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anyone use e-cigs?

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I'm considering switching to e-cigs to help me quit nicotine slowly. I'm confused though! There's so many out there! Do you have recommendations?

Also, is the liquid proprietary , or can you use any brand liquid in them? I think many smoke shops in my area have thus stuff. If i order s cig online, i want to be able to Get supplies locally if i need to.

I saw a YouTube video where thus guy was showing two different liquids, one was "something" and the other was flavoring. Is there a lot of mixing involved in this venture? Lol
Posted by Anonymous on Feb. 22, 2013 at 12:52 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Feb. 22, 2013 at 2:10 AM
My husband bought me the Blu ones. They just have filter cartridges
Liz_Rocket
by on Feb. 22, 2013 at 2:14 AM
Quoting Anonymous:



Oh yeah, Johnson Creek! Their juice is a little heavy and harder to vape, but it's clean. I know it seems overwhelming, there's a lot of info out there. Just research, research, research and spend time in online vaping forums.
heresjohnny
by Emerald Member on Feb. 22, 2013 at 2:20 AM

Smoking more and defeating the purpose? The "purpose" of e-cigs is to stop smoking regular cigs, LOL! I've been using an e-cig for about 2 years now and have absolutely no desire to ever stop. I haven't touched a regular cigarette since I started. And yes, while it's true that I'm still nicotine-dependant, I no longer hate my addiction. Nicotine by itself is pretty harmless, much like caffeine. In extremely high doses it can pose a threat to your health, but the same can be said if you swallowed an entire pack of caffeine pills. In other words, scientists are having a hard time proving e-cigs are bad for you because they don't contain anything harmful. Cigarettes are bad not because of the nicotine, but because of the smoke, tar, and carcinogens. I don't regret making the switch, I only regret not switching sooner.


Quoting illinoismommy83:

e-cigs just make smoking easier. When you remove the need to go outside then you just make it a lazy smoke. You could end up smoking more and defeating the purpose.

If you are serious about quitting then get patches or gum or something. Gum and mints are great since you can still get that nicotine fix on demand and still smoke if you need... Patches are great since they pretty much force you to quit. 



Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Feb. 22, 2013 at 2:26 AM
Thanks! I like that price, but I can't find details of their liquid. I really don't want to trade tobacco for anti freeze or weed killer, kwim? Maybe I'll call them tomorrow and ask. :-)

Quoting Anonymous:

I use a brand from Walmart. Fin I think is the name. They have a way lower dose of nicotine in them and it works perfect. I used to smoke a pack a day. These are rechargeable and you buy new "filters"(cartridges). Each cartridge is supposed to equal 2 packs of cigarettes, but each cartridhe lasts me about 4-5 days. It has been amazing. My ob even said they are safe during pregnancy because the nicotine is so low and there are no other chemicals in them. The pack with the rechargable thing, the charger, and one cartridge was $15 I think. Then each 5 pack of replacement cartridges is $15. So I spend a little over $15 a month with this, as opposed to the over $200 a month I was spending on cigarettes. I have absolutely no cravings for real cigarettes what so ever and I used to be one of those people that loved smoking.
Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Feb. 22, 2013 at 2:30 AM
She may be referring to me saying I want to quit entirely, just really slowly. Maybe I'll be like you and continue enjoying my nicotine forever, but not suffering the side effects of tobacco. Who knows! I'm ok with it either way, but regular cigs are just not working out.

Quoting heresjohnny:

Smoking more and defeating the purpose? The "purpose" of e-cigs is to stop smoking regular cigs, LOL! I've been using an e-cig for about 2 years now and have absolutely no desire to ever stop. I haven't touched a regular cigarette since I started. And yes, while it's true that I'm still nicotine-dependant, I no longer hate my addiction. Nicotine by itself is pretty harmless, much like caffeine. In extremely high doses it can pose a threat to your health, but the same can be said if you swallowed an entire pack of caffeine pills. In other words, scientists are having a hard time proving e-cigs are bad for you because they don't contain anything harmful. Cigarettes are bad not because of the nicotine, but because of the smoke, tar, and carcinogens. I don't regret making the switch, I only regret not switching sooner.



Quoting illinoismommy83:

e-cigs just make smoking easier. When you remove the need to go outside then you just make it a lazy smoke. You could end up smoking more and defeating the purpose.

If you are serious about quitting then get patches or gum or something. Gum and mints are great since you can still get that nicotine fix on demand and still smoke if you need... Patches are great since they pretty much force you to quit. 




opal10161973
by on Feb. 22, 2013 at 2:35 AM

I use an eGo and as long as you have the right battery with the right atomizer, cartomizer, or clearomizer to fit it, you will be fine.  I have used three different types with the eGo type and it has been fine.  I also have used about 6 different types of liquid.  Most liquids are already mixed, you don't have to mix them yourself and for a new user, it could actually be dangerous if you put too much nicotine in it. 

The cheap ones at the 7-11 or Circle K stores are not reliable.  I had an aquaintance tell me that the one her DH used messed up and delivered an entire dose in one day and sent him to the ER.  Those are made to be equivalent to a carton of cigarettes.  Please don't use those. 

Tyger88
by on Feb. 22, 2013 at 2:36 AM

 

A website questionaire I took once. told me I am a habit /routine smoker. (holding something in my fingers, so someone suggested to me to cut straws the lenght of cigs & smoke them..Fresh Air inhale. :) helped me when I quit w/ the e-cigs.

Quoting Anonymous:

I would still do this outdoors only. I tried the patch thing, but I couldn't do it. I think I like the action of smoking as much as I like the nicotine. Thanks though!

Quoting illinoismommy83:

e-cigs just make smoking easier. When you remove the need to go outside then you just make it a lazy smoke. You could end up smoking more and defeating the purpose.

If you are serious about quitting then get patches or gum or something. Gum and mints are great since you can still get that nicotine fix on demand and still smoke if you need... Patches are great since they pretty much force you to quit. 


 

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Feb. 22, 2013 at 2:37 AM
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Omg, scary! Yes, gas station brands are OUT.

Quoting opal10161973:

I use an eGo and as long as you have the right battery with the right atomizer, cartomizer, or clearomizer to fit it, you will be fine.  I have used three different types with the eGo type and it has been fine.  I also have used about 6 different types of liquid.  Most liquids are already mixed, you don't have to mix them yourself and for a new user, it could actually be dangerous if you put too much nicotine in it. 

The cheap ones at the 7-11 or Circle K stores are not reliable.  I had an aquaintance tell me that the one her DH used messed up and delivered an entire dose in one day and sent him to the ER.  Those are made to be equivalent to a carton of cigarettes.  Please don't use those. 

opal10161973
by on Feb. 22, 2013 at 2:40 AM

I have been using an ecig for about two years too and I have no intention to quit.  I have reduced my nicotine down to 6mg, which is the lowest amount I have found locally. 

Quoting Anonymous:

She may be referring to me saying I want to quit entirely, just really slowly. Maybe I'll be like you and continue enjoying my nicotine forever, but not suffering the side effects of tobacco. Who knows! I'm ok with it either way, but regular cigs are just not working out.

Quoting heresjohnny:

Smoking more and defeating the purpose? The "purpose" of e-cigs is to stop smoking regular cigs, LOL! I've been using an e-cig for about 2 years now and have absolutely no desire to ever stop. I haven't touched a regular cigarette since I started. And yes, while it's true that I'm still nicotine-dependant, I no longer hate my addiction. Nicotine by itself is pretty harmless, much like caffeine. In extremely high doses it can pose a threat to your health, but the same can be said if you swallowed an entire pack of caffeine pills. In other words, scientists are having a hard time proving e-cigs are bad for you because they don't contain anything harmful. Cigarettes are bad not because of the nicotine, but because of the smoke, tar, and carcinogens. I don't regret making the switch, I only regret not switching sooner.



Quoting illinoismommy83:

e-cigs just make smoking easier. When you remove the need to go outside then you just make it a lazy smoke. You could end up smoking more and defeating the purpose.

If you are serious about quitting then get patches or gum or something. Gum and mints are great since you can still get that nicotine fix on demand and still smoke if you need... Patches are great since they pretty much force you to quit. 





_cloudy_
by Bronze Member on Feb. 22, 2013 at 2:41 AM
It works for some people, but it made me sick. One of my best friends owns a smoke shop, they're allll about the e-cigs now, it's where the money is.
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