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Vaping vs Smoking

So you have heard the buzz about the e-cigarettes and are excited about quitting cigarettes and giving vaping a try, right? However, before you jump straight in and join the vaping team, it is vital that you thoroughly examine the facts.

A Comparison of Vaping and Smoking

Vaping: The Facts

Vaping is still pretty new to the market, only having been around for about a decade or so. Since it hasn’t been part of the public as much as cigarette smoking, there’s a lot that people don’t know about it. Here, several aspects regarding the two habits smoking vs. vaping will be discussed to help you understand how they are similar or different.

This is one of the most significant questions throughout the vaping and smoking community. Previously, left unanswered due to the lack of research and statistics on the topic. Much has changed in the recent years, with many well-known researchers releasing papers on the subject to shed some light on the theories of others.

There are many aspects to be taken into consideration when making the comparison between vaping and smoking.


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Vaping vs. Smoking: The Chemicals

Whether you’re taking combusted smoke into your lungs or vapor, there are going to be some quite serious health implications that come along with it. The health implications of smoking are a lot more defined and outlined then with vaping in the long term. Here’s a summary of the most common health implications found by researchers for both smoking and vaping.

Smoking and its Chemicals

The process of smoking includes the combustion of tobacco which contains thousands of chemicals, 20+ of which have a strong connection to causing cancer. We can always reference each of the 20+ chemicals by a single name “carcinogens.” because trying to list out 20+ chemical names takes to long. However, here are just a few of the chemicals that we can consider carcinogens:

  • Nicotine – The addictive chemical, gives the user the desire to want more. When people say they’re addicted to smoking, they’re addicted to nicotine.
  • Hydrogen Cyanide
  • Formaldehyde
  • Lead
  • Arsenic
  • Ammonia
  • Benzene
  • Carbon Monoxide
  • Nitrosamines
  • Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons

As mentioned above, many of the chemicals have a strong connection to some leading health conditions, including; cancer, heart disease and lung disease. You will not find these chemical elements during the process of creating a cigarette. The combustion of the tobacco leaf starts the process of chemical reactions, which in turn creates smoke that is full of the previously mentioned carcinogens.(Cancer.org, 2017).

Vaping and its Chemicals

The primary process of vaping removes the need to combust anything, removing a handful of the harmless chemicals listed above. Studies on the vapor produced from vaping suggest there is a significant difference between the number of carcinogens found compared to cigarette smoke. With over 20+ chemicals found in cigarette smoke compared to only a few in the vapor. Here are just a few of the chemicals found in vapor:

  • Nicotine – The addictive chemical, gives the user the desire to want more. When people say they’re addicted to smoking, they’re addicted to nicotine.
  • Propylene Glycol
  • Vegetable Glycerin
  • Acetaldehyde
  • Nitrosamines

Any other chemicals found are mostly related to the process of flavoring. Many of which are found to be food grade and typically safe to consume. This sends us on a path to ask the biggest question in an area in which research is not yet available. Overall, these flavorings are designed to be ingested and not vaporized. That leads us to a gray area so far. The long-term effects are just not known.

Exploring Health and Safety

Everything so far concerns the broader image of health and safety, not just health conditions. Comparing some of the stories and past experiences with smoking and vaping, which one is the safest habit to have around in your day to day life?

Smoking and Safety

For many years, smoking has caused incredible health and safety concerns throughout the world. Because of this, legislations have been put in place to help prevent some of the more serious risks. By far the most common health and safety concern for smoking are risks concerning smoking-material fires:

Material Fires

A report by John R. Hall, Jr named “The Smoking-Material Fire Problem” (Hall, 2017), outlined some incredibly surprising statistics on this subject. “In 2011, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 90,000 smoking-material fires in the U.S.” It’s estimated that a total of 540 people died as a result of these incidents, with 1,640 injuries and a total of $621 million in direct property damage. Between 1980 and 2011, there has been a decrease of around 73% in the amount of smoking-material fires. This is thought to have been a result of standards and regulations put in place for the fire-proof standards of mattresses and furniture. Also, more recently cigarettes have adopted more “fire-safe” requirements, ensuring the risk is much less.As mentioned above, “fire-safe” requirements were put into place for cigarettes in 2003, seeing a 30% decrease in smoking-material fires in the US throughout 2003-2011. Determined by ASTM Standard E2187-04, the strength of the ignition or ember in cigarettes had to be reduced, ensuring dropped cigarettes would not combust anything else. Alongside this, in 2007 the smoke-free legislation was introduced in England banning smoking in most enclosed work and public places.

Vaping and Safety

Compared to smoking, the studies suggest that vaping has a significantly lower level of health and safety risks. However, it has still seen its problems. E-Cigarettes have had problems with their batteries exploding, which as you can expect causes extreme health and safety concerns:

Exploding Batteries

The release of E-Cigarettes in 2007 saw a huge issue with the batteries exploding. Although unclear on what the main cause of this issue was, research papers and reports suggest that over-charging the device and sub-par batteries played a big part in the explosion. The website ecigone.com has created a comprehensive list, compiling all known explosions throughout the history of vaping. The list provides some extremely useful data analysis on exploding e-cigs. (Staff, 2017).

Since the launch in 2007, they found a total of 243 reported e-cigarette explosions:

  • 63 explosions during use.
  • 84 explosions during charging.
  • 52 explosions during transport, storage or unknown circumstances.

It is thought that most explosions occurring before 2015 involved no injuries. However, due to the dramatic increase of battery size in the recent years, it is assumed that injuries from explosions will be far greater than ever before. All in all, there have been significant advances in the health and safety control of batteries and devices ensuring you are far less likely to come across an issue when used, stored and traveling with under the correct conditions.

Vaping vs. Smoking: Cost Implications

The cost of use is one of the main factors for anyone using vaporizers or cigarettes. With vaping having a much larger initial cost to purchase the hardware, it is often seen as the more “expensive” option out of the two. In the bigger picture, this is far from the truth. There are plenty of papers and statistics available to find out the cost of smoking. However, this will heavily depend on the amount you smoke per day. Research by Tobacco Control (Control, 2017) found that throughout a single day the average cigarette intake is around 5:

  • Smoking – A pack of 20 cigarettes costs around $13 in New York. We can assume that give or take, the average smoker will purchase five packs a week ($65) adding up to around $260 a month or $3120 a year (and pack-a-day smoker will spend even more – $4368, not counting the health-related costs and increased insurance prices).
  • Vaping – To purchase an e-cigarette starter kit that will last at least a year, you would have to spend around $50, this is the most expensive part of vaping. Once you’ve purchased a vape starter kit, you can expect to spend around $15 per week for a bottle of juice (if you vape a lot), $60 a month or $720 a year.

From the calculations above, you can see that vaping is much cheaper. You have a lot more control over the juice you’re using with your vaporizer, having the ability to have 1 or 2 puffs whenever you need it. However, with vaporizers being a lot more accessible, it’s been found that smokers transitioning to vaping will vape a lot more than they smoked.

Vaping vs. Smoking: Which One?

There’s an ongoing debate on whether vaping is safe or not.

According to a report sponsored by UK’s Department of Health and published by Public Health England – a prestigious group of highly qualified scientists, researchers, and public health professionals – electronic cigarettes are at least 95 percent safer than tobacco cigarettes. The report also recognizes their potential as a viable approach to quitting smoking.

In the US, however, electronic cigarettes are looked upon nearly as evil a product as tobacco cigarettes. Quite interestingly, the American Heart Association (AHA) took a rather cautious stance in contrary to popular belief in the country. In the 20-page statement published in 2014, the AHA suggested that e-cigs are less hazardous than tobacco cigarettes, and vaping can help smokers quit. Here’s a small section copied from the report:

“E-cigarettes either do not contain or have lower levels of several tobacco-derived harmful and potentially harmful constituents compared with cigarettes and smokeless tobacco… [e-cigarettes] present an opportunity for harm reduction if smokers use them as substitutes for cigarettes.”

Don’t Find Yourself on the Wrong Side of the Law

Legal issues are where the debate over vaping and smoking heats up. Cigarette smoking has been increasingly prohibited in public spaces, first in airlines, then in government buildings, and now almost universally indoors or too close to buildings. Some countries have looser restrictions than others, but mostly you’ll have to smoke in a designated area while in public places or just wait until you get home.

Conclusion

When comparing vaping and smoking, there are many different aspects to take into consideration. In the bigger picture, the only thing throwing a little bit of shade on vaping is the long-term effects, something that only time can unveil.

178 Comments
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    Peter

    August 25, 2017 at 9:49 pm Reply

    This is the most truthful information that has actually been posted on this subject.

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      JEllen

      December 4, 2017 at 12:33 am Reply

      I totally agree good information

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      Daniel P Heinze III

      May 1, 2018 at 8:33 pm Reply

      I was a heavy smoker, 2-3 packs a day. I was raised in a house of smokers. I got tired of the amount of money spent on cigarettes. My friend introduced me to vaping 2 years ago. I havent had a cigarette since then. My wife still smokes, i find it repulsive the smell and taste of cigarettes from her. I love my wife so i tolerate it, but it stinks. I cant believe i smoked for over 20 years, and now cant stand it.
      With vaping, i use an alien mod 220, running at 115 watts, a smok cloud beast tank and vape a 3 mil nicotine juice. Im much more richer, healthier, smell better, feel better and sound better. Im a truck driver that delivers to stores of a national pizza chain, and my breathing has gotten so much better thanks to vaping, that i have excelled at my job, being the fastest worker in the company. Which has gotten me a higher salary and bonuses unattainable by me before. It took me a few weeks to find the right vape kit and set it up for my needs, once I did, i kicked the cigarette habit!

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        Lilian Rodriguez

        June 9, 2018 at 8:24 pm Reply

        That’s so encouraging Daniel, God bless you! 🌹

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        Greg

        June 12, 2018 at 9:52 pm Reply

        Thar’s great Daniel. Hopefully your wife smokes outside or near a gan so you don’t get the smok

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        Colleen

        June 18, 2018 at 5:46 pm Reply

        Amen!

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      Srinjay

      May 9, 2018 at 11:46 am Reply

      Just made the switch after smoking for the past 12 years. Haven’t smoked a cigarette since I got my rig, an Eleaf iStick Basic. Very reasonably priced product and works very well. Will upgrade to some boutique rigs in time 😊 enjoying being part of this large community. Glad to have kicked cigarettes out of my life!!

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        Matt

        May 21, 2018 at 10:44 am Reply

        Same here, smoker for almost 15yrs, started vaping beginning of the year and glad to have kicked cigs out finally!

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      Brian

      June 7, 2018 at 12:56 pm Reply

      ummm an article on vaping put out by a company (website) that promotes it…..I would double check some facts if I was you.

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    Beth Glidewell

    October 10, 2017 at 1:30 pm Reply

    I went from smoking almost 2 packs of cigarettes a day for over 20 years to vaping.. Within two weeks I had completley quit smoking.. I vape off and on throughout the day. My cravings have lessend ALOT and with that the amount of vaping I do daily has lessend ALOT.. So YES ABOSOLUTELY WITH THE RIGHT EQUIPMENT AND THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF NICOTINE YOU ABSOLUTELY CAN QUIT SMOKING. AND SAVE ALOT OF MONEY EVERY YEAR. But do your research on any “starter kit” Mod, or tank BEFORE buying. They have different Mods, Tanks and Kits, They are NOT ALL THE SAME! But if you do your research you can find a kit or build a vape kit that fits your personal needs.

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      lori

      November 15, 2017 at 6:47 pm Reply

      Beth-
      What do you recommend for a starter kit? What do you use for equipment and the amount of nicotine? I have been trying to quit smoking and have been using the patch been am having a really hard time. Looking at this as a different option.

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        Brenna

        February 28, 2018 at 6:05 pm Reply

        I was a pack a day smoker for 20+ years. I started with the Smok Baby Alien and a nicotine of 18mg. But within about two weeks had dropped the nicotine down to 10mg.
        I still had half a pack of Marlboro left when I started vaping and at first my battery would get low, so I’d light up but the taste was totally off putting compared to the Vape. So after one or two drags I’d put it out.
        The Baby Alien was $75.00 plus tax. But considering a carton of cigarettes is that or more in my area. Vaping is way more cost effective.

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        Toby thorson

        March 7, 2018 at 3:30 am Reply

        I use smok x priv. I love it. Bout 100 dollars with a tank. 2 packs a day for 11 years, now 1-5 at most. Depending on the day, but still a huge difference both financially and physically

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        Iris Jason

        March 11, 2018 at 2:05 pm Reply

        Also with my comment I posted I have nibilizer since Feb 13, 2018 with two near death experience weezing shortness of breath after superbowl and then I quit Feb 15 and then three weeks later going back in the hospital still not all fluid drain and this time a chest tube put in 8 days on March 1-9 my life more important than a cigarette

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        Suzanne

        May 9, 2018 at 8:01 pm Reply

        I have smoked a pack a day (or more) for 45 years. I never thought I could quit. Tried, and failed multiple times. I went to a vape shop and spoke with a young man there. We determined that I wanted the “hit” to the back of the throat, like I would get with a cigarette. You draw into your mouth, then inhale into the lungs. You get a punch to the back of the throat in addition to the much craved nicotine. Some cigarettes have a bronchodilator which opens the lungs. I always craved a cigarette when I was breathing more shallowly. I would swear it made it easier to breathe. Most of the larger vapes would not work because you draw directly into the lung. I needed something to mimic smoking. I chose the JUUL. It allowed me to drag on the module like I would on a cigarette. I had three packs of cigarettes left when I started vaping. I would use both and quickly began to dislike the cigarettes I had been smoking for over 10 years. I would take a few drags, then extinguish it. There is coughing when changing from cigarette to vape (and back to cigarette if you are using both), but you coughed when you started smoking too and pushed on through it. Go to a vape shop and try. Keep trying. I went through two types of devices before I found one that worked. Smoke free, so very cool.

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          Lilian Rodriguez

          June 9, 2018 at 8:33 pm Reply

          Good information, thank you Suzanne 🌹

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        Shannon

        June 11, 2018 at 12:16 am Reply

        I have been smoking since I was 15 1/2. I am now 51. Just got my vape 2 1/2 days ago. I try to smoke a cigarette and feels like you are not smoking anything, nasty taste and head rush. Yesterday I decided to find out how many puffs in each of my cigarettes Misty lights 120’s). It came to 25. My Amok vape counts my vapes and it came to about 7 cigarettes. I was smokung half a pack or more a day. And in less than two days I was at 7. I keep trying to finish the last of my cigarettes. They used to cost $4.75 a pack. I now pay almost $9.00. Everytime I smoke the cigarette it is nasty.

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      Rania

      November 23, 2017 at 1:34 pm Reply

      Hi Beth,

      I love what you said here, and that what i want to achieve. I’m smoking since 16 years now. I want to do this step for myself first and my family.
      If it possible you can recommend a good kit to me, i saw the Smok Alien 220 W. This is my first choice.

      Really appreciate your reply

      Best,

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        Lindsi Agnew

        February 22, 2018 at 3:04 am Reply

        I was told the Alien is not a good mod. I have the Smok Mag and absolutely love it… it’s highly recommended. Check it out

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          Brandi Hough

          March 20, 2018 at 12:48 am Reply

          Hey Lindsi,

          I just bought the SMOK MAG and absolutely love it! I’ve been vaping for about 5 years now coming from a pack and a half of smoking since I was 13. I’d smoked a total of 20 years. I swear by vaping. I’ve heard so many negative things about it, but turned around and did my own research to find a very uneducated public. I asked my family doctor and he said, well I’d rather you not do either one, so I’d definitely choose vaping over smoking. It’s 95% better for you than cigarettes. Hope this helps someone quit smoking!

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          Dana Hawkins Combs

          June 11, 2018 at 1:37 pm Reply

          Absolutely agree! I love mine!

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        Andrew

        March 4, 2018 at 9:56 pm Reply

        Hopefully you’ve quit by now… but I’ve had good results with the Smok AL86 Kit Cost around $70.00 US to get stated. If you’re a heavy smoker go for at least 12 MG on nic fluid. Good luck!

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          Dave

          March 30, 2018 at 10:27 am Reply

          Yes I was a smoker for along time,started at the age of 14 smoking it was the ” so cool “stage I am in my 50’s nowand been vaping now for about 2 and a half years the change that I feel is amazing I have the Smok Al 85 with Cleito for the tank .thank you vaping the smell of smoke in house, clothes, breath, love it .

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      Matthew

      December 16, 2017 at 6:05 pm Reply

      Did the same thing, Beth. Keep it up sister!

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      JenJen

      February 25, 2018 at 10:02 am Reply

      I completely agree Beth & am in just about the same boat. My husband & I were smoking up to 2 packs a day($15+ per day), & I had dealt with non stop bronchitis, pneumonia, etc. Finally a little over 5 years ago I tried his Aunts beginners vape & was hooked. Unfortunately 5yrs ago technology wasn’t exactly up to par, so we did end up buying a lot of cheap stick type vapes & tons of the old school wicks. I remember all the leaking juice, the horribly expensive 15-30ml bottles, & endless problems arising from those beginners kits.
      Now happily we both celebrated our 5 year anniversary of being analog free. I’ve not had one bout of pneumonia, bronchitis, sinus infections…nothing! We both LOST weight & are much healthier. We both enjoy our SMOK Alien 220’s, & my SMOK AL85, & my little iStick Pico is my favorite little on the run mod. You’re completely correct, do your research & you’ll be absolutely shocked at how much $ you can save in just a few months of transitioning from analogs to vaping.

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      Tara

      March 5, 2018 at 6:38 pm Reply

      What kind of juices do you reccomend?

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      Judy

      April 7, 2018 at 10:17 pm Reply

      Hi Beth, I was wondering if you started smoking again? The reason I am interested is because I recently started doing the same thing and I was curious to see if you were able to keep up with your cessation of smoking?

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      Tim

      May 1, 2018 at 5:18 am Reply

      I bet I’ve been smoking for 45 years almost 2 packs a day and I’ve tried just about everything to quit very very difficult I even tried one of the early of a pans we had to put an ad in miles are in it and found it so tedious to work with sloppy nicotine all over your fingers and it taste but like burnt cigarettes it was horrible recently I just found the Juul it uses a cartridge that you just plug-in no Mas very easy and immediately I was able to stop smoking any cigarettes at all for the first 15 days I didn’t have one cigarette the only thing is it’s a little expensive it averages around four dollars per cartridge so it’s it’s almost as much As cigarettes then after you’ve quit the cigarettes you could experiment with other Vape’s which I have done but initially did you lose the easiest one to Snowmass there’s no fuss check it out

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      Bildad

      May 10, 2018 at 6:00 am Reply

      Spot on!

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    Dave

    October 13, 2017 at 7:37 am Reply

    I failed to mention cost in my original comment. I have been spending right at $15 per day (that’s ~$5500 a year) for cigarettes over the past 42 years. Now I’m down to $20 a week ($1040 a year) during my phase-out period and I’m rapidly decreasing the need for any nicotine until I reach my goal of zero on Christmas Day, 2017. Vaping has changed my need for smoking and I’ve already gone a couple of days with no vaping (due to my losing the damn thing!) at all. Regardless, the urge to smoke a cigarette is way in the past so I know I’m on the right path 🙂

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      Holly

      November 23, 2017 at 3:58 am Reply

      Good luck!

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        Iris Jason

        March 11, 2018 at 2:09 pm Reply

        Great that spirit trust in God that I did too

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        Cynthia

        March 21, 2018 at 5:04 am Reply

        vapping is better than smokeing becuz smokeing it can give you canswer right now there’s ur answer and vapping is better bc it does not do nothing and smokeing kills you brain and longs so plz don’t smoke 🚬 stay happy😀💙

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          clevon

          June 16, 2018 at 1:34 pm Reply

          i didnt know first graders could vape

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      lois elizabeth shornock

      December 9, 2017 at 4:11 pm Reply

      Good for you!! Right there with ya!?

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    Jayne Krygier

    October 16, 2017 at 12:17 am Reply

    Hi, my friends continually vap. From the minute they get up to the minute they go to bed. And if there was a way to smoke while sleeping I’m sure they would buy into that as well.

    This article implies, that in the short term vaping seems to be the lessor of two evils.

    But there is no firm evidence about its affects of long term health. Or pregnant women or to children who’s mother vapped her entire pregnancy. Are there studies that are monitoring these as well?

    I worry as frankly if you can’t sit and have dinner with out trying to vap by holding your breath until the white particles that are release is minimal.

    This article is pro vaping for several reasons, I can’t believe that there are no articles that haven’t been written stating the opposite, that are backed by the same quality scientific evidence.

    What it seems to me, is that someone that smoked before changing to vaping were probably chain smokers, or because of articiales such as these have become incessive vapers as have my friends.

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      G. Reese

      November 19, 2017 at 7:47 am Reply

      I have used vaping to quit smoking cigarettes. And the vape may not be completely healthy but I believe it has to be healthier, just due to the fact that, with vaping I had the option to decrease the nicotine level gradually to zero mg of nicotine. After about a month of zero nicotine without the cravings for nicotine or cigarettes, I was able to stop the vaping as-well. I went into this with the mind-set I was going to “kick the habit” and not replace it with another habit. I have been smoke and vape free now for the 22 months. And also just like I was when I smoked I was respectful of people around me when I vaped also. I feel great I do not experience any shortness of breath nor do cough in the mornings or throughout the day. So I am not a doctor, nor am I a scientist, and I don’t have a dime in the vaping industry. and the testament above is all fact. So you can benefit from vaping with the right mind set.

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        D A

        February 21, 2018 at 11:03 pm Reply

        I’m not sure why the two previous posters above me are having a hard time…

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      Kc

      December 3, 2017 at 7:37 am Reply

      Umm… What in the world were you going with this??

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        Sue Lockner Brunkhorst

        January 2, 2018 at 6:07 am Reply

        Exactly!

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      Toby thorson

      March 7, 2018 at 3:40 am Reply

      @Jayne
      It sounds like you’re hatin..
      There’s not one bit of evidence, short or long term, that conventional cigarettes are safer.
      I smoked plenty of them and feel wayyy better on vaping instead.
      Don’t just search for something to fight against. Prove that this article is wrong, with either facts or true thought. Otherwise dont try to discourage people from doing something that MAY help there life. Don’t try to say cigarette smoking is better. And dont try to say that they ‘implied’ short term effects from smoking is worse than vaping. That is truth. That is fact.
      Cigarettes are the worst, deadliest product on the market. With countless thousands of products on the market, just raw odds tells you its nearly impossible for vaping to be as bad or worse than cigarettes

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        Ken kidwell

        June 10, 2018 at 2:50 pm Reply

        I agree with you 100%,, vaping is safer, common sense will tell you that. Just compare the chemicals your inhaling from each one, that’s proof vaping is safer if I don’t know why someone couldn’t easily understand that, but good luck with the vapes everyone. And NO CIGARETTES! !!!!

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      Eric

      May 28, 2018 at 9:18 pm Reply

      I see what you’re saying but it’s still better than cigarettes. I’m sure the effects with pregnancy have been studied. The main reason you don’t want to smoke during pregnancy is passing off a nicotine addiction to your baby. Smoking or vaping while pregnant is obviously not a good thing. This is about the lesser of two evils, not what’s good and what’s bad.

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    Courtney

    October 19, 2017 at 4:37 pm Reply

    I will say this much on the subject. I quit paper cigarettes and switched to the vapor. My lungs feel better after week one. I m not binge eating like quiting can do. I dont smell bad anymore and I can use my vapor in the house so my neighbors don’t see. Its about choosing to not use paper cigarettes and taking control of my life back.

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      Joe

      December 30, 2017 at 3:14 pm Reply

      I agree with the “bad smell” aspect. No more smoke. No more ash trays. No more coughing. I smoked for over 40 years and I don’t miss it at all.

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        Don

        March 8, 2018 at 2:15 am Reply

        I agree Joe I’m 71 smoked up to 7 yrs ago and my son got me to vape no coughing or shortness of breath and can once again stick with them both in a basketball game.

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    Steve Lindsey

    October 21, 2017 at 9:42 pm Reply

    I am glad to be a visitant of this thoroughgoing site ! , thanks for this rare information! .

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    Thomas

    October 22, 2017 at 3:04 pm Reply

    Great post! Have nice day ! 🙂

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    Thomas

    October 28, 2017 at 1:48 am Reply

    Great post! Have nice day ! 🙂

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    John White

    October 28, 2017 at 4:53 pm Reply

    I would like to throw in my two cents. I smoked for 3 years straight (not long compared to most) and just yesterday switched to universally vaping and I got to say I feel a lot “better” after a few tokes of vape than a cigarette. Cigs tend to make you feel horrible after consumption, though, in comparison, vaping just gives you that rush of nicotine we all crave. The way it gunks up your lungs isn’t the same but you still are having to cough up phlegm to be able to take better breaths. I assume that it’s all about preference, but I’m loving the way I feel about vaping rather than smoking. It’s easier on my relationship too, not having to go outside for prolonged amounts of time and coming back inside reaking of cigarette.

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      Wayne

      November 8, 2017 at 10:15 pm Reply

      I totally agree. My relationship is 100 times better now that I don’t have to worry about when I can smoke.

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      Eroc

      May 28, 2018 at 9:23 pm Reply

      Lol you switched a day ago. You are not seeing any health changes or relationship changes is less than 24 hours. Get your mind right lol.

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        Lane

        June 8, 2018 at 12:54 pm Reply

        Are you a smoker? I’ve been a smoker for 20 years and when I don’t smoke a cigarette for 24 hours I can always feel a difference! Stop being so negative!

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    John

    October 31, 2017 at 4:15 pm Reply

    Definitely the most truthful article to date. The battery explosions can be mostly avoided. Buy quality hardware. The costs are ridiculously low for great starter kits. Kangertech Top Box Mini is a great one battery (rechargeable) starter kit for approximately $50 or less. Ive purchased my batteries from liionwholesale.com. I have no affiliation; they test and display battery shipments to ensure authenticity. Dont be intimidated by all the options. There are numerous sites to help you choose. Choose a low cost Mod/Box to get you started. You’ll likely want to upgrade after several months. Purchase the appropriately rated battery for the use intended, buying from reputable companies and maybe most importantly understanding Ohm’s Law. Ohm’s Law is THE basic electrical principle everyone should know and understand. It can save you from serious injury (exploding meter) maybe even death. Ive vaped for a couple years now and will never smoke again (35 year smoker). My lungs and my body feels so much better; also all my possessions dont stink & turn yellow. People, vape if you can…i have no doubt my remaining life will be happier.

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      DR. Fernandez

      November 2, 2017 at 5:23 pm Reply

      Interesting! I would like to get some of my clients off cigarettes, thanks for the information!

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      Virginia

      November 2, 2017 at 6:16 pm Reply

      I’ve smoked for 40 years and have recently been diagnosed with serious health conditions forcing me to quit smoking. I’m considering trying vaping, but am not sure about it’s health affects?

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        Gloria Stoudt

        November 10, 2017 at 4:48 am Reply

        I used to smoke for years. Then, I quite for YEARS. Then, my mother passed away, and smoking became a way of life for months…until I tried vaping. I didn’t think it would be as satisfying, but the flavors are not only fun, vaping takes ALL my urge away from smoking cigarettes. I tried a cig one afternoon to “test the waters.” Not a great idea, but honestly, I couldn’t even finish it. I started vaping a lot, but now, I only vape when I’m relaxing in the car, before work, and a wee bit after work. I honestly don’t over-vape, nor do I need a cigarette. Thank you!

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        L. Cargill

        December 12, 2017 at 8:18 pm Reply

        I smoked for 40 years also. It was easy to quit with vaping. I started with a high level of nicotine (24mg). It was so easy. Now, after nearly 4 years after totally quitting smoking, I’m still loving the vaping and I’m down to 12mg of nicotine.

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        Mari

        March 12, 2018 at 11:56 am Reply

        Hi
        I’ve been smoking for over 30 years and had my first massive attack of cops on 03/08. Scariest thing that ever happened. I already had my vape so the next day I changed the juice and went straight to vaping. 4 days in I can say honestly everything has changed I can breathe,I’m not as tired, etc. I can say I’ve not even bought a pack since, just smoked the few I had left and can tell the difference. It may take you some time to get the equipment and the nicotine levels right but please give it a try. Don’t give up and let me know how it goes for you. It may not be for everyone and that’s ok, but you owe it to yourself to at least try.

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      Beth Laurer

      November 2, 2017 at 7:47 pm Reply

      This is wonderful news and it is great to know that vaping helps lead to quitting smoking
      altogether.

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    Bhavin Kamani

    November 1, 2017 at 6:44 pm Reply

    Definitely one of the truthful articles. I have been a smoker for 25 years. I used to smoke 20-25 cigs a day. I have quit smoking and have started vaping since a few months. And I see a world of a difference. Vaping is the best solution for ppl who find it difficult to quit. And as rightly said you save a lot of money. Better health. Family is happier. Buy good quality Starter Kits which would not cost you more then $50. Which in my terms is very good and consistent in giving you the same vaping results as the mods. Coils. Are of very good quality.

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    Everette Pankhurst

    November 2, 2017 at 5:47 pm Reply

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    Beth Laurer

    November 2, 2017 at 7:48 pm Reply

    This is wonderful news and it is great to know that vaping helps lead to quitting smoking
    altogether.

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    Wael Gaz

    November 4, 2017 at 7:18 am Reply

    I’ve never seen a more truthful article about vaping. I totally agree is vaping lesser evil of two. As it exposes us to lesser chemicals and is more cost-effective as the cost of buying cigarettes daily is more expensive than of vaping products. I myself prefer vaping rather than smoking.

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    Shawn akins

    November 6, 2017 at 1:22 pm Reply

    Thanks for all the useful information.

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    November 8, 2017 at 5:56 am Reply

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    Misty Cagle

    November 8, 2017 at 4:46 pm Reply

    I actually quit paper cigarettes and I smoke a vape. Just the money saved was enough to motivate me. I went from 6.00 for Newports a day times 7 days. To only 22.00 starter kit. Then only 21.00 a month for two boxes of tanks.

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    Renee H.

    November 8, 2017 at 11:08 pm Reply

    I smoked a pack of NEWPORT cigarettes every day for 30 years. Started baking 4 weeks ago and no longer smoke cigarettes. I don’t feel or smell bad anymore because of cigarettes. I have co workers that smoke and now realize just how strong and over powering the smell of smoke really was. I NEVER thought I would or could quit til now.

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      Mario

      May 9, 2018 at 11:00 am Reply

      Baking?

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    Renee H.

    November 8, 2017 at 11:09 pm Reply

    I smoked a pack of NEWPORT cigarettes every day for 30 years. Started vaping 4 weeks ago and no longer smoke cigarettes. I don’t feel or smell bad anymore because of cigarettes. I have co workers that smoke and now realize just how strong and over powering the smell of smoke really was. I NEVER thought I would or could quit til now.

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    Chad

    November 9, 2017 at 1:28 pm Reply

    I would recommend the aspire c.f. battery and Atlantis tank and start w 12mg nicotine when you first quit smoking then work yourself down to 6mg or 3mg

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      Nichole

      May 18, 2018 at 6:34 am Reply

      Everyones talking about the 12mg nice levels..I was smoking almost a pack a day of Marlboro menthol. For what has been about 24yrs…I got a vape for mothers day (almost a week ago now) and have had the urge to smoke a real cigarette once…I too tried to light up the day after getting my vale. Not even half way thru the cigarette I was totally turned off and put it out…that was the last time I even tried. I love my vape! But when purchased there were no 12mg nice levels…so I started at a 6mg and I’m doing just peachy. I have a vaporesso tarot nano, and I love it soo much I got one for my husband as well! Money well spent AND SAVED!

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    Tezzie

    November 11, 2017 at 9:53 am Reply

    After smoking for 35 years, chain smoking, I brought a vype pen which is easy to use. I have not had any cravings or missed smoking cigarettes. My cough stopped, my sense of smell improved and I feel better in myself. I don’t want to go from one bad habit to another so will eventually aim to stop vaping one day.

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    Steve Spreeman

    November 13, 2017 at 7:48 pm Reply

    Great article. It seems you have dealt with this subject very thoroughly.

    I, too, have been smoking for decades and have switched to vaping as a replacement. Vaping tastes better, no cigarette smell or damaged clothes and I firmly believe is also healthier. It takes care of the cravings and hand to mouth habits that replace the smoking habit. I don’t feel like eating to replace smoking, either. And I feel better.

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    David

    November 14, 2017 at 11:04 am Reply

    Never in a hundred years did i think i would be able to quit the dreadful cigarette, and turn to vaping’instead.
    For over over 35 years i was smoking between 20-30 a day,and i was totally ignorant of the fact that the cigarette was a hazardous health risk”!
    I am now almost 57 years of age and have now been vaping for almost a year, and believe me my friends it is the best decision i have ever made, but must admit I have been incredibly lucky)

    I must also mention i have always been a ”gym fanatic” and have been training for at least 35 years, and i do believe this has helped me enormously, despite the fact i was smoking so many cigarettes daily.

    Since vaping i have noticed my fitness levels has increased ”big time”
    and i can now do things as running, skipping, sparring for much longer periods than when i was a smoker!

    In my honest opinion the ”proof is in the pudding”, and despite the fact that the ”health risk” by using the electronic cigarette is still debatable, you can’t possible do worse by turning to vaping, and besides saving yourself a huge amount of money, your health WILL improve, and will notice this within weeks.

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    Larry teh memer

    November 14, 2017 at 5:43 pm Reply

    Very useful source for this debate that I am doing in school.

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    Scooby

    November 16, 2017 at 7:31 am Reply

    The writer deserves an award for thier ability to writed a well understood & educational item. Thank you

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    Ricky L. Thornton

    November 18, 2017 at 2:20 pm Reply

    I have smoked for 45 years. I was at one time smoking and dipping. Then was smoking over a pack a day. Only a week ago I starred Vaping and now am only smoking maybe 1 or 2 cigs a day. Vaping has definitely helped me to quit smoking, my goal in one more week and after quitting cigs, I truly believe I can wean myself off of vaping. How long that will take is yet to be seen. The cost difference is extremely less, as I was spending $50 a week, easy, and now have only spent $75 for two starter kits and juice on a promotional deal. This should last me 4 to 6 weeks. If you smoke cigarette, do what ever it takes to quit now. They are killing you. After reading all the poisons that have been going into my body for so long, I am appalled that our government has not outlawed cigarettes and smokeless tobacco completely.

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      Colin

      February 24, 2018 at 4:41 am Reply

      That’s right ,blame the Government for your own stupidity and weakness for the past 45 years. It has been well known for over 70 years that cigarettes are poisonous and cause a range of lung and vascular diseases and many other health issues. Banning the filthy things would just give criminals another means of making money, trading tobacco to desperate addicts like you. Don’t smoke – it’s that simple – grow some resilience, pride and self control and stop blaming others for your weakness. Don’t buy cigarettes or any other crap that poisons your body, all you are doing is putting money in the pockets of greedy people who could not care less that you have all sorts of self-inflicted health issues including advanced emphysema from 45 years of smoking.

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        Kristi Russell

        March 7, 2018 at 12:10 am Reply

        Your an a hole Colin.

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        Chris Murphy

        March 10, 2018 at 8:37 am Reply

        Colin, I don’t know why you reply the way you do, you obviously can’t read properly or are just being dumb. Ricky doesn’t blame the government at all for his addiction. He is only rightly stating the government should not allow a product like this to be legally available due to the many extremely dangerous ingredients tobacco products contain. Besides these products being harmful, they contain nicotine which makes them very hard to quit. If they would ban them indeed criminals would find a way to make money., you are completely right about that. But it also means a lot of people would stop smoking or never even start smoking. Using your argument we should make cocain and heroin legal as wel!

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        Brad

        March 21, 2018 at 9:53 am Reply

        What a load of shit you are saying. Doctors were endorsing cigarettes less than 70 years ago. I don’t think any smoker is trying to pretend they made the right choices, they realise that they haven’t and want to change that but you just want to sit there and judge them! What a lousy contribution of a comment your have supplied. Well done!

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    Christopher Witalec

    November 19, 2017 at 4:11 am Reply

    I started vaping 3 weeks ago. I have been smoking 3 packs a day for as long as I can remember. I quit smoking altogether on my third day of vaping. I don’t know if there are going to be long term effects from me vaping but I do know that I am now saving $175 a week not buying smokes. I have been using an inhaler for 15 years and I have not touched it in over two weeks. I am no longer out of breath when I walk or climb stairs. All I know for certain is I am never going back to smoking. This has been a life saver for me so far not only health wise but it put a huge amount of money back in my family’s pocket. I NEVER thought I could quit. Even the folks at the vape store are stunned at how fast I quit considering how much I smoked a day. Never think you can’t do it. I am a living example.

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    George Lorance

    November 20, 2017 at 2:01 am Reply

    Just started vaping nov.17th and i truly believe im gonna actually do it this time(quit smokin) 30yrs.. I am already starting to feel better.Ill keep ya posted…

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    Lori

    November 21, 2017 at 10:30 pm Reply

    I just started vaping but the main reason why is cuz my mom was recently told she has stage 3 esophageal cancer. I do have to say I enjoy it better than having a cig. I do have 1 or 2 cigs a day still but im on my way. I notice a big difference in my breathing and im not sluggish as much thru out the day. I smell better and feel better. Eventually I will be just vaping like really soon. Thank you for this article.

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    Rob

    November 22, 2017 at 8:25 pm Reply

    I’ve smoked 20 a day for 35 years I started vaping 10 days ago and feel great. Although I have no doubt the best is to idea would be to quit altogether.

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    Heather Walker

    November 22, 2017 at 8:45 pm Reply

    After 42 years of smoking I quit 21 months ago using vaping, starting with a Istick 30, it was so easy to quit smoking after two weeks of doing both and decreasing the amount of cigarettes I smoked , I enjoyed vaping more so stopped smoking. I am in no hurry to quit vaping but have cut down an the amount of nicotine in the ejuice. If I ever quit vaping I know that if something that would have made me smoke again , I wouldn’t , I would vape again. Healthwise I went from a couch potatoe to weight lifting 3x a week. I tried every other thing out there to quit , only vaping worked and I am so happy about that.

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    Sandy Wilkinson

    November 23, 2017 at 12:25 am Reply

    Who knew I could stop smoking cigarettes after so many years. Give vaping a chance! It really does work. Enjoyed reading this article.

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    Rebecca

    November 23, 2017 at 8:56 pm Reply

    My sister was the first in my family to use vaping to quit smoking. Now, after 30+ years of smoking, myself and my fiance have used it to quit. My mother smoked for 50+ years and she too has used vaping to quit. Of course common sense tells us that inhaling anything of any kind isn’t necessarily a good thing, but I have to say, it has been more than helpful for me and my family as a tool to stop a horrible habit. We all feel, and smell much better, and the money savings has been astronomical. I don’t advise trading one bad habit for another, but for help with quitting smoking, I say vape away. Also, after you completely quit smoking, you can lower your nicotine level in the vape liquid and easily quit using it too.

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    Lothar

    November 28, 2017 at 6:31 am Reply

    Propylene glycol is NOT vegetable oil. If it were, it would be listed as vegetable oil. It is a synthetic and a very common ingredient of antifreeze. Of course vaping has to be less damaging than smoking, but let’s not kid ourselves. It’s human nature to believe what you want to believe, so look at vaping as a potential way out of smoking, but don’t lose your skepticism. The long term goal should be to drop all of the adult pacifiers completely.

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      AVapor

      January 10, 2018 at 10:55 am Reply

      The chemical is used as a solvent and as the primary ingredient in non-toxic antifreeze and as the “e-liquid” in e-cigarettes. Propylene glycol is considered safe by the FDA in small quantities, although it can be toxic in large doses. And it’s more common than you think.

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      jo westphal

      March 2, 2018 at 3:03 am Reply

      Someone told me to add vegetable glycerine to my vap for a smother vap.
      So should I use this and,if so how much.

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    Mike

    November 28, 2017 at 11:19 am Reply

    I just started Vaping after 42 years of smoking
    And I like it Much more then cigs
    And after making the first investment of 60- 90
    Then it’s about 15 a week
    Depending on how much you vape
    I smoked a pack and a half per day
    No more smell
    And way less Chemicals
    So I reccomend it over cigs

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    Edith

    December 1, 2017 at 5:29 pm Reply

    I was a daily 1-2 package smoker for over 30 years, cost of a package $10.00 right now. After Hurricane Maria damaged our Island, I could not get cigarettes as easy as before, so my nice who lives in the states send me a vapor-starter Kit. I got it on October 30, I started with a 30 ml bottle and 6 mg of nicotine, right now I don’t smoke since 2 1/2 weeks, and last Saturday ( November 25th) I bought a new bottle of oil for $12.00. I only vape if I feel the urge of it. I think its the best thing to quit smoking.

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    Jacqueline-Anne

    December 2, 2017 at 3:49 am Reply

    I smoked over 20 cigarettes a day for 3 years and in May 2017 quit and moved to vaping. 2 weeks ago, I also quit vaping and although the nicotine withdrawal was terrible in the first week (I suffered severe anxiety attacks), I am now 14 days free of vaping which, in my mind, is just as bad as smoking as you are still taking in Nicotine which is totally addictive.

    I have put on 2kgs, but I really don’t care as I am totally free of the evil monster nicotine.

    I highly recommend vaping to rid you of smoking, but really feel a lot better I am now free of everything.

    This is a great site to keep one motivated and on track!

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    joe

    December 2, 2017 at 7:42 pm Reply

    I bought a vape pen last Sunday, I have not had a cigarette since, it’s Saturday today, almost one week I have been a smoker for almost 40 years, pack a day or more and I quit, sure I have the urge occasionally but it goes away quickly and mostly because of habit. The thing with vaping is I don’t have to sit there and smoke for five minutes like I did with a cigarette, I can take a puff now and then to get over the craving and find I don’t use it half as much as smoking and for waaaay less time! I already notice when lying in bed every night I am not struggling to breathe and I’m not coughing before I fall asleep. I started with the Aspire K3 pen and a bottle of Halo Tribeca 12 mg nicotine level, got both for $50 so it has already paid for itself, less than the cost of a pack of cigs a day. That bottle of juice will last me 2 weeks so $10 a week instead of at least 55 a week. All know is I feel soooo much better and will step down to 6mg when this bottle runs out then go to 2mg. Yes, I miss parts of smoking, sorta a mixture of your best friend and the neighborhood bully.

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    Lewis ford

    December 3, 2017 at 2:02 pm Reply

    I’ve been smoking for 35 yrs I have coped and emphyasema someone gave me a cape it burns my throat will this help me quit smoking or will it cause more. Damage to my lungs help me

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      Lewis ford

      December 3, 2017 at 2:09 pm Reply

      Can vaping do more harm to lungs that have smoked heavy for35yrs because it burns my throat more than cigarettes is there smooth flavor that don’t burn

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        rob turner

        January 5, 2018 at 7:12 pm Reply

        My wife found that some vapes burned her throat as well. Juices with a higher ratio of Vegetable Glycerin >70% seem a bit gentler. Also, nicotine itself causes a burning sensation- try putting a drop of juice on your tongue. So you may find it more comfortable to lower your nic level a bit. AND try to stay away from acidic e-juices citrus and soda flavors are usually the worst. I think my wife’s problem also eased a bit over time as she got used to the change. Good Luck.

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    Richard

    December 4, 2017 at 1:18 am Reply

    I smoked cigarettes for 35 years, about 15 or 20 a day, mainly roll ups with filters.
    I now only use a vape, for the last year anyway. Health is better all round. No cough, no wheezing or phlegm anymore. Vaping costs me 10 pounds a month. I’m saving thousands and have a better diet as a consequence. I would advise anyone to switch to vaping for obvious reasons. Save money, save health .

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    Tony Lutynski

    December 7, 2017 at 3:28 am Reply

    I found this article very informative and would like to share a few thoughts. I am 56 years old and have been smoking for many years, over 40 to be more exact. I’m writing this as a person who enjoys smoking. I like many things about smoking, and it is something I really don’t want to give it up but for certain reasons I know I need to. I have tried electronic cigarettes a few times in the past and they never seemed to work for me so I’ve gone back to smoking while knowing the risks are greater. It’s funny that I say that because my father started smoking at the age of 13 and smoked his entire life until 2 years before he passed away at the age of 91. He didn’t die from smoking either. Anyways, I’ve heard of other people dying a lot younger from cancer because of smoking and so I’m not sure why some people are affected by smoking while others are not. All I know is that it seems like a good thing financially to stop and at the same time my health should improve.
    So here’s my take on cigarettes verses electronic cigarettes. As far as the e cigs I’ve tried in the past they were cheap ones which didn’t seem to give me the same feeling when I inhaled them, which was one of the biggest reasons I went back to smoking. They just didn’t do anything for me. About two weeks ago I got a coupon for a vuse vibe starter kit that retailed for $20.00 because I was given a coupon to purchase it for $1.00. I thought why not give it another try for a buck! Once again I was disappointed and thought there has to be a better choice. Aside from not being satisfied, I figured out that using this e cig was going to cost more in the long run than if I purchased a kit that allowed me to refill with my own juice. The Vuse Vibe uses refill tips that you can reuse when they run out of juice! I also didn’t like it because every so often I would get the juice in my mouth when I inhaled which is very annoying and something I’ve experienced in the past with other cheap e cigs.
    So about a week ago I went to a local vape shop to find out if there was a better choice. I went in and explained my concerns and also hoped to find an e cig that didn’t break the bank, one that didn’t allow me to get the juice in my mouth when I inhaled, and one that didn’t look humongous because so many look really big and that wasn’t what I wanted. The shop was very helpful and showed me an e cig by Joyetech called eGo Al0. It costed around $30.00 for the start up kit and they included a small bottle of juice. I have looked on Ebay and the same kit can be purchased anywhere from $15.00 up to around $22.00 so it would be a better purchase that way. I know the juice isn’t included online so my kit actually only costed about $25.00 and the help I received was worth the extra money. There is a coil that needs to be replaced though which adds cost but they last around a week of Vaping, and run about 2.00 each because a 5 pack is about $10.00.
    Now as far as if I feel that the new kit I purchase was worth it. Absolutely, hands down!!!
    The new e cig is fantastic and made all the difference. I don’t get any juice in my mouth which was the biggest relief of all from my past experience with e cigs. I get plenty of vapor and it feels as close to a regular cigarette as I ever experienced before. The battery lasts throughout the day and if I need to recharge it, I do it while driving using a car charger.
    As far as cost, it’s been a huge savings. I am a pack a day smoker and so smoking costs me about $50.00 a week. Since I’ve gone to Vaping, I’ve been able to cut that down to about $8.00. I’m not figuring in the cost of the kit, but after the initial expense of that I’ve been able to save over 40.00 a week.
    Another nice benefit of Vaping is that I no longer smell like a smoker. I don’t have to worry where to dispose of my cigarettes after I finish one, my clothes and my car interior smell fresher, and I don’t hear fellow employees bitch when I smoke around them. I also know I’m not taking in about 200 chemicals any longer that I was with cigarettes, and best of all I do feel much better since quitting last week. All in all, I really feel it’s been a great move!

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      Colin

      February 24, 2018 at 4:46 am Reply

      Tony tries to sound clever in advising people how to handle smoking and vaping etc.

      Anyone who admits to smoking for 40 years is not very bright.

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        kelle

        March 19, 2018 at 12:18 pm Reply

        Colin why are you talking crap on Tony he had a great story your not the clever one.

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      Biology 112

      April 26, 2018 at 2:09 pm Reply

      We love you Tony and wish you all the best!

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    Mindy

    December 8, 2017 at 6:25 am Reply

    I just bought my vale. I was so scared of the unknown. I started thinking I’m going to need a cigarette what was I thinking? But, so far I have not had a cigarette and I have the 3mg bale solution. I feel happy and excited! No more stinking of smoke and I can do it safely at home without harming my kids. I’m just happy and now just have to get the smoke smell out my house and clothes! Try it!!!! I’m glad I did not let fear stop me

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    The Trap Profiting Industry for Electronic Cigarettes – Greta Smithmier

    December 9, 2017 at 3:45 am Reply

    […] over 20 chemicals found in cigarette smoke compared to only a few in the vapor as well as eliminating tar ingestion, […]

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    Quitter

    December 11, 2017 at 3:24 am Reply

    Anyone noticed any improvements on their teeth and gums from being stained since started. Pls advise. Thanks

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    Karen

    December 11, 2017 at 3:47 am Reply

    You can get a 3 mg bottle and a 0 mg bottle and mix the 2 with less milligrams each time to quit! I like very berry!

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    Travis

    December 11, 2017 at 10:54 pm Reply

    I had quit smoking (vaping was not popular when I quit) cold turkey 2012 approx. I started to vape about march 2015, I started smoking again November 2015 and have smoked til yesterday. I bought a new mod with juice and have been smoke free for 24 hours. I already feel better and do not have the same withdrawals that I did when I quit the first time. I love feeling better. Nice article.

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    John

    December 16, 2017 at 4:13 pm Reply

    I’ve smoked for 27 years and I find it hard to quite on the patch or gum.. I bought a cue in the store down the road and I’ve only smoked a pack in 4 days.. That’s great for me when I smoked 2 or more packs a day depends on my drinking.. I feel better and I don’t want the cigarette. I think it works if your smoking anyway why worry about what it’s doing to you!!

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    Jim Ski

    December 17, 2017 at 8:22 am Reply

    I’m 65 years old in smoking 40 years I started vaping a week ago I have COPD from smoking cigarettes but already I feel a hundred percent better vaping I love the fact that there’s no smell no ashes no risk burn holes in my clothes in my vehicle– but already in a week I’m breathing better and feel so much better I love the product

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    noel kennedy

    December 18, 2017 at 10:39 pm Reply

    i have smoked since the age of 15, now 76, started vaping 3 weeks ago, finding it hard going, but will give it 6 months, hopefully by then the urge for a fag, will have lessened

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    Jose Torres

    December 19, 2017 at 4:51 am Reply

    I’ve been vaping for about a year now and to tell you you the thruth i feel better health wise.I could breath easier and am not spending all that money i was when i was smoking.I do not feel no side effects.am also a cancer surviver,if it was’nt for the e-cig i probably would have been dead by now.T.Y.E.C.

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    Kay

    December 21, 2017 at 5:14 am Reply

    this article helped alot. i have smoked cigarettes for 10 years. I recently bought a vape. I vaped for 2 days… my lungs and chronic bronchitis was 1000 times better… but my problem was i guess adjusting to it. my lips felt like they were tingling . it worried me and im back to cigarettes..wonder if this happened to anyone else. There isnt alot of information on “the change from one to another”

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      rob turner

      January 5, 2018 at 7:25 pm Reply

      Kay, please, KEEP AT IT! The tingling is just liquid nicotine on your lips. Nicotine is horrible stuff and burns like chili peppers. If you place a small drop on your tongue you’ll see what I mean. Try frequent cleaning of your mouth piece, maybe lower your nic level, maybe visit a shop for advice on better equipment, but don’t give up!

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    Max

    December 26, 2017 at 5:22 pm Reply

    I had been a smoker for 8 years. I bought Majesty Kit with 0.4 Ohms Coil which is part of the kit. I vape at 37 Watts, and i have totally quit smoking since the day i bought, i feel much better when i do physical activities, as my lungs are getting better and carving for Nicotine is fulfilled by the vape as i am using the liquid which has 3 mg Nicotine. But i am glad to know that i am safer than before. Thanks

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    Refugee

    December 28, 2017 at 4:23 am Reply

    I started vaping about 2 years ago after getting a bit mangy.
    It stopped me coughing very quickly.
    An E-go kit from the flea market cost me £10 (about 14 bucks)
    With the included bottle of juice it lasted longer than a packet of hand rolling tobacco costing £18 (25 bucks).
    It did not stop me getting mangy but the doctor was very pleased with me for switching and I got the tablets for that problem pretty quick.
    The remaining tobacco lasted me weeks on those odd special occasions and when it ran out I never bought any more.
    A trader was selling 10 ml bottles of juice 4 for £1 (a buck and a little bit). I bought loads from him and he said that they had an out of date health warning on the boxes.
    I have replaced the ash tray with a non exploding home made charger. Some of the cheap batteries can explode if used with other cheap chargers. It charges two batteries at a time.

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    Aaron

    December 28, 2017 at 10:54 am Reply

    Here is my story as a testimonial for vaping and complete cessation.
    I started smoking cigarettes in 2009 at the age of 17. I quickly ramped up and by fall of my freshman year in college was smoking 2 packs a day. I continued smoking 2 packs until winter of my sophomore year, when I then switched to vaping. The reason for my sudden and complete switch to vaping was my childhood asthma came back. That landed me in a hospital because my O2 had dropped to 89. I was given 2 nebulizer treatments in between being put on oxygen to increase my O2 as quickly as possible. I was told that if I continued smoking like that it could kill me before I left college, because of my asthma coming back, and I had a choice to make. I could continue smoking knowing the risks and try steroids and inhalers, or I could quit. I choose to quit that day, but the nicotine withdraw was bad and I couldn’t handle it. One of my best friends told me to try his vape I was desperate and it worked. I started vaping that day in 2011 and I still vape in 2017. I started vaping and loved it because it didn’t irritate my lungs. It allowed my sense of smell to come back I coughed up a lot of tar, but I was feeling better. I am working on quitting even vaping after 6 years. Honestly I don’t want to quit because I like it, but I know thats just the nicotine talking for the most part. My asthma got better to the point I no longer am on any daily medications. I still have an emergency inhaler that I carry when I travel farther than a half hour from home, but I rarely use it and only in cases where I am around a lot of Formaldehyde because I’m also allergic to it and it’s found in regular cigarettes. Anyway Im planning on fully quitting by march of 2018 and am at 6mg, 3mg tomorrow actually at the time of writing. I’m quitting mainly due to the fact my grandfather is in the late stages of COPD and there is no bigger motivator to stop all smoking/vaping than to see a loved one die a slow horrible death due to smoking cigarettes. I’m not saying that vaping is bad per say, but you’re still taking chemicals into your lungs so there is always some risk small as it may be. I wish you all luck and smooth sailing as you transition from cigarettes to vaping and from vaping to non-vaping/non-smoking.

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    Jay

    January 1, 2018 at 3:54 pm Reply

    After 15 years smoking a pack a day, switched to vaping. Haven’t had a cig in over a month and I don’t want one. My health has already improved quite a bit.
    I know there are “high quality” vape kits with big fancy batteries and big coils, etc. But honestly, I found those to be a pain. Bought a little vuse vibe vape pen and it works great. Fits in your pocket, doesn’t leak, doesn’t need to be charged often, and the prefilled tanks are available for purchase everywhere that sells tobacco.
    Next goal is to quit vaping, but congrats to all on a smoke free 2018!

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    Tom Slaughter

    January 1, 2018 at 11:11 pm Reply

    I smoked 20-30 cigarettes a day for 40+ years. I never thought I could even reduce smoking, much less quit.I began vaping in August of 2017. Now, roughly five months later, I am down to 2 or 3 cigarettes a day. Not once in the last months have I had a physical craving for cigarettes. Doctors should be dispensing e-cig samples to hardcore smokers.

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    Melissa K.

    January 2, 2018 at 10:15 pm Reply

    35 year smoker, about a pack and 1/2 per day. Started vaping yesterday and only smoked 3 cigarettes today. I guess I smoked the third because I was curious if I was getting more out of the vape or less.

    In just 24 hours, the paper cig seems pretty boring. I’m starting to like the vape better. My goal is to be off the paper cigs end of this week (or whenever that 1/2 Pack in the kitchen disappears which might be simply putting it in the trash).

    This seems like the best NRT out there. I really think I can make it this time!

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    Giovanni Schiavone

    January 4, 2018 at 11:59 am Reply

    I’ve been smoking cigarettes for 26 years. Have tried all the NRT, and the dreaded Champix, although this helped, it had awful side effects. Dyor.
    I have been vaping now for 2 weeks, turned down an offer for a cigarette, amazingly naturally. I started on 6mg, where I was told it’d be better to start on 24mg. I’m now down to 3mg and want away from inhaling anything but air in a month. I do think that us vapour-ers are guinea pigs for the future, whether good or bad. All I know is, I’m a non smoker. People bang on about the money savings. I’m more interested in health. I’m finding that I’m less out of breath walking up and down stairs. This is after just two weeks. I’m thinking what I can do after two months. Vaping is better than smoking, but there has to be a point where you have to wean yourself off it. My opinion only through my experience.
    Take care all.

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    Lori Ann Reese

    February 22, 2018 at 1:08 pm Reply

    I quit smoking 18 years ago, and then started again two years ago. I hated it. It was stress related. I struggled to quit, lasting maybe 2-3 weeks and starting again, for all of 2017.

    The first two vapes I tried … I was smoking in days again. It was only after I started exploring different types of vapes (I strongly recommend the battery style that allows you to adjust the coils and the density of the vapor), that I had success.

    I can smell tobacco now, and not want it, after 7 weeks of straight vaping. In fact, cigarettes smell ‘gross’ again, which is the best news ever. I do lean heavily on my vape right now, at a combination 12mg of nicotine/menthol and every once in awhile, I use a 24mg juice, but it’s cleaner. No smell in my car, on my clothes or in my house.

    I am not stupid. I know that vaping compared to inhaling NOTHING isn’t without health risks. But I am also clear that my Doctor, and experts around the world agree, that it is DEFINITELY less harmful than tobacco. So until I can train out the impetus to inhale something throughout the day that reduces my stress and anxiety, I am going to vape, and feel glad that I am not smoking anymore.

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    Sue

    February 24, 2018 at 7:30 pm Reply

    For me, smoking wasn’t really about getting the nicotine hit. Yes, that was part of it, but a small part. Mostly it was about the ritual; about being able to take a 10 minute break with a cig, a coffee and a magazine. An E-Cig satisfies that need a lot better than traditional NRT. The only problem is that there’s none of the satisfaction of ‘finishing’ a cig when you’re vaping. If only vape pens had some kind of indicator which told the user “You’ve had the vape equivalent of a cigarette,” they’d be perfect.

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    Joe McCallum

    February 26, 2018 at 11:16 pm Reply

    I’ve been a pack a day smoker for about 2 years now (I’m only 20), and have found transitioning to vape relatively easy. The only time I miss the real deal is when I’m out with friends who are smoking. Were it not for the cost of smoking I likely wouldn’t have made the transition and I’m always a little cynical about the health benefits of vape given how new it all is. After all, it wasn’t a million years ago smoking was considered harmless. I feel like there hasn’t been as significant amount of research in to the long term effects of vaping. Nonetheless, this was very informative and the savings in cost are significant to me already in the long term.

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    Charlie

    February 28, 2018 at 6:07 am Reply

    I’m 29 and smoking menthol cigarettes since 18. Tried the quit cold turkey method off and on. But for the past 2 weeks, vaping has truly changed, I’m not eager with an itch for a menthol, if you get the drift. Instead each day of vaping is much closer to my goal of no more. Some of my friends are half and half on the subject, but to each there own I guess. I enjoy vaping fruity flavors like strawberry Skittles instead of a Newport menthol, the taste of ash is just tasteless and unloving, maybe vaping tricks should be my practice now hmmm? LoL

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    Debora

    February 28, 2018 at 11:14 pm Reply

    I smoked for forty five years. I quit two weeks ago but still miss the feeling of something going down my throat. I smoked three packs a day. I’m moving in a few days and am overwhelmed. While packing I found my e cig what a find. Works great. Doesn’t smell and still satisfying. Love it

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    Maggie

    March 1, 2018 at 7:38 am Reply

    I am for vaping for sure. Can not tell it is healthy but probably healthier option:-) Actually vaping made me to stop smoking, and because i was a strong smoker, that was for me big success. Never really thought i would stop one day. But i did. Well i am still on 1,8% of nicotine but i am sure i can manage to lower it soon. And i think that is great think about vaporizers. Can change the intensity and also the voltage.Well at least on Vapour2, what i have. Not sure about others brands. And you save some money also, but mostly it is beneficial for ur health.

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    Lee F

    March 3, 2018 at 7:55 pm Reply

    Smoked for 35+ years, bought my ecig in november 2017 and havent touched a cigarette since. My wife did this 2 years ago, and we went to mexico last year on the savings she has made financially from quitting tobacco. I do this with my eyes wide open, knowing that the overall health affects of vaping will take years, if not decades to become apparent, and i am pretty confident that vaping will turn out to have some serious health issues. But for the here and now, money is a major driver for me.
    I have just completed 4 months off the cigarettes and i feel awesome. I vape my face off for half an hour here and there, and my fingers dont go yellow, my breath doesnt stink like ive kissed the rear end of a cow. My clothes are nice and fresh, and none of them have little melt holes in them anymore. All in all, i am very prepared to take any risk vaping over smoking, but i do agree that the best most healthy option is to do neither, I vape cos i enjoy it, but do see a point where i should wean off it.

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    Paul Raffa

    March 4, 2018 at 10:23 pm Reply

    This is the most accurate and truthful information I’ve heard yet. As for me, I haven’t had 1 cigarette since I started vaping 6 weeks ago. So obviously I’m on team vape lol.

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      TAM

      May 3, 2018 at 8:23 pm Reply

      It is obvious from the Cost Implications section of the article that the author is no math whiz.

      If 5 cigs a day is the average daily intake, then 30 days worth would be 150 cigs. At 20 cigs per pack, that equals 7.5 packs. At $13 per pack, that equals $97.50 per month NOT “around $260 per month” (2.7 times higher) as stated in the article. At $97.50 per month, the actual annual cost for 12 months is $1,170 – a far cry from the “$3,120 a year ” as stated in the article.

      That being said I do think, based on the numerous testimonials here, that vaping is less stinky and is helpful to those who wish to reduce their intake of harmful chemicals or stop smoking altogether.

      Check the disclaimer at the bottom of the page and you will see that much of what is stated in the article COULD be simply incorrect.

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    Laura

    March 7, 2018 at 8:31 pm Reply

    I started vaping 4 weeks ago after 40 years of smoking. It is different than smoking and I have thought about cigarettes, but mainly just from the habit. My daily life was scheduled around sneaking a puff of a cigarette. My SO is very happy. He was not a smoker and would complain that the smell would stay on his blankets and car, no matter how much I tried to wash my hands, clothes, etc. It has already made me feel healthier and I find that I am not always thinking about how I can get away for a smoke. My self esteem has gone up as a result. I too plan to eventually quit vaping, but in the mean time this is a great option.

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    Mark Squire

    March 10, 2018 at 8:57 am Reply

    Hi Guys I started vaping 3 weeks ago to get around the ordeal of staying with my mother who thought I gave up smoking years ago !, OMG nothing to miss I already enjoy the sensation of vaping far more the the old fags (im in the uk !). There is absolutely nothing to fear I have an aspire pocket x and seen to have settled on 12 mil pineapple vape ! only side effect I had was a week of coughing up nasty stuff but thats actually a good sign and sore gums again shows they are recovering ………as a 2 pack a day man total no brainer i am a convert !

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    Bariteau

    March 10, 2018 at 1:48 pm Reply

    Propylene Glycol (Vegetable oil)

    What the heck?

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    Heather

    March 14, 2018 at 4:53 pm Reply

    Today marks 3 weeks with no ciggerettes! I’ve smoked for 14 years I was up to 2 packs a day. Me and my husband both smoke so we spend around $15 a day over $200 a month. I’ve gotten back into church and felt smoking was between me and God after praying and praying I got my conviction and I laid them down 3 weeks ago today at revival praise god! About a week in I was eating non stop and I got me a vape or I was going to be 300 pounds lol I use it but not like I did smoking ciggerettes I only use 3mg of nicotine in my juice and I plan to keep going down till I’m at 0. I can’t explain the difference I feel in my body I breathe different taste different and I feel so much better! Ciggerettes don’t control me anymore and it feels great! With Gods help I laid them down and I will lay down the vape to, the world wasn’t made in a day and I know I won’t stop completely in a day! But I won’t give up hope because I know one day I will be smoke free of it all. I think the vape is a much healthier way of smoking if I smoke at all. Don’t give up if u really wanna quit! I hope my testimony helps someone somewhere! I’ve tried so many times to stop and failed every time but this time is different because I have the king of kings on my side ❤️ Have a blessed day everyone!

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    Gina Griffiths

    March 19, 2018 at 11:44 pm Reply

    Tried vaping before but didn’t stick to it. Decided I really wanted to give up smoking (after becoming booze free for 6 mths), only been three days, but only had one roll up/hand rolled cigarette. Starting to feel better already, can just have couple of puffs when I want. Craving not too bad and fairly short lived. I use a pen style vape with 18mg nicotine juice at moment, and hope to cut the strength down over time and then quit completely. Home and self no longer stink of smoke or dirty ashtrays!

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    Walter Marshall

    March 20, 2018 at 6:27 pm Reply

    Vaping, not for me thanks, its not been around long enough to know all the problems it might have, also I think smoking them looks really stupid, I gave up with will power, I just decided to stop and I did.

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    John

    March 21, 2018 at 2:40 pm Reply

    I smoked around a pack a day of cigarettes for almost 30 years… Last October I started vaping… doing only 6mg, it was tough because of the drastic reduction in nicotine. I did have some withdrawl symptoms, not as bas as goign cold turkey. After December I switched to 3mg nicotine, didn’t notice much of a difference. I am now mixing a 3mg juice with 0mg juice in equal portions… I plan on doing this for one month then switching to 0mg nicotine only by May. I am more confident then I have even been that I will be able to quit smoking and vaping.

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    Julie

    March 24, 2018 at 2:53 am Reply

    My husband still smokes cigarettes but vapes way more than he smokes. Is that bad that he does both? Thank you!

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    Bunny

    March 25, 2018 at 4:14 pm Reply

    Are used to smoke at one point after 3 1/2 packs of cigarettes a day. I was a very heavy smoker. I started smoking when I was about eight years old. I smoked for 30 years. I cut myself down to about 2 to 2 1/2 packs a day before switching to the vape. I started with 24 mg vape juices And then cut down to 18 then to 12. I cannot stress how impossible as well been trying to quit off of cigarettes alone. I cannot stress how impossible it was trying to quit off of cigarettes alone. Childhood habits are hard to hard to break, without nicotine in the mix , and with nicotine, nearly impossible. must’ve tried at least 20 times over 30 yrs with little to absolutely no success ( The closest I got was six months with Chantix, which ended up messing up my G.I. system for a year or so, and gave me terrible nightmares, and Constant nausea ) I’ve had a few slips here in there since switching to the Vape. Usually just a few puffs here and there when very stressed, This was about eight months ago. So far so good. I have saved a ton of money, I cough a lot less and less severely, and when I do cough is usually bringing up a bunch of crap that Smoking left behind. I expect it’ll take about two years before it’s all cleared up. But it already seems to be tapering off . I use a sigelei mod and a smok as my backup with x-baby tanks on both. Even If it turned out that vaping was just as dangerous as cigarettes, (which I highly doubt, it will) I still saved myself thousands of dollars, I no longer smell like an ashtray, And I’ve stopped burning occasional holes in my clothing furniature and rugs… seems to be a win to me. However, I still need to get off the vape eventually , nicotine is bad for the heart so I doubt that particular risk factor is reduced by much, and I have a family history of heart probs on both sides of family.But since Iintake less of the nicotine, I’ve likely reduced even that risk. Wish me luck!

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    Marcel

    March 27, 2018 at 4:52 am Reply

    I love all this no negative anything. I’ve never smoked cigarettes in my life. I now own a vape shop in windsor Ontario n will use the consumer feedback. Thank you vape on.

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    Hemant Donde

    March 27, 2018 at 2:55 pm Reply

    Hi Friends, am Hemant Donde from India.I was smoking for almost 12+ yrs. Recently have started vaping and almost quit smoking. I know the hazards of Smoking. Just wanted to know is Vaping safe for health, are there any immediate effects on health cause of vaping.

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    Hemant Donde

    March 27, 2018 at 3:00 pm Reply

    One thing I forgot to mention. It’s almost a month have stopped smoking completely. I initially I started vaping with 3mg nicotine, now I vape without nicotine. Just plain VG/PG and floavor.

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    Donna Garrett

    March 29, 2018 at 8:09 pm Reply

    I just got my vape a week ago and after smoking almost two packs a day for about 30 years I’m down to maybe half a pack a day and craving them less and less every day. I started out with just 6mg and it’s been working for me to help cut the cravings. I got the SMOK Procolor Kit and I have it set on 37w which is perfect for me. I’m more hopeful now then I ever have been in the past that I’ll be able to be successful in quitting.

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    David Vassar

    March 30, 2018 at 1:51 pm Reply

    I’ve never done nicotine (I’m a morning caffeine junkie) but as a “passive” smoker I very much favor vaping over smoking. The fumes from a smoker’s cigarette are a toxic cocktail from hell and a nauseating stench besides. So I strongly encourage anyone who’s into nicotine to VAPE rather than smoke. –And best wishes to all of you who are trying to kick Big Tobacco’s “product.”

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    corray

    April 4, 2018 at 8:12 am Reply

    Nice information, as I have high blood pressure, smoking really gave me headaches and increased the blood pressure, but I still craved cigarettes.

    Switching to vaping makes it so much easier, no headaches, no diziness if you vape too much, no sick feeling (if you smoked too much), no smell, easier breathing the list goes on and on. I simply cannot believe that it’s harmful as smoking – NO WAY

    It was a hard switch for me, I started vaping but still smoked 5-10 cigs a day for two months until I quit finally and realised It was fear that was keeping me hooked on cigarettes.

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    Chris

    April 6, 2018 at 8:04 am Reply

    Hi to all you beautifully master vapour s
    I am so PROUD of you all for taking that first step. In dropping paper smokes
    AND started vaping..i am vaping now for
    4 years and going strong.
    The benefits are just amazing.
    No sorry tottaly amazing hi hi hi so cool.
    A while back I switched from 18mg nice
    To 6 coinsodently..
    G my o my .. the withdrawal symtems
    We’re very bad.
    Can anybody just explain how you
    Felt while experiencing withdrawal symptoms from the drop.in nicotine..
    LOTS LOVE.always CHRIS..

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    Justin

    April 7, 2018 at 10:48 pm Reply

    I smoked 2-3 packs a day for about 20 years, then out of the blue a co-worker was buying some juice from a vape shop… I thought what the hell, I will give it a try… it took about a month to transition (vaping and smoking at the same time), until I was down to 4, then 3, then 2, then 1 cigarette a day. I did have to give it a bit of effort, but not much. I just transitioned until I vaped instead of smoked. Many times I remember picking up a cigarette lighting it and (thinking to myself.. “what am I doing”) .. then putting out to vape.
    One day about 2 years ago, I went to 0 a day, and never have looked back. It has totally replaced smoking, and I feel much better for it. It took about 3 months to start to really feel the difference, but slowly….. No more coughing, and I am getting my respiratory stamina back. Food tastes better and funny enough I can smell better too. I feel bad when someone who smokes is over my shoulder because and I can’t help but think how nasty they smell, but I say nothing and forgive because I was that person.
    Vaping may not be good for you but it is defiantly the lesser of two evils, I would probably live loner if I did not vape, but I know for a fact that continuing to smoke would have cut many many more years off my life.

    I will also say it is much easier now to go without vaping, (hours at a time) than it was to go without a cigarette. This is probably because I have (over time) lowered my nicotine intake… Which you cannot do with Cigarettes. With cigarettes you have no control at lease with vaping you have some.
    I took the time to write this with the hopes that it may inspire just one person to quit smoking even it it means they start vaping, because they will live longer for it.

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    Hoax

    April 10, 2018 at 6:00 pm Reply

    Good luck everyone.
    Keep vaping
    It’s better than smoking.
    I hope you all can quit and live a healthy life

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    Marilize Scherman

    April 10, 2018 at 6:36 pm Reply

    I had been smoking cigarettes for several years and had that typical smokers’ cough, tightness of the chest and sinusitis problems. Now that I vape I do not cough at all, sinusitis down to minimum problems. That is enough proof to convince me that vaping is much safer than smoking. Plus the horrible stench and bad taste in the mouth is gone. No unsightly cigarette stubs that you sometimes don’t know where to discard. Team vape for me.

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    drfhy

    April 11, 2018 at 9:23 pm Reply

    If you are a smoker of cigs looking to quit, vaping is a great idea. Worked for me.30 years of smoking, feeling terrible, taking in carcinogens and failed quits over and over. When I started vaping I was INSTANTLY off cigs, and worked my way down in nicotine to nothing. Never felt the need for another cig again. Never been one of those vapers who still smokes, but many do.

    No, there is no way vaping is healthy..but compared to cigs it is indeed the lesser of two evils, and more about damage mitigation than anything.

    However, if you never smoked, taking up vaping is idiotic. Why get addicted to something that puts substances into your lungs? If you never smoked cigs the comparison to cigs is meaningless in your situation. Kids should stay away from starting vaping as well as from starting cigs

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    John S.

    April 12, 2018 at 10:00 pm Reply

    I just switched to vaping after giving it a long hard look. I managed to quit smoking altogether for 2 years (2014 – 2016) – but after starting again it’s been really hard to stop- multiple failures trying to recently. After running across an old friend that had quit smoking for vaping 4 years ago – I asked him if it’s worth it. He pointed to a rather steep hill – he said “I climb that every day now – I couldn’t 4 years ago.”

    I’m not naive – I know vaping has it’s own dangers – but after he said that I really started doing my research on it. While I’m not of the camp that it’s harmless, it’s by far the lesser of two evils. I just picked up my first vape kit yesterday – a Smok Procolor. I made the decision last night, after wanting a cigarette after vaping most of the day that I wasn’t going to do it. I would end up as someone that smokes and vapes – and from everything I read, that’s not good – even if you are smoking less. After being firm with that decision, I haven’t had a craving for a cigarette. I know it’s early, but I’m confident that vaping in the short term will help me quit nicotine altogether in the long term – and the harm reduction benefits are becoming more and more evident by new studies.

    30 years of smoking. I’m done.

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    Chris K

    April 19, 2018 at 11:08 pm Reply

    I have just started vaping after smoking for almost 30years. I am 18 days without a cigarette and it is all due to the vape. I have tried everything from acupuncture to patches in the past and this is the best thing so far. When I get a craving a pull out the vape and have a couple of goes on it and the craving is gone. For anyone trying to stop I highly recommend vape.

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    Adrian

    April 19, 2018 at 11:23 pm Reply

    I smoked for over 40 years. I was not a heavy smoker and never had a cigarette as soon as I opened my eyes. It was always after the coffee or breakfast. I was never a chain smoker, and I was always in control. Never overdid it and never allowed cigarettes to take over me. I never smoked around non-smokers, and never around my kids. My maximum was about 10 cigarettes a day, and over a pack during weekends. I always enjoyed smoking, and I never ever wanted to quit. I only quit smoking for about a year and half with each pregnancy and then went back to smoking. I enjoyed smoking!!! But last year slowly I felt that I had lost that enjoyment and decided it is time to quit. Cold turkey was not my thing, so I started with GHOST starter kit. First I alternated between the two, until beginning of this year when I completely stopped the cigarettes and picked up my GHOST POD. I have not gained any weight. I am not craving any cigarette. And I really am happy about my decision. It worked for me! I have been cigarette free for almost 4 months now.

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    Chito

    April 23, 2018 at 10:47 am Reply

    I’ve been smoking for 30+ years already and finally I decided to quit so I vaped instead as an alternative to smoking and it helped me a lot because I can now to my hearts content in the house in my bed room without stinking the place. the number 1hing is I saved a lot since I was a one pack a day smoker and when my cigs supply is running low I panic but now when I started vaping I’m feeling much better and I can breath well and no more smoker cough in the morning and mu lungs feel more clearer now a days just wish I could have started earlier anyways have a safe vaping experience and take it from me its much better. 🙂

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    liam

    April 30, 2018 at 3:48 pm Reply

    one thing vaping is not good

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    Jas

    May 1, 2018 at 6:18 am Reply

    35 years of smoking .. chain smoker and up to 3 to 4 packs a day..
    21 days now not a single cigarette .. 3mg nicotine only and no nicotine craving while vaping.. I am using various mods and they all do their job in delivering an excellent taste and better health.
    I used to cough my gutts when laying down to sleep or when waking up .. now; all that coughing is a history ..
    I started hating cigarettes’ smell and I tend to get off from around those who are smoking ..
    When I smell cigarettes smoke even from far .. I start really wondering how on earth I did bare that smell for 35 years!

    All the best guys and I hope my post will help others quit cigarettes for good.

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      Charles Gregory

      May 16, 2018 at 3:33 pm Reply

      What setting do you use?
      Do you use VW (Variable Wattage) or TC (Temperature Control)?

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    Lesa Thomas

    May 2, 2018 at 8:52 am Reply

    Hi, my cousin has very much addicted to smoking. His friend recommended vaping. He stopped smoking 1 months ago using a vaping going well have had some difficult days but after a few puffs of the vaping need for a cigarette went. Day by day it’s getting easier definitely feeling better for it.

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    Wendy Nicholls

    May 6, 2018 at 2:49 am Reply

    Vaping is fabulous I know it will help me quit. As far as not too many negative articles out there, this to me is very good news. If you think for one minute the tabacco companies haven’t spent a boat load of money trying to put out negative researched acticles think again. Not having to spend $15 a day anymore, not smelling, not harming others with second hand smoke, and better health is wonderful!

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    Amanda

    May 9, 2018 at 11:03 am Reply

    I have severe anxiety and was a 2+ pack a day smoker. That is until I went to the Dr and had all kinds of health issues. I now vape a smoke maybe 5 cigs a day. I ration myself until I am down to zero. I also use cbd oil which has many health benefits and curbs your cravings! Whether it’s cigarettes or food the FDA puts chemicals in all of our stuff!

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    Jack shaw

    May 9, 2018 at 9:18 pm Reply

    Having smoked a pack a day for 40 years something I had always enjoyed I had a number of false attempts at quiting over the years. Tried the patches the gum but never managed more than a week. Tried the original cartomizers years ago and then the pen style vape sticks. Always totally unsatisfied and used them with probably half the intake of regular cigs then stopped using the e cigs altogether. Decided to give it another go but this time bought a wismec mod and decent tank and good rather than cheap juice. That was 4 weeks ago. Never had one cig supplement in that time. Now reduced from initial 10mg strength to vaping 3mg strength approx 5ml a day. I am saving £42 A week buying short mix bottles of quality juice. My suggestion is don’t vape and smoke together. Get decent mod and tank rather than the pen vapours but most of all buy good liquid.

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    Paige

    May 15, 2018 at 11:27 pm Reply

    I have been a smoker my whole life. I stopped again a little over a year ago. I was really wanting to start back up when my friend told me about vaping. I did not even mess with the nicotine. I just went with 0 nic and chose some wonderful flavors. NO DOUBT I will never smoke again. Vaping is truly helping me stay off cigarettes and no more high costs, nasty smell, and the need to find a place to smoke. I love it!!!

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    Charles Gregory

    May 16, 2018 at 3:27 pm Reply

    I don’t understand why people are saying that E-Cigs (Vaping) has some of the same chemicals as cigarette smoke, because I mean the only common chemical is nicotine and that is optional because you can buy e-juice with no nicotine, plus when reading the story above I saw a few major flaws which is where the ingredients for the e-juice is named: 1) Propylene Glycol that is not vegetable oil it’s a sweetener which is even used in over 50% of the items bought in the grocery store, 2) Vegetable Glycerine is not vegetable oil either but it is vegetable sugar, 3) The remaining chemicals don’t exist in e-juice because if they did then you wouldn’t see the vegetable glycerin & propylene glycol add up to 100%. So all I can say about that is nice try dumb ass who wrote the story, but you can’t tell a lie like that to someone who makes e-juice.

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    Ernest

    May 16, 2018 at 8:00 pm Reply

    I am a 58 y.o. man that has smoked for 43 of those years. I have advanced coronary artery disease and COPD. I decided 3weeks ago that I am not going to continue to kill myself one cigarette at a time. I have vaped since that decision and have had maybe I 0 cigarettes. I actually feel better, smell better and I can taste a difference in the foods I eat.
    I don’t understand university and scientific language real well but I certainly know that my cardiologist supports the transition as I am not filling my body with tar, CO and ash residue.

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    Robert

    May 17, 2018 at 10:59 am Reply

    The article is a good one ! I found it because I just heard a report that a vape blew up and killed a gentleman from Florida it’s may 18th of 2018
    My experience after smoking most of my life and having an on going quit campaign
    Tried gum patches etc etc
    That vaping works I have been free of cigarettes about 18 months yes I vape
    However I truly feel better no more constriction in my lungs light weazing
    It’s all gone the smell of cigarettes from 50 metres affects me I have tried to not be a classic quitter banishing smokers from my space but it truly smells foul and I’m in disbelief that I smoked for as long as I did
    So I’m pleased to say to every one, it’s a great way to get off the fags it really does work and when your striken with tobacco addiction anything is better than nothing
    if you have that problem vape because there’s no better way to give up the fags

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    Craigie

    May 18, 2018 at 7:45 am Reply

    Great article, my view is neither are good for you no matter how you look at it but I found it easier to quit vaping then smoking it’s only early days but I think I’m going to quit for real this time, I smoked 25 or so cigarettes a day for about 13 years, I bought a vaporesso switcher in jan 2018, I use a ceramic coil and a grape flavoured oil with 10mg nicotine. It’s now mid may 2018 I’ve inhaled 9800 times on my vape since I bought it I’m on my second day without using my vape and it’s so easy compared to quitting smoking, I honestly can’t believe I’m doing it, but I will add I’ve also had friends try to quit this way with no success, the trick I think is wanting to quit smoking. You need to commit to the thought and act as if you were quitting smoking and vaping is only a means to help you get there, anyways I wish you all the best with quitting.

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    Aya

    May 22, 2018 at 5:01 pm Reply

    can i know what similarities do vapes and cigarettes share ?

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    Joel

    June 3, 2018 at 6:32 am Reply

    I have been smoking for 25 years now, going through 20-30 cigs a day. Today is my 3rd day with my new Vape. I started out using 12 mg of nicotine on the first day. On day two I became irate and realized that my body was not getting the same dose of nicotine that it was used of. I went and got a bottle with 16mg of nicotine and have not become irate since then. I have not had a craving to smoke yet, we shall see how today goes. I am pleased to have found this article/commentary!

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    Zack

    June 4, 2018 at 2:40 am Reply

    I switched smoking cigarettes to series3 form Vapour2 i got from my wife. She really knows that i like simple stuff and this is it. Even she knows the usage and must say she is the non technical person. Generally i think that vaping is great for option to choose from different flavors with different intensity of nicotine. I am sure there is bunch of people who is vaping 0% (not me yet) so it means they are nicotine free and much healthier:-) I am still using around 1,6% but yes i will try to go down. For me it is already good feeling that i did something for myself with quitting smoking.

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    Bolton

    June 6, 2018 at 3:22 am Reply

    Omg thank u sm like I have looked at soooooooo many other websites but this website gave me all the truth and everything I needed to know thank u sm

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    Donna

    June 13, 2018 at 7:23 pm Reply

    I have been smoking since I was 18 yrs. old. Messed around with it before then, now I am 55 and vape and smoke. Can’t seem to put the cigs down. However, I am at the point where if I had to choose….. vaping would be my choice.. I started at 21%nicotine, now I am at 3% nicotine, and I smoke anywhere from 4-8 cigs a day…. way too many, if I am vaping! But I have never gotten up to a pk a/day, usually 12-15/per day. I have been dong this for about a year or more. And not to mention the cost of doing both….NOT GOOD. I woke up this morning coughing me head off!! I am sure it is the cigs, not the vapor. That is why I am here! The coughing, I needed to get some insight as to vaping vs smoking! I am on my 3rd mod, with a little tank, I want to keep it famine, I don’t want a BIG mod w/ a BIG tank, so I have to charge it at least twice/day. So after reading all the comments, I am convinced that it is the cigs are making me cough….it has to be!!! STILL TRYING TO QUIT CIGS COMPLETLY!!!! ANY encouragement is greatly appreciated!!!!

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    Donna

    June 13, 2018 at 7:25 pm Reply

    One last thing, I do not use e-cigarettes, I use the juice!

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