It has only been a few days since I've made the switch from being a 1 PAD to 1.5 PAD smoker of analog tobacco cigarettes to vaping. Now I will confess I am not switched over 100% yet. I've only been vaping about 3 or 4 days and still have about 5 or 6 traditional smokes a day BUT here's what's been happening to me and I have been wondering if there are others out there who went through or are presently experiencing the same thing (or similar). If not what was your transition like? First let me say everything that has been happening has been exceedingly positive. Second, experiencing vaping for myself has only served to make me one of its strongest supporters. I am awed on all accounts at the changes not only physically, but emotionally and mentally as well, that I am experiencing. You know the story. I smoked for more years then I cared for or honestly enjoyed. I knew it wasn't good for me and yet I persisted despite the passing of years, loved ones from cancer and the warning signs my body was and is sending me be damned. I'm sure a lot of you know all too well the 'rationalizations' we were, or are using to keep firing up the cancer sticks despite what was happening to us. I had tons of them but what is really sad is if we're honest they all boil down to one. That being, "As long as I don't get cancer, or leukemia and I don't have to drag around an oxygen tank I'm in good health. I can ignore everything that is happening to me and my body.... right?....right?...I said right?" I won't bore you with the minutia about my health concerns. I will say I am not a doctor. I have not professional medical training. Like most of you I am somebody's patient. These are just my personal observations and changes I've noticed within myself and will share with you (if you're interested). In no particular order: What I will say, however, is that in just a matter of 3 to 4 days since I've been vaping here's what's happened: ----I've gone from smoking 1-1.5 PAD of smokes down to 8 on my first day. ----On my second day it was seven. ----I can have an alcoholic drink (I do enjoy a glass of wine) and NOT have to have a cigarette or my vape pen in my hand at the same time. ----Today I've had 4. I've been up since 5:00a.m. so that's pretty good in my mind. I'm not smoking them down to the filter. I'm actually putting them out with almost a third left and have no desire to finish. ----When I 'want a smoke' I find myself wanting to vape instead. Biggest surprise of all, I thought I'd be sucking on that thing like crazy trying to use it as a 'replacement' for a smoke. NOPE! A few puffs will do me and I'm satisfied. I should track how often I take hits on it. It isn't as often as I thought it would be. ----I'm not 'nic-fittin' all the time. ----My legs aren't achy, sore and throbbing any more like they usually are. ----I'm not coughing when I talk, laugh or exert myself or bend over, etc. ----I'm not wheezing in my sleep. ----I'm not congested anymore. ----I don't reek of cigarette smoke. Instead I smell rather sweet as in Pina Colada sweet. ----I don't have the munchies, or feel the need to eat incessantly. In fact I eat less. ----I sleep really well. Most importantly I feel happy. I feel like my goal is reachable. I honestly believe that, "YES, I can quit cigarettes and not get cancer or some hideous disease and die from it. Then, if I want, I can reduce nicotine levels and not have to worry about that 'addiction' aspect if I want to address it. Then I can just vape because it is just so much damn fun!" My goal is to be at zero analog cigarettes by the end of November and 100% vaping. By the end of December I'd like to get to 16 mg of nicotine and by the end of January 12mg. I am presently using a 18mg nicotine juice in a Vaportech Verve pen style with a 650 mAn battery and refill tank with Sub-Ohm bottom vertical Coil. Not the most sophisticated or newest out there but works well for clueless newbies like me and gives good mouth to lung satisfaction much the way a traditional cigarette does. So how is it going for the rest of you? What's going on with the rest of you guys? What changes are you noticing since you started vaping? Any goals you have set or a plan you're working on? Have a good one. C.C.