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Is this normal when starting to vape?

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Piesy Thu 13-Apr-17 23:31:16

Hello. Inspired by you guys I am Day 2 no ciggs. I was really suffering so went and bought a vaper today.
I must have looked pretty desperate as the guy at the shop sold me nicotine liquid at 10mgs.
Have to say I feel much less desperate but a bit nauseous. Is this common and does it pass? <feeling very sorry for myself and hope this is replaced with smug satisfaction in a few more days smile>

TeenageCentaurMortificado Thu 13-Apr-17 23:35:35

Ooh that seems very high.
I though 8mgs was a high dose

I vape 3mgs now (and to be honest it's more the puffy vape habit now and could probably now vape 0)

Maybe try a 6mgs nicotine and then drop once you are used to vaping.

Piesy Fri 14-Apr-17 00:07:54

Thanks. Think I may have overdone it in an attempt to stave-off those low moments.
Can I ask how long it took you to stop missing ciggs so acutely?
I like to think that I won't be such a tit and feel so low for too long.
I clearly used them as a mood-lifter/reward and obvs need to get a grip and re-think..

Destinysdaughter Fri 14-Apr-17 00:17:19

Depends what kind of e cig you have I think. I missed fags until I got a decent machine. Not smoked fags now for a year and a half and I'd never smoke again.I love vaping now and don't miss fags, but it did take a good few months to make the the change, I was 'duel fuelling' for quite a while. Stick at it OP, it's worth it!

Ollivander84 Fri 14-Apr-17 00:19:52

If you're mouth to lung vaping then it's not high, I started on 18mg (30 a day smoker) and am now on 10mg
Sub tanks use lower nicotine
What vape did you get?

Beelzebop Fri 14-Apr-17 00:23:39

8mg is not high at all. A confirmed heavy smoker would use 24mg. I use 18. You can feel sick OP x.

Piesy Fri 14-Apr-17 00:54:04

I'm doing the mouth to lung thing.

A couple of months, you say? Christ on a bike.
I'm going to be an absolute delight to live with.

I am enjoying little things like not skulking around the back of car parks etc to have a cigarette when I'm out during the daytime, due to being embarrassed at still smoking at my age.
I really hope I can stick at this. Am finding previous threads on the topic hugely helpful. I think I'm definitely the worst woe-is-me type on here at the moment smile

Ollivander84 Fri 14-Apr-17 00:56:30

That's fine for mouth to lung smile have a few puffs then stop if you feel sick, I do remember feeling that when I first started
Drink loads of water to help with the dry mouth and experiment with flavours

Piesy Fri 14-Apr-17 01:09:44


I got an eGo-t. I'm a total virgin vaper.

The guy said to start off on that and then come back to chat about options, kit etc.

The shop had a semi-dodgy feel to it. Reminded me of my younger-day adventures.
But I think that if I hang around with you guys I'll figure out what's what, and buy online.

Thanks, all. You've made a lovely difference to my day.

Destinysdaughter Fri 14-Apr-17 01:10:45

Wow that's pretty hard core to start with that! I've got an leaf I stick tank and mini nautilus top ( don't know technical term for it), no wonder you're feeling a bit sick.

Destinysdaughter Fri 14-Apr-17 01:12:28

What flavours are you using? I've tried loads but mainly stick with vanilla now. Tobacco flavour is yuk!

Piesy Fri 14-Apr-17 01:25:33

I'm a bit embarrassed to admit I insisted on tobacco flavour as I couldn't bear the thought of replacing a cigarette with vaping a fruit bowl. He was trying to enlighten me with options but I was miserably looking to replicate the smoking experience.

I know I'm a numpty. My plan was to get through the first few Days of Horror on tobacco and then go back to get some better flavours.
Now that I've confessed all to you, I'm going to succeed at this through grim determination grin

Ollivander84 Fri 14-Apr-17 01:36:33

How many cigarettes were you smoking? Many people do upgrade kit after a while smile
Tobacco flavours do definitely suck! I love cake and biscuit flavours but have started using some fruit ones like fruit pastilles and fizzy chews

Piesy Fri 14-Apr-17 01:44:47

5 a day, if husband was around. I was being a closet smoker as he is a militant anti-smoker and the grief from him was painful (hangs head in shame as all my secrets tumble out)

If he was out of town (half the month) then 10 ish.

Ollivander84 Fri 14-Apr-17 01:46:05

You might be able to drop down a nicotine level fairly quickly then, maybe grab another flavour in a lower strength? Lots of online offers at the minute

Ollivander84 Fri 14-Apr-17 01:49:20

Here's one to try. A quid each so if you hate the flavour it's no great loss!

Greystars Fri 14-Apr-17 02:22:02

I'm on 18mg too, haven't wanted a cigarette since I started vaping (correctly) in November.

I felt a big sick at first and had "I want a cigarette moments" but it was technique I think smile lady in my local amazing vape shop said to do it from the side of your mouth and that would help. Helped me and since then haven't had any cravings and mostly no feeling sick. For the first week I couldn't sleep but that soon past.

If I take in too much, sometimes feel a bit queezy but all in all much much happier! And I don't smell anymore smile

I've always used the menthol mint flavour, the tobacco flavour might actually be making you sick! I tried the fruit flavours but just tasted synthetic - yuck!

I have an aspire-CF VV and use a nautilus mini tank - it's adjustable which is great and having gone through a lot of trial error the best one for me.

Well done for giving up grin

Piesy Fri 14-Apr-17 02:56:12

I'll go back after the long weekend and try a flavour.

I gave up for 10 years to have kids etc but ridiculously restarted.

Piesy..the Vaping Years. It will be just like 'Aidrian Mole..the Cappuchino Years..'

Destinysdaughter Fri 14-Apr-17 17:23:54

Was wondering what other websites pp bought their liquids from?

Ollivander84 Fri 14-Apr-17 17:40:52

Triphammer for me. There's another post I posted in this topic that's got s link to a website with a sale on

Branleuse Fri 14-Apr-17 18:17:13

you can get e-liquids in poundland. I get them for dp, and he says theyre just as good as any

PolterGoose Fri 14-Apr-17 20:55:54

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Piesy Sat 15-Apr-17 02:29:32

Jeepers. Vaping helped you quit for 3 years solid after 28 years?
I find that downright inspiring.

I have got through today by just looking forward to a vape at the times I would have smoked.

I actually think I do need to drop the nicotine dosage as I am definitely hooked on this stuff now..

Ollivander84 Sat 15-Apr-17 07:44:55

I'm 10 months in without a cigarette. Smoked for about 20 years, 30 a day smile

Destinysdaughter Sat 15-Apr-17 07:53:07

E cigs are bloody miraculous IMO! I smoked for 30 years, tried everything to stop and kept failing. I'd pretty much given up giving up till I tried vaping. Now I haven't smoked for a year and a half and I'm not even tempted by fags. smile

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