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Old 11-05-2012, 04:11 AM   #1
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Thought this might make for an interesting topic. If you have noticed any changes to yourself since quitting smoking and you started vaping.

For myself? Being diabetic I have found out I cannot daily vape 70/30 (PG/VG) ejuice anymore. I get very dehydrated within an hour or so.

Since switching to the 60/40 (PG/VG) I feel I'm not sacrificing much flavor at all and the natural dehydration tendencies of being diabetic aren't enhanced much at all. So I stick with this, good flavor and great vapor.

I've had no stomach cramping, saw my blood pressure improve over 22% after my first 31 days of vaping! (144/92 to 112/70).

Only negative for me is it seems when I get pain due to disc degeneration and spinal stenosis it is enhanced. Not sure why this is. Blood flow is dramatically improved so maybe it is reaching areas now that the chemicals and inhibitors added to US tobacco prevented?

I gotta run this by my Doc next month and see what he says.
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I dont post a whole lot, but thought I would mention it....

Smoking can suppress parts of the endocrine system (specifically thyroid disorders). After I quit smoking, my thyroid went haywire! Been battling it for a year now trying to get my blood levels back to normal

But, I can breath better, no phlemy cough in the mornings, blood pressure is much better, teeth and gums healthier, and I smell so much nicer! LOL

So, for all the newbies.. if after you quit smoking and switch to vaping, you start feeling really yucky weeks and months after quitting... get a check up!!
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:23 AM   #3
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Nobody else has noticed any changes since quitting cigarettes and now vaping?

I find this hard to believe.
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:47 AM   #4
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I noticed I'm not getting winded nearly as much, which IMO is a no brainer.

In my younger days, I also did a lot of singing, 1st tenor. Since then, obviously, smoking made my voice deeper, but also killed any falsetto range. I noticed I am getting that back.

No only if I could figure out how to get on pitch! lol

As for blood pressure etc... I can't honestly comment. I never knew to any degree how 'truly health' I was before, let alone now.

I do feel better.
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:51 AM   #5
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I'm frankly not so damn tired anymore. I don't know but smoking just brought me down kind of like one level before being in a funk. When I started vaping my mood improved and I didn't feel so foggy anymore.
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:35 AM   #6
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I do feal better in many ways.

Though have just noticed. My flint-wheal calus on my rith thumd is gone
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:52 AM   #7
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I have burnt fingers from soldering on occasion..
after over 2 years overall I feel significantly better..right before I switched I was having beginning signs of emphysema and constant sinus infections now I hardly even catch a cold..
I do however get the occasional nose skin issues Im guessing are higher PG mixes related but im generally over 80% VG including flavorings and the outbreaks are fairly infrequent
all and all still worth it no questions asked...doctor visits and lung checks always look good now..
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Old 11-05-2012, 03:56 PM   #8
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I had asthma for many years, taking all kinds of meds and using inhalers, not anymore, I haven't used an inhaler for nearly a year now.

A few months ago I had a pulmonary function test, required anually where I work, my lung capacity had increased over 10% compared to a year ago.

The only downside so far for me is that food tastes so much better now that I've been putting on some unwanted weight, oh well, I can always lose weight, I can't grow a lung...so there's that
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:15 PM   #9
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I have burnt fingers from soldering on occasion..
after over 2 years overall I feel significantly better..right before I switched I was having beginning signs of emphysema and constant sinus infections now I hardly even catch a cold..
I do however get the occasional nose skin issues Im guessing are higher PG mixes related but im generally over 80% VG including flavorings and the outbreaks are fairly infrequent
all and all still worth it no questions asked...doctor visits and lung checks always look good now..
Same here....beginning stages of emphysema and constant sinus infections. And using too much PG makes the area around my nose break out, and I look like W.C. Fields after a long weekend...
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:46 PM   #10
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"If you vape you must hydrate" Hbomb(AKA Hiram Hernandez)

PG/VG and nicotine itself are hygroscopic. Meaning readily taking up and retaining moisture. Every time that big beautiful cloud of vapor exits your mouth the PG/VG have "stolen" some water from you. So drink more water

A partial list of physical changes since swapping to vaping...
Greatly improved sense of taste and smell
No more hacking or coughing when I first wake up in the morning
Almost no springtime allergies this past spring
No more burning lungs after short runs (wind sprints)
Much fewer sinus issues

Just a few of the most drastic changes I've noticed.
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Lot of interesting post here. Do not have the morning cough any more. So does smoking lower your thyroid or speed it up?

I have to make sure I drinking plenty of water because my blood pressure drops to much from being dehydrated, but I did not know that vaping affected it or caused dehydration. I normally vape a 60/40 mix because I prefer more vapor to make sure I am not missing anything since I quit smoking cigarettes.
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Lot of interesting post here. Do not have the morning cough any more. So does smoking lower your thyroid or speed it up?

I have to make sure I drinking plenty of water because my blood pressure drops to much from being dehydrated, but I did not know that vaping affected it or caused dehydration. I normally vape a 60/40 mix because I prefer more vapor to make sure I am not missing anything since I quit smoking cigarettes.
Not sure about the thyroid. I can't remember if someone was talking about it here or somewhere else.

Yes, hydration. We talked about that last night. VG and PG both suck moisture out of your system. THe other day I was REAL busy and didn't have my usual 5 cups of coffee and about 11PM I was drinking everything I could get my hands on. Usually Ice Tea (NOT the LI kind) sates my thirst. Usually have a great big one on the desk next to me when I'm here.
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Lot of interesting post here. Do not have the morning cough any more. So does smoking lower your thyroid or speed it up?
The chemicals in cigarettes can suppress thyroid function, making it sluggish or low. In my case, once I quit smoking, mine went into overdrive.

If you google 'smoking and thyroid' you will find links that explain the corrolation.
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For me, it was the cough. I smoked for 35 years and started coughing a couple of years ago. I coughed until I broke ribs (literally). Lost a job over it. I was told, "stop smoking or you will die." I couldn't do my job, I couldn't drive, hell I couldn't BREATHE, all I could do was cough. So I quit smoking a few months after taking up vaping. It's taken a little while but I am basically normal now. I mean, I am not perfect but I am healing up better than expected for sure. I don't cough anymore (well, put it this way: When I DO cough, it's once or twice and it always surprises me and the wife... we look at each other like "well that was odd") and I don't have to lug around any portable oxygen nor wear The Plastic Mask. And that's fulltime, now. So there you are. That's the short list, at least.
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For me, it was the cough. I smoked for 35 years and started coughing a couple of years ago. I coughed until I broke ribs (literally). Lost a job over it. I was told, "stop smoking or you will die." I couldn't do my job, I couldn't drive, hell I couldn't BREATHE, all I could do was cough. So I quit smoking a few months after taking up vaping. It's taken a little while but I am basically normal now. I mean, I am not perfect but I am healing up better than expected for sure. I don't cough anymore (well, put it this way: When I DO cough, it's once or twice and it always surprises me and the wife... we look at each other like "well that was odd") and I don't have to lug around any portable oxygen nor wear The Plastic Mask. And that's fulltime, now. So there you are. That's the short list, at least.
So were you on oxygen and after quitting smoking and just vaping no longer have to be on oxygen? If so, that is pretty incredible!
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I guess so, when you put it that way it sounds nice and dramatic (smiling)...

The oxygen was because of the constant coughing, I wasn't breathing normally.
So yes I guess so, when the constant coughing eventually stopped because I stopped smoking...

I have to add though: VAPING MADE IT (ALMOST) EASY TO QUIT SMOKING, something that I had pretty much always assumed I would NEVER be able to do.
I vaped and smoked at the same time, until I just stopped wanting cigs only a few months after starting vaping.
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I have to add though: VAPING MADE IT (ALMOST) EASY TO QUIT SMOKING, something that I had pretty much always assumed I would NEVER be able to do.
I vaped and smoked at the same time, until I just stopped wanting cigs only a few months after starting vaping.
I see what you're saying. I came to a point where I knew, for whatever reason, I enjoyed it too much (the smoking). I tried everything but just felt missing. I honestly don't give a crap about cigarettes now and they actually turn me off when I smell it. When I would try to quit and smell one I'd miss it so much and knew deep down it was only a matter of time before I had one. I know there's a lot of talk about about e-cigs as a cessation device but I happily admit to friends and family I have no intention of quitting vaping.
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For me, it was the cough. I smoked for 35 years and started coughing a couple of years ago. I coughed until I broke ribs (literally). Lost a job over it. I was told, "stop smoking or you will die." I couldn't do my job, I couldn't drive, hell I couldn't BREATHE, all I could do was cough. So I quit smoking a few months after taking up vaping. It's taken a little while but I am basically normal now. I mean, I am not perfect but I am healing up better than expected for sure. I don't cough anymore (well, put it this way: When I DO cough, it's once or twice and it always surprises me and the wife... we look at each other like "well that was odd") and I don't have to lug around any portable oxygen nor wear The Plastic Mask. And that's fulltime, now. So there you are. That's the short list, at least.
I wonder if your coughing could have originated from your career? Being a vet you are around lots of animals and tiny strands of animal hair constantly? Well, cigarettes obviously were cause #1.

I never coughed much, if at all. 2 PAD Newport 100's for most of my life, Newport kings also. But climbing stairs was getting to be a problem getting winded. BP improvements, taste and smell improving, and entire house smelling better. Lung capacity is on the rise.
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I see what you're saying. I came to a point where I knew, for whatever reason, I enjoyed it too much (the smoking). I tried everything but just felt missing. I honestly don't give a crap about cigarettes now and they actually turn me off when I smell it. When I would try to quit and smell one I'd miss it so much and knew deep down it was only a matter of time before I had one. I know there's a lot of talk about about e-cigs as a cessation device but I happily admit to friends and family I have no intention of quitting vaping.
Oh man..I love the questions about quitting..I tell people I quit analogs over two years ago and inevitably the next question becomes well when you quitting those?....grrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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Oh man..I love the questions about quitting..I tell people I quit analogs over two years ago and inevitably the next question becomes well when you quitting those?....grrrrrrrrrrrrrr
When I take up smoking again...
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Oh man..I love the questions about quitting..I tell people I quit analogs over two years ago and inevitably the next question becomes well when you quitting those?....grrrrrrrrrrrrrr
I'll quit when they pry my PV out of my cold dead hand!
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I'll quit when they pry my PV out of my cold dead hand!
I'm hoping when it's my time to go someone makes a variable voltage coffin
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When I take up smoking again...
I had to laugh when I read your reply. Completely agree
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