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3 Days with Vape

VerityEll
VerityEll
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I decided to try to quit again with a vape as last time was cold turkey and found the first few weeks a nightmare. I bought the vape three weeks ago and have been having one or two here and there to ease myself in. I’ve been having a pain in my back/lung recently so decided to just switch to the vape alone and it’s been 3 days. Feel good about it but the pain in my back hasn’t gone away. Has anyone else experienced this? It doesn’t hurt more when I breath. Wondering whether it’s the vape...

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Quit4Money
Quit4Money9 Months Smoke Free

Hi there; good for you on quitting smoking. Sometimes we have to try a few times before it sticks. Sounds like cold turkey was not fun. I've never used the vape. Any pain in your back or lungs should be checked out by a doctor. Have you thought about Champix instead of vaping?

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VerityEll

Thank you, I’ve not tried champix, hear that it’s a tough ride! I suffer from anxiety and feel that it may be the wrong choice for me. I’ll continue to monitor how I feel but I’m hoping to wean myself off the vape eventually to rid myself of any habit!

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Nozmo
NozmoValued Contributor

I used an ecig to help me quit and then I weaned myself off it after about six months. I don’t think I could have done it without the ecig (tried and failed with other methods plenty of times)

It’s much easier to quit vaping than it is to quit smoking in my experience so use it until you feel comfortable enough to try to do without it. The only thing I would warn against is not to use the vape too much. When we smoked there was an obvious stopping point-when the cig burned down to the filter. With a vape it’s easy to just keep on going!

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VerityEll
VerityEll
in reply to Nozmo

Thanks for the advice Nozmo! It’s true I do think I’m not being conscious enough about how often I use the vape. Need to make more of an effort to regulate it to certain times of the day!

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Fahri

Hello verityell i hope you are doing good dont vape eather people are getting more sick. With vape so stop vaping to take care.

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bjay22
bjay221 Year Smoke Free

Hi. I used a vape to help me quit a 38 year habit. I used a patch for 2 weeks and went to vape because the patch brought on palpitations and anxiety attacks. I kept lowering the nicotene percentage till it was down to 0 and after a year quit completely. I will be 2 years quit November 14th. I had no problems whatsoever with vaping. The ones getting sick vaping are teens using illegal THC cartridges. Good luck.

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VerityEll
VerityEll
in reply to bjay22

Thanks! Congratulations on making almost 2 years. Gives me hope. I’m definitely going to lower the content. On 12 at the moment

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Nozmo
NozmoValued Contributor

I did the same as bjay22 - gradually reduced the nicotine until I was down to 0%. It’s a good way of doing it in my opinion.

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Abuelajeannie
Abuelajeannie3 Years Smoke Free
in reply to Nozmo

Seems a long time ago that you and I quit cigs and eventually ecigs. Never looked back in 4 years. I see your still encouraging others. I check in now and again nice to see old names like yours.

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Nozmo
NozmoValued Contributor
in reply to Abuelajeannie

Hello Jean! Good to hear from you and glad you’re still off them. Four years for me too, coming up in January. It’s amazing how time has flown after seeming to drag for the first few months. All the best to you and the family and I hope you’re still enjoying the sunshine.

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