let natural selection decide
― 龜, Wednesday, 17 June 2015 15:19 (seven years ago) link
u even vape bro
― Nobody ever knows anything. (sleepingbag), Wednesday, 17 June 2015 15:22 (seven years ago) link
considering how cool smoking is its sorta amazing how uncool vaping is
― doug ellin (Lamp), Wednesday, 17 June 2015 15:31 (seven years ago) link
can someone please explain vape culture to me? I generally get why someone would vape rather than smoke cigarettes, but I definitely do not get the vape enthusiast gatherings, conventions, etc. nor do I understand how it is possible to sustain dozens of vape shops in a city as small as Austin.
― too young for seapunk (Moodles), Wednesday, 17 June 2015 15:34 (seven years ago) link
yea despite a cleaner high I always feel a little let down when I vape, like something was missing. I haven't really had a chance to use a super high quality vaporizer though, maybe it'd be differ with one of those really cool looking ones like the magic flight
― marcos, Wednesday, 17 June 2015 15:35 (seven years ago) link
not gonna google 'bacon vape'
― imago, Wednesday, 17 June 2015 15:36 (seven years ago) link
the intersection of vape culture with other weirdo subcultures like bronies is fascinating to me
― bizarro gazzara, Wednesday, 17 June 2015 15:37 (seven years ago) link
i have an ecig which has def helped me stop smoking for 1.5 years. i'm trying to cut back on smoking it now. feel a lot healthier in general.
i agree that it's uncool and don't really know about 'vaping culture' that every seems to make fun of on twitter...
― tpp, Wednesday, 17 June 2015 15:38 (seven years ago) link
― too young for seapunk (Moodles), Wednesday, June 17, 2015 9:34 AM (5 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink
vape = bitcoin
― Nobody ever knows anything. (sleepingbag), Wednesday, 17 June 2015 15:40 (seven years ago) link
purity of the fedora thread restored
― rip van wanko, Wednesday, 17 June 2015 15:40 (seven years ago) link
i did try smoking a real cigarette recently and it was p disappointing. i think the nicotine hit you get from some of the electronic versions is actually "better"
― tpp, Wednesday, 17 June 2015 15:41 (seven years ago) link
wait are we talking about vaping weed or tobacco here? fuck tobacco imo
― marcos, Wednesday, 17 June 2015 15:42 (seven years ago) link
cigs get me lifted tbh...
never vaped nicotine 🍀
― Nobody ever knows anything. (sleepingbag), Wednesday, 17 June 2015 15:42 (seven years ago) link
***** Obviously you dudes haven't been reading the fedora thread but this is a thread for positive experiences and exchanges of information only. Yes, vape culture is, by and large pretty fucking dumb and cheezy what have you. That said, I recently started vaping and enjoy it quite a bit. This is a SAFE SPACE FOR the non-fedora wearing vapors among us so butt the fuck out with yr negativity man. Also just to clarify we're not talking about vaping THC. *****
― Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Wednesday, 17 June 2015 15:42 (seven years ago) link
okay bye thread, if not weed then idgaf
― marcos, Wednesday, 17 June 2015 15:43 (seven years ago) link
i recently went into the 'house of vapes' in shoreditch the other day with another friend who is trying to use them to help her quit. we were both amused by the groups of guys sitting around blowing huge clouds of smoke into the air and shooting the shit. kind of like a coffee shop in amsterdam except even lamer?
― tpp, Wednesday, 17 June 2015 15:44 (seven years ago) link
I'm serious too. If people are assholes I will have this moved to TMI adn mod the shit out of it.
Moodles - I can't explain the culture to you. Sorry. I'm totally fascinated by it though and am planning a stealth mission to a vape con to see if I can figure it out more. I will complete a full report when this happens.
― Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Wednesday, 17 June 2015 15:44 (seven years ago) link
In my heart I know I am going to take the plunge. I want to. It just seems so... complicated. *bookmarks thread*
― rip van wanko, Wednesday, 17 June 2015 15:50 (seven years ago) link
x-post pretty much. They call themselves cloud chasers. *shrug*
Woof - I almost bought the cinnamon one by beard no. 5 at the weekend but went with the shop's own brand which is actually a little disappointing. I am currently waiting for this https://thesuicidebunny.net/shop/e-liquid/mothers-milk/ which has realy good reviews. Also, the old school tobacconist here carries their own line of custom blended juice by the guys that make that and I've had two from them that are really impressive.
― Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Wednesday, 17 June 2015 15:50 (seven years ago) link
when i vaped with an ilxor i didn't really feel a buzz but maybe it was cause the nicotine content was low?
― 龜, Wednesday, 17 June 2015 15:50 (seven years ago) link
they should make these with opium
― example (crüt), Wednesday, 17 June 2015 15:52 (seven years ago) link
I had a fancy vape about two years ago, but the central problem re: quitting smoking was that it reinforced the nicotine addiction and the "something in the hands/mouth" habit which made it so much easier to start smoking regular cigarettes after the second beer or so.
― Kiarostami bag (milo z), Wednesday, 17 June 2015 15:52 (seven years ago) link
Saw a guy at the bar whose vaporizer looked like Sherlock Holmes's pipe, couldn't decide how I felt about that.
― Kiarostami bag (milo z), Wednesday, 17 June 2015 15:53 (seven years ago) link
don't let the enthusiasts/hobbyists put you off. don't bother with the disposable ones. just buy one with a reasonable battery that you can refill. there is a part (the atomizer) that you have to change every once in a while. the most complicated thing is probably the shame of smoking it in public, honestly.
― tpp, Wednesday, 17 June 2015 15:54 (seven years ago) link
i got over it by reminding myself that it's better than dying. and by being as discrete as i can i suppose.
― tpp, Wednesday, 17 June 2015 15:55 (seven years ago) link
ha i visited house of vapes a few weeks ago - found the steampunk faux-sophistication (dark wood/leather/brass) finely balanced between tacky and crepey.
― woof, Wednesday, 17 June 2015 15:56 (seven years ago) link
limited observations from my second hand exposure to this, pun intended
fedora dudes might get vapey but vape dudes don't seem to lean especially fedora.in fact, in terms of intersections, i've been interested/surprised by the sort of gearhead-y element of the culture: the emphasis on what equipment you use, and the equipment modding subculture.the real overlap with fedors dudes and other oddballs is the v much embarrassing phenomenon of these ppl wanting to totally make this thing their identity
― Roberto Spiralli, Wednesday, 17 June 2015 15:57 (seven years ago) link
my friend got this one i think:
it's only a little larger than a normal cigarette and i think when she smokes it she almost pulls off looking cool? she is kind of a naturally cool person tho
― tpp, Wednesday, 17 June 2015 16:02 (seven years ago) link
the first time i went in that shoreditch vape shop (i think it had a different name then?) it was completely empty. the guy who worked there was sat at the counter twisting some special coil for his steampunk custom device. it was pretty intimidating and i left feeling it was all way too complicated and gearhead-y. recent visit was better though - they were quite helpful.
― tpp, Wednesday, 17 June 2015 16:07 (seven years ago) link
x-post - It's not really. I just started about 3 weeks ago? I'd been smoking an e-cig with disposable cartridges for a year and a half but realized how much money I was wasting. This is significantly cheaper. In those three weeks I've fallen down the internet rabbit hole and picked up a lot of stuff and it seems a lot less intimidating than it did at first.
― Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Wednesday, 17 June 2015 16:07 (seven years ago) link
Another thing I've been thinking of is that aside from the gross #vapegirls/models thing - it seems to be largely male dominated and that makes me want to infiltrate even more but not in a "sponsor me and I'll stick this pen between my boobs kind of way".
― Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Wednesday, 17 June 2015 16:10 (seven years ago) link
(I am embarrassed by all the typos in my warning up there but I am at work and trying to multitask)
So, what the hell is dripping? n.b. I'm perfectly happy with my simple set-up but, as I said earlier, the whole thing is totally fascinating and weird to me.
― Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Wednesday, 17 June 2015 16:12 (seven years ago) link
i love this stuff but hate the word 'vape'. isn't really another term i guess, though i say 'smoking ecigs' which is verboten because the militant guys want to distance it from smoking as much as possible due to all the legal shit going on.
btw anyone doing it for coolness, or not doing it for coolness is missing the point in a big sad way.
― NI, Wednesday, 17 June 2015 16:12 (seven years ago) link
otm. see ya
― (•̪●) (carne asada), Wednesday, 17 June 2015 16:15 (seven years ago) link
There's too much of this shit.
― Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Wednesday, 17 June 2015 16:15 (seven years ago) link
i could prob advise on most stuff to do with this if ya want. got a good % of my smoker mates into it, and subsequently quitting real cigs.
top tip: make your own fluids, v easy & works out about 5% of the cost of buying it readymade.
mother's milk is good, thick strawberry cream stuff, though might not work in your set-up as it's a thick gloopy fluid.
― NI, Wednesday, 17 June 2015 16:16 (seven years ago) link
there's always gona be cringey crap about any new thing, just gotta ignore it.
― NI, Wednesday, 17 June 2015 16:17 (seven years ago) link
Let's all come together and start a very subtle, well-designed, and good e-liquid company. Maybe this is out million dollar idea!
― Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Wednesday, 17 June 2015 16:18 (seven years ago) link
one of my friends is into this and the way he is constantly sucking on that thing like a baby pacifier is a bit disturbing.
― (•̪●) (carne asada), Wednesday, 17 June 2015 16:18 (seven years ago) link
x-post - I have a kanger pro-tank II. It might not work in there? The other ones I have from that company do. Hmmmm. That would suck.
― Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Wednesday, 17 June 2015 16:19 (seven years ago) link
Sorry. I'm totally fascinated by it though and am planning a stealth mission to a vape con to see if I can figure it out more.
fully support this endeavour. and while we're at it can we resurrect ilx grand scheme of infiltrating awesomeness-fest
― tpp, Wednesday, 17 June 2015 16:20 (seven years ago) link
i dunno, i see this whole 'look at how ODD it looks' is just the shock of the new. remember a whole lot of pisstaking of people using mobile phones when they first became affordable round the mid 90s. seems like that. what i love most is when grandads get into it, totally ditching all the 'is it ok, does it look daft, what will people think' junk around it, just doing it because it's a great mostly harmless vice, love that mindset. more ecig grandads pls
― NI, Wednesday, 17 June 2015 16:21 (seven years ago) link
xpost, ah yeah that tank should work. that whole high-end stuff (suicide bunny, cosmic fog, etc) works best in a sub-ohm tank but that's a whole next level of nerdery that i dunno if we should go into on here. my favourite of the SB liquids is madrina, the melon one. spent months trying to recreate it, almost almost there i think (got MM sorted though)
― NI, Wednesday, 17 June 2015 16:23 (seven years ago) link
i support this call for vaping grandads and now need to start a bad called exactly that
― Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Wednesday, 17 June 2015 16:24 (seven years ago) link
x-post - yeah see that's where I get confused. can you explain in simple terms what a sub-ohm tank is? Also, dripping? I have no desire to get any nerdier or more into this stuff but I do want to know about it.
― Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Wednesday, 17 June 2015 16:25 (seven years ago) link
I've found that vista vapors seems to be a really high quality place for lower priced liquids. I'm waiting for a couple from there right now. They also let you boost the flavor or make your own blends and they're very reasonably priced.
― Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Wednesday, 17 June 2015 16:28 (seven years ago) link
ENBB - Mother's Milk was one of the first I tried that wasn't generic cherry or licquorice or w/e. I def liked it - not wild on it, but it was good. I might order it again sometime, now I am an experienced vaper-of-the-world. Not wild on the tattooed babe cupping her breasts on the bottle.
but I'm moving away a bit from US liquids, just bcz it's cheaper to get British ones here.
Maybe I'll start mixing my own? Feel no pressing need right now
I do not understand that word of sub-ohm dripping and that.
― woof, Wednesday, 17 June 2015 16:34 (seven years ago) link
ok in simple terms a sub ohm tank is a tank where the heating element gets really hot really quickly but without actually burning the cotton. it means your fluid is turned into vapour v fast so you get a big rush of smoke. the flavour is a lot more intense with these (and you get the whole silly 'cloud chasing' shit). it's not really a relaxing toke, but there's something really satisfying about it, esp with these expensive fluids.
few things to know:- you need to lower the nicotine in the fluids you use for this. im down to 3mg for all my stuff now, anything above 6mg will prob make you feel queasy due to the amount of nicotine in each toke. - you need a battery strong enough to use them. you want one that goes up to 30w really. you can go higher but don't bother at this stage.
i'd give it a go, some people really love it and it's interesting at least.
basic set-up: get the kanger subtank mini (about £25 i think), and an istick 30w (again about £25) and fluid that's high vg (anything above 70 vg to 30 pg is good to go)
― NI, Wednesday, 17 June 2015 16:34 (seven years ago) link
Yeah NI bring the nerdery I am interested
(xp thank you!)
― woof, Wednesday, 17 June 2015 16:35 (seven years ago) link
there’s a difference between knowing what someone who got sick was using and knowing that what they were using caused them to get sick.
any info that is released will influence the behavior of the general public and may have unintended consequences.
― call all destroyer, Thursday, November 14, 2019 5:42 PM (thirty-four minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink
well said. a little bit of information can do more harm than good. take a look at the farcical vape bans in MA and other states, where they have blocked the sales of regulated thc vapes and e-cigs
I have to read more about the case you’re talking about, but if working in medicine has taught me anything, it’s that you’d be surprised what people don’t tell you. (there’s a scene in the pilot of twin peaks when cooper and truman are questioning bobby, and cooper chides truman for dismissing leads based on his impression of laura’s character, that I just love as an illustration of this)
jim is also right that the denominator is huge and the number of cases relatively small, and the vast majority of those seem to be related to bootleg THC. I haven’t yet seen a case that has been clearly linked to, say, juu
― k3vin k., Thursday, 14 November 2019 23:28 (three years ago) link
also important to keep in mind that THC use in these studies is, as far as I’m aware, ascertained by patient report, and there are of course reasons to believe people would not be entirely forthcoming, particularly kids or people who live in states where smoking weed is illegal
― k3vin k., Thursday, 14 November 2019 23:31 (three years ago) link
that said I’m open to the possibility that juul and other regulated nicotine vapes are dangerous, I mean certainly this shit can’t be good for you, but I need something a little more convincing
― k3vin k., Thursday, 14 November 2019 23:32 (three years ago) link
The Nebraska case I have mentioned a few times was a 65+ year old dude who switched to nicotine vaping (Juul) as a cigarette substitute. You are right, in that who can really know 100% of the truth when the patient has died, but his family said it was far-fetched to suggest that he used any THC products, let alone bootleg ones.
― Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 14 November 2019 23:33 (three years ago) link
xp. yeah I'm not super sanguine about the long-term effects. i can see myself hacking away like a miner in 20 years
― -_- (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 14 November 2019 23:35 (three years ago) link
And yeah, per frogbs, haven't they had illnesses if not deaths in every state now, including places where cannabis is legal?
― Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 14 November 2019 23:35 (three years ago) link
xpost And that's what I'm getting at with all the confusion. There is generally dangerous ("smoking is bad for you") and acutely dangerous ("smoking this could kill you today"); the latter is a more recent but still somewhat vague development. I've got to assume the reason they haven't declared anything definitive is because they don't know. There are a lot of variables to, er, weed through.
― Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 14 November 2019 23:41 (three years ago) link
a few years ago before weed became as available as it is now i'd get carts through friends a lot. sometimes those carts would start off tasting fine but after a while acquire a really sickly or gasonliney flavor (having this happen with more than one led to me stop using black market carts - this was long before any of these deaths were first reported). now i don't use any carts because i actually find it inferior in almost every way to true vaping or combustion with actual plant material (tho i'll try one if someone offers one to me), but my impression is that no officially sold PA carts have caused deaths.
― Mordy, Thursday, 14 November 2019 23:52 (three years ago) link
You could be right, but again, it's hard to tell. First PA death was last month. This is what the Inky said: "Pennsylvania has reported nine confirmed cases of vaping-related lung illness and a dozen probable cases. The state Health Department is investigating an additional 63 cases. Nationally, most patients had a history of vaping cannabis products, though federal investigators have yet to identify a specific product or ingredient to link all the cases. Some patients reported using only nicotine vaping products." Obv. self reporting does indeed add to the confusion.
― Josh in Chicago, Friday, 15 November 2019 00:22 (three years ago) link
this whole thing is absolutely fascinating to me as a public health issue....like here is something that became hugely popular in a short timeframe, is unknowable as far as long-term health effects, and has the confounding factors of thc vs. nicotine and regulated vs. unregulated. seems like a tough nut to crack.
selfishly i'm irritated because i was really enjoying easy access to thc carts before the idiot massachusetts governor went off the rails.
― call all destroyer, Friday, 15 November 2019 00:40 (three years ago) link
does this mean my magic flight launch box is murdering me, y/n
― Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Friday, 15 November 2019 13:32 (three years ago) link
N, I think your Magic Lunch Box is about as safe as it will ever get.
― Josh in Chicago, Friday, 15 November 2019 13:33 (three years ago) link
aiui it’s only a cartridge problem if you’re vaping actual plant material you’re fine
― Mordy, Friday, 15 November 2019 13:43 (three years ago) link
Actual Plant MaterialYou're listening to the Hand, put down your aerial
― Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Friday, 15 November 2019 15:21 (three years ago) link
Heh. I bet Mike Skinner could give you vaping advice.
― Josh in Chicago, Friday, 15 November 2019 15:23 (three years ago) link
that stupid "Irony of it All" track made me not want to touch the stuff for like 10 years
― frogbs, Friday, 15 November 2019 15:27 (three years ago) link
oof that is a stinker. hadn't thought about that in a decade or so
― -_- (jim in vancouver), Friday, 15 November 2019 18:42 (three years ago) link
Apple banned vaping apps from the app store which means vape makers are probably scrambling to add hardware UI into their products.
― DJI, Friday, 15 November 2019 18:46 (three years ago) link
so did they get to the bottom of this or what? haven't heard of any hospitalizations/deaths lately
― frogbs, Monday, 2 March 2020 23:43 (three years ago) link
As of February 18, 2020, a total of 2,807 hospitalized EVALI cases or deaths have been reported to CDC from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and two U.S. territories (Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands). Sixty-eight deaths have been confirmed in 29 states and the District of Columbia (as of February 18, 2020).Emergency department (ED) visits related to e-cigarette, or vaping, products continue to decline, after sharply increasing in August 2019 and peaking in September.National ED data and active case reporting from state health departments around the country show a sharp rise in symptoms or cases of EVALI in August 2019, a peak in September 2019, and a gradual, but persistent decline since then. Reasons for the decline are likely multifactorial and may be related to the following:Increased public awareness of the risk associated with THC-containing e-cigarette, or vaping, product use as a result of the rapid public health response.Removal of vitamin E acetate from some products.Law enforcement actions related to illicit products.
Emergency department (ED) visits related to e-cigarette, or vaping, products continue to decline, after sharply increasing in August 2019 and peaking in September.
National ED data and active case reporting from state health departments around the country show a sharp rise in symptoms or cases of EVALI in August 2019, a peak in September 2019, and a gradual, but persistent decline since then. Reasons for the decline are likely multifactorial and may be related to the following:
Increased public awareness of the risk associated with THC-containing e-cigarette, or vaping, product use as a result of the rapid public health response.
Removal of vitamin E acetate from some products.
Law enforcement actions related to illicit products.
― Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 3 March 2020 00:08 (three years ago) link
it's just been bumped off the headlines by other stuff. coronavirus is the health-scare du jour
― frederik b. godt (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 3 March 2020 00:09 (three years ago) link
― papal hotwife (milo z), Thursday, 23 June 2022 23:20 (nine months ago) link
― Portrait Of A Dissolvi Ng Drea M (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 23 June 2022 23:32 (nine months ago) link
Today I started vaping, mostly to try to eliminate tobacco from my life. I’m not yet sure how I feel about it. I typically smoke about 5-10 RYOs a day, but I use king size papers, so it’s probably more like 10-12. I buy high quality baccy (Peter Stokkebye), and I also don’t use a filter, mostly because I never really mastered how to get those things to stay in there.
Anyway, I bought a Vaporesso XROS and some, uh, juices - I hate that word - and while I’m enjoying it, I’m still having the craving to smoke. I chose the 6mg nicotine. Maybe I should have started higher? How long does it take to not want to smoke an actual rollie?
I think quitting will ultimately require some kind of cognitive behavioral therapy or something, because a lot of the reason I smoke is to think and get ideas for work, especially since I started working from home. I don’t smoke in my house, so going outside for a few puffs has become a very welcome way of breaking up my day. I know a doctor would suggest I just replace the tobacco with something else (“why not drink a La Croix outside?”), but I don’t think that will work. And vaping outside would feel just like drinking a La Croix out there, I think.
I’m also not wild about the flavors I chose, even after asking the woman at the shop to recommend me some that were less candy-like and fruity, more savory (and more like tobacco, or at least coffee). I got something called Amy, manufactured by Silverback. It tastes fine but it’s too sweet.
I’m tired of ingesting thousands of gross chemicals into my lungs, having stained fingertips, and coughing. Maybe I just need to give it more time. But maybe there’s just nothing like a damn cigarette?
― Paul Ponzi, Monday, 8 August 2022 00:11 (seven months ago) link
Reposting answer from other thread:
yeah 6mg is pretty low, that's what the "light" cigarettes have
― groovemaaan, Monday, August 8, 2022 1:12 AM (fifty-nine minutes ago)
― mod, Monday, 8 August 2022 01:13 (seven months ago) link
Ah, see, I think that's one of the culprits. Thanks. Any rule against topping off my current liquid with, say, an 18mg liquid to even it out?
Also, after doing some reading, I think I need more PG and less VG next time, for more of a cigarette feel and less of a viscous, fruity taste. Full disclosure I didn't know either of these terms 24 hours ago.
― Paul Ponzi, Monday, 8 August 2022 01:23 (seven months ago) link
As a heavy smoker (~20 a day) I use 18mg, so yeah, you definitely need to go up from 6mg. I don't think there's any reason you can't put a different liquid in the tank but not sure how well the two will blend together, you might just end up with one resting on top of the other. As for PG/VG, I use 50/50 and that seems fine to me. I mostly just buy tobacco flavour juice, but also like cherry as it's a bit 'darker' in flavour than a lot of fruit varieties.
I haven't quit smoking but I exclusively vape at home now, whereas before I was smoking up the house all the time. I definitely like it, and there are times I like it more than cigarettes (tfw you have a raging hangover and feel sick, but you're addicted to cigs, oof). However, if my charge gets low or my coil's getting old, or if I'm really concentrating on something or anxious, then it absolutely doesn't hit the same and I find myself still wanting an actual cigarette to do the job.
― emil.y, Monday, 8 August 2022 01:49 (seven months ago) link
I think going with the lowest nicotine available (3mg in juul pods, I was buying 3mg liquid before) helped me in the long run, cravings aren't really there if I run out of pods for a couple of days.
A friend who was at about the same pack a day of American Spirits as me went 6 then 3 and eventually 0mg liquid but kept vaping for a year on that before giving up the vape too.
― papal hotwife (milo z), Monday, 8 August 2022 02:13 (seven months ago) link
This is all very helpful, thank you. I think I'm unusual in that I have no plans to eventually go down to 0mg or to stop vaping entirely. I just want to eliminate tobacco completely, and then just ride or die with nicotine forever, but it sounds like that won't be an overnight thing and I was probably dumb to think it would be. I'm just wary of adding one bad habit to an existing bad habit if I continue to vape but also still smoke. I think I'll bump up the nicotine to at least 12 or 18mg and try to keep an eye on the amount of rollies I smoke throughout the day, hopefully lowering that number bit by bit as I go.
― Paul Ponzi, Monday, 8 August 2022 02:32 (seven months ago) link
I recently discovered an excellent low price tobacco flavour (88Vape Tobacco Nut). It's a quid per 10ml bottle and it's actually better than many 5-6 times the price I have tried. It's nothing special nor is it particularly moreish but it mixes perfectly with other tobacco flavours when you've run out of them and lasts ages on the same coil without going rank.
― calzino, Monday, 8 August 2022 07:10 (seven months ago) link
I'll look for it!
― Paul Ponzi, Monday, 8 August 2022 10:21 (seven months ago) link
I don't know if it is available outside the UK. I buy US and Malaysian brands here, but I do recall reading something about how brexit might affect UK vape product exports if they are no longer compliant to some EU directive or some shit like that.
― calzino, Monday, 8 August 2022 10:31 (seven months ago) link
I find sweet desert flavours are good in small doses. It actually reduces my cravings for sugary snacks and has helped me lose a bit of weight recently. A pity the alcohol flavours don't have the same effect!
― calzino, Monday, 8 August 2022 10:35 (seven months ago) link
Update, in case anyone is interested: I started vaping 24mg nicotine salts and it has made all the difference. The craving for cigarettes is mostly gone. I'd stop short of calling it "miraculous," because I'm still craving (and enjoying) a morning RYO with my coffee, but the fact that I'm down from ten cigs a day to one feels really good. My goal is to ultimately eliminate even the morning cig, which I realize is more of a psychological barrier than a physical one (it's just so nice sitting outside with a cup of coffee and a smoke). Anyway, just here to praise the salts. Night and day difference for me from the flavored juice stuff I tried (though the bump in nicotine is obviously the bigger factor).
― Paul Ponzi, Wednesday, 24 August 2022 13:19 (seven months ago) link
I ended a 20+ cigarette habit in 2018 by moving to Juul, and then to Vuse Alto, but Vuse's quality control got really bad and their prices jumped up to where it wasn't really economical anymore. In recent months I started using a refillable pod system (Vaporesso Zero S, which is fucking GREAT!). I've found a mint juice I like (purely mint, not minty menthol), but anyone have a reco for a good coffee juice? I tried one from VaporFi that starts out pretty good but is so subtle you can barely taste it after a bit of use.
― ⓓⓡ (Johnny Fever), Saturday, 25 February 2023 16:24 (one month ago) link
― ⓓⓡ (Johnny Fever), Saturday, 25 February 2023 16:25 (one month ago) link
― Tracer Hand, Saturday, 25 February 2023 16:56 (one month ago) link
I know this is a vape thread and not an "I quit smoking" thread, but can I just say? I can smell someone light up a cigarette from, like, a mile away now and it smells terrible. I hate thinking about how I was bathed in that smell for 26 years. Also, the not coughing all the time thing is a huge bonus.
― ⓓⓡ (Johnny Fever), Saturday, 25 February 2023 16:58 (one month ago) link
it is kind of crazy, thinking back. mcdonald’s used to provide ashtrays!
― Tracer Hand, Saturday, 25 February 2023 17:33 (one month ago) link
Those aluminum things!`
― Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 25 February 2023 17:34 (one month ago) link
― Tracer Hand, Saturday, 25 February 2023 17:46 (one month ago) link
Pain in the ass getting atomizers.
I ordered mine from Ali baba a million years ago.
The stores keep selling me the wrong ones.
― Fuck You Know About a Tralee (I M Losted), Saturday, 25 February 2023 17:55 (one month ago) link
I like SMOK brand the best.
They work smoothly, and don't make me look like an asthmatic.
ⓓⓡ (Johnny Fever) at 4:58 25 Feb 23I know this is a vape thread and not an "I quit smoking" thread, but can I just say? I can smell someone light up a cigarette from, like, a mile away now and it smells terrible. I hate thinking about how I was bathed in that smell for 26 years. Also, the not coughing all the time thing is a huge bonus.
― Camaraderie at Arms Length, Saturday, 25 February 2023 18:34 (one month ago) link
I switched from smoking to vaping in 2020 and never looked back. But its deveoped its own set of issues. I cough now, a lot, and I never did with cigs for some reason. I was also a "bum suck" smoker as we call it, like I'd puff on cigs but rarely inhale. With vapes you kid of have to cos of how it works, and now I find I am having dreadful nic fit headache/withdrawal urghiness cos I only vape like thrice a week (when drinking). In other words I think I'm now hooked on nicotiene and wasnt really, before? I know it sounds crazy.
I use juul and equivalents, but my fave flavovur, Pods+ iced pineapple, seems to to have disappeared much to my distress.
I find the majority of vape flavours gross - too sickly sweet, or weirdly milky, or chemical tasting. This was the only one I could stomach for long stretches. Annoying.
― Stoop Crone (Trayce), Monday, 27 February 2023 01:53 (one month ago) link
You didn't inhale cigarettes? idg the point otherwise lol
― ⓓⓡ (Johnny Fever), Wednesday, 1 March 2023 18:27 (four weeks ago) link
my buddy's 14 year old son is heavily addicted to vaping - they have to constantly search his room, and he'll purposely leave empty ones for them to find so they won't find his real stash. He has ADHD and apparently vaping really doesn't help with that condition at all
― Andy the Grasshopper, Wednesday, 1 March 2023 18:32 (four weeks ago) link
Vaping teens piss me off. I finally get the cigarette addiction beat by switching to vapes, and then almost immediately the US Gov't puts up all these hurdles FOR THE CHILDREN I have to jump through (particularly with mail order). I guess I could start going to local vape shops for pods/liquid, but those places seem corny and/or gross.
― ⓓⓡ (Johnny Fever), Wednesday, 1 March 2023 22:48 (four weeks ago) link
― Tracer Hand, Saturday, 18 March 2023 12:38 (one week ago) link
I see a lot of youngish people buying disposables at the onestop and used ones are littered everywhere, this is deffo a boom time for the vape industry. And I noticed the UK brand Dinner Lady have expanded into the disposable market now, their Lemon Tart flavour is good btw. In the early days I was avowedly against this kind of thing and then I got addicted to nicotine again during the lockdown. Now I'm a VAPE ADDICT. Currently deciding if I should buy another Zenith II tank after my last one developed a leak after only 2 months of use.
― calzino, Saturday, 18 March 2023 13:33 (one week ago) link