholes who say you should not charge in a MOD. This isn't the last decade you know technology moves faster then their asses.
     
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    Could be.. I turned a computer hobby into a full time tech support job. Pretty sure I could get a job at any vape shop by now. lol.
     
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    When I said making me money I wasn't talking about working in a vape shop.
     
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    Ah.. i mis read. But, you know they say.. A penny saved is a penny earned. LOL Wife let me get a new atty yesterday since vaping is so much cheaper than smoking. Dead Rabbit. Not sure I like it yet though.
     
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    2 weeks and 2 days in, I’m still loving vaping and haven’t even thought about smoking a cigarette. I don’t think I’ll ever smoke a cigarette again. If worst came to worst and I didn’t have access to my mod, I would buy one of those crap disposable e-cigs from a convenience store before I I smoke a cigarette. Another health positive I’ve noticed is that I used to get regular acid reflux, at least a few times a week. Since I’ve stopped smoking cigarettes, I haven’t had it once.
     
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    Congrats. Sounds like your head is in the right place as well as your resolve. Keep it up.
     
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    Congrats on quitting cigarettes by vaping-
    I coughed a lot in the beginning too-
    I figured it was clearing out 30+ years of cigarette smoking as I coughed like that when I quit smoking cold turkey ( no vaping) in the past.
    It does take a bit to transition with vaping, just make sure you are drinking some water, it helps.
     
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