Originally posted by DIDtm
reply to post by Kangaruex4Ewe
I smoked a pack to 1.5 a day for 19 years.
Started vaping at the end of Feb. Haven't had a cigarette yet.
Feel better. More energy. Smell better. Sleep better. Taste more.
And most important. I don't crave the nasty things anymore. Except for when I drink. Which isn't often.
I get my liquids locally. Dew due mountain. Tastes just like Mt. Dew.
I had gotten up to about 2 packs a day. I just felt like total crap. Not including the cost.
I don't have a shop I can go to locally to purchase anything like that. That is kind of why I was wanting opinions.
I ordered a few bottles of
regular tobacco flavor and a few different flavors to try. I am not sure how it will go over.
I have some egg nog coming. I will let you know
how it goes!
I might have to give Mt. Dew a go. The sheer number of flavors boggles my mind!
I am glad vaping has worked so well for you. I am hoping I can stick with it myself. So far I am not missing the real thing. I haven't drank in
years... though I can only imagine one would miss it pretty badly then.
Originally posted by Domo1
Vaping is awesome. I'm the kind of guy that loves being able to customize and tinker with my stuff, and that was a big draw for me. You have tons
of options, from the amount of liquid the e-cig can hold to the the tip you smoke out of! I have a box full of stuff to tinker with the $80 kit I
bought from a local smoke shop, the brand is joytech.
You can get any flavor imaginable, at varying levels of nicotine all the way down to 0. It's like the patch, but you get to have that "hit" that I
think so many smokers eventually come to enjoy in their lungs.
You smell better, you taste more, you save a TON of money and it's almost like having a little hobby. I averaged it out and I believe I would be
saving $200 a month if I completely switched over. I need to. The reason I like 'real' smoking is that I have to go on my deck and I like watching
the creek. Of course you can still do that with the e-cig, but it's satisfying to smoke indoors with 0 smell. I smoked one in the car with my Mom
(this woman has the nose of a bloodhound) and she wasn't even bothered by it. Trust me when I say if it bugged her I would have heard.
The flavors! Anything you want really. There are at least 100's if not 1,000's of flavors! I don't really go in for flavored stuff, but I have
to admit it's pretty cool to take a drag strong enough that you cough and have it taste like a strawberry.
There was one researcher I remember reading, and I like his comparison. Yeah, e-cigs aren't safe. They are the equivalent to having your kid play
soccer instead of catch with a live grenade though.
Nice to see you again OP, I've always liked you.
I can see where it would be like a hobby. I have not gotten my kit yet, but I have started another list of things that I want to add to it, get for
The market and options are just mind blowing. I figured the more opinions I could get, the more money I would probably save. I can see
where I could get a little crazy with it!
And the "throat hit" is what makes it successful I think. That is the main thing I have missed with everything else I have tried. That first hit you
take after certain activities...
Nothing else could offer that, until now.
It's always good to see you Domo. The feeling has always been mutual.
Originally posted by StrangeTimez
reply to post by Kangaruex4Ewe
The huge "Puff Count" on ecigs lead to people smoking more frequently and much much longer due to not having to stop at the butt of a cigarette or
two. I have no clue what the downfall of this would be since you are only inhaling the nicotine vapor and not all the other chemicals and smoke. But I
figure I would point that out if you hadnt noticed already. Also, If you start to find the ecigs are becoming expensive I hear it is cheaper to
purchase something like a "G pen". Its a personal vaporizer. Google it if you arent already aware of it, pretty neat. It can also be used for other
things. But I digress lol.
You are already light years healthier having kicked the chemicals. Goodluck brother. Can only get better from here.
I can definitely see that being an issue and I have tried to cut back on my intake all together. I bought a grape ecig and it was so good, I didn't
buy any more for that specific reason.
It was like candy! I actually did look into the vaporizer before deciding on the ego. It was a decision I
might have thought on a bit longer if I didn't imagine the cops having a field day finding it in my purse.
Thanks for the encouragement!
Every little bit helps!