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Hi, I'm Scott, and I am a nicotine addict.

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  1. nanovapr

    nanovapr Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 15, 2011
    Catatonic State, USA
    But of course, most of us here are. I had been smoking for 35 years, I have been vaping for 28 days, and kicking the habit pretty easily.

    I tried the patches, but they are so hard to keep lit, and they taste awful.........
     
  2. txtumbleweed

    txtumbleweed Resting In Peace ECF Veteran

    Dec 7, 2009
    Walla Walla
  3. Critter Man

    Critter Man Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 7, 2010
    Minnesota
    HI, SCOTT!!!

    Welcome to the forums. Glad to hear you're good luck with the analog addiction. I couldn't handle the patches either, maybe they would be better if they came in a menthol version.
     
  4. Memphis Weirdo

    Memphis Weirdo Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 9, 2011
    Midtown Memphis
    Hi, Scott.

    Nice Leslie.

    122?
     
  5. nanovapr

    nanovapr Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 15, 2011
    Catatonic State, USA
    I am a newbie here, but would really, really suggest a safety habit? I am from Midwest, USA and spent the first 3/4 of my life as a farmer (corn, wheat, beans, cows). At one time I was licensed to spray wholesome, natural herbicide (tongue firmly in cheek) on our crops. I obtained the license only so our family farm could get a discount.

    One of the things that I learned, was that of all parts of our body, our groin area is the most transdermal. At the time, the training consisted of 30-60-something Good Old Boys, and there was plenty of elbow-nudging and guffaws. The heels of our feet, and palms of our hands are thicker, and less absorbent.

    Please handle the nic carefully! A leaking bottle or atty in your pocket is *not* a good thing. While our hands are thicker and less prone to absorbing, having some on your finger, and wiping your nose, or rubbing an eye is bad news. Our mucus membranes can soak it up more than our skin!
     
  6. nanovapr

    nanovapr Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 15, 2011
    Catatonic State, USA
    Memphis Weirdo, bonus points! It is an oddball 4-channel Wurly 212. I parted it out, and am building the Leslie from Hell.
     
  7. kitsch

    kitsch Full Member

    Jun 15, 2011
    Philadelphia, PA
    this is another reason why i'm getting 0mg juice! i'm terribly paranoid about nicotine poisoning or (Hi, i'm Kitsch and i'm a cat lady...) my animals somehow getting into it
     
  8. swedishfish

    swedishfish Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 28, 2010
    NJ
    A lot of new people are. It's amazing that anyone smoked.
     
  9. Memphis Weirdo

    Memphis Weirdo Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 9, 2011
    Midtown Memphis
    I wouldn't worry. Cats would NEVER do anything STUPID.

    :blink:
     
  10. Critter Man

    Critter Man Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 7, 2010
    Minnesota
    HI KITSCH!!!

    Cats are our superiors. Yep, keep your nic stuff (including your PV) safely locked away. My cats used to attempt to eat my analogs, I'm not giving the chance to get to my nic juice.
     
  11. nanovapr

    nanovapr Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 15, 2011
    Catatonic State, USA
    Since I am new here, I keep saying Me, I, and I Used To, I hate people that say things like that. I used to hate myself, but I am much better, thank you! I've been online since 1981, and am just bumping to get my five posts in.

    Here are some tips, for all the odd Electrical Thingies, that accompany this hobby. Here are some comparisons. We'll use water. Please do not mix your electrical gadgets, and water, yet they have some things in common.

    Voltage = Water Pressure. Often expressed as "E" in the various formulae. If something expects to see a certain amount of Voltage/Water Pressure, that is a preferred range. If I operate my 19V laptop on 110V, I will let the magic smoke out, and it will never work again. This would compare to a blown atty, except the laptop is more expensive to replace.

    Amperage = The Diameter Of the Water Pipe. Often expressed as "I". Amps can be thought of as the maximum volume of water or electricity that can be supplied, as the device (or my lawn sprinkler) demands. If I have a charger that can supply a maximum of 1 amp, it will charge my device faster than a charger than can supply 500 Ma (one half of one amp). If you go the other way, and the device tries to draw more volume of electrons (amps) than can be supplied, we will let out the magic smoke again. As expressed in terms of our PVs, they are teeny, tiny, subdivisions of an Ampere-Hour. This is a measurement of volume (of water, or electricity) over time. The WikipediaGodz have a better explanation than I do, here.

    Resistance = A Sponge Placed in The Water Pipe, to reduce the Voltage. Er, I mean Water Flow. Often expressed as "R".

    The Variable Voltage variants on PV, are very good ways to keep the heat constant. That is what is really the best thing!

    I am vaping with Ego/clone-ish things so far. I have dripped, I have smart carted, I have LR attys, there are syringes in the bathroom, I have a gallon jug of white vinegar, and I am using more napkins than I ever thought I would. I do not really care for tea, but have some of those pyramid tea-bags. I couldn't find MarineLand Rite-Size U, so I did pass on that. There was lots o' fluval @ Walmart, and other blue foam @ the pet stores, but I decided I was getting in over my head.

    I am most glad that I found these things, and you, gentle ECF forum-ites. I have spent a month reading, and I have gained much knowledge from your/our collective wisdom!
     
  12. Iffy

    Iffy Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Feb 3, 2011
    Florida Suncoast
    Pffttt... try chains... if ya can keep 'um lit. Ya'll get a metallic taste and that's been 'linked' to health issues if galvanized.
     
  13. ardelleg

    ardelleg Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 3, 2011
    Alaska
    LOL..... I hear that!



    If a cat got into my juice I might just have to 'smoke' the cat..... :vapor:
     
  14. nanovapr

    nanovapr Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 15, 2011
    Catatonic State, USA
    Kitsch, I love all animals in general, and hate some specifically. For example, Midwest USA is currently plagued with the 17-year variant of cicada. *I* get bonus points for not saying "plague of locusts"! I know these poor guys have spent 16.9 years being a worm, or a grub or something, and now they get to grow wings, and get out of the house!

    Perhaps that explains their poor flying abilities. They will fly straight into a 2-foot diameter tree at full speed.

    I have a 17-year old cat, that thinks she is still Queen Of All That Lives. She hides under the bed each day to await my feet hitting the floor, then pow, she is taking blood samples from my ankle. She is an indoor cat, when she is outside very occasionally, she crunches a cicada, then brings it to me for approval.

    The strangest thing she has eaten, is those foam rollup ear plugs. Thank goodness they came up the way they went in, else intestinal distress would ensue for sure.
     
  15. nanovapr

    nanovapr Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 15, 2011
    Catatonic State, USA
    Iffy, I have poor taste in metallurgy, but I used to chainsmoke. I am still new to vaping, so about 1 ml of 18mg is lasting me most of the day, then I drip a few 'wind-down' flavors. I particularly like Bessemer-Lite, low-carbon vape...... no, no, itsa joke. And not a very good one.
     
  16. MattZuke

    MattZuke Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 28, 2011
    A, A
    Yes, caution is indicated, but keep in mind BlackLeaf 40 and such are 40% nicotine, vs the 2.6% 24mg/ml.
     
  17. Meddog

    Meddog Senior Member ECF Veteran

    May 27, 2011
    Houston
    Menthol wouldn't make them easier to keep lit.
     
  18. nanovapr

    nanovapr Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 15, 2011
    Catatonic State, USA
    So noted, MattZuke, thanks for the info. I'm new to all this, and have been washing my hands more than most any other time in my life (except perhaps while mixing 500 gallons of wholesome, natural herbicide). I am still learning my preferences on nic, and learning about the pv devices.
     
  19. nanovapr

    nanovapr Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 15, 2011
    Catatonic State, USA
    One of the things that helped, was to get one of those little banner things going? They are all over the vaping forums. Here is one of many: since my last cigarette.com

    I go there, and plug in my info. Cost, PAD, date, and so forth. THEN, I take it's little generated HTML code, and paste that as a URL on my smartphone, then save it as a bookmark.

    I can call that up at any time on my phone, and see that I have not smoked X amount of ciggies, and saved $X. My first week I was a little shaky about this whole thing. Once my taste started coming back (about two weeks), I started to realize that I did *not* want this dang thing to taste like an analog any more. YMMV, but that helped me in the beginning.
     
  20. chevelle

    chevelle Super Member ECF Veteran

    Welcome Scott, I am also a nicotine addict...its been almost 2 months since my last cigarette.
    I seem to recall some wholesome, natural herbicides being used in Vietnam. I could be wrong though. They were so wholesome and natural, that today, I don't remember things very well.
     
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