Back in August of last year I was still smoking tobacco, self loaded cigs with pipe tobacco that I was buying. It was a good deal, as many smoking
regular cigs at around 50 dollars or so a carton, I was smoking for around 40 dollars a MONTH.
But....pipe tobacco or not, it was still tobacco and smoke.
I'd tried electronic cigs back in 2012, they were these small critters picture here (this is one of my old ones):
I was lucky if the battery lasted 3 hours, and the cartridge? Ha, don't even get me started on how expensive they were and not lasting very long.
Worse....I found myself not only vaping with this thing, but smoking too! So all I'd done is pick up yet another habit....which I quit rather
But let's get back up to this past August. Everyone in my house came down with a chest cold including me. My wife was done with it in about 3 days.
Same with my son Josh.
Me? Damn........took me 3 WEEKS to get over it, because it went from being a chest cold to Bronchitis.
Okay, not cool, but not unexpected. I'd been a smoker for 30 years. Still, as I'm hacking my lungs out with tears in my eyes, I'm lighting up
another cigarette....I realize that I need to do something as I'm trying to cough up my lungs.
So just quit, right?
Yah, right. Listen up: I've known people that smoked for years, set them down one day and walk away without looking back. Good for them! Bastards!
Not all of us that are addicted to Nicotine can do that.
Me? I turn into the worlds biggest asshole. Seriously. I'm like Mr. Hyde when I'm nic'ing. And I hate myself for it. I've tried just about every
way there is out there to quit, and it only worked once: while I was in the Navy and out to sea, away from my family and I'd only been smoking for a
few years. I succeeded then, and was off them for 9 months.......until I fell off the mast of my ship while doing maintenance on my radar antenna. I
slipped and fell....with my safety line not attached to anything. Somehow it hit the rail, whipped around and latched, saving me from the 120 foot
drop to a metal deck which would have turned me into a smear and not here talking with y'all.
First thing I asked for was a cig from one of my shipmates when they got me back up. My hands were shaking so bad they had to light it for me.
So I'd been smoking again ever since. But you realize that you need to quit. Especially when you know people or have loved ones that have died
because they too were smoking. But quitting for a lot of us is a lot easier to say than to do. That's how it goes when you're an addict.
I explained it one day to my wife: try giving up chocolate....forever.
She said she'd have to kill herself. I told her that now she was beginning to understand how an addict feels.
But here I was...coughing up my lungs, finding myself on the floor gasping for breath, and whispering "Please...make it stop."
My fellow staffer and friend Kangaruex4Ewe came to my rescue. I asked and she hooked me up with a vaping wand that worked perfect for me:
I got this KangerTech wand, and after a day or two, it worked! I threw out all my tobacco and tubes, put the loading machine up in a drawer, and have
not touched a cig since last August!
Within a week, my coughing stopped, and my chest rattling went away.
Within 2 weeks I noticed my blood pressure and dropped several points. I'd also carried a 50 pound bag of dog food, a 20 pound bag of cat food, and a
55 pound bag of chicken feed in 3 non-stop trips from the car without pause.....and I wasn't even out of breath!
It was amazing!
Haven't nicked once since I switched. My doctor actually had to change my blood pressure meds as my old ones were too much for me now. I got a cold
again...and it only lasted a few days like everyone else! Heaven!
Okay, however, I needed a better battery than it came with. The one it came with only lasted about 5 to 6 hours. So I got a Spinner II
These batteries are pretty great! They last me 10 to 12 hours. Only issues I've had is that the button is like crap. It can break pretty easy on you.
I had two of these and one of them broke after just a few months.
So I wanted something a bit better. I got this new battery made by Eleaf. It's adjustable (I keep my just over 12 watts....I vape to inhale...not
fill a room with vapor, what a waste of juice...and to me is being a jerk to those that do not vape or smoke...mater of fact, I still treat my vape
like a cig, and don't use it where smoking is not allowed), and lasts up to 18 hours!
Better yet: you can use it while it's charging if you have a long enough USB cable!
All for 59 dollars. Yay! Here it is:
So I don't have some huge Box Mod, with a huge Sub-Ohm tank (again...what a waste of juice), but to each their own. I'm quite happy with this!