I thought I would take a moment to add my story- How I quit smoking - or - How vaping saved or has at least lengthened my life.
Face it we all liked to think we were the exception to the rule. Smoking kills other people, but hey, there are those stories of the guy that did just fine. I even met one of those people. Years I ago I met a man in Taylor, TX that was 82 years old, still working as a Constable, that smoked over a pack a day of unfiltered cigarettes since he was 12… He was doing pretty good.
Guess what, we all know that people win the lottery too.
Anyway, 29 years of smoking, having it as a gorilla on my back. Being totally unable to stop. Yes, I liked smoking. Or thought I did. (More on that in a minute)
Cold turkey was never going to work or keep me married, I was not a nice person when quitting. I tried the Blu and some variations like that. Although they sucked and did me a disservice, because it reinforced for me that vaping wouldn’t work. I lost a year of salvation from trying that route.
Seven months ago I said to hell with it and stopped at the vape store that I had passed on the way to and from work every day and said, what should I try to be free? One Joyetech eGo AIO and some 12mg RY4 later, I was out the door and on my way home to try this thing that wasn’t going to work.
Really, was pretty sure I just dropped $40 that would have been better spent on four packs of American Spirits.
Haven’t touched a cigarette since that day that wasn’t by total choice. Haven’t finished a cigarette I chose to touch since, either.
Guess what, turns out I really can’t stand smoking. About once a month I pick one up to remind myself, how much I hate cigarettes. Keep in mind, my belief was this vaping thing was NOT going to work. Today, I can’t make it through 1/4 of a cigarette (from the pack I had when I bought the eGo) Even that leaves my hand smelling horrid, they taste terrible…
Anyway, vaping has worked. Have I saved money? Unlikely, I’ve got more vape gear than I know what to do with. Tanks everywhere, mods, etc. By the way I used the eGo for a week before ordering a mod and some tanks. I tried to hang in the MTL category because that was what I was used to. Then again, this process wasn’t really about saving money-- It was about saving my life.
Today, I love my Reload RTAs-- I love my various mods, although as I said in another thread I daily use a dirt cheap Livepor 160 because it’s a really great EDC mod that I don’t worry about dropping vs say my Paranormal.
Vaping works! I feel great, I can smell a smoker a block away… Anyway, the stories here are great. I hope that people do find these, do give it a shot. I’m living proof that even with a belief that it won’t work, it simply does.