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  1. Brady Meyers

    Brady Meyers Full Member

    Aug 4, 2018
    Hi everyone, I’m Brady, I’m a new to vaping and looking forward to getting more and more into it. I’m that rare beast, an ex-smoker of several years who misses aspects of nicotine and tobacco use (obviously not including burning plant-matter and inhaling smoke and thousands of nasty chemicals that make you feel sick and ruin your health). But I am highly compatible with the drug, as well as the whole experience (was a ryo smoker) and don’t see anything wrong with it as a voluntary habit. I may have a few questions!

    This is an awesome forum. Take it easy; you may see me popping up in threads from time to time :)
     
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  2. OhmzRaw

    OhmzRaw Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 19, 2015
    Welcome to the forum @Brady Meyers and congrats on making the switch. What is your current mod and tank combination?
     
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  3. Tonee N

    Tonee N Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 24, 2017
    Nevada
    Hello and welcome

    Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
     
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  4. Pleasant_Bad

    Pleasant_Bad Senior Member

    Jul 3, 2018
    United Kingdom
    Hello and welcome! Nice to meet you :)
     
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  5. stols001

    stols001 Mistress of the Dark Nicotinic Arts Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    May 30, 2017
    Tucson, AZ
    Hi Welcome to ECF and hope you enjoy your stay here. :)

    Anna
     
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  6. BrotherBob

    BrotherBob ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Dec 24, 2014
    Sunnyvale,CA,USA
    Welcome and glad you joined.
     
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  7. MJCSD

    MJCSD Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    May 7, 2014
    usa
    Hello and welcome to ecf
     
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  8. djsvapour

    djsvapour ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Oct 2, 2012
    England and Wales
    You are not wrong.

    You are also most welcomed to the community. :thumbs:
     
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  9. Bradder

    Bradder Am I Chip or am I Dale? Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Jan 12, 2011
    North Carolina, USA
    Welcome to the forum.

    Contrary to popular belief, not everyone that vapes does so in order to quit smoking. Some people interchange the two for pleasure and/or convenience. Many do find that their cigarette smoking tapers off. Some do it to cut back on the number of cigarettes, some to wean themselves off cigarettes, and some to quit "cold turkey" by vaping instead. Some taper off the nicotine levels and some stay with the nicotine. While I haven't smoked in a long time, personally I am not opposed to others smoking.

    You may not be as rare a beast as you think ;). Glad you are here.
     
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  10. Anise

    Anise Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    May 11, 2016
    Southern Louisiana USA
    Hi Brady. Welcome to ecf!
     
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  11. Joshua F.

    Joshua F. Full Member

    Aug 3, 2018
    Canada
    Welcome to ECF!
     
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  12. Brady Meyers

    Brady Meyers Full Member

    Aug 4, 2018
    Haha, no I didn't mean I still smoke, I don't, I just meant that, though I managed to stop smoking without vaping (it was pretty niche and ineffective in Australia when I stopped the cigs), I don't see anything wrong with taking up the nicotine habit again in another form.

    Little extra story, I was in the UK on honeymoon last year and took it on myself to drag my poor newlywed into a vape shop, try out a couple of devices and juices, and bring a setup back for a relative who's been on Champix (Chantix) about a dozen times. That got me hooked on the fun aspect at least! Bit of a fait accompli after that.
     
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    Aug 12, 2018
  14. Brady Meyers

    Brady Meyers Full Member

    Aug 4, 2018
    Well I'm still new. The first thing I bought was a Vaptio C-II kit. The tank is pretty much sub-ohm and the mod is advertised for putting out 100 W on full charge with their lowest-resistance coils. That was helpful, it taught me I actually did want something more reminiscent of the ciggies. Now I'm using nic salts on an Aspire Breeze 2.

    Interesting detail, after the C-II debacle I stumbled on the concept of an analog herbal vapouriser (will stick to British English spellings) as an affordable way to return to tobacco usage without smoking, so used a Dynavap M with pipe tobacco for a few months. Very enjoyable for me as a former RYO smoker but I worry about tar and nitrosamines, hence continuing with the eliquid odyssey.

    Going forward I want something genisys style and mtl that I can keep some NET in (and I want to try DIYing that) and drip WTA onto. At the moment that means a Vapefly Galaxies RDTA, although if I come across something high-end that I love I'll consider it (if I win lotto). As for a mod, when I first started in on this I wouldn't have dreamed I'd be thinking about a mech tube so soon, and I won't get one until I understand what to do back to front, but yeah, that's on the cards too. I like SMPL mods but it seems like the moment's passing for them so open to suggestions for something similar. There will be a regulated mod in the meantime though; not sure what that'll be.
     
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