The tightness I was feeling and referring to was caused mainly by the constant irritation from hot smoke as the brand was evidently being made a bit cheaper will less tobacco that gradually burner hotter. Plus I had reduced the amount I was smoking through the years where I was apparently feeling the effects more!
At first you would start coughing up a good deal of the crud that had accumulated in the lungs and passageways since everything is lined with mucus. Even for a bit of time that was clear following a full month at first of strictly vaping without and later with so many loose packs at the beginning of May 2013 and then so more at the end of June into when someone else got sick. That part of the mucus membranes cleaning things out is expected and dissipates rather quickly compared to how much damage has been done by hot tar entering the lungs from smoke!
You should started noticing food was also a bit more satisfying as the taste buds were coming back to life! Those hot means taste much better now don't they?!
And yes you do feel a bit more energetic when you don't run out of breath as soon as you start working on anything physical. You can now take longer walks as well as fewer breaks in the warm weather when tending chores!
Now as for ecigs being addictive the hype on nicotine alone is far from actual reality! Big tobacco was called out for spiking nicotine levels which also was a far cry from what was actual science in that all those other chemical additives Big T has been loading their products up with over the years interacts with nicotine when combined in the brain since nicotine alone isn't much more then the stimulant caffeine is and companies wanted to make life time slaves out of their smoking customers! Finally even the media is starting to catch up with the actual science after decades of not! New Study Finds Ecigs Are Less Additive Than Tobacco Cigs
Another reports explains somewhat of how the craving to light up is drastically reduced by the vaping experience which many realize is quite a bit different. Some of us however are fully aware that with or without nicotine present the only effect realized is that on the flavoring since nicotine reduces that a certain percentage as well as making the vapor a bit warmer. I've tested the exact same flavors on the exact same tank(s) with and without and found that was where the difference was after a former 4 pack a day smoker had made the observation. Study Shows Vaping Significantly Reduces Cravings for Tobacco
Now it's funny how you brought not recommending ecigs to non smokers since I was in a discussion about how kids get into things which includes smoking and what a new study revealed. Here's how that was posted. First I add some food for thought at the top.
"GATEWAY OR PREVENTATIVE MEASURE IS THE QUESTION TO BE!
If teens elect to "I'd rather Vape then Smoke!" wouldn't that be an even better alternative measureto prevent the youth from actually picking the much more deadly habit to begin with? They certainly won't like the stench and foul taste once they have vaped some interesting flavors!
From tobacco country this is the latest!"
In part of the discussion on that report someone had to be reminded that you wouldn't make any declarations of how wonderful ecigs where to some kid while you might think to yourself when coming a kid who has one that he was the smart one there not chancing it with things much worse! The fact that more teens have turned to sneaking ecigs rather than lighting up does show some general progress has been made at keeping kids away from the worst offenders! Not being gateways for kids to pick up what they then would find disgusting! Smoking tobacco on the other hand has been what has lead so many to other things!