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Now we all just KNOW that the world's going to end! (Flagg quit smoking)
me | 5-28-09 | RandallFlagg

Posted on 05/28/2009 4:47:11 PM PDT by RandallFlagg

Well, it really wasn't my intention, but my fraking tobacco seeds just didn't want to sprout. So after a lot of investigation about the subject, I ordered one of those ecigarettes. The DSE-901.

Well, last Saturday evening was my last actual smoke. Been very pleased with the ecig I have. It's a kinda sad feeling -a friend I've known for almost 30 years is going away. Obama will NOT be getting more tax dollars from my bulk tobacco purchases when I rolled my own cigarettes.

However...

The FDA is coming after ecigs now.


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KEYWORDS: ecig; ecigarette; pufflist
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If a very large segment of the world's population of former smokers have to go back to smoking again because of the government's nannystatist intrusions....

I promise all of you on the pufflist that I will never become the tobaccophobic type that we all know so well.

And, I promise you as well, SheLion. This old hippy Flagg's still a good guy.

1 posted on 05/28/2009 4:47:11 PM PDT by RandallFlagg
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To: Gabz

Ping for all.


2 posted on 05/28/2009 4:47:49 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Satisfaction was my sin)
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To: RandallFlagg

Congrats, I did the same thing for the same reason. I am on day 31 after smoking for 23 years.


3 posted on 05/28/2009 4:50:15 PM PDT by joesjane (The strength of the pack is the wolf - Rudyard Kipling)
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To: RandallFlagg
My last was March, 1986. I quit cold turkey.
It took five years before I quit reaching in my shirt pocket for a Winston.
4 posted on 05/28/2009 4:50:31 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: joesjane

You’re using ecigs, too?


5 posted on 05/28/2009 4:51:16 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Satisfaction was my sin)
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To: RandallFlagg

I never smoked it would cut into my heroin money


6 posted on 05/28/2009 4:51:33 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: RandallFlagg

let me know how that e-cig is working out..I’m thinkin about gettin one myself..

I’m of the same mind..no more tax $$ to “the one” for his social programs..


7 posted on 05/28/2009 4:52:27 PM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (I'm a Patriot Guard Rider..www.patriotguard.org for info..)
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To: RandallFlagg

congrats! these things are the best! have a 510 model now (yeti) and am waiting on the new prodigy. cannot recommend these highly enough!


8 posted on 05/28/2009 4:54:20 PM PDT by warpsmith (Palin/Harmon 2012)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Winston Lights were my preference. I’ve been stopped for several years, but depending upon near future ‘things’ I may just go back to enjoying them.


9 posted on 05/28/2009 4:55:05 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: RandallFlagg

no...I don’t know what that is but I did quit. Now I feel like I’m not one of the cool kids. What are ecigs?


10 posted on 05/28/2009 4:55:24 PM PDT by joesjane (The strength of the pack is the wolf - Rudyard Kipling)
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To: RandallFlagg

Congradulations!!!

I’m going to be quitting very soon too. It’s time for a tax cut!!!!!

The money saved will buy lots of ammo.


11 posted on 05/28/2009 4:56:26 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: RandallFlagg; Rastus; Squantos; doc1019; TigersEye; spodefly; Nea Wood; hoosierham
Flagg, ya wimp. The Sedition will make me quit when they pry the last Marlboro from my cold, dead hands! LOL (Or when I hork up a lung, whichever comes first.) In case you didn't know, I'm running for president by popular demand, and tobacco is going to be declared the new national cash crop. Now roll it and smoke it, because the tax offset I plan on giving tobacco farmers will come directly from the budget downsizing I'll implement when I dissolve the Department of Homeland Security, reactivate the good old, trustworthy Department of Civil Defense, and let the military defend us by doing what they do best - killing the enemy and blowing things up!


12 posted on 05/28/2009 4:57:53 PM PDT by Viking2002 (This tagline for rent.)
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To: Viking2002

You got my vote.


13 posted on 05/28/2009 4:59:45 PM PDT by pnut22
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To: MHGinTN

>just go back

The irascible barrister in London who was the model for Rumpole of the Bailey started up again when the jihad on tabak hit full gear in Not so Merrie England.


14 posted on 05/28/2009 5:01:16 PM PDT by swarthyguy ("We may be crazy in Pakistan, but not completely out of our minds," ISI Gen. Ahmed Shujaa Pasha)
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To: Viking2002

you got my vote :)


15 posted on 05/28/2009 5:01:19 PM PDT by wombtotomb
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To: RandallFlagg

Why do you HATE children?


16 posted on 05/28/2009 5:01:47 PM PDT by swarthyguy ("We may be crazy in Pakistan, but not completely out of our minds," ISI Gen. Ahmed Shujaa Pasha)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

My 901 is great.
If you get that model, make sure and get a good amount of atomizers, batteries and cartridges. My original parts are still going strong, but I read that it’s always good to have backup gear with you.


17 posted on 05/28/2009 5:04:27 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Satisfaction was my sin)
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To: swarthyguy

I did so enjoy Rumpole of the Bailey. Did you ever watch the BBC production of the antiques dealer? That was one of my favorites, right behind Dr. Who—the Tom Baker sequences, mostly.


18 posted on 05/28/2009 5:05:15 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: warpsmith
congrats! these things are the best! have a 510 model now (yeti) and am waiting on the new prodigy. cannot recommend these highly enough!

I went all out and ordered Trog's Screwdriver. Should be here soon.
Funny thing is that my ex wife wants one, too. She took a couple of drags from my 901 and just loved it.
19 posted on 05/28/2009 5:05:57 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Satisfaction was my sin)
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To: joesjane
no...I don’t know what that is but I did quit. Now I feel like I’m not one of the cool kids. What are ecigs?

Commonly referred to as a, "Personal Vaporizer."
It heats up a fluid against a wick and generates the signature throat hit and cloud like a tobacco cigarette, but it's harmless water vapor.
20 posted on 05/28/2009 5:08:01 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Satisfaction was my sin)
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To: Viking2002

LOL!
No, no, no. I just couldn’t get my seeds to grow. I really WASN’T planning on quitting. I just got the ecigs to get me by when my 10 pounds of pre-SCHIP tobacco ran out.


21 posted on 05/28/2009 5:10:03 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Satisfaction was my sin)
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To: Viking2002

WOW! You are certainly on a roll tonight, Viking. Go for it future POTUS, you have my vote (bet you won’t need TOTUS). LOL! ;-)


22 posted on 05/28/2009 5:10:46 PM PDT by doc1019 (Without White Liberal Guilt, Obama would just be another worthless Congress critter.)
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To: swarthyguy
Why do you HATE children?

LOL!! I have enough on my plate paying for my own Sons all by myself. Don't really want to pay for others more than I'm already forced to.
23 posted on 05/28/2009 5:11:36 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Satisfaction was my sin)
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To: RandallFlagg

Well we disagree on the smoking issue, but agree on many others. I wish you well however it turns out for you.


24 posted on 05/28/2009 5:12:14 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: RandallFlagg

The Walking Dude quitting smoking isn’t high on my list of priorities. I’m far more concerned with the collection of various psychopaths and criminals you’re gathering in Vegas.


25 posted on 05/28/2009 5:12:23 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: RandallFlagg; Eric Blair 2084; Just another Joe

Congrats........

Can’t really ping anyone else ‘cause I lost all my ping lists in a hard drive crash :(

None of my tobacco seeds came up either.


26 posted on 05/28/2009 5:13:16 PM PDT by Gabz
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To: Gabz

Try the ecig. I’m series. I was truly suprised at how much like a real cigarette it is. They’re cheaper, too.

DON’T go get them at the local smoke shop, though! They’re rip-offs.

Here’s all of the information you’ll ever want about ecigs.

http://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/forum/


27 posted on 05/28/2009 5:16:05 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Satisfaction was my sin)
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To: MHGinTN

No I didn’t, but I have a soft spot for some shows - superlative Life of Reilly, the LeCarre Trilogy, and of course the Sherlock Holmes’ series.


28 posted on 05/28/2009 5:17:33 PM PDT by swarthyguy ("We may be crazy in Pakistan, but not completely out of our minds," ISI Gen. Ahmed Shujaa Pasha)
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To: wombtotomb; pnut22; doc1019
Another part of my platform:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2260120/posts


29 posted on 05/28/2009 5:19:24 PM PDT by Viking2002 (This tagline for rent.)
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To: RandallFlagg

They’ll end up banning the thing in public because too many people will freak out......

Just holding an unlit cig in a bar prompts some nervous stares.


30 posted on 05/28/2009 5:20:07 PM PDT by swarthyguy ("We may be crazy in Pakistan, but not completely out of our minds," ISI Gen. Ahmed Shujaa Pasha)
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To: swarthyguy

Do you think television will ever revert to such sensible programming, or will it just continue to degenerate?


31 posted on 05/28/2009 5:21:57 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: RandallFlagg

Yep!!! Congrats. That’s what I plan to do when my 8lbs of pre-SCHIP tobacco runs out (I figure around July).

Got me a Pee Wee and a bunch of e-juice from PureSmoker.

Trouble is the dealers are having trouble with getting their stuff through Customs.

Hardest thing is - I still enjoy smoking. And I’m not looking forward to it. But I’m dang sure that I don’t want to give my money to the gumerment.


32 posted on 05/28/2009 5:24:38 PM PDT by lctxken ((Everybody's a character - including myself).)
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To: MHGinTN

Well, seeing that my diet is Nova, Frontline, documentaries and the Westerns Channel and TCM And Retro, with some forays into CSPAN, NatGeo and Sci, Disc, I don’t know.

I proudly like to say I’m culturally disconnected since it’s gotten to the point now where when the late night “comedians” come on, I have no idea who they’re talking about half the time. So no reason to watch.

But somehow the newer British productions haven’t captured my attention. A couple of Masterpiece Theater exceptions, but that’s it.....

So, lol, the short answer is no.


33 posted on 05/28/2009 5:30:42 PM PDT by swarthyguy ("We may be crazy in Pakistan, but not completely out of our minds," ISI Gen. Ahmed Shujaa Pasha)
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To: MHGinTN
I went from Red Winstons to Winston Lights, then Winston Ultra Lights...
The Ultra Lights had so many perforations in the paper it was mostly like pulling air...
34 posted on 05/28/2009 5:32:33 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: lctxken

Yeah. The FDA siezed a bunch of shipments, but lost in court over it. They’re still complaining about ecigs and their not been yet tested. However, New Zealand ran a test and found them harmless.

http://www.24-7pressrelease.com/press-release/ecigarette-safety-for-consumers-and-bystanders-confirmed-by-medical-study-101013.php


35 posted on 05/28/2009 5:40:39 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Satisfaction was my sin)
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To: RandallFlagg

Good. I hadn’t heard that. Maybe now PureSmoker will get some stock in.


36 posted on 05/28/2009 6:00:16 PM PDT by lctxken ((Everybody's a character - including myself).)
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To: Freedom Dignity n Honor; bluecollarman; edcoil; CSM

Ping!!!


37 posted on 05/28/2009 6:06:37 PM PDT by lctxken ((Everybody's a character - including myself).)
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To: Gabz; All
This is what my DSE-901 looks like:

Notice the blue tip?
I paid a total of about $100 for the initial kit, 2 extra batteries and atomizers, and for a bottle of the strong nicotine juice.
One cartridge lasts about 2-4 cigarettes (Don't believe anyone ever telling you that they last a few packs. That's never been true), and you simply refill it with 3-5 drops of the efluid. These usually come in little 30ml bottles at around $30.
The beauty of it is this: You can then cut back on the nicotine amount with propylene glycol or vegetable glycerin slowly until you're at zero. THEN... You can try some of the other flavors.
Vanilla
Cherry
COFFEE!!!

I'm looking forward to the next shipment to arrive. Going to experiment a little bit.

If you (Or anyone else) wants to know more about this, please check out the link at #27 of this thread, or ask me anytime.
38 posted on 05/28/2009 6:09:05 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Satisfaction was my sin)
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To: lctxken

Oh, if they ban these, people will stock up before the ban takes place, or start making them in their garages.

Or worse...
They’ll go back to cigarettes.
The ecig community is fighting like hell against this.


39 posted on 05/28/2009 6:11:08 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Satisfaction was my sin)
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To: RandallFlagg

Which ecig did you get?


40 posted on 05/28/2009 6:16:55 PM PDT by edcoil (IF CA rolls pollution standards back to 1990 levels, lets roll CA spending back as well.)
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To: RandallFlagg

Did you get the atomizer as well - what do you need other then the starter kit?


41 posted on 05/28/2009 6:19:51 PM PDT by edcoil (IF CA rolls pollution standards back to 1990 levels, lets roll CA spending back as well.)
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To: edcoil

I got the DSE 901 (Pictured above) and 2 extra batteries and atomizers. You’ll need chargers as well. A USB charger and a wall charger. One battery lasts me about 4-6 hours before needing recharging. And the atomizers go bad, too -although my two are still running strong.

The pic above is also a link to information about the device.


42 posted on 05/28/2009 6:22:28 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Satisfaction was my sin)
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To: edcoil

Also, you’ll need eliquid. I got mine from here:
http://www.totallywicked-eliquid.com/product.asp?id=22

I am using the superhigh 36mg tobacco flavor.


43 posted on 05/28/2009 6:24:20 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Satisfaction was my sin)
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To: Viking2002

I’m all behind your Presidential campaign but, until your roll-backs are put into play, I may have to quit smoking. I can’t let my money go to fund 0bamunism.


44 posted on 05/28/2009 6:25:33 PM PDT by TigersEye (Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: RandallFlagg

I love my e-cig, too. It’s so nice to have. I am still trying to refill the cartridges right though. Sometimes I get it wrong and I end up with the juice in my mouth. Tastes good but not sure how much nicotine will kill me. :)


45 posted on 05/28/2009 6:29:52 PM PDT by Freedom Dignity n Honor (There are permanent moral truths.)
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To: lctxken

Hey! Thanks for the ping! :)


46 posted on 05/28/2009 6:31:15 PM PDT by Freedom Dignity n Honor (There are permanent moral truths.)
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To: RandallFlagg

I’m using vanilla ice cream and cherry flavors :)


47 posted on 05/28/2009 6:32:06 PM PDT by Freedom Dignity n Honor (There are permanent moral truths.)
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To: Freedom Dignity n Honor
Which one did you get? I can't wait for my Screwdriver to arrive:

48 posted on 05/28/2009 6:33:41 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Satisfaction was my sin)
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To: RandallFlagg

I got mine at E Smoke Stop. The value starters kit. :)


49 posted on 05/28/2009 6:41:28 PM PDT by Freedom Dignity n Honor (There are permanent moral truths.)
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To: RandallFlagg
Notice the blue tip?

It's very Star Treky. I mean that in a complimentary way. There seems to be a lot of paraphernalia and technology involved. Does it work out to compare favorably cost wise to home rolled ciggies?

Tobacco was so simple...

All I ever needed to do was the last two steps.

50 posted on 05/28/2009 6:43:16 PM PDT by TigersEye (Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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