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    Thumbs up Early success with vaping

    Hey all -- as the title implies, I haven't been vaping long. I got my KR808D-1 PCC starter kit three days ago and I love it. I was a little nervous about the whole cartomizer thing, but people aren't kidding when they say that it's a breeze to refill them. Anyway, I just wanted to give my two cents...

    I heard about e-cigs on the news when they first came out. I thought it sounded like a nice idea and all, but I figured that in reality they would have little (if any) similarity to the actual experience of smoking and could only help you quit if you were already very determined (I imagined a Nicitrol inhaler with an LED and perhaps a tiny wisp of "smoke" for novelty). Now, I've never liked being a smoker. Don't get me wrong -- obviously I enjoyed smoking or I wouldn't have gone through so much effort and expense just to shorten my life span by a few years. Still, I've always hated the smell of cigarette smoke and shudder at the thought of nasty teeth. Most of all, however, most of my friends that smoked quit or moved away, and everyone close to me absolutely hated it. As a result, I spent the last couple years like some kind of nicotine ninja, sneaking around in the shadows trying to find enough time and ventilation to sneak a drag whenever I could. You'd think that would be enough motivation to quit, but I'm the sort that when I pick up a habit, I pick it up for good. I've tried patches and gum, but in the end I'd always give up after realizing that a golf ball sized wad of nicorette made my cigarette butt get all slobbery.

    This is getting kind of long (good job if you've made it this far!), so I'll get to the point. I live in Seattle, and every time the city and/or state need to raise some revenue, they turn to tobacco. The state legislature is in the process of adding another $1 per pack cigarette tax, and that will mean that a cheap pack of cigarettes is going to be just under $8 in Seattle. I knew I wouldn't really quit, so if I didn't find something to replace it I was going to be shelling out well over $70 a week for something I didn't really want to do in the first place. I started doing research on this site and others and decided to go for it. It's only been 3 days, but much to my own amazement, I haven't even wanted to reach for a cigarette, despite the fact that I've got a half pack sitting in my car! I went into this planning to use the e-cig to wean myself off gradually, but it just hasn't been an issue. In fact, I'm actually not crazy about any of the flavors that I bought with my starter kit, but they still work, meaning it can only get better from here! I did smoke a bit less than half of a cigarette this morning because wasn't able to charge the e-cig's batteries last night, but I found it so nasty compared to vaping that I couldn't finish it, and that's after only two days of vaping flavors that I don't love. So yeah, despite being a true skeptic, e-cigs are so amazing that after giving them a shot, I am accidentally quitting real cigarettes.

    If you made it this far, I commend you. If you made it this far and you're still wondering whether e-cigs can really be as great as everyone says and help you stop smoking, well, you're pretty thick if you can't figure out how I'd answer that.

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    Good for you, make sure you read some threads at the library here, very helpful.
    The Wonderful World of Vaping: An Illustrated Guide to E-cigs (Part 1 of 6)

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    Yep!! itswhitty,Stay close by dis here Forum fer da support dats ya need if'n ya can'ts find it at home!! The very reasons that I started E-Smok'n was to offset the the costs of a pack uf smokes!! din I said to myself...dis here will WORK and never bought another pack and would'nt if'n they were .10cents a pack!!....Goots luck to ya!!

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    well done you yes it so much nicer and better you saying about not liking the smell i was the same i hatted myself for it but as you said is was the nicotine that was needed ive been vapeing for just over a month and it so much better and you will play around with flavors and you will find what you like all i can say is buying stuf can start to get out of hand as you wont ever think but its all good

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    Besides my health and the cost, I hated smoking SO much because of the smell! I am so happy not to have cig stink in my house or on me or my clothes anymore! Isnt it grand?

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    Thanks for the encouragement and agreement! I must have read all six sections of that guide you recommended half a dozen times in addition to a bunch of other posts and videos before I decided to go for it. I was certain that the whole e-cig thing was just sort of a novelty, so I kept looking for anything that would confirm my suspicions... Much to my surprise, no one said anything like that, and now I see why. I still can't get over how well the e-cig replaces analogs. I would've been pleased if it "took the edge off," so I'm overjoyed to find that vaping gives all the pleasure (more, actually) of smoking with virtually no drawbacks. The only downside is that I get a little paranoid that the person in the lane next to me is going to wonder what kind of crazy drug glows blue, but so far no one has called the cops, so it's all good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hecknaw View Post
    Yep!! itswhitty,Stay close by dis here Forum fer da support dats ya need if'n ya can'ts find it at home!! The very reasons that I started E-Smok'n was to offset the the costs of a pack uf smokes!! din I said to myself...dis here will WORK and never bought another pack and would'nt if'n they were .10cents a pack!!....Goots luck to ya!!
    I'm really curious..why do you type like this? I understand the Ebonics thing, but when someone posts something serious, your typing comes off like a joke!??? You are probably trying to be funny but you are killing it. This is a public forum...not the 'hood'. If you have something relevant (that means significant..ooops..important) to say, please try to type it in the Kings English.. you get old really quick. Thanx in advance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hecknaw View Post
    I said to myself...dis here will WORK and never bought another pack and would'nt if'n they were .10cents a pack!!....Goots luck to ya!!
    Bravo! Well said!

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    For giggles I asked my friend for a drag off of her cigarette today just to see what it was like. Its like night and day! Analogs just taste disgusting now! I wouldn't even be able to smoke a whole one if I wanted to. Its so weird and different, but I am super excited about it! I'm glad you seem to be having the same experience! It's pretty awesome huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by roadkill46 View Post
    I'm really curious..why do you type like this? I understand the Ebonics thing, but when someone posts something serious, your typing comes off like a joke!??? You are probably trying to be funny but you are killing it. This is a public forum...not the 'hood'. If you have something relevant (that means significant..ooops..important) to say, please try to type it in the Kings English.. you get old really quick. Thanx in advance!
    I disagree! Hecknaw sounds more Smokey Mountains Tennessee to me (and believe me, I've seen "the Hood"-residing as near as I do to Oakland) Besides: He's supportive of new members, not disruptive (as some people do tend to be) and contributes positively to the conversation. So he's got "flavah", doesn't make him less palatable to me.

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