For me, pretty much what hoofie said. Before I started vaping in 2013 I wanted to give up smoking. I did that. But at the strength I was vaping I knew that if vaping was taken away I would be back on the rollies in a flash. (vapergedon has been coming forever.) My goal is to get my nicotine at the level that when the sh#t hits the fan I won't go back on the smokes. Unlike FM, unfortunately, the mls used havent decreased, yet (still hopeful). Still, I know that my stash (more than 1L nic!) is going to last a lot longer than it would have.
Actually my mls did reduce for a while recently. My coil needed re-wicking (actually I re-coiled it) but my mils deceased in line with the drop in the tanks efficiency. My mod has a puff counter and I seem to be averaging about 60 puffs per waking hour, less than I expected, but I think thats the most puffs I can do no matter what the mils used.
I knew that if vaping was taken away I would be back on the rollies in a flash.
That's me, right there for oh, so long after I first started.
So - the stash in the freezer, lotsa mods and atties, and not being in any hurry to reduce dose. A security blanket, if you like. Not going back to smokes is far more important to me than a need or want to reduce consumption of either juice or nic.
I have reduced dose, some. But not a lot, slowly and not near as far as many.
And, so far, I remain off the smokes. We BOTH (*) are happy with that.
* My wife also. She is affected by my smoking/vaping prolly near as much as I am. Both the spend and health aspects.
Thanks for all the responses. I suppose the reason that most resonates with me is the need for a smaller stockpile due to recent changes in the law to take effect this year.
For the record: I don't see addictiveness per se as an issue ; I started smoking on 18 mg/ml and several years later went to 12 mg/ml [because nicotine (not alcohol) was giving me a headache in the morning after a big night out when I smoked 1-2 packets]; Now, no thanks to the Government, that I'm obliged to move to DIY vaping the cost is minimal (especially when compared with smoking).
As Hoofprint said "everyone has their own unique answer for such things". I was just curious to see some of the reasons (living in a regional town there are very few vapers so I don't get to discuss such things other than on this forum). I found the right level for me years ago (12 mg/ml vaping and 3 coffees in the morning) so I'll stick to that. It hasn't done me any harm and only given me pleasure. I'll stockpile enough to keep me going until I'm in my mid-late sixties (another 10+ years) and hopefully enough evidence has accumulated by then to show that vaping is safe for adults (especially when compared with alcohol which I also consume 'above the recommended amounts') and the naysayers that argued against it in the recent Senate Inquiry can no longer claim that 'there is not enough evidence that vaping is safe [or safer than legalised cigarettes]'.