Vaping too much!

So glad to find this forum! I've never ever joined a forum but then I've never given up smoking before and I feel it's pretty monumental! Reading everyone's comments is giving me hope. Just worried I'm vaping too much. I've not smoked cigarettes for one month tomorrow and I'm proud! However I feel like it is almost getting harder and I'm vaping more. Will it get easier? Xx

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  • Hi Tracey 👋

    Welcome to the mad world of Quit Support 😀

    Well done on your quit and you should be proud of yourself, you're doing great 👍👍

    I tried vaping but I was allergic to some of the eliquids that had a high pg count, so after a short relapse I quit cold turkey after reading Allen Carrs easy way to stop smoking😊

    My sisters have been using an ecig for over 3 years probably nearly 4 years and they appear quite happy. I've noticed that they don't use it as much as they did at the beginning. So maybe it's a natural decline in use. 🤔

    I wouldn't worry about it too much, but you can just start vaping in one room which means having to think about it instead of just picking it up and vaping 😀

    Everyone is different in their quit so just do what helps you stay away from smoking 👍

    And yes it does get easier sometimes I forget I ever smoked but I know not to be complacent and always remember

    NOPE ‼️‼️‼️‼️

    Not One Puff Ever ‼️‼️‼️‼️

    Hopefully someone will come along with a little more information about vaping

    keep in touch 😊


  • Hi you said you gave up gaping after reading Allan Carr' to read his book but still can't stop vaping how did you do it as I crave so much and am on 6mg nicotine.

  • Hi Lasvagas

    I stopped vaping due to an allergic reaction to the high PG count in the E- liquids I was using. I started smoking for a few weeks and then read Allen Carr, I really can't explain what it was but reading the book really put things in prespective for me and I realised that I didn't need to smoke or vape. Maybe you can read it again, I re-read different chapters weeks after I had quit just to re-enforce it. It's just trying to find a way to retrain your brain into thinking you never smoked. Sorry I've not been much help explaing 😃

  • Hi Lasvegas and welcome to quit support😊

    My tip would be try and delay your vaping, so if you vape first thing in the morning put it off for a few hours. Try and build up the time between vaping. You will surprise yourself on how long you can go. Just keep saying I'll have it later. It's all about breaking the habit of using it. Perhaps put it in a drawer so you don't have easy access to it. Or leave it at home when you go to work. Only use it in one room.

    Try a positive mindset, you CAN do it. You WILL do it👍🏼

    Try the breathing techniques under pinned posts to help a craving pass. The thing is the craving WILL pass whether you act on it or not. It might be a little uncomfortable but it's doable.

    Well done for getting off the smokes, just look at this as the next stage. Good luck and shout if ya need anything🍀😊

  • Hi ya Lasvegas2014, a big warm welcome to our quit support group :) and this is just fantastic that you've already quit the smokes :) :)

    Please let us know when you quit so we can add you to the Wall of Winners and give you a Winners badge after your name :)

    I see the girls have given you some excellent advice :) Have you just dropped down to 6mg :o cus when we drop down on our nic liquid, we tend to vape more eh :o What I would do is when you feel the erge to vape, put it off until the next time you get an erge and then have a vape :) try this for a few days and you will find that it will get longer and longer between the vapes :)

    Good luck Las and hope ta see ya soon :)

    Pete :)

  • Hi Tracey1967ND, a big warm welcome to our quit support community :) and a massive great big wellllllll done to ya for very nearly reaching 1 whole month quit :) :)

    Yes Tracey, you be PROUD of yourself gal :) :) cos am dead proud of ya :) we all know how hard it is to quit :o and you have flippin DONE it gal :) :) Whoooopy Dhooooopy Doooooo :) :)

    Tracey, although your a month quit tomorrow, your still in early days :o so please give it time and it will get easier for you :) Just think Tracey, how many years have you smoked for :o Just be patient please and you will see :) :)

    Do you exercise at all Tracey, cos this helps us, even a brisk walk or just getting out in that fresh air :)

    If you look to the right of your post, you will see Pinned Posts and Topics, have a read through them :)

    As for you using your e-cig to much :o dont worry about that, cos at least your only getting nicotine and not the other 4000 toxins that you get in a cig :o :o :) :) We have a mantra on here, NOPE, Not One Puff Ever :) :)

    Tracey, if you could please let me know your quit date, then I can add you to the Wall of Winners and keep your Winner badges up to date :)

    Take care :) Pete :)

  • Hi Pete, thank you so much for your support and encouragement. My quit date was 3rd October. I do feel so much better in myself. I belong to the gym but haven't been for a while so I'm going to get back to it. I ride when I have the one and from next week will be getting back to the stables as well so that should help, no smoking allowed there! It's also good as my partner quit on the same day! Our house smells a lot better as well! It's such a hard thing to do, In my first post, I said I had never given up before but I meant for this long. It's hard saying goodbye to something you have done for so long! Thanks again to everyone for their messages! Xxx

  • Aup Tracey and thank you for letting me know your quit date, it is now well and truly logged :) :)

    Exercise is flippin excellent :) :) cos it helped me tremendously in my early days :) it was hard to start with, but after a week or so, I got off my rowing machine and felt just flippin fantastic :) I felt on top of the World :) its a great feeling, as though you can BEAT anything :) :)

    I'm sooo glad your partner has quit too, cos now you can help each other to get through hard times :) and please please, feel free to have a good old moan, ask questions or if you just want a chat, then come on here eh and that goes for your partner too :) :)

    Tracey, you say your house smells a lot better :) hmmm, just wandering if you have washed your curtains or lamp shades yet :o cos you see the colour of that flippin water :o :D :D

    Take care now and you and your partner stay strong and focused :) :)

  • Hi tracey and big warm welcome to quit support :) :)

    Well done on your month quit . that is awesome.

    Like the others have said- dont worry about vaping, when the time is right for you, you will quit that too.

    All these aids are there to use :) :) to help :) :)..So dont worry at all

    Things do get easier, the first 3 months are the toughest :) :) so hang in there as you are doing brilliantly :) :)

  • Hi Tracey,

    Welcome and well done. Awesome!

  • Hey Tracey, congrats on one month. I vape too and I have been for several months since I stopped smoking. I vape less now than I did starting out though so that's a plus. What mg is your juice? Also, is it PG or VG?

  • Welcome to awesome community.... 😊😊😊😊

  • Hi Tracey, congratulations on your achievements so far. I too found this forum quite late and by then I was well on my way to having been smoke free for a while. I did it with an ecig but in those first few months I was using a 24mg liquid and I couldn't stop valine. I had spare batteries and liquid always to hand and used to almost panic of I didn't have sight of my 'pipe'.... Don't worry..... What you are doing is perfectly natural and normal.... Vipers much as you want right now. Like everyone else has confirmed you are not inhaling all the other chemicals that you were previously. Eventually I found that I simply lowered the mg dosage slowly.... I never consciously decided to. Stop or reduce vaping... That just happened by itself for me. Remember that everyone is different and what worked for me may not work for you... The key is to keep trying until you find your own solution. Good luck. Youre doing fab.!!

  • Oh and it seems my phone wants to substitute 'vaping' for 'vipers'.....obviously!!!!! Sorry if any confusion

  • Don't worry about the vaping it will level out. I've been using vaping for two years now and not smoking. My health has improved in great measures too. So much that a major operation on my left leg was cancelled due to the improvement on it. My breathing is better and my carbon monoxide levels are as low as the meter could show. Lots of other positives too. Enjoy the vaping and if you don't like it later quit that too. Personally I enjoy it so I carry on with it. I hope this helps you. Ray

  • Gm Tracey, I too have quit smoking by Vaping and have not had a cig going into my 9th week. I read constantly on vaping looking for info that would turn me towards stopping. The only articles I find in this vain are written by indiv who do not and have not done research into it. I started out with the pen like device at a 12 mg level, right now I am using .3 mg and a mostly zero. What I found was going to a vape shop where the best education is helped me very much. There is better equipment that delivers more satisfaction with less Nic. which is my ultimate goal. There will come a time when I will also lay down the vaping, however I do love the flavors and as long as I am consuming ingredients that are recognized by FDA as GRAS (generally recognized as Acceptable) I will continue as opposed to the over 4000 bad ones in Cigs. I may be wrong on this and it could be the biggest mistake of my 64 years but, I now for the first time do not smoke and feel better.. Educating yourself will be the key to success. Find a good Vape shop and talk with folks (that are anti smoking) and who can give you the best help.. Hope this encourages you.. GB

  • Congrats on your aceivement... I'm exactly where you are but 5 days behind you! I use the vape pen and I feel like I use it a lot! Best thing is it doesn't make me feel yucky, smelly, or any other bad thing... I think we might use it a lot more right now cause we don't want to turn back to cigs... I am at 12 mg but started at 24 mg... You got this! I just started crochetting yesterday and I found that I didn't vape hardly at all... And when I did need to I didn't feel like I was lacking... Our hands just need to feel busy I think! Keep in touch!!

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