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  1. Wafflestomper

    Wafflestomper Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Started this little thread so I could feel cool and sticky something!

    This is a place for members to tell us a little about themselves and how they became vapers in America's favorite playground.
  2. Wafflestomper

    Wafflestomper Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I will start!

    I am Wafflestomper. I am a 36 year old nurse living in Henderson, married to a school teacher. I started smoking when I was 18, surprisingly enough NOT due to the yummy flavors or "marketing towards children".

    It was a struggle on and off, because I liked to smoke. Not necessarily smoking for the sake of smoking, but because I liked good tobacco, cigars, pipes etc. But due to my partying ways, it wasn't long before analogues became a crutch.

    I quit on and off for years. I really wanted to enjoy smoking good tobacco, but always found that it lead to analogues.

    Later I discovered Cloves and things got a bit better. I was able to enjoy the various clove styles and somehow, it led to an aversion to standard analogues, and I was only smoking them for enjoyment, not for habit.

    Then the FDA came along and decided, "Hey... these guys are cutting into Big Tobacco's profits" and decided to include them in the ban.... Out of sheer anger at not being able to have a say in what I put in my body... I went to the smoke shop and bought every last pack of Cloves that I could afford.

    Then I started smoking them... again, like analogues. Not willing to go back to standard analogues, I saw a SE Kiosk at the Belz mall, and decided they were way too much freaking money. Knowing human are the way they are, I figured there has to be a better ecig out there, and for cheaper...and I know some of us are modding them.

    Thats when I found ECF and bought my first mods. The Protege and the Prodigy V2 and the rest is history.

    Now I spend way more than I ever did on smokes, but feel better, am more active, and have fewer aches pains, lethargy and stomach problems than ever before.
  3. pageplantzoso

    pageplantzoso Full Member Verified Member

    Mar 30, 2010
    Las Vegas
    Hey I'm Chris. I'm a 27 year old teacher in Las Vegas. I started vaping in March of 2010. I smoked for 9 years, and accidentally quit when I bought an e-cig for an airplane trip.
  4. Israfil

    Israfil Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    My story...hmm
    I am the walrus...? lol

    Well, I'm 24 years old, unemployed 3d artist, and have lived in Vegas my whole life.

    I started smoking when I was around 8 years old, stealing packs from my dad and keeping the habit from my parents pretty well. Around 16 I came out with it and from there until I was 22 or so I dealt with the constant guilt trips from my family.

    Eventually quit smoking (sorta) with chantix but I couldn't stay away once the pills were gone and I was just a horrible person to be around without my nicotine, so I went back to my smokey treats.

    One day one of my friends mentions something about electronic cigarettes, and I think "Hey! This could work, it's my cake without the calories!" Bought one on my 23rd birthday online after sampling the product at a Kiosk, rn4081 from smokingeverywhere. After that device proved to be fairly crappy but a good proof of concept, I researched here and all over the net, eventually got a 510, and the rest is history.

    Ironically the same friend who mentioned Ecigs is one of the least open to them.
  5. Heisenberg

    Heisenberg Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 18, 2010
    Has he tried it? I notice everyone has a poo poo face when Im smoking these in front of em. Then they try it and they're just jealous. Could be just jealousy. There IS a little something missing from vaping tho. The whole "I know it's bad for me but do I give a crap? Besides the ladies love it." attitude that makes you look so cool when you smoke. But I don't want cancer!
  6. Heisenberg

    Heisenberg Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 18, 2010

    I'm 25, also unemployed, but I'm a pot headed musician so that goes without saying.

    Started smoking freshman year of High School. I lived in Reno and at Reno High school they had off-campus lunch. Started smoking to break out of my nerd clique and since it worked like a charm, I never went back. Cigarettes were the best thing to happen to me. Who knows where I'd be without em. I might still be a virgin!

    Moved to Vegas at 15. I also bought the Smoking Everywhere peice of crap. I was ready to dismiss the whole concept and keep smoking. I saw a youtube video of someone showing off the DSE801 and I had to have it. When I got it I was disappointed, but after stumbling upon these forums I KNEW there had to be something good enough for me out there.

    Now I use my 5v passthrough and prodigy v1 with a 3.7 battery. Wish I could go 6v but it'll have to wait. Still use the 801 attys. Tried the 510 and don't really get why people like em.

    It's been two weeks and I'm not even halfway through my 2nd pack of cigarettes. Basically right when I was able to buy em myself I started smoking a pack a day. Now I smoke a pack a week. I still need one when I wake up and sometimes after food or women.
  7. Wafflestomper

    Wafflestomper Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Great... Looks like I get to be the old man here....

    I'm not used to that.. always went through life being "The Kid"... Oh well.

    What do you play Heisenberg?

    I used to be a fairly accomplished Fiddle player...and guitar/bass to a mediocre degree. I got stupid and chose a "stable" profession as opposed to something I love and enjoy... worst mistake I ever made.
  8. Heisenberg

    Heisenberg Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 18, 2010
    I play drums mainly. I also play guitar. I can mess around on a piano, but still learning. The only instruments I could never learn are wind instruments, which I dont care for anyway except for.....the HARMONICA! Every time I tried to get good at it I would almost pass out. My face would be all red and stuff. Maybe after a year of vaping I'll be able to play the blues on a harmonica. Though maybe not. Whoever heard of the non-smoking blues man? I guess it's just in my genes. Not meant for blues harp or singing.
  9. Wafflestomper

    Wafflestomper Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Anything with strings I'm golden.... I also can't wrap my brain around wind instruments. Had a long and painful relationship with a saxophone one time... wasn't pretty.
  10. Amajn

    Amajn Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Jul 13, 2009
    New York
    Hey Guys Not from Vegas or anywhere near

    Im from NY

    But i enjoy reading Wafflez thoughts he is a funny dude ever since i saw the Chuck vid and nose hit

    My history with tobacco is something i have fought with for along time i started smoking at 11 been clean 1yr vaping im 26 god i feel old

    At the worst i was smoking 2 or more packs aday i could not breathe my chest hurt and i was hacking some horrible stuff i would wheeze (sp) all night

    Of course i tried everything from cold turkey to patches nothing helped

    I was watching howard stern and saw sal governale using this ecig googled it and the rest is history!

    I have never felt better i still notice shortness of breath and my lungs are still repairing im sure it will take some time 15 years of smoke does not just go away!

    Anyhow im rambling

    Later Peeps!
  11. Heisenberg

    Heisenberg Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 18, 2010
    Hey waffles lets jam! I build guitar pedals as a little hobby too.

    Look at this new yorker tryin to elbow in on our vegas fun time. We are used to jealous pretenders here in vegas!
  12. Wafflestomper

    Wafflestomper Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    We will need an icon tourist friend to abuse :)
  13. Heisenberg

    Heisenberg Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 18, 2010
    I suppose. Vegas isn't complete without transplants.

    Hey waffles, what type of stuff you like to play?
  14. Wafflestomper

    Wafflestomper Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I'm such a hasbeen, I don't know if anything I play anymore is what a real musician would call "playing".

    On the fiddle and upright bass I liked to play bluegrass and texas swing.
    On the bass guitar, I liked to play just about anything.
    On the guitar I like blues.
  15. Heisenberg

    Heisenberg Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 18, 2010
    let's JAAAAAAm bluesman!
  16. Wafflestomper

    Wafflestomper Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    We may have to do that. But I suck. I warned you.
    However the drunker you are the better I sound.
  17. Shadow Ryder

    Shadow Ryder Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 14, 2010
    Lost Wages

    Im 42 so the newest oldie here, started smoking when I was 14, had an old crown7 penstyle didnt know boo about it then, it died went back to alalogs, found this site throu a diffternt board Im on looked into the changes/ progress they have made got a janty v3 and havent looked back its been 3 weeks and counting, I like in the NW part of the valley (close to the race track) work for a gaming company (they own 17 casino/hotels) in vegas and across the country. I work in IT, currently at a property off flamingo.
  18. Aceyboogie

    Aceyboogie Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    July 4th 33% off sale on all pre-mixed juices fellas, sale will end Monday morning, so try to get all your orders in...


    Coupon code: July4

    Our own Amanj and Crashtestjeep gave great reviews on their juice, so I trusted their better judgment and ordered a few 30 ml bottles.

    Mark (owner of the site) is one hell of a guy, he responded to all my questions and he's in Arizona, so not too far from us at all.

    I should be getting the liquid by thursday or friday, so I'll let you fellas know if it is what it is...
  19. Heisenberg

    Heisenberg Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 18, 2010
    Arghhh! If it isn't too much trouble....I might have to start asking you guys to add stuff onto your order for me and I could pay you cash. I can't order online anymore. My debit card is emptied.
  20. Wafflestomper

    Wafflestomper Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Welcome to the party Shadow.
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