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    This may or may not help, but since I just finally stopped analogs completely this week, it is very fresh to me.

    1) Mornings really sucked... no matter how much I vaped, I still wanted a analog. I stepped up to 36mg on the bedside table and as soon as the alarm went off, I started hitting it while I made coffee. By the time I had a cup in had it was better - still tough, but it really helped.

    2) Stop buying them - I just refused to buy another pack and put lighters and ashtrays away. This is probably just a mental thing but it did make a difference for me.

    3) This forum... When I felt the urge I came here and read post or made a new post. It made me feel better about my switching to vaping over analogs and gave me that little mental boost I needed to get through it. I would also browse e juice flavors and just get my mind off it.

    I have only been completely off the analogs for going on 5 days now, but I lite one of my brothers last night while visiting my parents for my dad's birthday, took one drag and about gagged. Tasted like garbage and this morning, the craving was just for nic, not smoke.

    Like I said, I am new and not an expert, but this has really been a big moment for me and I owe it all the V4L and the fine folks here on the forum. With out them I would never had made it this far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knightofcups View Post
    Great advice! I'm so glad that worked for you. I was wondering the same thing so I ordered juice in my favorite analog fighting flavors (36 mg Parliament Menthol and WOW Peppermint). I'll keep many on stand by. When I'm relaxing after dinner I switch to 24 mg fun flavors (like Pear or Wow Vanilla).
    Filling blank cartos with Wow Peppermint juice works the best for me

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    For us (my husband and I), it has different for both of us. I never had a problem quitting "cold turkey" in the past, but then again, I didn't smoke very much in the first place. The only reason I would start smoking again was because my husband, mother, brother, and best friend all smoked. It's really hard to do all by yourself and stick with it. Other problem was because of drinking. If we would go out to the bar or a party or to Races, I would start again if I had a little to drink. Once we found out about vaping from a friend, we decided to try it. As soon as we received our first kits, we stopped buying analogs. I had no problem with it and started at and am still vaping 11 mg, sometimes 8 mg. My husband had smoked more than I did, so he started at 24 mg and is now down to 18 mg. We just stopped buying analogs all together right from the start. We tried a ton of different flavors and found which ones we really liked and now buy the juice's of our favorites. He, of course, goes through way more carts than I do, but at least it's not analogs. My mother and best friend still smoke, but they smell so bad after having a cigarette that it is a complete turn off and we don't even want one after smelling them!! I believe a lot of it has to do with the mind and forcing yourself to not buy analogs when you go to the gas station!!

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    Default Chrome vs Platinum vs Gun metal Platnium

    I have a question for color batteries.
    Chrome vs Platinum vs Gun metal Platnium

    I prefer one that wouldn't show finger prints on them. Is Chrome the really shiny one? What's the difference between the last two.

    TIA.

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    I can't speak to the other colors, but I have the Chrome and it definitely shows fingerprints. I didn't know at the time you could ask for a certain color tip, so I ended up with a bright green one. UGH! Doesn't matter to me too much as it's on an XL which I only use at home. But if you have a certain color light you want at the end, be sure to ask for it in the comments box.

    PS. Yes, Chrome is the super shinny one.
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    Thank you, ooh i just got the order in got the gun metal plat, didn't specify the LED. I better edit it now. Thanks so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knightofcups View Post
    Question: where do you get stealth liquids that work with V4L?
    It's less about vapor production as it is about how to vape. A couple of examples:

    1. Movie Theaters, nighttime in an airplane, and other dimly lit places are easy to stealth-vape. Simply exhale down toward your lap and the folks around you won't notice the clouds of vapor.

    2. If I'm stealth-vaping in a well lit area, I'll hold the battery so that the LED is covered in my hand. I won't drag as deeply, and then hold the vapor in a little longer. This reduces the amount on exhale.

    I don't stealth vape in the office. I simply informed those that are around me what it is, and how it works. The vapor dissipates quickly (as I'm sure you've discovered) so any evidence of vaping goes away quickly.

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    The longer you hold it in,the less vapor shows on exhale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keyzygirl View Post
    The longer you hold it in,the less vapor shows on exhale.
    Really Keyz? I only thought that worked with other combustibles I used to "stealth vape" long long ago

    In all seriousness, I stealth vape a lot - I don't like gawkers or playing a million questions with curious people. Also have had very good luck in theaters, stadiums, auditoriums etc with the older (now called premium) juices. WOW juices or those with higher VG content usually make larger clouds which is why I generally avoid them.

    As Mactrick has said, cover the led with your pinky or palm to avoid attraction, or even color the ashcap black with a thick sharpie. You can also use black electrical tape in a pinch, or pop off the ashcap and remove the led entirely on a "dedicated stealth battery".

    Another thing you can do is get higher concentration, 24mg or 36mg juice, and take smaller hits to get the necessary nicotine - can always go back down lower to make big smokey clouds when you aren't in stealth mode.

    One last tip when using manuals; let off the button sooner on your hit to clear the vapor remaining in the cart, this obviously cuts down on the exhale cloud too. In a nutshell, take smaller slower hits, which you can hold in longer as Keyz has said.
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    Hey Jam,I got a sticky,I got a sticky!!

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