I had been smoking for over 25 years, on April 1st 2016, I finally discovered the world of vaping as it stood before the FDA regulations began to decimate it. I had tried those sorry excuses for nicotine replacement systems ( Blue cigalikes) years ago and wound up smoking even more than I had prior to trying them. A year ago, my supervisor at work, stepped out to the "smoking" area with this device that looked like a remote control. The vapor that it produced smelled like heaven. as the cloud dissipated, the the smell of the cigarette I was sucking on took over and something in my brain said WTF??
Anyone that knows me, knows I do an extensive amount of research on EVERYTHING before I take the leap into it. (except of course cigarettes which was more of a family tradition) I poured over the internet to find as much information as I possibly could about vaping, possible side effects, and the industry itself. I was confused at first by all the contradictory information, but then I dug a little deeper. Everything that was announcing "bad" effects ie, popcorn lung, exploding devices, etc etc. was written by, produced by, or paid for by big tobacco or big pharma.
I set the date of April 1st because it was my daughter's 21st birthday. That night, my daughter asked me for a cigarette, and I knew I had made the right choice. I started out like almost everyone else, on a simple pen device, but quickly found myself asking how I could get more battery life. I don't realize that the Regulated mods and more advanced atomizers could produce the insane amount of flavor in comparison. My first "regulated" mod was the Eleaf 60W TC with the Melo 2 starter kit,
Since then, I haven't touched the icky sticks. My house, my clothes, my hair, all smell so much better. I don't have to step outside when my grandson comes over. I don't have to miss out of half of a TV show because I'm in the "Smoking room" in my house. Not to mention, my voice is about 100x better (I'm an amateur musician). I have made it a personal mission to help as many people as I can to make the switch. I know that Vaping saved my life, and I hope that I can continue vaping.... (as Long as the FDA allows it)