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#1 PUBBY

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 01:14 PM

As some of you may know (or not) old pubby has not bought a pack of cigs since late February. I'm vaping these days - i.e. using electronic cigarettes.

I found a new vendor for these that saved me $30.00 on five new automatic 'mega' batteries and I suspect they can save you some money on things from atomizers to kits.

Anyway, if you're interested in saving some money (vaping is cheaper than smoking) you might check out these folks.

Just click on this image for them and the esmokeclub site will open in a new window.

Join the club for a Revolution in Smoking!

One thing I like about these folks is that they offer a full six-month warranty on things like batteries, which is a lot better than totally wicked, does.

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PS: In the interest of full disclosure, they also offer an affiliate program that I joined so if you find these to be a good deal, I'll make a buck or two for my effort as well.

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 02:28 PM

I got nothing to click on. :unsure:
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Posted 21 June 2011 - 01:39 AM

The logo is what you click on. You should see it unless you're blocking the image.

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 07:14 AM

Thanks! I'll look into it!

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 07:42 AM

Well, yes I have the ads turned off. Apparently it's not a link but an ad. I'll pass, thanks anyway. I have an alternate resource. ;)
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Posted 21 June 2011 - 10:15 AM

Well, yes I have the ads turned off. Apparently it's not a link but an ad. I'll pass, thanks anyway. I have an alternate resource. ;)

who do you use? i get my juice from freedom smoke usa, they have some good stuff.
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Posted 21 June 2011 - 10:39 AM

I was in a small mom and pop convenience store on the south side of Atlanta last month on our way out of town. They had "disposable" e-cigs that last 500 "puffs" (or 2 packs of cigarettes) for $3.99 each. However, if you bought 3 or more, they were $2.99 each and he gave you a free menthol one.

I bought 6 of them for my mother -- spent less than $20 and got 2 free menthol ones for her as well.

They are made by Square Smokeless -- or something like that.
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Posted 21 June 2011 - 10:57 AM

I was in a small mom and pop convenience store on the south side of Atlanta last month on our way out of town. They had "disposable" e-cigs that last 500 "puffs" (or 2 packs of cigarettes) for $3.99 each. However, if you bought 3 or more, they were $2.99 each and he gave you a free menthol one.

I bought 6 of them for my mother -- spent less than $20 and got 2 free menthol ones for her as well.

They are made by Square Smokeless -- or something like that.


I found their web site. It sounds to me like they're closing them out at the store you bought them as the cheapest they are online, in a purchase of $335.00 is $5.59 ea. plus shipping.

Also, while they claim that disposable e-cigs are cheaper; that is not really true; particularly if you get into mixing your own juice which really cuts the cost. Still, it is nice to know they're out there.

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 11:19 AM

who do you use? i get my juice from freedom smoke usa, they have some good stuff.


I'm sure they do ... I did a little price check on a 30 ml bottle of tobacco flavored juice and the freedomsmoke usa site had it for $15.00 while the esmokeclub price for a 30ml bottle of juice was $8.99.

The thing I really like about esmokeclub, though is their attention to detail. I got the basic mixing kit for $19.95 (hasn't arrived yet) but here is the description:

Our Basic eLiquid DIY Mixing Kit combines the best flavorless nicotine juice with 3 outstanding LorAnn flavorings of your choice as well as various glycerin, dropper bottles, pipettes, syphons - everything needed for mixing custom fluids.

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 02:37 PM

I'm sure they do ... I did a little price check on a 30 ml bottle of tobacco flavored juice and the freedomsmoke usa site had it for $15.00 while the esmokeclub price for a 30ml bottle of juice was $8.99.

The thing I really like about esmokeclub, though is their attention to detail. I got the basic mixing kit for $19.95 (hasn't arrived yet) but here is the description:

Our Basic eLiquid DIY Mixing Kit combines the best flavorless nicotine juice with 3 outstanding LorAnn flavorings of your choice as well as various glycerin, dropper bottles, pipettes, syphons - everything needed for mixing custom fluids.

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yeah but they run coupon codes all the time, they had one for father's day that was 35% off and i loaded up. i have only had juice from one other place and it was awful. i have found the one i like and the company is great. i don't mind paying a little extra for a great quality product :pardon: especially one that has helped me and DH to be smoke free for over 2 months now :yahoo: :yahoo:
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Posted 21 June 2011 - 03:22 PM

yeah but they run coupon codes all the time, they had one for father's day that was 35% off and i loaded up. i have only had juice from one other place and it was awful. i have found the one i like and the company is great. i don't mind paying a little extra for a great quality product :pardon: especially one that has helped me and DH to be smoke free for over 2 months now :yahoo: :yahoo:



First off, congratulations on being smoke free for two months and it sounds as if you've got it down pat. One of the things that intrigues me is the option of flavors and flavorings and that is where the mixing kits come into play. It maybe that I'm more experimental in that regard. I also like the idea that I can take some 36mg (or even 54 mg nicotine juice) and use it along with some PG (lower smoke) or VG (higher smoke) and extend it as those compounds are really quite inexpensive and can double the juice volume, cutting costs more. But if what you're doing is working for you, go for it!

I did have some folks stop by today and they were intrigued as well. Given my experience, the esmokeclub has a deal for the mega-battery equipped joye 510 - these are the bigger automatic batteries and includes two atomizers, eight pre-filled cartridges and a charger in a case for $44.99 with free shipping ... which is a pretty good price for the item. It thought I might give them a direct link.

I've also started using the cartomizers which are refillable cartridges that will work for ten or fifteen refills. They come in packages of five for $8.99. Note, the standard atomizers and cartridges (which are refillable as well) do a good job and last a pretty long time but as they age, they need maintenance (those computer air-duster canisters do a pretty good job) but I like the longer-lasting (between refills) cartomizers better, particularly when using a PG (propylene glycol) base.

Finanally, I'd recommend some juice when starting out. It cost $8.99. Given the person I'm thinking of is looking to stop smoking, I'd recommend a tobacco flavor - maybe Mlbro or Winston or just plain tobacco at this stage. I'd also recommend they choose the 18mg mixture since they've been using ultra-lights.

With the starter cartridges, cartomizers and juice, I'd think this would last them about as long as three or four cartons of smokes, conservatively. The cost would be about $63 all totaled which means they've saved at least $40 in addition to cutting out the tar associated with regular smoking. To me that is the important thing ... but the money is a bonus.

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 09:38 PM

i really have no interest right now in making my own juice, i have found like smoking i have a preference of one specific flavor (coffee of all things) i tried the marlboro and other cig flavors and didn't like them. freedom smoke has one cig flavor i do like to mix with my coffee called wyatt earp, it's different and really good. i have tried many great flavors but i stick with my fave and buy in bulk when there is a sale.

i have been using cartomizers for over a month now and really like them a lot. i don't care for the regular cartridges at all, the polyfill crap burns so easily and taste bad. i do drip a lot, i have found the flavor is better and you get much better vapor. i actually got a really cool drip tip that is great when i am just sitting around watching tv or reading. i am thinking of getting a mod, something with a little more throat kick and maybe a warmer hit. i am just trying to find the right one for me and not waste my money. i read the ecig forum alot and watch a lot of you tube reviews on different products, i have found those to be the most honest so far and the most helpful in buying the best product for me.
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Posted 21 June 2011 - 09:59 PM

I dont smoke cigs but that is so great, Pubby! Good for you for putting down the cancer sticks. We need you around here for a long, long time. :)
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Posted 21 June 2011 - 10:36 PM

thanks Pubby-it was nice seeing you again, and the info you gave us has been a great help. We are going to order the kit. Got to be better than the way he's going now, not to mention helping us with our asthma! At about $200 a month for cigerettes, the savings will be appreciated too. Just think, no more yellow walls and curtains, and the house won't smell either. This is a win, win situation all the way around.
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Posted 21 June 2011 - 10:45 PM

My husband is currently working/living in NC.

I went there for the weekend about a month ago now, and I failed to bring any spare filters with me for my e-cig.

My husband knew of this shop there that carried e-cig stuff, so we went there together. He has quite a variety of products.

I bought the MOST AWESOME filters there @ 5 for around $3. AND--they also had fluid. I bought a GREAT menthol for less than $3 for 10 ml.

This is such a huge market for anyone who has a bit of capital to get into it. I spent some time visiting with the guy that owns that shop in NC, and he is doing REALLY WELL selling vaping products locally. It's an underserved market in this area. So many folks I know have gone to vaping as an alternative to smoking, and there are NO local resources.

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 12:32 AM

My husband is currently working/living in NC.

I went there for the weekend about a month ago now, and I failed to bring any spare filters with me for my e-cig.

My husband knew of this shop there that carried e-cig stuff, so we went there together. He has quite a variety of products.

I bought the MOST AWESOME filters there @ 5 for around $3. AND--they also had fluid. I bought a GREAT menthol for less than $3 for 10 ml.

This is such a huge market for anyone who has a bit of capital to get into it. I spent some time visiting with the guy that owns that shop in NC, and he is doing REALLY WELL selling vaping products locally. It's an underserved market in this area. So many folks I know have gone to vaping as an alternative to smoking, and there are NO local resources.


I've been thinking about doing something kind of like that as well Bwitchy. The problem is that 'distributor' programs like that from Totally wicked are poorly designed for someone to take the risk of actually setting up say a dozen distribution sites. What totally wicked would do is simply sell to each of the sites a distributor would setup at the same price they'd sell to the 'distributor' who set them up. The wholesaler structure of the esmokeclub organizes the incentives differently and in a way that might work locally but the cost of getting in there is substantially more on the front end.

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 09:57 AM

Good to hear you've quit smoking Pubby. It's been 10 months cold turkey for me.

I know this is your site and all; however, have these folks bought ad space on PCom? You closed several threads in the past due to folks posting about non-commerce members and such.

I'm sure there will be people backing you up saying it's your site, I'll receive many negative marks and this post will probably disappear; however, rules are rules. Are they not?
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Posted 16 July 2011 - 10:27 AM

"Juice"? "Mixing"?. Dropper bottles, pipettes and syphons? Sounds like an episode of "Breaking Bad". I guess you could call this "Breaking A Bad Habit" or "Breaking Good".

I've never smoked, but have been around someone who does and this sounds like just the thing for this person, who coudn't go 20 minutes without one and actually gets up in the night to smoke.

Also, I wish this stuff had been around when my mother was still alive, because she died from dehydration after not being able to smoke because of the Trans-Atlantic flight she was on. Upon landing, she was taken to the ER, admitted, put on a ventilator and died on it.

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 11:07 AM

Jeditreerat:

Regarding the advertising. Yes, that is a rule and what the esmokeclub does is pay me a commission on the purchase of the goods purchased on their site so they are paying.

Christopher Robin, that is a sad story. All I can say is that the airlines are a bit weird on ecigs but assuming you can get on the plane with them, people have been known to vape a bit even in the bathrooms. My understanding is you can get away with it because the water vapor doesn't set off the smoke detector.

I know that one of the benefits of ecigs is that they don't smell like cigarettes. This could be a big deal when you have a spouse that smokes because not only do you eliminate the smoke and its pervasive smell, but the ash tray and butts.

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 09:07 PM

Jeditreerat:

Regarding the advertising. Yes, that is a rule and what the esmokeclub does is pay me a commission on the purchase of the goods purchased on their site so they are paying.

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Cool. Where's the ad? I can't find it anywhere on the right or left.
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Posted 17 July 2011 - 01:11 AM

Jeditreerat:

They are the text links in this topic. I probably need to put one on the left, though.

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Posted 17 July 2011 - 07:32 AM

Jeditreerat:

They are the text links in this topic. I probably need to put one on the left, though.

buy ecigs here:.


There you go. Now you are playing by your own rules.

Although I must say that you pinning this thread at the top is unfair to anyone else who is a paid commerce member and have paid ad space as well. Need to fix that as well.

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Posted 17 July 2011 - 03:33 PM

Pubby....this whole e-cigs overwhelms me, would it ever be possible if I came to your office and you help me navigate my way through this....I would love to come off cigarettes but not sure what to start off with with all the options....pretty please :)

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Posted 17 July 2011 - 07:06 PM

Jeditreerat:

I've paid more for the privilege than anyone else, period. Add to that my belief that everyone I can switch from smoking cigarettes to vaping ecigs will benefit, both financially (they cost less) and health wise and I feel more than justified for exercising my prerogative.

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I think we can arrange something. I just purchased a few setups that use combination battery and plug-n ecig system. It uses USB power like that comes from a computer (and also the USB cord).

The idea is that you can get by with the one ecig and since you used it plugged in to the computer most of the time, you won't run out of power (a big complaint that forces folks to buy a kit with two batteries at about $10.00 each. These are bit more expensive - $15 ea - but you can be used while plugged into a computer (or other USB power source including the car or wall outlet). I picked up a few of these alternate power supplies as well as some juice and stuff.

The idea is that this package will sell for under $30.00 including two cartomizers and enough 'juice' - about 10ml - to last the pack-a-day smoker about ten days, maybe more. If you want a USB power for your car's cigarette lighter or a plug in, that would be another $8.00 (ea.).

Once you have the ecig, all that is needed are new cartomizers and juice. Cartomizers on esmokeclub are about $2.00 each and 10 ml bottles are right at $5.00 ea. (30ml bottles are $10 and 50ml $14 This means that the cost of the rough equivalent of a carton of cigs is about $12.00 including shipping. (You can lower that by purchasing the 50ml and ten cartomizers and get the free shipping. That would be about five cartons for about $7.00 ea.

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Posted 17 July 2011 - 07:13 PM

Pubby....I for one would be forever grateful to you by helping me get started....perhaps you can send me a pm during the week when it would be a good time for you.... :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 05:55 AM

Jeditreerat:

I've paid more for the privilege than anyone else, period. Add to that my belief that everyone I can switch from smoking cigarettes to vaping ecigs will benefit, both financially (they cost less) and health wise and I feel more than justified for exercising my prerogative.


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Pubby:

So by being the owner you are negating your own rules. Nice. Very nice.

Don't hide this under the "I'm helping someone save their life" crap either. You are advocating substituting one addiction for another. Plain and simple.

Anyone here who has a commerce membership and owns a gym, or anything to do with health and human services should also have their business pinned to the top as well.

Come on mods. Do your jobs!
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Posted 18 July 2011 - 09:19 AM

i really have no interest right now in making my own juice, i have found like smoking i have a preference of one specific flavor (coffee of all things) i tried the marlboro and other cig flavors and didn't like them. freedom smoke has one cig flavor i do like to mix with my coffee called wyatt earp, it's different and really good. i have tried many great flavors but i stick with my fave and buy in bulk when there is a sale.

i have been using cartomizers for over a month now and really like them a lot. i don't care for the regular cartridges at all, the polyfill crap burns so easily and taste bad. i do drip a lot, i have found the flavor is better and you get much better vapor. i actually got a really cool drip tip that is great when i am just sitting around watching tv or reading. i am thinking of getting a mod, something with a little more throat kick and maybe a warmer hit. i am just trying to find the right one for me and not waste my money. i read the ecig forum alot and watch a lot of you tube reviews on different products, i have found those to be the most honest so far and the most helpful in buying the best product for me.


Raiders...what are the cartomizers? You are so right about the polyfill. It does seem to burn easily. I've been using the products from the mall. Big mistake. Too pricey and always having to get replacement atomizers or battery chargers...on ALL MODELS. (always get the warranty...better yet, buy online) Although, sometimes it's hard to tell if an atomizer has gone bad or if I just have crap filters. What, exactly, are you using? Is it expensive? What do you mean by "drip"? Do you set up some other type of filter for future use while you're sitting around? Over a year in, four freakin' ecigs and needing a better option.

Pubby, I'd like to know if you have dealt with the same issues that I have....atomizers crapping out on me, battery chargers as well. Stuff tastes aweful until I get a replacement atomizer and within a week or two, back to the bad taste. Am I doing something wrong? If I could get something that worked great, I could sell the fool out of these things! I work around a lot of smokers but will not recommend a product to them unless I know it is the bomb.
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Posted 18 July 2011 - 09:30 AM

As some of you may know (or not) old pubby has not bought a pack of cigs since late February. I'm vaping these days - i.e. using electronic cigarettes.

I found a new vendor for these that saved me $30.00 on five new automatic 'mega' batteries and I suspect they can save you some money on things from atomizers to kits.

Anyway, if you're interested in saving some money (vaping is cheaper than smoking) you might check out these folks.

Just click on this image for them and the esmokeclub site will open in a new window.

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.shareasal...afftrack="><img src="http://www.shareasal...ansp_small.gif" alt="Join the club for a Revolution in Smoking!" border="0"></a>

One thing I like about these folks is that they offer a full six-month warranty on things like batteries, which is a lot better than totally wicked, does.

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PS: In the interest of full disclosure, they also offer an affiliate program that I joined so if you find these to be a good deal, I'll make a buck or two for my effort as well.



Hey Pubby-Ed is doing better these days-still smoking about a pack a day, but that's a lot better than almost 3 packs. Went away last weekend, and he was down to a cigerette every 3 hous or so. We'll get this thing beat yet. It was much better in the car also-he only "vaped"-no bad smell or choking on the smoke. He has to order the "juice" in order to refill the cartridges-when they get here they are only 1/2 filled, with the other 1/2 spilled out in the bag. We've let the company know, and maybe they will do something about it. Same thing with the batteries-we got a bad one, and they are going to replace it. Mostly, I just wanted you to know that I appreciate all the extra time you gave us to explain the product, and help Ed get started-nice of you to do that!

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 09:35 AM

Raiders...what are the cartomizers? You are so right about the polyfill. It does seem to burn easily. I've been using the products from the mall. Big mistake. Too pricey and always having to get replacement atomizers or battery chargers...on ALL MODELS. (always get the warranty...better yet, buy online) Although, sometimes it's hard to tell if an atomizer has gone bad or if I just have crap filters. What, exactly, are you using? Is it expensive? What do you mean by "drip"? Do you set up some other type of filter for future use while you're sitting around? Over a year in, four freakin' ecigs and needing a better option.

Pubby, I'd like to know if you have dealt with the same issues that I have....atomizers crapping out on me, battery chargers as well. Stuff tastes aweful until I get a replacement atomizer and within a week or two, back to the bad taste. Am I doing something wrong? If I could get something that worked great, I could sell the fool out of these things! I work around a lot of smokers but will not recommend a product to them unless I know it is the bomb.

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 10:27 AM

Katcol:

Absolutely ... figuring out what is best, most appropriate is the key to vaping instead of smoking. It helps to be a bit experimental and to keep the eye on the prize - not smoking.

When Ed and I visited, we sat here probably over an hour chewing the fat and vaping and with that, he realized that the ecig was providing the satisfaction of smoking without burning leaves.

I'll probably try some drip tips since I haven't yet but the thing that seems to be working for me best is the USB passthroughs. I've got a cigarette lighter to USB adapter in the car, a plug-in adapter (actually a phone charger) at home and then there is the USB port on my computer.
With that in mind, I bought five of these USB passthrough ecigs with battery that should be here later this week.

The USB passthrough I've got has a battery about like the standard Joye 501 - lasts about as long on charge - which is not great but it really doesn't make any difference as I rarely use it untethered. It is the most expensive of the pass through USB units at $14.50 ea. but unlike them, it will operate on battery independently. Straight USB passthrough units are $12.00 and rechargeable battery units are $8-10 so there really isn't much cost difference. It is just with the USB passthrough units there is constant power from the power grid and you don't have to worry about having a freshly charged unit available.

The cartomizers which run about $2.00 a piece at esmokeclub, are what I'm using. I discovered that you need to give them a good initial juicing ... maybe 15 drops ... and let that soak in a minute before using a new one. These I use until the smoke produced or the taste goes awry. They tend to last at least five or six days if you keep the cartomizer properly juiced. I've used some for more than a week before I'll say, hummmm ... I bet it would be better if I switched. The only problem I've had is that after about a week of usage, they start to leak. Then it is time to change them for sure.

Now I do have a probably six or eight 510 atomizers and the filter tops sitting off to the side hardly being used. Those actually do work well and I still use them off and on for flavor testing. I just add a few drops of the flavor to the filter ... particularly if I'm using a flavor like chocolate, banana or menthol. The buzz that you need to switch up using the atomizers about every day and that is good advice. The polyfill padding in them does tend to burn.

The USB passthrough seems to have solved my battery issues though. The one with the battery does require that the battery 'not be dead' though so I suspect the unit will fail after about 300 days (It claims the battery can be recharged that many times but I rarely use it untethered so it may last a lot longer.) Still, the cost savings are enormous over the per-pack cost of tobacco leaves your burn.

Ed/Pcscharli:

I had encouraged you to get the 'cartomizers' and some juice, not the pre-filled cartridges. Five cartomizers will set you back about $10.00 and they have 30ml - I figure about the smoking equivalent of about three cartons of smokes - for I think $15.00. That would get you over the $20 minimum for shipping.

The other thing is that if you get the 36mg PG based vape, you can dilute it to 50 percent strength with some Vegatable Glycerin (the one I got was from Wilton, the cake decorating people) which will actually increase the smoke production :) and make that go as far as six cartons of regular smokes. They sell the Wilton VG (59ml or 2oz.) for $1.89. While it would probably 'wear out' the cartomizers a bit faster (and if the 18mg mix is too strong) you could use the whole bottle of VG and have 90 ml of 12mg vape. (I'd probably not use all the VG in that kind of mix so you'd need some PG to keep its consistency from being too thick.)

That was also good news that the drive was 'smoke free' ... Among the things I ordered were some cigarette lighter/USB passthroughs. If you had the passthrough ecig, you'd just plug it into the lighter receptacle and vape at will for as long as you're in the car. (You would need to refill the cartomizer on a long trip :)

I know when I mixed up some vape for LPPT, she liked it to be quite mild with lots of smoke. I diluted the 36mg (nicotine content) down to about 10 with a mixture of VG and PG. Those who are trying to use this to quit smoking altogether can also mix their own juice diluting the nicotine content down ultimately to zero. Using a VG and PG mix and some flavorings, it would seem possible to wean oneself off nicotine altogether:) as those GRAS substances simply turn to water vapor when atomized.

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 07:25 PM

How do I get menthol?

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 07:55 PM

How do I get menthol?


By clicking the link Pubby has provided you should be able to find a menthol product either preloaded or mixable.

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 09:58 AM

I ordered the ego-T (tank style) and love it.

Need to check into mixing my own flavors. What do you guys use for that?
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Posted 06 April 2012 - 01:12 AM

Gosh, missed your comment Katcol:

The mixing is easy. I get the 50 ml bottle (13.95 or so) and the Wilton vegetable glycerin (under $2.00). Then I add spearmint flavoring (or something similar) to fill some 10 ml bottles. These days I use maybe 1.5 or 2 ml of the tobacco juice - just enough to let the nicotine content kill any thing that might grow in it :) I add less than a milliliter of flavor (pretty strong stuff) and cap it off with the VG which increases the smoke (water vapor) production immensely. Creates a very mild but for me satisfying vape and it is really kind of comforting that what I'm doing is moisturizing my lungs with mainly water vapor ... kind of like washing them :)

I'm breathing so much better now that I kicked the cigs and I couldn't be happier with the vaping.

I did opt for ego as well and the battery power seems to last forever.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 08:33 AM

As some of you may know (or not) old pubby has not bought a pack of cigs since late February. I'm vaping these days - i.e. using electronic cigarettes.

I found a new vendor for these that saved me $30.00 on five new automatic 'mega' batteries and I suspect they can save you some money on things from atomizers to kits.

Anyway, if you're interested in saving some money (vaping is cheaper than smoking) you might check out these folks.

Just click on this image for them and the esmokeclub site will open in a new window.

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.shareasal...afftrack="><img src="http://www.shareasal...ansp_small.gif" alt="Join the club for a Revolution in Smoking!" border="0"></a>

One thing I like about these folks is that they offer a full six-month warranty on things like batteries, which is a lot better than totally wicked, does.

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PS: In the interest of full disclosure, they also offer an affiliate program that I joined so if you find these to be a good deal, I'll make a buck or two for my effort as well.

My husband and I have both quit smoking and are using the patch...I hate to admit it and will probably be booed off the board but I liked smoking...I am having a hard time and would like to try these ecigs. I know nothing about them tho. Is there a place local you can pay more and try them?
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Posted 06 April 2012 - 09:36 AM

My husband and I have both quit smoking and are using the patch...I hate to admit it and will probably be booed off the board but I liked smoking...I am having a hard time and would like to try these ecigs. I know nothing about them tho. Is there a place local you can pay more and try them?


They sell an e-cig at RaceTrac, but I wouldn't recommend it, because the quality is low and the flavor is AWFUL. To get the full benefit, I suggest you purchase something a bit better. I use the eGo batteries with the Mega Dual Coil cartomizers. And I use a pre-mixed fluid (I recommend you start with a pre-mixed--you can always mix later if you want) in a flavor called Irish Mintz with 24mg nicotine content. You can purchase fluids with a nic content much lower, but I like this strength.

Not to take anythung away from Pubby's supplier, but I order my supplies from madvapes.com. Right now madvapes has their eGo kit on sale for $38.99. The kit comes with:

2 - Black eGo 900mah batteries with blue LED.
2 - Black Smok Tech atomizers (2.5 ohms).
2 - Black eGo cones (Atomizer cover).
5 - Pre-filled 510 round cartridges (Tobacco, 24mg).
1 - 420mAh eGo charger.
1 - Black zippered carrying case.

So the kit comes with pre-filled cartridges, which work fine, but they don't last as long as the cartomizers, and the ones with the dual coils produce a great deal of smoke and hold a TON of fluid. Each cartomizer lasts me about a week and a half, and they cost $2.79 each. You would also need fluid if you buy the cartomizers--they don't come pre-filled. I buy 50ml of fluid at a time, which lasts me about a month and costs $13.69 each 50ml bottle. So once you get past the initial expense, vaping is MUCH cheaper than smoking cigarettes. MUCH.

I enjoyed smoking, too, but I DO NOT miss it with this setup I use. I feel better, and I smell better. And I wouldn't go back for anything.

I'm sure they have the same setup at Pubby's link at a competitive price (I think Pubby said they price match?), so like I said above, I'm not trying to undercut his link. I just wanted to share what I buy and what it costs from the company I use. :)

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 09:52 AM

bearbearsnanny

What I did when I set this thing up was buy some extra items that I could package so folks could try the ecigs at a reasonable price. What I came up with is a usb charged ecig with the same cartomizer setup that Tabby was talking about. I actually have some sample juices and give the person an ecig, a cartomizer and a 5ml jug of juice for $25.00 ... and sit and talk them through getting going.

It has been a great introduction for some folks and others have fallen off the wagon. I've even had some folks who got enough satisfaction from the smoke that they didn't use or want to use the nicotine juice ... just some vegetable glycerin and some spearmint flavoring :)

Anyway, if you want to stop by I have a set up available with a new ecig battery, usb cable, cartomizer and some custom juice made to your taste.

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PS: Tabby: I like the EGO batteries with cartomizers too. I've got two of them and just ordered a third. The price for the kit with two sounds good on your suppliers site, for sure.

While they do price match, the plain fact is with a ten-percent reorder discount and free shipping, and competitive pricing (I think their 50ml tobacco flavored juice is $13.99 v. 13.49 but that is $13.99 -10% OR $12.50 anyway.)

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 11:15 AM

They sell an e-cig at RaceTrac, but I wouldn't recommend it, because the quality is low and the flavor is AWFUL. To get the full benefit, I suggest you purchase something a bit better. I use the eGo batteries with the Mega Dual Coil cartomizers. And I use a pre-mixed fluid (I recommend you start with a pre-mixed--you can always mix later if you want) in a flavor called Irish Mintz with 24mg nicotine content. You can purchase fluids with a nic content much lower, but I like this strength.

Not to take anythung away from Pubby's supplier, but I order my supplies from madvapes.com. Right now madvapes has their eGo kit on sale for $38.99. The kit comes with:

2 - Black eGo 900mah batteries with blue LED.
2 - Black Smok Tech atomizers (2.5 ohms).
2 - Black eGo cones (Atomizer cover).
5 - Pre-filled 510 round cartridges (Tobacco, 24mg).
1 - 420mAh eGo charger.
1 - Black zippered carrying case.

So the kit comes with pre-filled cartridges, which work fine, but they don't last as long as the cartomizers, and the ones with the dual coils produce a great deal of smoke and hold a TON of fluid. Each cartomizer lasts me about a week and a half, and they cost $2.79 each. You would also need fluid if you buy the cartomizers--they don't come pre-filled. I buy 50ml of fluid at a time, which lasts me about a month and costs $13.69 each 50ml bottle. So once you get past the initial expense, vaping is MUCH cheaper than smoking cigarettes. MUCH.

I enjoyed smoking, too, but I DO NOT miss it with this setup I use. I feel better, and I smell better. And I wouldn't go back for anything.

I'm sure they have the same setup at Pubby's link at a competitive price (I think Pubby said they price match?), so like I said above, I'm not trying to undercut his link. I just wanted to share what I buy and what it costs from the company I use. :)

Thanks, My daughters boyfriend said they carried some at Walgreens. I...sorry to admit...jumped in the car and went to Walgreens immediately to see what they had. I bought a couple of different kinds and really like the concept. We quit smoking for health reasons and these don't have that downsize plus they aren't messy like the real ones. I guess I need to do some more research on brands and types. I bought the disposable type at Walgreens which prices about the same as regular ones.
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Posted 06 April 2012 - 12:23 PM

Thanks, My daughters boyfriend said they carried some at Walgreens. I...sorry to admit...jumped in the car and went to Walgreens immediately to see what they had. I bought a couple of different kinds and really like the concept. We quit smoking for health reasons and these don't have that downsize plus they aren't messy like the real ones. I guess I need to do some more research on brands and types. I bought the disposable type at Walgreens which prices about the same as regular ones.


Those will get you started with the concept...but seriously! You won't know how satisfying vaping can be unless you try it with a good setup. And once it's all said and done, a good setup is much cheaper than the disposables. And like I said, the taste and the whole experience is like night and day.

Good luck!




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