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Vaping has been around for a while, but had a huge surge around 2012 or so. Sub-ohm tanks came out, regulated boxes became more and more popular, vape stores started popping up everywhere, and before you know it, everybody and their brother had a vape. I could walk into any given vape store for years afterwards at any time of day and find at least 5 people hanging out. Stores had massive inventories of juice, tanks, regulated mods, mechanical mods, RDA’s, etc. It was very cool.

In my opinion, the Juul was responsible for killing this. It came out in 2015, and I switched to one myself, as I was younger and looking for ways to vape more discreetly. I went back to a box a few times and always went back to the Juul. Tried other pod devices, as many refillables started coming out, and I always went back to the Juul. More recently, they stopped mint and mango and I went through 10 different pod devices before arriving to now, where I’m back on a mod and wondering why I ever switched.

I’m a little disappointed that the “golden days” of vaping as I remember them are gone. Maybe it’ll be cyclical. Who knows.

Presently, if I go into a store, there’ll be two people if that in there, even before Covid, and stores now sell two or three tanks or mods, and a bunch of pod devices and disposables.

Did pods kill mods? That’s what I think.

All I know is I’m off salts and back on freebase, and I feel better than I’ve felt in a long time. Mods obviously output a lot more vapor, but I feel like I can breathe easier, I don’t get shaky like I would occasionally with high levels of salt nicotine, I can go hours without noticing that I haven’t vaped in a while, and it’s just so much more FUN.

Vaping has been around for a while, but had a huge surge around 2012 or so. Sub-ohm tanks came out, regulated boxes became more and more popular, vape stores started popping up everywhere, and before you know it, everybody and their brother had a vape. I could walk into any given vape store for years afterwards at any time of day and find at least 5 people hanging out. Stores had massive inventories of juice, tanks, regulated mods, mechanical mods, RDA’s, etc. It was very cool.In my opinion, the Juul was responsible for killing this. It came out in 2015, and I switched to one myself, as I was younger and looking for ways to vape more discreetly. I went back to a box a few times and always went back to the Juul. Tried other pod devices, as many refillables started coming out, and I always went back to the Juul. More recently, they stopped mint and mango and I went through 10 different pod devices before arriving to now, where I’m back on a mod and wondering why I ever switched.I’m a little disappointed that the “golden days” of vaping as I remember them are gone. Maybe it’ll be cyclical. Who knows.Presently, if I go into a store, there’ll be two people if that in there, even before Covid, and stores now sell two or three tanks or mods, and a bunch of pod devices and disposables.Did pods kill mods? That’s what I think.All I know is I’m off salts and back on freebase, and I feel better than I’ve felt in a long time. Mods obviously output a lot more vapor, but I feel like I can breathe easier, I don’t get shaky like I would occasionally with high levels of salt nicotine, I can go hours without noticing that I haven’t vaped in a while, and it’s just so much more FUN.

Submitted July 30, 2020 at 04:32AM by Crympt
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  1. The arrogance of Big Vaping caused the mass exodus to the Juul. Five years ago I was happily vaping along with a iStick mini, Aspire K1 tank with 1.8 ohm coil at about 6 watts. Aspire discontinued the old 1.8 ohm coil that operated down to 3.3 volts and replaced it with one that needed a minimum of 4.2 volts. The mini running the new coil would only run for 90 minutes at best compared to the six or seven hours with the old coils. The entire vaping industry conspired to force vapers to vape at much higher power levels and most vapers chose to switch back to cigarettes or over to the low power (less than 8 watts) and temperature limited Juul. None of what happened was Juul’s fault. I have never used the Juul but I now have to go to three different shops in two cities just to put together a rig with a glass tank that can operate at less than 8 watts. Juul is not responsible for that either,

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