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 – 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.

Review – NicoBloc 99

home-page-imageWe are still struggling with our smoking habit. Currently the weather has been kind to us, so smoking outside isn’t such a huge deal at this moment, but any week now it is going to change and we will be forced to have a cigarette in the pouring rain outside the front of the house.

We just want to stop smoking.

I am very open to any and all new products out there, in the hope that something will help us quit. When I heard about NicoBloc I obviously wanted to try it out.

So what is NicoBloc*?

NicoBloc is a coloured fluid that you apply to the filter of the cigarette immediately before smoking. Typically you use the product over a six-week period to prepare you to quit smoking by reducing gradually your nicotine intake to allow your body to adjust gently to physical changes that occur during the drug withdrawal.

Whilst other systems help overcome the withdrawal syndrome once you have stopped smoking, NicoBloc prepares you physically and mentally and helps you before you break the habit completely.

The NicoBloc solution is not taken orally but is put on the filter of the cigarette without significantly changing its taste. Because of this, it does not have any counter-indications or interfere with any medication, so it can be used by anyone, including pregnant women.

You keep smoking but slowly reduce your tobacco consumption until you stop entirely.

There are no withdrawal symptoms, as NicoBloc helps your body adapt gradually to the reduction of nicotine levels at the same time as the number of cigarettes smoked is also being reduced.

The NicoBloc solution is not ingested; you apply it to the cigarette filter.

NicoBloc blocks the ingestion of nicotine and harmful tar, which causes cancer, by up to 99%.

It does not have any counter-indications or produce undesired effects.

2013-08-17_13-02-02_182So what do you receive once you order your NicoBloc?

You will receive a:

         –  15ml vial of NicoBlock liquid, which will last you up to 2 weeks

          – Instruction on how to use it

How to apply NicoBloc?

When applying more than one drop at a time, you should follow the steps described one by one. That is to say, you should not apply all the drops without following the 4 steps below.

Step 1

Make a deep indentation into the cigarette filter with the bottle nozzle.

Step 2

Squeeze the correct amount of NicoBloc fluid into the filter immediately before you smoke it. Follow the complete application process 2 or 3 times as required, applying one drop each time, rather than applying double or treble size drops. Allow each drop to soak in before applying the next drop.

Step 3

Use the nozzle to spread the fluid, so that it covers the total filter surface.

Step 4

Squeeze the filter a few times; this helps it to absorb the fluid.

Step 5

Light the cigarette and immediately take a strong first draw, before smoking the cigarette as normal.

2013-08-17_13-02-39_118Note :
The NicoBloc solution should be applied to the filter immediately prior to smoking.
It should not be applied to all the cigarettes in the pack at the same time.
The solution remains active for about 5 minutes after being applied.
Thereafter, it dries out and becomes ineffective.

How much of NicoBloc should you apply?

Week 1

One NicoBloc Drop – 33% Nicotine and Tar is blocked – reducing the addiction to Nicotine and the harmful effects of tar.

Week 2

Two NicoBloc Drops – 66% Nicotine and Tar is blocked – further reducing the addiction to cigarettes.

Week 3

Three NicoBloc Drops – 99% Nicotine and Tar normally consumed is blocked and by this stage the consumer trials prove that 60% of users have given up smoking.

So does it work?

I think it actually does work. After 3 weeks of using it I don’t crave cigarettes so much and I definitely smoke less. I am still on only 1 drop each cigarette, as I chose to take it easy and reduce the amount once I feel more confident I can deal with it. NicoBloc doesn’t change the taste of your cigarette at all in fact I am sure if someone would pass you an already made and lit cigarette, you wouldn’t even know the difference. The only downside is that I have to prepare each and every cigarette straight before I want to smoke it. This isn’t always possible for example on a long drive I would roll a few cigarettes before setting off here I cannot take advantage of the NicoBloc liquid… so I have to try and use NicoBloc as often as I can.

I am not sure if this would be a good idea from a business perspective as the cost of packaging would go up exponentially but what about selling them in single doses of NicoBloc in some form of one use delivery system? It might be more convenient and quicker to use and would always ensure the correct dose. I mention this because it can sometimes be difficult from the chunky bottle supplied to get just a single drop. If in a rush or multitasking in this modern hectic lifestyle it is all too easy to overdo it.

If you are struggling to quit smoking and you are determined to succeed I think NicoBloc might be just what you are looking for. Yes, it does require some “work” but it also gives visible results in a fairly short amount of time.

If you decide to take this road, stick with it and good luck!

*source of information

* Product was provided by NicoBloc via Bloggers Required free of charge for review purposes. The opinions expressed in this review are honest and my own .