You have to remember its a process not a goal, now that being said I will share my experience. You can reduce your analog use with e-cigs but you cannot completely eliminate them and have them about. No more than a junkie or an alcoholic could keep their drugs of choice tucked safely into a closet. For exactly the same reason.
Is an occasional cigarette harmful? Who can say and the science certainly won't tell you. I'm a long term smoker who went through this transition. I have captured that experience and a process, take a look at the thread "How to switch to e-cigs for long term smokers" in the new members forum.
The majority of long term use reviews of the SVD aren't positive. Misfire issues. Auto shutdown issues. It's not built for longevity.
Ya. My initial impression of the SVD was good. It looks nice, feels solid, vapes great...for a little while. There are some that have made the long haul. But not as many that haven't.
Most reviews you find are of new users. However, most of those from long term use aren't great. Here's one.....
At just two weeks, mine started to fail with constant misfires. I have ego batteries that have lasted over eight months without a single misfire. I don't get it. After one month, constant misfire and auto shutdown all the time.
SVD is a good looking cheap toy.
According to Carl Phillips (tobacco harm reduction advocate) most e-liquids and cartomizers MUST (and, he believes, should) be classified as tobacco products in the US, because the way the law stands anything containing nicotine must be so-classified.
He believes that it doesn't matter how they are classified, since regulators are free to regulate anything in any way - and so, if they want to regulate e-cigs, they will do so however they are classified.
I have to say that, whilst I can see what he is getting at, I don't agree with that view. If e-cigs are classified as tobacco products I believe this makes it easier for the ANTZ to whip up opinion against them and so to get them treated as harshly as tobacco by the regulators.
But the problem seems to lie in the legal definition of tobacco products that has been adopted in the USA.
The reason we don't want much water in our alcohol solution is because water catches tars and resins that the ethanol won't.
Everything I have ever seen indicates that this is incorrect and that tars and resins are insoluble in water.
It might help with other plant matter but as Lastlokean posted earlier, the cold actually helps with precipitation and it could be that the alcohol just helps in keeping the batch from freezing into a solid.
Or is there a possibility of a sticky that I can add to?
40ft CCr is cheaper if you order online.
Sally's is actually currently my last choice. Not that it's bad but it's like comparing 3 different nic's - they are all fine and dandy but one is a cleaner nic.
Rayon medical balls & pharmecuitical coil (from meletonin bottle) are my first and second choice; followed by Sally's CCr.
If your a real stickler; Both choices above are more neutral than Sally's - as a fiber taste test proves. Also Sally's unsealed bag in a beauty shop could add to a slight off taste in the beginning if it picked up any funny scents. (Rinsing or lightly boiling can remove that)
I put this out there not to dis CCr , its a great value. But to help incase someone trying it the first time has a problem.
I think you have to write more than 15 posts to be able to edit your signature. It doesn't take long.
It takes me about 20 mins of vaping in the AM to feel I can make it through without a cig. And I quit two years + ago. I use 2.4%nic juice. Read an interesting article here about how cig companies put chocolate in cigs to keep us more addicted. Makes sense to me as I have used choc/hazelnut/tobacco blend from the beginning. Try looking for NET (naturally extracted tobacco) juices, it may help to calm the nervousness of no cigs.
Oh! The added chocolate explains why I was drawn to choc/hazelnut as my primary vape! I still use it two and half years after starting vaping. I always knew there were other chemicals in cigs to get us hooked and stay hooked, however, as all drug addicts know, "ya know it's killing you, but it feels sooo good while ya do it!". Why is vaping the ONLY way I could ever get off of cigs? I tried the gum, but still smoked at least 5 cigs a day! I would say I was going to quit.....and then hide cigs BEFORE I "quit", just in case, I needed one. Some in my car, some in my purse, in the fridge wrapped in foil. I was never really going to quit. Vaping has saved me in so many ways....health, money, and, yes, I will say it Pride! I will have to disagree on the gum not being addictive, though. My husband has been using gum for 10 years. Thank goodness, we buy the gum in bulk! His habit and my vaping still cost us a heck of a lot less than two packs a day of cigs, and much healthier. I hope to cut back on the 2.4% nic juice that I vape, but, maybe, I'll hide a bottle just in case....
How many posts do you have to do to get this option?
I had to trim this one a bit, to make it comply within my goal of keeping these to one page or less.
Heat flux in relation to vaping is largely uncharted territory. The calculator can give you the numbers, but I cannot say which numbers are "better".
The numbers may be significant, but there might be too many other variables at play, making the numbers less useful. I simply do not know yet.
The two heat flux numbers essentially mean the same; the only reason why they are not proportional to each other as you change the parameters, is because a changing resistance changes the relationship between volts and watts. This is also why a dual coil gives different numbers than a single coil; each coil must have a higher resistance than a single coil setup to achieve the same combined resistance, thus increasing the surface area of each coil, and then, lastly, doubling the total surface area, if the coils are in parallel.
The heat flux numbers reflect how much heat is delivered from the coils, per square millimeter of coil. A more useful number might have been "how much heat is delivered to the juice per cubic millimeter of juice", but different coils/attys have different 3D topologies, so this cannot be computed without 3D modelling the whole atty, figuring out the properties and "wetness" of the wick, and probably taking air flow into account - which I believe is impossible (or at least impractical) for the user to input, and probably far beyond my skills to program.
That is why I calculated the heat flux per square millimeter and stopped there. I am hoping that someone would eventually use these numbers to experiment with, and maybe figure out the relationship between this number, and the vape quality - if this relationship is indeed useful or informative at all. I just don't know yet - still hoping it has some usefulness, though.
If only we knew how easy it was 5 years ago!
oh so very tired................
~In my thoughts ...you and yours...ever grateful *
~Some days it's a bit of a struggle.... but just GOT to 'commit' to it...and never ever look back...of course there are those who are still struggling, as I was and still do*...and I pray for them*..hoping they take it day by day and make it* I truly hope so* especially those who 'need' to for their health* I pray they get there one day soon...it's ok to slip now and then....and one day.....well.....it's just such a great feeling to accomplish and oh the benefits*
...For me, so far, especially these last 6 months have been so good...Back then was when I HAD to have just 'one' real cig on those most stressful of days...I have so so many of 'those days' and wow it's hard then....but I took a deep breath...took one of my strongest juices and said "vape" but it's been so long now..I don't think I could stand to even light a real cigarette..and if it were not for the friends and vendors I met here on ECF, I may very well be smoking.....I am so grateful for them and for ECF...* I try my best when it comes to vaping...that's all you can do..your 'best' .....* for now...I am happy and proud to be where I am with vaping...I never would have believed I would 'not' be smoking right now...and yet, here I am...amazing to me....to my family and friends ...even help others to switch...and encourage those who need it too*....oh what a great feeling it is.....wow I have come a long way....
Congratulations! Love reading stories about how people started vaping. Good luck!