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Postby olishea » Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:40 am

Solo I received the "Giantomiser" tank today. Not as good as normal tank.

Just stick with the standard one, the giantomiser be more durable but it doesn't draw back as nicely (very loose). I can't substantiate the durability claim though because I stopped using it immediately. So yeah, waste of money :lol:


I also looked at distributors for the AC9 Genesis rebuildable vaporizer and it appears they are sold out everywhere or difficult to get hold of. There are alternatives though which look and perform the same, so will keep everyone posted.
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Postby jpalm32 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:34 pm

I also looked at distributors for the AC9 Genesis rebuildable vaporizer and it appears they are sold out everywhere or difficult to get hold of. There are alternatives though which look and perform the same, so will keep everyone posted.[/quote]

That site Solo is on has some very intersting info on rebuilt systems. Not so easy and has some warnings.
I have been though 3 systems and my desire is for 200 dollar system that works.
Until the mass produce the metal micro filters right, they are all going to be erratic.
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby olishea » Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:37 pm

We should design one in SketchUp!

The RSST rebuildable looks exactly the same as the AC9....it's basically a chinese copy and costs 4 times less. But yet again they are all sold out over here!

Funny how people modify and "pimp-out" their vapes! It's like a new culture emerging. But yeah I'm gonna try and stick with a mainstream device, I don't trust myself with electricity! :lol:
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby Krisidious » Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:30 pm

I don't hide anything I do... I live in America. And personally cannot wait to get a ticket and have even tried to be ticketed just so I can go to court and fight these ridiculous bans that are always created by cities who have no constitutional authority to even make such bans. You can tell I'm pissed when I write huge run-on sentences...
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Postby jpalm32 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:51 pm

Krisidious wrote:I don't hide anything I do... I live in America. And personally cannot wait to get a ticket and have even tried to be ticketed just so I can go to court and fight these ridiculous bans that are always created by cities who have no constitutional authority to even make such bans. You can tell I'm pissed when I write huge run-on sentences...

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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby olishea » Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:14 pm

Good on you kris! stick it to the man! Nobody has confronted me yet, but I will not concede to their ignorance about the law. I can vape in public and will continue to do so. :thumb: Most people just look at me confused!
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Postby Krisidious » Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:50 pm

One of the things that pissed me off about our local smoking ban was that they purposefully put in the E-Cigs and did a tremendous amount of damage to local smoke shops who were enjoying a nice increase in business (in a down economy) because of the benefits of the E-Cigs. They also banned smoking in the smoke shops who often let people try the E-cigs and different type of tobacco. They also forced businesses who wanted to allow people to smoke to build outdoor patios for them... I believe that if a business wants to allow smoking that is their "business"... people will not frequent their establishment if they don't like it and employees don't have to work their if they don't like it... I can't stand people telling others how to live their lives.

Funny thing is that soon after the ban was enacted a petition gathered strength to put the ban to another citizen vote... When the vote came the Smoking Ban won by an even larger margin than before. So sad that others will strip you of your freedom for their personal preferences.
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby solo » Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:21 pm

I did it, went to my local Vape store "great Vapes" and got myself a decent setup.

I bought a Provari variable voltage (full size), 4 cylinders, and 4x 30ml assorted liquids (24mg)






I got a coffee on way home and smoked my ass off in Starbucks and nada they could do, smells like tutti fruiti.
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby Box » Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:24 pm

Krisidious wrote: others will strip you of your freedom for their personal preferences.

I always have to have a little chuckle when I see anyone talk about freedom and preferences in relation to smoking.
It's an addiction, not a choice.
If anyone has stolen your freedom it's the tobacco companies.
How long is it since you had the freedom to leave the house without looking for your smokes, either real or E.

I'm not having a go at you, it's just that people seem to demonise the people trying to help people to stop smoking rather than the ones that got everyone addicted in the first place. I have experience smoking bans in many countries that people always said would never ban it, Italy, Norway, Finland, Germany etc and just like your local vote shows, smokers are actually happy about bans. It's annoying but you do smoke less. I always checked I had a full pack before heading out to the pub, then once it was banned you could go out with less than half a pack and still come home with some.
Over a year since I gave up and I still can't believe I went to bed one night a smoker and got up in the morning and didn't smoke.

Sorry, sanctimonious reformed smoker ramble over now, back to the gadgets.

Edit: forgot to say I don't agree with the E ban. Anything that helps people stop has to be a good thing.
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby Krisidious » Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:08 am

So it's the Alcohol company's fault you're an alcoholic and the fast food joint's fault that you're fat and it's the pharmaceutical company's fault your addicted to pills, it's the rich person's fault you're poor, it's the gun company's fault you killed yourself... Sounds like someone doesn't believe in personal responsibility.

I actually leave the house all the time and forget them... When I get back, I have one. It's my choice to smoke. Not theirs. No one forced me, no one convinced me, no one fooled me, If you think sucking on the end of something that is on fire is safe then you're probably at the shallow end of the gene pool in the first place.

As long as people keep blaming others for their own decisions we will continue to devolve into a nanny state...

You're for anything that helps people stop smoking? How about jailing anyone who does? We see how that worked out with drugs didn't we...

It's not the government's job to protect me from myself... It's their job to protect me from others.

I'm not having a go at you either, I just simply enjoy the debate.
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby olishea » Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:17 am

solo wrote:I did it, went to my local Vape store "great Vapes" and got myself a decent setup.

I bought a Provari variable voltage (full size), 4 cylinders, and 4x 30ml assorted liquids (24mg)

I got a coffee on way home and smoked my ass off in Starbucks and nada they could do, smells like tutti fruiti.


Pete, that looks sweeeeeet!! Wish I could buy a better one than mine over here, yours looks ten times better. Slightly jealous!

Let us know what you think of the device.

I would wish you good luck but sounds like you've already been liberated in Starbucks! :D
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby solo » Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:28 am

Thanks Oli.

I decided to go for a good setup 1st time as I decided today was the last day I will ever smoke, so I took my months cigarette budget and spent it in this rig ($340) now I do not have a cent to spend on tobacco and never will. I have not had a smoke since 10h30 this morning and do not even feel like I need one as this gives me a better smoking sensation set on 4.5 volts (my perfect setting, after playing around high and low) I bought Turkish blend, Razzle raspberry, Virginian gold and Tutti fruiti flavors.

I'll let you know how it goes, I told my kids if they ever see me with a tobacco product in my mouth I will give them $500, so the die is cast.
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby Box » Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:39 am

Good one Pete, you'll never look back.
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby olishea » Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:09 am

Even though my E-Cig is cheaper, I keep going through the vaping cylinders quickly. So don't worry about spending more and it looks the dog's!! + you've got a massive supply!

Some people have a tobacco flavour in one cylinder and fruit in another. I can only buy 10ml bottles of E-Liquid, so your big ones will last over a month easily.

I'm really impressed with your achievement though! If just one person quits or even reduces their cigarettes because of my testimonial I'll be very happy indeed. You've basically saved your life today Pete, and better still, the vape is so damn good!

Group support for Pete!


By the way, blow your vapour into a glass for instant spooky mist. It's more dense than air, your kids will think you are a mad scientist!!
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby solo » Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:46 am

I decided to go for 4 cylinders, each for a different flavor so I can just switch as needed and no cleaning to change flavors. I am drinking a few beers tonight and believe if I can drink and not need a fag then I will be just dandy, so far it's going great.

the guy at the vape store said in a few weeks I'm gonna hack up tar as it starts loosening from my lungs, did that happen to you also?

He also said that after 4 days I need to smoke a cigarette as it will make me sick and will clear up any residual desires to ever try again, your thoughts?

I'm sitting in my lounge watching TV and vaping...this is brilliant, I get to enjoy myself indoors now without missing baseball.
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby pbacot » Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:26 am

What a trip. Good luck, Pete!
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby olishea » Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:33 am

solo wrote:the guy at the vape store said in a few weeks I'm gonna hack up tar as it starts loosening from my lungs, did that happen to you also?


Not massively but my lungs feel so much more open. First couple of weeks you still get that horrible brown mucus, but now I can clear chest without any particulates....for the first time in maybe 7 years. I found that smoking stops you from being able to clear your lungs completely. You try clearing your chest for hours to no avail. It just becomes permanent but I don't have that any more. Other than that, skin and smell/taste are much better. Just feel better all round, i feel better in my mind too, hard to explain.

solo wrote:He also said that after 4 days I need to smoke a cigarette as it will make me sick and will clear up any residual desires to ever try again, your thoughts?


Never heard that myself but I'm no expert. Do what you think is right. If you are enjoying vaping then I see no point in another cigarette.

I had come to a point where cigarettes made me feel sick anyway, so I never really had a ceremonial "last cigarette" I just bought the new E Cig and incidentally I haven't bought any cigarettes since. I made no effort. People say well done, but I almost feel like I'm cheating! :lol:

I like how my vape now makes the crackle noise instead of my lungs. It reminds me to never go back. :)

I looked at reviews of your device and all looks great, people are saying 4.5 is the sweet spot so you got that right. :thumb:

solo wrote:I'm sitting in my lounge watching TV and vaping...this is brilliant, I get to enjoy myself indoors now without missing baseball.


Sounds great! It's a revolution :D
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby olishea » Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:58 pm

Grape Soda flavour E-Liquid!!!! I love that drink!

http://www.vapinkiss.com/Gingers-e-Juic ... _1300.html
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby jpalm32 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:19 pm

solo wrote:I did it, went to my local Vape store "great Vapes" and got myself a decent setup.

I bought a Provari variable voltage (full size), 4 cylinders, and 4x 30ml assorted liquids (24mg)






I got a coffee on way home and smoked my ass off in Starbucks and nada they could do, smells like tutti fruiti.


:o :o Geeze Pete, that come with fuel injection???
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby solo » Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:36 pm

Geeze Pete, that come with fuel injection???


In fact it does, but called juice injection. :P

It's very heavy, solid construction, I can set voltage, resistance, check the ohms, you name it. I have two different option of atomizing or cartomizing (got two of each) Have spare wicks, bits and things I cannot remember what they are called, I got three 1800 mah batteries and an arsenal of juice, so far 1 day 1 hour no tobacco.

Looks like I picked up a new hobby as well as a more efficient way to support my addiction.
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby olishea » Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:58 pm

solo wrote:
so far 1 day 1 hour no tobacco.

Looks like I picked up a new hobby as well as a more efficient way to support my addiction.


Amazing work! :) :thumb:

To how many cigarettes can you add a dual-coil, low-resistance, nichrome atomizing element? :lol: Sounds like a space ship! These are waaaaaaaay more interesting than cigarettes.
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby Mike Lucey » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:15 am

Watched the video. It seems to give a good vape okay. I have been using an ecig on and off and find it so so!

I am looking at the Ploom Pax http://www.ploom.com/pax as it just heats tobacco to three levels and produces a vape.

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I like the idea of using natural tobacco :thumb:
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby solo » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:19 am

LOL Mike, I watched all the "reefer" sites suggesting those for their weed habits.
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby Rich O Brien » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:21 am

what's vaping?

can someone explain this thing?

looks like a bong
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby olishea » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:40 am

Rich O Brien wrote:what's vaping?

can someone explain this thing?

looks like a bong


Do you remember a few weeks back I told u about that amazing E Cig I used to quit smoking? This is what I was trying to tell you about.

Basically, instead of smoking we use these devices. You only absorb nicotine from the vapour produced. No tar, no carbon monoxide, no carcinogenic toxins. The vapour is a harmless vehicle to transport nicotine only.

You add your own flavoured E-Liquids into the device which contain nicotine. When heated up, the liquid immediately vaporises. IT DOES NOT BURN. The vapour looks and feels like smoke, but is harmless.

You get the hit in your throat, big nicotine hit and awesome plumes of vapour. The vapour doesn't linger, it dissipates into the air. No need to open a window. You can slowly reduce your nicotine strength in the E liquid, I started on 24mg and now on 12 or 18mg.

Note these are not like the plastic cigarette-looking devices, which are worthless as others have said. They work on same principle but the vaping experience is soooo much closer to smoking with the new generation, in fact it's better. Proper niccy rush in the morning! :lol:

I have recommended these to 5 family/friends and they have all quit, even my mother who has smoked for 25 years. It's not even hard to quit, I won't lie! I never thought about "quitting" I just vaped once and was immediately sold!

A taxi driver tried my E-Cig and instantly demanded I took him to the shop on the way home! Free taxi ride and another quitter, we both just vaped casually all the way home :lol:

Best of all Rich, its dirt cheap compared to smoking.

£5-£10 a week now instead of £56. ($7-$15 a week now instead of $85)
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby solo » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:46 am

Everything Oli said is true Rich, I'm a believer, I love vaping, way better than smoking, very easy to quit if you vape. I am on 24mg nicotine and because I bought a top end rig I can set it to the exact smoking sensation I need and it gives me an even better smoking sensation that actual smoking. If only I tried this sooner. I will never smoke tobacco products again, in fact I had a great time smashing ashtrays last night.
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby Rich O Brien » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:55 am

Is it really the same though?

I love the pull of a fag. Is it a throat cutter?

Do you have to smoke the whole thing once its filled or can you pick it up and down when needed?

Mike had one of those or something similar and I found it a right pain for my throat.
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby solo » Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:02 am

Yesterday at the Vape store I met many folk, they were very busy and it was during working hours on a Wednesday. My wife was surprised at how many women vaped so she spoke with a few and most of them were not smokers but vaped zero nicotine flavors in order to lose weight, apparently this is a thing here in the states, I met a few old geezers and one was telling me how it helps with his Alzheimer's and another was telling me about a friend that vapes to control his mild Tourette's. Most however were just like me that wanted to quit the "stinkies" or as they call it "analogues". Everyone there had a date that they shared with a smile, they day the started vaping aka the day the quit smoking, mine is 3rd April 2013 :sketchstatic:

I did get a big technical looking thing, more like a light saber than a cigarette but there are less conspicuous ones available that will feel more like a fag, I like gadgets so I got something to geek out with, might as well make this habit a fun one.

I seriously recommend you to give it a chance, I promise the day you try is the last day you smoke, I have tried those silly e-cigs and they did not work, in fact they give vaping a bad name and should not even be considered in the same category.
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby solo » Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:04 am

Rich O Brien wrote:Is it really the same though?

I love the pull of a fag. Is it a throat cutter?

Do you have to smoke the whole thing once its filled or can you pick it up and down when needed?

Mike had one of those or something similar and I found it a right pain for my throat.



Not a throat killer, you choose the strength you want, I like smooth through the day and a bigger kick for morning.

I can set my voltages to get a true pull like a real cig with the exact throat feel as a camel light and same or more "smoke", in fact I blow better rings now. :D

You can put down and use as needed, it only activates when you use it so you can keep the liquid in as long as needed. not like a fag that just burns away as mine did all the time.
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby utiler » Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:11 am

Box wrote:I probably would have got one of them, gadget freak, chain smoker, nearly 40 years of smoking etc..... but Feb last year I just stopped.
Still have a very stale half pack of Malboro Lights, lighter and ashtray within reach.



Good on you, box! that's quite an effort!!! And to you olishea, I'll back you to quit, mate. I don't smoke, never have [actually I tell a lie, mum tells me she caught me rolling my own in the hay shed of all places when I was 8...] and never will and I see family members struggling with quitting. I'm sure its a hard road but one worth travelling.

Keep kickin it. :thumb:
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