TL;DR: Do you use the same nicotine strength in tank and RDA?
First things first. Thank you very much for being such a helpful, honest and civilized community. A month ago I was pack a day smoker (and also occasional pipe smoker) for more than 15 years, starting well below the legal age. Based on some older experience with cheap MTL device, I was convinced that e-cigs can't satisfy cigarette smoker (let alone a pipe smoker).
Then my wife met a friend of mine who was vaping and she decided that WE will buy an e-cig. Of course, it was a lentghy masterpiece of caring manipulation and love (some would say it's the same thing). I won't bother you with details – I agreed and began my google-fu powered hunt for finding the perfect devices for the two of us. I got it kinda right, well at least based on what I thought was important at that time. My wife bought Joyetech ego AIO, she insisted on MTL and I bought Eleaf Aster RT kit. I decided on this kit because, I frankly couldn't see what's coming. I just thought of it as another pipe smoking thing for me – you know, tasting different tobaccos in different bowls is a pleasure of pipe smoker over cigarette smoker. Also, DLH seemed similar to smoking a pipe (yes, you actually don't inhale pipe smoke at all, but for me it feels similarily relaxing, deal with it). My local shop had only Dekang line in 70/30 (which I thought was needed in any subohm tank) and by accident I actually picked a flavor that can be my all-day vape. I didn't find another good one in that line yet. I came home, cleaned the tank, primed it, filled it and was really surprised when I first vaped that thing. It was really good, cool and flavorful. Ok, now it doesn't seem that perfect, but that one hit convinced me, that it can be pleasurable activity. I wasn't convinced it can beat the smokies yet but that was the hook.
So I decided I will give it a try. I brought it to work with me. I had a pack, also, but I hid it. I usually went for a smoke every hour or so. But that day I had one single cig while at work. I couldn't believe it. It really could beat the cravings. And the best thing of all – that cig wasn't good. I wished it was more vape-like and ended it quickly. From that day, I had 1-2 cigarettes most of the days. And when I had 3? I didn't put myself down. I tasted every awful pull from those cigs and part of me was smiling. There was still something missing. I tried to fix that by using another device – less bulky, AIO style – and yes, it's a good device and it seemed to solve newly growing problem – I wanted to taste more flavors concurently. That was the line.
I wanted to know everything. I was like a little kitten chasing laser pointer wondering what kind of magic is that. How come, that after trying several methods of quitting which were always painful and hardly working, this is so effortless? I wasn't stinking, people liked me for blowing vape accidentaly in their direction and I my breathing was stronger. Hell, I even didn't noticed I was breathing so shallow when I was smoking. I felt like cheating. I realized that apart from mostly out-of-date forums, YouTube and reddit are probably the best sources of information for beginner vaper, especially this subreddit. I've searched and readit up and down, hunting pieces of a puzzle that completed by todays mail delivery.
A month ago I was a pack a day smoker. Today, I'm sitting here with a black Sapor v2 sitting on a Nugget II, running my first build, which came as intended at 0.6 ohm, wicked just fine. I also setup rainbow Druga which looks sick on black Smoant Battlestar with twisted coils from Sapor package. I also burned the chip coil in Tornado Nano by not waiting enough time after priming and ALSO burned the replacement coil for Aster's Melo (but I'm pretty sure this one is actually fault of the coil). This is the sinker, guys. I didn't have a cig today and I don't care. If I smoke a cig in some stressful situation in the future – I don't care. Vaping had changed my life in a way I couldn't imagine. And my wife is happy. Isn't that cool?
Thank you for reading this and being welcoming community. Oh, I have a question! It seems to me, that when I get more vapor in RDA (and more flavor?) I also get stronger nic hit. Is it common to have different nic strength preference for different types of devices?
Oh, my English sucks, I know :/