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to feel positively evangelical about electronic cigarettes?

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KatyTheCleaningLady Fri 27-Sep-13 15:07:18

I was reading the AIBU thread about the husband vaping in the house with a newborn. I was struck by the passionate testimonials from former smokers, saying they couldn't have done it without e-cigs. I had tried a puff one of those things that look like a cigarette and was underwhelmed. But I didn't know about the more advanced set ups where you can fill them up with your flavour of choice. Anyway, I was intrigued. I smoked a pack a day for 25 years, and never quit more than a few months at a time, no matter which methods I tried.

nb84 encouraged me to give it a try and told me what to buy to get started.

I ordered a starter kit that night. It arrived the next day and I fell in love. I have three of them, now (one always charging, one near to hand, and one in my purse ready to go) and eight different flavours of the juice.

I don't want to smoke cigarettes any more. I like this better. It tastes really good. It feels good. And it doesn't stink. My hands, clothing, and breath don't reek anymore. I don't have to keep going outside. I don't have to feel like a smelly pariah. My husband can't smell it even when I'm sitting right next to him.

And I don't have to try and not think about the fact that my mother died of cancer after spending her last decade debilitated by emphysema.

And instead of paying £8 a day for fags, I can buy a week's worth of juice for £10. The hardware was less than £20 to get started and will require only £10 a month going forward. Of course, I can spend more. Many people geek out on it as a hobby because the gadgets are fun and constantly improving.

I'm not worried about putting on weight like people usually do when giving up the cancer sticks. In fact, I snack less. I no longer crave sweets. I would normally nibble all day, especially Haribo sweets. I don't want them anymore because I am tasting a bunch of sweet flavours all day long.

I'm so happy that I want to tell everyone - every smoker and everyone who loves a smoker - about it. grin

moondog Fri 27-Sep-13 15:08:31

Ive never seen one. Do they emit a vapour?

PaulSmenis Fri 27-Sep-13 15:09:57


I got a disposable one and DP started lecturing me on how they are dangerous and they contain some sort of chemical. Apparently the start people smoking again. hmm

I stopped ages ago using the gum and I'm still chewing it. It would be lovely to have a vape.

Waffling Fri 27-Sep-13 15:11:06

Me too. Best things ever.

LineRunner Fri 27-Sep-13 15:11:19

My Hot Builder has just bought an e-cig. He gone from about 50 roll-ups a day to 3. Overnight.

The vapour is water vapour, I think.

PaulSmenis Fri 27-Sep-13 15:12:18

What kit did you buy? It sounds good!

spottymoo Fri 27-Sep-13 15:12:25

I haven't smoked a "proper" cigarette since last August I'm now working down the strengths to totally come of these. We was spending £90 a weeks for two us smoking 60 a day between us. We now spend £5 a week on a bottle of fluid between us.

So as well as the money we've saved we no longer smell grin

leylandii Fri 27-Sep-13 15:12:49

YANBU I vape on a tank ecig, it is divine.

Waffling Fri 27-Sep-13 15:13:13

PaulSmenis I've been using for a year and haven't had my usual hacking cough and chest infections since. I was a very heavy smoker and haven't been temped to smoke since.

moondog Fri 27-Sep-13 15:13:36

A builder with an efag?
That sounds so emasculating.
I love a builder in all his unreconstructed glory.
Fags, The Sun, Pot Noodles and sweat.

Waffling Fri 27-Sep-13 15:14:33

It has however increased my use of 'since'. hmm

LineRunner Fri 27-Sep-13 15:15:07

moondog It's the only way I'll let him into my bedroom. grin

spottymoo Fri 27-Sep-13 15:15:07
We have the local shop but get everything from here it cost us about £50 to set up for us both but we made that back in the first week in savings

cfc Fri 27-Sep-13 15:18:22

Good on you all!

waffling, I had to post to tell you you made me lol!

FurryDogMother Fri 27-Sep-13 15:18:39

I understand your evangelism! I feel exactly the same way - these things are a revelation. The only cloud on the horizon is potential legislation by various governments (the ones in the UK and Ireland particularly concern me, 'cos those are the places I live) to regulate the juice content. All vapers should make themselves aware of the threats to our new-found freedom from tobacco - easily done by subscribing to one of the many e-cig forums out there - contact your local MP, MEP or TD and make your views known!

Cookiepants Fri 27-Sep-13 15:19:00

Katy, which starter kit did you order. My DH is hoping to cut down finances / health but we don't know where to start.

LineRunner Fri 27-Sep-13 15:20:03

Furry, I bet the tobacco industry is lobbying hard to kill the e-cig.

Waffling Fri 27-Sep-13 15:21:03

Am I the only one who can't abide the word "juice"? Eww.

Anyway, I get my LIQUID for €9 which lasts me a month. 30ml bottle.

leylandii Fri 27-Sep-13 15:21:46

cookie - I recommend the JacVapour vgo2 manual vv.

Sounds a right mouthful, but it really is one of the best on the market. £53.99 but that is a weeks worth of fags.

Then just buy whatever juice he likes and you are away!

leylandii Fri 27-Sep-13 15:22:44

What I would say is if you are serious about giving up then don't waste your money on all the little shop/garages that sell the throw away ones. You'll spend far more that way and don't really get a proper vape.

FancyPuffin Fri 27-Sep-13 15:27:37

I would really like to try these.


I tried a disposable one and it leaked into my mouth <shudder> which was horrendous <extra shudder>

The word juice now makes me feel vomity.

Can anyone recommend one that doesn't leak?

PaulSmenis Fri 27-Sep-13 15:28:07

I'm really tempted to start vaping, but I'm worried about the possible government intervention. Do you reckon you will still be able to get them online from India or China or other countries and they might lable the packages as something else?

I really want to get a kit.

HavantGuard Fri 27-Sep-13 15:33:21

Guess what companies are behind e cigarettes? The same ones that have been selling you tobacco. Only with e cigarettes they can advertise and 'smoking' is ok! If you quit they lose your money. If you smoke instead, they still get your money indefinitely.

TabithaCampbellBlack Fri 27-Sep-13 15:49:49

Rubbish, Havant. Vaping is not smoking. And even if it were the same companies, who cares? It's the product that matters.

Katy What flavours did you get?

magimedi Fri 27-Sep-13 15:52:23

YANBU - I've stopped for NEARLY A YEAR for the first time in 40 years.

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