EDIT: Was going to say you might see these dissapear of the shelves soon anyway as theres is a lot of debate currently about the lack of proper research into the health effects of them. Though it is 'just a water vapour' its heated and its got stuff in it as it has a taste (you can even buy Ciggarette brand flavours etc) and I know some major retailers are toying with getting rid.
Last edited by Robbie Red Hat; 16-08-12 at 10:19.
E-cigs contain the liquid that creates the vapour, the flavouring, and the nicotine - they are far better for your health than tobacco cigs.
I was smoking 40 a day and have tried patches, gum, lozenges, hypnosis, Zyban, & Champix and just couldn't stop. Got an e-cig and haven't had a fag for 3 weeks, and don't miss them.
It's all well and good for non smokers to sit there pontificating over smokers, but you just don't know what you're talking about unless you've actually been addicted to them and can understand first hand just how powerful a hold they have over you.
And conversely, my mind boggles why people get such a flap on because someone is doing something that LOOKS like smoking - it isn't smoking, so instead of trying to vilify people for doing something they don't like the look of, try thinking about why what someone else is doing is a problem to you, and why in this wonderfully PC world where we have to respect every tom, dick, and harry and their wacky views on life, that some people think it's okay to pick out smokers and refer to them as filthy chuckers, etc..
Do they still give you cancer?
E-cigs are one of the best inventions ever. Within 2 days my lungs felt clear, I don't wake up coughing every morning, and rather than spending £450 per month on fags (or rather £45 on fags and £405 on the tax)I'm filling up the cartridges with eliquid and spending well under £20 per month.
Plus, when you light up a fag you smoke the whole thing. With the e-cig you pick it up have a couple of toots then put it back down again.
So I'm using it less (ie taking less drags per day than when smoking) as well.
That does sound a bit ridiculous, but also intriguing at the same time...
What brand do you use mate? I keep meaning to get one and I was gonna go with nucig but they're pretty expensive.Originally Posted by DillyBavies
"My freaky dancin' is doing you in!"
"I don't want to be rude but I could not have gone to Derby. It was impossible"
Guy Moussi, July 2011.
Some of the flavoured liquids do make a pleasant, and refreshing, change, I've tried cherry, coffee and mint. Haven't seen the candyfloss one though!!!!!!
the Liberty Flights link looks alot posher than the ecig Ive got (mine's quite an early version, actually looks like a cig), but my Mum has one from there, and as you can see they don't look like cigs, so it should be fairly obvious to any steward that it's not a cig
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What brand are you on? I did some research a while back and it seemed like NuCig were the best. A lot of the other "cheap" brands had bad reviews.Originally Posted by forestzoe
I get my liquid from vape escape, you can get 5ml sample bottles for £2.49 each to find the flavours you like, then a 30ml bottle for £9.95 + p&p.
I'm using "deluxe" and "usa mix" (usa mix is supposed to be like Marlboro - doesn't taste much like it to me), have just ordered some other falvours to try out - virginia seems quite nice.
Excellent last paragraph.
My experince was that I thought it was amazing when I first got it but I dont use them anymore, due to a combination of them still being quite harsh, difficult to dose on, and not being able to use them still in most places where smoking is banned. I dont think any of us can start banging on about the health prospects of them yet though as they are currently being reviewed by all the medical outfits and under a lot of scrutiny. Are they more healthy than cigs? Probably. Are they not harmful at all? We dont know yet.
I use E-Cigs because I want to take up smoking gradually.
You're still taking nicotine which is a deadly poison albeit at small enough doses so that we wouldn't expect any harm.
Be very careful with the refills as even spilling it on your hand means you should seek medical attention as nicotine is unsuprisingly readily absorbed through the skin.
Don't let children anywhere near them or the refills it could be seriously bad news if they get hold of it.
Had to send a kid into A&E for biting/sucking on one the other day - didn't know if he'd managed to get at the liquid at all which would have been very bad or just sucked on it which to be fair could still have led to nicotine poisoning in a kid his age.
Otherwise thank you for steaming