I've been here now for a short time testing the waters and I have to say I really like this forum!
My name is Lloyd.
I lost track of how long it's been since I completely quit smoking, but Grim Green recently did a retro vape with the Innokin VV v4 and said it came out in 2011. I still have one of the earlier versions and that was the mod that got me to make the switch permanently.
I will try to make this as short as possible.
The roll your own store I used to go to had to stop letting people use their machine to make cigarettes because of manufacturing laws. They started taking e cigs a little more seriously and I bought my first disposable. I still rolled my own at home however.
I was coaching youth ice hockey at the time and while at a tournament a parent came up to me and asked if I would go have a smoke with them, apparently they had smelled it on me earlier in the season. I was appalled with myself, knowing that if the parent could smell cigarette smoke on my clothing the kids certainly did as well.
I went back to the now infant vape shop and began my journey to commit to quit smoking. Fortunately, the market was on the fast track to improvement and innovation. It wasn't long before I easily, without really even trying made the switch.
Here I am now several years later and enjoying the benefits of the hobby that saved my life and doesn't make me smell like an ASS tray.