Hi Saucy, I'm still really new to vaping only started a couple of weeks ago, I liked it straight away, I started with the basic pen but found a liquid I liked vaping more than I enjoyed smoking a cigarette. I think that's why I have stopped so quickly.
I have now upgraded to istick and haven't had a cig since.
It took me 2/3 weeks of 'dual fuelling' & then I switched to vaping & have been happy ever since.
The kick up the arse for me to give up the stinkys was the most awful chest infection so that probably, in a weird way, helped.
Are you using a strong enought nicotine? Most people start on 18ml strength.
And are you vaping lots? Nicotine is absorbed differently from a vape to a fag. You get less nicotine from vaping than from smoking a fag, so you are better off the vape little & often. So think of taking a few puffs every 15 mins or so, rather than a whole fag every hour or so.
Lots of people vape and smoke for ages - I think allergic still had one cig a day for some months. SO what! It's the cigs you haven't smoked that matter.
And I will agree that vaping has hit new heights for me since I got my istick & mini nautilus.
It can take a looong time for some people. DH took a year to lose the last fag. There are other things in fags as well as the nicotine that you are probably missing - in particular MAOI's which act as an antidepressant.
There are things that might make vaping more satisfying for you, as magi and McNo say - are you on high enough strength liquid? Is your device delivering enough vapour or would something a bit higher powered help? Have you found some flavours you love yet? Are you vaping little-and-often or trying to replicate the pattern of smoking?
Stick with it - most people find over time that cigarettes start tasting worse and worse and the vape is just nicer.
Pube- that's very helpful info about the MAOI. That's exactly it I reckon.
I use the Vype e-pen by the way. There's 27mg nicotine in each cap, and I change it every couple of days or so. Should be getting plenty of nicotine.
I like the taste- the standard tobacco flavour actually has a sweet honeycomb taste. Very impressed with the "smoke" effect too.
My other problem with vaping is I'm not yet in the habit of keeping it charged and ready to go. I keep putting it down in silly places (was never careless with my real fags) so it's not always to hand and ready to go when I need it.
12 days in here. Didn't smoke stinkys for long (6 months) and I still crave. I keep thinking to myself "one pack won't hurt"- but where do you draw the line. I miss them, i'm vaping fruit (blueberry) and I don't think my nic strength is high enough so will try swapping to tobacco and higher strength next week I think.