A few weeks ago we asked customers to share their vaping success stories and were soon flooded with personal narratives on how the freedom to vape has improved lives.
Without further ado, this is Elizabeth’s Story:
I started smoking at the age of 17 and it wasn’t until I was in my 30’s that i even thought to quit. I tried hypnosis (that lasted about 30 days), I tried the gum (didn’t work for me), I tried the patch (didn’t work for me), I tried Wellbutrin (that made me a bit loopy), I tried the patch AGAIN (nope – still didn’t work for me). Years of trying to quit and I wasn’t having any success. I enjoyed inhaling and exhaling. I enjoyed smoking. I really didn’t see how anything could replace my crutch.
Flash forward a few years and my regular spot to purchase cigarettes had some e-cigs on display. The cashier told me to try them and i thought EUREKA! THIS is going to make me quit smoking now! Alas, it did not. I was using the e-cigs in menthol and just switching between analog and e-cigs because they reminded me of analogs.
When I met my husband he used e-cigs and he complained about me smoking regular cigarettes. One day, I came across an article about vaping, did some googling, and finally purchased a basic pen set-up for HIM to try and I ordered a non-menthol fruit flavored juice for myself (it was probably free with his order). That was it! I was hooked! Why in the world would I want to smoke a disgusting tasting cigarette when I could vape fruit. FRUIT!
We’ve gone through many different flavors of juice and many different companies to find the right one. I’m happy to say MBV Extreme Ice is my all day vape (ADV) and I’ve tried many different brands and flavors.
6/11/14 was the day I put down cigarettes after smoking them for 30 years and started vaping regularly. I started out at 6mg nicotine and am now down to 1.5mg. I plan to get down to zero within 6 months. I honestly feel that vaping has changed my life for the better. I can walk up stairs without being winded and without my heart feeling like it’s going to burst out of my chest. Of course, I no longer “stink” of cigarettes as well. It’s basically a win-win for me.
It’s been a little over a year since I put cigarettes down and I’m so happy that I discovered vaping! I do tell people I know about the benefits of vaping and if strangers inquire, I tell them too. I don’t even see the point of smoking when you can vape caramel or pineapple or chocolate!
We would like to sincerely thank Elizabeth for offering to share her story.