Smoking on the road
Replies: 14 - Last Post: Jan 22, 2012 7:47 PM Last Post By: bluesdude777
Dec 21, 2011 7:40 AM
Smoking on the roadUnfortunately, I'm a smoker and when I travel, there's so many bans on smoking and I find it hard to go for hours without smoking on public transportation. Also, when I travel in cars with others that can't stand 2nd-hand smoke, I'm stuck for hours at a time or constantly have to ask them to make stops so I can get my nicotine fix. So a friend told me about using an electronic cigarette to solve my travel problems…anyone heard of them? I've seen them at the mall, but they're crazy expensive!...like $150+ for a kit. Since I'm kinda hesitant on spending that much on something I'm not sure about, I did some research on the web and found them for much cheaper than the malls. I saw this one website, districtecig.com that has a kit for as low as $35, but before I purchase it, I wonder if anyone knows more about them or where to get a good one for a good price, but no cheap stuff though. But then again, for $35, it’s probably worth giving it a try, right? I’m looking to get one right away for upcoming trips!
Dec 21, 2011 11:44 AM
Dec 21, 2011 12:28 PM
Thanks for the reply! Yes, I tried the patch, but it gave me the jitters. Chewing gum is not bad though, but I'd miss the whole action of the puff. With the electronic cigarette, it's supposed to still get you the nicotine, but just not the tar or any of that harmful stuff in cigarettes...so, it's much safer and healthier alternative. I figure I give it a try :)
Dec 22, 2011 1:12 AM
3Trouble with the patches and gum etc., they're still pumping nicotine into your blood stream - so you're never gonna kick the habiш, as I have (and very happy to have done so - too).
The way forward is 'De-tox' capsules and a bit of willpower.
They're available in every health supplement drug store and work brilliantly. The main work they do is to clear the body out of the nicotine within two weeks or thereabouts - and supplement it with the goodness of herbal cleansers. They aren't cheap - but a lot less expensive than a few packs a ciggys.
I was on 20-30 a day (roll-ups with a filter) and never thought I could kick it.
All gone now ! !
Dec 22, 2011 2:52 AM
Dec 23, 2011 6:15 PM
5OMG, I’m so glad there’s somebody else out there with the same issue I’m having! A friend of mine has been trying to get me to get one and he’s using an eCig from some company called Blu. I was going to get one, but I’m glad I held off because I just checked out the website you mentioned, DistricteCig.com and they have the same kits that Blu has, but more! Plus, it looks like DistrictEcig.com is having a holiday special where they’re throwing in an extra free pack of refills. I think I’m gonna get that $35 kit just to try it…I agree with you…for that price and 30-day back guaruntee, it’s definitely worth tryinig. I’m glad I logged onto this forum today…this forum site is great! Thanks for mentioning that website, Savvy Michele! Hell, I might even get one for my girlfriend for Christmas :)
Dec 24, 2011 2:27 AM
Dec 27, 2011 6:59 AM
7Hey Justin, Thanks for the warning. So I took your advice and read some other forums about eCigs and the only thing I found banning eCig was certain airlines (not all) bc they don’t want those that are ignorant of the new technology to freak out, so those certain airlines would tell you to just go in the bathroom to use it….some of those flight attendants say they “vapor” in the bathrooms too. It helps them get through the long flights. I was vaping on my eCig at Bonefish Grill restaurant over the weekend and nobody gave me a hard time or anything…maybe bc Districtecig.com has a blue light tip, so ppl know it’s not a real cigarette or something. Anyways, I asked the waitress if it was ok and she said, yeah, she actually saw someone else using an eCig earlier in the day. What’s funny is that my Grandpa, an ex-smoker tried a few puffs at the restaurant and thought it was very interesting….I must say, it’s funny seeing an 87-yr old man puff on it…LOL. But he’s always staying abreast of technology.
Did you end up ordering one?...did you decide to go with Districtecig.com or with that Blu company you mentioned? After I made my initial post last week, I ended up ordering that day and thank God it actually came in time for my road trip. Good thing too because it was about an 8-hour trip! And yup, the eCig did the job and satisfied my cigarette cravings. Plus, my Mom was happy that I didn’t stink like smoke when I showed up at her house. Let me know if you got one and if so, what kit did you get and if you like it….glad I was able to help. Thank God for the internet and this forum, huh? :)
Dec 27, 2011 3:31 PM
8#7, yeah they may not be banned quite as much as cigarettes. Pretty certain they are banned in all states of Australia though.
I'd think if you ask and they don't give off the smell and smoke of real cigarettes, you'd be fine. the reason smoking is being slowly banned in places, is because a some smokers are just plain inconsiderate of others. Plus its easy to deal with the problem by banning it.
Dec 29, 2011 7:36 AM
9#8, Yeah, I agree Justin. Being a smoker, I still don't like 2nd-hand smoke...weird, right?
Well, I've been happy with the convenience of the eCig and how I can smoke it anywhere and not have to go outside in the cold or have to deal with ashes and nastiness. Anyways, I'm still smoking real cigarettes since I got the eCig; however, I have smoked less real cigarettes though. Hmm, maybe this thing might help me kick that nasty habit after all....within time, maybe?
For now, I'm enjoying the apple flavor that I picked. Districtecig.com (where I got mine from) had a free flavor pick with their kits. For those that have used an eCig, do you have any flavors you'd recommend or other sites for more flavors?
Jan 8, 2012 7:01 PM
10For anyone not yet bought an egig, but is interested, they definitely work. I actually prefer them to smoking real cigs, I've not smoked a cig in 4 1/2 months now.
Some are rubbish though and even the good ones can take a bit of effort to work them properly and maintain them for reliable use, no more effort than emptying ashtrays though.
In the USA and the UK and I think some other countries, there is a company online called totallywicked.com and they sell a comprehensive range of quality ecigs. Libertyflights is another, at least here in the uk.
Ones I would recommend are the Tornado T ecigs from Totally wicked or the Ego T from liberty flights, essentially the same product, just a different retailer. A major improvement upon the standard Tornado T is to use the batteries with Dual Coil Mega Cartomisers. They create the vapor of a steam train and are very satisfying for quelling the cravings and desires (well smoking desires at least) of any smoker. If opting for this set up, I'd recommend buying the 510 or Tornado batteries, at least one charger and some of the Dual Coil Cartos, it works out cheaper that way and you'll cut down on experimetation.
I'm planning on a year's travel starting at the end of March and just looking into how easy its going to be to vape whilst abroad.
Hey SavvyMichele, Totally wicked sell a massive selection of flavoured ejuice or kits for making your own. So many flavours that it includes Roast beef and smokey bacon! I cant even consider trying such flavours but ones I can recommend are Banana/menthol mix and cherry/menthol mix, and another, believe it or not is Absynthe flavour, delicious, just like drinking black Sambuka but without the swallowing!
Hope that helps
Jan 15, 2012 2:55 PM
11I'm with Justin23: a couple of weeks ago the bus driver in the city where I live (in Australia) threatened to throw an old guy off the bus for just holding an unlit cigarette between his lips. The old guy said he had no intention of smoking it, it just made him feel better however the driver said it would get him into trouble as people passing by might think he was allowing someone to smoke on the bus as well it was not an appropriate sight for children.
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