Newbie needs advice- Great forum. Props to all members here.
I have been a long time smoker (going on about 2o years) of the variety that makes some giggle, some get hungry, some watch Scooby Doo. Recently had to give it up, but found out I am now firmly addicted to smoking. Not the effects mind you, just the physical action of inhaling and exhaling smoke. Tried analogs for a very short time, and that was unpleasant, as it now carries a much heavier social stigma than the last time I had gone that route when I had to give up my blend before once (re:1995). So anyway I thought I'd try an e-cig and see how that worked out, not for the nicotine per se but to give me that feeling of once again being able to have smoke going into and out of my lungs. So I gave one if the disposable Metros a try. Well hardly produced anything. I felt a little bit from the nicotine content I guess, but it by no means was producing anywhere near the level of vapor I was looking for. Now I have used vaporizers before of the thing that looked sort of like an inverted fishbowl on a pedestal. Actually looked almost exactly like one of those plasma ball type items that were Spencer gifts used to sell. So I am familiar with the different feel of vapor vs smoke but that vaporizer produced far more vapor than this Metro thing did. So i turned to da interwebz like I usually do and was blown away by the staggering amount of stuff available. Quickly started to gain some insight, but knew I was going to need some good feedback from some folks as to what might produce the level of vapor I'm looking for. Here's where the stumbling block came. Before I found your site and this forum I couldn't believe the lack of feedback some folks were getting from many sites/online retail outlets. Won't name places, but most of them didn't even have forums/blogs. I have worked in retail management most of my life and believe in top notch customer service. Luckily I have hunted for many a thing online, so the first thing i went looking for was a modders forum. Didn't even know about mods for these things but if somebody was doing it they probably knew what worked and where to get it. Quickly found scores of posts on your site. Then when I got to reading them realized that you all were the real deal. Quick answers to posts made, posts that were not only from this year, but posts from about 3 mins ago. Read in one you have members worldwide, and also some that apparently never sleep like me so answers come 24/7 365. So great job modders, great job moderators, and great job members. Every time I think humanity is given up on itself, something reaffirms that there are people out there who care about one another. So apologies for being long-winded. So I believe I want one of the 510 systems. Looking at the Titan or the Dial-A-Volt system, because I think both accept the pre-filled atomizers or the fill-em yourself cartomizers. My main need is lots of vapor. But it needs to be one of this "mini" variety, because people I live with/ work with will freak out if they see me with one of these larger devices like the "handle". They will think I have returned to my old vices. Nicotine content not that important at all. Also would like the battery to last awhile per charge. I don't smoke all day long heavily, but I sometimes forget to keep things all charged up. Probably smoke about 120 - 180 min per day, throughout the day. Also would love some feedback on what non nicotine cartridges or liquids you all have to recommend. Doesn't need to taste smokey. Would prefer not to be cherry or coffee flavor either, but if somebody tasted something that tastes like something odd, saw one website offering Mountain Dew, I would like your input on that as well. Again thanks for the fantastic community you all have here and I look forward to being part of it. So to TheBlueAdept, LadyStrick9, Morandir835, and the rest of you, thank you and have a wonderful morning, afternoon, or evening depending on you relationship to Greenwich a happy very early AM from the only state in the Union that doesn't believe in DST.