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add to my knowledge please.. direct inhaling..

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  1. trog100

    trog100 Moved On ECF Veteran

    May 23, 2008
    UK
    direct inhaling.. which i think means sucking smoke or vapour straight into the lungs as opposed to taking a mouthful and then inhaling it into the lungs..

    now the odd thing... i have smoked for over forty years.. to me there has only ever been the one way of smoking.. take the smoke into the mouth first...

    i have never come across anyone who does it the other way... never..

    but.. it seems one of our well known and liked reviewers does.. he also seems to have thought direct inhaling was how everybody did it with cigarettes..

    having tried this direct inhaling method i find it near impossible.. my lungs just do not have the power to breath thru a very small hole which the direct inhaling method requires with an e cig..

    if i do succeed it makes me cough.. all in all i am totally puzzled as to why anybody in their right mind would attempt to smoke this way..

    thoughts please.. how many people learned to smoke in what i find a very strange way..

    trog
     
  2. SannerSays

    SannerSays Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Jan 11, 2009
    Arizona
    Trog, like you, I had never heard of direct inhaling until I became a member of this site. I had no idea anyone in this world smoked anything this way. One of the countless things I have learned at ECF. I have tried it since learning about it and agree....it hurts! I don't cough so much, but the burning that comes from the lungs and throat are enough to stop me from doing it. I am also curious what percentage of us direct inhale. Maybe a poll is in order??
     
  3. breezy

    breezy Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 31, 2008
    Sunny, FL
    I never thought about it until I read it on here one day about the direct /not direct inhaling. I actually took a drag of my ecig to see how I did it cause it never occured to me that there was another way!. I most certainly could not smoke the direct inhaling way, I would be coughing more that smoking.
     
  4. Cage

    Cage Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 9, 2009
    Arizona, USA
    I direct inhale with every device except my Dura... too strong and will make me cough immediately. I suspect the screwdriver would have the same results.
    I would prefer to smoke/vape in the traditional way, mouth first, but it's just so much more satisfying to direct inhale with my other devices.

    If I'm remembering correctly, Leaford is the reviewer that only ever direct inhaled.
    (If I'm wrong Leaford, my apologies.) I remember thinking how difficult that would be to learn to smoke that way... and why?
    THAT'S dedication! :shock:
     
  5. D_Struct

    D_Struct Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 9, 2009
    Lufkin, TX
    For years, I preferred direct inhaling analogs. I always smoked lights and ultra lights (for "health reasons" no less lol), but I wanted to feel it.

    I will probably rotate between direct and traditional inhaling until I figure out what I like/what feels good.
     
  6. D_Struct

    D_Struct Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 9, 2009
    Lufkin, TX
    I can tell you why someone would have the natural inclination to do that, but I'd have to kill you.

    It could be incriminating.
     
  7. e-pipeman

    e-pipeman Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Oct 16, 2008
    Brown Edge, England
    Hi Trog,

    I've just tried it. The process for me is:

    (1) Drag.
    (2) Remove e-cig from lips and inhale air.
    (3) exhale vape.

    Is that how you do it?
     
  8. aasupplyny

    aasupplyny Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Jan 8, 2009
    USA East Coast

    Wow, you must have powerful lungs... I just tried direct inhaling with a marlboro red and found it difficult to pull (and you know how smooth those are). How is this possible with ultra lights?
     
  9. D_Struct

    D_Struct Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 9, 2009
    Lufkin, TX
    You won't create a seal around the e-cig/analog, and you'll take in air at the same time as you drag.

    It all hits at once.

    It would be more of a two-step process.

    1) Drag and inhale air simultaneously
    2) Exhale
     
  10. D_Struct

    D_Struct Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 9, 2009
    Lufkin, TX
    My friends called me "Iron Lung".

    I guess that will tell you something.
     
  11. aasupplyny

    aasupplyny Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Jan 8, 2009
    USA East Coast
    If you're trying to direct inhale with an ecig, try this :

    Instead of closing your mouth completely when you take a drag... open it slightly so that you can pull in outside air while you take a pull.

    Or...

    Inhale with you nose while you take a drag..

    Its much easier that way
     
  12. trog100

    trog100 Moved On ECF Veteran

    May 23, 2008
    UK

    u are correct.. he also seemed surprised that people did it the other way..

    this was the first time in my long life i had heard of this method.. but what really surprized was that leaford thought the same.. he thought direct inhaling was the normal way with cigarettes..

    i can only think its a modern way based on week cigarettes or those with holes in them.. but to be honest i am puzzled..

    to me there is only the one way.. or at least only one sensible way.. he he he

    is it a younger generation an american thing.. ???

    trog

    ps... or is it just an e cig thing... how to make totally useless device seem better.. ???
     
  13. D_Struct

    D_Struct Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 9, 2009
    Lufkin, TX
    a lot of times, it's attributed to people that smoked more *ahem* substances of questionable legality before they really smoked a lot of cigarettes.

    not all times, but many.

    you hit those differently, and you just start doing it with everything, including cigarettes.
     
  14. e-pipeman

    e-pipeman Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Oct 16, 2008
    Brown Edge, England
    Yes - there's no way that I can direct inhale! The vape needs to be parked in my mouth before the big whoosh of an inhale to take it down. Interesting to try it, though. :)
     
  15. D_Struct

    D_Struct Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 9, 2009
    Lufkin, TX
    If I have to say "Hit it like a joint" I will, but I'd rather not.


    errr....

    Nevermind. :p
     
  16. Cage

    Cage Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 9, 2009
    Arizona, USA
    It may be a younger generation thing, for some folks...
    I never could have learned to smoke this way though.
    I started rolling smokes for my old man, for every 3 hundred smokes, he'd give me one. (Mom would have killed him if she ever found out)
    Cutty Pipe (harsh) tobacco, unfiltered.
    I guess as cigarettes got milder and with the addition of filters, it just became easier to direct inhale. But like you, I never heard of anyone smoking this way before.
     
  17. trog100

    trog100 Moved On ECF Veteran

    May 23, 2008
    UK
    i think the learning to smoke with alternative chemicals theory might have hit the nail on the head.. he he

    my current method of e smoking... i take a mouthful... partially inhale simple to make more mouth room.. then another mouthful.. i then remove the cig.. throw my head back and inhale the lot very deeply and slowly exhale .. i like to see loads of vapour coming out...

    maximum hit.. maximum everything.. the head throwing back bit is ritualistic.... he he

    trog
     
  18. TribbleTrouble

    TribbleTrouble Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 1, 2009
    Rio Rancho, NM
    Direct Inhail is the best!!! It is what got me hooked on the e-cig. Analog puffs do not work very well for me with the vapor.
     
  19. fuzzyvape

    fuzzyvape Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 30, 2009
    I direct inhale and when i was younger before cigarettes i used other forms of smoking if you know what i mean i smoked Marlboro reds before vaping direct inhale never thought about it any different
     
  20. D_Struct

    D_Struct Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 9, 2009
    Lufkin, TX
    The prosecution rests!
     
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