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    Well hello people, this is a bit back to front (seeing as I already posted in the classifieds...oops) I am from Boksburg, started vaping this year May and loving every mango, strawberry or banana so far.

    Thanks to this forum I have already learnt a lot, hopefully more to come.
     
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    Hello fellow vapers.

    It has been two weeks now since I last had a cigarette. I was smoking between 40 and 60 cigarettes a day. Yep, a true chain smoker. Before I started vaping, I was more leaning towards an average of 60 a day. I had chest pains, regularly coughed up vile phlegm, and I was smelling like shit. Once I was in hospital for two days and could not smoke. When I was discharged on day 3, I could smell the ciggie pong still coming from the pores of my skin.

    I got my hands on an old Noisy Crick, an atomiser and 60ml 6mg e-juice. I chain vaped, and by the end of the first week I was down to 10 cigarettes a day and vaping was equal to or more expensive than smoking. I just went through the juice like mad. It took me more than a month to get to 1 cigarette a day, and then about another 2 weeks to quit that one ciggie, and now I have only been vaping for 2 weeks.

    These days I go through about 1/2 a bottle of 30ml vape juice, so 15ml a day, but I started mixing it myself to get only 1.5mg nic juice.

    Friends are telling me about lung disease and death somewhere overseas due to vaping. Well, maybe, maybe not. The only thing that I know, is that I just could not kick the cigarettes and smoking 60 a day was me anyway heading towards an early grave. Champix, Zyban, cold turkey, Allen Carr... nothing could get me off the damn ciggies.

    From 60 cigarettes a day to a weak 15ml a day. Not bad, I would say. The end goal is still no smoking and no vaping.
     
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    Welcome to the forum @FranskylinM . I trust that you will enjoy your time here with us.

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    Welcome to the forum @Infinitespace
    Youve come to the right place to get your vaping questions answered - feel free to ask your questions on the forum - we are lucky to have so many helpful experienced vapers here with us.
    All the best
     
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    Welcome @FranskylinM
    Glad you enjoying it
    All the best for your vaping journey !
     
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    Welcome to the forum @RudiP
    Big congrats on kicking the 60 stinkie a day habit! That is an EPIC achievement! You can be very proud of yourself and I am sure your lungs are thanking you for this change.

    My advice to you is keep an extra vape setup with stronger juice - just in case you feel intense cravings. But if you dont need that, then that's great.

    Marvellous to hear your story
    Keep it up
    We rooting for you and feel free to ask questions as you go along.

    All the best
     
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    Welcome to the forum @RudiP


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    Hey my fellow vaping fam.

    Name is Martin, so some of you might know me, lol.

    Where do I start, introductions have never been a strong suit.

    Well, let me start off by saying this (feels like a AA meeting, lol), I used to smoke between 30 and 60 cigarettes a day. Yeah you read right, in a single day, from 4am to 10pm and when I went out with friends, that number increased drastically. I was a chain smoker of note. Smoked like that for 20 odd years, but one day I had to go to the doctor for a checkup and got told my chest sounds very closed up as I was breathing heavily, had chest pains now and then and got very very aggressive if I couldn't grab a stinky or three, even flying from JHB to CPT was a nightmare for me.

    I then read up and saw that you get alternatives to smoking stinky's that produce vapor that looked the same as smoke. Decided well let me try that out, because nothing else helped me in the past (patches, gum etc etc, tried everything). Got my first ever vape pen back in 2006/7, a joytech eleaf ego c, from a dodgy (or I thought they were dodge) place close to home. Turned out these people were not dodgy at all, vaping was just so new that people frowned upon it. Things went exceptionally well, until I lost my job and things went south and lead me back onto the dark path of the stinky's.

    I was on them for a good few years until I started getting chest pains, shortness of breath, had the vile phlegm and got sick quickly. Then I decided it was time to revisit getting onto vaping. I was so flabbergasted as to how much vaping and devices had progressed in the time that I was back on the stinky's. Read and watched a few reviews online and decided that now was a good time as ever to order myself a device again in 2012. I settled on the Eleaf iJust S as the cheapest starter kit I could find locally, so placed my order and the wait started. Few days later I received my starter kit and 30ml of 6mg juice. I went outside, smoked my last stinky while waiting for the battery to charge and haven't touched a stinky since. My friends and family thought I was having an early mid life crisis and thought I was going insane when I started vaping. Haven't looked back since and been happily vaping and converting everyone I can over to the dark side because we have cookies and it's delicious, lmao.

    And that is where the downhill spiral started. I ventured into the DIY world but there was not a lot of help freely available and had to learn the hard way how to mix up some decent vape-able juice. So with some epic failures under the belt I wanted to give up DIY mixing as a whole, then a friend introduced me to ELR and ATF. I will never forget my first ever recipe I mixed that I could ADV all day, everyday. It was one of the first iterations of Mustard Milk, that I adapted ever so slightly with some TFA Marshmallow that I learnt from my previous mistakes actually adds some sweetness to the mix.

    Since then I ventured into the coil building world, just as a hobby for myself or when I get bored.

    So ja that's me, been happily vaping since 2012, building my own coils and also make my own DIY juice.

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    Welcome to the forum @RudiP . Congratulations on giving up the stinkies.

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    Welcome to the forum @PanTheR11 .

    Congratulations on giving up smoking. I also smoked heavily for 35 years and gave up the moment I started vaping.

    There is tons of DIY info on the forum. Check out the recipe threads lower down on the home page.

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    Welcome to the forum @PanTheR11, thanks for sharing you vaping story. It brought back quite a few memories.
     
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    Welcome to the forum @PanTheR11
    Congrats on quitting the stinkies! Great achievement.
    Looking forward to hearing more about your experiences
    All the best and enjoy your stay
     
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    Thanks for the warm welcome everyone, I feel at home already :campeon2:

    @Puff the Magic Dragon I have been doing DIY exclusively for roughly 4 years. My one recipe took 3 years to perfect, but hey we are never to old to learn new things :Saeufer:

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    Greetings!

    I switched to vaping some 4 years ago with a KangerTech Subox Mini-C kit. No leaks ever, loved the ceramic coils, great flavor, was a legendary experience; even tried my hand at some diy mixing. Then my tank glass broke (didn't even know they could break back then) and there wasn't a single replacement glass for it to be found in Durban (still isn't). Before I knew it, I was back to my pipes and rolling my own. ...Fast forward to today. Stopped smoking cold turkey and jumped on the vaping wagon proper this time. 3 weeks and loving how much vaping has changed! Already sitting with a handful of mods and tanks, and knee deep in flavor concentrates, wires and what have you.
    Looking forward to the greate resources buried herein!

    Tony

    P.S. How does one get one's forum name changed/modified? :facepalm:
     
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