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Hello fellow vapers!
I bought my last pack of ciggerettes four pay checks ago (i finished my last ciggerette three weeks ago), i tapered down from an entire pack of ciggs a day to one cigg a day to none. i have two mods right now, a eleaf starter kit i purchased on ebay and a kamry 2.0 that a gentleman gave me a while back.
I began researching quitting as i was tired of forking my money out to kill myself, a chart popped up during a google search that showed how much i spend daily, weekly, monthly, yearly, per five, ten and twenty years. The cost over twenty years was over Sixty thousand dollars… That was it.
I figured i could continue forking my money out daily to eventually kill myself or start saving that cash for something, like a home… I think i have inspired a few people so far or have at least peaked their interest.
I do not miss smoking, not at all… I purchased $40.00 worth of stuff from the ecig website today, a syringe, 10 pipettes, liquid nic, 15 flavours and some pg/vg, so excited to get it this week and start making my own juice!!! I know ill perfect it eventually :):smiley:
Good luck to all and have a great day.
Thanks for having me.


Awesome job Tara :tada:

Thanks for being here! :smiley:


Welcome to the club Tara. Congrats on quitting.


Congrats and welcome home to ELR!!


Congratulations, and welcome to elr.


Another excellent addition to the ‘benefits of vaping’ list.

Welcome & well done, Tara


Hi all, I just joined and have been reading a ton of stuff here and then found this. So here’s my story…I started smoking when i was 14 (I’m 52 now). I tried quitting several times with the patch and every drug available. At one point my doctor advised me to stop taking Chantix because of the terrible depression it gave me and to start smoking again and try quitting later. (True story!) Nothing worked so I just kept smoking.

So fast forward to Oct 19th, 2015. I woke up and like always I lit up my morning smoke and started having really bad stomach pains. It kept getting worse so I ended up going to the ER. They immediately discovered that I was actually having a heart attack. Ended up with a 100% blockage in my right coronary artery, and 6 other blockages ranging from 40-70%. They implanted a stent to clear the one blockage but didn’t do the others because it wasn’t life threatening. 6 moths later I had another mild heart attack and had another stent implanted. Since then I’ve had 2 other angiograms for chest pains but those turned out fine. My cardiologist says my heart is healthy and strong, but does have scaring from the heart attack, but isn’t anything to worry about.

Oct 19th, 2015 was the last time I had a smoke. I started vaping two days after I got home from the hospital. I have been smoke free ever since thanks to vaping and feel great! I’m one of those that can truly say vaping has saved my life lol.

During my vape journey I started buying a ton of mods, tanks, etc and realized I didn’t need all this stuff so I started giving it all away to the smokers at work and friends. I’ve converted a lot of people to vaping but there’s still a few that still smoke. I then learned how to build coils and started giving them away to co-workers and friends as well. So now, the next step is making my own juice. So here I am, ready to learn and ready to have fun in the next chapter of my vaping life,

Thanks for letting me share my story, and I look forward to learning all I can!


Congratulations, @trcallahan , and welcome. Good luck to you, and i hope you have fun mixing.


Glad you’re “still with us”, and that you found the answer to getting off the smokes!

Hope you enjoy your stay, and don’t get discouraged. It’s a long and winding road, but the rewards are immense, and very fulfilling!

There’s so many ways to approach this thing we call DIY, so don’t take any one view as gospel. Chances are high that you’ll incorporate aspects of several different “angles of attack”! :wink:
Do what ends up working for you!

Welcome to the rabbit hole!


I decided to pop in today, it has been awhile since I’ve seen my good friends here! And I just noticed the date and the general POST that was up for the topic, and remembered it’s my Vape Anniversary, 5yrs today, boy does it feel good!


That’s AWESOME! Congrats, 45 !


Well it’s been nearly 2 months now and I have also converted everyone in the house to vaping. No more cigarettes in this house. :+1:
I am now working on my brother, he’s a chef so I want him in! He will be able to give me more ideas for mixing. He comes up with some really different flavour combinations when he cooks.
I am loving DIY, and this whole community that I have found that has enabled me to continually improve and learn from experienced mixers.
Still haven’t had any commercial juice. Why buy a cake, when you can bake it yourself. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
Loving the whole journey. :star_struck:


That’s wonderful, @marsh855 . Helping your family get off the stinkies is what it’s all about.
Helping others is what keeps me mixing and participating on ELR.


Did I mention that I was addicted, love mixing and especially for others.
I hope that one day I will have enough knowledge to share my experience with the community, just like the warm welcome I’ve received :+1:


@marsh855 OUTSTANDING !!!


Wow, that’s some story! I’m so happy you were able to stop smoking and are regaining your health. Welcome and you’ve come to a great place to learn. It can be a long journey of testing and patience but the good part is that there are simple recipes already created that make great ADVs. Once I found one of those I was able to build on that and start branching out.


Today is my 1 year anniversary of becoming a non-smoker and a happy vaper after about 40 years being a smoker. And this is no April Fools joke, it was a quit smoking date I could always remember. In this last year I have acquired tons of vaping gear and DIY all my own juices and am still saving tons of money. My vape gear buying is down to very little these days, as I have more gear than I know what to do with. Still have many tanks unused still in the box. And in this last year, I have not had a single stinky. Vape on friends.


Congratulations @Daven


A hearty congratulations, and Well done! in addition! :thumbsup: :cake: :tada:


Does it really slow down?
I have only been vaping for 2 months, I can’t get enough of anything vape related.
In that short time I have found myself a new hobbie in DIY, I have collected nearly 150 different flavours and today I will make mix number 100.
Not to mention the hardware, I can place an order atm and in 2 mins find something else I want. No dramas, I’ll order that too but wait I need to make free postage at this place too… :rofl:
The mrs is spewing, the postman comes everyday still, but I have got her on the vape too.
Getting vape mail withdrawals over Easter.