I quit smoking using an electronic cigarette. Usually I would never recommend a, mostly, nonsmoker to use one, but if you really want to try it, definitely go for 0 nic. As a PP stated, it isn’t as satisfying as a cigarette. I mean cigarettes have a gazillion other addictive chemicals in them, so while you are getting the major one through an electronic cigarette, you still aren’t getting all of the others and withdrawl still happens. I’d imagine that wouldn’t truly be the case for you.
I always suggest going with a higher end unit than a Blu or something equivalent. Those work for some people, but the high end units give you a much easier draw than those. With the Blu, I felt like I was going to pop my lungs trying to get a hit off of one.
However, I have asthma and when I was first using my vaporizer while still smoking, to cut back, I did have an asthma attack from a peppermint liquid. When my boyfriend used certain flavors I also felt chest tightness and would get headaches from them. So, it still might be wise to use it in a different room.
There are also PG and VG. I am sensitive to PG, so I have to use a 50/50 or lower so I don’t get major headaches.
As far as smell goes, there is definitely a smell still. Pretty much whatever the liquid smells like is what it will smell like to everyone else. Even unflavored liquids still have a slight smell, granted not as strong as flavored liquids.
I vape like I would smoke. I wouldn’t smoke in Wal-mart, so I don’t vape in Wal-mart. I wouldn’t smoke in front of non-smokers, so I don’t vape infront of them etc. etc. etc. The vaping world is under such stress right now, so I do my best to keep it curtious and not hurt the industry more.
If you have a phyiscal Brick and Mortar store around you, I would recommend going and checking them out (not a kiosk at the mall though, their prices tend to be grossly high and they tend to sell knock offs). Vaping isn’t exactly cheap, but for how you may use it, you could probably stretch farther than most people who are truly quitting smoking.
I don’t have any 0 nic liquid or I’d be happy to share since I have an overflow of stuff I don’t use, but I am always happy to help with recommendations of equipment and other such things.