Vaping is great!
After smoking for two decades I quit just like that, and it's been two years now that I've been vaping, and I feel great. It worked out way better
for me than the patches, the gums, the sprays, hypnosis, and the pills, and cold turkey was just not doable for me, as I think I smoked more for
ritual and hand stuff and thinking.
Gained no weight (even lost), breathed better in just three days, and went from 12mg of nicotine to 3mg in a year. I sitll use the little bit of nic
because it helps me think more clearly, but the funny thing is, I can now do without it for long periods of time.
I did the usual move from Ego twists and glassomizers to mechs and now even make my own coils (if you knew how fumble-fingered I was you''d be
impressed) lol. Nothing fancy, and I only use those at home because dripping in a car is a pain.
It's cheaper (not at first LOL because everyone spends a lot getting started and finding something they like and will stick to) too.
The down side for me was that because I felt so much better I got more active and blew out my knee running stadiums and that laid me up for a good
The up side is that the flavors are amazing, almost like desert, and the house and the car and my clothes and hair don't stink anymore, and boy do
you notice the stink once you quit. But I'm not the kind of person who does THAT to people who still smoke...it's cool with me...I deal with it
The jury might still be out on the long-term affects, but for the short term, the health benefits are good, and even my doc says that going for 2000+
chemicals to about 3 is way better for me than smoking was. I was never a lung smoker (more a mouth one) so my lungs he says are really doing great
I agree with you on the China thing, especially for the juices! I'd suggest using metals and glass and cotton products only...stay away from plastics
and synthetics. There's a GREAT forum out there for help with getting started and information. And vapers are in general a very friendly bunch.
I think it's ludicrous that they ban vaping (even outside) and not gum or patches where I work when the signs clearly say nicotine! But that's a
whole other battle, isn't it. There are no secondhand effects, no nasty smell, and no butts or ashes.
I also think it's ludicrous about them saying vaping is the gateway to smoking for kids. That's just plain dumb.
And the nonsense about formaldehyde...well whole other discussion as well.
Vaping seems hard for some to do, particularly the women in my circle. The guys (not all but most) seem to have no trouble switching, but it's the
opposite with women. I don't "recruit: but do help others get started using the lessons I've learned, and so far have "converted" about 12
people, just like I was by a guy at work.
And the best thing of all? It's nice to see Big Tobacco and Big Pharma squirm. But there's a downside to that too, in that they have the money and
clout to fight and regulate this into poison like they did cigarettes, so stay active in the fight.
Anyway, that's my story. Will be interested to hear what others have to say.