Electronic Cigarettes / Vaping Supplies?
Vapemeister

Lexington, KY

#21 Jun 12, 2011
musthaf herod apyur pupur wrote:
any smoke shops in the fayette area sell any of this stuff. i bought one of the cheap bulldog e-cigs and managed to quit smoking analogs. i just want some diiferent flavors and options on what to use.
I'm not aware of any shops in Lexington/Fayette that sell PV's or e-Liquid, but there are some excellent online sources.

For a PV/e-Cig, I think I've finally settled on a system that's become my go-to, and it's extremely easy to use and available from several vendors. The two most popular versions now are the Bloog Maxx Fusion ( www.bloogplanet.com ) and Smokeless Image Volt ( www.smokelessimage.com ). I think you'll find the Volt version is a little cheaper and has lower shipping, but it's essentially the same stuff. Over the next week or so, Smokeless Image is adding a bunch of new pre-filled cartomizers, so it's fairly easy to just get filled cartos and go if you want. Blank cartos are also available if you want to fill your own.

As for e-liquids/juices, I order from all over but there are two great places to start: MadVapes ( www.madvapes.com ) and DFW Vapor ( www.dfwvapor.com ). I've gotten some great flavors from both. Mad Vapes tends to be less expensive, and their shipping is reasonable.

If you're looking for prefilled cartomizers for your Bulldog... I haven't used one of those, can't tell from their web site whether they are a standard format or not... and I'd not recommend buying more of their cartos -$12.00 for two cartos is outrageous!

I seriously recommend replacing it with the Volt or Bloog systems noted above. I'll put it like this: Since I got mine, all that other stuff I listed is pretty much either gathering dust or being used with an adapter to power my Bloog/Volt cartos. They're that good.

Whatever you do, keep asking questions and looking for info and don't go back to cigarettes! Good luck!
bobby

Newark, OH

#22 Jun 12, 2011
Vapemeister wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, but unfortunately most of those are not what one would call "serious" e-cigs or supplies. The world of personal vaporizers is MUCH larger than that.:) I suppose the kits one finds there aren't necessarily a bad introduction to e-cigs but I'm looking more for someplace that carries the hardware and consumables -- atomizers, cartomizers, drip tips, batteries, PCCS, packing/wicking material, etc.-- and preferably a variety of flavors of good e-liquid/smoke juice.
The ones I have seen does carry all that and the refillable cartridges I purchased one is how I know. If u smoke full flavor u might want what that consider lights. Much better than the strongest ones they have. Just throwing that out there
bobby

Newark, OH

#23 Jun 12, 2011
nike wrote:
<quoted text>Oh...ok I didn't know bc the commercials say that it contains no nicotine or harmful chemicals
Nicotine isn't harmful. It's all the other chemicals that make ciggs killers. That's why nicotjne cartridges r a good way to try to quit at least the harmful part of smoking
Vapemeister

Lexington, KY

#24 Jun 12, 2011
bobby wrote:
<quoted text>
Nicotine isn't harmful. It's all the other chemicals that make ciggs killers. That's why nicotjne cartridges r a good way to try to quit at least the harmful part of smoking
I have to clarify this, or we risk being as guilty as other people and organizations are about skewing the truth (which I'm sure was not your intention, but [I]someone[/I] out there will take it that way).

While it is true that nicotine is certainly one of the least harmful chemicals in cigarettes, nicotine [I]can[/I] be harmful, in sufficiently large doses.

The fact is that ounce for ounce it is as poisonous as arsenic and can be lethal [I]in very large doses[/I]. We're talking 40-60mg of pure nicotine in an adult; by comparison, the average cigarette and normal use of PV devices yields an approximately 1mg dose. In such low doses, nicotine does [I]not[/I] act as a poison. Instead it acts as both a stimulant and a relaxant. Of course, after prolonged and repeated exposure it can become addictive to most people, so that must be considered as well.

Nicotine can even be used as a natural/organic pesticide. However, that is at concentrations of around 40% by volume, whereas the e-liquid used by PV's to make the vapor that is inhaled to deliver nicotine is, at most, only 3.6%. Direct ingestion of an average-sized bottle of e-liquid (about 10ml of fluid) would likely make one nauseous but would hardly be lethal.

Even so... It is unfortunately all too easy for the less-informed to hear the word "poison" and go off on a tirade that if something is ever a poison, it's always a poison. This is simply not true; it's all about the [I]dose[/I].

For example, there is a chemical present in practically every home and workplace that, when ingested orally in doses of about 64 ounces a day is perfectly harmless and is, in fact, considered healthy by many.

Yet if that same chemical is inhaled directly into the lungs it can cause death in minutes... even if ingested orally in sufficient quantities over a short time, it can cause body cells to swell, increases intercranial pressure, causes headaches and changes in mood and personality; causes confusion, difficulty breathing, cramping, nausea and vomiting; and can cause extremely low pulse rate and even death.

That chemical is WATER. Look up "water toxicity" if you don't believe me.

The point is, it is incorrect to say that nicotine is not or cannot be harmful. However, like anything else, all of the available information must be taken into account to get a clear picture of when, how or even if a chemical is harmful and in what situations.
Dude

Lexington, KY

#25 Sep 19, 2011
nike wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh...ok I didn't know bc the commercials say that it contains no nicotine or harmful chemicals
The adds say no TAR or harmful chemicals. only nicotine.
Dude

Lexington, KY

#26 Sep 19, 2011
I saw some juice at Marathon on the corner of Nicholasville and Tiverton last weekend. Didn't buy any so i know nothing of the quality. Not sure what brand it is. I was in a hurry, but I may go back to get another look. I doubt it's the good sfuff but who knows.
Brianna

Lewis Center, OH

#27 Sep 19, 2011
Hey just wanted to let you guys know I bought mine from a supplier in Richmond. Not that vapor stix place either. They have crappy products. This other company is based in Richmond, but appears to only sell online. I bought an ego T from them for 57.95, but I just checked their site and they are running a sale right now. Free shipping too. http://www.exoticecigs.com

So far, no problems with their products or service.
Vapemeister

Lexington, KY

#28 Sep 19, 2011
I haven't found any local sources, though I hear there's a shop in Richmond.

Since starting this thread the system I've found that probably the best for most folks who aren't making vaping a hard-core hobby is the Smokeless Image Volt (google 'em). It's a very robust system with good batteries, great cartomizers and pretty good pre-filled flavors that you can buy in 10ml and 30ml bottles as well. WAAAAAAY better than Bulldog!

There are LOTS of other options out there that I can speak to, but honestly I've pointed about five others to SI Volt and all but one has converted from smoking (one of 'em just really wasn't interested in quitting smoking).

If you ever feel like moving on to higher volt/variable volt/variable power units, check out e-Cigarette Forum. And plan to spend some time readying, because there are LOTS of opinions out there. Personally, my "advanced" PV is an Evolv Darwin variable power unit, but it is fairly expensive and the aesthetics are unique; it's not for everyone.

Check out Smokeless Image first, and let me know if you have any questions!
wowsers

Hilliard, OH

#29 Sep 19, 2011
there are so many of us smoking these, why doesn't someone open a shop here in town?
the houps

Mount Washington, KY

#30 Sep 30, 2011
Vapemeister wrote:
Recently I switched from smoking 1.5 packs a day to electronic cigarettes or "vaping". Two weeks now without "analog" cigarettes and I'm loving it!

So far everything has been purchased online, but I'd like to support local businesses if possible.

So, does anyone know of any serious e-cigarette / vaping businesses in Lexington?
Smokeshop on new circle by pda
Med Prof

Richmond, KY

#31 Oct 1, 2011
Trogdor_the_Burninator wrote:
Hey man, fellow vapor here. The only place local I've found is Vapor Stix in Richmond. The have kits, box mods, Attys and Cartos, and fluid, etc. They are kind of small, but hopefully as vaping becomes more mainstream, they'll get bigger, and maybe branch out toward Lex.

I purchased some things from them, but still mostly order online as I have my preferences for things that they don't carry.

Hope this helps.
How expensive is all these things if you are wanting to try?
Med Prof

Richmond, KY

#32 Oct 1, 2011
Vapemeister wrote:
That's kind of my story -- smoker for over 25 years with multiple attempts to quit including patches, gum and drugs. Vaping/e-cig is the first thing I've done that provides the nicotine and 90% of the rest of the habit - the "smoke", feel in the throat (known as throat hit), oral fixation, etc. So, it doesn't feel so much like I've given something up. It's been two weeks now and my wife has already noted that I don't stink anymore and am apparently breathing easier while sleeping. That's made the whole learning curve worth it to me.

So far what's been said is accurate. The vapor liquid (primarily known as e-liquid, a.k.a. "smoke juice") is Propylene Glycol (PG) and/or Vegetable Glycerin (VG) which, when heated by an atomizer, produces water vapor and small amounts of alcohol sugars (which is why almost all flavors have a slightly sweet note to them). E-liquids also usually contain various alcohol-based flavoring (everything from apple to cinnamon buns to Kahlua) and levels of nicotine from 48mg/ml (usually for "cutting" to lower levels with unflavored PG/VG) down to 0mg/ml. If you're really serious then 0mg/ml is the goal, after which you can quit altogether... or not.

In fact, there is a significant sub-set of vapers who do it just for the flavors and use 0mg only, as an appetite aid. There's not as much need to scarf down a Banana Moon Pie when you can vape the same flavor with no calories! And yes, there is a Banana Moon Pie flavor out there and it's WONDERFUL. I even have a bacon liquid (mine still has nic) that's dead-on to crisp-cooked bacon. It's amazing.

The numbers vary depending on the source, but with real cigarettes (called "analogs" in the vaping world) there are at least 3,000 to 4,000 chemicals in the smoke, many of which are dangerous and almost all of which are still present (in lower concentrations) in second-hand smoke. By contrast, PG/VG vapor is water, sugar, flavors and nicotine going in and water with only trace amounts of flavor and nicotine going out. It's basically the same stuff everyone breathes at bars and concert venues that use fog machines, and to the best of my knowledge no one has tried to ban fog machines.

One of the best parts for me is that vaping is perfectly within my work place policies for use at work, since it is not smoking. Out of habit I usually step outside anyway, but if it's cold or raining or under a deadline and need to keep working, I can vape away at the desk. The only thing anyone has said about it is to ask who's got the cinnamon rolls.:)
I want to purchase for my daughter! Where do I start?
ecig

Mount Washington, KY

#33 Oct 1, 2011
Vapemeister wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, but unfortunately most of those are not what one would call "serious" e-cigs or supplies. The world of personal vaporizers is MUCH larger than that.:) I suppose the kits one finds there aren't necessarily a bad introduction to e-cigs but I'm looking more for someplace that carries the hardware and consumables -- atomizers, cartomizers, drip tips, batteries, PCCS, packing/wicking material, etc.-- and preferably a variety of flavors of good e-liquid/smoke juice.
Smokeshop Lexington, new circle rd by the p.d.q
Vapemeister

Lexington, KY

#34 Oct 1, 2011
Med Prof wrote:
<quoted text>How expensive is all these things if you are wanting to try?... I want to purchase for my daughter! Where do I start?
Online, a basic starter kit from Smokeless Image, Bloog or Elite Vaporworks (all are about the same) is about $30. Not a good kit for long-term use, but if you want to "try it" before investing more it's a good choice. Larger starter kits start around $65 to $100 when you know you're going to make the switch.
Just Google any of those brands I mentioned to find their web sites.
I cannot speak for this store near PDQ, I haven't been there yet but I do plan to stop by to see what they have, if it's any good and how much they charge for it.

Since: Oct 10

Bellevue, KY

#35 Oct 1, 2011
Med Prof wrote:
<quoted text>How expensive is all these things if you are wanting to try?
DFWvapor has a prebate kit. Genuine Joye ego-t for $32.00. Heck of a deal!

DFW Vapor just took $50 off my EGO-T Kit. You can get the same deal. Click here: http://bit.ly/pP1tv0

Hope this helps.
hmmm

United States

#36 Oct 3, 2011
Trogdor_the_Burninator wrote:
<quoted text>
DFWvapor has a prebate kit. Genuine Joye ego-t for $32.00. Heck of a deal!
DFW Vapor just took $50 off my EGO-T Kit. You can get the same deal. Click here: http://bit.ly/pP1tv0
Hope this helps.
www.exoticecigs.com
here

United States

#37 Oct 3, 2011
Here's where I got mine http://www.exoticecigs.com
Vapemeister

Lexington, KY

#38 Oct 3, 2011
I've ordered from DFWVapor before and while the eGo-T isn't my favorite kit some folks love it. DFW has always treated me right.

Full disclosure, I know that DFW has recently taken some hits due to poor customer service (which I never experienced) but they seem to be taking public steps to resolve the issues. So I'd still recommend them.

As for the posts by "hmmm" and "here" ... despite using two different names with the same "Milan, MI" location tag, you post information to the exact same web site at almost the same time. Sorry, not a coincidence.

Perhaps it was unintentional, "hmmm" and/or "here", but please don't take us for fools that can't tell when someone is pretending to be a customer when in fact they are a vendor. Especially when that vendor's location is fairly local to the area in question (Richmond, KY in your case).

Just come out and tell us you're a vendor so you don't look like a spammer and we aren't put in the position of having to call you out.

Since: Oct 10

United States

#39 Oct 3, 2011
My next PV will be a Provari. Then I'm done. Haha, yeah, right!

Yeah, the ego-t wouldn't be my 1st choice either, but it has a huge following, and at that price for a genuine Joye, I got one. I figure I could always use it as a backup, or better yet give it away to one of my smoking friends and save their life.

Agree with VM, if you are a vendor, then just come out and say so. Even if you are just a fanboy, come out and say that too. Don't multi post under different names. It doesn't help your cause.
Here

United States

#40 Oct 3, 2011
Vapemeister wrote:
I've ordered from DFWVapor before and while the eGo-T isn't my favorite kit some folks love it. DFW has always treated me right.
Full disclosure, I know that DFW has recently taken some hits due to poor customer service (which I never experienced) but they seem to be taking public steps to resolve the issues. So I'd still recommend them.
As for the posts by "hmmm" and "here" ... despite using two different names with the same "Milan, MI" location tag, you post information to the exact same web site at almost the same time. Sorry, not a coincidence.
Perhaps it was unintentional, "hmmm" and/or "here", but please don't take us for fools that can't tell when someone is pretending to be a customer when in fact they are a vendor. Especially when that vendor's location is fairly local to the area in question (Richmond, KY in your case).
Just come out and tell us you're a vendor so you don't look like a spammer and we aren't put in the position of having to call you out.
Complete accident. I' m on my cell. I'm not a vendor., just trying to help out. By the way, your post sounds like a vendor. No one posts that much just to recommend someone.

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