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On 6/2/2015 at 8:54 PM, RazorbackSusan said:

Excuse my frankness, but why in the holy hell would you restart using tobacco products after managing to stay free of them for four months?Nicotine is a carcinogen no matter what form you're ingesting it in.

No, pure nicotine is not a carcinogen. There are many carcinogenic compounds in tobacco but nicotine, in and of itself, is no more harmful than caffeine. Using vapor products, which are not burned, is intended to be a harm reduction tool for adults to end their addiction to combustible tobacco cigarettes by replacing the nicotine and the overall feel of inhaling and exhaling it. Is it a good idea to do forever? No. However, I was able to quit my 10 year cigarette habit with the help of vaping. While I know this is not the case everywhere, my surgeon was actually ok with me continuing to use my vapor device as long as I did not take back up with combustible cigarettes. Ironically, the abdominal pain after surgery helped me cut down on my intake a great deal and I've nearly quit just as a matter of course.

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My understanding is that you're never supposed to smoke or vape again post WLS.

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Yes your not suppose to with Nicotine in it the nicotine will stall your healing your stitches and lengthen your recovery time once you are healed you are allowed the vape as long as it’s 0 nicotine meaning no nicotine in it there is never any Tabacco in vapes

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I think you should live without vaping for a while. Each liquid contains nicotine and carcinogens that negatively affect the stomach and throat. If I were you, I think I'd wait another year before coming back to this. If you can stand a whole year without it, you can never do it. But if you really like the taste of liquids, choose the most gentle liquids and smoke at 30-40 degrees Celsius. Then nicotine won't affect you so much. I also like vaping, so I buy all the necessary things on thevapecig.co.uk. There are liquids with very low nicotine content. I also have a stomach ailment, so I try to vape carefully. In addition, I was recently diagnosed with chronic pyelonephritis.

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Don’t pre judge me I was helping out second when you do a direct lung hit it bypasses your stomach and goes directly into your lungs and you you exhale it back out third I make my own juices with zero nicotine so I know what’s in them my juice is flavoring which is in everything, vegetable glycerin which is in all cakes and canned Beans and is food grade safe and that’s all I put it in it btw wrong carcinogens are not found in vapes because it’s only used in a tobacco product vape don’t have tobacco so relax and don’t tell someone something about things you have no knowledge of just saying have a nice day

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On 6/2/2015 at 6:33 PM, Stars3825 said:

Hi all,

I'm new here to bariatric pal and I'm trying to get some information and some real life experiences about vaping after surgery. I am 4 months out after surgery and I REALLY miss my vaping. I miss the flavor I miss the taste etc. I'm just curious if anyone vapes after surgery and what their experience has been. Thanks for reading and answering. ;) :D

I vaped from the time I got home from surgery. My surgeon has no issues with caffeine/nicotine. He does have a problem with cigarettes since they contain over 3K toxins and the nicotine is from burning which is what causes smoking-related illnesses.

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On 1/10/2022 at 12:54 PM, pintsizedmallrat said:

No, pure nicotine is not a carcinogen. There are many carcinogenic compounds in tobacco but nicotine, in and of itself, is no more harmful than caffeine. Using vapor products, which are not burned, is intended to be a harm reduction tool for adults to end their addiction to combustible tobacco cigarettes by replacing the nicotine and the overall feel of inhaling and exhaling it. Is it a good idea to do forever? No. However, I was able to quit my 10 year cigarette habit with the help of vaping. While I know this is not the case everywhere, my surgeon was actually ok with me continuing to use my vapor device as long as I did not take back up with combustible cigarettes. Ironically, the abdominal pain after surgery helped me cut down on my intake a great deal and I've nearly quit just as a matter of course.

I smoked a pack a day for 20 years, kept going to the ER for respiratory problems. I started vaping over 10 years ago, and I immediately got off cigarettes, never visited the ER again. My lung x-rays are so clear, there isn't a doctor who ever guessed I was a heavy smoker. I'm thankful for that. My surgeon is not against caffeine nor nicotine, only combustible cigarettes.

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On 8/2/2015 at 6:53 PM, grruss said:

It is a nicotine delivery method, if you choose to use nicotine.

@grruss, vaporizing weed does not involve nicotine. It produces vapor. And the weed doesn't combust, hence it is not damaging like nicotine. Perhaps I misunderstood you.

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I smoked since I was 16 except for a couple of stops. I'm 46 now I have switched to vaping a few times but switched completely before I got married in 2017 didn't want to smoke a cigarette on my wedding dress. When I started this journey I lowered the nic level until I was at 0. Then I stopped before surgery. And there are times I will look for it but go oh yeah I don't do that anymore and move on. I'm doing this to get healthy and don't want to go back to vaping it's been 8 months since I vaped and since I am going through sizes so fast I have money to get clothes I used to spend on vaping stuff.

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On 6/2/2015 at 6:33 PM, Stars3825 said:

Hi all,

I'm new here to bariatric pal and I'm trying to get some information and some real life experiences about vaping after surgery. I am 4 months out after surgery and I REALLY miss my vaping. I miss the flavor I miss the taste etc. I'm just curious if anyone vapes after surgery and what their experience has been. Thanks for reading and answering. ;) :D

Girl, do whatever you want, the negative comments are not not needed so just avoid those as a smoker myself i did start vaping because I was forced to quit but after i was released I got back on cigs and it has not hurt me in the slightest people who are not smokers either vapes or cigs do not understand, Do you and what you feel is best, peoples anxiety is already high from the surgery. And dont worry about the negative comments. Im doing fantastic, my surgery was March 31st and Iv already lost 41 pounds.

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On 6/1/2022 at 6:56 PM, salihajeff said:

I think you should live without vaping for a while. Each liquid contains nicotine and carcinogens that negatively affect the stomach and throat. If I were you, I think I'd wait another year before coming back to this. If you can stand a whole year without it, you can never do it. But if you really like the taste of liquids, choose the most gentle liquids and smoke at 30-40 degrees Celsius. Then nicotine won't affect you so much. I also like vaping, so I buy all the necessary things on site. There are liquids with very low nicotine content. I also have a stomach ailment, so I try to vape carefully. In addition, I was recently diagnosed with chronic pyelonephritis.

Yes, I think this is a good solution to the problem.

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I'm 3 weeks post op. I'm vaping but nicotine free. Do not have any nicotine post surgery because it will slow down your healing.

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