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How addictive are E-cigs
#1
I haven't yet decided whether or not to switch from inhalators to E-Cigs mainly because I am unsure of how addictive they are.

Are they more/less/same addiction as regular cigarettes ?

I am a bit worried that I am switching one addictive drug for something similar. I quit smoking mainly for financial reasons and although E-Cigs are much cheaper, I don't want to rely on them for the rest of my life.
#2
Hi there Pokerbanter,

These inahalers you mention, are they something like the one found here http://www.nicotrol.com/ ?

If so, the website mentions that you may actually become dependent on this device just like with traditional cigs due to the nicotine in the solution it contains.

I would think that yes you could become just as dependent on ecigs provided they contain nicotine. But, a couple reasons that I prefer ecigs (vaporizers) over prescription inhalers is that you have so much more control over how your vape/smoking experience is.

By this I mean, you can find that perfect juice flavor/nicotine sctrength/throat hit/vapor production to ease the fack that you are not smoking real cigs. This way all you have to focus on is slowly cutting back on the nicotine strength until you are at zero nic.

I'm not sure how "satisfying" your inhaler is compared to a real cig but I know for example, the "cig-alikes' like Blu ecigs were too weak for me so I had to move into advanced devices where I could add my own juice that was stronger ans tasted better.

Once I did this, it was only a matter of time before I was forgetting to light up a real cig and then I just stopped completely because they tasted so bad compared to my vape lol.

But ultimately, I would think that if you compare your inhaler with a vaporizer/ecig with the same nicotine content they would both be equally addictive. You just have to decide, is your inhaler satisfying enough and/or is it becoming a financial burden that would warrant switching to ecigs.
#3
Hi cerebral,

Yes the inhalers are exactly what you posted. They are free for me as I get them from our NHS here in Scotland.

They have nicotine of course and the idea is too get lower and lower. By reading around I see that is also the same with vaporiser so I have swung in favour of vaporisers.

The inhalators taste bad. Thats a definite. I've had a few puffs on my wifes vaporiser & it actually is a pleasant experience. She has some juice which tastes like a raspberry slushie.
#4
pokerbanter Wrote:Hi cerebral,

Yes the inhalers are exactly what you posted. They are free for me as I get them from our NHS here in Scotland.

They have nicotine of course and the idea is too get lower and lower. By reading around I see that is also the same with vaporiser so I have swung in favour of vaporisers.

The inhalators taste bad. Thats a definite. I've had a few puffs on my wifes vaporiser & it actually is a pleasant experience. She has some juice which tastes like a raspberry slushie.

Ah ok so it sounds like the big difference may just come down to price and the overall vaping experience when deciding between the two. I do have to say that the wide variety of flavors and blends in e-liquids is definitely nice Smile
#5
Definitely I think if you are trying to cut back or stop smoking by using e-cigs, your best bet is to go for the ones where you can choose what you put in it with regards to flavour and nicotine level. The way I see it is that if it tastes nice and is a pleasant experience; and satisfies the habit of smoking if not the actually nicotine craving, then you are most of the way there.
Just my opinion, but I think it is a lot less difficult to slowly taper off while satisfying the habit than it is to reduce using patches or other methods and chewing through a pack of pens per day!
#6
They are not really addictive at all as the reason people are addicted to cigarettes is because of the chemicals they put in them. I smoke them from time to time, they are nice to have every once in awhile as they last forever and are not as expensive in the long run as real cigarettes are.
#7
Ecigs can be very addictive. I mean not to the point where i you'll be very dependent to it but you might want to check the frequency of your puffs. Since eCigs can be used anywhere, well almost since some establishments don't allow it, you'll always have this tendency to just use and use it unconsciously. Up to the point where you puff more eCigs than regular cigarettes.
#8
I don't think there's a one size fits all answer for this question. By vaping you still consume nicotine so there are those chemicals that physically cause addiction, but way less than cigarettes. Whether you stay hooked or not depends on you.
#9
Thanks for replies guys. I decided to go for a vaporiser and ditch the inhalators. It truly has been the best decision I have made in my near 25 year quest to give up smoking.

I am now 14 days cigarette free and although I am still getting nicotine via the vaporiser I am feeling the benefits of stopping smoking. the financial benefits are already visible and for once I actually feel like I can say I AM A NON SMOKER !!!

I am on 12mg liquid using a fruity berry liquid and it is very pleasant. I am so happy it's CRAZY !!!
#10
pokerbanter Wrote:Thanks for replies guys. I decided to go for a vaporiser and ditch the inhalators. It truly has been the best decision I have made in my near 25 year quest to give up smoking.

I am now 14 days cigarette free and although I am still getting nicotine via the vaporiser I am feeling the benefits of stopping smoking. the financial benefits are already visible and for once I actually feel like I can say I AM A NON SMOKER !!!

I am on 12mg liquid using a fruity berry liquid and it is very pleasant. I am so happy it's CRAZY !!!
Good for you! I am happy for you that you've found a way to successfully stop smoking cigarettes and are now enjoying the many benefits of vaping. That's great Smile
  


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