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05-20-2013 07:25 PM
thelub I successfully quit about 3 months ago. I got the flu, didn't smoke for 5 days and that really helped kick the addiction. That and the last pack I bought was $8.49 and that really hurt. I finally reached the mental state where I didn't want to smoke any more.

Oddly enough I still enjoy the smell when somebody is smoking though. Can't stand it when somebody has just smoked though.
05-20-2013 07:04 PM
Erica Me and my husband have been using ecigs for years now. It took some getting used to in the beginning, but now I would never go back to real cigarettes. We've used probably 15 different types of ecigs over ther years. Now we use Smokeless Image's products and love them. I've tried the tanks, but I'm actually not a big fan of them. Even now, I still prefer the cigarette style e-cigs. I just keep a bottle of liquid around and top off my cartomizer. One cartomizer will usually last me a couple weeks and a 30ml bottle of liquid will last me almost a month.

I think my favorite thing is the lack of smell. I can't stand to be around the smell of smokers now.

If you have any questions, just let me know. I'd be happy to help

Oops, I replied before I realized there was another page to this thread and that it was an older thread. I guess you dont need my help, lol.
05-20-2013 03:38 PM
slavecorps Hi all,

I started this thread back in January, but have been very busy with college, my internship, and research, so I haven't been on TPT much since then. Now that the semester is over, I have more time for TPT. I thought I'd let anyone interested in this thread know that e-cigs have really helped me make a great deal of progress in conquering my nicotine addiction over the last 5 months. During that time, I only broke down a few times and smoked regular cigarettes, but primarily relied on the e-cig. The cost was not prohibitive when compared to cigarettes since I used online resources to learn how to mix my own liquids and shopped around for high quality, cost effective equipment. Now, I only need a few puffs on the e-cig throughout the day and fully expect to be done with it altogether by the end of June.

I feel that since the nicotine is not absorbed as effectively through vapor as it is with smoke that it gave me just enough to make it through the day, and slowly I became less dependent on nicotine. Subsequently, the behavioral addiction that occurs concurrently with smoking became meaningless as I became less dependent on nicotine, thereby slowly dishabituating my behavioral addictions (hand and mouth behaviors), making it easier to reduce and eventually cease the behavior entirely.
01-16-2013 06:47 PM
thelub Very encouraging! I've been smoking for 10+ years and while not a heavy smoker (a pack every other day or so) I'd love to quit. My current problem is I like doing it too much still.

My g/f quit a year ago with chantix and hasn't turned back. She tried several years ago with chantix and she had a very bad psychological reaction to it because it didn't mix with another med she was taking. This time around she wasn't on the other med and it worked wonders. I've been interested in e-cigs, but like a couple other members posted on this thread, its confusing as to which one is the best.

slavecorps - I bet you're already seeing a noticeable change in your bank account now that you're not spending all that money on smokes! I've had temporary breaks in my smoking and immediately noticed the extra money in my pocket.
01-16-2013 05:52 PM
Kai808 Great Job! Keep it up! I hope one day I'll get off of these things and do a diy thread on how to change the old cartomizers into misters for a Paludarium.
01-15-2013 02:15 PM
slavecorps I did a lot of research on it, and I wanted a cigarette style e-cig. I ended up buying the Volt by Smokeless Image. I could not be happier.

A couple other companies sell the same equipment and the following models are all the same quality and equipment with different branding and price points. The Volt is usually the best deal if you search for coupon codes.

Smokeless Image-Volt
Bloog- Maxx Fusion
Halo- G6



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Originally Posted by kevmo911 View Post
You know, I can't be the only person who's gone online researching for the *best* brand of Ecig and found that it is absolutely impossible to choose because they all clearly have people posting positive reviews for them. I've tried one brand. Are any of the others actually any better or worse?

With that in mind, could those people advocating specific brands and accessories please be a bit more elaborative *coughnalucough* on what the heck they're talking about? I understand how an Ecig works, but I have no idea what a cartomizer is, or a tank, or the "thread type" in reference to batteries.

You don't have to advocate anything. Just post some links. I'm pretty desperate, and I'm sure I'm not the only one.

Thanks for the input!
01-15-2013 02:13 PM
slavecorps Well, it's been a few weeks since I got my e cigarette equipment, nicotine liquid, and filling supplies and haven't had a cigarette since. I could not be any happier. I could not go anywhere in the last 16 years without worrying first about cigarettes and smoking. I feel very liberated and already have noticed positive changes in my health. My gums are turning pink again instead of the sickly gray color they stayed while I was smoking, my tounge looks healthier (sounds weird, but it's true, it had a yellow/brown coating on it all the time when I smoked), I don't feel the tightness in my chest that I have felt for a long time when I wake up, and I am really able to notice how terrible cigarettes really smell when I pass by someone who is smoking. I have no desire to touch a cigarette again.
01-03-2013 10:15 PM
kruzerman I smoked for 15 years and quit cold turkey. It took a few tries to kick them completely though. It helped that my wife quit smoking at the same time and we moved to a new apartment that we refused to smoke in. I used baby carrots as my crutch. Every time I wanted to smoke I would eat the carrots instead. That worked. Its been about 5 years since I quit and I have had a few going out with friends over the past few years and each time the cigarettes tasted worse and worse. I was at a wedding in December and had one drag and it was disgusting! I think I have quit for good now. Just don't take away my cigars. Nothing beats a fine cigar and a nice single malt scotch on a warm spring or fall evening.
01-03-2013 09:47 PM
Rev2eight
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Originally Posted by flutterbug View Post
I quit with Chantix too.
After 10 or so years of smoking, I also quit with Chantix. Been smoke free since Sept. 12, 2012. I will say, it's not a miracle drug. You still really have to want to quit but it was a hell lot easier with the drug.
01-03-2013 08:05 PM
Razorworm I started smoking at the age of 10. I was handed sample paks of cigs on NUMEROUS occasions in downtown Chicago. I quit when my wife got preg with our first child. I had several relapses ( alcohol related ) but now don't even think about it. It was a hell of a journey and I do not envy anyone who trys to quit. I will say though, that I am proud and supportive of anyone who does try. It's noteasy and IMO there are no easy ways, but the end result is soooo worth it.

If I could offer any advise it would be this....start working out diligently and eating better. You will quickly feel and look better and this will give you the strength to continue.
12-31-2012 05:35 AM
nalu86
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Originally Posted by kevmo911 View Post
You know, I can't be the only person who's gone online researching for the *best* brand of Ecig and found that it is absolutely impossible to choose because they all clearly have people posting positive reviews for them. I've tried one brand. Are any of the others actually any better or worse?

With that in mind, could those people advocating specific brands and accessories please be a bit more elaborative *coughnalucough* on what the heck they're talking about? I understand how an Ecig works, but I have no idea what a cartomizer is, or a tank, or the "thread type" in reference to batteries.

You don't have to advocate anything. Just post some links. I'm pretty desperate, and I'm sure I'm not the only one.

Thanks for the input!
On :e-cigarette-forum they have a live chat function, you can ask all your Q .
12-30-2012 07:53 PM
Zefrik
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Originally Posted by beedee View Post
no. I respect myself and others enough not to smoke.
I don't smoke either and I don't go around spewing out crap like that. Let people talk about there problems without you incessantly littering forums with useless posts. Everybody has there own problems and I am sure you do too.
12-30-2012 06:43 AM
kevmo911 You know, I can't be the only person who's gone online researching for the *best* brand of Ecig and found that it is absolutely impossible to choose because they all clearly have people posting positive reviews for them. I've tried one brand. Are any of the others actually any better or worse?

With that in mind, could those people advocating specific brands and accessories please be a bit more elaborative *coughnalucough* on what the heck they're talking about? I understand how an Ecig works, but I have no idea what a cartomizer is, or a tank, or the "thread type" in reference to batteries.

You don't have to advocate anything. Just post some links. I'm pretty desperate, and I'm sure I'm not the only one.

Thanks for the input!
12-30-2012 06:07 AM
nalu86
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Originally Posted by slavecorps View Post
The biggest reason I don't want to do the carto tanks is that I don't have anywhere to keep them when I am out and about. I live in the city and use public transportation for everything and I don't really want to carry a bag full of accessories everywhere I go just for vaping. It might be good for at my apartment, but most of the time I'm not here, and being a college student I don't have a desk I can keep them at while I'm out at classes. I don't even carry books to class, just a binder and pen because I hate having a lot of stuff with me. To me it's a bigger pain to carry larger accessories I can't fit in my pockets.

The whole thing together fits perfectly in my pocket, people think its a pen.

Why would you have to carry a whole bag of accessories? you only need to fill up your tank 1 time and you are good for a whole day.

Its a pain to walk around with a bottle liq and have to drip every couple of puffs. Carto tank you just fill it up before you leave the house and you should be good for a whole day. I never carry anything more than my PV around. And its more in my hand than in my pocket.
12-30-2012 02:39 AM
gordonrichards Switch to no smoking!
You'll save money and its very healthy for you.
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