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Old 09-18-2011, 10:59 AM   #16
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Re: Does an e - cigarette count?

I have smoked for 35 years. Two packs a day. Have tried patches, gum and spray to stop. Nothing worked.
Then I found the E-Cig. I am now 11 weeks without cigarettes. I now vape and my sense of smell and taste has come back.
I have no inclination to smoke conventional cigs again. I was a hardened smoker and NEVER EVER thought I could stop.
I recommend the E-Cig. It works.

 
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Old 06-24-2012, 10:37 PM   #17
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Re: Does an e - cigarette count?

I too recommend E-cigs. Infact everyone who smokes would be a fool not to try it out. They are cheap and well made these days. You get your nicotine and are remarkably close in flavor.

Haven't seen any complaints or warnings regarding them. And you would think big tobacco would do everything in its power to knock them down. Unless ofcourse, they have a piece of the action. I don't know.

The FDA is doing what they can, and it won't be long before it's off the market here in the states.

I don't think I'll ever give up the addiction, but this is less harmful.

 
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Old 06-25-2012, 09:27 AM   #18
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Re: Does an e - cigarette count?

Yip. It's not the nicotine that gives you cancer. It's the hundreds of carcinogens in the tobacco. Never mind the tar that clogs your lungs.
After 12 months, I am still off tobacco and enjoy my LavaTube VV eciggie.
Some people might say that the Glycol or Glycerine that is used in e-cigs juice is also used in antifreeze. Correct. It is also used in Cough Syrups to make up the bulk liquid. Dog food and many foodstuffs contain it to keep them moist. It mixes well with most other ingredients unlike other oils.
The reason FDA wants to ban it is SOLELY REVENUE LOSS from tobacco as the e-cig has taken on big time in the USA.

 
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Old 06-25-2012, 09:30 AM   #19
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Re: Does an e - cigarette count?

Yip. It's not the nicotine that gives you cancer. It's the hundreds of carcinogens in the tobacco. Never mind the tar that clogs your lungs.
After 12 months, I am still off tobacco and enjoy my LavaTube VV eciggie.
Some people might say that the Glycol or Glycerine that is used in e-cigs juice is also used in antifreeze. Correct. It is also used in Cough Syrups to make up the bulk liquid. Dog food and many foodstuffs contain it to keep them moist. It mixes well with most other ingredients unlike other oils.
The reason FDA wants to ban it is SOLELY REVENUE LOSS from tobacco as the e-cig has taken on big time in the USA.

 
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Old 07-17-2012, 06:58 AM   #20
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Re: Does an e - cigarette count?

As an ex-smoker and ex-ecig user, I do feel qualified to comment on this.

I smoked for nearly 30 years and decided I wanted to give up. I tried several times, then bought a cheap (so I thought) e-cig and tried it. It was OK, but not really satisfying. I then googled them and found sites such as nu-vapor and others where there are general e-cig users and then the complete nerdish e-cig fans (Like me!!!) I used to make my own e-cigs and loved it, from standard 3v to variable voltage..... see, I told you I was a nerd

I found it was a great help as nicotine is not the only (or worst) thing in a cigarette and some of the others are as addictive if not more so. This is why it is so difficult to give up by using nicotine replacement therapy.

However, because of the vapour produced with an e-cig, there is a psychological crutch coupled with the hand to mouth movement that is a real help. Most e-cigs (not including some specialist suppliers in US and UK) are made in china, and buying e-cigs from china is as safe as anywhere else (look for heaven gifts on the web, a good supplier who I have used myself). They provide a real selection although the ego tank and the joye 510 are very good simple devices that work and allow you to try the better types very cheaply.

These typically work better that those found in petrol stations (Gas stations), shopping arcades (malls) etc.

The real important part though is the liquid that is used in the e-cigs.... this is what is vapourised and enters your lungs, so this is where you need to be careful. I would NOT recommend any liquids made in china!

The liquid is vapourised and delivers flavour and a level of nicotine into your lungs. By using one of the devices mentioned above, or any refillable unit, you have the benefit of cost saving, and also a choice of flavour (I used to love apple pie and custard flavour as it did not make me think of cigarettes, or mulled wine at christmas!)

The vendors will usually tell you it is water vapour, it is not! It is either PG (propylene glycol) or VG (Vegetable glycerine) I preferred a mix of 7% PG (Gives better flavour) and 93% VG (Gives better vapour) if you use one of the devices above, then you can buy US or EU manufactured liquids with better quality control and also the choice to select your nicotine level from high (30mg/ml) to 0mg/ml or zero nicotine.

en-juice in UK or alien visions in US are both good, and I am not negating any other supplier in the US or UK, just these are two that spring to mind!

I hope you find this useful. As I said, I have now stopped entirely, but I do not think I could have done it without stepping down from the real-thing, to vaping (e-cig slang for smoking ) then quitting

Although expensive, I always liked my 610.... it was a rosewood pipe look-alike and went well with my tweed jacket and bow ties

I also want to point out, I do not have any business interests in the supply of the e-cigs or liquids, I just want people to be able to research the market properly without wasting money on cheap (but costly) sh... cra... rubbish!

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Old 07-18-2012, 10:48 AM   #21
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Re: Does an e - cigarette count?

VG or PG. Both are used in foodstuffs anyway. The flavors you like is also used in foodstuffs.
It is only the nicotine added that is as dangerous as caffeine in coffee.
It is addictive but not harmful in any way. My wife and I love our ecigs. No more tar, stink and numerous other cancer agents.
I have not had a cigarette in 12 months. Never ever thought I could stop cigarettes after many years of smoking 30 pd.
I have promoted this on many forums and wow. What feedback I get. People that tried to stop many times thanking me.
Just try it. You will not be sorry.

 
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Old 10-30-2014, 06:30 AM   #22
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Re: Does an e - cigarette count?

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Hi everybody,

I stopped smoking on Monday. I have done ok but tonight I went out for a few drinks with my friends. I knew this would be a danger point so in preparation I took an e- cigarette. As I had a few drinks I took to the cigarette and yes it actually worked and got rid of craving for a real cigarette.

Just a quick question, am I substituting a real cigarette for a non real cigarette and not really quitting?

Regards Kevin.
Im doing it and it def counts for me How do you feel? I feel fantastic

 
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Old 10-30-2014, 07:43 AM   #23
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Re: Does an e - cigarette count?

Just to clarify matters, nicotine is a poison and can be deadly. Keep ecigs and liquid away from children and pets. One drop of pure nicotine will kill you. If you were to unroll 3 cigarettes and swallow the tobacco you would die of nicotine poisoning. Assuming you were able to keep it down without throwing up.

That said,... vaping is still far less damaging than smoking. Less 300+ carcinogens plus no tar build up. PG is actually good for our lungs. Protects against viral respiratory infections. Watch how many times you catch a cold when you switch.

Eliquids comes in different nicotine strengths. Try not to over do it. 18 to 24mg should be enough for former chain smokers, like myself. Nicotine is known to cause premature aging among other things.

A word about the Chinese. It was a Chinese scientist who created the Ecig and also the first company to mass produce Eliquid. They invented it and have been making juice the longest. They have come closest to the real flavor of smokes. So if you want the flavor of Chunky Monkey, by all means buy American. But if you want a true tobacco taste, buy Chinese. It's alot cheaper too.

 
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Old 11-13-2014, 10:06 AM   #24
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Re: Does an e - cigarette count?

Just like to add to my previous post, that although ecigs are not entirely safe or healthy, but then again what is,.... it is far safer than smoking cigarettes. I have been vaping 2 or 3 years now. I hardly ever catch a cold, which is a bonus vaping, and would recommend anyone who smokes to give vaping a try.

A little while back, I tried smoking again for believe it or not, medicinal purposes. Long story. Anyway, the great thing about ecigs is you could switch back with no worries of getting addicted to that filthy habit again. And I actually enjoyed going back to ecigs. Taste much better, and your still able to breathe freely.

Please, give ecigs a chance when you try. There are many flavors and nicotine strengths, plus many devices in which to vape, that will vary your experience. Best to go to a vape shop, they have knowledgeable staff, and you could try before you buy.

 
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