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Need some advice E-Ciggs

Hiya guys, I have smoked since I was 16, I am now 31. When I was 25 my son was born, and I quit cold turkey for 4 years. It never goes away fully though, and 2 years ago I slipped, and am now smoking 20 - 30 Amber Leafs a day (roll ups). I suffer from manic depression, and agoraphobia, smoking kept me calm and sane for this past 2 years. But my OCD kicked in. I found a swollen lymph node. Doctors, all clear, no worries, but the fear stuck with me, I fret about things, and have become obsessed with cancer. Everytime I find a lump or bump I crumble. If I can't find anything, I go digging around, I found glands in my neck, and freaked out, I poked and prodded so much, that they are now inflamed and swollen and have been for 6 months. I am making myself Ill. It's a real problem, but giving up the ciggs was hard as it helped with my other problems, I am also Overweight, and quiting makes me eat double. In the last year I have quit, for 2 days was my best, and have tried to quit over 20 times.

I discovered today in our market in town, the E Health Cigarette. Its a Vapor type thing in a black and red box. It cost £9 for the setup kit, and you charge the thing up in a plug socket. I have scoured the web for advice on these and decided to give it a shot. I have not had a cigg for 10 hours and dont want one, this device is like a miracle for me, I know its not a cold turkey option, but it seems to be doing the job, and has so so many advantages over smoking. But this is why I am here. Nowhere on the internet can I find a catch. A bad side to these. My device came with a small leaflet, no manufacturer info, nothing informal. Are these safe to use? I plan to eventually ween myself off this device. I don't want people saying, just quit man, It's not ideal for my situation, I just need to know where I stand with this E-Cigg? Health wise of course. Any sensible advice would be greatly appreciated. I really mean that.

I was informed in numerous sites that ALL toxins related to cancer are gone, however Nicotine is still present, but I can accept that for now. I want to know what other toxins are health risks are contained within?

Is there any health risk? I mean they say Nicotine is like Caffeine, large amounts is always gonna be bad, but nothing life threatening, within reason.

Where do I stand?

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Just some thoughts, which are not about the ecig.

When his wife died, Lewis Caroll said "nobody told me grief feels so much like fear".

Second thought: Homeopaths tell me that smoking is about "what you can't say"

Third thought : the chinese traditional herbalists see the lungs as the seat of emotions and grief.


Thanks but back to ECiggs whats the score with them. This is the one I bought from our Market tobacconist. Is this safe to use? The cartridges have no Nicotine mg on them just High Med or Low, and High is ticked.


No research done

Hi Nightwolf

I don't think there have been many studies done on e cigarettes since they're so new so I don't think there is a definite answer to your question about the health risks.

The big unknown I would say is propylene glycol used in the vapour. However it is used as a flavour enhancer in food & in skin creams so it had been around a while.

Nicotine is not linked to cancer.

I guess it all boils down to what you feel comfortable with. We all know the health risks with tobacco cigarettes.

I did find this:

We define the density of nicotine inside E-Liquid as the followings:

- Non nicotine: 0 mg nicotine, which equivalents to No Nicotine.

- Low density: 6 mg nicotine, which equivalents to Ultra Light Strength Cigarettes.

- Medium density: 12 mg nicotine, which equivalents to Medium Strength Cigarettes.

- High density: 18 mg nicotine, which equivalents to Regular Strength


Hiya....there's two members on here that use these fake ciggies....pfaber and had enough. They may be able to give yoiu some advice.

Lisa x


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