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E-juice Review: Vapor North Ice Berry

Over the next little bit, I’m going to be posting reviews of e-juices that I liked and perhaps some that I didn’t.

This first one, I’m almost out of. I bought it when I was craving menthol cigarettes big time. While craving, I decided to go with a higher nicotine level than I usually vape, 12 mg. I only vape this on my 1.2 ohm coil as I’m pretty sure it would be too much for me at 0.5 ohms.

The e-juice is by a Canadian company called Vapor North. I didn’t order it directly from them.  When I visited their website, I was impressed that the company offers numerous levels of PG/VG. The ice berry I have is 50%PG/50%VG, but I’d be interested in trying it in a higher VG blend. That said, I think this level of PG/VG probably was partially responsible for the intense cigarette-like throat hit that I actually liked. I normally don’t care too much about throat hit and tend to be satisfied with juices even when they lack one. But I was craving a cigarette.

Throat hit: intense, but not harsh probably due to the higher nicotine, the menthol and the PG/VG ratio. Exactly what I was looking for from this juice.

Flavour: Berry Inhale. A bit fake tasting, like a fake blueberry or blue raspberry. If I could change one thing about this juice, it would be the berry flavour. That said, I like the taste enough that I can vape this all day if needed. Exhale, the coolest, intensest menthol I’ve ever had the opportunity to experience. It reminded me of the intensity of menthol when you crush the little ball in one of those brands that has the crush ball.

Vapour production: To be honest, I really didn’t care about clouds with this juice, but it produces the expected vapour level for a juice with this PG/VG ratio.

Overall, a solid menthol vape that kept me from picking up a pack of menthol cigarettes. I’d buy this again, although I think I’ll pick up the 6 mg so I can vape on my 0.5 ohm coils.

Until next time…

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Last Cigarette Ever- A Review

This is sort of a mini-review on the latest episode of How I Met Your Mother, which happens to be one of my favourite sit-coms. Actually it is the only sit-com I watch. Tonight, they had an entire episode on smoking. It was actually pretty funny. I was a little scared it would end up being a giant PSA on quitting smoking, but it was actually just really funny. Especially the part where Marshall is kicking the shit out of his thirteen year old self for ever trying smoking.

Marshall at thirteen: “This is my first and last cigarette ever.” I think I thought something similar. I wonder if anyone ever means it or merely uses that as their internal excuse to try or do something that involves inhaling delicious toxins into their bodies.

I also really liked the part where Barney talks about how he only smokes for certain occasions. Post-coital, coital and pre-coital etc. Then they ask him why he smoking and he says, “I’m always pre-coital, Ted.”

Sure they did put a lot of negatives and everything was exaggerated, but that was what made it so hilarious. What is especially interesting, is none of the characters quit that episode. But I doubt that we will ever see smoking on the show again. The only time we saw some smoking before, was Colbie Smulders who plays Robyn, enjoying one in the bathtub.

Some of the characters made more convincing smokers than others. The least convincing was Lily, although they did give her this kick-ass man voice.

What does make me sad, is the only way they could have smoking on the show is by framing it as being “The Last Cigarette Ever”.

Here is the trailer:

Also- I have posted chapter 10 and chapter 11 of Strange and Beautiful. I think I will wrap it up soon. Or I’m going to try… I’ve pretty much taken the idea and characters where I wanted to, I just need to tie up some loose ends.

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