I am now vaping

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I am now vaping

Post by RealNC » Wed Jan 18, 2017 5:03 am

Stopped buying tobacco. Let's see how long the self-delusion of quitting smoking will last...

Just wanted to let you know.

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Post by pinback » Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:42 am

Have you figured out a way to do it without looking like a giant, pulsating, oozing douche?
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Post by RealNC » Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:13 am

It's what the cool kids do. Now I'm neither cool nor a kid, but I won't let that stop me.

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Post by pinback » Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:27 am

Vape Naysh, y'all! Rippin' fat clouds!

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Post by Billy Mays » Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:57 am

A bunch of people I know have transitioned from smoking to vaping and have gained a lot positive benefits as a result. Most importantly in their ability to walk somewhere and not look like they just ran a marathon. There is nothing cool about cigarettes, that is just media brainwashing, keep up the good work!

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Post by Jizaboz » Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:41 am

Vaping has helped me cut back a lot but I still haven't quit buying cigarettes. I think part of the problem is that they are still cheap (3.50/pack Winstons) here. The big problem is I don't enjoy the fruity taste of vapor while I'm drinking my after-work beers. There's also the inconvenience of my device being about the size of a light saber handle and sometimes the "tank" on the top gets leaky.. not something I want to carry in my pocket.

Usually I vape from 8-5.. then basically chain smoke 12-15 cigarettes while drinking around 6 beers. Better, but not ideal. Before trying vaping, I was up to easily smoking a pack and a half a day during a stressful month or two.

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Post by Tdarcos » Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:03 pm

Jizaboz wrote:Usually I vape from 8-5.. then basically chain smoke 12-15 cigarettes while drinking around 6 beers. Better, but not ideal. Before trying vaping, I was up to easily smoking a pack and a half a day during a stressful month or two.
A pack of cigarettes is twenty, so you've gone from some unspecified amount through vaping, plus 3/4 of a pack and six beers. Unless the 'net' amount you got through vaping for 8 hours is less than another 3/4 pack, your net result is you're consuming as much if not more carcinogens than you were before vaping, plus adding a six pack of beer.

Way to go on reducing your cigarette consumption </sarcasm>
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Post by pinback » Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:09 pm

Tdarcos wrote:
Jizaboz wrote:Usually I vape from 8-5.. then basically chain smoke 12-15 cigarettes while drinking around 6 beers. Better, but not ideal. Before trying vaping, I was up to easily smoking a pack and a half a day during a stressful month or two.
A pack of cigarettes is twenty, so you've gone from some unspecified amount through vaping, plus 3/4 of a pack and six beers. Unless the 'net' amount you got through vaping for 8 hours is less than another 3/4 pack, your net result is you're consuming as much if not more carcinogens than you were before vaping, plus adding a six pack of beer.

Way to go on reducing your cigarette consumption </sarcasm>
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Post by RealNC » Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:54 pm

End of day 2.

Didn't smoke for two days. I really, REALLY want to go buy a pack. The drive to do it is strong.

I vape. It's like holding your head over a pot of boiling sugar water and holding your mouth open. It feels fake. I can tell it's vapor. I can tell it's not real smoke. A cheap fake substitute that cannot compare to the joy of taking a nice, long hit from a delicious cancer stick.

I catch myself coming up with thoughts about "vaping isn't safe either, people had batteries explode in their face." Making up excuses for myself so I can lie to myself and justify the trip to the store for a pack...

Waiting for day 3 to come.

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Post by RealNC » Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:16 pm

End of day 3.

Coffee drinking is almost ruined. It's not the same without a smoke. Neither are movies. Neither is work. When I click the "Rebuild Project" button, I'm still leaning back in my chair sometimes, extending my hand towards the ashtray to grab the now non-existent pack of smokes, followed by the thought of "I ran out, need to go to the store."

Everything sucks.

Except video games. I haven't played so much Counter-Strike since ever. It keeps my mind off wanting to go grab a pack of cigarettes. I'm making it to Global Elite, y'all. Need to learn Russian though for better voice comms. "Cyka blyat rash bee no stoap."

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Post by pinback » Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:36 pm

Have you gone this long before, and if so, what's your max?
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Post by RealNC » Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:51 pm

pinback wrote:Have you gone this long before, and if so, what's your max?
First time.

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Post by Jizaboz » Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:55 pm

Good luck. Yeah, I can imagine the coffee and smoke thing being exactly like beer and smoke. For some reason I don't crave it at the same time as drinking black coffee.

Damn right on Counter Strike! Really any game that keeps your hands busy and doesn't allow for pausing much helps just not think about it.

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Post by Flack » Fri Jan 20, 2017 5:09 am

"Jack Flack always escapes." -Davey Osborne

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Post by RealNC » Fri Jan 20, 2017 5:18 am

I wonder what the percentage of this is compared to cell phones exploding on people's ears.

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Post by Jizaboz » Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:08 am

DAMN! Yeah I'm not gonna lie. The first time I turn mine on I always hold it away from me in paranoia ha

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Post by RealNC » Fri Jan 20, 2017 3:51 pm

End of day 4.

I stink. Of tobacco. I just noticed. My favorite coat smells of tobacco, so do many of my shirts. Nobody told me. Why the fuck didn't anyone tell me? I couldn't tell for myself, since my nose seems to have developed smell-canceling adaptive multiresolution filter banks.

That made me sound smart.

I'm burning through eJuice like a hooker through condoms. I ordered a 1.8 Ohm coil and a tighter tip to compensate. The sub-ohm, nuclear-power-plant-levels-of-wattage cloud chasing bullshit ends up costing me four times as much as tobacco. And it might cause the damn thing to explode in my face. And it makes me look like a douche.

The tank is sometimes leaking. Instead of smelling like a cigar factory in a forest fire, I now smell like I use Coca Cola syrup as aftershave.

Went shopping. I spent way too much time staring at the tobacco section.

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Post by Flack » Fri Jan 20, 2017 5:15 pm

Nobody told you because although they hate smoking, they like and/or love you, and didn't want to hurt your feelings. If you ever relapse and resume smoking, you don't need to tell those people because they'll smell it immediately. They will keep a straight face and pretend not to smell it, but they will, and it will make them sad.
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Post by Billy Mays » Fri Jan 20, 2017 5:41 pm

About that leaking, are you using a rebuildable atomizer in your tank (you have to change the cotton yourself) or is it a prebuild (you throw away the atomizer every few days and just put in a new one)?

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