Hi all. New member alert and I’m in desperate need of some expert advice and guidance please.
Apologies in advance for ‘war and peace’ but the detail is I fear necessary! 9 years ago i successfully transitioned from a 20 a day smoker to a e-cig user (specifically the original E-lites / Logic cigarette mimic with the tip that lights up). Tobacco flavour 18mg nicotine strength. All was well until Logic recently decided to discontinue the original range. Since then I have been trialing their remaining products, a tank type vape and a capsule pen type with various liquids. Again all seemed ok at first however I began to develop really bad headaches that got that bad that my teeth and gums began to hurt also. I also had a feeling of anxiety / tension which felt like a vicious circle with the headache. I figured it could be that the nicotine level was too strong so reduced from 18mg to 12mg but unfortunately the same net result. A local vape shop owner has advised that the headaches could be a result of the pg/vg ratio and having checked with Logic the original product was 50:50 however the other products I trialed were 70:30 in favour of pb. Do members agree that this higher pb ratio could be the reason for the headaches? The shop owner also said that Nicotine strength will vary per device and that a tank product would give a much stronger hit than the e-cig I was used to. Does this also sound correct? If so I fear the habit I have gotten into through 9 years of using the e.cig ie: regular puffing, pretty much in continuous use, when transitioned to the heavier hitting vapes means that I am getting a much bigger hit of nicotine which in turn could be behind the headaches, tense feeling etc? If so do you think if I went down to 6mg nicotine I maybe able to get away with taking more regular puffs before the headaches etc kick in? I currently have a stash of the old ecigs which I am having to revert back to but they will run out in about another 2 weeks time and that ticking clock is making anxious that I haven’t secured an alternative that works for me. Any advice will be much appreciated. Thanks.