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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

millabbie123 Tue 03-Jun-14 22:59:09

I have found it loads cheaper using a ecig, i bought mine of ebay its been great they also have a website and i get 4 bottles of e-liquid for £9.99 and the ego is only £7.45. 4 bottles does me a month so loads cheaper.

jay4wayne Wed 08-Jan-14 22:46:25

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PlentyOfPubeGardens Wed 08-Jan-14 14:45:54

Well done yummy flowers

Come and join us on the new thread smile

yummymum2014 Wed 08-Jan-14 11:27:37

I've recently started using e-cigarettes and the guys at we're really helpful and well priced. They only sell UK based liquids from Decadent Vapours and I've been smoke free for 2 weeks now. I contacted them through twitter oriinally and they recommended the eVod and an eLiquid which has been amazing.

Sorry I forgot to convert links so apologies for repeat posting smile

yummymum2014 Wed 08-Jan-14 11:25:40

I've recently started using e-cigarettes and the guys at we're really helpful and well priced. They only sell UK based liquids from Decadent Vapours and I've been smoke free for 2 weeks now. I contacted them through twitter oriinally and they recommended the eVod and an eLiquid which has been amazing.

PfftTheMagicDraco Sat 04-Jan-14 10:45:16

I need help!

I want to get started, but I have no clue. All this talk about mixing liquids and battery stuff...I feel very confused.

I saw this on ParadiseVape

And it looks very cheap, am I going to be disappointed? Can I use any liquids with these? What is the difference between PG/VG? When I select a liquid, it asks what mix I want confused

magimedi Fri 15-Nov-13 22:03:38

Here is the link to Part II.


magimedi Fri 15-Nov-13 21:54:22

I've had a drink & am going to go & start the next thread!!

You are all welcome to beat me up about it tomorrow!! [grin}

magimedi Fri 15-Nov-13 21:53:19

Go for the AIBU, Plenty - GO!

I clean mine with meths - and I am not a bag lady!!

DH used to smoke a pipe & gave up about 5 years ago. He is horriblly interested in all things vaping & suggested pipe cleaners & meths to me. You have to leave it to dry for 6 hours or so after cleaning & there is no taste at all.

Drink the vodka - use meths it's the same sort of alcohol & works.

PlentyOfPubeGardens Fri 15-Nov-13 21:00:02

It was only sainsbo's 'everyday' vodka grin

Was that the Joose Juice gingerbread? I love that stuff.

MaggieMcGill Fri 15-Nov-13 20:49:35

You soaked it in vodka? Are you mad? What a waste grin I've since drained it out refilled with gingerbread. Hmm! Not to sure about that one either, it's nice but a bit strong so I've drained that to and I'm back to my strawberry. It actually tastes a lot nicer I,n this so thank you thanks

PlentyOfPubeGardens Fri 15-Nov-13 20:08:28

Wouldn't it be nice if there were a New Tech board?

Well, I suppose there's Geeky stuff?

magi I think you're right, though, it should stay in AIBU for the traffic and to stop it disappearing, as it would in chat. It's brilliant how many people this thread is helping and it would be a shame to hide it away somewhere with not much traffic.

I'm happy to start the new thread, how about ...

AIBU ... to STILL feel positively evangelical about electronic cigarettes? [thread 2]

(open to suggestions?)

Shodan, well done! flowers

Maggie, wow that was quick! No germolene, honest grin After I used it the once I gave it a good rinse, soaked in vodka overnight, gave it another good rinse and left it to air dry. And don't be silly, I'm just glad it's getting some use. It is a lovely piece of kit, I just hated the feel of the drip tip.

Today I have been mostly vaping Dekang China (except when it got here it was called 'Chinese Tobacco', I'm going to assume it's the same thing). I quite like it. It's a fairly good tobacco flavour, less sweet than most of the western fag flavours. It has a tiny bit of the odd fragrant note like YuXi had but it's a lot fainter.

MaggieMcGill Fri 15-Nov-13 18:48:04

Plenty thanks My parcel arrived today. Hehe! together with my new battery that is one serious bit of kit i have now grin I have put a new banana liquid in that I've never tried before. I don't know if it's the liquid, the metal or if you gave it a wee swish out with disinfectant but I swear I can taste something like germolene not that I have tried eating germolene confused

I have posted you the dual coil thingy so hopefully you will get it tomorrow. I'm actually a bit mortified with what I have sent you compared with what I have received blush

Shodan Fri 15-Nov-13 17:41:39


Thank you.

I'm amazed to say I actually prefer the vaping- better flavours (choc caramel and cherry are my current favourites) and no nasty smell!!

MaggieMcGill Fri 15-Nov-13 16:55:36

Wow! I can't believe how many people this thread has helped. It's amazing. Well done everyone smile

HettiePetal Fri 15-Nov-13 16:18:43

Congrats, Shodan. Hoping a week from now (maybe sooner) I'll be a non smoker too!

Thanks Queen and everyone else for all your info on this thread thanks

magimedi Fri 15-Nov-13 16:03:23

Well done, Shodan.

It's amazing, isn't it?

Shodan Fri 15-Nov-13 16:01:59

Just wanted to add my bit here- thanks to this thread and you lovely lot I bought a vaporizer nearly 4 weeks ago and haven't had a cigarette since. From nearly 20 a day to none, overnight.

In fact, I waxed so lyrical about them to a friend of mine that he has also made the transition from smoking to vaping.

So thank you all. (My lungs also say thank you grin)

QueenStromba Fri 15-Nov-13 15:44:41

The 2 and 2.4 ohms will work fine with the Ego batteries - you'll just get more vapour with a 1.8 ohm atomizer.

Cantabile Fri 15-Nov-13 14:59:18

Maggie, I think I'm a bit scared of getting something like the Twisted Java again grin

I keep looking, and thinking Chocolate would be too cloying, melon would be too sweet, I hate coffee, don't like menthol blah blah blah, oh well, I'll stick with Apple then. I think I'm either very picky or far too cautious and boring.

Jux Fri 15-Nov-13 14:50:46

Other Stuff/Other Subjects
Other Stuff/Products
Health/General Health

That's all I can think of that has even the remotest relevance. Wouldn't it be nice if there were a New Tech board?

(I suppose Style and Beauty, for this, is a step too far.... grin)

MaggieMcGill Fri 15-Nov-13 09:53:22

Queen and Plenty Thanks, that makes sense now. So, basically I can use either the 2 or the 2.4ohms in the VV without them exploding but they probably won't work so well on my other ego batteries. Is that right?

Doin Don't worry, I'm the same and I've been vaping for 7 weeks now. Stick with the thread though, there is some great advise here.

Ilovesooty Thanks for pointing me towards the Smok VV. It's great to have a battery that actually works now. Mine were driving me up the wall.

Cantabile I've been ordering from Joose Juice. They have 10ml bottles for £1.50 and very quick delivery. I'm not to keen on their coffee flavours, they are very strong but I do like the Strawberries n cream and Apple pie (I couldn't actually taste apple pie but it was still nice). I have a few other flavours that I've still to try.

magimedi Fri 15-Nov-13 09:26:45

It may not be an AIBU but if you put it in Chat it will vanish & there is some very good info on here for any one starting out.

AIBU to say it should go in AIBU? grin

PlentyOfPubeGardens Fri 15-Nov-13 09:21:15

Doin grin If it works, you're doing it right! Sorry if I made it sound over-complicated, I'm a natural tinkerer and am having far too much fun taking these things to bits to see how they work.

Queen, yes I've been thinking we should start a new thread. Where should it go? It's not really an AIBU anymore.

magimedi Fri 15-Nov-13 09:11:09

20ml a week for me - still happy with Sherlock tobacco flavour. I don't like any of the fruity/coffee/caramel ones, but then I don't have a sweet tooth at all. I don't even like chocolate very much (will I get booted off MN?)

Do start another thread, Queen - there seem to be plenty of us & more joining!

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