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What to replace the JUUL with?

Discussion in 'General Vaping Discussion' started by cancerstick, Sep 24, 2019.

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  1. cancerstick

    cancerstick Full Member

    Jan 5, 2013
    st. lou
    I began vaping in 2013. It was a basic setup: Ego Twist with a couple of Vivi Nova tanks.
    It took some trial and error but found a couple of juices that I liked and stuck with them. Started
    at 18 mg and settled on 12 mg nicotine level. The Ego was nothing special, but it seemed to work well at the time as I quit smoking for an entire year with it. As time wore on, I began getting to get more and more burnt / dry hits. Seemed to be happening all the time. Went through countless coils and it became such an issue that I finally got tired of messing with it and quit vaping. Went back to cigarettes. Looking back, I believe I was using a High VG or possibly Max VG liquid which may have been the cause. Desperate to get off cigarettes again I tried again last year. Bought several starter kits including Innokin IO and Innokin Endura T22. Did not like either of these. Just seemed to give me a headache even after just a couple of puffs. I tried both with 12mg and 6mg. Did not notice much of a difference. I just did not get the satisfaction I remember from years earlier. So gave up on vaping again and went back to analogs.

    It is now 2019 and I am really sick and tired of smoking cigarettes. I hate them but can’t stop.
    Along comes the JUUL, I decided to give it a shot and just figured it would not work.
    At first I did not like it. Seemed WAY to strong at 5%. Stuck with it for a week and thought - hey this is not bad. Mainly was using Virginia and every once in a while a Mango pod was nice (Maybe ½ to 1 full pod a day). I was still smoking a couple of cigs in the morning but after that I would use the JUUL the rest of the day. It was by no means great but good enough. I would constantly struggle to get a decent hit off of it though. There always seemed to be air bubbles in the pods causing a problem or I had to pull the pod out and put it back in just to get it to hit decently. Like I said just good enough. After about 6 months or I started have stomach issues. Mainly really bad gas and thought it might be due to the higher nic level in the 5% pods. So I dropped down to 3% for a month or so and noticed no difference. Finally decided to quit the JUUL altogether to see if it made any difference. Within a week everything went away and was back to normal. No more JULL for me. I am guessing something in the Nicsalts didn’t agree with me. I never had this issue with freebase nicotine.

    So, am now looking for a device to replace the JULL that does not use nicsalts and was hoping to get some recommendations. I do not need a big mod device to blow clouds or anything like that.
    I want something very simple that hits well and does not burn. I am open to anything really as long as it works. I do prefer MTL style and have heard good things about the Joyetech AIO as well as the SMOK infinix devices. I am really open to anything that will work well. Prefer something small, easy to use and that fits in my pocket. Also, I prefer tobacco flavors and am planning to try out the Blacknote stuff which is a 50/50 PG/VG mix so looking for a device suited to that. Any advice or recommendations would be appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. lopenator

    lopenator Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 19, 2013
    New York
    My girlfriend uses a caliburn with 12mg 50/50. She also had a smok Mico, but it is garbage and always leaks.

    She seems like the caliburn tons better.
     
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  3. Opinionated

    Opinionated Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 19, 2015
    My Mountain
    If your wanting something with decent battery life + ease and convenience I've been vaping the Innokin Z-Biip.

    It's somewhere between a Pod and a Mod, takes drop in Zenith coils, is a MTL device, with an integrated battery, and you refill the pod/tank with any commercial juice you prefer.

    I've been using mine since the second week of May, and it's still going strong and is still well loved by me..

    it's a bit of a pain to refill, but using a needle tip juice bottle works perfectly which can be purchased on eBay.

    It can fit in your pocket but it's not the smallest on the market, but being tossed around and pocketed doesn't make it leak or anything..And being sat on doesn't affect it (as I've had it in my back pocket and sat down more than once).. so it depends on whether the weight or slightly larger size would bother you or not..
     
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  4. greek mule

    greek mule Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 2, 2018
    Athens,Greece
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  5. greek mule

    greek mule Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 2, 2018
    Athens,Greece
    That means you are in good shape!:wub:
     
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