Hello, My name is Max and I am from the Netherlands.
I was one of those guys who started smoking at a very young age, I did this for over 30 years. I have tried to quit smoking multiple times, I even tried the nicotine gum, but to no effect. The longest period I was smoke free was a long time ago, after I quit cold turkey. I remained smoke free for 1,5 years, but then I did something stupid again. So the last 12 – 13 smoking years, I smoked cigars. But this is now more than 3 years ago, luckily!
More than 3 years ago, I went to my local tobacco store to get me a pack of cigars and I thought to myself, hey! Maybe they have those new electric cigarettes for sale here. You have to know, I didn’t know anything about electronic cigarettes.
They sold Flavor Vapes. These cig-alikes cost me about 10 Euros each. They were maybe a bit bigger than a real cigarette. So, I bought my pack of cigars and two of these e-cigs, one with tobacco flavor and one that was menthol flavored.
So, when I arrived at my car, I opened the packaging and tried my first e-cig puff. My first reaction was a very cool one.
“Hey, this is totally different than smoking, this is pretty weak, but I see a lot of potential here!”
In a few seconds I asked myself. “Is bigger better? Will there be bigger? I need internet!”
While vaping on my new electronic nicotine device, I drove home! It wasn’t bad, but it also wasn’t good. But I kept thinking. “This has huge potential”
“What are those guys doing on youtube?” They are talking about strawberries? Cola? Batteries? What does that guy have with that swiffel thingy on top. OMG! Why haven’t I found this before? So much about vaping, soooo much devices, sooo much reviews, so much flavors…
……So much potential.
Vaping made me QUIT SMOKING, the rest is history!
Never in my history was quitting smoking this easy!