With Over 150 Different Flavors, Where Do I Start?

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

Electronic cigarettes are made of two parts – a rechargeable battery and a cartomizer (also known as a carto). The carto is the disposable part, which has nicotine (optional) and flavoring. Cartos come in two forms – pre-filled, or blank. The pre-filled cartos are ready to use right away. If you buy blank cartos, you also need to get e-liquid (juice), and then fill the cartos with the juice.

I am simply amazed at the flavor selection available to vapers. When I smoked cigarettes, I had just one brand, and was used to the same taste for years. Now I have tons of choices with more being added all the time. Continue reading

V4L Celebrates the Great American Smokeout!

“Trade a Pack for a Kit”

Next Thursday is the 36th annual Great American Smokeout. Vapor4Life will be hosting a free event to the public on that day, called “V4L’s Trade A Pack For A Kit.” We invite smokers to come in to trade their pack of cigarettes for an electronic cigarette starter kit.

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My Journey Into Vaping, Reviewing and Blogging

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This is a guest post written by Steve from Steve K’s Vaping World.

Hello everyone! My name is Steve, you may have seen me around the internet writing about e-cigarettes on my blog or on ECF under the user name ‘StotheK.’ That’s S to the K, which is a play on my initials S.K.

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Ooooh oooh that smell. Can’t you smell that smell?

“Well actually no, no I can’t smell that smell. I’m not smoking, I’m vaping.”

The famous philosopher Immanuel Kant theorized that people’s knowledge of the outside world depends on how we perceive things. Back in 1760 this proposition was unheard of. Now it just makes sense (pun intended).

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Coming out to my Mom…about E-cigs

This is a guest post written by Clover, a college student and vapaholic from the Midwest.

My parents never approved of my smoking. Not many parents would, I guess, but it really didn’t sit well with mine. When I started vaping I didn’t even tell them. I was afraid they had only heard the bad press. Whenever I would visit them I would chain vape the forty-five minute drive to their house and only vape in their bathroom. I wanted them to notice that I didn’t smell anymore without having to tell them why. It wasn’t until seven months into my vaping journey that I finally came out about my secret.

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Change Can Be Good

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

I’m Not Smoking, I’m Vaping
When I started vaping, people would ask what I was smoking. When I tried to explain that it wasn’t smoke but an electronic cigarette they would chuckle or make silly comments. That made me feel funny explaining it to them. I felt like they were mocking me. But when one smoker in a group was truly interested, they listened to me and asked serious questions. When the rest of the group realized what was going on, they too would stay and talk. No more goofing around, they really wanted to know more. It was pretty amazing to see their whole attitude change!

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How I Went From Occasional Smoker, To Occasional Vaper

How It All Began
Like many, I began smoking my freshman year of college. It was the first time that I had the freedom to do what I pleased, without needing permission from my parents. A lot of people at college smoked. It looked cool. It felt cool. I liked how smoking made me feel. I started by casually having a cigarette here or there, taking one from a friend if they offered. The single smoke here or there quickly became an addiction. It didn’t take long before I started buying my own packs. Some nights I would find myself smoking the last cigarette in a pack I’d bought that very morning.

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