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All in the name of science....

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  1. tygertyger

    tygertyger Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Yah. I did it. I did it and I'm not sorry.

    I had a stinkie today.

    I was out and about on errands and broke the cardinal rule.... no back up. I really figured I had enough power left in my mini and I was dead wrong. Early in the errands, it flashed and went to sleep. Durnit.

    I met up with son's Dad briefly, who's still a smoker. By then I was really in want of a nic fix, but I had determined to wait until I got home. Then suddenly, a thought crossed my mind that changed it:
    "I should see if I even can stand the stupid things anymore, not because I actually want one, but in the name of science I wanna see if these things still have any hold on me."

    So I asked if he could spare one, bummed a light, and drew.

    GHASTLY.... I coughed lightly and he laughed. "Not used to that anymore, eh?" he chuckled.

    "Nope," said I, "and now I can't figure out how I used to demolish 25+ of these each day." I coughed hoarsely, then drew again with grim determination. Exhaled with a grimace, then smirked and added, "I feel like I just ate an ashtray.... yep, I was right.... I am SO done with these things. You really need to try what I'm rockin' these days. This is truly vile."

    So.... I wait with fingers crossed, hoping that he'll join our ranks and not come to visit with butt-can breath any more.
  2. teabagger

    teabagger Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 31, 2010
    sounds like something you hear at a 12 step meeting.
  3. Targone

    Targone Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 10, 2011
    Winnipeg MB
    Tobacco is a subtle foe,don't mess with it!
  4. tygertyger

    tygertyger Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    heh..... no worries there peeps..... it's not like I have to give up my nic addiction..... My juices have nic! But they taste lovely, don't leave my hair, clothes, hands and breath stinking and aren't killing me. There's no concern necessary, though I appreciate it.

    It's really not comparable to the 12 step scenario, because I'm not actually quitting my poison.... just the poisoned cocktail and poor packaging that surrounded it! If you're determined to make the alcohol parallel, then the only appropriate comparison I can come up with is this.... it's as though you're concerned I'd choose to drink Lysol if I was trapped in the wine cellar at the White House with only a corkscrew in my pocket. Not a chance....

    I'll stick with my PV any day, and twice on Sunday.
  5. Smile n' shine

    Smile n' shine Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 13, 2012
    You know? I have often wondered the same thing....what would it would be like and how I would feel about it?
    Frankly, I'm afraid, even though I still get the odd 10 second craving. I keep telling myself that ONE drag will set me back (self brainwashing). I'm curious how I'll get through the holidays...and yes back ups for back ups & car chargers too ;)

    I think it's a good thing to experience how gross it is compared to vaping. I would also think your senses were burning after being smoke free for the last few months!?
  6. tygertyger

    tygertyger Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Well, with vaping as an alternative, I can't see it having any draw.... but nor do I recommend it despite my actions.

    Because even though it may not snare you, then you get to deal with the aftermath!

    My throat burned, and for the next hour of my errands, I tasted ashtray every time I exhaled. I couldn't WAIT to return home to brush my teeth, wash my hands and vape something yummy. For a successful smoker-turned-vaper it was like visiting a buffet created by skilled culinary artisans, and choosing to eat dirt from the planters instead.

    The only reason I can think of that anyone still smokes is that they haven't tried this yet. (Or didn't pursue it long enough to find their good fit of equipment and juice.)

    Let's just say that my curiosity is satisfied, and I'll be more careful about overestimating battery life!
  7. Jables

    Jables Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2012
    Alberta, Canada
    I still miss the simplicity of cigarettes. I never had to sit down and fiddle with the tip of my cigarette to make sure it would ignite properly, but that's about the only thing I miss about it, and I'm sure I'll eventually get a setup that works consistently enough to negate that.
  8. farmer_bric

    farmer_bric Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Dec 24, 2011
    Maberly, ON
    My greatest fear ... being stuck somewhere wtih dead vaping kit :(

    Probably that is why I travel like a packed mule when I go out. As a backup to my backups, my generous wife packs a spare nicorette lozenge (4 mg) in her purse. I have found that this can get me ~5 hrs worth of peace, which should be good enough to get back to the farm.

    It's wonderfull tyger that you suvived the situation :)
  9. Targone

    Targone Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 10, 2011
    Winnipeg MB

    You're right Tyger it isn't the same as total abstinence from our poison of choice.
    Really glad you found that stinky stick so disgusting

    There is still something in analogs,not going to get into the chemistry,that were not getting
    with our pv.
    My first week was a fight for my life not to have analog.
    Just an honest concern from a fellow exsmoker
    No offence intended
    Vape on! :)T
  10. DuaneNeveu

    DuaneNeveu Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    HA! You said "culinary artisans". AWESOME!
  11. tygertyger

    tygertyger Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Ah yes! The lozenges.... I remember you mentioning them and I keep forgetting to pick some up. That really would be a wise thing to have tucked in a corner of my purse in the event of an emergency. Thanks for reminding me!

    Oh, none taken, Targone! And I am fortunate.... vaping does seem to completely "scratch my itch".... so I have no attraction to analogs anymore.... save the pure curiosity I sated yesterday. But as I say, that in no way should be read that I recommend that to others! There's a reason I waxed on and on about how yucky it was. Hoping those reading would be put off trying. It was nasty. x 10.

    I was searching for words, and thought of you! ;) Seriously!..... I'm so happy you noticed and I made you laugh *giggles*
  12. iheartpoco

    iheartpoco Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 6, 2012
    London, Ontario
    I know whenever I've quit cigs for a few days, only smoked cigarillos, they always taste disgusting when I first have one again. Then, after having 2 or 3, they start to taste pretty good again.

    I'm staying away from them this time, because I know they'll taste gross if I try a puff, and because I am at least getting warm vapor and good throat hit from my Redds.

    The thing I miss most about them is how soft the filter is, how you can squish it a little between your fingers, and just feel a little spongy resistance when you take a drag. Also, I miss the instant head buzz of nicotine after going for all day at work without a smoke. I actually ordered some higer-nic juice to see if I can replicate this at certain times of the day (morning, after work.) I guess I just need to keep looking for a "squishy"
  13. teabagger

    teabagger Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 31, 2010
    From what I have read the 46mg juice in the njoy king is what you are looking for... they also have a squishy carto. downside is they are disposable at 9 bucks a pop... 3 for 25.. I am still thinking of ordering them to try however.
  14. shades

    shades Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 3, 2009
    Perth, Ontario
    What I did was I left two cigarettes I had left in my "bag" of analogs, sitting in my glove compartment.. no zip lock bag just out in the open. Part way through my day at work about 2 months later, my lavatube died a scary death ( it was actually scary to use before it finally offed itself) and I did my best to get through the rest of the day but eventually I broke down and grabbed one of those 2 month old baggers.......

    I was nauseous, omg the taste.... the coughing fits..... yeah...

    So since then... always a back up battery, device and charging option :)
  15. tygertyger

    tygertyger Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    OMG!!! 46mg! yikes!!!

    Heh! I remember that story.... yes, that had to have been a horrible experience ;)
  16. Faylool

    Faylool Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    It's not like alcohol if you are vaping then have cig because you just go back to vaping. You've been satisfying those T cells adequately all along. With alcohol there is nowhere else to go if you are addictive type alcoholic. I just want to say you will still taste that crap tomorrow morning. Takes hours and hours to get a fresh mouth back. Remember to wash your hair and may as well through your clothes in the dirty laundry.
  17. Projectguy

    Projectguy Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 9, 2012
    Oakville, ON
    Never give in even if it is to see if you can resist........
  18. tygertyger

    tygertyger Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    You're so right.... even after brushing my teeth, I woke up this morning with a faint icky hint of ashtray in my throat.... it was pretty gross.
  19. Zenataos

    Zenataos Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I went on a short roadtrip from the Okanagan Valley to Vancouver (about a 6 hour drive) with a friend of mine, she's a smoker and I've been Vaping exclusively since February.

    We stopped for a pee break and she lit up a smoke, I sat there contently vaping away on my Provari + ZAP and asked if I could steal a puff... tried it... OMG how the hell did I ever do this, I gagged and hacked for a couple min and went back to vaping bliss.

    It's been cemented in my thick skull now that smoking is archaic and vaping is the future. There just is no comparison.

    I think the reason so many people have an issue switching to vaping is their lack of tastebuds. When I first started vaping I could not taste the juice for the life of me, now it's bloody delicious (not to mention my food is so much better as well).

    Live Long, Vape Hard, Convert who you can...
  20. Mindfield

    Mindfield Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 28, 2010
    Toronto, ON
    Heh. I think we've all gone through that, many of us for precisely the same reasons. I actually deliberately had a smoke at my 1-week point into vaping specifically to find out what it was like now that I noticed my senses of smell and taste improving, and more importantly to see if they still had any hold on me. The results were, in order, "Christ, these are nasty, how the hell did I ever smoke these?" and "Nope, not even slightly," followed by a side of, "Holy, did I really smell like this all the time?"

    So, yeah, I discovered pretty quickly that smoking didn't have any hold on me, and that it was now nasty enough that I never even wanted to go back.

    Science. It works, b*tches.
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