Hello everyone! I'm Jenny from Notheastern Pennsylvania. I started vaping 5 months ago. I was a pack a day+ smoker for 26 years. I tried to quit more times than I could count! I could quit no problem, but I could not stay quit. I thought I had it when I quit for 3 years, but sadly not. I never lost the desire to smoke. It always smelled good, I would see people smoking and would long for a cigarette. While my husband remained a smoker, he always kept it away from me so I wouldn't be tempted. But just smelling the smoke on him and tasting it on his lips was enough to give me cravings. I decided to try vaping. I started out with a menthol tobacco juice, Carolina Menthol by smoke crossroads at 6% and I loved it immediately. I had 3 cigarettes left. I smoked one. And then compared it to taking a puff of the vape. I couldn't believe how good the vape tasted. It was better than the cigarette! It was nothing like I imagined! My original plan was to smoke that evening and begin the next day as a 100% vapor. I thought it would be hard, but it wasn't! I smoked those last 3 cigarettes as my goodbye and have not wanted one. However, 2 weeks in, I broke my tank! I was stranded with no nicotine! I got 3 cigarettes out of where I knew my husband had some hidden, and smoked them right in a row. Historicly, this would then start the spiral of having just one cigarette a day, then a few, then a pack. But, I HATED them! Why I smoked so many, I can't say. But, I immediately regretted it. Not in the ways I did in the past. But, in new ways. I couldn't get the taste out of my mouth forever, I couldn't get the smell off of me. I had no desire for a cigarette again. And should something happen again in the future, I probably would get a nicotine patch, that I still have, out and put that on before going for a cigarette.
I started DIY mixing about a month ago because my 2 favorite flavors are too expensive to keep on hand. I go through them quickly when I have them. I did not realize how hard it would be to try to replicate the flavors. However, I am happy I started doing this anyway. I am exploring so many new flavor profiles that I would have been afraid to buy a bottle of in case I wouldn't like it. I found so many new flavors that I love. The biggest surprise being RY4, I would not have picked that out to try, but it is now the main flavor in my ADV. I have strayed away from trying to recreate my 2 favorite juices, smoke crossroads Carolina Menthol and Coconut Bay. Not many people have ever tried them to help me and I am not very good at creating my own recipies yet. I have been using yours, and I thank you all very much for your help! I am mainly vaping things I mixed myself now! I am so glad to have found this website! It is such a wonderful resource. And, because I have found so many wonderful recipies to try, I am mixing all of the time. I now have so many small flavor concentrate bottles, and a few larger sizes that I knew once I used them, that I would need them often. I always liked to cook and bake, but I have a severe back injury that has prevented me from doing it for the last few years. This has become my new version of cooking! I love doing it and get so excited about a great new flavor I made! I have made so many recipies from here that I figured that it is about time that I introduce myself and let everyone know how much I enjoy your creations! Thank you again for sharing them!