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#151 Osiris

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 13:54

I have never understood the point of these, do they provide the action of smoking but only some tobacco intake via the vaporisation?


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Posted 02 October 2012 - 14:01

I have never understood the point of these, do they provide the action of smoking but only some tobacco intake via the vaporisation?


It gives you the nicotine for your addiction and the act of smoking or simulated smoking which can be just as important for people trying to quit.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 14:12

It gives you the nicotine for your addiction and the act of smoking or simulated smoking which can be just as important for people trying to quit.


Yeah I didnt word that very well, I know the habit is half the battle hence why a lot of people quitting turn to eating in lieu of when they would have smoked but I was more wondering how the vaporisation works but you seem to confirm it gives them the nicotine hit im assuming via vaporatisation is more healthy as well?

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 14:26

Yeah I didnt word that very well, I know the habit is half the battle hence why a lot of people quitting turn to eating in lieu of when they would have smoked but I was more wondering how the vaporisation works but you seem to confirm it gives them the nicotine hit im assuming via vaporatisation is more healthy as well?


The liquid is a combination or nicotine and various additives depending on the brand. The devices vaporize the nicotine often trying to mimic smoke. As far as safety thats still up in the air from what I can tell. The FDA has not approved them yet, but based on the ingredients some of them seem safe. Ideally it would be a cancer free nicotine fix.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 14:59

I give 6 € a day to L&M and i've been thinking of guitting alot lately. I've been smoking for 15+ years so I'm guite addicted to it, 2 hours without smoking is guite a struggle.

I think I should try these.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 00:00

Yeah I didnt word that very well, I know the habit is half the battle hence why a lot of people quitting turn to eating in lieu of when they would have smoked but I was more wondering how the vaporisation works but you seem to confirm it gives them the nicotine hit im assuming via vaporatisation is more healthy as well?


In terms of health, it's probably better to think of them as less harmful rather than more healthy. Studies have shown them to be about 98% less harmful, but since they are still new there are no good long term studies. I personally only recommend them to people who are having a hard time quitting smoking using other methods, and I would never recommend them to a non-smoker for recreational use.

The liquid is a combination or nicotine and various additives depending on the brand. The devices vaporize the nicotine often trying to mimic smoke. As far as safety thats still up in the air from what I can tell. The FDA has not approved them yet, but based on the ingredients some of them seem safe. Ideally it would be a cancer free nicotine fix.


The e-juice (as it's generally called) is essentially made up of ingredients that have already been FDA approved, and there are usually less than a dozen chemicals in the solution. I won't go into the rhetoric about how the FDA is in the pocket of Big Pharma and is trying to destroy the e-cigarette industry because I left my tinfoil hat at the office. :D However, they did try to shut down the imports to the U.S. back in 2009 based on claims that were proven to be false, and there are many who believe that they're still trying to ban it.

I tend to take all the news I hear on the subject with a grain of salt and just listen to what my body has been telling me for the past 6 months.

I give 6 € a day to L&M and i've been thinking of guitting alot lately. I've been smoking for 15+ years so I'm guite addicted to it, 2 hours without smoking is guite a struggle.

I think I should try these.


If you (or anyone else) is serious about trying e-cigarettes to quit smoking, I definitely recommend doing some research before purchasing anything. There are a great many vendors who will sell you cheap devices at a huge markup, and if you have a really bad initial experience, you might dismiss them too easily. Avoid gas station and mall kiosk kits with pre-filled carts at inflated prices and piece together a good setup from a trusted online vendor or a specialized brick and mortar store, if you're fortunate enough to have a physical store in your area.

I've said it before, and I'll say it again... E-Cigarette Forum is probably your best resource to get the information you need and ask questions on this subject. The user base there is extremely friendly and very helpful.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 14:19

My wife and I ended up purchasing some Green Smoke e-cigarettes. She did some research on top of what I had done and thought they would be worth the money. The up front cost was around 120 I think, it came with three e-cigarettes and one USB e-cigarette that you can plug into a car. So far (about a week now) its been good. I havent missed real cigarettes. I recomend getting some type of multi flavor pack to start the flavors for this brand are pretty mild overall. I dont really like the "cigarette" flavors but menthol has a mellow minty taste.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 00:29

I wonder how could I make an e-hookah? I guess the easiest way would be to just stick an e-cig on the end of one of the tubes. So that you would just be vaping as normal but with a hookah attached for aesthetics.

I know it may sound strange to some, but I think it would look cool. An e-hookah in my apartment would really tie the room together.

Any ideas on how to make one?

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 22:52

My wife and I ended up purchasing some Green Smoke e-cigarettes. She did some research on top of what I had done and thought they would be worth the money. The up front cost was around 120 I think, it came with three e-cigarettes and one USB e-cigarette that you can plug into a car. So far (about a week now) its been good. I havent missed real cigarettes. I recomend getting some type of multi flavor pack to start the flavors for this brand are pretty mild overall. I dont really like the "cigarette" flavors but menthol has a mellow minty taste.


I hope you and your wife are successful at giving up smoking and that you both enjoy vaping as much as I do! :D

I wonder how could I make an e-hookah? I guess the easiest way would be to just stick an e-cig on the end of one of the tubes. So that you would just be vaping as normal but with a hookah attached for aesthetics.

I know it may sound strange to some, but I think it would look cool. An e-hookah in my apartment would really tie the room together.

Any ideas on how to make one?


I wouldn't even know where to begin, but I'm sure if you do a Google search you'll find some information. You'll just need to weed through links for an e-cig brand called "e-hookah" to get to some good information on the subject.