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Imagezuzu
Apr 25, 2013 12:09 AM CST
Name: Zuzu
Northern California
zone 9
This cubit is woefully inactive and will be deleted automatically by the system if nothing new is added. I suppose we may have said everything we had to say, but I'd hate to lose the whole thing and not be able to refer back to earlier conversations.
JuneBug
May 5, 2013 6:32 AM CST
Name: June or Nancy☺
Dover AFB, Delaware
So we need to post a hello! every now and then to keep it active?

Hi everybody!
Imagezuzu
May 5, 2013 11:28 AM CST
Name: Zuzu
Northern California
zone 9
Yes, even a hello will do. Hi!
JuneBug
May 11, 2013 6:15 AM CST
Name: June or Nancy☺
Dover AFB, Delaware
HI! ^_^
mamajack
Jul 25, 2013 2:12 PM CST
Name: barb allison
Fate, Texas zone 8a
i used one of those electronic smokers for a week successfully........means no cigarettes. but then i got stressed. and said to myself in order not to kill somebody i just bought some smokes and that was that. one reason in modern times i have not wanted to quit is that i did not want to spend the rest of my life wanting a cigarette everyday. i believe now though that i could quit using one of those smokers. what have you heard about them zu?
Imagezuzu
Jul 25, 2013 2:43 PM CST
Name: Zuzu
Northern California
zone 9
If you mean the electronic cigarettes, I haven't really heard anything about them, Barb. If they deliver nicotine, they should work as a quitting aid or as a replacement. I haven't really looked into them because I'd have to smoke them permanently as a replacement, and they cost much more than my hand-rolled cigs, so I'll pass.

One FDA spokesperson had this to say: "We don't want the public to perceive them as a safer alternative to cigarettes."
Imagezuzu
Jul 25, 2013 2:57 PM CST
Name: Zuzu
Northern California
zone 9
I found this on the Web, Barb, in case you're serious about trying this out as a replacement. Each e-cigarette is supposed to be the equivalent of 20 conventional cigarettes, so this free starter kit ($4.95 for postage) should be the equivalent of 5 packs.

http://iloveecigarettes.com/why-are-no-flame-e-cigarettes-be...
mamajack
Jul 25, 2013 4:09 PM CST
Name: barb allison
Fate, Texas zone 8a
it's cheap zuzu. we have what is called vapor bars. it's prob. already the rage in california. but a bottle of that liquid they sell cost me about 18.00. i have heard that even bigger bottle from some companies is even less. i believe i could make one of those bottles that i buy last a month or longer. plus i found that i don't get the same mouth sensation because the thing is hard and i found myself smoking less. that's just how it worked for me. i also found myself still wanting a cigarette from time to time but the urge went away each time i took a puff. no homicidal urges ever. and i understand it's water vapor and nicotine. no tar.

but then the stress came. lol.
Imagezuzu
Jul 25, 2013 4:42 PM CST
Name: Zuzu
Northern California
zone 9
It is cheap, but I just bought a year's worth of tobacco for $113.82. I buy the papers in cases of 2,400 (almost a whiole year's supply) for $18.00 each. Can't beat those prices! I don't think my tobacco has tar in it either.
mamajack
Jul 25, 2013 10:25 PM CST
Name: barb allison
Fate, Texas zone 8a
113.00? are you growing it? lol how the heck do you get if for that? a lb. here in texas is around 40.00, it's 20.00 in louisiana and 10 in mississippi. and by the way............how many lbs. for 113?
Imagezuzu
Jul 25, 2013 10:40 PM CST
Name: Zuzu
Northern California
zone 9
I buy six 14-oz. bags at a time. The discount for buying six at a time brings the price down to $18.97 per bag. Shipping's free for any order over $100, so the total is $113.82.

Each bag carries me through 9 weeks, so that's 54 weeks -- 2 weeks more than a full year.
mamajack
Jul 26, 2013 2:21 PM CST
Name: barb allison
Fate, Texas zone 8a
so your price is for less than a lb. can you believe it's that much higher in texas than every where else? i understand.........from you actually.........that texas has a special tax on tobacco. anyway not right now..........but ..........er............maybe in a few months......lol.........i will try again on the e-smoker. have to buy another one as when jack got home he started sneaking cigarettes. i told him that if he just had to smoke that i would prefer he use the e-smoker if he could. so he tried it and now is fine with just that. plus, at least here, it's kind of popular for kids here to use those.

another thing on that........i thought you could use a water vapor smoker anywhere. but one day we were in a nearby town's social security office and some kids were inside using it. the policeman that is always inside there told them they couldn't use it. said there was an ordinance against it. which really disgusted me. i get why folks don't want to be around cig smoke but there is no reason EXCEPT CONTROL that i can see that would make people feel that way about these smokers.
Imagezuzu
Jul 26, 2013 4:46 PM CST
Name: Zuzu
Northern California
zone 9
The taxes on cigarette-grade tobacco will be high everywhere soon, I think. The tobacco I buy is perfect for cigarettes, but it's labeled "Premium pipe tobacco" to escape the cigarette tobacco tax.

I'm not surprised about the social security office. There may be an ordinance. On the other hand, the security guard may just have said that because he personally doesn't like the sight of people smoking anything. The trend seems to be toward a ban on smoking in public in general. It's already disallowed in public places and within a certain distance of public places. Maybe some authorities believe that seeing people smoking will encourage others to start smoking or encourage former smokers to go back to the habit. In my town, smoking anywhere (except on my own property) is prohibited unless you're on the move. I used to turn in a slow circle as I smoked downtown, but now I actually have to walk somewhere and then walk back while I'm taking a cigarette break from shopping. It's as if the very sight of people standing still and smoking might make someone think it's a relaxing and enjoyable experience. Perish the thought! Grumbling
mamajack
Jul 26, 2013 6:01 PM CST
Name: barb allison
Fate, Texas zone 8a
lol..........great minds think alike. i challenged the policeman on that. he stuck to his guns. but before he did he gave me the "how dare you interject when i am correcting young people" glare. i just smiled real big. Angel

who would i contact to find out if that's true?
Imagezuzu
Jul 26, 2013 7:13 PM CST
Name: Zuzu
Northern California
zone 9
Call the social security office. Tell them you're bringing in a group of senior citizens who need help. Say that one of the elderly men is an e-cigarette smoker and ask if that's a problem. Then you'll find out whether there's really an ordinance or that cop just hated seeing young people having a good time.
mamajack
Jul 26, 2013 11:11 PM CST
Name: barb allison
Fate, Texas zone 8a
somebody at the city ought to know. but would it be the police dept. or city hall? calling the ss office would mean a long wait time i am thinking.
Imagezuzu
Jul 27, 2013 12:16 AM CST
Name: Zuzu
Northern California
zone 9
Either one of those places, I think.
mamajack
Jul 27, 2013 2:44 AM CST
Name: barb allison
Fate, Texas zone 8a
well ask me if i called on another day. i need to know so i can stop having ill will toward that policeman. lol.
Imagezuzu
Jul 27, 2013 11:26 AM CST
Name: Zuzu
Northern California
zone 9
Yes, I'll remind you in a few days. Smiling
mamajack
Jul 27, 2013 2:45 PM CST
Name: barb allison
Fate, Texas zone 8a
Rolling on the floor laughing i was thinking before the year was out. Rolling on the floor laughing

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