Quote: Originally Posted by bej
Thank you for your suggestions. I'm trying to quit cold turkey after 60 years of sucking it in. Been five days and very minor bumps over this road. Again, appreciate your help.
Cold Turkey for 8 months solid back in 1980 having picked up one brand of menthols back in '77 and wasn't too hard to do. But at that time a little lady was the incentive but didn't and I ended up still working long hours and club hopping back when everybody lit up!
10-11yrs. ago I started running into bits and pieces of intel on smokeless and then electronic cigarettes I originally thought would be good for those gatherings when non smokers were mixed with smokers on holidays and occasions but that news back in Sept. 2012 of one of the SF members for a bit dumping a 4 pack a day habit was the break point! I was then pointed at places where vaping gear sold as well as looking up one brand I tried out but knew wasn't going to be the hump buster to keep it final!
Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone
Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk
I doubt you will see me stop vaping any time soon unless .
Unless you open a used vaping mod's store and sell them all
1000's.us in mod's spent sir
Cold turkey is tough and doomed to fail unless you receive a lucky dog award
I think the one thing that deters more then helps people spend less on the stuff that offers less and spend more time with the better gear is not seeing everyone who posts a YouTube video blowing clouds and then you hear: "well my Provari vv battery at 4.1v does the job!" without ever knowing that the increased vapor output can actually keep you vaping as it offers more of both flavor and vapor depending on the ejuice as well as the set up.
What I ended up with took time to find which is now far more commonly available being roughly 20-25w and even 40w or 70w on a 150w depending on tank and ejuice you put in! That plays a larger role that will vary from person to person. Then once you find that "just right" combination that works you find you are not looking for more so much and you then start "not spending" so much!
One example was going after a lot of new gear last fall into spring and now will hardly be looking for maybe a few new tanks and an extra mod compared to the first year or so. Presently it depends where I am and what I am doiing since I carry an iStick 50w or the latest MVP 3.0 Pro 60w model since both have the long life batteries while the iStick's 4400mah always seems to outlast the MVP's 4500mah battery.
The MVP 20W 20watt mod sits along with another iStick 50w when watch the tube as well as that first stand holding a Vamo 3-15w and the four Innokin iTaste VV(variable voltage) v3.0s 6-11w batteries despite the small 700mah have held up now for almost two full years.
The small 350, 400mah eGo type non variable batteries? seriously lack in quality along with the low voltage. BCC=Bottom Coil Clearomizer, BDC=Bottom Dual coil Clearomizer, not so much for the BVDC=Bottom Vertical Dual Coil but the BVC=Bottom Vertical Coil in tanks fare better then clearomizers it seem. Forget any CE2-CE5 stuff as that is lower end quick sell for eGo type batteries while SMOK has good but still a bit cheaply made tanks. Aspire has outshined a number of brands with the Triton being ideal for those who would otherwise drill additional air intake holes.
Quote: Originally Posted by bej
Someway, somehow, I need to get the Lucky Dog Award.....
Failure is not an option.....
You have to "Want To Quit"! You have to think "This has to be Done Period"! And you also need to realize "Nicotine Addiction is a Farse blown out of proportion by the Media"!
And better not eat any tomatoes or eggplant if you have any concern over "can't get the nicotine down fast enough"! I went 0% nic before the date I finished off the last carton on. Did you know it would tank about 50mg all the way up over 110mg for the system to absorb the same amount of nicotine from an ecig as it would from a tobacco product?!
Then consider the rest of the actual science showing that nicotine can help for those with memory loss problems and is equal to about what Caffeine is in a cup of fresh brewed coffee. Some teas actually see more Caffeine then most brands of coffee sold!
PG or Propylene Glycol not the other forms of Glycol broadcast in the negative blog campaigns but the one of two main ingredients besides flavorings and nicotine being optional was first used back during WW II during the Influenza outbreak sprayed in hospital tents to sanitize the air! It has also been in use with Immediate Asthmatic inhalers since the 50s and you wonder why some with COPD who smoked are noticing vast improvements when turning to vaping. Follow the science not the Crock and B stories being floated! That will be a help in reaching your goal as well as your need to examine the various hardwares now seen compared to just a couple of years ago!
Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone
Get good devices then
Night Hawk can offer some good suggestions mostly because he has used so many
itaste mvp 2.0 is good but needs a different tank to be good nautilus mini
A year later and I'm sure many new devices have surfaced and mine still are kicking
I have 2 the above one and a inferno not great it does require a lot of cleaning but does work and did get me off cig's
The itaste was a backup and a daily user with awesome battery life and a lot easier to maintain.
But did need another tank
They came out with an iTaste v4 model with either a 1000mah or 1100mah battery I was considering but the 700s are still in good shape for those extras. The MVP 3.0 is the 30w model but still sees the 2600mah while the Pro came out to compete with the iStick 50w and 100w models. The 100w take a pair of 18650s however and I have the 30w DovPo E-LVT, All Stainless ZNA 50 50w, and 150w wooden box mod now in a large leather carrying case with the extra 20w and 10w iSticks and one 50w along with spare 18650 batteries and simply a place to store things when not in use except for the DovPo on one stand and the ZNA 50 and MVP 3.0 Pro on the other mod stand on the PC desk here
I spend enough over the time gradually getting into the better stuff as it was first being seen which is where the expense came in over now simply being able to pick and choose! Going with tanks that can handle 40w, 50w, or higher even while only starting off with a 20w or 30w mod is a smart move while some will end up running mechanical mods and rebuilding their own coils.
Personally the progress being seen with the newer tank designs especially with sub ohm tanks now able to handle higher output it can work well. But initially transitioning over from smoke to vapor is a project in itself at times! At least now however a growing number of Cardiovascular specialists have stepped upto the plate regarding the potential life saving potentials seen for people who switch! Simply type MOVEorganization.org
on any search engine to arrive at the home site.
That movie exposing all the corruption and political influencing seen by Big Pharmaceutical interests will be out something during the first part of 2016 which should interest a good number of people since it not effects those who still do or did already quite but non smokers as well as it gets into how Big Pharma has been using the public as guinea pigs all along for new products which are not fully tested in labs first before going out on the market.
There's a big joke about Chantrix floating the social networks about that one and how it can drive you to certain demise?! The movie itself however gets into a large variety of things as the film crew travels to various places around the globe.