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Postby olishea » Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:24 pm

Kim, welcome to the supreme club of international vapers! :enlight:

Let us know which device you get and what you think. :thumb:

solo wrote:I can do the liquids, I have over a decade experience in food color and flavors, heck if I could just figure out where to get the nicotine base I would sell my own stuff.


The nicotine base can be bought separately Pete, dunno about US regulations though. You can make your own flavours using the E-Liquid Calculator.

http://www.uk-eliquid.co.uk/diy/

http://www.totallywicked-eliquid.co.uk/ ... ducts.html
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Postby Frederik » Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:40 pm

olishea wrote:Kim, welcome to the supreme club of international vapers! :enlight:

Let us know which device you get and what you think. :thumb:

Cheers, Oli... :)
This is what I bought online...
Should get it Monday...
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby solo » Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:47 pm

Cool, I saw those in my Vape store, very popular starting setup they said. You gonna love it, did you know that vaping has an over 80% success rate (so they said) everyone that I have met so far (vapers) all quit from day one. I still have zero desire for a smoke, this shit works.
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby stefanq » Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:48 pm

OK, so it's more then 24 hours since I smoked my last stinkie. I can't believe it's so easy, way to easy.
I started yesterday at 8 pm (vaping) until 11 pm. I was taking like two puffs at 5 maybe 10 minutes intervals. Don't ask me why, it just felt ok for me this way. This morning around 8 o'clock, I was drinking my coffee, vaping and keep smiling like an idiot. It felt right, me and my wife drinking coffee in the same room. It was a great morning.
So, like Oli said "it like cheating". Now about my e-cig, it's called eGo-tech (iGo3) and the kit have: 2x Clearomizor iGo 3, 2x battery's eGo-Tech iGo3 at 650 mAh, 1x Adaptor 220 V, 1x circular charger (docking charger),1x USB cable. The battery autonomy it's like 900 puffs, But I can't tell, because I used both of my cigs, one with coca cola flavour, and the other without flavour. I'm on 24mg/g nicotine by the way. I only have two liquids because I didn't knew how it's going to taste like, but I definitely like the one with the flavour.
What can I say more, I'm in the technical stuff now, because I know I'll have to buy some "bits" sooner or later. As a conclusion, after one day only, everybody in my family is happy, because I was the only one who smoked. I didn't craved for a real one since I started yesterday, and I think this is the most important thing. I was smoking like a pack per day, and I tried to quit several times, and one thing I remember, and that's the feeling from first days without smoking, almost like a pain. Is not 100% sure others will succeed, but Oli is fine , Pete is fine, iichiversii is fine, I'm fine .....what can I say, if one of you want to quit smoking, then try this option. There is a big chance to join us.
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby solo » Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:50 pm

Oh Frederick, what strength nicotine did you get? I suggest 24mg to start, it's perfect for quitting and then as time goes you can decrease it as needed.
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby Rich O Brien » Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:56 pm

This is a great thread I hope you all remain smoke free....

I'll reserve judgement on whether to vape or not.

My only experience with an electronic ciggie left a bad opinion. But I'm not even sure if it was one of these vape things?
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby stefanq » Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:59 pm

Well done Kim! Yours have clearomizers with long wick. Oli said it's better, but I don't find them available in my country.
What I forgot to say in my previous post, is the fact that you feel that "kick" like the real smoke.
Oli, what method do you have when you clean your clearomizers, and how often you do it?
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby solo » Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:00 pm

Rich O Brien wrote:This is a great thread I hope you all remain smoke free....

I'll reserve judgement on whether to vape or not.

My only experience with an electronic ciggie left a bad opinion. But I'm not even sure if it was one of these vape things?



Not the same thing Rich, I remember trying an e-fag from Mike's suggestion a couple years ago and it was horrible, this is something completely different.
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby olishea » Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:49 pm

Good choice Kim. As Pete says, it's great for beginners and won't break the bank. I'm happy with mine still, Pete significantly raised the bar though!

Rich O Brien wrote:This is a great thread I hope you all remain smoke free....

I'll reserve judgement on whether to vape or not.

My only experience with an electronic ciggie left a bad opinion. But I'm not even sure if it was one of these vape things?


Well when you're in town next, just bob into the shop and sample it. The old style E-Cigs produce nowhere near as much smooth vapour as these. Plus with the choice in flavours and nicotine strength, they are significantly better (and cheaper) products. I first tried a Nicolite toy-looking cigarette last year, tasted like crap and as expensive as smoking but I knew it would be the future. Now these devices have taken the experience to another level. To make a product that actually beats the smoking sensation is pure genius.

stefanq wrote:Oli, what method do you have when you clean your clearomizers, and how often you do it?
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I don't clean, the middle clearomizer part lasts between 1-2 weeks so you just replace. When the taste starts to fade, or tastes a bit smokey, time to replace the clearomizer. You can clean the mouthpiece with water if you want. By topping up your E-LIquid things keep moving anyway.

I have found the new reinforced clearomizers/atomizers last much longer. And yes the longer wick helps draw up more E-Liquid. The old ones cracked and eventually leaked slightly. You will find an online shop that supplies them....don't worry about replacing, they are cheap! The battery part and everything else does not need replacing.

Tips: Don't let your liquid run low. Top up when there's about a quarter remaining to keep a nice flavour.

If you ever get a small amount of E-Liquid in your mouth, just rinse out with water.

Also when topping up your E-Liquid don't get any in the small vapour hole as it causes a blockage.

To remove a blockage, roll up some tissue and insert into the vapour hole. Now instead of inhaling, blow into the device and any liquid will come out the air holes ;)
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby olishea » Sun Apr 07, 2013 1:10 am

maybe next month pete?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxGfAmIcs70

Even more cost effective and they throw off lots of vapour. Not tried a "genesis" style rebuildable one yet, but will write a review here when I get hold of one.



And this is the one I'm trying to get hold of, the AC9.

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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby solo » Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:12 am

maybe next month pete?


Ahead of you, I plan to fire up my lathe (yes I have one, but need a friend to help me) I'm gonna make my own soon, from scratch.

I want a Star wars light saber Vape
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby Box » Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:14 am

Enough of the photos, vids and chat, where are the anatomically correct models and renders.
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby olishea » Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:40 am

lol I bet Pete renders his first. The vapes are perfect for rendering; cool materials,concave/convex surfaces, bit of SSS in the mouthpiece!

I have FINALLY found a supplier of an awesome rebuildable atomizer. It's called the RSST, from China. (Rebuildable Stainless Steel Tank).

Only problem is they will only ship me 30 as per minimum order. So looks like I'll be selling the 29 spare! :lol:

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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby Frederik » Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:25 am

solo wrote:Cool, I saw those in my Vape store, very popular starting setup they said.

I sure hope so... I browsed 4 different shops and after some research I decided to go with the eGo package...
solo wrote:You gonna love it, did you know that vaping has an over 80% success rate (so they said) everyone that I have met so far (vapers) all quit from day one. I still have zero desire for a smoke, this shit works.

Sure sounds very promising and I hope I'll be among the 80%...
The most important part - I believe - is that I have the right "setting/attitude" to want to stop... :)
solo wrote:Oh Frederick, what strength nicotine did you get? I suggest 24mg to start, it's perfect for quitting and then as time goes you can decrease it as needed.

The strongest I could get was 18mg...
Don't know if this is something related to country regulations...!?
I use to smoke app. 15 Marlboro Gold a day...
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby olishea » Sun Apr 07, 2013 1:42 pm

18mg is fine. good hit on the throat. I quit on 18 mg no problems. Now I have 12 mg in my other vape to cut down even more. I'd say if you smoke 20 or over, go for 24mg. If you smoke lights and less than 20 a day then 18mg is perfect IMO.

I had the worst possible "setting" to quit but still managed. Felt like life was really kicking me down past few weeks, one disaster after another......but never bought a packet of cigarettes.

I spoke to my father's cancer consultant and he puts nicotine in the same category as caffeine in terms of its negative effects. So don't listen to the anti-nicotine brigade, I heard this from someone in the most senior medical position you can hold in the UK.
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby olishea » Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:55 pm

So after some research, it appears the rebuildable atomizers such as the AC9 and RSST can be a nightmare to setup properly. Also,the stainless steel wick has been known to cause headaches, which I am prone to so best to avoid.

I am now looking at the Svoemesto Kayfun as recommended on the cloud9vaping forum. It's completely rebuildable but uses a silica wick, so no headache! The flavour/vape production are apparently great but I can't confirm yet.

Here it is in a couple of setups, same Kayfun atomiser, just different batteries/covers.

So Pete looks like I'll be getting the Provari too as it fits very nicely, you can also get a small ring so it sits completely flush. Provari is getting a good review everywhere from what I've seen.

I borrowed this photo from cloud9vaping that I found yesterday, very active and helpful forum.

So my next rig will look like the bottom one in the photo. :) Although I will get all stainless finish and stainless mouthpiece too.



User manual for Kayfun:

http://www.c9v-forum.com/svoemesto-prod ... l-(english)/
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby solo » Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:25 pm

Great stuff, I love my Provari, here is an image of what I bought, I like the stainless tanks, lots of supplies and parts.

Red tank for Raspberry mint, clear tank for Camel lights, Black tank for tropical coconut and Cyan tank for premier menthol.
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby Gaieus » Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:01 pm

Do you really wish to see my pot kit too? I can take a picture if you want...
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby olishea » Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:43 pm

Wow quite a range of flavours you got there. It's good how your tanks come with spare atomizers. What's ya favourite flavour so far? or should i say favorite flavor :D

That's the reason I'm looking to buy a rebuildable, you only need to buy wick and wire instead of full cartomizers/atomizers. Very difficult to get hold of though, they are made by individuals instead of big companies so when stock arrives they sell out within minutes. I even had to subscribe to a newsletter so when stock arrives I can get one immediately! :lol:
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby solo » Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:11 pm

Yeah, I have a good variety, so far my go to flavor is Camel lights aka Turkish blend, as it's the one that completely takes my cigarette cravings away. Every tank comes with 4 atomizers so I'm good for a long while, and my Vape store is 3 miles away and they have everything one can imagine so I'm good, oh, they also make custom vapes to order.
They had a Hookah vape as well as a few different skull shapes, a snake and a grenade one, nicely made but some of those custom ones cost $$$$$
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby olishea » Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:33 pm

Sounds awesome! The vaping community is just so helpful, they have vaping meets too. There is one in Dallas, so keep an eye out. Although sounds like that shop has everything you can imagine and staff to go with it! The shop I go to is tiny and only sell one device. So have you still remained smoke free? Glad you are enjoying your experience.
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby solo » Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:40 pm

Still smoke free, 4 days and counting,last night we BBQ'ed with some smokers, I had no desires to stink like they do now that I can smell it.
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby olishea » Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:58 pm

Congratulations mate. They say after 4 days it's just psychological to go back to analogues. I don't envy smokers at all. I feel sorry for them stood outside bars/clubs/cafes, I'm thinking "dude, just have a vape!"

Strange how smell and taste return so quickly and yeah smoke STINKS!! really bad! After senses return to normal your body begins ejecting the old toxins almost immediately, lung and throat tissue begin to regenerate. Research suggests your lungs recover in half the time you have smoked. So, as I have smoked for 10 years, in 5 years I can assume my lungs will have fully recovered. Until that point you just get better and better...smoking is almost like self-inflicting an illness. Now you need to recover.

Got a new lease of life now, I'm noticing I don't get out of breath running/walking up the stairs. So embarrassing answering a phone panting because your VO2/haemoglobin levels are so badly affected! No more of that shit! 8-)
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby Box » Sun Apr 07, 2013 11:04 pm

You guys have convinced me!
I'm starting up again so I can swap to the vape.
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby solo » Sun Apr 07, 2013 11:36 pm

Box wrote:You guys have convinced me!
I'm starting up again so I can swap to the vape.


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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby olishea » Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:09 pm

:lol: :lol You crazy Box!

To anyone looking for a high-end setup the Kayfun has an excellent name, in fact, I have seen no negative reviews.

For people in UK, cloud9vaping shop in London supply the Kayfun, but they get sold out IMMEDIATELY online. So, sign up to the SvoëMesto Kayfun Notification List to get news of stock delivery then pounce!! Sign up to the notification here:

http://www.cloud9vaping.co.uk/epages/yx ... ve46fvrnud

So I will be getting a Provari V2.5 (like Pete's) and the Kayfun Atomizer. There is also a ring to make the provari fit flush to the Kayfun. I may get the Provari Mini if the battery lasts me all day,not sure yet.

Then all you ever have to buy is Nichrome wire and Silica wick....no more atomizers/cartomizers....you just coil on a new wire and wick (dirt cheap).

Shop links. I have absolutely no affiliation with any companies mentioned by the way, these are just the only guys who sell them in UK. You can buy the Provari anywhere with relative ease.

Kayfun:

http://www.cloud9vaping.co.uk/epages/yx ... -3.1-KIT-S

Provari ring:

http://www.cloud9vaping.co.uk/epages/yx ... /SM-PVCONE

Wire:

http://www.cloud9vaping.co.uk/epages/yx ... SubProduct

Wick:

http://www.cloud9vaping.co.uk/epages/yx ... SubProduct
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby stefanq » Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:14 pm

I'm on day 3 without smoking, and I'm feeling great! How are you guys doing ? :bounce: Kim?
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby olishea » Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:16 pm

Well done Stefan, you should be very proud of yourself.

Best mod EVER!!!! :lol:

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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby Box » Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:18 pm

Don't even joke about it, someone from apple will see that and next thing you know everyone will be sucking on an iVape.
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby solo » Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:22 pm

iVape :shock:

You onto something.


5 days smoke free, this is working.

Oli, when can you tell it's time to change an atomizer (besides categorical failure)
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