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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself & Tell Your Vaping Voyage' started by Radnor Ranch, Jan 7, 2019.

  1. Radnor Ranch

    Radnor Ranch New Member

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    Thought I'd quit lurking and finally introduce myself. I never smoked cigarettes but I smoked a pipe for almost 20 years, inspired by a roommate. I was mainly drawn to the pipes themselves. I loved the beautifully carved bowls and fancy stems, never really got into the taste that much, because it wasn't great. I finally got fed up with the hassle (spilling ashes, cleaning the pipe with salt and whisky), plus I read an article that said pipes had a high risk of mouth cancers. So I switched to cigarillos but decided I was smoking them too much, so in 2017 I got myself an e-pipe. But it was really expensive ($170) and leaked a lot and it was too heavy to hold between my teeth like an analog pipe. Back to cigarillos.

    Then last summer I got an email from VaporFi. They had a sale on mods, so I bought one. And I was hooked! I thought having to push a fire button would be annoying but it isn't. Since then I've progressed to better mods. Mods satisfy the gear-collecting urge that pipes used to, plus I love electronic gadgets. Another plus is I went on a low-carb diet last month and vaping satisfies my sweet tooth so I've been able to lose 9 pounds.

    Thanks to this board I've learned a lot about battery safety and I've changed some battery habits. I'm looking forward to learning a lot more!
     
  2. JuicyLucy

    JuicyLucy My name is Lucy and I am a squonkaholic Staff Member Senior Moderator VU Donator Diamond Contributor Member For 2 Years VU Challenge Team ECF Refugee

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    Glad you joined :wave:

    And welcome to the club
     
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    f1r3b1rd Rolling Thunder Staff Member Senior Moderator VU Donator Diamond Contributor Member For 3 Years VU Challenge Team

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    Welcome! Congrats on finding vaping!
     
  4. MrMeowgi

    MrMeowgi The Vapin' Drummer Staff Member Senior Moderator VU Donator Platinum Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    Hey welcome to the Vu. I used to enjoy a pipe for a little while some years back. A friend of mine brother brought me a hand carved stone pipe from Turkey. Was a guy with a huge beard. Solid white with a rose stem. Gave it back to him when I quit smoking.
     
  5. Radnor Ranch

    Radnor Ranch New Member

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    Thanks, gals/guys! A question...is it normal to get a nicotine buzz in the morning? I guess it's nicotine. My morning routine is to sit on the edge of the tub vaping and look at my phone while I wait for the shower to get hot (old house, long way to the hot water tank). When I do, I get a head rush. This doesn't usually happen at other times of the day.
     
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    jwill The Great King of Nothing VU Vendor VU Donator Gold Contributor VU Challenge Team Reddit Exile

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    Welcome to VU and to the rabbit hole. Look forward to interacting.
     
  7. inspects

    inspects Squonkamaniac Staff Member Senior Moderator VU Donator Diamond Contributor Member For 4 Years

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    Welcome aboard......:vino:
     
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    Just Lil Clouds Gold Contributor

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    SpectoVia Silver Contributor Member For 1 Year

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    Smoked a pipe for 20 years and DIDN'T get an Elitar?
    das fuq?

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    Just derpin' my friend
    Good on ya and welcome to The VU
     
  10. SpectoVia

    SpectoVia Silver Contributor Member For 1 Year

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    What kind of eliquid are you using? pg/vg or nic salts and at what nicotine level?
    I'm not hip to any discussion about a difference in the effects between morning vape and night vape.
    I'm sure there is a vape physiologist out here somewhere that can enlighten us.
    It would be interesting to get some feedback about the transition from former pipe smokers to vaping as opposed to the usual cig smoker who switches to vaping. I would think the muscle memory part would be vastly different.

    Oh.....and just a short PSA.....

    Bathtub + head rush = 54C9D342-8C33-4084-98F5-9601722D7784.jpeg + BE51DC26-8518-437C-BC86-F645E77ED3D3.jpeg
     
  11. DonBaldy

    DonBaldy Silver Contributor Member For 2 Years

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    Welcome to VU. Jump right in.
     
  12. Radnor Ranch

    Radnor Ranch New Member

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    Those are awesome! How did I miss those?

    Anyway, I've been using 3 mg if I can find my flavors in it or 6 mg otherwise. Since I never smoked cigs I assume I never absorbed nicotine like a cig smoker and maybe that's why I get the head rush sometimes?
     
  13. Vape Fan

    Vape Fan More like I am now, than I was before VU Donator Gold Contributor Member For 1 Year

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    Could go with lower nic first thing in the am. Have an am setup. I use the same mg all the time but first thing in the mornings I might turn it down a little or take smaller hits till I'm more awake or active.

    Welcome to the Underground :vino:
     
  14. SnapDragon NY

    SnapDragon NY Platinum Contributor Member For 2 Years

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    Hi and Welcome-
    I am glad you signed on!

    :wave:
     
  15. KingPin!

    KingPin! In my defence, I was left unsupervised ^^ Staff Member Senior Moderator VU Donator Platinum Contributor Member For 2 Years VU Challenge Team Reviewer

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    Welcome aboard :cheers:
     

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