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  1. What I'm going to do; a mission statement.

    by , 01-22-2009 at 05:22 PM
    Thanks for all the input, everyone. I am surprised and gratified that there haven't been any negative comments.

    I have decided to go for it.

    Someonw much wiser than me once said the key to happiness is to find something you love to do, and someone who will pay you to do it.

    I've never had that. I think, no, I KNOW I stopped even searching for it long ago.

    My biggest lifelong love is Comic Books, but I have no talent for art or writing. ...

    Updated 01-22-2009 at 05:37 PM by leaford

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  2. But why?

    by , 09-11-2009 at 02:57 AM
    My motivation for posting information about nicotine determination is twofold:

    From the perspective of a chemist, it's really a very simple procedure that uses some very basic principles. Having read all over the forums, having seen that there was interest in being able to do this, and having seen the general assumption that this was something that would require a big wad of cash sent to some laboratory, I knew it wasn't that difficult.

    From the perspective of a customer, ...
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  3. So long analogs, I hardly miss you.

    by , 09-16-2009 at 12:49 AM
    I picked up smoking in college, Freshman year, 1981 and didn't quit until 1995 when I decided I wanted to see what my body could do while it could maybe still do it. I ran for the next 8 years, backpacked, hiked upwards of 30 miles a day in the mountains. I didn't think about cigarettes, they weren't part of who I was any longer.

    Then came one of those life-changing stress situations, so I was smoking again in 2003, and all that fitness and conditioning slipped away. By Spring of ...

    Updated 09-16-2009 at 02:42 AM by DVap

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  4. Everything I think I know about vaping vs analogs

    by , 11-03-2009 at 11:55 PM
    Ecigs deliver the nicotine, plain and simple. The ability of ecigs to make ultralight and light smokers develop symptoms of nicotine overdose offers compelling evidence.

    I've mentioned it before, but when comparing nicotine blood levels (nicotine has a short half-life of 2 hours) and cotinine blood levels (much longer half-life for cotinine around 20 hours), the peak blood nicotine level is over-emphasized since it drops rapidly.

    What this means is that while nicotine level ...

    Updated 12-01-2009 at 07:48 AM by DVap

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  5. It's not just the nicotine...

    by , 11-11-2009 at 06:47 AM
    Why do we smoke? Why do some of us not find vaping satisfying?

    As the dominant tobacco alkaloid at perhaps 90% (edit: or even 95%) by weight in the tobacco alkaloid spread, nicotine gets all the attention, with the other 5-10% by weight of tobacco alkaloids being largely ignored.

    It is not nicotine that hooks us, it is nicotine plus the all the other tobacco alkaloids. For many, nicotine e-liquid is unsatisfying. These folks vape high concentrations chasing what no amount ...

    Updated 02-03-2010 at 10:49 PM by DVap

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