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  1. my4jewels

    my4jewels Resting In Peace ECF Veteran

    May 12, 2011
    Maine
    Tea Rowz, I sent you a pm. Wow, I think we could really be friends! I don't have SAD, but I suffer from depression, panic disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder(GAD), diagnosed back in the early 90's. Fortunately for me, meds have been pretty successful, although I still feel like I'm living on the edge a lot of the time.
     
  2. my4jewels

    my4jewels Resting In Peace ECF Veteran

    May 12, 2011
    Maine
    That's a very touching post on your blog. Thank you for sharing that so openly with us. I do understand if you have a problem meeting someone new, but I'd still like to meet you.

    How do you get around without driving? When did you start vaping? I see you've been a member since Jan 2009.
     
  3. TeaRowz

    TeaRowz Full Member Verified Member

    Jan 6, 2009
    Maine, USA
    Hi Jewels - I was very disappointed to learn that the place in Brunswick you spoke of was actually a coffee shop. 'Fraid I don't even drink coffee! :(

    To answer your questions here - I get out once a week to get groceries thanks to wonderful volunteer drivers from People Plus. And a new program has been rolled out now called the Transportation Coupon Program where disabled people can purchase vouchers for taxi fare that amounts to 50% of the cost of the ride.

    And I tried vaping probably a year or more ago, but not having researched e-cigs enough, I quickly became disillusioned with them. The management of the apartment complex where I live will be implementing a smoking ban in April, so I knew I had to try again. This time, I did a good amount of reading before trying another brand, and it's now been probably three weeks since I've had an analogue.

    I was just reading some forum exchanges between you and zzooti, and you two are sure into the more advanced vaping! I'm lost when people start talking about mods (although I have an idea what they are...)
     
  4. my4jewels

    my4jewels Resting In Peace ECF Veteran

    May 12, 2011
    Maine
    Maybe you could have a hot cocoa...:) Any other ideas or places you like to go? Hubby and I have vaped at the Dunkin Donuts in Topsham a few times. I asked permission, and they said it was fine.

    That's great that there are programs to help you get around. I work at home, have my own business, so I can work around my good and bad days. Mostly good nowadays...

    Mods are not hard to understand, really. They are just pv's that do not use proprietary batteries. So you can replace the batteries instead of the whole unit. Different mods use different batteries. The bigger the battery is, the longer it'll last. Variable voltage simply allows to to adjust your vape from cooler to warmer, and sometimes enhances the flavor of the juice, by raising or lowering the voltage. That's all there is to it!

    I prefer using a cartomizer in a tank because I got tired of topping off my carto. Again, they are easy to understand, easy to use, and they take your vaping experience to a whole new level. You'd be surprised! :)

    I'm going to pm you my phone number if that's okay.

     
  5. TeaRowz

    TeaRowz Full Member Verified Member

    Jan 6, 2009
    Maine, USA
    Shoot it on over, but I gotta tell you that even talking on the phone with someone I don't know is extremely difficult (without some liquid courage). I sure hate admitting that, but with no effective medications, I have to do something or I'd NEVER be around or talk to anyone new...
     
  6. ArchEnemy

    ArchEnemy Full Member

    Feb 2, 2012
    Maine US
    Hey guys, I'm from Lewiston and ive been vaping now for one month. HAPPILY :) Haven't even looked back on the real thing. Right now I am using the smokeless image volt system with juice from viking vapor.com. Wish there were more places around to buy stuff locally. I'm pre-nursing working at CMMC. I'm a gamer, a vaper, and I have a beautiful wife who has also kicked the smokes and started vaping. Hoping to either get an ego c kit, a silver bullet, or both :)
     
  7. murphyinsight

    murphyinsight Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 1, 2012
    Lobster Land
    Hello vaping friends in Maine! I'm in Bangor, and would love to get to know you all!
     
  8. zzooti

    zzooti Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 3, 2011
    Brunswick, Maine
    Hi Arch, and hi murphy! Good to see some new people here; vaping Mainers seem to be pretty quiet-'flying under the radar' I suppose; I'd still like to have a meet of southern Maine vapers if there's enough interest-so few people to talk about it with; my wife was vaping but not anymore (at least she didn't go back to analogs) and I only know one person at work who vapes.
     
  9. murphyinsight

    murphyinsight Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 1, 2012
    Lobster Land
    I don't know anyone locally that vapes, but I'd like to change that by introducing people to it when I'm out and about at beaches and campgrounds as the weather warms and I'm outside. Maybe people at little league will ask what it is I'm "smoking". Anyway, I hope this thread livens up a bit!

    Sandi
     
  10. zzooti

    zzooti Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 3, 2011
    Brunswick, Maine
    Well, I suspect that since vaping in Maine hasn't gotten any official attention most folks want to keep a low profile-that'll change in time, especially since that recent incident with the exploding battery. I think we aughtta be organized when it happens; the antismokers are here and they're still ban-happy. But that's just my opinion.
     
  11. murphyinsight

    murphyinsight Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 1, 2012
    Lobster Land
    I agree, and education is going to be the key to changing public perception. It will have to happen slowly, with work of mouth being the most reliable source of information at this point. I want to get some material together and make something I can hand out to the interested people. Giving it to someone who doubts ecigs are safe probably won't do much good, unless they ask for one. I hope we can start a website with info and maybe its own forum just for Mainers. I know nothing about starting sites, so I'd need a great deal of help. I do know of several vendors who would want their banners on it and that could provide the revenue to pay for the site. These are just ideas, and I hope I can do something soon!
     
  12. zzooti

    zzooti Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 3, 2011
    Brunswick, Maine
    A Maine vapers website? I like that idea-I wouldn't mind being involved with that, although I know nothing about website design; I'm sure I could contribute something though. My extensive list of vape gear suppliers for one thing, and it would be a good excuse to do something I've been meaning to do-start a list of vape friendly establishments. Count me in.
     
  13. corvus_corax

    corvus_corax Full Member

    Aug 29, 2012
    maine
    well hello there! greetings from presque isle
     
  14. zzooti

    zzooti Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 3, 2011
    Brunswick, Maine
    OMG, another Maine vaper! Hi corvus! I swear, Mainers are the champion stealth vapers-I can count the number of vapers I've seen on one hand, but I know they're out there; and welcome to the ECF-lot of good folks here, and a lot of good info; and if you haven't already, come join Vapers Lounge on Facebook-usually some good stuff going on there.
     
  15. VPopuli

    VPopuli Full Member Verified Member

    Nov 14, 2012
    Maine
    Greetings from Portland! Nice to see all of the Maine Vapers!
    Hi, I'm Zach, started smoking at 16, 4 PAD, switched to Blu in '09, relapsed, and just found the Ego.
    Is the group still reasonably active? A few of my friends have all switched over from analogs,
    and I know that we'd all love to try a meet up for a vapemeet, I was just wondering if there was
    anything in the works.
     
  16. my4jewels

    my4jewels Resting In Peace ECF Veteran

    May 12, 2011
    Maine
    This group is pretty quiet. Zooti and I met last year as we live in the same area. I know he wanted to start something up back then.
     
  17. VPopuli

    VPopuli Full Member Verified Member

    Nov 14, 2012
    Maine
    :) Well, I'm not terribly surprised, we Mainers tend to be quiet folks. Must have something to do with winter coming. I don't suppose I might instigate a get together? I'm going to be moving to the west coast next year (sometime) and I'd like to do my utmost for the community.
     
  18. my4jewels

    my4jewels Resting In Peace ECF Veteran

    May 12, 2011
    Maine
  19. zzooti

    zzooti Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 3, 2011
    Brunswick, Maine
    Hi Zach! Welcome to the (very quiet) Maine State Vapers section of the ECF! And hello to you M4J, haven't heard from you in awhile; I'd still like to see a get-together of Maine vapers someday. I know it's hard, we're few & far apart, but I think it would be a lot of fun, and once we get the ball rolling others might come out of hiding.
     
  20. corvus_corax

    corvus_corax Full Member

    Aug 29, 2012
    maine
    out of hiding or out of the woods? haha
     

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