Hey, Bro. So proud for you!
My last cigarettes was back in '11, although i started vaping since '09 when i get my first cigalikes kit. I always alternate between cigalike and cigarettes. Though cigalike taste shitty, it does cut down my 2 pack a day to half pack. I finally stopped smoking when i upgraded to vape pen, i can’t remember which come first the ego C or T. Since then, i totally quit smoking. It has been a bliss for all these years smoke free. I am now though struggling to cut down my nicotine intake to zero.
But i had problem with anything lower than 2mg. I am brewing my own juices, everytime i tried making it 0mg, I always fallback to my 2mg juices. I wish, and hope that someday i will be nicotine free as well.
How vaping helped me to finally quit smoking after 30 years!!
I’m speaking from personal experience. I starting smoking at age 12 sneaking a cigarette here and there. At age 14, I would go offshore lobstering during the summer. I would buy 2-3 cartons on each trip and each trip lasted 3-4 days and sometimes longer. Over the years, I tried to quick over and over again. I would be fine, then I’d get pissed at something, stressed out, or be at a social event having a few drinks and be right back to smoking again. I tried the gum, “OMG that was horrible!” dip “which is far worse than smoking & absolutely DISGUSTING!!” The mass market e-cigs “Blu, Logic, etc” and they did NOT work and they are also owned by the BIG tobacco companies! Hated the taste and went right back to cigarettes smoking 1.5 packs a DAY, at $10.25 per pack. That is 10.5 packs per week, spending $107.63 per week! Now $107.63 times 4 weeks, that is $430.52 a month, which is a car payment on a nice vehicle! Grab $430.52 and multiply that by 12 months and I was spending $5166.24 and year! Kinda makes you sick thinking about it.
In the Fall of 2014, my good friend Joe introduced me to his brother John who has been vaping for a long time. He told me about it and I thought to myself “this way to complicated and a pain!” So I just took it with a grain of salt and blew it off. As the months went by I started asking local tobacco shops about vaping or as they called it “advanced e-cigs” and they had little to NO knowledge about it and all they cared about was the all might dollar!!
January 2015 I decided it was time to quit, so I asked John if he could help me and order a setup for me. On January 24th I quit cold turkey due to a bad cold that I had for over a week and was out of work sick, but I knew as soon as I felt better I would just startup again. On February 3rd, my friend John told me that my equipment was in “I was VERY thankful, considering I was getting very jittery and snappy from quitting”. My setup: IPV Mini 30 Watt Mod, Sony VTC4 Authentic Battery, 2 Lemo RTA’s & a sample bottle of blueberry e-juice/e-liquid that he game me from his stash. After he showed me how to setup & configure the equipment, I took my first drag, excuse me “inhail”. OMG I was in heaven! I knew right there and then that vaping was my answer and haven’t touched a cigarette since January 24th and nor have I even had a desire for it.
Ask anyone that vapes and you will pretty much get a story similar to mine. Vaping does work on helping people quit smoking. Cigarettes have 18mg of nicotine, as well as thousands of other harmful ingredients, including the chemical on the wrapping paper that extinguishes a cigarette that is left unattended for “safety”, yeah right! You can vape as high as 24mg and as low as 0mg. I personally vape at 6mg, 3mg, or sometimes even 0mg! The ingredients in e-juice/e-liquid VG (vegetable glycerin), PG (propylene glycol), Nicotine, & Flavoring THAT IS IT!!!
Speaking of flavoring, I have never heard of anyone complaining on what flavor I was vaping. If anything I get, “that smells amazing!”
Now that I don’t smoke:
I feel great & have more energy.
Helps you increase your water intake, which was always a problem for me!
My taste buds & sense of smell have improved.
More money in my pocket.
Don’t have to go outside to smoke, but will from time to time to keep others at ease.
No more smelly cloths.
No more burn marks on clothing, upholstery, etc.
No more cleaning ashtrays and picking up cigarette butts.
On personal forms when asked if you smoke? You can simply say NO!
Always have a small kit that contains extra bottles of e-juice/e-liquid, extra atomizers, batteries, cotton, coils, tools, mod, etc.
You should have a backup mod, just in case one should fail.
STAY away from smoke detectors. Vapor will trip them regardless if they are photoelectric or ionization! I have tried this myself & it’s a great way to test smoke detectors. LOL
I have been vaping for over 3 years now & have never had a cigarette or a desire to smoke a cigarette. What other alternative option can say that?
So you decide what is better? After smoking for 30 years & finally quitting for good, I can personally say “Thank you to all the men and women that has made vaping possible!!
– ComputerJohn, Massachusetts, USA –
This is spot on!!! I have only been vaping for 2 weeks now and everything you said I agree with 100%. I came back from my break last week and was told I smelt like strawberries. This is the first time anyone at my workplace had not smelt cigarettes on me. I smoked for 23 years a pack a day and within 2 weeks, I only have a cigarette at night time because of some other chemical in there. But to go from 20-30 a day to ONE try and tell me that vaping is not a great quitting tool and I will tell you
"You’re a FOOL!!!"
New member here. I was a 35+year, pack a day smoker and I knew I had to quit but never had any success. I did try the cheap cig-a-likes but those were just nasty. I discovered Avail and made my first purchase of a pen and some tobacco flavored juices. I liked it at first and thought that maybe this was going to work but to no avail. (sorry, couldn’t resist) Then a friend at work explained a few things about nicotine levels and showed me what he used. He saw a starter kit and encouraged me to buy it. He said that if I didn’t like it, he’d buy it from me. I placed my order, received it June 15, 2017, ran out of smokes two days later and never bought another one. I didn’t consciously quit, I just forgot to go buy any more. No cravings, withdrawal symptoms or anything that had happened to me before in numerous attempts. Now I can’t stand the smell when I walk by a smoker and I think “that’s what I smelled like”. I can smell when someone has smoked before they get to me, something I used to swear was all in peoples heads when they said that to me. Now 2 mods and 2 RBA’s later, I am joining the DIY crowd and now have fully come over to the dark side. I am anxious to get mixing and see if I can do this.
I live with a smoker but I’ve been off the stinkies for about 4 yrs now. That’s how powerful vaping is, imo. Good luck and congratulations! Stick around, Char, welcome.
I love hearing stories like yours. It never lets me forget how powerful vaping is. Congratulations!
Congratulations, John, well done! I live in your neck of the woods. Happily vaping away in MA.
2 years ago I was diagnosed with C.O.P.D., I tried to stop the stinky’s every possible way, but couldn’t stay stopped. A friend & nurse who vapes, got me to try it! Today my lungs are clear, no more inhalers and feel blessed. So may your batteries be fully charged, your tank be full of great juice and your vape clouds be tasty☮️