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    I've had it with buying disposables. I haven't found one yet retail that lives up to its promises and this is because the battery, without fail, dies prematurely. Wouldn't the battery last longer if there wasn't a stupid light on the end of the cig? Or is the power it takes to light that little light insignificant, compared to what it takes to vape the liquid? I would think if there wasn't a light attached to the end of the cig the battery would last longer and it wouldn't burn out so quickly. Do we really need a light to tell us vapor is coming out (I don't, the throat hit tells me that) or is it just to make us feel like we're actually smoking a cigarette? If it came down to having a stupid light or having a few more puffs, I'd take the puffs because I'm not paying for the stupid light. Any thoughts on that?
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    The energy it takes to light up an LED is, in fact, insignificant compared to the energy to takes to vaporize the liquid. I wouldn't think that you'd get more that one or two additional puffs if they took the light off.
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    For what you spend on disposables you could get a nice set-up & have a much more pleasurable exp.. Heck you could have a Provari for prob less than a months worth of disposables.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eyebedam View Post
    For what you spend on disposables you could get a nice set-up & have a much more pleasurable exp.. Heck you could have a Provari for prob less than a months worth of disposables.
    Yes, I understand that, but I'm not ready to invest in a kit nor have I been able to research which are the best kits. I'm smoking disposables to see if I like it enough to even do that. I think that's what a lot of people do. Also, in my case, I simply don't have the time to make vaping a hobby at this point, just want something that I can pull out of my pocket with ease while I'm working or doing whatever. Unfortunately the disposable market has a lot to be desired, mainly because of the battery problem. My guess is that I'm out here right now in the the suburbs of Chicago on an extended stay for a job and the stores around me probably don't sell a lot of disposables so they've probably been sitting there for who knows how long draining their batteries. My little White Cloud Fling that I got through the mail directly from White Cloud lasted three times as long as the Finiti that I got from the local Walgreens, for example, even though the Fling is suppose to equal one pack and the Finiti two packs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LisaR View Post
    The energy it takes to light up an LED is, in fact, insignificant compared to the energy to takes to vaporize the liquid. I wouldn't think that you'd get more that one or two additional puffs if they took the light off.
    That's what I figured.
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    It would how ever be easier to take a stealth vape without the stupid light.....
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    Personally I think the light is stupid and makes me feel like I'm playing with a child's toy. OK I can see the reason for a red one that actually looks like the end of a cig but a big white or blue bulb at the end of your cig?? WHY???
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    White cloud has the mini on sale for under a $1 when you buy 10 or more. You can stock up pretty cheaply.


    Also, quite a few vape shops in and around Chicago to visit, partial list...
    http://vaporsearchusa.com/il.htm
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    That's so you can see you receipt where you paid too much for a bad flashlight! LOL
    (The white lighted ones)

    Honestly if you are looking for a cigarette / cigar / smoking replacement device, the cigalikes as they are called rarely help or rather satisfy most smokers.

    I earnestly suggest you search these forums for suggestions on getting started in vaping, and look for direction / suggestions on "stater type kits or set ups"

    I know that is not what you started this discussion about, but I personally started with the cigalikes as many of us do in an attempt to get off the smokes, not necessarily to quit nicotine....

    I am a vaping fiend and use very high strength nic juice so no I am not trying to quit nic, but I know if you or anyone wants to quit the "smoking" habit and replace it something a little stick with a led in it will ultimately just hack you off!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CJLaity View Post
    Personally I think the light is stupid and makes me feel like I'm playing with a child's toy. OK I can see the reason for a red one that actually looks like the end of a cig but a big white or blue bulb at the end of your cig?? WHY???
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    Quote Originally Posted by ItTechy View Post
    That's so you can see you receipt where you paid too much for a bad flashlight! LOL
    (The white lighted ones)

    Honestly if you are looking for a cigarette / cigar / smoking replacement device, the cigalikes as they are called rarely help or rather satisfy most smokers.

    I earnestly suggest you search these forums for suggestions on getting started in vaping, and look for direction / suggestions on "stater type kits or set ups"

    I know that is not what you started this discussion about, but I personally started with the cigalikes as many of us do in an attempt to get off the smokes, not necessarily to quit nicotine....

    I am a vaping fiend and use very high strength nic juice so no I am not trying to quit nic, but I know if you or anyone wants to quit the "smoking" habit and replace it something a little stick with a led in it will ultimately just hack you off!

    My two worth...
    Actually in my case it is the exact OPPOSITE. I started vaping in order to take up the habit again. I quit smoking about eight years ago for two reasons: it was making me feel ill and I live in Chicago where packs of cigarettes are now over ten bucks EACH.

    Recently I've been dieting, part of that is not drinking beer which I love to do, so I thought smoking could be a crutch to help me keep my mind off of drinking but the analogs make me sick so I've tried disposable vapes and I love vaping, it's doing wonders, have no craving to drink because the nicotine buzz is doing a good replacement job keeping my mind off of it, but the BATTERIES suck.

    I know eventually I will probably get a kit but right now I just can't see me dedicating that much time to buying different stuff and trying out different juices and so forth. I've been working long hours, when I get home I like to play a few hours of Skyrim and then I've about had it and I'm off to bed. Pretty soon I need to edit a major anthology and that will take up all my free time, so turning vaping into a hobby at this point is off the table.

    I just wish the industry would get its collective head out of its butt when it comes to disposables because I'm sure a LOT of people get turned off to vaping the first time they waste eight bucks on a cig with a battery that has a five hour lifespan.
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