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Still smoking support and chat thread

Discussion in 'Pay It Forward - PIF' started by loxmythe, Jan 26, 2014.

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  1. ShariR

    ShariR Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Jun 13, 2013
    Nashville, TN
    Don't feel bad. I just succumbed to a flash sale at Provape. I bought a Gold Zencote Provari Mini and some spare springs. I won't tell you how many Provari I have but it is enough to last forever. I have narrowed it down to my Provari and Russian 91 or Kayfun. I am not interested in any of the new gear. Only thing to conquer now is DIY so I have something to vape when the Regs hit.
     
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  2. rangerrobin

    rangerrobin Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 26, 2014
    Sonoma County, CA
    @ShariR - Ooh, shinyitis strikes again! :sneaky:
    Since I started sub-ohming, I sold all 3 of my Provari(s). Sadly, the market for well cared for used Provari(s) has gone down, so I lost a ton of money.

    Speaking of losing money, as part of my effort to "vape on a budget", I decided to try my hand at DIY. I made some tasty juice, but none was adv quality and it just wasn't for me. $130 later...:facepalm:

    I'm planning to inventory everything and place it in the classies. Shipping on the lab equipment is going to add insult to injury. :unsure:
     
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  3. rangerrobin

    rangerrobin Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 26, 2014
    Sonoma County, CA
    For all you tootle puffers out there!
     
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  4. beebopnjazz

    beebopnjazz PIF FORUM MODERATOR Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Jan 20, 2010
    PA
    We got in on this! :) Awesome deal!!!
     
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  5. loxmythe

    loxmythe PIF owner/moderator Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 14, 2010
    pa
    I may have gotten carried away :blush:
     
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  6. thayamax

    thayamax PIF MODERATOR Extraordinaire Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Mar 7, 2013
    Detroit, MI
    I'm sitting here chuckling while picturing you with 20+ Provaris and trying to vape them all at once. :facepalm: :lol:
     
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  7. GemInEye

    GemInEye Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 1, 2015
    Somewhere In PA
    I think i missed it! I guess that is alright. I havnt quit yet and this month I've bought a vpark, mvp pro, target set and two target tanks annd a tfv4mini. I don't even want to talk about juice. Lol

    Tapayappin
     
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  8. thayamax

    thayamax PIF MODERATOR Extraordinaire Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Mar 7, 2013
    Detroit, MI
    @GemInEye You sound like you're either desperately searching for your ideal setup to quit, or you have a serious case of shinyitis. (I'd rather not talk about juice either. :facepalm:)
     
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  9. GemInEye

    GemInEye Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 1, 2015
    Somewhere In PA
    You would be correct, it's both! I havnt had much luck. Im good on juices finally found my adv. But im struggling with tanks. I've tried nautilus mini, gs air , evods, Atlantis, isubs, apexes, targets, bellus, Aeromaizer, vpsrk, tfv4 mini and a derringer. I actually like the target but i have sprung major leaks in every one that i own. I also really like the tfv4 mini taste but i cant wick it to save my life. Gs air are my favs for tobacco menthol and the only ones that never give me any trouble. I just don't like any other juice in them so i dont use them all the time. Ive come to terms with not being able to quit. I refuse to buy anymore tanks that i cant use. So at least I'll have mods now that won't constantly be dying on me when i do vape lol. I have cut down by half of what i would be smoking. So thats a plus.

    Tapayappin
     
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  10. thayamax

    thayamax PIF MODERATOR Extraordinaire Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Mar 7, 2013
    Detroit, MI
    Generally speaking, leaks and sometimes dull taste are caused by improper wicking. Have you tried asking for wicking tips in the threads of your respective tanks? I can't help you out with that since I don't have any of those tanks. Do you use premade coils or build your own?

    Congrats on cutting back by half on the cigs. :thumbs:
     
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  11. GemInEye

    GemInEye Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 1, 2015
    Somewhere In PA
    It is def my non existent wicking skills lol. The tfv4 mini has gotten better for me. I'm not giving up! I like pre built but i can do my own and sometimes i do. I stuck a Clapton in there and rewicked alot of times til i got it to just a drip here and there. I did post for help and someone gave me a measurement for how much wick to use and that helped alot. Also learning that no cotton should be in the juice well helps too lol!

    Tapayappin
     
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  12. ShariR

    ShariR Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Jun 13, 2013
    Nashville, TN
    Hi guys. Another update. No desire for a cigarette so I think vaping has worked for me for sure. But don't touch that mod!!!

    I turned 60 on Sunday and on Monday I found out I have breast cancer. I am fortunate, it is stage 0 which means it is contained to a small area and has not spread. Spent the week and next week going to drs and surgeon, and then the rest of the time crying and feeling sorry for myself. Trying to get to the feeling grateful and good attitude place and not there yet. I am getting dizzy from all the info I am trying to read and absorb so I can make good decisions about this.
     
  13. thayamax

    thayamax PIF MODERATOR Extraordinaire Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Mar 7, 2013
    Detroit, MI
    Oh, Shari, I'm so sorry to hear this. Thankfully you caught it so early that I'm sure everything will be fine. Of course that doesn't make it any less scary. Knowing you and your inner strength, I'm sure this won't be able to keep you down for long. Stay strong and keep us posted. Prayers will follow you along this journey. :wub:

    On a lighter note, :bday: and congrats on crushing that cigarette demon. I believe you and I are both finally good on that front. :)

    Today is a happy day for me as my son is getting married today! One of my younger set of twins (my youngest baby by 3 minutes) decided to tie the knot with his long time girlfriend. My only other married child out of 7 kids got married on a road trip, so this will be the first actual wedding where I get to be the mother of the groom. I have so much to do, but it's so exciting!
     
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  14. rangerrobin

    rangerrobin Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 26, 2014
    Sonoma County, CA
    @ShariR - Sorry, that is scary. Thaya best expressed what I wanted to say. Let me add that I've had 5 close friends diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer. All of them survived and remain cancer free many years later! Science and medicine have come a long way. You ARE blessed by early detection and the ability for fast treatment. Good vibes and prayers coming you way! :nun:
    @thayamax - Mazal Tov! :toast:
     
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  15. ShariR

    ShariR Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Jun 13, 2013
    Nashville, TN
    Thaya, congratulations on your son's marriage. Enjoy the day. Being mother of the groom is special. Here's to many happy years ahead. Thank you for your support.

    Thank you too, Rangerobin, for your support.

    I know I will be fine. It was caught very early and right now this is the real scary stage. I have to decide whether or not to do a lumpectomy or a masectomy, what kind of radiation, etc. Then I have to be on some kind of cancer meds for 5 years. This was the first mamogram I have had in 7 years so I am extremely lucky I decided to have it when I did. With my back still being pretty bad I was going to skip it for another year. I skipped it last year because of my neck and back surgeries. Thank goodness I came to my senses.

    So ladies, go get that mamogram, now! There is no history of breast cancer in my family that I know of.
     
  16. rangerrobin

    rangerrobin Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 26, 2014
    Sonoma County, CA
    @ShariR - Scary stuff to have to deal with for sure and a obviously very personal decision. Only 1 of my 5 friends had to have a mastectomy because of the size of the mass. The others did lumpectomies and chemo. It was a rough road for all of them, but they are all cancer free and thriving! :D

    I get a mammogram every year. :)

    Prayers and good vibes being sent. :nun:
     
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  17. Rotowoman

    Rotowoman Super Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 27, 2014
    Louisiana
    @ShariR I am truly sorry to hear about your breast cancer, BUT the good thing is that you found it early. I just feel like you're going to get through this mess too!! Belated Happy Birthday while I'm at it. You've got this!!
     
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  18. Nermal

    Nermal Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 8, 2013
    Farmington, NM USA
     
  19. rangerrobin

    rangerrobin Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 26, 2014
    Sonoma County, CA
    @ShariR - Oh yeah, and happy belated! :bday:
     
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  20. Uncle

    Uncle ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Although I haven't been here for awhile . . . While there is still time before EVERYONE starts all their festivities for this Holiday weekend, I just want to pop-in to say 1) Don't forget to remember Why "We" are having this weekend . . .

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    AND - 2) To have Fun and Enjoy whatever "You" are doing (as long as Ya' All stay SAFE ! ! ! ) . . .

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