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  1. smurfdude

    smurfdude Full Member

    Feb 22, 2014
    Cannock UK
    Hi all, since I started vaping I have ended up cigarette free for 32 days and 22 hours according to the app on my phone.
    I was actively encouraged by my mum after we discussed it to see what it was like. My mum has asked regularly how I have been getting on with it and I have always answered honestly about it when I have had a craving and mostly about how the craving has not been there.
    My mum had totally and adamantly said prior to my vaping that she has no intention of giving up and its too late as she has been smoking for way too long.
    Today though she asked again. I got my app out on my phone to check the time without a cigarette and we were discussing how I found it and how much I didn't even want a cigarette choosing to enjoy a flavoured minty vape instead. Well, wow, out she came with 'next time you order something online can you get me the same as what you are using so I can try it'.

    I was like, 'what? why? how come? why the change of mind?
    She has been a lot more intrigued into my vaping journey than she has let on.
    This has led me in to a problem. I am using at the moment an ego 1100 twist with a mini pro tank 2.
    Great choice I have found and she would love it. The problem? You have to twist it at the bottom to fill it up and sometimes its fiddly and hard to do and my mum has a very poor grip in her hands.
    So I will get the ego for her but what tank to choose that'll be easy for her to fill? I want a tank that won't be too fiddly for her otherwise it will put her off and she will give up before she has properly tried.
    I have only used the Evod and the mini pro tank 2 so far and neither will be suitable for her.

    Any ideas?
  2. SleeZy

    SleeZy Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 3, 2014
    Interesting topic, i'm in the same boat as you.:thumbs: I'm looking forward for the suggestions you will get.
  3. Thunderball

    Thunderball Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 5, 2013
    Grayson, Georgia
    Every topper that I know of is a bit fiddley in its own way.
  4. Bunnykiller

    Bunnykiller ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 17, 2013
    New Orleans La.
    There is a clearo that is very easy to use and doesnt gunk up too fast... but the first tank of juice is a bit metallic tasting, once that gets over with, its good vaping for its cost... the wife has been using one for more than 4 weeks with no issues other than a bit of gurgling on occasion... but what bottom coiled tank doesnt gurgle a tad...

    Its the Bauway CE8 Stainless Steel Mesh topper ( about 5-7$) the top pops off to refill... very easy to use
  5. SleeZy

    SleeZy Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 3, 2014
    I was thinking of CE4+ or CE5? But then you might aswell go with a protank that's more durable.
    In my case i would need something that will be easy for my mother to learn, else she will just give it up. Ofcourse she got all my help, but i can't be there everyday so. :)
  6. smurfdude

    smurfdude Full Member

    Feb 22, 2014
    Cannock UK
    Yes. The mini pro tank though sometimes is tough to twist to open and thats the problem. She won't be able to grip it and will get frustrated.
  7. oxygenated

    oxygenated Full Member

    Jul 5, 2013
    Williamsburg, VA, USA
    To put on your list of possibilities:

    Kanger is making a "Mini Unitank" that I have not seen yet. These fill from the top.

    If your Mum does not take easily to filling things and changing coils, perhaps you could buy her 20 or so quality 510-threaded cartomizers and pick up her empties once a week and do her refilling for her.

    Best of success to you and your Mum!
  8. MikeNice81

    MikeNice81 Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Feb 24, 2014
    Why not just go with the eGo flat tip tank system. It seems much more straight forward?
  9. Sikko

    Sikko Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 7, 2012
    Salt Lake City, UT
    I think any clearo is going to be a bit fiddly from time to time, and require twisting the bottom or top on/off to fill. Gurgly from time to time etc. About the only thing I can thing that would fit the need would be prefilled cartos or direct dripping.
  10. Frenchfry1942

    Frenchfry1942 Chillin' Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 12, 2014
    For my "Mum", I would do it all for her. And, sit in the evening with her for a together vape.
  11. JaxMike

    JaxMike Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 17, 2014
    Jacksonville FL
    I know if had to introduce my mother to vaping, the ONLY way she could handle it would be with cigalikes (kr808d-1) with prefilled cartridges. There is no way on earth she could handle filling, cleaning, changing atomizers,etc,etc.

    Of course that's not the optimal "vaping experience" but it might be the best route. Something like the halo g6, or the mig cig, or v2, etc.

    Just depends on what you think here aptitude, and willingness to learn, would be.

    Good luck...
  12. smurfdude

    smurfdude Full Member

    Feb 22, 2014
    Cannock UK
    :blink: That'd be like living back at home lol I would do it all for her, thats no problem. Thats something I am thinking. If she has a few tanks as suggested above I could fill them for her a few at a time.
  13. PennyLynn

    PennyLynn Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 28, 2014
    Rockledge, FL, USA
    I have no advice to offer you, but I'm just very happy to hear that your mother is looking at your success and thinking about trying it. I know I would never have quit smoking if my neighbor hadn't walked over with his setup and let me check it out. Wishing you and Mum the best!
  14. r77r7r

    r77r7r ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Feb 15, 2011
    if you're not stuck on clearomisers- try a cartomiser?? All I do is push it down into the rubber cover it comes ( 2/3 full of juice) with and let it sit a bit.

    Never a dry hit, gurgling, or leaking.
  15. SleeZy

    SleeZy Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 3, 2014
    Maybe buy tons of CE4+ clearos from fasttech (cheap bulk price) And fill upp about 10 of them at a time for her?
    I'm not sure if they would start to leak after awhile though. But with this idea all she has to do is screw them on the battery.
  16. MorpheusPA

    MorpheusPA Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 7, 2012
    Lehigh Valley, PA
    Let her try your tank and see if she can handle it before assuming she can't. And remember, she'll need training anyway. :)

    My mom has osteoarthritis in her hands and handles the Kanger T3 bases just fine. That was actually a bit of a surprise, but she has absolutely no issues with them, or with holding the bottle/dropper to refill the tank.

    So yeah, my mom rocks a big setup with a 2.4 ml clearo. :)
  17. CalamityJess

    CalamityJess Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Let her try your Kanger Mini. I find them way easier to fiddle with than the Protank 2 I have because it has that thicker area to grasp and turn at the bottom.. And I have trouble with my wrists and thumbs. I find the Kanger Mini and the iClear 30s tanks (the top fill and I haven't had to change my coils that often) work best for me.
  18. smurfdude

    smurfdude Full Member

    Feb 22, 2014
    Cannock UK
    I let her have a toot today. She coughed at first like we all have but seemed to be ok with the vape bit.
  19. EBates

    EBates Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Nov 4, 2013
    Try the anyvape from Davide or Aspire with the BDC head. I like it, wife likes it, and PBrusardo likes it (Check out his review on the Aspire version). I think your mom will like it as well.
  20. RosaJ

    RosaJ Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 30, 2012
    The Woodlands, TX, USA
    Don't underestimate your mum. I'm 65 years old and have tried cartos, carto tanks, vivi novas, EVODS and now using the Kanger Aerotank. I did all of my own research and ordered my equipment knowing it may not work out.

    My advice is to get her a variable voltage eGo or spinner battery and EVODs. This set up is what I call "fill and vape" and does not require fiddling. The only think you have to explain to her is ohms and voltage. If she can't see well, get her a magnifying glass and a lamp she can use (if she doesn't have one).

    I'm so glad she's interested. Don't show your doubts to her, let her be the one to decide if it's too much for her. She may surprise you. And, btw, I smoked for more than 40 years, 1 1/2 packs of cigarettes a day. I've been smoke free for 2 years and the transition was totally seamless, no will power involved at all.

    Good luck to both of you.
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