New to ECF
I'm new to the ECF and would like to thank everyone here for their help and patience. I've been a 1 - 1 1/2 pack a day smoker for 25 years. My last attempt at quitting lasted about 6 weeks using the patch. I nearly lost my mind, gained 10 lbs. and was really irritable with my children. Once again, I went back to smoking - a slave to the disgusting and rediculously expensive habit that I picked up as a kid.
1 week ago while at a local mall I decided to give the ecigs a try. I was perfectly convinced that it wouldn't work but figured maybe it would help me to cut down on smoking.... WOW...., was I ever wrong.
This week has been the first time in my life that I've woken up without not wanting but DYING for a cigarette. I keep a few packs of analogs in case of emergency but don't even want one! I tried one yesterday when my battery was dead for a while and it tasted gross. I put it out after about three puffs.
The PV that I purchased from the mall (alltogether with 8 boxes of really bad cartomizers) cost me well over $180 dollars. It was a bad purchase. The initial outlay was about $100 but I quickly found that the chargers die after about 1.5 hours and that the cartomizers have nearly no nicotine in them - even the ones marked "high."
Posting this as a "thank you" to those in the chat room who have helped me and to those who have taken the time to write blogs and make videos for the rest of us. Also as a word of caution to 1st time visitors to ask around before you throw out your money - my new kit is on it's way and is 1/2 the price of the ones I'm using now.
Jenn from Phila.
Welcome to ECF and I am so happy for your success. Also, Amen about the word of caution!
Hi and welcome to the forum Jenn.
What did you buy?
Even tho you spent some money on junk. It started you in the right direction and you found the ECF. you are going to do just fine now. Good Luck
Again, the encouragement here is amazing!
I bought a brand called Smoke Free Online. There is not a lot of information on them outside of their website. They are based in MD. I don't consider it a "total" loss as I will keep these as a backup if I have any battery lapses.
The product in and of itself isn't terrible but I was a heavy smoker and the cartomizers are $15/5 which is a lot higher than the e liquid - I spent about 1/2 of my investment on cartomizers and some on the additional wall charger that I thought would help. I'm not totally sure if it's the weak battery or the cartomizer that is the problem.
If this continues and I am able to get off of analogs, it will be the best investment I've ever made!
Hey you finally made it to the forum, well keep reading and if you haven't already try reading through "The Wonderful World of Vaping" in the ECF Library, it'll help a lot.
Smoke Free Since September 9, 2009
Welcome! I'm fairly new here too and I've also found ECF to be an amazing resource.
Hey there and welcome hufflepuff
Something has to be done about these mall vendors...ther scaring people away...possibly killing people...At my local mall thers a kiosk with some pushy salesman selling CRAP e-cigs at a ridic price...they came after me one time when i was walking by..I just looked at him and said.."you disgust me"