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Sully
06-07-2009, 04:22 PM
I saw an ad for these "Blu Cigs" and was interested in trying them. Seems it would
A) make my lungs feel better.
B) Fill in the tactile habit of smoking
and
C) You can purchase 4 levels of nicotene, including nicotene free (so I could possibly work toward weaning off cigs.


Anyone got any insight?

DeezNutz
06-07-2009, 04:24 PM
Anyone got any insight?

Lots.

Name your subject.

Spicy McHaggis
06-07-2009, 04:25 PM
Someone started a thread on this a while back. Knowing this place I'm sure it was full of helpful information.

mikeyis4dcats.
06-07-2009, 06:33 PM
my brother has been using one for about 2 months. hasn't smoked a real cig since. He likes them a lot, but the battery life sucks.

Skip Towne
06-07-2009, 06:39 PM
I'd be interested in trying them. I smoke too much.

Spott
06-07-2009, 06:42 PM
Let me know when they make electronic weed.

Gonzo
06-07-2009, 06:46 PM
Let me know when they make electronic weed.
ROFL ROFL
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Skip Towne
06-07-2009, 06:49 PM
Let me know when they make electronic weed.

They probably can but they probably won't.

Pants
06-07-2009, 06:50 PM
Let me know when they make electronic weed.

http://www.marijuanavaporizer.com/vaporizer_review/vapor-cannon-vaporizer.jpg

mikey23545
06-07-2009, 07:16 PM
A friend of mine started using it about 2 months ago, and had been a heavy smoker for 40 years.

He hasn't touched a real cigarette the whole time, and says nothing else has come close in all his past attempts to quit. Loves that he feels like he is still smoking, and hopes to ween himself off the electronic one soon....

Sully
06-07-2009, 07:29 PM
It seems like a great idea. And ultimately cheaper.
Like I said, I bet my lungs would appreciate it, too.

damaticous
06-07-2009, 07:30 PM
I'm the one that started the thread 2-3 months ago.

My boss bought one and used it for a bit. he didn't like the battery life, but otherwise he did like it. Still smoked regular cigs too though.

I got interested in it when I saw his. I found a disposable one for $20 online. It lasted about 3 days or so. I liked it but I started becoming concerned about what was REALLY in the cigs. They aren't regulated and can put pretty much anything they want in the cartridges.

You can get a "starter pack" for around $125 or so online. If you are interested in it I would suggest getting a disposable one like I got. It'll give you an idea of what it is like, but keep in mind that the disposable ones don't work as well as the rechargeable ones.

Sully
06-07-2009, 07:33 PM
I saw the blu started pack for 60.

Dr. Facebook Fever
06-07-2009, 07:38 PM
These things would be awesome if they really can work. I've only heard a little about them. Do they give you an actual sensation of smoking or is it more about just replacing the physical aspect? I've been "trying" to quit for about 3 years.

StcChief
06-07-2009, 07:40 PM
Let me know when they make electronic weed.these guys know all about it...

http://www.maps.org/mmj/vaporizer.html

Sully
06-07-2009, 08:03 PM
These things would be awesome if they really can work. I've only heard a little about them. Do they give you an actual sensation of smoking or is it more about just replacing the physical aspect? I've been "trying" to quit for about 3 years.

It apparently vaporizes the nicotene.

damaticous
06-07-2009, 08:04 PM
These things would be awesome if they really can work. I've only heard a little about them. Do they give you an actual sensation of smoking or is it more about just replacing the physical aspect? I've been "trying" to quit for about 3 years.

it gives the same sensation as smoking regular cigs. The "smoke" is heavy on the lungs like a cig. The only real difference I felt and saw were that sometimes I had to perform a "primer puff". It's where you inhale just enough to get the atomizer hot to make the steam. Then take a regular puff.

Personally I don't think the ecigs would help someone quit smoking. I see it more as a replacement therapy. Just something different to get nicotine in your system.

listopencil
06-07-2009, 08:06 PM
A friend of mine at work is doing it. Been two weeks and he hasn't gone back yet. He's using the cigar model.

aturnis
06-07-2009, 08:08 PM
Can you smoke these where cigarettes are banned from being smoked in public? It says "smoke anywhere" and has a picture of a airplane. I'd assume you can, but the officials around Cedar Rapids, IA probably wouldn't be privy to that fact.

Dr. Facebook Fever
06-07-2009, 08:12 PM
it gives the same sensation as smoking regular cigs. The "smoke" is heavy on the lungs like a cig. The only real difference I felt and saw were that sometimes I had to perform a "primer puff". It's where you inhale just enough to get the atomizer hot to make the steam. Then take a regular puff.

Personally I don't think the ecigs would help someone quit smoking. I see it more as a replacement therapy. Just something different to get nicotine in your system.

Good info thanks.

whoman69
06-07-2009, 08:18 PM
My supervisor uses one as well as some other people in our building. They even allow him to "smoke" inside. He seems to like it real well, done good things for his lungs.

damaticous
06-08-2009, 05:57 PM
These things would be awesome if they really can work. I've only heard a little about them. Do they give you an actual sensation of smoking or is it more about just replacing the physical aspect? I've been "trying" to quit for about 3 years.

Yes. it gives the sensation of smoking.

Skip Towne
06-08-2009, 06:10 PM
What do they cost?

Ebolapox
06-08-2009, 06:13 PM
:spock:

damaticous
06-08-2009, 06:25 PM
As I stated before, I purchased a disposable ecig about $20. It was ok. Not great, but ok. It did give me the sensation of smoking and it lasted about 3 days (I'm about a pack a day of regular or "analog" cigs.

As I took my last drag of the ecig I decided that I wanted to wait until further studies came out before I went ahead and proceeded to use ecigs instead of analog cigs. When I saw this thread I thought I'd go ahead and see if any new studies or research has been done.

To my surprise a recent study (within the last month or so) was conducted by Dr. Murray Laugesen of "Health New Zealand". Yes the study was funded by the company that invented the ecig (Ruyan). But.....

You can find more info about the Dr. in the following link, but from my understanding is one of the worlds leading researcher on smoking.
http://www.healthnz.co.nz/aboutus.htm

His company did a study on Ruyan ecigs and found (1) "We would rate the Ruyan electronic cigarette two to three orders of magnitude safer (100 to 1000 times safer) than a tobacco cigarette. We say this because our testing of the Ruyan e-cigarette for nearly 60 major toxicants has not found any cigarette smoke toxicants in any but trace quantity so far. This is not surprising, as the operating temperature of the atomiser of an e-cigarette is 5 to 10% that of a burning tobacco cigarette, so the volatile cigarette smoke toxicants are not created."

It is only 1 company/Dr. that has a published study on ecigs, AND it WAS paid for by a ecig manufacture, but the data looks promising.

I'm not going to post the who text of the research but I will give more links for info to the research and other web resource that some of you may find interesting below.

Personally, I think they are a good thing. I went ahead and purchased my first ecig kit. I did some research and found a company and ecig that a lot of people have had good luck with.

Like I said before if you are interested in trying it you can purchase disposable ecigs to try. The disposable ones aren't that good, but they can give you a test of what it's all about.



References:
(1) http://www.ecigarettedirect.co.uk/interviews/murray-interview.html

Info on the research. Link at bottom of page for PDF
http://www.ecigarettedirect.co.uk/extra%20info/e-cigarette-safety.html

Interview with Dr. Murry Laugesen
http://www.ecigarettedirect.co.uk/interviews/murray-interview.html

Ecig info on health New Zealand's web site
http://www.healthnz.co.nz/coynews.htm

Ecig forums (GREAT info!)
http://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/forum/

Where I bought my ecig from. Good reviews on company and the M401 gets good reviews throughout the interwebs
http://www.litecigusa.com/

Some web sites that sell disposable cigs to try
http://safesmokes.net/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=6&products_id=21&zenid=d557aa92d2a7cb7dbbc425fdd053ca6a

Gamucci disposable ecig - The one I tried
http://ecigarettesnationwide.info/2009/05/19/disposable-e-cigarettes/

Video Review of disposable ecig
http://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/forum/dietsmokes/6346-parkeds-review-ruyan-jazz-disposable-e-cigarette.html

More disposable ecig
http://www.vaporguys.com/e-cigarette_kits/disposable_ecigarettes.html

Ebolapox
06-08-2009, 06:27 PM
As I stated before, I purchased a disposable ecig about $20. It was ok. Not great, but ok. It did give me the sensation of smoking and it lasted about 3 days (I'm about a pack a day of regular or "analog" cigs.

As I took my last drag of the ecig I decided that I wanted to wait until further studies came out before I went ahead and proceeded to use ecigs instead of analog cigs. When I saw this thread I thought I'd go ahead and see if any new studies or research has been done.

To my surprise a recent study (within the last month or so) was conducted by Dr. Murray Laugesen of "Health New Zealand". Yes the study was funded by the company that invented the ecig (Ruyan). But.....

You can find more info about the Dr. in the following link, but from my understanding is one of the worlds leading researcher on smoking.
http://www.healthnz.co.nz/aboutus.htm

His company did a study on Ruyan ecigs and found (1) "We would rate the Ruyan electronic cigarette two to three orders of magnitude safer (100 to 1000 times safer) than a tobacco cigarette. We say this because our testing of the Ruyan e-cigarette for nearly 60 major toxicants has not found any cigarette smoke toxicants in any but trace quantity so far. This is not surprising, as the operating temperature of the atomiser of an e-cigarette is 5 to 10% that of a burning tobacco cigarette, so the volatile cigarette smoke toxicants are not created."

It is only 1 company/Dr. that has a published study on ecigs, AND it WAS paid for by a ecig manufacture, but the data looks promising.

I'm not going to post the who text of the research but I will give more links for info to the research and other web resource that some of you may find interesting below.

Personally, I think they are a good thing. I went ahead and purchased my first ecig kit. I did some research and found a company and ecig that a lot of people have had good luck with.

Like I said before if you are interested in trying it you can purchase disposable ecigs to try. The disposable ones aren't that good, but they can give you a test of what it's all about.



References:
(1) http://www.ecigarettedirect.co.uk/interviews/murray-interview.html

Info on the research. Link at bottom of page for PDF
http://www.ecigarettedirect.co.uk/extra%20info/e-cigarette-safety.html

Interview with Dr. Murry Laugesen
http://www.ecigarettedirect.co.uk/interviews/murray-interview.html

Ecig info on health New Zealand's web site
http://www.healthnz.co.nz/coynews.htm

Ecig forums (GREAT info!)
http://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/forum/

Where I bought my ecig from. Good reviews on company and the M401 gets good reviews throughout the interwebs
http://www.litecigusa.com/

Some web sites that sell disposable cigs to try
http://safesmokes.net/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=6&products_id=21&zenid=d557aa92d2a7cb7dbbc425fdd053ca6a

Gamucci disposable ecig - The one I tried
http://ecigarettesnationwide.info/2009/05/19/disposable-e-cigarettes/

Video Review of disposable ecig
http://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/forum/dietsmokes/6346-parkeds-review-ruyan-jazz-disposable-e-cigarette.html

More disposable ecig
http://www.vaporguys.com/e-cigarette_kits/disposable_ecigarettes.html

heh, big tobacco buys another talking head scientist.

:p

Bugeater
06-08-2009, 09:59 PM
As I stated before, I purchased a disposable ecig about $20. It was ok. Not great, but ok. It did give me the sensation of smoking and it lasted about 3 days (I'm about a pack a day of regular or "analog" cigs.
$20 for 3 fucking days? That's more expensive than smoking real cigs.

bdeg
06-08-2009, 10:09 PM
$20 for 3 ****ing days? That's more expensive than smoking real cigs.
you missourians forget how lucky you have it

i know people who make road trips down there for the sole purpose of stocking up

unless you go to a tobacco outlet they can easily be 6.50+ here

ecig sounds cool, rep damaticous

Can you smoke these where cigarettes are banned from being smoked in public? It says "smoke anywhere" and has a picture of a airplane. I'd assume you can, but the officials around Cedar Rapids, IA probably wouldn't be privy to that fact.
i'd kill to be able to smoke in the bar again(although not as big an issue in the summer). i'll have to look into this

Bugeater
06-08-2009, 10:13 PM
you missourians forget how lucky you have it

Uhhh....








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bdeg
06-08-2009, 10:14 PM
ha. assumptions are not going well for me lately

kcfan+cigs must be cheap in his area=don't even bother to look at the location. yes, sometimes i am that lazy and presumptuous. one of those nights

ZootedGranny
06-08-2009, 10:24 PM
The biggest advantage of the electric cigarette (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w23O-RO_oY0&feature=channel_page)

damaticous
06-09-2009, 06:31 AM
$20 for 3 ****ing days? That's more expensive than smoking real cigs.

Keep in mind that price is for the disposable ecigs right now. If you purchase the refil liquid your looking about 5 bucks for what would equal a carton of normal cigs.

Nixhex
06-09-2009, 08:01 AM
I bought one recently and love it. I did a lot of research and feel safe buying from the below website. Check it out.

http://www.totallywicked-eliquid.com"]http://www.totallywicked-eliquid.com

Fire Me Boy!
06-09-2009, 08:06 AM
They're not really for quitting. They're really more geared toward allowing people to "smoke" whenever and wherever they like.