Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby Gareth » Fri Jul 24, 2015 6:44 am

Oli, maybe one day you will have a topic titled :

"Any Vapers Here ? Wanna Quit?"
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby olishea » Fri Jul 24, 2015 2:51 pm

haha true!

I don't think I'll ever truly quit vaping though. Man has smoked for millennia; some people like it and some people don't. Even if I used no nicotine I would still vape just to relax.

I never really wanted to quit smoking....I just had to because I felt like I was killing myself. I think vaping provides a good middle-ground between smoking and quitting completely; I owe my life to e-cigs!

Even if I just vape after a meal or with a stiff drink....it makes me happy and I really enjoy the taste. #ohmlife
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby Gareth » Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:34 am

Yep, well said mate.

I went to a party on Saturday night, it was held in a hotel function room, and ended up having to join the smokers outside while it was p!ssing down with rain....the venue didn't permit vaping indoors...!!

bugga eh ??
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby olishea » Tue Jul 28, 2015 3:38 pm

"Stealth Vaping" is your friend. I stealth vaped on a plane recently!! Joined the mile high vaping club! lol
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby solo » Tue Jul 28, 2015 3:45 pm

Stealth vape, Coke mod.

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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby juju » Wed Jul 29, 2015 8:06 am

solo wrote:Stealth vape, Coke mod.

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that looks like a rendering, show us the x-ray view... 8-)
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby baz » Wed Jul 29, 2015 8:36 am

olishea wrote:"Stealth Vaping" is your friend. I stealth vaped on a plane recently!! Joined the mile high vaping club! lol


Me too!
Watch out tho, I managed to set off a smoke alarm at home at 3oc in the morning... missus was not happy.
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby michaliszissiou » Wed Sep 02, 2015 12:57 am

Count me too.
Using an iStick (40W from Eleaf) and an Aspire Nautilus head. Additionally a GS air-M head, which gives a more pleasant vaping on certain flavors-juices. (IMO of course)
Good bye ash trays….
BTW (under blender) it was my last ash tray concept for heavy smokers (and chocolates lovers as well he he )
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby Gareth » Wed Sep 02, 2015 9:09 am

olishea wrote:"Stealth Vaping" is your friend. I stealth vaped on a plane recently!! Joined the mile high vaping club! lol



How do you stealth vape when everyone sees a thumping great big Provari emerge for your pocket ?!! :lol:

Was at another pub last week and was vaping away and a friendly staff member asked "Excuse me sir are you vaping Nicotine."

I replied "No. Is that OK because I woudn't want to offend anybody?" (I usually ask if it's ok to vape and most venues permit it, but I sometimes forget to ask)

She said "That's fine as long as you don't vape nicotine"

To which I replied "Thank you for asking. Do you serve Eggplant, Sweet Potato, Potato, Green Peppers, Cauliflower, Tomatoes or Mushrooms with meals in the Dining Room ?"

"Yes we do, I have a feeling you are going to make a fool out of me !"

I said "My intention isn't to make a fool out of you, but as you have probably guessed, they all contain small amounts of nicotine"

I lied....my vape did contain nicotine, it was 6mg. But what the heck...I say it's trivial....and I'll wear the barrage of criticism if I am wrong...!!

Anyhow, you would need to eat huge amounts of those vegetables to give yourself nicotine poisoning.....but she didn't ask me that question..! :x

PS....I may be wrong about the Mushrooms !! :lol:
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby baz » Wed Sep 02, 2015 11:35 am

Gareth wrote:Eggplant, Sweet Potato, Potato, Green Peppers, Cauliflower, Tomatoes or Mushrooms."


So where can I get those flavours? :)

No seriously, maybe time to start sharing your favorite E-liquids...?

My current fave is '925' from GoodLifeVapor. But I am wasting a lot of hard earned cash trying other flavors which don't do it for me.

Also, there seems to be a lot of conflicting info out there on what constitutes a 'good' liquid, in terms of quality of ingredients, quality control etc.

Whaddya reckon?

(5 months smoke free this saturday).
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby olishea » Wed Sep 02, 2015 5:57 pm

Good to see you on board Michalis!

Shops tend to make liquids seem more complex than they actually are. They are cheap and easy to make.

Basically you just need "vape safe" ingredients. There are only a few ingredients and you just have to make sure everything is pharmaceutical grade.

It only ever costs me £1 per 10ml to make my own liquid....so I'm usually very wary when people start selling £5 "deluxe" e-liquid. There is nothing deluxe about PG, VG, nicotine and flavouring. They package it in a fancy glass bottle and charge you double.

Just find a nice mixture that suits you Baz. Ignore what people say about PG/VG ratio; it all depends what you prefer and what works best in your device.

For example......In my Kayfun I use a 60/40 PG/VG mixture with 6mg Nicotine. In my subtank I do a 10/90 PG/VG ratio with 3mg Nicotine. What I'm saying is different devices work better with different liquids.

I highly recommend making your own liquid; so much cheaper and easier to find the perfect flavour. It's as easy as making a cup of tea.

All you need is;

PG, VG, PG based Nicotine, Flavourings, De-ionised water. You can mix flavours together for cockatils; I'm on a Blackcurrant, Grape and Banana mixture at the moment. Only buy "Vape-Safe" flavourings.
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby Gareth » Thu Sep 03, 2015 2:41 am

Hey Baz, well done getting to 5 months. Every day and moth is a personal milestone. And, before you know it a year will clock up....and that is a great feeling...!!

I agree, Good Life make some excellent flavours, and '925' is one of my all time favourites. I also love their 'El Kamino', 'Southern Shine' (requires a week of steeping though, but worth waiting for IMO) and 'Deadly Sin' is awesome. I wish someone in Australia could duplicate those flavours !

The Plume Room make a brilliant 'Banana Pudding' and I thought their 'Candied Cavendish' was pretty good too.

I haven't purchased from Good Life or the Plume Room for a few months now because a Vape Shop (the Vape Boutique) has opened and it's only 10 minutes away from my office which means I can get some excellent liquids and coils whenever I want rather than wait for a week or 10 ten days for stuff to arrive from overseas....and of course I also avoid the cost of freight.

They stock a huge range of eliquids made here in Adelaide and some of them are as good as the famous Plume Room and Good Life. They also stock a massive range of flavours for mixing your own eliquids.

I haven't tried mixing my own yet, but judging by Oli's success it should encourage me to give it a try. If it is as easy as he says, we should all be doing it !!
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby baz » Thu Sep 03, 2015 3:33 am

Cheers Oli, thanks Gareth, presumably the Adelaide stuff is nic free?
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby Gareth » Thu Sep 03, 2015 4:56 am

baz wrote:Cheers Oli, thanks Gareth, presumably the Adelaide stuff is nic free?



Yeh mate, the Adelaide stuff is nic free. I buy them as doublers and add my own nic. I bought 1.25 litres 24mg nicotine with 50/50 PG/VG about 18 months ago.

The 24mg is too strong for me now so I dilute it with VG and it ends up around 6-8mg.

Occasionally I mix with no nic....must admit, sometimes it takes me several hours to notice the difference and it makes me wonder how easy it would be to vape totally nic free. But I have the nic juice so I may as well use it until it runs out !!
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby Gareth » Thu Sep 03, 2015 4:59 am

Hey Baz.....took a peep at your profile and just realised you are in Melbourne.

Will have to catch up next time I'm over there !
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby baz » Thu Sep 03, 2015 6:19 am

Gareth wrote:Will have to catch up next time I'm over there !

Sure! About an hour south of Melbourne, in Mornington. Come for a sail.
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby Gareth » Thu Sep 03, 2015 10:21 am

I have an Architect mate in South Yarra....he has done a bit of work on the Mornington Peninsula.....I hear it's a lovely spot
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby olishea » Thu Sep 03, 2015 11:30 am

I don't do DIY just for price....I just can't find premixed flavours I like any more. I would rather buy flavourings and make my own cocktails as the result is always better.

I occasionally buy premixed liquid from a shop....but they mix their own stuff. I have noticed that shops who sell their own concoctions often have better e-liquid. I don't know what it is about DIY but it seems to be higher quality than mass-produced e-liquid. Maybe because it's fresh I don't know?

I have also noticed some premixed e-liquids discolour when vaped, leave residue, go sickly tasting, harsh on the throat etc....always seems to be chinese imported ones. Lots of premixed liquid in the UK is very high PG and I can't stand that; gives me a tight throat.
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby michaliszissiou » Thu Sep 10, 2015 7:23 pm

My problem with vaping:
I would like to be able to "smoke", not to "drink"
My setup: iStick TC40W, aspire Nautilus (large 6ml / ~1.8 Ω)
Now testing "Halo" liquid, "Longhorn" flavor.
Not bad at all, however, sometimes I find myself rather drinking than smoking. :lol:
(yeah, using the largest hole for the air) (tested 8.5-10.5 W)

edit:
Just trashed this expensive aspire nautilus. I really enjoyed the sound.
back in cigarettes, the real ones, the dangerous ones.
Sorry, I better be a smoker than a drinker.
Can't give up, too much for me. Though I spent ~400 euros in two weeks, for nothing.

I asked a few friends about it.
Funny, they all share the same opinion.
So, I'm asking, what's up doc ?
How do you manage this drinking thing?
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby Gareth » Fri Sep 11, 2015 1:51 am

Sorry to hear that your experience hasn't been enjoyable.

Yep, we have all probably had an incident or two with flooding. I use an Aspire Nautilus and it works a treat.

It took me a while to settle into vaping (finding nice liquids, and something reliable to fit onto my Provari). But eventually it replaced smoking completely, and I don't regret it for a moment.

Geeeeeeez.....I'm sounding like a preacher...!!
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby michaliszissiou » Fri Sep 11, 2015 2:10 am

Yep, we have all probably had an incident or two with flooding…

No, no, five people here, this is not an incident. Flooding always, always.
Probably a bad equipment, this nautilus. I wonder though, how you manage such an unfortunate thing.
Still wondering.
IMO,this small resister thing. Problematic at least. The cotton? Who knows.

I wish you were sounding like a preacher…
Sorry. It doesn't work for me, no, for us…
I wish it would.
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby olishea » Fri Sep 11, 2015 8:33 am

Just find a device that doesn't leak Michalis. Holding the vape horizontally while vaping can also cause flooding.

I don't know how you've had all these problems mate!
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby baz » Fri Sep 11, 2015 9:04 am

Also using aspire nautilus x 2. No flooding except for when I got liquid in the center tube accidentally, a good clean fixed it. Did have a Kanger which always gurgled, I tossed it.
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby michaliszissiou » Fri Sep 11, 2015 6:09 pm

I didn't find a device not leaking yet.
Just lost ~400 euros, buying and listening to idiots.
Smoking habits are very personal. Nothing good for me yet.
The closest to my taste, maybe, the GS-Air M by eleaf, cooking these resistors (~1.2-1.5 Ω) at 4.35V.
Not a cool vaping, however no flooding this way.
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No leaking so far, over flooding is my problem.
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby olishea » Fri Sep 11, 2015 7:58 pm

Who gave you the advice? We probably could have recommended some tried and tested devices.

The lower the resistance, the more intense and fiery the vapour will be at that voltage.

Try coils in the 1.5 to 1.8 ohm range. This is more like a cigarette experience, you take it into your mouth and draw back again. Some of the low resistance and sub ohm devices require direct lung inhale and it really isn't for everyone. I prefer my Kayfun with 1.6-1.8ohm coil at between 6-8watts. Pure flavour and smooth.
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby michaliszissiou » Fri Sep 11, 2015 10:53 pm

1.6-1.8ohm coil at between 6-8watts.

See how personal it is?
I'm aware of these settings, didn't work for me. It is drinking not smoking.
Such settings made me almost quit e-cig.
A continuous wet frrr frrrr, mouth full of liquid. Not for me. A friend of mine, using similar settings, has no issues.
The way I'm using coil at 1.6, 1.8 Ω : above 12, probably 15 watts.
On a coil ~0.5 Ω, above 20 watts.
Keep in mind, I hate lung inhale.
Probably I'm after something closer to pipe smoking? Halo "longhorn" flavor is also closer to pipe tobacco. Somehow… I'm back on the game. :)
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby stefanq » Sat Sep 12, 2015 10:16 pm

Don't give up so quick Michalis! You defeated the beast (blender), what the funck!
After all, it's your choice but, trust me, you will give up so much more. I'm talking about benefits, and it's all related to health. C'mon, you have GG there, you have E-Cig liquids there. Try Ace N1 flavour from E-Cig. It's the best tobacco flavour I've had...ever!
Cheers,
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby olishea » Sat Sep 12, 2015 10:59 pm

I'm not a fan of lung inhale either. Yeah good point Stefan! You tamed blender you can tame a bloody e-cig mate!!

yes it is quite personal....but you need to at least find something that's not flooding. Happy days when you find something you like.
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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby solo » Sun Sep 13, 2015 4:19 pm

Have some smoke rings.


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Re: Any smokers here? Wanna quit?

Postby michaliszissiou » Mon Sep 14, 2015 3:04 pm

Thanks so much for the replays, really appreciate it.
You defeated the beast (blender), what the funck!

Actually the beast defeated me. :lol:
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