Vaping stages and your chance to #win with multiCIG

Vaping stages and your chance to #win with multiCIGby Mark

The world of vaping is an extremely interesting one and until a few months back I had no idea there was so much to discover!

There are six stages that I can count that an individual passes through on their journey through the world of vaping.

Starter kit

This is without doubt the gateway device into more serious juice use. Easily available and disposable, when the battery is no more you are looking at buying a new one, no repairs or modifications here, bought as seen. They are easy to break, and even easier to over tighten so they inevitably leak. On top of that they have very restricted airflow so wide eyes and cheeks that meet in the middle is the likely reality when used. However all that said there are a couple of standout features for this class of device. Firstly they tend to be cheap purchasable for as little as £5 but even a good one will only likely set you back around £25 (or three packs of smokes in old money). Secondly the small tank for holding the juice seems at first glance to be a problem but is in fact an asset. As these devices are used to introduce you to vaping you are by definition new and thus also new to the world of flavoured smoke and believe me when I say there are thousands of flavours out there to discover. A little tank means less time till you can try that new flavour you just bought on a whim.

Tasteful mods

As you gain knowledge and experience you will start to expect more from your vaping experience. This will result in you getting irritated by the constant need to top up the juice tank, especially when you have stopped flavour chasing for a while and have settled down with a new favourite flavour for a while. You will also start to get annoyed by the fact that after a day of vaping you will probably need to recharge before the evenings fun can begin. The result is that our traveller on the vaping road will upgrade to a tasteful mod, something like an EGO-ONE. Coming with a large battery for longer life and a big tank for less juice refills, this meets our needs for now.

Vaping stages plus your chance to #win with multiCIGUn-tasteful mods

As our journey continues and the knowledge acquired starts to make sense you start to realise that the power of your battery has a massive effect on the nature of the smoke you actually end up inhaling, so it makes sense to have a good one at least. You will also by now have collected a few tanks filled with different flavours and become adept at switching tanks on batteries as you fancy a quick taste of a new flavour. You will probably have come across the new craze of “sub-ohm” vaping. I confess to being a huge convert to “sub-ohm” vaping as I find the flavour much richer and the smoke cooler not to mention the huge clouds you can make if you’re so inclined. However you need a much bigger battery to run a “sub-ohm” device and you need to be able to change the wattage the battery delivers as different coils require different wattage. Only option; upgrade to an un-tasteful mod. There is no getting away from it these things look like bricks, newer models are trying to scale things back a bit but they are still quite clunky if they are able to deliver any serious level of power. I find for home use they are totally acceptable but I have not found one I feel comfortable using in public yet. Currently I am using a Smok X-Pro 80M that so far has met my current needs.
You are now officially a fully-fledged vaper with the ability to talk with the best on the subject, welcome to the club 🙂

RDA’s

This is the next logical step on the journey when you discover the effect of keeping a stock of replacement coils. Especially as your collection of tanks, batteries and all-in-ones grows so does the range of coils you need to keep as backups. So why not make your own, quality control comes as standard as you’re only going to use the best materials you can find such as Organic Japanese Cotton and not some mass produced chemically treated cotton that is probably used in the factories. The rewards for the effort; simply put the purest smoke full of flavour. An RDA like the Indulgence Mutation X V4 is basically a sieve with space for a coil in the middle, but build your coil and wick it and then drip your juice onto the wick till its fully soaked add a battery and enjoy.

Vaping stages &  your chance to #win with multiCIGAlchemist

Well as we are now building coils and re-wicking like its second nature surely the next step will be to start creating our own perfect juice. Using a juice calculator and making sure you are using pharmaceutical grade ingredients a wonderful world of discovery lays before you. There are thousands of flavours out there and a 10ml bottle of concentrate can be found for around £3 it won’t be long before you have draws of them, all steeping away. At this level only your imagination is holding you back.

Mechanicals

I can’t write much about this level as I have not actually achieved it yet, but older and wiser people have told me it’s where you take control of the battery and housing. This is the level where you laughingly dismiss the use of electronics to regulate the battery and base your guaranteed survival on your current knowledge of physics. I dizzying height to achieve but maybe one day……

As you can see since our last vaping related post my knowledge is so much greater in depth and detail but if you are just starting your journey you should start from the beginning and experience all the different vaping “stages” yourself.

In just under two weeks we are going to attend the Vaper Expo in Birmingham NEC (11th & 12th July 2015). The exhibitors list is huge and I am hoping to learn some new tricks (and not get carried away and blow the bank balance on new toys).

In the meantime we have a surprise for you 🙂

#win with multiCIGmultiCIG have very kindly offered a selection of electronic cigarettes and their multiVAPE e-liquid starter kit to one of Bark Time readers. So, if you are thinking about quitting or know someone who might benefit from this ever growing in popularity way of quitting or even if they just want to swop a ciggie for a “go” one day then why not enter my giveaway below?

#win a selection of electronic cigarettes from multiCIG

Good Luck!

T&C:
1. Open to UK readers only, age 18+.
2. This giveaway is sponsored by multiVAPE.
3. There will be 1 winner chosen at random from all valid entries. Winner will be chosen by Gleam.
4. The winner will receive 1 x Golden Tabacco Disposable Electric Cigarette, 1 x Menthol Disposable Electric Cigarette and 1 x e-liquid starter kit. The prize will only be fulfilled by Bark Time
5. The winner will have 7 working days to claim the prize, after this time, a new winner will be selected.
6. Closing date for the giveaway is Friday 24/07/2015 at 23:59pm, any entry made after this time will not be counted.

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National No Smoking Day

#nosmokingdayToday we celebrate National No Smoking Day.

I wish I could say than I am a quitter but unfortunately I am not. I smoke less and I vap more but I am still a smoker all the same 🙁

It’s not that I wouldn’t want to quit all together… maybe I am just weak or maybe my motivation isn’t in the right place… who knows…

Despite being a smoker, I know and understand the effects this habit has on me and people around me. I know that smoking effects all my body yet I am still a smoker.

Am I proud? No, I am not.

Would I want to quit? Sure, I would!

But sometimes things are really easier said than done.

I would love to quit and live a smoke free life but… I am still a smoker…

…a smoker, who at least has taken a step forward in my journey to being smoke free having partially swapped to vaping.

I am not suggesting taking up vaping but if you are a smoker this is a great middle ground and with time who knows maybe both you and I can become smoke free.

There are a lot of e-cig kits around; some of them are better than others; some of them are cheaper than others, some will appeal to men and some more to women… but there is one which should satisfy all tastes and likings… vapour cigarette gift box from KiK. Its mid price well finished and it comes with a good selection of flavours to start with (flavours which actually taste as they should and do not leave any weird chemical tastes in the back of your throat). The gift box looks stunning and it will be perfect for either male or female recipients. So… even if you aren’t a smoker think about all your smoking friends and make a note of their upcoming birthday or other celebrationary dates. Nothing says “I care” more than the gift of life. After all, who knows, it might just be the thing which pushes them into a smoke free lifestyle.

I hope by next year I will be able to report to you all that I am a proud quitter.

Keep your fingers crossed for me.

*I received a KiK Vape 01 vapour cigarette gift box for review purpose.

Review – multiVAPE by multiCIG – Hope for all the smokers out there

multiVAPE by multiCIG

*by Mark

There comes a time when you start to question aspects of your life and wonder if what you are doing is really in your best interest. For me it was the other day whilst standing in the wind and rain having a cigarette. I had been fighting off a cold for a couple of days so my chest was already tight and uncomfortable, and here I was in abject misery, cold and wet, compounding the situation.

Time for a different approach I think to myself!

Now followers of Bark Time will already know that this is not the first time we have been at this crossroads and that we both have played at various solutions to our addiction. From patches to white plastic tubes with cartridges in them to even dabbling in the new e-cig vapping craze, but as we have already established I was standing in the wind and rain smoking so obviously nothing has worked so far.

Then in a wonderful case of synchronicity we were offered to try a multiVAPE by multiCIG. Yes it is another type of e-cig but this one has a presence that begs you to pay attention, so I did.

my multiVAPE by multiCIG

The package arrived and the first thing that struck me was the weight, it had some. I was expecting a fly weight box but this one felt though it has some substance, eagerly I opened it. Inside all nicely boxed in individual compartments was the highly polished silver e-cig, a charger, a small bottle of the liquid in natural tobacco flavour and the ubiquitous user manual.

The e-cig itself is a solid well engineered item that splits into three parts. You have the mouthpiece, the chamber where the atomizer is surrounded by clear glass or plastic (hard to tell which) were you pour the liquid and can easily see how much is left and then finally is the base where the rechargeable battery is. The instructions state that you must fully charge the battery before using so I dutifully plugged it in to discover it had come fully charged already, a nice touch. The next step was a little fiddly as you have to fill the liquid reservoir without getting any into the atomizer, a task for a steady hand. Then simply screw the pieces together, easy.

multiVAPE by multiCIG in use

Depressing the tiny button on the side 5 times powers up the e-cig and a comforting blue light lets you know you’re good to go. Then it’s a simple case of using like a regular cigarette except when you go to inhale you have to press the button to activate the atomizer.

First impressions where very good for me as the smoke actually had some substance. I had taken a big drag expecting the sensation to be very mild and ended up coughing just like I did when I first had a proper cigarette; the second go was much more restrained. If you have ever tried to smoke a shisha pipe it is a remarkably similar experience, the smoke is cool with texture and flavour. Now don’t expect the taste to be anything like your go to packet you smoke every day, you do need to look at this as a new brand. It was very good at satisfying the cravings and had the additional benefit that you only need a couple of drags and your done, no more smoking the second half of a cigarette even though you don’t really want it just because they are too expensive to throw away!

In the true nature of showbiz my e-cig saved its biggest plus till last and it came a couple of days later. My chest relaxed and my mouth stopped feeling like a parrot’s cage in the mornings. I could breathe much easier and taste my food better; this is awesome as far as I am concerned.

I have been using my multiVAPE for a couple of weeks now and the love affair is well and strong, yes I have had a couple of regular cigarettes but I now found that they actually taste awful so that desire is going away.

multiVAPE by multiCIG - other flavours
The other thing I would mention is that the liquid you buy comes in a variety of flavours such as menthol, coffee, cherry with more planned in the future, happy me. The bottles are rather small when you first see one and I wondered how long they would last. I put around 1/3rd into the chamber of me e-cig and it took me almost 4 days to empty it, and I am not a casual smoker, so the savings over £9 a pack cigarettes is HUGE!

Though, all is not perfect in the e-cig world. The one and only complaint I have against the system is if you leave it lying around for the night for example in the morning when you take your first drag it gurgles as if some of the liquid has leaked out or the atomizer has flooded. On one occasion it did actually deliver some unvaporised liquid into my mouth which was not tasty at all, it has only happened once to be fair so may have been my handling as opposed to a design fault. I have since discovered that if you prop it up when not using so the mouth-piece is elevated then the problem is completely eradicated.

In conclusion I think this system is the future, it works for me and I would happily recommend it to my friends. It will save you money, save your lungs, restore your taste buds and bring you into the 21st century.

our multiVAPE by multiCIG

Go forth and Vap!

Do you Vap? Did you try or are you one of the rare none-smoking healthy types?

Review – Vype Reload, rechargeable e-cigarette

I am not new to the e-cigarette, I have tried quite a few of them by now and so far I haven’t found the perfect one.

Vype reload is a bit different… just look at it…

Vype Reload

Vype reload for me is like a cross over between the disposable and the rechargeable e-cigarettes that I’ve used so far.
It is a rechargeable e-cigarette yet it comes in very small and neat packaging, which is a tremendous plus… as I not always have a space to carry a full size rechargeable e-cigarettes kit. I personally like the design of Vype reload, I like it a lot. It is much smaller and it fits in your pocket if needed. But not only the packaging is small and neat… the e-cigarette itself is smaller too; actually it is the same size as a real cigarette.
If you read any of my e-cigarette reviews that I have written before you will notice that I have always had a problem with them being too big and too heavy, Vype reload has resolved this problem and created something as close to a real cigarette as possible (size and weight wise).

Vype Reload and the other brands - check out the size difference
Vype Reload and the other brands – check out the size difference

But let’s take a step back for a minutes and start from the beginning.

So you buy yourself a Vype reload… what do you get?

  • One sleek and funky looking case
  • One USB charger
  • Two fully charged e-cigarettes (two batteries + two cartridges)
  • User instructions

inside your kit

This is pretty all you need to keep you going. You can purchase all of this for £14.99, which is a much lower price than other brands on the market.

Replacement cartridges start from £7.99 for 2 units… they have a savings offer… the more you buy the cheaper they get… to give you an example you can purchase 5 packs for £29.99, giving you a saving of almost £10.

This kit is easy to use and there is no need for any preparation before the first use. You get it and open it and you can vap away in no time.

What about the flavour?

My kit arrived with two classic flavour cartridges. Flavour wise they do resemble your standard cigarette, and strength wise they were spot on….

Vype offers 3 different flavours at this moment – Classic Bold, Classic Regular and Menthol.

In the past I struggled with different flavoured cartridges which were coming all in one shape and colour, with no markings to tell them apart… Vype resolved this problem as well… their cartridges have small coloured bands, which help you recognised which flavour is which.

I don’t use the Vype reload all the time, so I am unable to give my opinions about the battery and how long lasting it really is. For me the occasional use, it does the job well.

Final words about Vype reload

Nice looking kit at a low price. Realistic looking cigarette with perfect weight and coloured band on cartridges gets a thumb up from me.

All my earlier issues I had with e-cigarettes has been resolved, so it looks like I have no more excuses, just have to go vaping full time 😉

* I received one kit for free for review purpose. All opinions about the products are honest and my own.

Review – multiCIG disposable electronic cigarettes

multiCIG disposable electronic cigarettes
multiCIG disposable electronic cigarettes

So, we are still categorized as smokers. We have had a lot of progress lately but still cigarettes are an inseparable part of our lives. It is not so easy to quit 🙁

I was offered to try multiCIG electronic cigarettes and I gladly said:”yes, please”. I could choose a trial kit or disposables cigarettes. As I have never tried any multiCIG products before I went with the disposable electronic cigarette, as most new clients would do, simply because they are cheaper and I also liked the packaging 🙂 You might laugh a little now that I chose my product based upon its packaging but the multiCIG disposable electronic cigarette comes in a single box, which makes carrying it around so much easier. There are other companies on the market who sell their disposable cigarette stuck to a piece of cardboard so once you open it, you have nowhere to hide it. We all know how tricky lighters can be and how easy they get lost, believe me when it comes to the cigarettes themselves they are even more cunning…

So, my small parcel arrived and in it where two multiCIG disposable electronic cigarettes, one in each flavour – golden tobacco and menthol. There is also a third flavour available on their website called classic tobacco. I was trying to find some information about what is the main difference between the classic and the golden tobacco, but I was not able to. They have the same strength, 18mg of nicotine, so maybe the flavour is just a little bit different, I am really not sure.

These multiCIG disposable electronic cigarettes are really easy to use. There is no need for charging at all, you just open a packet and off you go… you can smoke away or should I rather say vap away.

Ready to go in no time...
Ready to go in no time…

The multiCIG disposable electronic cigarettes cost a reasonable £7.99 each, when you think that they are equivalent to 40 standard cigarettes, so you are already saving money. In addition to the money you also make huge savings in the risk factors against your own health and potentially the health of others around you… the multiCIG disposable electronic cigarettes have no ash, tar, smell or smoke, but you still get the satisfaction from the action of smoking and of course your nicotine fix.

The multiCIG disposable electronic cigarettes feels surprisingly real in your hand, again being pernickety they are a little bit heavier and a little too fat, but they are close enough to the real thing so as not to be a nuisance… they also work as stated – they give you the satisfaction of smoking without the negative side effects.

The multiCIG disposable electronic cigarettes are the entry point in the multiCIG electronic cigarettes range… if you decide that they are for you and you enjoyed the experience, you can use a 50% discount code printed on the back of your cigarette pack to purchase a starter kit.

I know that for most people £69.99 for a starter kit is a lot of money but… you can get 50% off this price and comparing it to the price of cigarette itself – it can be argued it is a real bargain.

I would recommend multiCIG disposable electronic cigarettes if you want to start your journey with electronic cigarettes. They are a cheap way of “testing the water” and making sure that vaping is for you.

I did however found something missing on the multiCIG website – nicotine free cartridges. I was thinking what about all those people who are really determined to quit, including giving up on the nicotine part as well, but maybe would like to keep vaping for old time sake?

Product was provided free of charge (2 packs of disposable cigarettes) for review purposes. The opinions expressed in this review are honest and my own.