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 Mary’s Story:
My story is probably like so many others who wanted to quit smoking, but never succeeded until they tried vaping. I was a professional quitter for years….
I started smoking at 16, was probably going thru nicotine withdrawals my whole life as both of my are parents were chain smokers, even through pregnancies. Smoked through high school, smoked through my stint in the Army, smoked up to a pack a day habit in no time, and got stuck.
I tried every way to quit, because I didn’t want my son to become a smoker (he was adopted so I can’t be blamed for hooking him during pregnancy). Cold turkey didn’t work, I moved on to the patch. Even wearing 2 at a time didn’t help. Gum? Please…that’s for rookies. Hypnosis and acupuncture failed. Tried the Wellbutrin when the hospital I worked at went non-smoking, but felt stupid running across the road on lunch break to puff. Tried patches again, seriously thought about putting the whole package on at once.
Then my son started smoking…I felt like the worst mama in the whole world. Tried cold turkey again, no-go. Tried switching to lights, just smoked twice as much. Got kicked out of a stop smoking support group for lighting up on a break. I thought that was kind of rude…lol…was my first meeting! Then my horribly failed attempt with Chantix. BAD reaction, got head to toe hives. Figured I’d just quit “quitting”.
Last summer, my son came home on break from college with his spinner and said I should try it to at least cut back on smoking. He was reducing his analog count by vaping on campus. Whatever flavor he was vaping tasted like what my garbage bin smelled like. Nope, no vaping for me! Then, in January, he came for a visit again and gave me my Christmas gift: my own little bright green (they were out of stock in purple, go figure) Kanger 650 starter set.
I looked at those 2 tiny batteries as something foreign….lol…but this time, we filled the tank with a butterscotch candy flavored juice. Oh, my!!!! I can still taste that buttery sweetness!!! We went to the vape store the next day, I sampled, I tested, I asked questions! Such yumminess I have never imagined.
January 4, 2015 was my last analog. My son said if I could quit in one day, so could he. We are both now analog free!!! I tootle puff because it works! I’ve helped a few other people stop smoking and switch to vaping, even though I always said I would never be one of “those” non-smokers. HA! I’m proud to call myself a non-smoker for life now!!! I also credit ECF and call it my support family.
Thanks for letting us tell our stories. I hope that people considering vaping might be inspired. After all, if I can break a 36 year addiction to cigarettes in one day, ANYONE can.
We would like to sincerely thank Mary for taking the time to share why vaping is important to her.