E;-Cigs

(41 Posts)
Rachel778 Mon 23-Sep-13 10:01:13

Added up what Im spending on cigarettes each week and it is nigh on £50 ,, what I could do with that extra money .

Are these e cigs any good ? The one's with liquid inside ? Im thinking of forking out for one and hope it helps me quit as that's an awful lot of money a week going out I feel .

PlotTwist Mon 23-Sep-13 10:07:51

The ones with liquid inside are better (and cheaper, eventually) than those with cartridges. I'm going back on them in October with a view to reducing the nicotine and stopping (I view this as no different to nicotine replacement therapy). In my local shop the e-cig costs about £15, some have offers where you get some liquid free (I got mine for £20 with three free bottles of liquid). They are easy to fill up (just screw off the mouth-tip and dribble it in) and you can buy extra batteries (about £7) and new tanks from about a fiver (they need replacing about every month/ six weeks). Hope that helps!

Rachel778 Mon 23-Sep-13 10:11:34

Thank You PlotTwist , it has helped .

DP has switched to the ones with the 'juices'. He prefers them now. He says he can breathe properly again, taste food, smell and loads of other little things (I stopped listening. He's getting evangelical!!)

He's stopped using tobacco products entirely and plans to drop his nicotine levels down in the next few weeks.

Rachel778 Mon 23-Sep-13 10:14:44

lol @ getting evangelical smile

Rachel778 Mon 23-Sep-13 10:17:12

My Son gave up using a liquid one and he was on nearly 30 a day . As for me my smoking has gone up to the extent my Dad is concerned for my future (He has empysema) health .. Dad gave up months ago with the help of a tablet and at least can walk bit further now and is putting bit of weight on which he could certainly do with gaining.

Dawndonnaagain Mon 23-Sep-13 10:22:02

I gave up last year, using the ecigs. Gave up in January, stopped ecig in March. I had been smoking for thirty odd years and tried giving up on numerous occasions. Ecigs made it peasy.
(Now I'm sounding evangelical)!

Rachel778 Mon 23-Sep-13 10:26:39

Well Done Dawndonnaagain , Wow 30 years Ill defintely be buying one tomorrow .. Watermelon flavor is nice as my Son let me have a vap and was nice.

I've got the ego vision. The starter kit is £18 at safercigs, but you really need 2 batteries. I buy juice from smokshop and a 20ml bottle lasts 2 weeks. Much cheaper than smoking, you can do it indoors and theres no nasty smell. Good luck!!

BuggerLumpsAnnoyed Mon 23-Sep-13 10:32:26

My friends got a liquid one. I prefer it to fags. But i only smoke one a day so its a hefty investment for me to make, but im going to as they are looovely

Rachel778 Mon 23-Sep-13 10:32:29

Thank You Privilegeismine . I would also not smoke in cinemas. pubs , railways etc as Ive got used to not smoking cigarettes inside now so hopefully that will help as well .

Rachel778 Mon 23-Sep-13 10:35:41

We can do it together BuggerLumpsAnnoyed smile Im looking forward to saving some money up for my children's Christmas presents . . £50 a week , I was shocked how much it was costing me .

meddie Mon 23-Sep-13 10:49:43

I started on ecigs in January (the ego one) . and over the months have been reducing my nicotine intake as I make my own juices (very easy and significantly reduces the cost)
I estimate I spend no more than £20 a month on replacement heads, liquids etc, which is a huge reduction from the £200 a month habit. I feel like I have had a pay rise and my sense of smell , taste and breathing are much better.
Really like the fruit flavoured ones.

Boosterseat Mon 23-Sep-13 11:09:31

I got my Tornado Tank from Totally wicked e-liquid! I'm nearly a year cig free.

I get my liquid from e-liquid labs as the do l&b flavour!
Tornado tank charges for 1.5 hours and lasts more than a day.

Good luck

McNewPants2013 Mon 23-Sep-13 11:19:11

Can I join you.

Try the e cigs but failed but not the oil filled ones

I can't recommend e-cigs enough, seriously. You MUST try them. Me and my DH both gave up a year ago, and it was absolutely a piece of piss.

I started by using the rechargeable ones you buy from Tesco/ Asda (e-lites or similar) You don't have to buy cartridges again and again, you can buy e-liquid, and actually re-fill the cartridges! (I didn't know this at first). You use a screw, screw it in the hole at the end of the cartridge, pull off the white plastic bit, and drip the e-liquid into the cotton-wool type filling.

I've since gone on to buy a proper e-cig with a tank which you fill up.

Either way, you save FORTUNES, and just feel so much better, healthier, and don't smell anymore. Other advantages are that you can vape indoors in front of the telly, or in the loo at work/ on a plane etc.

You won't look back - just go for it.

Dp tried the over the counter basic e-cigs. They made him cough (although he was getting over pneumonia) and he went back to normal tobacco.

He's been on the juice ones now for just over a month. He says the urge to smoke a 'normal' cig is gone and at his last chest x-ray, docs commented on how much clearer his lungs were.

froubylou Mon 23-Sep-13 11:42:16

My DP just stopped using E-cigs. The ones with the liquid. And I stopped about 15 weeks ago (pg) using patches. Looking at how easy he has found it I wish I had stopped before I was pg using the Ecig!

He has been fag free for 7 weeks. I have spent about £60 so far on setting him up with tanks, battries and a wall charger plus his liquids. Bought an initial kit for £10 which had juice, a USB charger and the 'fag' in it for him to try and just added a bit as he's gone along. He has 3 battries now and about 5 catridges as they do need replacing every now and again.

Between us we are saving about £100 a week.

One hundred fucking pounds. Thats 5k a year. An awful lot of money. Not to mention the health benefits we are both enjoying.

And I am just on with redecorating my kitchen/diner. Technically we never smoked 'in' the house. Always at the back door. With the door open. But the amount of nicotene I have covered up is disgusting to be completely honest. We must have been letting the smoke blow back in and it must have been stuck to our clothes.

So glad I won't be bringing a baby back home to an ash tray!

Can I be a PITA and ask for recommendations for ecigs and good sites to buy from? I don't really want fruity things. The burny thing at the back of the throat will be my main thing I miss alongside the nicotine hit I think.

I want to swap to them. I'm just so bloody embarrassed that I still smoke blush

Someone I know IRL recommended Ten Motives? What do I need to start with?

And what the fuck do I do when I don't smoke?? I'm going to have to do some housework or something.

Rachel778 Mon 23-Sep-13 12:22:30

Thank You for all your replies , all are positive too smile Ill let you know how Im getting on after a day then a week ..

springybuffy Mon 23-Sep-13 13:12:02

I could definitely get evangelical about e-cigs! I have tried every possible means of stopping but I've done it with e-cigs and it was dead easy. Cheap, too, once you get over the initial outlay. I'm using refillable cartridges and you need at least 2 batteries. I much prefer them to roll-ups, my previous deadly habit. I'm no longer smelly, my skin is amazing.... I could go on grin

Nest0fVapors Mon 23-Sep-13 14:15:35

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Nest0fVapors Mon 23-Sep-13 14:21:07

Forgot to say, is it just me noticing these threads more, or is there loads of e-cig threads lately? smile Not compllaining, just wondering!

motheroftwoboys Mon 23-Sep-13 14:32:15

I never thought my DH would stop but e-cigs have done the trick. He started off on e-lites but didn't find them strong enough. He now uses nicolites which a friend recommended and he has just stepped down from strong to medium, he is saving a fortune - now spends about £7 a week. I can't tell you how delighted I am. smile

Hopasholic Mon 23-Sep-13 14:35:46

I didn't know that iwasyoungonce

I use the cartridges, my DH has the tank type, so the white bit on the cartridge comes off? Explain re the screw, from the white bit at the top? They just don't seem to last very long as it's constantly in my mouth grin

Boosterseat Mon 23-Sep-13 15:24:10

Pop the end of the cartridge off with a bobby pin and refill with liquid (leave it upside down on kitchen paper for a bit!)

There a few youtube videos showing it.

Hopasholic Mon 23-Sep-13 16:44:05

Ooh thanks that'll save me even more flowers

Can I just add that you can't use the same cartridge forever Hopasholic because the atomiser within will eventually burn out. But you can re-fill it lots of times - maybe 20 times? yes a bobby pin will do it. Or a screw. Put the pointy bit of the screw in the hole, turn it til it "catches", then pull sharply and the whole white bit comes out. Pour in liquid to soak the cotton wool stuff inside. Push the white bit back in. Vape away!

P.S. The ones from Asda are exactly the same as Nicolite ones, but much cheaper.

forumdonkey Mon 23-Sep-13 22:09:44

I stopped smoking and have been using ecigs for over 3 years and I love it. I don't know anyone who has used them and then gone back to cigs. I'm very lucky where I am we have an abundance of 'ECig' shops that solely sell (5 shops within a mile radius and local newsagents that sell just the juice) ecigs and liquids. OP over the years I have tried them all and some are better than others and I wouldn't recommend the ones that look like cigs.

Boosterseat I used to use the tornado tank and quite frankly compared to the cartomisers and clearmisers they are rubbish. Try these from E-Smokeless they are 3 for £6.40 and far better than the TW atomisers to use, no faffing with the juice and so far I haven't had one that has completely failed (huge problem with the TT @ £10 a pop) and they will fit the TT battery. Better than TW Atomisers and cheaper!!

OP I recommend Mirage Cigarettes and E-smokeless

Hopasholic Mon 23-Sep-13 22:13:37

No worries there iwas I've got 100's of them flying around as I buy a box of 50 every few months.

Boosterseat Tue 24-Sep-13 10:19:24

I love my TT Forumdonkey i don't use the atomiser it came with, i bought a couple of "clear" purple ones from the website a few weeks ago but they don't seem to stock then when i looked today. It is very similar to the one you linked but much more expensive!

We have no shops at all locally that sell them, although the local market does on a Friday but I'm usually working.

Thanks for the link, I will give them a go! Much cheaper and I can still use my pink battery grin

forumdonkey Tue 24-Sep-13 10:47:34

you see more people vaping than smoking here grin

Boosterseat Tue 24-Sep-13 10:55:00

I love vaping, it has completely changed my life (and bank balance!)

Rachel778 Tue 24-Sep-13 16:48:17

Well I bought one . smile I did have some cigs this morning (left over from last night) before I could get into Town .. I bought cola flavour . Had my last proper cig at 12.30ish and only just now lit one of the four I have left so done a good 4 hours just on the ecig . . Once its tomorrow Ill have no cigs left and start with it from when I get up .. Im looking forward to trying ALL the flavours over time smile

SoleSource Tue 24-Sep-13 17:04:07

What is in the vaper and which is better tasting cartridge or liquid please people?

Rachel778 Tue 24-Sep-13 17:19:00

In the instructions to mine VIP it called it says Active Ingredients.
Nicotine (2.4% per mil)

Other Ingredients
Water
Propylene Gycol
Vegetable Glycerine and Flavorings

magimedi Tue 24-Sep-13 17:30:05

I started with cartridges & have now gone on to an ego battery & liquid.

I get my liquid from ecig wizard & I use a tobacco flavoured one called 'The Sherlock' (great name). I don't like any of the other flavours but then I don't like chocolate, coke or sweet thing in general.

It is coming up for a year since I stopped smoking & I had been smoking for nearly 40 years. I feel so much better & haven't put on weight.

www.ecigwizard.com/

JamEyelid Tue 24-Sep-13 17:39:42

I have the Tornado Ego-C and vape Menthol - Titan Fluid. I smoked menthol so it still feels like smoking to me.DP has a few flavours so I try them but I really like the menthol for now.

I find that the liquid lasts quite a long time which surprised me as when I had one of the fake cigarette types they ran out much faster.

magimedi Tue 24-Sep-13 17:45:08

Agree re fake cigs - they did not last for anytime.

I reckon I vape a 10mll bottle per week which costs me £4.99. Maybe a bit more if I'm being sociable & having wine.

Once you have bought the initial stuff I reckon it's going to cost you in the region of £25 - 30 per month if you were a 15 a day smoker. That is making an allowance for the replacement batteries ( their life is at least 6 months at that smoking rate) & new wicks, which are £1 each & last about 10 days or so.

KatyTheCleaningLady Tue 24-Sep-13 23:25:59

A long thread on AIBU about e-cigs caught my eye and made me decide to check it out. I just got my kit today (an ego-style battery, a few of the juice resevoirs/atomizers, and a few samples of juices. I love it! It's really incredible. I have a nearly full pack of Marlboros and I don't want them at all.

I have found it's possible to vape discretely by covering any glowing bits and then holding your breath a few seconds to let the vapour condense before exhaling.

Rachel778 Wed 25-Sep-13 10:28:08

Great KatyTheCleaningLady smile Day One proper for me and had few vaps so far .. Didn't vap first thing though like I normally would a cigarette.

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