I can still remember the feeling of dread washing over me the first time I dismantled an Evod with the intention of doing my first recoil and wick. I can still recall the fear of shorting the battery or flooding or dry hitting. The worry of not being able to do something I’d never attempted before, despite knowing what it was I was embarking on and that I had my Vamo still didn’t help.
I think sometimes we lose touch with that as we proceed through our vaping journey, reaching a level of comfort that stops us exploring further. Clearly some people are natural born tinkerers (a title for a story Quentin Tarrantino rejected) and relish this aspect, for others of us it remains a daunting task.
The Action on Smoking and Health charity (ASH UK) carry out annual reports, starting from 2010, examining the use of electronic cigarettes in the UK. From 2013 the survey was expanded to include children and teenagers. The most recent report was released last week, 24th April 2014.
The research was carried out using YouGov and the sample size was extrapolated to indicate the picture of national habits, opinions and behavioral trends. A total of 14,447 people were surveyed.
Danger lurks around every corner, you only need to glance at the news or pick up a tabloid newspaper. Even a glance at the official government statistics demonstrates that kitchens are veritable death traps. Vaping warnings may be on the wane given the latest pronouncement by ASH but that doesn't mean complacency can set in.
“Dear forum, can you please recommend the best juice/atty/mod for me.”
Single wick, dual coil, silica, mesh, flavour, sub-ohm vaping…as quick as everyone on a forum is talking about one aspect of vaping it suddenly switches to another focus like a tectonic plate suddenly shifting over another.
Take juices: one minute everyone is raving about the stuff from one supplier but give it a couple of weeks and suddenly you rarely hear about their wares as the hoard move on to discover the latest, greatest thing. This is simply an observation of online dynamics and not a criticism.
“What’s a hotspot not?”
Ahh, who doesn’t look back fondly remembering those times when Michael Barrymore was nothing more than a genial host, in front of a bank of television sets, asking obvious quiz questions to people who seemed to be out on day release?
“It’s not a good spot,” replied the audience. If any one knew where a good spot was in those days it was the British public because we were a generation raised on public information films.
We knew where not to fly a kite, we knew the dangers lurking in watery depths and we knew to be extra safe when crossing the road with Darth Vader. Public information films educated us all to know where our children were at night as they had taught us how to protect ourselves against an imminent cold war nuclear bomb.
"One’s too many, ten’s not enough!"
It’s a line from a Pop Will Eat Itself song that a mate of mine had as the signature to his emails for years. Given PWEI’s predilection for appropriating popular culture (as well as samples from other songs) into their songs it has always bothered me. I needed to know what it meant, I think I do now.
Up popped a picture today. I was sitting writing some nonsense and the computer made that noise computers do when they want your attention. Rob had clicked ‘like’ on a picture I’d edited from a picture he’d posted. I’d liked his picture too.
Those are moments when I love computers, an interaction with someone in a different part of the country. We shared a mutual moment in a cloud of data. We briefly connected. No harm done...and yet...I felt a movement in The Force.
The fashion for sub-ohm vaping continues to flourish within the vaping community and so for those of you starting out here is a beginner’s guide. Those who chase big clouds at low ohms need to know to do so safely and is only recommended for experienced vapers who are not new to coiling drippers.
Firstly, sub-ohm vaping can be dangerous.
You need to be able to use Ohm’s Law, accurately measure the resistance of your coils, appreciate how coils work when placed in parallel and know what maximum constant current your battery can cope with. Also the juice you use ought to be tailored for very low resistances.
Vikings, out of all actual cool people that really existed, must top my list of things I wish I could be. Clearly, being a vampire or a person with superpowers would beat being a Viking but we have to remain fixed in reality here. Wanting to be a vampire is just stupid - for a start your shopping experience would be limited to 24hr supermarkets and late-night kebab shops, neither of which carry a good range of blood. No, definitely a Viking.
By Dave Cross
I don’t know about you but I’ve joined and then left many groups on Facebook, some within minutes of being accepted. One of the things I wonder about when clicking on the join button is whether the effort being placed into that motion is even worth the bother because it usually isn’t.
Once allowed into a sanctum restricted to those deemed worthy (which appears to be every person desiring to join) my first question is ‘why wasn’t this an open forum in the first place?’ I see a familiar array of icons depicting omnipresent Facebook profiles, some achieving to be in more places at the same time than even a God could lay claim to.