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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Heath Stephens, Sep 28, 2016.

  1. Heath Stephens

    Heath Stephens New Member

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    Excellent, I always love to see what others are doing in the way of cakes
     
  2. Heath Stephens

    Heath Stephens New Member

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    Yeah me to.

    When me and my wife found out we/ her was pretty upset. I came to terms with it pretty quickly, I should of known better. My great uncle died from it and I remember seeing him in a hospital bed, and the death rattle he had.

    But my doctor thinks I should quit outright, I have discussed vaping as an alternative to him as harm minimisation. But I do respect his advice but I had tried so many things to quit with no avail.

    So vaping it was and it has made a great hobby also, making coils and learning all that goes along with it.
     
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  3. Judith

    Judith Mostly harmless

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    I was diagnosed with COPD and since I started vaping I can get up hills easier than I could thirty years ago. Vaping doesn't seem to do anything but good for your lungs in comparison with smoking. I have heard that people with COPD (and emphysema is included in that) are better off with higher PG liquids. That seems to be the case for me so just keep that in mind if you get wheezy and cough it could be the VG if you are using a high percentage.
     
  4. Old Grump

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    Very greatful to Judy for bringing up COPD. Reading the link it has certainly been an eye opener and has given me greater understanding of what I am 90% certain I have.



    Moving towards a tobacco free World!
     
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  5. Dr Attila Danko

    Dr Attila Danko V.I.P.

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    Unfortunately not all doctors are up with the evidence. 1 more month of smoking is probably more harmful than a lifetime of vaping. If not vaping means quitting is delayed by a month, it's not worth it NOT to vape, not to mention the much higher risk of relapse to smoking using other ways of quitting.
     
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  6. crispernator

    crispernator Senior Member

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    Welcome to the forum heath thats a cold place you live it was my last posting in the army with 8/7 BN ballarat rangers
     
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  7. subyXV

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    Chrispernator, sounds like you're an ex grunt ? Should have been in RAEME :)
     
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    crispernator Senior Member

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    There are none so fine as the INFANTRY my good man all others try to emulate them but can never achieve it
     
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  9. subyXV

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    Rofl. Lets just agree to disagree mate. I have great memories of my time serving. :)
     
  10. crispernator

    crispernator Senior Member

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    I think you take my words to seriously my friend, although i am a member of my bn association i am long since left the army and very rarely see old mates with only a few here in adelaide .
     
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  11. Heath Stephens

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    I definitely have to agree with the high VG ...
    That does have me cough a little, but I love my RDAs a lot..and the flavour..

    I have however made ICE blade mixes of juice .. for those that don't know that is basically all PG in the mix .. but I leave that for my tanks..

    Also I get a killer deal on VG.... 6kg for $45.. through the the connections I have from cake decorating..
     
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  12. Heath Stephens

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    Yeah in winter and early spring like now the weather pardon me saying shitfull.

    Then summer truly hits and then it's up to 40 odd... talk about extremes...
     
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  13. crispernator

    crispernator Senior Member

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    When i first arrived there i came from the operational forces in the northmost days tropical sun to ballarat freezing cold ,thats the armys sense of humor
     
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  14. subyXV

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    Heath, are the summers a drt heat ? Dry heat beats the crap out of humidity:)
     
  15. Heath Stephens

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    Thats the 64 thousand dollars question..


    To be honest it can be both... when I first came over from Tasmania we where we where hit with a week or so of 40 degree plus days and that summer was really dry.. and a few not as hot summers where dry also..

    For the last say 4 to 5 summers has been humid as all ...

    But at the same point the summers haven't been as long as hot weather ... or should I say the winter feels longer and spring weather carries through summer ..
     
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  16. Pippi

    Pippi Mother of Pudles Moderator

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    Yes, its been weird the last few summers with humidity in our neck of the woods - nothing like QL or NT but humid none the less.
     
  17. Steve Thomas

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    Is it pharmaceutical grade vg?? And is that kg or liters??
     
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  18. Steve Thomas

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    Welcome to the forum. Please sign up to the new nicotine alliance australia. www.nnalliance.org.au
    They represent the fight for our vaping rights. Its free.

    What mods and attys are you using??
    Also would be great to see you at the ballarat vapemeet. Its always a friendly day with people from all walks of life. Great fun and great to see what others are using and share ideas. Its also a great place to find out about suppliers and where to source quality well priced gear.
     
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  19. KayP

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    Hi Heath. Welcome to the cafe mate. I wish you and your wife all the best. As already mentioned, there are plenty of kind and helpful folks here, so don't hesitate to ask for help. Very nice cakes BTW.

    @Dr Attila Danko Thank you for chiming in and reassuring us with the benefits of vaping.
     
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  20. rupert

    rupert Crazy Chemist

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    Forgive the background, but this was one of her recent ones:

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    Different light:

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