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 Casper66
Joined: 3/2/2007
Msg: 30
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I hadn't heard about these e-cigarettes before the post, thats why I asked about the vapour released, it would be a good way to quit smoking but if it is only a substitute then it might be a good idea to say it in the profile so the person knows what you are actually smoking, not sure how much they look like the real thing to avoid confusing your date.
 GrandmaBooBoo
Joined: 12/30/2006
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Posted: 6/20/2011 6:56:40 AM

CAN YOU USE THESE THINGS AS A MEANS TO ACTUALLY QUIT SMOKING? Or are they just another form of smoking?
YES, TDH49, you can. I've acutally heard that some hospitals supply them to patients who smoke, who are not allowed or able to leave their rooms/beds.

PS. ROFL @ the "electronic Twinkies"!
 Molly Maude
Joined: 9/11/2008
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Posted: 6/20/2011 6:46:09 PM
congratulations to both viper and unix for getting UN-hooked! how ever you did it ... whatever worked!

never actually ate a Twinkie ... but if someone invented low calorie BISCUITS ... ehhh ... who am I kidding?? ... they'd probably be like the "fat free" Oreos and potato chips that caused anal leakage!

 Island home
Joined: 7/5/2009
Msg: 34
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Posted: 6/20/2011 11:11:58 PM
I have recently been successful in switching from analog to electronic cigarettes. I have been wondering which smoking preference to indicate on my POF profile. Also wonder if it makes any difference to the non-smoking or smoking community if a person has made the switch.

Just change your profile to non smoker and tick the drug taking option

never actually ate a Twinkie ... but if someone invented low calorie BISCUITS ... ehhh ... who am I kidding?? ... they'd probably be like the "fat free" Oreos and potato chips that caused anal leakage!


Maybe POF needs another option to check if prospects have nicotine stains in their undies
 MsMicki
Joined: 10/2/2006
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Posted: 2/26/2012 6:27:52 PM
I've been on my e-cig since New Years....
and I am lowering the nicotine every couple weeks....
won't be long and I'll be at zero........WOOT!

I agree the "cheaper" version from the gas station was way too strong for me.....and you cannot lower the nicotine other than full flavor, light and ultralight.
Spend the money and buy the American made that you can lower the nicotine levels with.
Around here, there are "Green Smoke" stores that sell them.

btw........my b/f is a non-smoker and he says there isn't any kind of cigerette related taste or smell to me anymore.
 Molly Maude
Joined: 9/11/2008
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Posted: 5/28/2012 2:17:12 PM
how do you know which brand to start with? online, I found three companies claiming to have "American made" e-liquids ... ranging in price for starter kits from $20 (plus shipping) to $55 (plus shipping) ... one company put quote marks around "American" made so I'm guessing it wasn't REALLY American made ...

I didn't notice any advertisement that made a comment about raising and lowering the nicotine levels ... do tobacco stores carry the e-cigarettes ??? maybe if I saw them in person, I could ask the sales clerk ...

I have a friend who has smoked as much as 3 packs of cigarettes daily since he was 13 ... he's on oxygen now ... uses steroid inhalers ... but still smokes regular cigarettes, altho he HAS gone to filters! his birthday is coming up in June ... wonder how thrilled he'd be to have a starter kit as a present!

edit: do you need to have a prescription for the nicotine ???
 brijk2
Joined: 5/3/2012
Msg: 46
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Posted: 5/29/2012 12:51:55 AM
its not so much what your smoking

more so the fact that you need to smoke
 Aries_328
Joined: 10/16/2011
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Posted: 5/29/2012 7:35:06 PM

CAN YOU USE THESE THINGS AS A MEANS TO ACTUALLY QUIT SMOKING? Or are they just another form of smoking?


Yes you can. I have.

When smoking for real I had wanted to stop for a long time and worked down to half a pack. I could go an entire weekend without smoking if forced to. I found the e-cigs and tried them and they sucked. This was a while ago. The kit was over $100.00 and the one that I got was from a company that I had figured out just has real bad quality control. It was totally frustrating.

Instead of taking 5 to 10 minutes to go outside or find some way to have a smoke I would sneak in a little hit. I then found that I felt like a futuristic crack addict sucking on an electronic drug.

So, what I did was... I got the strongest oil. I looked up and found out that it was an entire little community of people 'vaping' and read the tips on how to make them work better. For mine I found that plugging one of the air holes made it work properly. Then from there its just a constant effort to keep the damn thing charged.

Because I was able to get it strong enough to be meaningful and have that feeling in the back of my throat, called a 'throat hit', I was able to move over to only e-cigs. Instead of taking that 5-10 min break it was just a quick few and especially my most difficult time was on a 45 minute commute it started to pretty quickly resolve the stress.

There is no smell. No after taste. No nastiness. After you do it for a while and go ahead and try a real one it tastes exactly like it did the first time you ever tried to smoke. It tastes like crap. You taste the ash. Then you notice you get nothing extra out of a real one so you’re good with the electronic one.

Eventually... maintaining the thing is just a pain and you use it less and less and keep it as a crutch. by that time you realize it no longer really matters. If you feel the stress it is available and there is no guilt taste, no guilt smell, no bad smelling clothes, hair, and hands. It was just a little crutch.

You hang out with people that smoke. You can try one and again it tastes like crap. So, if you brought your own your good but there is no danger of going back but you really don't want the real one. It's kind of nasty.

Eventually... who cares how long it takes. You forget to bring it with you or the battery is drained and you just don't charge it for a while because you didn't feel like dealing with it.

So yes... I can help you quit.
 SammieKae
Joined: 6/26/2012
Msg: 49
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Posted: 8/30/2012 10:38:16 PM
Has anyone caught the ads floating around this site for a disposable e-cig brand called "Clover"?

I clicked one briefly the other night and was super stoked as this has become my go to brand for the last few months at my local 711 here in Boston, and the deals they were showing here looked so much better.

Haven't seen it since hmmm.... If anyone comes across the ad can you please post the link here? I found their regular site, but they obviously have some special deal thing that you can only find by clicking through on the ads they put up here. Much appreciated!

Cheers!
 Dreamer_in_SC
Joined: 6/13/2011
Msg: 50
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Posted: 8/31/2012 2:19:14 AM
I list myself as a smoke occasionally.

I use the Blu brand ones. Battery life sucks but has the cool charging pack thing. The blu colored tip also helps avoid people thinking it is a real cig
 Quasimodo11543
Joined: 7/21/2010
Msg: 51
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Posted: 8/31/2012 7:13:04 AM
There's a big difference between inhaling a burning plant and water vapor with nicotine in it.

It MAY not be the healthiest thing to do but, it IS healthier than inhaling a burning plant.

Sometimes I think peoples minds are so narrow, they could slide them through an ATM machine.

Oh, and I don't view someone who smokes an E cigarette, as a smoker. Just a nicotine addict.
 phoenix_55
Joined: 7/25/2012
Msg: 52
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Posted: 8/31/2012 11:35:29 AM
I had a couple of dates with a guy who used one of these. His emitted steam which I found kind of annoying -- especially in restaurants or out in public because it looks like a real cig and people were always staring. And I later found out he'd been using it for like a year. Isn't the purpose of those things to wean yourself off the oral fixation in a month or so? He had that thing going non-stop most of the time.
 Dreamer_in_SC
Joined: 6/13/2011
Msg: 53
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Posted: 9/4/2012 4:57:07 AM
^.. that is from the UK and from yahoo...LMAO

You believe everything you read on the internet?
 Dreamer_in_SC
Joined: 6/13/2011
Msg: 54
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Posted: 9/5/2012 2:44:39 AM

The article is on uk yahoo, but the article is based on a study done at the University of Athens.
Research at the University of Athens has found that ‘smoking’ a vapour inhaler for 10 minutes increases the amount of airway resistance in the lungs.


You miss understood.

I could go to yahho (which is why most post there) and say the University of whatever did a study and found that posting on the forums gives you carpel tunnel and even if it is NOT true or a legit study it stays there because most of those types of posts are done where treaties between countries regarding conflicts between citizens would need to be followed just to get a false post removed.

Simply put.. If you attempt to give something some credibility by SAYING a legitimate university did a study it does not mean any such study was actually done. The fact you would consider it as having validity just because of a name used is exactly why the internet is filled to the brim with false statements and since no real slander to the universities is committed they remain intact since it is too costly to dispute things like that across country boarders.

Unless you are reading it from the university itself contained on a medium that they themselves are in sole control of you have to automatically reject any such claims because they are just BS and some persons propaganda posted in an attempt to send out fake information.

It really is that simple... anything important for findings get released by the schools THEMSELVES and are available at the terminal located in the campus libraries in their entirety with all their supporting documentation included as well as contact information of all faculty involved.

So Again I say. Do not believe everything you read on the internet or even these forums most times. The vast majority of it is just a bunch of BS
 chameleonf
Joined: 12/22/2008
Msg: 55
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Posted: 9/16/2015 9:01:43 AM
I'm new to this and decided to pull up this old thread. In the three plus years since the last post, what successes or otherwise have any of you had using E-cigs or reusable vapes?
 HalftimeDad
Joined: 5/29/2005
Msg: 56
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Posted: 9/16/2015 4:26:15 PM
The first major study of e-cigs was published in the Lancet a couple of weeks ago. They concluded that vaping is 98% safer than smoking. So even if you never give up the e-cigs, they're still safer than just about anything else you can do.
 funchesf
Joined: 6/27/2014
Msg: 57
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Posted: 9/16/2015 9:39:07 PM

Also wonder if it makes any difference to the non-smoking or smoking community if a person has made the switch.

probably best to ask the teens that's hooked on those products

what's the motto of Organized Religion and the Tobacco companies?

"Get them while they're young and you'll have them for life"
 474lakebreeze
Joined: 9/15/2015
Msg: 58
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Posted: 9/18/2015 9:18:48 AM
I'm on my third week with no cigarettes and I'm using an e- cig with middle level nicotine. It's been great so far as it keeps the nicotine level steady and it handles my hand/mouth issues as well. I'm going next week to get another container with no nicotine and will alternate. My thing is to get off nicotine altogether. So far, I'm more than happy with it all.
 chameleonf
Joined: 12/22/2008
Msg: 59
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Posted: 9/18/2015 9:22:36 AM
Good to hear! I've just completed my second week and am going the route you are. Started the first couple of days at level 12, then down to 6 now and next juice I buy will be 3...then hopefully nothing. So far, it's already paid for itself - woot! Do you find even your sleep is much sounder? I do.
 RME40
Joined: 8/23/2015
Msg: 60
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Posted: 11/1/2015 9:49:10 AM
I think electronic cigarettes are just as bad as regular cigarettes. I'm just thankful that I was able to quit smoking about 10yrs ago. I wish I never started to begin with.
 BBEisBack
Joined: 9/16/2015
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Posted: 11/2/2015 1:35:04 PM

I think electronic cigarettes are just as bad as regular cigarettes.


This is an opinion formed from Ignorance.... You see the Vapers exhaling Water Vapor & it looks like they're exhaling smoke.
 prairiefire60
Joined: 10/10/2015
Msg: 62
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Posted: 11/2/2015 1:57:45 PM
Just started week 10 and have slowly decreased the nicotine level from a 15 to a 3. After the 3, no nicotine. Then it will be the hand, mouth, inhale thing. This has worked far better than the patch or the Rx pills. I have noticed that I use the vap less and less as well.
 bamagrl68
Joined: 11/14/2010
Msg: 63
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Posted: 11/2/2015 6:05:16 PM
-pasky- Since they contain nicotine, I would still say you are a smoker.
Indicate in your profile that you have switched to e-cigs.
I plan on making the switch myself after Christmas.
Gradual step down from real cigarette to e-cigs, lowering the Nicene until I get to zero.
When that happens, we can officially say we are non smokers. :)
 o0BrownEyedGirl0o
Joined: 11/12/2014
Msg: 64
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Posted: 11/3/2015 6:47:24 AM
Chameleonf said:


what successes or otherwise have any of you had using E-cigs or reusable vapes?


Going on 8 years now, on 0 mg nic going on 2 yrs. I consider myself a non smoker and say as such on my profile. I go through periods of using it a lot to forgetting it. Don't use it on coffee dates and since those have not turned into dating, it has not come up.

I don't react well to reg cig smoke so I don't think I could date a smoker. My nose swells up and my eyes burn. I have noticed that when being out and about smokers really smell bad and to think, that is what I smelled like to a non smoker.

Don't try to give them up completely too soon, you are likely to go back to smoking if you do. helps if you find kit you really like. Mine is Nautilus mini BVC with an eLeaf iStick battery. Finally something that works well. I've been through a lot of crap. Started with convenience store crap and was when ecigs were kinda new. Lots of leaking and waste and $$$$ wasted too but I was motivated to quit smoking so I kept at it.

We will see what a man has to say about it if I get to the first date stage, if that ever happens.
 PennyAnte
Joined: 11/9/2014
Msg: 65
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Posted: 11/4/2015 6:57:49 AM
It's called vaping. I vape. I don't smoke. Smoke is smoke. Vaping is water.
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