Disposable Blu: How long does it actually last?

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  1. yayfish

    yayfish Full Member

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    im on the last step of the nicoderm patch but last time, when it was time to quit, i still couldnt. so, i bought an e-cig. my plan is to hit it only a couple times a day.

    the box says that you get 400 puffs out of it. but, in an extreme example, what if i only want to hit it 1 time per day? it cant possibly last 400 days, can it?
     
  2. Calivapour

    Calivapour Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Unfortunately, no. The problem is that the battery in those units don't last. There's still liquid but no battery. I would recommend buying one of their rechargeable batteries, a charger, and cartridges if you want to go this route (as opposed to getting an ego, for example). You will save a lot in the long run. One disposable is around $10. You can get the rechargeable one in the config I mentioned for about $40 with 5 cartridges. And with these, you will be able to use up the whole cartridge which on average lasts about 3 days.
     
  3. Calivapour

    Calivapour Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Unfortunately, no. The problem is that the battery in those units don't last. There's still liquid but no battery. I would recommend buying one of their rechargeable batteries, a charger, and cartridges if you want to go this route (as opposed to getting an ego, for example). You will save a lot in the long run. One disposable is around $10. You can get the rechargeable one in the config I mentioned for about $40 with 5 cartridges. And with these, you will be able to use up the whole cartridge which on average lasts about 3 days.

    Edit* But I guess getting a rechargeable one may not help you quit.
     
  4. yayfish

    yayfish Full Member

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    thanks for the info.

    how long do you think this disposable will last in terms of days, not hits.
     
  5. Haktuspit

    Haktuspit Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    For me... about a 1/3 of a day. I wasn't trying to give up nicotine though, just cigarettes (same as most people here).
     
  6. alisa1970

    alisa1970 Vaping Master ECF Veteran

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    The blu disposables that I had (got 2) I would say lasted about 3-4 days. Maybe another way to gauge how long it will last you is in terms of how many cigarettes equivalent.

    I used mine mostly on my way to and from work, which worked out to 6 cigs a day, and then a few drags here and there (probably worth 1 cig a day). So for three days, I guess it lasted about pack to a pack and a half.
     
  7. Vicious Kittens

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    They lasted about a day for me. I was a pack and a half a day smoker, the the Blu disposables were my on ramp to giving up my cancer sticks and joining the wonderful world of vaping.
     
  8. Calivapour

    Calivapour Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    A big problem is that you don't know how long it's been sitting on the shelves at the store. I bought an njoy once and it lasted one day...and I barely used it.
     
  9. Antoly

    Antoly Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    If you want e-cigs to help you to quit smoking there is no sense in trying to minimize e-cig usage. It will not work that way. Moreover, the goal should be to maximize their usage, I mean to use them as often as you want. That is the way to success. Your goal should be to quit smoking not to get rid of nicotine, at least initially. After you forget what tobacco cigarettes are and why people smoke you will be able to decide if you wish to quit getting nicotine, lower its consumption or vape forever.
     
  10. yayfish

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    i wrote to the blu customer service. this is what they said:

    Thank you for contacting us.
    In theory if you hit it once a day it should last about 400 days. This being said the battery is only good for about 1 year. AS far as smoke time it only has about 2 hours of smoke time on the battery. Meaning if you smoked it for 10 minutes and didn't touch it for 6 months it would still have a bout 1hr and 50 minutes left on it. Also if you take huge drags on it this will drain the battery faster. It does say approximately 400 puffs. Hope this helps you out. Have a great day.
    Please feel free to contact us if you have any additional questions.

    great answer. and they wrote back to me in about 12 hours.

    if my ecig lasts this long, and i can hit it only a few times (more likely, a dozen) a day for a month or two then i am pretty excited!
     
  11. eratikmind

    eratikmind Retired & Squonking It Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Did not know the Blu disposable's battery could hold out that long. When I used them, they lasted me about 2 days.

    Andy
     
  12. Calivapour

    Calivapour Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I like how they qualified it by saying, "in theory." That's the wrong theory. The battery has a natural drain and will lose its charge over time. Oh well, give it a try but I'm willing to bet that it won't last even a week with reasonable use.
     
  13. wandawag

    wandawag Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    please rethink your plan of using your ecig just a few hits a day. use it at least as often as you would have smoked. you want to keep your nic level up so that you don't have cravings. you will have sucess if you vape enough...since the will is there....there is a way....vape till you are content. keep reading here and then you will graduate away from the cig a likes possibly. the cig a likes is the most expensive way to go....but if cig a likes is what keeps you off the stinkies, stay with that...whatever it takes! even using cig a likes, still cheaper than smoking for most. best of luck, welcome to ecf....and keep reading and learning.
     
  14. mayday_

    mayday_ Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    yeah i wish you luck but from experience blu is not worth your money...give vape a chance to help you out and get a cheap eGo batt and a clearo for less than a blu starter you wont regret it if you do best of luck to you mate :toast:
     
  15. Ferrel1134

    Ferrel1134 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I started with blu in 2011 I could not stand there juice. I would try bloog better juice but I've since moved to mods a lot cheaper and far more tasty. The blu toss away IMO are the nastiest tasting if you want IMO a good disposable try njoy kings won't last that long but taste better.
     
  16. djsvapour

    djsvapour Vaping Master ECF Veteran

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    I just wrote a 15 minute reply to this post then lost it all as my isp crashed.....arghh...

    Please listen to the knowledgeable people on here before choosing what to do. If you believe an email and get all excited about the prospects of getting 40 cigarettes-worth and batteries lasting a year, you WILL be disappointed.

    Look-a-like e-cigs do NOT perform as well as the marketing would have you believe. The big bad world of the internet allows companies to make any claims they like about performance, vaping time, nicotine yield, etc. Nobody will stop them.
     
  17. yayfish

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    im not looking to get 40 cigs worth. im looking for something with a long shelf life that i can hit and put down for a day or two at a time.
     
  18. yayfish

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    i appreciate all the advice though. thanks guys.
     
  19. Lessifer

    Lessifer Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I tried two of them, and got about 10-15 5 minute sessions out of them. And that's about 5-10 puffs per session, so being very generous at 10 puffs for 15 sessions... That's only 150 puffs.
     
  20. retired1

    retired1 Curmudgeon Admin Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Exactly. It's like saying "in theory" our government is here to help us.

    Excuse me while I go barf.
     
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