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Discussion in 'US E-Smokers' started by ejfan1977, Apr 3, 2009.

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  1. SlightlySurreal

    SlightlySurreal New Member

    Mar 10, 2009
    I'm in too... Another Oly vaper here...!
     
  2. Siobhan

    Siobhan Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 15, 2009
    Pacific Northwest, US
    btw, SS the Spar has been way cool about letting us vape in house. :)
     
  3. LuckyCharm

    LuckyCharm Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 5, 2009
    Tacoma, WA
    There's a Spar in Oly?

    ~~Cheryl in Tacoma
     
  4. Siobhan

    Siobhan Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 15, 2009
    Pacific Northwest, US
    yup Right downtown. Awesomely eclectic spot...good food too.
     
  5. LuckyCharm

    LuckyCharm Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 5, 2009
    Tacoma, WA
    Here's a letter I'm faxing to Murray and Cantwell. Please, can all of you send your own letters as well? If you can't afford a stamp or a $3 fax, send your letter to me and I'll fax it for nothing.

    *********
    Senators Murray and Cantwell
    United States Senate

    Dear Senators:

    Senators Murray and Cantwell, as a loyal constituent and proud liberal, I was deeply shocked that our Representative Norm Dicks would cosponsor the “Waxman Tobacco Bill,” which is supported by Phillip Morris and opposed by the FDA! An April 16th article on TheHill.com by Jeff Stier, associate director, American Council on Science and Health, titled "Waxman’s anti-smoking bill may do more harm than good," points out that this bill could effectively kill proven safer smoking alternatives, and by regulating nicotine content, could actually lead to MORE smoking of tobacco products (cut the nicotine in cigarettes = more cigarettes smoked)! In other words, it is set to backfire big-time, if the intent is to improve public health.

    I, Mesdames, am a case study in the effectiveness of the new so-called e-cigarettes, an electronic vapor-delivery system that may or may not contain nicotine. And I am one of the many "accidental quitters" who happened upon this safer alternative and abruptly quit smoking after a 30+-year, pack-a-day habit. I used to shush doctors when they'd start to talk to me about quitting. "I don't even want to hear it, you're wasting your breath and my time." I had NO intention of quitting smoking last month -- until I received my first e-cig. Since then, it's been nothing but positive. No more losing sleep from lying awake at night hacking. No more waking in the middle of the night and going on the porch for a smoke. No more fire hazard from lighters. No more ashes, burn holes, smelly butts to discard. And just think of the savings to the VA, of which I am a client. Decreased risk of lung cancer, emphysema, etc. Easier dental cleanings.

    My friends and family are so thrilled that I’ve finally quit smoking. They had long since given up on me. The patch or the gum would never have worked for me, because part of the feeling I crave is the “throat hit,” as we call it – the sensation produced when smoke or vapor is inhaled. This product provides that sensation without all the carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, arsenic, and hundreds of other chemicals present in tobacco.

    My dear Senators, my story is typical of thousands of others. Finally a way to give up all those toxic chemicals and quit polluting the atmosphere, and still satisfy a craving we're going to yield to one way or the other. Scores of doctors and scientists have come out in support of e-cigs. The only thing their prohibition would do is to keep lining Big Tobacco's pockets. Now that the bill has passed the House, we currently hope and pray it doesn’t pass in the Senate. Please, oppose this bill, and allow us to keep our e-cigarettes!

    Thank you for your support.
    Sincerely,
    ****************

    ~~Cheryl
     
  6. Siobhan

    Siobhan Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 15, 2009
    Pacific Northwest, US
    Very nicely done , Cheryl. I'll be firing off one of my own as well!
     
  7. paisleyplatypus

    paisleyplatypus Full Member

    Mar 24, 2009
    Washington, USA
    I'm in Graham and I was hoping I'd find some folks for a meet-up! Nice to see so many people!
     
  8. LuckyCharm

    LuckyCharm Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 5, 2009
    Tacoma, WA
    Tacoma reporting in here!

    ~~Cheryl
     
  9. mblumenf

    mblumenf Full Member

    Apr 9, 2009
    I sent Senator Murray an appeal as well, peppered with phrases like "life-saving device" and so forth, asking that she use her influence to "bring a note of sanity" (I think that was the term I used) to the rush to outlaw e-cigarettes without appropriate research. I got back a form letter that stated off with, "Thank you for contacting me to express your opposition of increased tobacco regulation. It is good to hear from you". (I didn't express that opposition, by the way, but asked that e-cigarettes not be outlawed unless they prove to be more dangerous than analogs.) It then went on to tell me how dangerous tobacco is and that it kills a lot of people. (DUH! That was what MY ORIGINAL email said!)

    I got annoyed and dashed off a response that I was sorry that nobody took the time to actually READ email from constituents, but that if they had they would realize that I had said [bla bla bla]. I hit the send button and it BOUNCED because the reply email address was goofed up.

    On a more e-ciggy note, is there anyplace near Burlington where I can walk in and buy vaping supplies for a reasonable price or do I have to mail order?

    >matt<
     
  10. hanover fist

    hanover fist Super Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 2, 2009
  11. imahuph

    imahuph Full Member ECF Veteran

    May 20, 2009
    Sedro woolley WA
    Sedro Woolly reporting in
     
  12. guitarer2

    guitarer2 Full Member

    May 24, 2009
    Washington, USA
    yo hows it going western washingtonians I live in Lakewood, right below Tacoma
     
  13. tikva

    tikva Senior Member ECF Veteran

    May 3, 2009
    An islander here. A very boring (but beautiful) island. I'm the only vaporer (is that a word?) that I know.

    I go to Greenwood every week for dance classes. It's a 6-7 hr R/T trek by ferry/buses. I go from the island to Lynnwood P&R to Pine & 5th to Greenwood, and so far have never encountered anyone else vaping. Always alot of smokers curious about it though.

    I've only been vaping for 2 weeks but was really surprised that I haven't seen even one other person vaping---even downtown (5th ave) on the weekends where there are alot of smokers...

    Anyway, glad to see there are people here from PS/WW.:thumb:
     
  14. rjbunny

    rjbunny New Member

    May 26, 2009
    Gig Harbor here. Have only shown my vaporizer to other smokers, in passing, if it seems appropriate. I don't make a show of it, and at an upcoming art retreat, will probably vape in privacy.
    So glad to have heard about these devices on the radio. It has made me a non smoker for months!
     
  15. laptopdiva

    laptopdiva New Member

    Jun 12, 2009
    Hey all! Down south here in Aberdeen. Just started Vaping 3 weeks ago. Was a long time smoker, quit, got stressed, almost started smoking again, found this site, bought a kit at our local tobacco shop and now shopping for refill liquid. :)
    Diva
     
  16. laptopdiva

    laptopdiva New Member

    Jun 12, 2009
    Oh, forgot to add.....I'm shopping for a better PV too. This one kind of sucks. I think it's a mini but there wasn't a model number on it.
     
  17. fateit

    fateit New Member

    Jun 28, 2009
    Hey gang, anyone know smoke shops in the Lakewood/Tacoma/Parkland/Spanaway area that carry vaping supplies?
    I've recently ordered a Blu and I plan to dip/drip with it, and am considering
    purchasing a 510, if anyone knows a shop that carries 510s I'd be greatful!
     
  18. LuckyCharm

    LuckyCharm Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 5, 2009
    Tacoma, WA
    I have tried to get the guy who owns the smoke shop at 72nd & Pacific, across from the Rite-Aid, near Jiffy Lube, to stock them. He seems interested but I don't get the impression he's much of an "online" type of guy, and English isn't his first language. If I were you, I'd stop into your favorite smoke shop and ask for juice or carts. If they have no idea what you're talking about, express mild surprise. "Really? They've been all over the news -- everybody's getting them! It'd sure be nice to have a local source instead of having to order online." Let us know if you hit the jackpot! :)

    ~~Cheryl in S. Tacoma
     
  19. BiteMe

    BiteMe Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 31, 2009
    Stanwood, WA


    the 510 is a great choice! Unfortunately, I don't know of anybody that sells them other than on-line.
    With that in mind you have a ton of choices, from the "Dura" at Janty to the Chinese units that everybody is carrying. Good luck in your search!:thumb:
     
  20. PepsiMoon

    PepsiMoon Full Member

    Hi There neighbors!!!! Roy Washington here, not far from Lakewood and Tacoma.I can see Mt. Rainier from my back porch:) Yea lets have a get together and vape away!!!! Any musicians here wanna Jam with a 47 year old guitarist? HEHEHEHHE

    ROCK ON!!! PepsiMoon
     
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