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Discussion in 'Ask FC' started by TboneToker, May 11, 2014.

  1. TboneToker

    TboneToker Member

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    How long did it take you to stop combusting when you started vaping? For me it was instant.. I have only smoked once to try a piece I was gifting my friend. I don't think I am missing any of the high that I had when I was combusting so it was easy to switch over for me...
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  2. fidget

    fidget Well-Known Member

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    Three days then stopped combusting completely - that was 52 months ago
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  3. Abysmal Vapor

    Abysmal Vapor Shaman of The Pyramid of Orlin'Malah

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    I got tired of smoking.. Leaned how to BHO and started blasting my head with concentrates... then i learned about vaporizers.. and switched back to herb :) , These days i run small 1-2 g runs of to get 0.1-0.2 hard candy which i dab on my kanger protank 2 .. I will never make the mistake of messing with huge quantities of concentrate to fuck my tolerance big time ever :DWill never turn back to smoking.. also will do only Quick ethanol washes.. No butane oil ever again..
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  4. Caligula

    Caligula *results not typical.

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    Went from smoking tons every day (from a dry pipe mind you) to vaping concentrates overnight. From there, I branched out back into flowers... and well, the voyage continues!
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  5. walrus

    walrus Well-Known Member

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    I was pretty much instant as far as personal use goes. Haven't purposely had a combustion session since getting my MFLB years ago. Now it's usually Underdog, dabs, or Lotus at home, pens or Lotus on the go. I don't turn down combustion if someone offers me a joint or a hit off of their pipe or something though so I still combust occasionally. Always tastes like someone dragged delicious herb through a dirty old ashtray though.
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  6. Elluzion

    Elluzion Vapeosaurus Rex

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    Instantly. I started ona vape and knew i never wanted smoke:)
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  7. pigfoot

    pigfoot Dabs are vaping too!

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    Soon as I tried a my first vape :)
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  8. Chicken Charlie

    Chicken Charlie Well-Known Member

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    Never looked backed (nor would I) after a health concern.
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  9. TboneToker

    TboneToker Member

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    I love your username Chicken Charlie!
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  10. Seek

    Seek Apprentice Daydreamer

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    About 5 seconds.
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  11. as

    as Well-Known Member

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    It was alest 6 months for me might have bin longer
    I got my solo but not was not enough to make me stop
    Strange as I really did not like smoking
    I then got a da Buddha
    Was still smoking more then vaping
    But I knew I liked vaping more
    I then found e-cigs
    Coming from the UK I grew up smoking spliffs
    The day I got my e CIG I stopped smoking
    I would not admit I was addicted to nicotine until I stopped smoking
    Now a days I will say no to joints even if I don't have my vape on me I just don't like it any more vaping is king for me
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  12. syrupy

    syrupy reitcello - it's what's for breakfast

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    Vaping and I entered into an exclusive relationship about the time I got my first two vapes--Vapolution and a Vriptech heat want. Didn't miss the fuzzy couchlock feeling of smoking at all. Also vapes are more interesting devices than a bic lighter and a bong.
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  13. VapeNStone

    VapeNStone Mark

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    Mine was instantly at home but on the go I was still rolling joints. When I got my first portable is when I was completely done combusting.
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  14. Chicken Charlie

    Chicken Charlie Well-Known Member

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    @TboneToker Thank-you...and a collective thanks (if I may) to all on this board that made my transition from "token" to "vapin" a reality. This is a really nice community.
  15. Grim Chiclets

    Grim Chiclets Well-Known Member

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    Just about overnight, though it took like 3 weeks for me to notice the effects getting stronger every time...
    It was very strange to vape less and somehow get MORE baked every successive time over the lung-cleaning period
  16. Ratchett

    Ratchett Delta 3D Studios Designer Accessory Maker

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    For me - it wasn't until I found a better vape.

    Bought a vaporbrother's knockoff 5+ years ago (after hearing from my old roommates about how great vaporizing was). Sadly I had never used a real vape, or even vaped with anyone else! But the knockoff sucked. I tried it a handful of times, but then put it away, rarely ever used it.

    Then my friend let me try his PAX, and I decided to give portable vaping a try. I opted to purchase the Davinci Ascent. Since it wasn't a big cloud producer, it took me a week to finally try vaping exclusively and not combusting.

    After a week or two with my Ascent (and no combusting), I was hooked! To the point where my tastes changed, and I could no longer stand the taste of combustion. Hell, now I can't STAND the taste of combusting.
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  17. cybrguy

    cybrguy Lover of natures bounty

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    I haven't been around most of my smoking buddies in a while, so the transition has been easier then it might have been otherwise. I have only smoked twice since I started vaping, and that was early. I think I am done unless circumstances "require" it. :)
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  18. turk

    turk turk

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    ....and me .....after I got my 1st vape...(silver surfer)....that was it...NEVER looked back....and I smoked for over 40 years...turned my gf into a disciple...some of my old smoking buddies are a harder sell...
  19. grokit

    grokit power cosmic

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    For me it was years. The first vape I tried back in the 90's didn't work out for me. Then about 10 years later I fell in love with my ssv and used it almost exclusively for a year or two. Then I went back to combusting, as I was using too way much material (wasn't reclaiming the abv, ssv is a known weed hog the way I was using it). At the time I felt that I was getting way more mileage out of my dugout, and I probably was.

    Then last year I was combusting like crazy and it was starting to make me feel extremely toxic. I got back into my ssv and got a pax, which led me here. I haven't combusted since, and feel much better!
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  20. TboneToker

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    Damn double-C, you're making me want to change my longtime username (username for various things) to TboneVaper but TboneToker just sounds a bit better!

    I suppose I should reiterate my true case..

    I first purchased a MFLB-imitator, Da-kube.. I liked it a lot but I never found it to be great enough to stop smoking.. That was more than a year ago. Quickly, I had to get a higher end vape on my table so I caved in and mustered up the extra cash to pick up an Extreme-Q. While the E-Q did the job I really never found myself totally quitting the combustion.. In fact I eventually stopped using the E-Q for the most part and my friend now uses it (It's basically his now :D )

    P.S I love making my friends happy so it's all good!

    Anyways.. I eventually started coughing up the tar and such from combusting too much in my bongs. I realized that it had basically gotten bad enough where every toke I took made me spit out at least a bit of brown/dark phlegm so I had to purchase a vape.

    I picked The Aromed 4.0 which I LOVE!!! I have already done a review on it on the Aromed 4.0 thread so I will leave it at that.

    Basically though, when I received the Aromed 4.0 I stopped combusting, for more reasons than just the one I mentioned earlier. I like the feeling better, I like the fact that I can walk up to my bong or whip or whatever the Aromed is attached to and start hauling my draw. I love the flavor more and overall it's better because the room doesn't get too smoky and such. If you've read this far then PROPS MATE and THANKS!!
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  21. btka

    btka Well-Known Member

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    instantly... i knew if i wouldn t stop combusting instantly it wouldn t happen...
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  22. cybrguy

    cybrguy Lover of natures bounty

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    One of the things that I have found entertaining for me is how complete the change has been. I combusted every day for MANY years, and when at home usually through a bong or other water pipe. I had been known to clean the water every week or two, and give the pipe a good cleaning only after 2 or 3 months.
    Since starting vaping I change the water daily and clean the pipe every couple days. Last night I accidentally combusted with my LOTUS in the bong, and immediately dumped the water and cleaned the pipe. I am also using bottled water rather than tap, as the tap water has a slight chlorine smell. One combusted bong would have made that unnoticeable. Now, with vaping, the taste is JUST as important as the effect. Well, maybe not JUST... ;)
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  23. Seren

    Seren Away with the fairies

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    The arrival of my Solo and an e-cig helped me say goodbye to combusting for good - literally overnight. I'm not saying it was a breeze to switch - for the first couple of weeks I still fancied a joint - I'd been smoking them for 20 years or so - and old habits die hard. But, a couple of months down the line, at a festival, I found myself partying without a vaporizer - I'd left it in the van - and so accepted a joint. It was foul - and made me feel really sluggish and polluted. I'm glad I relapsed that once - it reconfirmed how great vapour tastes and how much I prefer the effects. A couple of months after switching I no longer felt the need for my e-cig. The only negative effect has been my slow but sure development of VAS!

    :2c: :peace: ;)
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  24. HugieLewis

    HugieLewis I'm not an expert but I have a strong opinion

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    Since getting my SSV I have only combusted a few times...at the lake when I didn't want to bring my rig, a bachelor party...maybe one or two other times. Whenever I am not vaping it just tastes like burning to me now.

    Of course I still smoke though....ribs, chickens, pork etc etc! :lol:
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  25. nihil

    nihil Well-Known Member

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    2 days. 2.5 months in and I haven't looked back.

    I bought a Pax to quit smoking (roll your owns for 20+ years). It was rough for a few days, but I cowboyed up and made it through it. Am loving the Pax(es) for nicotine.

    For herb, I'm running an enano. I'm having so much fun rediscovering glass that I haven't even thought of combusting. Before the enano, I'd still combust as the Pax was too wasteful and an N02 that I was running just wasn't doing it. Log vapes rock for herb.
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