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  1. Huffelpuff

    Huffelpuff Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 27, 2011
    Philadelphia Burbs
    Hi Everyone,

    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.
  2. x-smok3

    x-smok3 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 1, 2011
    Welcome to ECF and I am so happy for your success. Also, Amen about the word of caution!
  3. jj2

    jj2 Moved On Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 30, 2009
    Hundred Acre Wood
    Hi and welcome to the forum Jenn. :)
    What did you buy?
  4. jericoriver

    jericoriver Please support CASAA Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Jul 28, 2009
    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
  5. Huffelpuff

    Huffelpuff Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 27, 2011
    Philadelphia Burbs
    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!
  6. BardicDruid

    BardicDruid Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 25, 2009
    Central Texas
    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.
  7. Odell

    Odell Super Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Aug 25, 2010
    Ocala, Florida

    You would be surprised at the amount of people that started the very exact way you have. My Green Smoke outfit is still in the closet as a reminder (although for the life of me I can't remember what it's supposed to remind me of :laugh:)

    Once you settle on some hardware and juice, you will find that your disposable cash will increase significantly as well as your lung capacity:w00t:. The learning curve isn't all that steep. Now that your an ECF member the folks here will provide you with a generous amount of info as you go along.

    Have fun and welcome!
  8. Spazmelda

    Spazmelda Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 18, 2011
    Welcome! I'm fairly new here too and I've also found ECF to be an amazing resource.
  9. Monster74

    Monster74 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 24, 2011
    Hey there and welcome hufflepuff

    Happy vaping :)

    Nats x
  10. Jaxhad

    Jaxhad New Member

    Aug 25, 2011
    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"
  11. tmcase

    tmcase ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 20, 2011
    Rave's neighbor!
    In a very reluctant defense of the mall kiosks, yes they are ripping people off with their crazy insane prices, but they are introducing people to ecigs convinently and quickly. People soon realize that there is something better out there and they start searching and find ECF and move on to something better. The mall kiosks have brought in a lot of new members.
  12. Spazmelda

    Spazmelda Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 18, 2011
    And also... aren't the little dudes working there usually just college students trying to make a buck? It's not like they are the ones setting the prices and making the crappy product. Poor little guys.
  13. Cobra GT

    Cobra GT Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 24, 2011
    Man good luck and I am in a similar situation and am waiting for an Epower set up after getting took for the “trial offer” and wasting $100+ on Blu’s. Good luck.
  14. keithen

    keithen Full Member

    Aug 28, 2011
    I am new to this.
    Really wish to start vaping.
  15. chibox

    chibox Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 25, 2010
    Welcome to ECF ! You are on the path to bigger and better things. Don't hesitate to ask any question on here. We are all here to help.
  16. dounebank

    dounebank Full Member

    Aug 15, 2011
    hi and welcome.
    I'm also new to the forum too but have learned a lot by just reading the threads of interest.
    A great aid to finding all about vaping, looking to maybe start on the DIY side of things
  17. platinum

    platinum Full Member

    Aug 28, 2011
    I guess we have all been through the trial period with these ecigs. I love my new ego-w. Have a few others around that suck so bad I won`t even give them away. welcome aboard
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