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    • Trollydolly
    • By Trollydolly 25th Oct 08, 5:40 PM
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    Electronic Cigarette
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    • 25th Oct 08, 5:40 PM
    Electronic Cigarette 25th Oct 08 at 5:40 PM
    Just wondered if anyone had tried one of these or has any ideas the best one to get value for money wise.

    Please dont tell me to just give up I dont want to. Im just after opinions on the actual device.

    A review of which is here.....

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-566351/The-electric-cigarette-gives-nicotine-hit-gets-round-smoking-ban.html

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    • Skint_Catt
    • By Skint_Catt 25th Oct 08, 6:36 PM
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    I haven't tried it I'm afraid, but both my cousin and my uncle were 'smoking' these at the weekend. My uncle seems to be bearing with it but my cousin can't stand them - he says the taste is awful and its no substitute at all for a ciggie, and is just cutting down on the real things week by week. Sorry.
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    • 25th Oct 08, 6:40 PM
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    • 25th Oct 08, 6:40 PM
    I Have Seen These I Think In Firebox But They Are Quite Expensive,i Would Be Interested To Find Out More About Them & Are They Any Good
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    • allydowd
    • By allydowd 25th Oct 08, 7:18 PM
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    You should be aware that some of these gadgets contain no tobacco but that it isn't clear what some of them DO contain. Most though contain: water, propylene glycol, nicotine, a scent that emulates a tobacco flavour and a membrane to suspend the ingredients. The nicotine can still be harmful.

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  • foxxymynx
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    • 25th Oct 08, 7:25 PM
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    • 25th Oct 08, 7:25 PM
    I don't understand smoking so certainly don't understand why anyone would want those though granted it doesn't have all the harmful chemicals found in cigarettes so safer for your health.

    If you wanna burn money and create an awful smell along with damaging your health, that's your call but personally I'll never understand it. Waste of money and longest ever suicide IMO.
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    • Skint_Catt
    • By Skint_Catt 25th Oct 08, 7:42 PM
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    • 25th Oct 08, 7:42 PM
    Thanks for your helpful posy foxxymynx! :rolleyes:
    • tomstickland
    • By tomstickland 25th Oct 08, 7:47 PM
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    Looks like a total joke to me.
    Happy chappy
  • jancee
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    • 25th Oct 08, 8:02 PM
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    • 25th Oct 08, 8:02 PM
    I don't understand smoking so certainly don't understand why anyone would want those though granted it doesn't have all the harmful chemicals found in cigarettes so safer for your health.

    If you wanna burn money and create an awful smell along with damaging your health, that's your call but personally I'll never understand it. Waste of money and longest ever suicide IMO.
    Originally posted by foxxymynx
    :rolleyes:

    And this was relevant to the thread how exactly? You're entitled to your opinion of course but it does seem sometimes that one only has to mention the evil word 'smoking' to get non-smokers up on their soapboxes.

    To the OP - I'd heard of these and would be interested to hear of others' experiences too.

    Another snippet you might be interested in -

    http://www.thepublican.com/story.asp?sectioncode=16&storycode=60070&c=2
    • ManAtHome
    • By ManAtHome 25th Oct 08, 9:25 PM
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    • 25th Oct 08, 9:25 PM
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    • 25th Oct 08, 9:25 PM
    The zealot anti's would probably turn up on a "what's the best way to smoke kippers" thread...

    TrollyDolly - have you tried the (non-electronic) Nicorette pipes?
    • Trollydolly
    • By Trollydolly 25th Oct 08, 9:41 PM
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    Hi there
    Well I thought it would prob get that kind of reaction. Soooooooo predictable!
    Thanks all for your useful advice.
    Jancee Ha ha that doesnt surprise me a bit!!! Thanks
    Man at Home, ive not tried the nicorette pipes, ill go and google them now. Thank you.
    Still think this is a good idea though, look forward to ON TOPIC replies. Thank you

    • tomstickland
    • By tomstickland 25th Oct 08, 10:02 PM
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    I'm not a zealot, but certainly don't enjoy smokers polluting my oxygen supply. This electronic cigarette looks a bit, well, naff to me. I can understand why someone might be interested to see if it works. If I was a smoker then I'd probably be happier sticking with the devil that I did know rather than a new one.
    Happy chappy
  • j-baby-scotland
    I'm not a zealot, but certainly don't enjoy smokers polluting my oxygen supply. This electronic cigarette looks a bit, well, naff to me. I can understand why someone might be interested to see if it works. If I was a smoker then I'd probably be happier sticking with the devil that I did know rather than a new one.
    Originally posted by tomstickland

    Electronic ciggie beats hands down the health destroying real thing.

    Though, you have the right psychology about smokers sticking with what they know.... but if only to avoid being considered naff it ain't worth it.

    Seems alien to most smokers, but a lot in later life end up dragging an oxygen supply around as their brain slowly dies by small strokes (oxygen deprivation).

    If the cancer don't strike first, before the COPD.

    Personally, I chew for ...... (insert what you want) on gum.

    Only 90% lung cancer is due to smoking.
  • krad
    The e cigarette is probably better than gum or patches, the reason being that many of the people I know who are trying to quit smoking and are using patches need something in their mouth as well, such as a straw.

    I do know one guy who uses one of them, but he's not trying to quit, just to smoke less. :P

    The Daily Mail has an article about it, but I think it can only be used as a quit smoking aid, since if you're not trying to quit it's just not going to taste like the "real thing"...
    • lewt
    • By lewt 13th Nov 08, 8:02 PM
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    http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.15922

    they have them here and some reviews
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    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 13th Nov 08, 8:30 PM
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    I don't understand smoking so certainly don't understand why anyone would want those though granted it doesn't have all the harmful chemicals found in cigarettes so safer for your health.

    If you wanna burn money and create an awful smell along with damaging your health, that's your call but personally I'll never understand it. Waste of money and longest ever suicide IMO.
    Originally posted by foxxymynx
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    • red
    • By red 14th Nov 08, 12:50 PM
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    i am pretty sure that if anyone really wants to give up they will and being forced to do so just leads to resentment. this electronic alternative may not be the best thing for your health, but it certainly seems better than a traditional cigarette and may be a step towards helping someone choose to take control and decide to give up at some point (if indeed at all).
    • JoolzS
    • By JoolzS 11th Dec 08, 9:40 PM
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    I ordered one on ebay a few days ago and it arrived this afternoon. I chose the Super Electronic Cigarette for no real good reason - just the price of it and the extra cartridges. I'm quite a heavy smoker, getting through around 100g of rolling tobacco a week. My electronic cig arrived at around 2 p.m. this afternoon and up to now, at around 10.30 p.m., I have smoked a grand total of 1 roll-ups. I'm very happy so far with the electronic and don't see any reason that this won't continue. I've worked out that if I used three cartridges per day (which is possible, but it seems more likely I'll only use two) - it'll cost me a total of 1.05 per day, plus the initial outlay for the cigarette, batteries, charger, etc. I spent a total of around 65.00 for my first order which included 100 cartridges. I could have spent just 60.00 but I wanted to try the different flavoured cartridges. Even if I had to spend that much every time (which I won't because the catridges alone are so much cheaper) it would still only be 1.95 per day at most.

    I didn't buy it to try to quit, but as a replacement for the rollies. I had begun to hate the affect they were having on my health but am not ready to quit just yet. The fact that the electronic cigs have cartridges that come in four strengths of nicotine - high, medium, low and none - may mean that I do use it to quit at some point in the future, but I'm not worrying about that right now.

    The cigarette itself is quite large - the one I've bought is around 10cm long as is a little thicker than a real cig. However, I used to smoke superkings before I changed to rollies so I don't find it too strange. I also used a holder with a filter with the rollies so I'm still used to a long cig. There are smaller versions out there though.

    HTH

    Julie
    • Any
    • By Any 12th Dec 08, 2:15 PM
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    Julie,
    does the cartridge last as long as normal cigarette? or how does it work? When you smoke normal cigarette, it runs out and you don't light up another until you want one... But like in case of my husband if he doesn't run out he is able to smoke until it will!
    • Any
    • By Any 12th Dec 08, 2:19 PM
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    Any
    I don't understand smoking so certainly don't understand why anyone would want those though granted it doesn't have all the harmful chemicals found in cigarettes so safer for your health.

    If you wanna burn money and create an awful smell along with damaging your health, that's your call but personally I'll never understand it. Waste of money and longest ever suicide IMO.
    Originally posted by foxxymynx
    Yeah, I know... Chocolate is not good for you (most of NHS's money si actually used by FAT people), cars with strong engines (they say that they destroy our planet), too much sex apparently can be bad for you....I can continue...
    I think every person have their own, so why keep repeating and attacking just smokers I don't understand...
    I hope you walk to work OP. Otherwise this post of yours would be just hypocracy...
    • JoolzS
    • By JoolzS 12th Dec 08, 2:43 PM
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    Julie,
    does the cartridge last as long as normal cigarette? or how does it work? When you smoke normal cigarette, it runs out and you don't light up another until you want one... But like in case of my husband if he doesn't run out he is able to smoke until it will!
    Originally posted by Any
    Each cartridge lasts for the equivalent of something like 7 to 10 cigs for the model I have bought. For some of the other models they claim the cartridges are the equivalent of about 20 cigs. I am finding that I do have to consciously put the electronic cig down and not keep puffing on it, but as it's only been a couple of days, I'm not worrying about that yet. One thing I have found is that it is virtually impossible to let it just dangle from my lips as it's far too heavy, so as soon as I need to do anything with my hands I have to put it down. The nice thing is that it can be put down anywhere, not just in an ashtray.

    It might be worth you sticking "electronic cigarette" into google and reading a few of the links. I'd never heard of the things until Monday when I read a vague reference to them on another forum. Sounded intriguing so I went and did some reading, and after a couple of hours research I was sold on the idea so I ordered on ebay. There are also some videos of them in use on youtube.

    Julie
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