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I'm Making The Switch To E-cigs!

Discussion in 'GENERAL DISCUSSION' started by Mben, Jun 29, 2013.

  1. Mben

    Mben No Deposit Forum Admin Staff Member

    Hoping that this banner keeps track as the days pass. I kind of like it because it depicts a Blu e-cig. <a href="http://sigbanner.e-cigarette-forum.com/sig1/banner.html" >[​IMG]</a>(analogs = cigarettes) I know this banner will add up. It's cool too. lol <a href="http://sincemylastcigarette.com/">[​IMG]</a> I'm making it public so everyone can see my progress and besides that, I'm making it public as sort of a pledge in everyone's minds that I have chosen to stop smoking once and for all! A pledge I intend to keep! Let the count UP begin! Yay!I smoked my last cigarette and I refuse to buy anymore starting on 7/8/13!-- Edited by Mben on Thursday 15th of August 2013 02:36:19 PM
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  2. Mben

    Mben No Deposit Forum Admin Staff Member

    Let the banning begin! Tucson Unified School District (our largest school district), is deciding the fate of e-cigs on campus. I understand why they wouldn't want children to be exposed to them but this is the beginning of e-cigs being banned at malls, restaurants, etc. Mark my words. lolTUCSON, AZ (<a href="http://www.tucsonnewsnow.com/story/22908794/tusd-to-decide-tonight-on-e-cigarettes?utm_source=buffer&utm_campaign=Buffer&utm_content=buffere879f&utm_medium=facebook" >Tucson News Now</a>) - Happening today, the Tucson Unified School District will consider banning the use of e-cigarettes. Tobacco use is already banned on TUSD campuses, but now the district says they are trying to keep up with technology. Tonight the TUSD Governing Board will consider banning the use of e-cigarettes by students, staff and the public on school grounds. E-cigarettes are becoming more popular.  Some consider them healthier than real cigarettes because of their varying levels of nicotine.The problem for school officials is that the two types of e-cigarettes look identical so they cannot tell whether it is a nicotine-free device or not.There is also the fear that the use could lead teens to smoking real cigarettes. Several states have imposed bans on e-cigarettes including several airlines. Arizona State University is going smoke free in August and e-cigarettes are included in the ban.  TUSD will consider banning e-cigarettes tonight.  The board meeting starts at 7 p.m.Stay with Tucson News Now online and on air for updates on the board's decision. Here's my Facebook reply to those who are slamming e-cigs ... Michele V  -  I'm making the switch to e-cigs as a healthier alternative to smoking conventional cigarettes. 4 additives compared to 4000 has got to be healthier in my mind. For those of you who haven't smoked ever don't understand the physical and mental addiction of smoking. I'm not saying to applaud those who choose to vape showing off and such, but those who are trying to really stop smoking, even if by way of an e-cig, should be applauded. Now with that said, I am definitely for banning e-cigs on high school campuses. But what worries me is that the ban will continue to spread to other places and with an uneducated public on the differences between smoking and vaping, it will spread like wildfire. And regarding the comment about EBT users (which I am not but just saying ...), if you feel you are paying for their e-cig, you must be paying for their clothes on their backs too. Ban their clothes now!  -- Edited by Mben on Tuesday 23rd of July 2013 01:26:23 PM
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  3. nikkidog

    nikkidog WELL KNOWN MEMBER

    Michele, congrats on your progress.  I would to try the e-cig. What kind are you using ( there are so many different kinds )  and where do you buy them
  4. Mben

    Mben No Deposit Forum Admin Staff Member

    Thank you, nikki. [​IMG]I am still using Blu. I bought it at Walgreens. I bought extra e-juice from a local vape store called Freedom Smoke USA.There is a lot of product out there on the internet where you can order online but without actually holding and trying one, it would be hard to make decisions on what to get. Start by reading everything you can about them, look for a local store that might carry equipment and go from there. If you don't have a local store, then the internet is your route most likely. 
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  5. krystalkitty

    krystalkitty Greedy Gambler

    Ain't making the switch.....gonna have to try something else. My Mom just informed me that her neighbor passed away and when they did the autopsy found vapor in his lungs.....so vapor or tar??? What is worse I wonder?
  6. Mben

    Mben No Deposit Forum Admin Staff Member

    I don't know how they found vapor in  his lungs as it is well, vapor. It is a vapor that evaporates into the air within seconds. Definition of VAPOR:1: diffused matter (as smoke or fog) suspended floating in the air and impairing its transparency2: a substance in the gaseous state as distinguished from the liquid or solid state From <a href="http://pbskids.org/itsmylife/body/smoking/article3.html" >http://pbskids.org/itsmylife/body/smoking/article3.html</a> ...To give you an idea of the harm these substances can do, picture the thick gooey-ness of tar. The average smoker inhales about one cup of tar a year. Because a smoker's lungs often don't work as well as they should, the tar may stick and stay in there for a long time. Tar also hurts the cilia in a person's airway, which are tiny hairs that protect the lungs by sweeping out mucus and germs. Tar, like many of the other chemicals in cigarettes, can cause diseases related to how we breathe, like emphysema and bronchitis. But kk, it is good that you are keeping your ears open about all that is about e-cigs. 
  7. krystalkitty

    krystalkitty Greedy Gambler

    Don't know! I think for me I might just have to get some candy cigs:)
  8. Mben

    Mben No Deposit Forum Admin Staff Member

    Oh gawd! That's what got me hooked! hahahaha JK!
  9. dreamypleasures

    dreamypleasures WELL KNOWN MEMBER

    Nikkidog, look at the previous posts on this thread.  I have a set for sale or I can construct a set for you.  I've also listed my wholesale suppliers below.  It takes about 2 weeks to get the order, but its well worth the wait.  A local smoke shop has to charge a lot more to cover their expenses.  Let me know if I can help you in any way.  My email is ninabogard at sbcglobal dot com.  PRICE ANGELS E CIGS<a href="http://www.anrdoezrs.net/click-4133458-10934599">http://www.anrdoezrs.net/click-4133458-10934599</a>HEALTHCABIN E CIGS<a href="http://www.healthcabin.net/hcx/jrox.php?id=1021_1">http://www.healthcabin.net/hcx/jrox.php?id=1021_1</a>FREE-CIGS dot com   E cig supplies and kits<a href="http://www.free-cigs.com/?AffId=15">http://www.free-cigs.com/?AffId=15</a> 
  10. dreamypleasures

    dreamypleasures WELL KNOWN MEMBER

    Wow, thanks for the counter MBen :) [​IMG]
  11. dreamypleasures

    dreamypleasures WELL KNOWN MEMBER

    Right on!   [​IMG]
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  12. dreamypleasures

    dreamypleasures WELL KNOWN MEMBER

     
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  14. dreamypleasures

    dreamypleasures WELL KNOWN MEMBER

    mben, i'm trying to post the e cig counter, but it won't let me. here is the link. <a href="">sincemylastcigarette.com/</a> &gt;<img src="" alt="&lt;a rel=" />sincemylastcigarette.com/banners/1358337600_50_1_USD_4_default.png &gt; url=<a href="http://sincemylastcigarette.com/">sincemylastcigarette.com/</a>]<img src="" alt="&lt;a rel=" />sincemylastcigarette.com/banners/1358337600_50_1_USD_4_default.png &gt;[/url
  15. Mben

    Mben No Deposit Forum Admin Staff Member

    You're welcome, Nina,I went ahead and added the banner to your biography and as your signature. That way you don't have to worry about getting into your posts. It'll just be there. :cool:Also, make sure it is counting up as the days go by. I copied the code you gave me and was hoping i didn't have to go to the banner site and create new code. And that's because i wouldn't have your info such as end date, $ per pack, etc. I think the banner should be fine though as is. Say it LOUD! I'm smoke free and I'm PROUD! :thumb:
  16. daremeto

    daremeto WELL KNOWN MEMBER

    ___________________________________________________________________________________________ I don't know how they found vapor in his lungs as it is well, vapor. It is a vapor that evaporates into the air within seconds.___________________________________________________________________________________________it is not just water vapor you have the chemicals that is added to the water. either way both are bad for you because our lungs were not designed to absorb anything other than oxygen, and i am a smoker, have been one for 42 yrs. quitting is quitting, period. no substitues or anything else, if you want to quit, just quit. i know it is not easy as i have tried many times. it is an addiction, and i know from being clean from cocaine for 28 yrs, you cannot substitute one addiction for another, you have to just stop. it all comes down to how bad do you really want to quit.
  17. Mben

    Mben No Deposit Forum Admin Staff Member

    It's not even water vapor, daremeto. Water is not an additive in my juice. But what I was getting at is how they found actual vapor as it evaporates into thin air. I do believe there does have to be some kind of residue, deposit or what not left behind in the lungs. I was hoping to get more discussion on that specifically. As far as quitting (I choose to use the word STOP as it has more of a self control aspect than giving up on something as in QUIT), I am choosing to stop taking in nicotine by way of a conventional cigarette. I have not chosen to stop taking in nicotine all together though. Baby steps for me after all this time is how I need to do it. I can make the excuse that I am not as strong as some people mentally, but it wouldn't be an excuse. I know I don't have the strength to just stop cold turkey. I have tried it once and it obviously didn't work. Try and try again ? I don't know about that. It didn't work the first time and it won't a second time trying. You would think that giving up cocaine would be more difficult than giving up smoking. I don't know for sure but if you were able to kick that very addicting habit, I would think you could give up a little old cigarette. I applaud you on being clean for 28 years! :bigclap:
  18. daremeto

    daremeto WELL KNOWN MEMBER

    unfortunately it is not the same for one thing i didn't do cocaine nearly as long as i smoke, cocaine it is a physical addiction as it is with nicotine, but with smoking like you said it is a habit of having something to do with your hands, smoking after eating, sex and whatever else we associate it with. also i went through rehab to quit cocaine otherwise i would not of been able to quit, but i have not heard of any nicotine rehab centers. i have tried many times, many different ways to stop smoking and all were unsuccessful. i have tried your baby steps and i am still smoking, that does not say it won't work for you. and if it is the holding the cig, putting it to your lips, inhaling, and then blow out the smoke, with e-cigs you are doing that and yes you no longer put the tar in your lungs you put whatever chemicals are in e-cigs in your lungs, either way it is wrong. like i said our lungs were designed to breathe oxygen and that is it
  19. Mben

    Mben No Deposit Forum Admin Staff Member

    I want to add that I am in no way wanting to pressure anyone into choosing an e-cig. It was my personal decision but with my feelings about, IF someone chooses to go that route because of this thread, then yay!"
    And I am very glad that discussion on the pros AND cons are being discussed as people need to hear both sides of the story always. Being able to weigh both sides of the coin helps in making a right decision for themselves. "
    Thank you, daremeto and everyone else, who is involved in this thread.
  20. dreamypleasures

    dreamypleasures WELL KNOWN MEMBER

    Thank you for fixing the banner for me. "
    I am not endorsing e-cigs, regular cigs, etc. either. I am just giving people alternative places to purchase to save money but only if it is your choice, you want to try them and you are over 18."
    I make my own e-juice with the following 3 ingredients. 100% pure USP Grade Kosher Vegetable glycerin, naturally derived nicotine and artificial flavoring. All of my ingredients are made in the USA. Two out of three are organic / natural . Some people add distilled water to their e juice. "
    I don't know if I'll ever quit completely, but until then I'll vape instead. Have a good week ladies.
  21. daremeto

    daremeto WELL KNOWN MEMBER

    congrats dreamypleasures keep up the good work!
  22. Mben

    Mben No Deposit Forum Admin Staff Member

    So dreamypleasures, have you ever lost your sense of taste of the ejuice flavor and/or do you get cotton mouth . I've experienced both now. I've read it's normal and to be sure to drink more water being that I vape now. Something about the vapors use or do something with the moisture in your mouth. Also, the water freshens your taste buds if you have a loss of ejuice flavor. I can still taste food and smell everything, things I may not want to like ... :fart: :lol: (added the smelling part because your nose has a lot to do with tasting. I am not stuffy. lol)
  23. dreamypleasures

    dreamypleasures WELL KNOWN MEMBER

    Yep, you definitely get thirsty. I have to have a drink around all the time. I loved peach cobbler and then suddenly I couldn't taste it. I think your taste buds get immune to a particular flavor or something :) so it's normal what you're experiencing. I read a funny post recently ... someone said now that they vape, their pee stinks. Someone replied, it probably always did - you just couldn't smell it. lolololol I'm going to start listing my e cig stuff on my fb page. <a href="http://www.facebook.com/zagoranaturals">www.facebook.com/zagoranaturals</a>"
    keep up the good work girl.
  24. Mben

    Mben No Deposit Forum Admin Staff Member

    dreamypleasures, I need a sweetner so I can add it to my e-juices. My local store does not sell it but I did find some at Ms T's Bakery. <a href="http://www.mstsbakery.com/ms-ts-sweetener/" >http://www.mstsbakery.com/ms-ts-sweetener/</a>They want $3 for the bottle which is no big deal. But they want $5.80 just to mail it to me. If I'm going to pay that kind of money for shipping, I'd rather pay you for the bottle and get free shipping. I say you have free shipping because I read that about one order on your facebook. Do you have a small bottle of sweetner I can buy?If I don't get my e-juices sweeter, I'm going to feel like I am missing something vaping and to make this work for the long haul, I can't be missing anything. You know what I mean? 
  25. dreamypleasures

    dreamypleasures WELL KNOWN MEMBER

    I haven't bought any sweetener yet. I don't have the $$ right now, so I made my own. Get a packet of splenda and add about a tablespoon of regular or distilled water to it. Make sure its completely dissolved. I added about 4 drops to my little bottle of juice and that was enough for me. I added a few drops at a time and then kind of tasted the juice by putting a smidgen of it on my finger and touched it to my tongue. It worked for me. :) From what I've read, you have to use sucralose. That is what is in Splenda along with other stuff. Once I get some $$, I'll order sucralose. Hope this works for you. I have to wash my filters out more, but that's fine with me. I soak mine in vodka overnight and it gets rid of any residue from the juice as well as the flavoring. hth nina ninabogard @ sbcglobal.net if you need to contact me directly.I got the vivi nova minis in yesterday.  I'm loving these tanks.  Pic attached.  Its the one on the right./download.spark?ID=1365991&aBID=89469
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  26. Mben

    Mben No Deposit Forum Admin Staff Member

    Thanks for the Splenda tip. Of course, i only have Equal here at home right now. lol I think my daughter may have some and I am going to see her tonight so I'll grab a pack or two and give it a try."
    How often do you clean your tanks? And with Vodka? Oh wait, that's right ... Vodka has no taste. And when you say filter, do you mean the wick part of the tank? "
    I've already boiled a couple of my cartridges so I can start with fresh e-juice refills. I can't seem to get all of the residual flavor out though but it's worked ok for me. Just need that sweetness. Maybe i should have bought the same Funny Dip flavor but i wanted to try something new. It's called forest Fruit. It taste awesome otherwise I wouldn't have bought it but it ended up not as sweet as the funny Dip.
  27. Mben

    Mben No Deposit Forum Admin Staff Member

    Damn keyboard! My SHIFT key is starting to stick or not stick which is making for a lot of un-capitalized typos! hahaha
  28. dreamypleasures

    dreamypleasures WELL KNOWN MEMBER

    oops, sorry, yes, filters = wicks. You can soak your cartomizer filters from your Blu in vodka. That should take the flavor taste out of it. "
    Sweet and low or Equal might work too. Just dissolve it really well before adding it to your e juice. Or maybe just add a drop directly onto your carto. The smoke shop I used to go to would make it extra sweet or extra flavor if you ask. it was no charge too. hth Youtube has tons of videos about shortcuts and tips about these e cigs.
  29. Mben

    Mben No Deposit Forum Admin Staff Member

    And I forgot to grab the Splenda! Ugh! lol This will all come together .... eventually! lol
  30. dreamypleasures

    dreamypleasures WELL KNOWN MEMBER

    oops, I forgot this too. I clean my wicks when they don't vape very well and start looking funky. Then I eventually have to throw them away and use new ones. I'll spend $25 on gambling, but $2 for a wick kills me :) Also, you can mix the sweetener directly into the e juice instead of diluting it with water. just shake the bottle really well. hth

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