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hairyfeet's Journal: In praise of e-cigs 9

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I had tried everything. I tried the patch, the gum, the pill that made the smokes taste nasty, and nothing. No matter what I kept on smoking. Now after 30 years I FINALLY was able to throw away the cigarette...thanks to e-cigs.

For anyone who wishes to try quitting using e-cigs some advice. 1.- Do NOT use the ones that look like a cigarette, not only are the batteries VERY weak but trying to get one of those to drag like a cigarette will just leave you frustrated. 2.- Get what is called a "510 thread" or "Ego style" unit, these can be had for as little as $25 online. 3.- Watch some of the excellent tutorials to find which tips are right for you, a good place to start would be "indoor smoking" on Youtube.

Hopefully this will inspire at least one other person to give it a try and if this old dog can learn a new trick and give up the butts? Then you can too!

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In praise of e-cigs

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  • http://www.myvaporstore.com/Kanger_Protank_p/krpt-k.htm [myvaporstore.com]

    I've gone through the drippy leaky cheap tanks and this is the one I'm sticking with. Get a 5 pack of elements and you're good to go for a long time. The tank holds about 2 days worth of heavy vaping for me.

    Congrats on kicking the coffin nails. It's nice not to wake up hacking, eh?

    • by hairyfeet (841228)

      Well I lucked out as they have a REALLY nice ecig store the next town over, where they make their own juice onsite and have it set up so you can test the different flavors using disposable tanks. They have one that looks similar to that, although with a little more metal and a little less glass for $10 that I've been using and just love and replacement elements for a buck fifty so it actually ended up saving me a pretty penny compared to my pack and a half to two pack a day habit. I'm also noticing I can ac

      • by Nethead (1563)

        Yeah, but now you're hacking the clear snot globs, not the brown cig petooie chunks

        Oh, and a warning. Be careful of those cheap USB chargers. My wife blew out the USB ports on her HP Elite 8440 laptop with one of those. Use a wall charger for them..

        • by hairyfeet (841228)

          My oldest ended up scoring me a really nice $60 starter kit (he ordered the $25 kit but they were out and so sent the nicer kit for the same price, gotta love that) and since its a 510 thread I just use that to charge all my batteries.

          The place he got the kit from is called "virgin vapors" and if you want some kick ass juice you should give them a try. Its a little high but its 100% VG and the taste? Incredible. Be warned though that if you have a SO it may tick them off, every time I fire up my Virgin Va

  • I've used the "Logic's Pro*" product (~10x, perhaps) — not to quit, per se, but as a potential cost-reduction and IAQ-improvement measure — and I felt a sensation that I've described to others (often in their agreement) that it seemed to half-work, or work mono-hemispherically (supposing that nicotinic acetylcholine receptors are distributed across both hemispheres of the brain — I haven't looked into it). In any case, it was unable to replace the burning of nature's genuine menthol ;o) to

  • Just like my drinking. The desire to smoke lasted longer than the one to drink, but the one to drink was definitely stronger. Anyway, been non-smoking since over a year. Cold turkey works for me.
  • My allergic reaction to most cigarettes consists of a boring pain in my lower abdomen, a harsh burning sensation in my right nostril (why only the right? No clue), and finally a fit of sneezing. Made growing up with a family of smokers a real drag. ;) Though it has left me without an ounce of desire to smoke.

    Anyhow, congratulations on the victory!

  • Didn't realize you were a smoker, but definitely a good step in the right direction. May the new year bring you many more success stories!
    • by hairyfeet (841228)

      If this year turns out to be as good as the second half of the last's? I'll consider myself truly blessed by the fates as in 1 six month period?

      My oldest got engaged to a truly sweet and beautiful woman (although I had to LMAO as less than a month after they started dating she ended up with the vintage leather biker jacket I had given him, but she looks like a young Joan Jett so it looks better on her anyway LOL), we finally found the perfect drummer who really fits the trio format (not many drummers can pl

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