The Vapor Zeus quickly became my favorite mod many months ago. I cannot replicate the throat hit, the strength, or the draw with any of my other mods and I love its look. The problem is the smileomizers. I must be a heavy vaper, as I go through one of these every 24-36 hours no matter what I do. After a few hours, I cannot draw from them as easily, and by the 36 hour mark, I literally have to suck my cheeks in to get a hit. I do not believe that I am drawing too strongly or too quickly at any point. I have had no trouble with any cartos in the past - a 5 pack would last me at least a month - but these things die quickly! Is anyone else having this experience or can give me some advice? I tried soaking them in vodka and then drying them, but that didn't work. Shoving a paperclip in them didn't help, either. I notice that at first, one can see right through it (from top to bottom) like a pinhole camera, and that the hole quickly blocks. At $50 for 10, this is getting to be a more expensive habit than smokes were. Any advice? Sorry for the long post and thanks in advance.