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    i i have no idea on what to buy out there. The idea of vaping seems to be the lesser of the 2 evils, especially when everything else has failed for me. I'm a pack a day smoker for over 15 years and I'm looking the kick this habit to the curb once and for all. Now with that being said, I am a pure newb to this and with all the different types of e cigs out there that an be customized and to look like the apollo space craft is pretty intimidating. I just want some thing that is ideal for me, to keep the cravings a bay and hope that I can get rid of the cig habit. So with that said, what would your recommendation be for the following: 1. device - I would like to stay away for the e cigs that look like actual cigarettes since there battery life is not long. 2. cartridge - this is where im confuse a lot of the times. I know there cartomizer, clearomizer and tank systems. what would be the best, in terms of reliability. and 3. What level of nicotine e juice do i need to keep the craving down (mg) and do your guys recommend any type of flavours. also if you guy can also pm a list of vendor in canada that sell nic juice woulod be great. Thanks,

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    Hey how are you? I am new as well. Only been vaping for just over 2 weeks and haven't had a cigarette for the whole time. I was a pack a day smoker for 17 years (I can't believe it has been that long). I'm not sure how much help i will be, but I will tell you what I did.

    First, I asked a couple of places for advice. What I was suggested to get was a cheap kit to start (I got a kit with 2 ego batteries, two ce4 type clearomizers, and a USB charger, and a bottle of juice). I started with a bottle of tobacco juice to get the taste as close as I can to an analog cigarette to make the transition as smooth as possible. It wasn't totally easy but it wasn't hard, for me at least. I've been that way since. Never looked back. I have a new nova v3 clearomizer and different juice on the way as we speak. On some sites you can get 10ml sample bottles. I suggest starting there. They are usually cheap and you can get a few flavours to try out and see what you prefer. Upgrade later. There are tons of upgrades and mods to buy, but don't go nuts at first. Start slowly with the hardware and read reviews. You will find something you will like and will kick analogs for good. I suggest starting with around 24mg of nic. Stay away from cartridges (I've always been told). Buy a few clearomizers, maybe cheap ones, to start, like a stardust or ce4 or something. Ego batteries. Get at least 2. They are cheap. Good luck!
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    Try this kit. Comes with 6 10ml bottles you choose to try some juices. (it was also recommended in another thread).

    https://www.canvape.com/product-p/ultwistkit.htm
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    Hi Tomacoma ... check out the Canada Forum
    Smoke Free since Sept. 22nd 2013 ... Keep Calm & Vape On

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    Being that I have tried everything and know that it can be scary and confusing. My number 1 recommendation for device is a innokin mvp. The battery is great, easy to use and just very reliable.

    There are so many different things out there, but I really like cartomizer tanks. I would recommend buying several different things though, to find out what you like. I recommend boge cartomizer, protank 2 and if your like the tank system I would recommend a map tank. A bit expensive, but a very good buy. I really do not like anything smok brand, but that's my preference. I would also recommend picking up a atomizer as well.
    As for juice I would start with mount baker vapor, just because they are cheap and you can get several different flavors and mg ranges for very little money. Then once you are up and going find places that have a nice sampler. If you smoke a pack a day I would recommend staying at 24 to 18 mg, but pick up a 12 to 9 mg so you can mix if the dose is to high.
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    Welcome & I feel your pain! I wish I had answers but so far all I have are many of the same questions. I started (about 3 weeks ago) with a Colibri because I wanted the most cigarette-like device I could find. I am already upgrading my gear... or I will be when my order arrives. I'm trying some different things from fasttech & they will take ages to get here, so until then I am refilling cartos & wishing I had done more research before I spent any money.

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    Oh, I did have one thing to say that may be useful. I did not buy strong enough e-liquid, and it is making it way harder to switch. I prefer the vaping, stinkies tasted awful after about only 3 days of vaping, but I still occasionally struggle with a 'nic-fit'. I suggest buying stronger than you think you need in at least one liquid so you have something to give you an emergency boost when you need it.

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    It all depends on your wants. I get that you don't want a cig-a-like. I'd say that if you like to tinker (or willing to), put in time to read and research, ask questions, etc, I would suggest a mod. I find that it does everything "better". (I started with the Roughstack from Madvapes).

    That being said, if money's an issue, go with an ego style. Those batteries will last you a significant amount of time.

    As for the atomizer/ cartomizer/ tank/ etc, I don't know. It's all kind of personal. Try one of each (or two) to get a feel for what you like/ willing to put up with. Example (from my personal experience):

    Atomizers - great flavor, plenty of vape, but you have to drip, their consistency (one atty to the next) varies. They can last you anywhere from a day to a month.

    Cartomizers - muted flavor, less hassle of dripping into it each time. Depending on your juice, variance in longevity.

    Cartomizer Tanks (these are the tanks where you insert the cartomizers in 'em): See above, the negatives here are taking time to punch your own holes, or ordering pre-punched at a premium (using the term loosely, however, I've found the prepunched cartos are a little bit more expensive).

    Bottom Coil Tanks - I find them to be alright. Cooler vape. I haven't had much time with them to give them a full judgement.

    Rebuildables - At this time, I'd recommend you stay away from this. Can be a nuisance. However, cost wise, long term I've found it to be the most economical.

    *Note: I am a dripper. Found it to be what I liked. I just use tanks for when I'm driving.

    As for juice, you didn't mention what you smoke. As I understand it (and do note that my information is outdated, I researched this 2 years ago when I was starting), 12mg = extra light, 24 = light/ regular. And you go from there. I would suggest ordering a small bottle of varying concentrations to see which you like (no sense in ordering 30ml if it don't work).

    And when it comes to flavors, depends on you. I'd recommend away from tobacco as no vape tastes like a cig.

    Best of luck to you.

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    Thanks, that is some useful info. I smoke du mo light regulars. Been smoking 15 per day for about 15 years. The reason why I want to quit is the obvious, it not healthy for u and that i have a daughter on the way. I have been looking around and i find a lot of people using the ego twist with a evod clearomizer. Do u think that a good set up?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomacoma:11111654
    Thanks, that is some useful info. I smoke du mo light regulars. Been smoking 15 per day for about 15 years. The reason why I want to quit is the obvious, it not healthy for u and that i have a daughter on the way. I have been looking around and i find a lot of people using the ego twist with a evod clearomizer. Do u think that a good set up?
    I think it would be a pretty good place to start. That's were I started but found I needed something more very quickly. If I have any recommendation on this get more then one battery. They sometimes die quicker then you think and the last thing you want to do is wait for it to charge. Make sure you get a charger to because they don't always come with one.

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