reply to post by JohnPhoenix
Ahhah! It seems I've stumbled upon a warehouse of knowledge. I like the hint about matching the thread sizes. My USB charger is threaded, my
atomizer/cartomiser (do I have the vocabulary right yet?), is threaded and so is the battery. Are you telling me it's as simple as that?
Let me quote my experiences so far.....
I went to bed last night after experimenting with hits from the e-cig, and smoking normal injected cigs with pipe tobacco, after my day of discovering
and purchasing my first unit.
I woke up today, and took a few hits off the e-cig, had my cup of coffee, did my normal morning routine, and never lit a analog cig. To me, it was
weird. I didn't want a cigarette. I hit the e-cig a few times more, shared it with my wife, and she wanted me to leave it at home with her so she
could try it out. I had to extract another 8 pounds of honey today, and go to my daughters final soccer game of the season, so I was gonna be gone
all afternoon, and wanted to take it with me. I deeply suspect she will want her own too, very soon....
Normally, I would crave an analog. I'd take 3 hits from the e-cig, put it back in my pocket, and be fine. This model has a 1.8% nicotine
I am fuddled about how that number is worked out. When mixing your own e-juice, how do you determine the concentration of nicotine you have? What's
the ratio to follow? What's the formula? How do you guys do it?
I am fascinated by this. It is basically the digital version of smoking cigarettes, giving you a small amount of nicotine, yet TOTALLY removing your
desire to light a smoke. I did read it takes 2-3 days to adjust, and that I am still doing, as I grabbed my lighter, grabbed my e-cig, and tried to
light it three times so far. I haven't scorched the end really bad so far, but I also know this is my STARTER unit. While cleaning off the black
residue from the end, I noticed the tiny air holes of each side of the glowing end. Hmm. I can't wait till this unit malfunctions to tear it apart
and see how it works. I am supposed to get 300-500 hits out of it, and I've lost track, but it seems by simply recharging the battery it works like
new again. The docs quote a 2 day battery life, but I've been charging it with my cellphone, and heck, the light turns green, just like my
cellphone, and I figure that the charging circuit cuts out, so it doesn't hurt to keep it full charge. My smartphone charges USB, so does my e-cig,
and I have a four port hub, so it's no inconvenience for me to hook them both up at the same time. I have to charge my SP everyday anyway. Used to
I've smoked 5 injected analogs all day. At the soccer game, I walked out of the stadium at half-time with the ex wife, she bought me a hot chocolate
at the concession stand, and she asked if I wanted to go to the smoking area. I told her I brought my e-cig with me, and explained a bit how it
functions, and we walked along and chatted while we waited for half-time to expire. I hit the e-cig three times, put it back in my coat pocket, and
was fine for the rest of the game.
It definitely takes away cigarette cravings. It changes the way you think about smoking. Reading about e-cigs also exemplifies the dangers of
cigarette smoking, but I can't say that ever really bothered me before. However, having a feasible alternative definitely leads me in the direction
of learning more. It IS a healthy alternative.
Thanks for posting those links, I am going to peruse them carefully, and figure out what to order (yes, on a budget as well, meaning working class and
no OT due to the economy), the most cost effective route to take. I don't have hundreds to spend, so I appreciate the approach to finding the best
prices. Thanks for all your help.