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Initial post: Oct 12, 2010 6:30:15 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 12, 2010 6:30:42 PM PDT
Anyone tried Blu Cigs? http://www.blucigs.com/
I was looking at the website and they seem worth trying. I doubt they can replace newport pleasure but if i hear any positive feedback I'll try them

Posted on Oct 13, 2010 11:45:53 AM PDT
medialint says:
>>newport pleasure<<

Ah, yes ... "Alive with Pleasure!" the slogan goes. Very healthy.

e-cigs are basically vaporizers, familiar to folks that smoke something slightly different

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 13, 2010 12:08:13 PM PDT
J. Robinson says:
I do not know, but please keep in mind that E-cigs aren't tested for health or safety. You have no idea what's in them. Not to promote smoking, but at least you know what's in a cigarette.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 13, 2010 12:26:07 PM PDT
medialint says:
>>at least you know what's in a cigarette<<

I didn't:
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_chemicals_are_in_cigarettes

Posted on Oct 14, 2010 12:50:26 PM PDT
A. Flowers says:
You could just quit instead. I know, its tough, and obviously you are looking for *some* kind of answer so that is good. But like JR said, these aren't really regulated, and there is almost no data on what they might do to you. Ultimately, they could be just as bad as ordinary smoking, for all we know.

There are FDA regulated addiction-assistance drugs that you can talk to your doctor about. This is a safer solution, in the long run.

Posted on Oct 15, 2010 11:03:24 AM PDT
S. Rubicz says:
Great info, now I will check out Blue cigs, and vaporizers, on Wiki Answers.
-Thanks ! former smoker, former druggie, and googler

Posted on Mar 6, 2011 9:36:47 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 6, 2011 9:39:52 AM PST
MrDarkness says:
Considering how long e-cigarettes have been around, the degree of ignorance about them is astonishing.

"...keep in mind that E-cigs aren't tested for health or safety. You have no idea what's in them."

The question isn't what's in an e-cigarette--they are simply vaporizers with a battery power source--but what's in the liquid they vaporize that the user inhales: it contains either vegetable glycerin or pharmaceutical-grade propylene glycol (or a mix of both), flavoring, and--usually, but not always--nicotine.

As of this writing, at least 14 studies have been conducted on the inhalable vapor, including one by the FDA in which trace amounts of carcinogens were detected at levels (A) up to 1400 times less than those contained in cigarette smoke, and (B) at virtually the same levels present in FDA-approved nicotine gums and patches. Not present at any level were 4000+ other toxic chemicals associated with tobacco combustion, such as carbon monoxide.

For anyone to suggest cigarettes to be "...just as bad" or worse (presumably, as you "know what's in a cigarette") borders on criminal negligence.

Those of the dismissive attitude that smokers "...could just quit instead" need to understand that e-cigarettes are an alternative--not a replacement. The smoker may not want to quit; they may want an alternative shown to be many orders of magnitude safer to themselves, and harmless to those around them.

In view of the gravity of the subject at hand--it involves life itself--givers of advise ought to educate themselves before giving it. The following is a link to a study co-authored by Michael Siegel, Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/centers-institutes/population-development/files/article.jphp.pdf

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 7, 2011 2:20:38 AM PST
"http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/centers-institutes/population-development/files/article.jphp.pdf"

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Posted on Mar 7, 2011 4:44:22 AM PST
Garbogal says:
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Posted on Mar 7, 2011 5:28:15 AM PST
Izak Last says:
I own the Blu Cigs starter kit. I only bought the Blu kit for the looks and the occasional vape so for now it works fine for me. I am not happy with it overall, the quality is somewhat poor. The battery life is not very long and the cartridges are low quality. The carrying case is nice though and the black color they offer is stylish. If you are serious about switching to e-cigs as a permanent replacement, I would shop around and read a ton of reviews before buying anything.

If I were to give it an Amazon star rating I would go with 3 out of 5. 1 point for low battery life, and 1 point for low quality atomizer and cartridge in general.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 7, 2011 1:28:06 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 7, 2011 5:50:36 PM PST
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Posted on Mar 7, 2011 1:45:13 PM PST
Marco Polo says:
I smoked cigarettes for 58 years, since I was 12. I bought a Joye eGo ecig the first week of October last year. After trying the eGo I stopped cigarettes the very next day and haven't had one since (over 5 months). Within 2 weeks of starting the eGo and dropping regular cigs, I stopped coughing up goo in the mornings, stopped smelling like an ashtray, don't get winded walking to the garage anymore and have no wheezing in my lungs now.
The ingredients in the ejuice is a slight color depending on the flavor you get, which comes in tobacco, fruits and a huge variety of other flavors including of all things, bacon, waffles or even shrimp!
The base is ethylene glycol which has been used in hospitals as a virus/bacteria killer and is referred to a hospital grade. The alternate carrier is a simple vegetable oil base, and nicotine in lessening amounts down to zero.
Do your research. Cigarettes kill. There is no evidence that ecigs do. There are NO carcinogens in ejuice to my knowledge.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 7, 2011 1:49:48 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 7, 2011 2:00:22 PM PST
Ummmm, ethylene glycol is toxic.

Potential Acute Health Effects:
Hazardous in case of ingestion. Slightly hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant, permeator), of eye contact (irritant), of
inhalation. Severe over-exposure can result in death.
Potential Chronic Health Effects:
CARCINOGENIC EFFECTS: A4 (Not classifiable for human or animal.) by ACGIH. MUTAGENIC EFFECTS: Mutagenic
for mammalian somatic cells. Non-mutagenic for bacteria and/or yeast. TERATOGENIC EFFECTS: Not available.
DEVELOPMENTAL TOXICITY: Not available. The substance may be toxic to kidneys, liver, central nervous system (CNS).
Repeated or prolonged exposure to the substance can produce target organs damage. Repeated exposure to a highly toxic
material may produce general deterioration of health by an accumulation in one or many human organs.

And that's for one time exposure. If you use eCigs like you used cigarettes are you really better off or just swapping your poison?

ETA: I think you meant Propylene glycol.

I've seen studies that steam from a shower can increase the risk of pneumonia, so these might do the same.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 7, 2011 5:24:59 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 7, 2011 5:34:52 PM PST
MrDarkness says:
Amanda, I just copied & pasted the URL straight off my post, and it went to the page (it's a .pdf). I don't have a clue why it didn't work for you. Try it again:

http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/centers-institutes/population-development/files/article.jphp.pdf

Regarding Marco Polo's post, I also believe he meant Propylene Glycol--which, by the way, has long been studied for possessing antimicrobial effects on airborne microorganisms:

http://www.sciencemag.org/content/115/2988/379

Posted on May 12, 2012 5:58:20 PM PDT
Foxxel says:
You can also look at what they use for their Juice.
It's on the blucig's website.
The company is U.S. Based and follows all Federal Chemical Lab procedures.

The company is called "Johnson Creek" and the company isn't regulated but has strict guidelines in what they put in there products. I have visited there lab where they make the Juice extract, and it would pass the FDA if they did regulate it.

Posted on May 12, 2012 9:31:45 PM PDT
widowTink says:
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Posted on May 13, 2012 9:05:26 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 14, 2012 5:54:33 AM PDT
MrDarkness says:
Your pseudonym, parrotheadtink, is incredibly appropo. You parrot non-thought spoon fed to you, for the reason that your head is incabable of thought of its own (AKA, "tink," with the telling omission of the "h" that would make you a thinker--which clearly you're not).

Even though It's obvious that explaining matters to your dead mind is akin to speaking into deaf ears, I fell compelled to take a shot at it.

For the record, users of e-cigarettes are not "smokers," by strict definition. The vapor they inhale is not the result of combustion. They don't inhale smoke anymore than you do when inhaling the caffeine-laced steam rising from your morning coffee. The singular "toxin" they absorb is no more toxic than your drug of choice.

They are no more--and no less--an addict than yourself.

They've chosen an alternative to smoking, one of infinitely less risk to themselves, and none to anyone around them.

The elemental difference between them and yourself is that they derive no pleasure from the pathetic self-righteousness that fuels your post-smoking existence.

Posted on May 14, 2012 5:06:31 AM PDT
MotoMatt says:
In my experience E-cigs are Great, I compare how I feel between E-cigs and smoking cigarettes ,with E-Cigs I breathe alot better,Feel alot better. No fowl breathe,and no stinky clothes,no smoke,or ashes .
You can learn alot here:
http://nu-vapor.com/forum/forum.php
http://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/forum/

In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2012 5:30:46 AM PDT
widowTink says:
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Posted on May 14, 2012 9:10:28 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 14, 2012 9:14:53 AM PDT
First, regarding Blu cigs... I bought the starter pk for our daughter because I wanted her to quit, and unfortunately she's not ready. Both our daughter and son tried the Blu Cigs and didn't really care for them. We'd bought some others which came with various cartridges - fruit flavors, menthol, regular, and .. other flavors, and they liked those much better, but not enough for our daughter to quit. Our son did though, thank goodness.
Good luck to you, it's not easy to quit. I quit years ago by just going down is tar level till I got to the ones that were like air, and by then figured, "What's the point?!" and was able to quit, but I was ready. I think once you're really ready you'll be able to do it!

Which brings me to my 2nd point, regarding parrotheadtink's post... I'm not a smoker, but I'm sure you'll blow me off as well. I don't understand posts like yours. The original post says,
"Anyone tried Blu Cigs? http://www.blucigs.com/
I was looking at the website and they seem worth trying. I doubt they can replace newport pleasure but if i hear any positive feedback I'll try them."
and you responded,
"Why is it so important to continue to suck toxic chemicals into your bodies, smokers? Now you're debating the virtues of electronic pacifiers?

If I can quit, so can you."

If you really wanted to help, you might explain how long you smoked, and how you quit - w/o an air of supiority. You might say that you quit before the electronic cigs came out, but you didn't find you needed to switch to another oral aid - some people do. There's not just one way for people to make changes - that's what makes us unique, and it's also what makes change easy for some and more difficult for others. Have you no flaws? Perhaps overweight? If so, then think of how difficult that challenge has been for you, and how you'd feel if someone made a post like that regarding a new weight loss aid which just came out, and is very much an oral pacifier, helping people get through... say.. the first year of weight loss.

If you don't intend to answer the question, why bother posting? You don't have anything constructive to add. Your post is entirely negative and not at all helpful. (Not to mention pretty darned arrogant. re: "If I can quit, so can you!" Why would you make this "mindless assumption" of anyone else? If you're going to make accusations, you shouldn't be throwing them out there yourself.)

Tink, this used to be you.

"I will not be swayed in my opinion of smokers. It is disgusting to see them, smell them, or to be near them. Period.

And I will not comment on your mindless assumptions of me"

If you're going to post, why be so mean/offensive/argumentative to others, why not offer something constructive, and offer it with an air of humility or respect?
I should just "save it", you seem to be beyond reproach, lack compassion for your fellow human beings... and w/o any faults of your own.

Posted on May 14, 2012 9:30:02 AM PDT
While I can't say I feel in love with them, they are doing the trick.
When I decided to quit my doc gave me the Nicotrol, which I absolutely hated. it did nothing for me but did make me want a real cig. I tired the blu-cigs and they were ok, so I decided to not purchase real cigs. I puffed on the blu (starting later each day). I found I wasn't going out of my mind for a cig , but I was missing them, after a week that feeling passed. I got use to the taste, the amazing part of my blu-cig story is that I can be around my friends who still smoke without wanting a real cig. I haven't guit the blus yet, but in time I will and I won't want a traditional cig.
I think it was a good investment.

In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2012 9:30:27 AM PDT
Ignore it. The worst smack talkers are the "smokers in recovery" (they'll never be non-smokers again). They are holier than thou and too good to be supportive, all they can do is talk down to those who haven't made it yet. They are just so much better.

Posted on May 16, 2012 7:26:31 PM PDT
Sweden says:
Ok, here's my opinion on Blus. They suck.

Battery life is awful, you get no throat hit off the JC Juice, and half of cartomizers don't work. Save yourself the time, the money, and the frustration by going with a Joye eGo.

It can be bought at cignot.com. Buy the starter kit.

Then, shimmy on over to kickbassvapor.com and pick yourself up some juices. KBV is cheap and has the best e-juices I've ever tried.

After that, go to altsmoke.com and grab yourself some dual coil 'Smok Tech' cartomizers. Fill those suckers up with the e-juice you got from KBV. Keep on dripping until it's super moist. Typically, this process takes about 5 minutes. Drip it in, give it a rest, drip about 10 more drops in, ect.

Screw those bad boys onto your eGo battery (charged, of course) and you're ready to go! Sounds complicated, but I find that most people who have Blus get turned off to vaping right away, and go back to cigarettes.

After you're comfortable with the eGo, you can move onto bigger and better devices. I have a Silver Bullet and a Provari, but I continue to use my eGo.

If you're going to do something, do it right! There are tons of videos on YouTube that can help you start the process. This is just the best and simplest way to start, in my opinion, that don't include crappy knock offs.

In reply to an earlier post on May 16, 2012 10:47:59 PM PDT
Chris B.88 says:
Yes, I bought the pack of blu cigs with the 5packs of falvors which r bomb tasty things, and payed like 50usd for the 2chargers, 2battaries and 25 cartriges that u use every 150puffs or so. Sometimes I b gettin more tho, it all depends on the drag u take, big or small? I bought this during rehab so I could smoke late at night and inside my warm room or bed, not outside all the time. The flavors r wonderful, cheery and menthol are my fav but the coffee and vinilla r good to yah hear- Anyways tho 4 50bucks it's worth it but really not a good alturnative cause its not the same thing as a real cig 4 sure and I dont use at all now and only used it for the first 25cartriges were gone and now the batteries r pretty much shot so more of a novilty item if u ask me. If u smoke cig's and want something so u can smoke on planes or indoors or resturants this is the cig u need!!

In reply to an earlier post on May 16, 2012 10:53:04 PM PDT
Chris B.88 says:
not realy, do u kno there are over 4000 diff. carcinigins in a single ciggerette alone. The blu-cig is flavored tabaco and nicitine(if u perfer, it can be taken out tho) with a small vaporizor inside to heat up the special foil that in turn makes the vapor, not smoke. I do beleive an e-cig or blu cig would not kill u as fast as real tabaco smokes!
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