V4L forum gets a new look

This is a guest blog post by Morandir. About November of last year the V4L forum started having a lot of loading issues (not to mention other problems). By December it became almost impossible to post from a computer due to all the lag, and it only got worse from there. On the 19th of that month though everything changed. The new head of the IT department at V4L upgraded the forum software and now it’s useable once again.

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Vaping advice for newbies

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We are well into 2013 and many of us have made or are thinking about making the switch to vaping. What was it like for you when you first made the switch and what advice would you give? We asked this question to our Facebook community and received a ton of replies! Many vapers offered their advice to guide new vapers on their journey. Here are some of the replies:

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Vaper Spotlight: Loveridden

Loveridden’s favorite variable voltage mod

Stephanie, a young woman who goes by the name “Loveridden” on ECF and the V4L Forum was first introduced to electronic cigarettes by her Aunt Betty who was using them as an alternative to smoking. That was in June 2011. She’s come a long way since then and is now one of the vaping experts. She helps answers many newbies’ questions, and can recommend vaping flavors and batteries to people just getting into the habit as well as those who’ve been vaping for a while.

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V4L Forum Contests

This is a guest post written by Morandir835, an e-cig enthusiast, admin on the Vapor4Life forum, and a regular on their ECF sub forum.

Over the next few months I plan on doing a few contests on the Vapor4Life forum. They will be specifically for new users only. There won’t be any numbers games, or random drawings, or anything of that sort but contests focused on having something to say. The rules are simple…

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Victory 4 Life Vaperversary

This is a guest post written by bjfgator ~ Beth Fitzgerald from Nutter Fort, WV. She enjoys vaping, cooking, camping, laughing and writing.

I’m not really good at remembering dates but one date will be forever etched in my memory as one of the best days of my life… it’s the day my first package arrived from V4L.  I share my infamous date with other historical events such as the abolishing of the Y formation in college football (1942), the clubbing of Nancy Kerrigan (1994), the last appearance of Elvis on the Ed Sullivan show (1957), and the end of the “Battle of the Bulge” (1945). 

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Vapestock and Vape Meets

This is a guest post written by Keyzygirl from Key West, Florida. Laid back and vaping in paradise.

I finally got a chance to make it to one of the bigger vape meets. I attended Vapestock at

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Indian Rocks Beach in Florida. I have been vaping for a few years and know so many people from chatting every day on the Internet. I never met any of them face to face until now and it was an amazing experience for me.

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CASAA – Consumer Advocates for a Smoke-free Alternatives Association

CASAA stands for Consumer Advocates for Smoke-Free Alternatives Association. The non-profit group was formed in 2009 by consumers and industry professionals to work together to educate the public about alternatives to smoking. Their goal is to publicize research and support harm reduction technologies, as well as offer and support political and legal causes that preserve consumer freedom.

Greeting Fellow E-Cigarette Vapers

This is a guest post written by LadyStrick9, from Chesapeake, VA who often refers to herself as a “vapaholic”.

As I’ve gotten older I’ve become a person of habit. I like to know what the day will bring. I have several rituals. For example, first thing in the morning, I get my coffee, grab my laptop, prop up all my pillows into a fluffy pile at the head of my bed and settle in and get comfy. Then, I turn on my computer.

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Member Spotlight…”MissEmma”

This is a guest post written by LadyStrick9, from Chesapeake, VA who often refers to herself as a ʺvapaholicʺ.

What’s in a name?

The Vapor4Life Forum has hundreds of members and today I’m going to introduce “MissEmma”. When I learned she is from West Virginia I instinctively pictured a sweet, southern woman living in a small town, that everyone knew by her homemade apple pie or strawberry preserves. I decided that MissEmma must be similar to one of the female characters on Mayberry and was most likely called “Aunt Emma” or “Miss Emma” in real life.

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The Wonder of the Wheel

This is guest post written by bjfgator (Beth Fitzgerald), a V4L forum member from Nutter Fort, WV and co-founder (with MissEmma) of the “Vapashopaholics Club”.

I didn’t coin that phrase… those infamous words were posted by a forum user named ian559 in a recent post.

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