1 Week, 3 starter kits and Ready to Quit

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  1. Tovah

    Tovah Full Member

    Sep 4, 2013
    Hi everyone:

    I cannot believe how this week has gone with my intro to e-cigs.

    Started off with the Greensmoke, which tore up my mouth, I believe from the propylene glycol.

    So that was 60.00 down the drain.

    Next, I went to Blu, just because of the convenience. Pretty bad as everyone here has said. Another 50.00 down the drain.

    Ordered Prosmoke with next day delivery. (87.00) I did not find anything that looked like an atomizer. I watched a bunch of you tubes and did not see in my kit anything that looked like that.

    Contacted Prosmoke and they said that everything is triple checked, including with a video of the person that did the packing, that I would get everything with the kit. I have tried a million ways to get it to work and it just would heat up so quickly that it would burn my hands.

    So, at this point, I'm just disgusted. My favorite, by far was the Green, but it has that PG in it.

    I'm not ready to start doing my own or mixing a bunch of stuff together yet.

    Any advice would be great.

  2. CreepyLady

    CreepyLady High Class Creeper Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 22, 2013
    Salem, MA, USA
  3. tfnc

    tfnc Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 7, 2013
    Can you refill the greensmoke cartos with a juice more friendly to you?
  4. Choc_Addic

    Choc_Addic Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 26, 2013
    Caldicote tunnel
    Most of us will not recommend you to buy E-cig that looks like Cig!

    Why don't you get 2 of these and call it a day?

    You can thank us later.

  5. Jonner

    Jonner Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 9, 2010
    I agree with creepylady, try an ego twist or vision spinner with a kanger evod tank (it's a small clearomizer). Then check out the eliquid reviews here for some all vg liquids you might like, I would recommend trying Alien Visions Boba's Bounty and/or Gorilla Juice
  6. Azmo

    Azmo Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 8, 2013
    Liverpool, NY, USA
    OK, looks like you are going with a bunch of cig-a-like kits.

    Are you sure the PG is what's bothering you. If so, it is possible to get 100% VG juice, but you will need a refillable system. Also, different people have different reactions when they first start vaping. This may go away after a short time.

    Yes, Blu sucks. You probably could have saved a little money if you tried the disposable one first.

    As for the Prosmoke kit, if the battery is getting too hot to touch, there is a problem with the battery. It really depends on where the heat is starting. I'm guessing that because it is burning your hand and not your mouth, that the battery is the issue.

    If you want to stick with a cig-a-like set-up, I have heard good things about the Halo system and the Joye 510 systems. But most find that to have an enjoyable vaping experience, you should get an eGo type battery at the very minimum.
  7. Tovah

    Tovah Full Member

    Sep 4, 2013
    Thank you all so much!

    I just, at this point, feel really fed up. I will check out all of your suggestions though.

    With all my thanks,
  8. szot

    szot Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    For any beginner, I suggest highly these....BOTH these starter kits have.....2 1100a batteries..2 chargers, AC wall and USB,.. 2 CE5's replaceable coil clearomizers,... and a carrying case ...EGO systems

    $44... DV eGo-T Starter Kit - Stainless - 1100mah

    $25 and variable voltage 1100 batteries,,, $24.99 EGO-CE4S 6-in-1 Variable Voltage Rechargeable 1100mAh E-Cigarettes Set with 0.55" Screen - double e-cigarettes / 2.4

    Need at least 1100a batteries for all day vaping 12-13 hours... and need 2 batteries, all the time in case 1 goes bad or dead or breaks..
  9. Tovah

    Tovah Full Member

    Sep 4, 2013
    That one looks really great.

    Is it hard to set up?
  10. szot

    szot Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    no...2 seconds that any 5th grader can do...

    charge the battery with the wall plug (3-4 hours)......and then unscrew the drip tip/mouthpiece on the clearomizer/tank and pour the eliquid into the clearomizer/tank with the need tip bottle that comes with the starter kit or right out of the eliquid bottle..screw the top mouthpiece back on to clearomizer (CE5).... and then screw that to the top of the charged battery...then vape away all day..

    no harder than putting on sneakers and tieing them up..
  11. Azmo

    Azmo Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 8, 2013
    Liverpool, NY, USA
    The two listed above are pretty simple. Unscrew the drip tip, fill with liquid, and vape. After charging the batteries of course.
  12. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2012
    Ridgeway, Ohio
    Few here will recommend the cigalike batteries which you've used already. They can be useful to determine if vaping is for you, but unfortunately you picked three of the poor quality brands to try. My advice, despite the expense you've already put out with these kits, is to ditch them. You'll never be satisfied with those. You need bigger batteries and better juice attachments.

    Try to get over the fact that you want something that looks like a cigarette. Vaping is not smoking, its something entirely different so it doesn't have to look like smoking. Accept this fact and you will be on your way to successful vaping.

    I recommend an Ego variable voltage battery setup. About the size of a large cigar, so it will still be very portable and pocket-friendly. It will give you 6 - 10 hours between battery charges. More options in juice attachments. Variable voltage will allow you the option to adjust the heat of the vapor. Below is an ideal variable voltage Ego starting kit. I recommend the Vision spinner or Joytech twist brand batteries.

    Ideal Starter's Setup for a Beginning Vapor

    Picture Dictionary of Common Juice Attachments

    [​IMG] Vision Spinner with Kanger Protank
  13. Tovah

    Tovah Full Member

    Sep 4, 2013
    Thank you all so much for your help.

    I'm definitely going to invest in one of your ideas and not go back to the things that mimic a cigarette.

    I had wanted to ease into it, but I just feel really ripped off.

    All my best,
  14. Tovah

    Tovah Full Member

    Sep 4, 2013

    Must do a retraction here. The Prosmoke did come with an atomizer. I just couldn't find it for anything. Just wanted to let you all know that they were really good about everything. I will probably come up with doing my own eventually, but for now, this is fine.
  15. cramptholomew

    cramptholomew Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 2, 2013
    I strongly suggest this kit: MadVapes Majestic ARO Kit

    It has EVERYTHING you need to get going right. Except liquid. In that case, I'd say head over to USA Made Nicotine Juice, E Juice, E Liquid, Electronic Cigarette Juice and pick out some liquid. If you're just starting, I'd say go with a few bottles of 18mg, but not TOO MANY, since I'll bet you'll be lowering your nicotine soon enough. If you were a HEAVY smoker, maybe start with 24mg, or at least one bottle of each to see what level helps your cravings.

    Watch out for tank-cracker liquids though - since most kits come with plastic tanks for your liquid. here's a list of which flavors MAY affect the plastic tanks: E Juice that may break a plastic tanks | Mt Baker Vapor WikiMt Baker Vapor Wiki

    All that said, if you want to use any of those flavors, you can order several pyrex tanks. One of them is a glass version of the Smoktech ARO that comes in the MadVapes kit I linked above. MadVapes carries the pryex ARO as well: http://www.madvapes.com/aro-pyrex-bottom-coil-tank.html
  16. Caridwen

    Caridwen ECF Moderator Senior Moderator Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Jan 15, 2011
  17. Kristin0624

    Kristin0624 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Just wanted to throw this out there too. I saw someone say to ditch the cigalikes. What I'd do is hold on to them, so if someone you know shows an interest in vaping, you can pass them along, of course with a warning that they don't do the trick for most, but it's a good way to figure out if vaping would work for them :) I'm using a provari mini now and have converted a few smokers by passing on my njoy and ego batteries.

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  18. CreepyLady

    CreepyLady High Class Creeper Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 22, 2013
    Salem, MA, USA
    Agreed! I bought 2 cig a likes when I initially tried this all out and I passed one along and kept the V2 and coffee cartridges in case of emergency :) LOL I would take the V2 over a stinky at this point any day!
  19. dormouse

    dormouse ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Oct 31, 2010
    It is typically nicotine that hurts/burns your mouth, tongue, throat (or even lungs w/ overuse).

    High-PG (for example 70PG/30VG, or 80PG/20VG which is what I use) vapor lets the throat hit of nicotine and possibly the irritation through better. High-PG liquids are also thinner and flow well in almost all types of cartomizer, tank, cartridge. High VG liquids make more visible vapor, dull throat hit and flavor, flow too sluggishly for some setups.

    Nicotine is a skin irritant especially if you get e-liquid on your lips or in your mouth. The nicotine in vapor can also irritant mainly at higher nicotine levels. if you are using a very high nicotine level you could try lowering it - you can always take a couple more drags to make up for it. Also don't overfill, keep the mouth end of your e-cigarette free of juice. If you get juice in or on your mouth or skin, wash it off. And try not to overdo - they can be a tendency to vape constantly...

    Also drink plenty of liquids since vapor is drying.

    Occasionally someone is actually allergic to PG but not that often. Hospitals use PG vapor to deliver inhaled medications, even to lung transplant patients.
  20. Caridwen

    Caridwen ECF Moderator Senior Moderator Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Jan 15, 2011
    Once you've been vaping for a while, you may even pick up the mini's again.

    I was a pretty heavy smoker and probably couldn't have quit smoking/started vaping with them but now that I've been vaping for awhile and I'm over that cig addiction I'm fine with a mini. There are downsides because of battery life but I bring one when I'm out or shopping.
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