To start my name is Tony Jones and I have been a smoker since 96 I am 37 year’s old and I have been off cigarettes for 9 months now. I quit smoking cigarettes when I got a coupon in the mail for a mark10 ecig device. It all started one day when I got up for work and found a coupon in the mail for the mark10 and 2 cartridges for 1$ each. I thought what could it hurt and it would allow me to smoke in the house, so on my way to work that afternoon I stopped and picked it up. When I got to work I charged it up and put the cartridge on it and gave it a draw it turned out to not be so bad. I Vaped it off and on for the next few days until I had ran out of cartridges. The next time I stopped at the store I bought cartridges again but not cigarettes and I continued to smoke both not noticing that I was smoking cigarettes less and less until one day I realized that I hadn’t smoked a cigarette in 4 days. Right then I decided that I didn’t want to smoke anymore and without having wanted to at all I just threw them away and haven’t touched them again since. Over the next week I noticed that I was becoming a little annoyed with the fact that I couldn’t see how much liquid was left in my cartridges every time I changed it out, so I decided that I was going to get me a device with a glass window so I could tell when I was out of liquid. I ended up with a typical newbie pen device and loved it. Yeah well it lost my love after the first coil had to be changed and it had to be replaced with something that lasted a little longer. So I got me a smok vape pen22 and OMG it was fantastic until I dropped it and broke the glass. I quickly replaced it with another one just like it and loved it for a while. Somewhere around the 4 week period of being off cigarettes and buying Ejuice from the store I was having a conversation with a buddy at work and he introduced me to diy Ejuice mixing. And this is when I feel in love with diy. I researched and studied about it and finally got me a kit. Liquid barn had what I wanted and I ordered my kit. It showed up in just a few days, boy was I happy. I was making all kinds of crap and I do mean crap. It sucked nothing tasted as good as the ones that I got from the store. My mind was jumbled up what was I going to do with all of this stuff. I told myself I wasn’t going to give up and I talked to that same friend at work and he told me about @reklawenyaw and @DIYorDIE on YouTube and said watch these videos you will learn if you listen and do what he says and so I did. Now don’t get me wrong I love liquid barn but I branched out to tfa, fw, cap, etc, for new flavors. Keep in mind I’m only about 2 1/2 months from when I quit smoking. With my friends help I hit @BullCityFlavors and @nicotineriver up for about 25 new flavors and Wayne walkers videos and BAM I made my first good tasting Ejuice. But right about then I heard about some FDA regulations that could stop everything I was doing and I just couldn’t have that. I went everywhere inside a 40 mile radius of my home and found everything I needed to vape except nicotine. Just in case things did get bad for diy mixing. Well I decided I was going to become self sufficient and stock up on everything I was going to need!
And this is what it has turned into. Plus about a gallon of nicotine and 7 gallons of vg. There are a bunch of people who might think I’m going overboard with it but I look at it like this. If we do get regulated out of existence then at least I can keep vaping for a while and don’t have to go back to cigarettes. That’s the jist of my vaping story that is still being written and thanks to people like @GalacticResidue
and many many many others I am making good Ejuice now and actually making a little side cash. Thanks everyone for all of your help in my journey and remember together we can put the screws to the big box guys (big tobacco) p.s. any ideas on how to better organize my stuff