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Vaping - Kicking the Cigs!

Discussion in 'The Attic' started by Webzcas, Feb 20, 2015.

    Feb 20, 2015
  1. Webzcas

    Webzcas Winter is Coming! Staff Member

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    Webmaster
    Location:
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    Back at the beginning of October last year I finally kicked the cigarettes after having smoked for nigh on 25 years and going through over a packet a day. I have tried everything in the past, gum, patches, inhalators and even the dreaded Champix. Champix is seriously an awful drug and whilst it makes you give up, has some terrible side effects. However, my brother in law introduced me to vaping in October and I haven't looked back. Hence my new forum signature that I am proudly displaying.

    Not only do I feel healthier and do not stink, but I also do not have the horrible morning smokers cough any more. But the downside or upside as I tend to look at it, is that vaping has become my new found 'hobby'.

    Below is a pic of some of my vaping gear on one of the shelves in my new office at home. This is not all the equipment I have, as I have two small toolboxes with all the paraphernalia needed to build my own coils.

    So besides me, are there any other vaping enthusiasts here at Casinomeister?

    Show yourselves!
     

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  2. Feb 20, 2015
  3. secret2

    secret2 irishbrit62 MM

    Occupation:
    driver
    Location:
    New York, United States
    Congrats Webzcas!

    It is a good thing to be off the cigs!

    I quit September 13th, 2013.

    When you say 'Vaping', do you mean the E-Cig? , or are they different?

    I use an E-cig (Logic)....but am finding this is rough on my chest, also.

    Good going!!:)
     
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  4. Feb 20, 2015
  5. chayton

    chayton aka LooHoo CAG PABnonaccred webmeister

    Occupation:
    Freelance Designer
    Location:
    Edmonton Canada
    Good going for you! We've been vaping since last June. Ray's made more of a success of it as far as not smoking regular cigarettes, but I'm still smoking a bit. I've dropped way down though - instead of smoking a pack of 20/day, I'm at about a pack per week. I no longer smoke in the house or in the car, so that's made a huge difference.

    We don't have much as far as equipment as you, just a few refillable tanks and extra burners etc, and we were able to find a little shop here in the city that sells all sorts of mods and juice from different suppliers.
     
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  6. Feb 20, 2015
  7. cncas123

    cncas123 Quit Gambling PABnonaccred

    Occupation:
    Manager
    Location:
    Belfast
    I quit a few months ago, because of a health scare, and i now use the e-cig if and when I want a nicotine buzz, which thankfully is only once every few days. My pal has moved to vaping full time from smoking, and has some good times experimenting with different blends that he makes up with the many flavours available, though I have to say the thought of Blueberry and Raspberry doesnt do it for me!!
     
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  8. Feb 20, 2015
  9. Webzcas

    Webzcas Winter is Coming! Staff Member

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    Webmaster
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    Most of the gear I have on my shelf and in my toolboxes has been bought online, including the juice. I use UK sellers mainly, but have bought a couple of good clone tanks and the stand in the pic from Fasttech.com who are based in China.
     
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  10. Feb 20, 2015
  11. Webzcas

    Webzcas Winter is Coming! Staff Member

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    E-Cigs were the first generation. I moved quickly onto what you see in my pic which are known as advanced personal vapourisers. They are in all intents and purposes the same thing. But the APV's are a bit more techy, more powerful and produce better flavour and vapour.

    The good thing is I have reduced my nicotine level to 6mg which is way lower than a cigarette and considerably lower than the 18mg which I started out on in October.
     
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  12. Feb 20, 2015
  13. Tirilej

    Tirilej Still a Lady CAG MM

    Occupation:
    Breathing
    Location:
    Sweden
    Well done Webzcas :thumbsup:

    I stopped too this time last year and I thought I would never smoke again.
    I used an e-cig instead and it tasted just like a cigarette.

    For some idiotic reason I started smoking again after just a few months, but I will give it another try soon.

    So thanks for starting the thread. It does give me inspiration to try again. :)
    I will stop. I have to!!
     
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  14. Feb 20, 2015
  15. chayton

    chayton aka LooHoo CAG PABnonaccred webmeister

    Occupation:
    Freelance Designer
    Location:
    Edmonton Canada
    Here in Canada it's a little more difficult - they (THEY!!) are currently trying to ban or regulate vaping here. From "we don't know how dangerous it is" to "OMG kids are buying vaping gear to smoke weed" etc. :rolleyes:

    When those of us who smoke (or used to) know that it's all about $$$. When a pack of cigs costs between $10 and $14 and most of that is taxes, and doctors push medication like Champix (which isn't covered by health care, and - like you said - has masses of horrible side effects) bah...don't get me started. ;)

    Anyhow my point was that here at least it's more difficult to order online unless you're ordering from a Canadian company, and as far as I know, the only juice I can get here is made in Canada since nothing else can make it across the border. I suppose stands and stuff like that would be ok, but actual vaping stuff, not really.

    It's ok though - I like to be able to try the flavors first anyhow, and they let us do that at this shop we go to. I smoke menthol cigs and right now I'm vaping a mix of spearmint gum and candy cane which is actually much better than it sounds.
     
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  16. Feb 20, 2015
  17. Webzcas

    Webzcas Winter is Coming! Staff Member

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    Try an the second generation ecigs like the ones in my first post. I started with a cigalike but also had to wear a patch. I found the cigalikes did not produce enough vapour.

    What is funny is now I cannot stand any of the tobacco flavour juices. I tend to vape fruit flavoured juices. At the moment though vaping mocca coffee. It is different class :D

    There are also some great Youtube channels out there. For people struggling to kick the cigs, try IndoorSmokers. He reviews all the entry level kit which is a step up from the cigalikes.

    You must register/login in order to see the link.
     
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  18. Feb 20, 2015
  19. Webzcas

    Webzcas Winter is Coming! Staff Member

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    Yeah, where there is money to be made along comes the govt - as we have seen with regards online gaming. They are doing something similar in Ohio at the moment too, trying to tax ejuice as they do tobacco products. All I know is from the research I have done is that vaping is far more healthier than smoking tobacco. Plus my kids don't moan about me stinking of cigs. Big Bonus!
     
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  20. Feb 20, 2015
  21. PaaskeDKnowUK

    PaaskeDKnowUK Always think positive CAG PABnoaccred webmeister

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    UnKnown
    Same here as Chayton. I did manage 3 or 4 months without touching the stinky fags. But have to admit do have couple each day still but none at weekends as don't smoke cigs at all at home :)

    And then yeah once and awhile when drinking and been out with some mates I also do have more than a few ciggys. But yeah goal is to be 100% vaping again :) I have the Kangetech EMOW Mega which I am very happy about. Before this I just had some of the older kanger tanks. I don't really know if I wanna start messing with mods and building my own coils but might start this soon in couple of months me thinks :p

    But what a massive difference now living in UK. I prob cost me around 20 quid MAX a month now vaping. Where before smoked 15-20 cigs benson hedges. They now cost over £9 a pack. You try do the calculating hehe.

    So paying like £100 for a nice ecig mod is nothing compared to smelly fags just crazy how expensive it is in UK. But in one way only good.
     
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  22. Feb 20, 2015
  23. shannyls

    shannyls Experienced Member

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    accounting
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    Midwest, USA
    I tried the ecig (blu), but they made me cough. I moved on recently to a Kanger Tech mod pen with a Parmal eliquid 12-18mg of nicotine. I stopped smoking over a month and a half ago, and have no desire to start smoking again ever! They are trying to ban and regulate here in my state too... Seriously, I'll take my chances w/ 4 ingredients versus the 7000 chemicals created when smoking a cigarette, that are ACTUALLY known to cause all kinds of health problems. I don't do the sweet flavors, just cig flavors. I am so grateful because I've tried everything. :D
     
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  24. Feb 20, 2015
  25. Webzcas

    Webzcas Winter is Coming! Staff Member

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    Don't buy BLU. They are owned by one of he big tobacco companies!

    If you are in the UK, check out Myepack.co.uk - Best prices around and they sell everything from starter kits to mech mods.
     
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  26. Feb 20, 2015
  27. shannyls

    shannyls Experienced Member

    Occupation:
    accounting
    Location:
    Midwest, USA
    Yes no more money from me for the tobacco companies!! I'm in the US, and there are three shops within 10 minutes of me. I like the pens because you are in control of it all. The guys at one of the shops do all that drip stuff. From what I can tell, it just makes more vapor. I am still a newb though.
     
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  28. Feb 20, 2015
  29. weesie

    weesie Ueber Meister

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    Webzcas,

    My son could give you a run for your money........ I think he has lost track of just how many parts, tanks and whatever the other parts are called.

    I have tried it but, to me, it is just not the same.

    I have cut down to about 10 cigs a day, which is good for me.
     
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  30. Feb 20, 2015
  31. kou187

    kou187 Senior Member MM

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    I did try these e cigs last year but like someone else already mentioned it just wasn't the same. You dont get that hit that you get when you take a drag on a real ciggarette so it just didnt do it for me. But i will try again one day. Mean while i have been using a G Pen!!! Which i use to vapourise a certain other substance which isnt legal. Im sure you guys know what i mean.:eek2:
     
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  32. Feb 20, 2015
  33. thebigs

    thebigs Senior Member

    Occupation:
    part time argos slave lol
    Location:
    roscommon ireland
    Been off the real fags for over 2 years now and been vaping since lol.
    Saved a bloody fortune but lost it all on the slots but at least that's been more enjoyable.
    I also prefer the fruit flavors and i keep trying the cherry ones and found some good ones.
    Also noticed all the gear is much cheaper here than uk for juices and the like.
    I pay anything between 2.20 to 4.50 for 10ml juices here.
    anybody who does smoke give them a try.You might not be sure at first but before long it will be the best thing you will ever do.
     
  34. Feb 21, 2015
  35. spintee

    spintee Meister Member webby mm2

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    gambler :)
    Location:
    Northants
    Just the other day I stumbled across this vaping on you tube You must register/login in order to see the link.

    I thought to my self what are theses nutters doing lol,


    I than done a quick research on it and did not reilze just how big it is,, I suppose any thinks got to be cheaper and better than a pack of cancer sticks,

    My dads been on fags since he was a kid, He goes threw about 40 bensons a day, & In some motor way petrol stations there over £10 a pack, I member years back when he told me if they ever reach £5 a pack that's when he give up, He is still filing he's lungs up & cannot ever see him giving up, I bet he's last breath is going to be a puff on a stick,
     
  36. Feb 21, 2015
  37. chayton

    chayton aka LooHoo CAG PABnonaccred webmeister

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    Location:
    Edmonton Canada
    When I first tried an ecig, I wanted something that looked like a cigarette. I got one of those cheap ones that actually have a little LED glowing light at the end and it was slim and just a little longer than cigarette sized. Physically it was what I wanted, but I found that after the first couple puffs, I wasn't getting enough of a hit, and puffing harder just made the vapor taste like crap - and it kept leaking juice and the battery seemed to only last a couple of hours, it was really more of a pain than anything.

    I sprung for a mid-range kit with bigger tanks and batteries and it was a LOT better. It doesn't look like a cigarette, it's more like a big fountain pen, but once I got away from the idea that I needed something that LOOKED like a ciggie, it didn't take that long to get used to it.

    Buying one of those cheap low quality ecigs might be a good starting point, but probably half the people who do that decide vaping isn't for them. Once you try a really quality vape with good juice, you'll definitely be able to tell the difference.
     
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  38. Feb 21, 2015
  39. suzecat

    suzecat Dormant account CAG MM webmeister

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    Retired
    Location:
    California
    Started smoking cigs at 12 and was good at it by 13. By age 20 the urge to quit struck me and by the time I actually quit at age 52, I can say smoking for 40 years was expensive and not very smart.

    Cigs cost a quarter (25 cents) a pack of 20 when my habit began in 1966 and cost $5.90 a pack when I quit in 2006. Like most people, I tried everything from patches, gum, ecigs and cutting down which all failed miserably. The thing was that I was still addicted to nicotine!

    The way I finally quit was going cold turkey. It sucked for the first week while the nicotine left my system. It really is best to do this step with no one around! It is also best to quit any substances which you usually do when smoking (coffee, tea, soda, weed, chocolate, etc.)

    After clearing the nicotine out, step two is the psychological withdrawal. In many ways this is the harder part of quitting. After all these years of success, that still creeps in ever so often.

    Quitting sucks and is well worth the effort.
     
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