Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby Joe Wood » Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:48 pm

Folks, I want to get on board too! What's a good starter kit for someone who hasn't vaped??
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby Rich O Brien » Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:02 pm

eLeaf do nice starter kits.

http://www.eleafworld.com/ikit-manual-battery-kit/

I started with this and then moved up from there.

The biggest stumbling block in the beginning for me was finding the right juice. Once I got it I never looked back.

If you have a Vape Shop nearby you should go for a poke around.
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby Joe Wood » Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:14 pm

What's the juice you're using Rich?
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby Rich O Brien » Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:27 pm

I use a fruity flavour. I tried tobacco to begin with but found them kind of disgusting.

I get mine locally in Ireland. It's called Vampire Kiss and it is a Raspberry, Strawberry and Menthol mix.

I don't want to blow plumes of vapour so this suits me. Most shops let you sample flavours before you buy.
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby solo » Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:46 pm

Joe

Best advice I can give is to take a trip you your closest Vape store and hopefully there will be someone there that will give you good info like in my case. I was initially intimidated by all the jargon and complicated setups that some folks kept harping on about only to find they represented a small niche of the vape market like hot rod builders are for the car industry, most normal folk just want a Toyota Corolla that is efficient and reliable.

The good thing about visiting a vape store is you get to sample liquids before buying, so allocate a little time to play and learn.

I'll be 4 years cigarette free very soon.
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby Stinkie » Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:10 pm

Rich O Brien wrote:I tried tobacco to begin with but found them kind of disgusting.


Same here. The guy in the shop warned me, but I didn't believe him.

I learned really fast tobacco doesn't actually taste good.
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby olishea » Wed Jan 04, 2017 3:12 pm

Well done guys! :thumb:

Got this thing recently, but not had much chance to use as the stock coil just keeps spurting in my mouth! The actual build quality feels great though, just need to sort out the weird coil. It's called an Ego Aio.

I like really compact devices where the tank is adjacent to the battery. I had a Kanger Nebox but the quality is terrible. The Billet Box V4 looks cool too.

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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby Joe Wood » Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:56 am

I haven't had time to go to a vape place yet, so I picked up one of these Vuse e cigs https://prod.vusevapor.com/products/vibe I tried two different flavors today.

I was doing a Home Show today and went 7 hours without a cig! Can't believe I did that!

but, the Vuse gave me a big hit at the back of the throat, and made me cough after each hit, something regular cigs don't do.

is that how most vapes are? Or is it this brand I tried?

I am stoked I went 7 hours!
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby juju » Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:25 pm

Rich O Brien wrote:I'm 18months smoke free and now vaping 6mg juice.

Goal this year is to stop vaping completely

At the end of April this year I would be 10 years smoke free.
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby baz » Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:48 am

Joe Wood wrote:I haven't had time to go to a vape place yet, so I picked up one of these Vuse e cigs https://prod.vusevapor.com/products/vibe I tried two different flavors today.

I was doing a Home Show today and went 7 hours without a cig! Can't believe I did that!

but, the Vuse gave me a big hit at the back of the throat, and made me cough after each hit, something regular cigs don't do.

is that how most vapes are? Or is it this brand I tried?

I am stoked I went 7 hours!


Well done Joe. You need to get yourself a variable voltage/wattage mod. Then you can adjust the throat hit to your taste. In the meantime take smaller puffs!
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby olishea » Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:07 pm

Joe Wood wrote:but, the Vuse gave me a big hit at the back of the throat, and made me cough after each hit, something regular cigs don't do.
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It's also because of the liquid. If you use a liquid with higher VG ratio then it will be silky smooth.

Something like a 70/30 VG/PG will be just perfect for you. It's the PG that gives the throat hit. You are probably vaping a 50/50 mixture.

PG gives throat hit and helps carry flavour. VG creates the clouds and has some sweetness, but produces almost no throat hit. So; more VG= more clouds. More PG = more throat hit.

Some flavours also produce more throat hit; pineapple, menthol and citrus liquids are always a bit harsher on the throat. Just choose what you personally enjoy. I like some throat hit whereas some people don't.
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby olishea » Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:10 pm

I've also cut down my vaping a bit but not ready to totally quit yet.
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby Rich O Brien » Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:16 pm

olishea wrote:I like some throat hit whereas some people don't.


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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby solo » Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:28 pm

olishea wrote:I've also cut down my vaping a bit but not ready to totally quit yet.


In the beginning I'd vape a tank and two batteries a day, today I probably fill a tank once a week and cannot remember when last I switched my battery for a charged one. I now go out without a vape some days I get to afternoon before realizing I have not vaped that day (that's when I start craving)

I'm guessing by years end I will be completely done.
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby olishea » Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:23 pm

Not that sort of throat hit Rich!
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby raineysky » Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:15 pm

Started vaping last week so the journey begins. I've smoked cigarettes for 45+ years and it's kind of cool when I only smoke one cigarette during a 12-hour shift. That's usually 1 1/2 packs. My boss has been vaping for a couple of years and lent me one of his mods. Even bought me a new tank. Nice guy.

I ordered all kind of new goodies. Like a kid in a candy store. Best part is that they have already paid for themselves. Hope this works out like it has for a lot of you guys.
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby solo » Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:49 pm

4 years cigarette free.
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby Rich O Brien » Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:07 pm

think i'm closing in on 2 years this july.

never want to smoke again
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby baz » Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:57 am

2 years last Tuesday. 12mg nicotine. About 15mls per week.
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby stefanq » Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:25 am

4 years this month, 1.2mg nicotine. I'm thinking about quitting vaping as well. I hate cigarette smoke now, it makes me sick, literally.
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby Mike Lucey » Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:57 pm

Guys, check this site out, http://abillionlives.com

I just watched the documentary and it looks like Govs, Big Pharma and the tobacco industry is winning the battle to have vaping products banned in the US and heavily taxed in the EU.

I'm going to quit cigs when my current supply of rolling tobacco runs out, probably in a week or so. I doubt vaping products will be banned in Ireland but I have no doubt the Gov would be more than willing to go along with heavily taxing the juice .... bastards!

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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby olishea » Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:18 pm

Best of luck Mike, are you getting a vape to ease the transition or cold turkey? I can't tell you how much better you'll feel.

With regards to taxing liquids; just make your own juice. 4 ingredients, 5 minutes. I've been doing it for 4 years. Cheap as chips.

I've never understood how/why people buy 30ml bottles of liquid for £15. It's almost as expensive as smoking if you do that haha! "Luxury" and "Premium" liquids are total bollocks believe me. Find one you like and just make a clone.

With regards to the implemented TPD regulations...as a consumer I've not noticed anything too drastic. You can't buy very large bottles of e liquid and you can't buy a tank over 2ml. You can still get hold of them though, they are just sold for "use without nicotine". I'm also kinda glad they regulated the liquids to some degree, it pretty much stopped all bedroom brewers producing nasty e liquid for sale. People were filling bathtubs and mixing in those! :D :D :D You also won't be able to buy the 72mg nicotine, but you can through a company account. So not all doom and gloom, vaping is very much here to stay and the cat is out the bag.

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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby olishea » Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:57 pm

Got a nice new device. I don't normally agree with buying clone devices, but in the case of the Billet Box I take exception. It's almost impossible to buy a genuine Billet Box. You have to login to a website at a certain time on a certain day of the month. Then you have to battle with literally thousands of people clicking refresh to see the inventory. Also $250 for a vape is just nonsense. I've always wanted a Billet Box though.

Anyway, a company called SXK saw the opportunity to make a clone and it's amazing! I got one in black and one in silver for my brother. Beautiful quality! Here is the shop link.

BLACK: https://www.provapes.co.uk/products/bil ... tyle-black

SILVER: https://www.provapes.co.uk/products/bil ... yle-silver

The device is tiny. I can't see how it's possible to have a smaller box mod. It has a large liquid capacity (maybe 6 or 7ml). Everything is enclosed within the box itself. Construction is solid aluminium with anodised finish. BY placing the chip and tank to the side of the battery, you get an ultra compact design. Ultra stealthy and discrete.

You can use aftermarket coils including Kanger and Aspire, or use the enclosed rebuildable deck. All the bridging components for the aftermarket coils come included.

Probably the best quality device I've used since a Provari (and it's a clone) 10/10. Just can't see how this can be improved upon.

Pictured below is with a Kanger 0.5 OCC coil which you can buy from pretty much anywhere (same as Toptank and Subtank). Standard 18650 battery. To fill the tank, you just slide down the borosilicate glass and squirt your juice in! Happy days!
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby Joe Wood » Mon May 08, 2017 6:44 pm

So I got a vape, the target pro http://www.vaporesso.com/vape-kits-target-pro-vape-kit
and I'm getting used to vaping, but this setup makes me cough!

Is that because of the type of vape, or the juice? The juice is from Dinner lady, called lemon tart http://vapedinnerlady.com/dinner-lady-range/ It's marked 6 mg.
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby mitcorb » Tue May 09, 2017 6:10 pm

Hi.
In the time it takes me to put these thoughts together, it is likely someone else will post some of the same things. I am not an expert, and I suggest you get more than one opinion on the following info. I also waited a couple of days in case someone else responded:

I didn't look too hard at your links.
>However, the flavor might be so tart that it is causing the cough. Does a sneeze follow the cough? I get that sometimes, and I am now down to zero mg.
>Are you allergic to propylene glycol? Allergy to this is a common factor. Unless your juice is maximum ratio glycerine(typically flavors are mixed with minimal PG as a carrier/solvent, so there may always be some PG).
>Could 6mg nicotine/ml juice be too much to start? Then get some 0mg and mix down with different ratios, if you have the time to fiddle with it.
>Some flavors are more delicate than others and don't need extreme power to deliver the taste, so:
>Have you set the voltage/wattage too high, or, if you have temperature control, is this set too high?
If you have other questions you might check out ecf or: https://www.e-cigarette-forum.com Just about every question since 2008 or thereabout has been explored.
Maybe the above will help.
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby Joe Wood » Tue May 09, 2017 10:23 pm

Some good advice! I'll go talk with the place I bought it at and ask them these same questions, appreciate it!
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby Rich O Brien » Wed May 10, 2017 10:29 am

I vape 6mg juice at 9watts. Any higher and I find the throat hit too severe.
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby olishea » Wed May 10, 2017 5:57 pm

Some flavours cause more throat hit than others, especially citrus ones.

If you want something smooth I recommend a blend of 70/30 VG/PG as opposed to 50/50 VG/PG.

It's the PG that can catch your throat, not the VG.

PG carries flavour well and VG creates good clouds.

And yeah, play round with your device settings.....start low and increase to where you like it. If it tastes bad, go backwards haha
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby raineysky » Mon May 22, 2017 4:41 pm

Everyone is different but this has worked for me starting out:

1)3 mg nicotine
2)coils rated for 20 - 35 watts

Like Oli said, don't waste your money on "premium" e-juice. I did and found that the $11 120ml juice from Broke Dick was just as good or better. Ordering some DIY supplies today.

Got a Smok Alien my second week of vaping. Marvelous piece of work. One evening over a few beers I vaped some 6 mg nicotine @ 65 watts and got sicker than a dog. Lesson learned. Now when I want to blow clouds I use 0 nic juice.

Don't be afraid of watts. Most juices shine at higher wattages and taste totally different than rocking it at 20 watts. More watts = more money though. You'll go through coils and juice faster. I use a combination of both low and high wattage now that I have growing collection of mods and tanks.
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

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