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 their lives.
Without further ado, this is Molly’s story:
Like many smokers, I started smoking at an early age, probably around 10. I would steal a cigar from my dad and smoke a few puffs before getting dizzy and nauseated. In middle school, some of my friends taught me how to inhale cigarettes as we sat in a circle all taking turns passing one around. In high school, we had a smoking section and occasionally I’d go out there and smoke a whole cigarette.
While I never got addicted then, only a few years passed before i’d go back to it. In my early 20’s I started to stop and buy packs of cigarettes, smoking about five or six a day. I moved from Indiana to Colorado a year after getting married at 22 and shortly became a widow the following year. It was then that I started smoking with gusto. Over the course of the next few years I’d sometimes smoke 2 or 3 packs a day and kept up a brisk smoking pace for 29 years.
About 5 ago my husband and I were getting estimates from roofers and, upon meeting one name Jack, I knew he was going to be our roofer. We got along great and he also got along great with my contractor husband. Jack was a heavy smoker as well. Often he would tell me, “Molly, we need to look into those electronic cigarette things.” I just nodded and sometimes expressed concern over trading one addiction for another.
A couple years later Jack died from a smoking related illness. That got me to thinking and starting to investigate the whole electronic cigarette thing of which he had spoken. Like many vapers, I started out with the disposable ‘cigalikes.’ I wanted to see if they’d work, if I’d like them, and what the whole electronic cigarette thing was about.
Starting out with the highest nicotine offered, I’d vape and vape until my mouth literally went numb. Slowly over the next few months I learned more, and switched to a rechargeable cigalike, then later to the ego type devices. At some point I started lowering my nicotine levels too.
Today, I’m over 2 years smoke free and proud of it. Not only that, I’ve lowered my nicotine levels with simple equipment down from 54 mg to 6mg nicotine. My lungs thank me as they are totally clear. My husband thanks me as I don’t always have to stop and smoke. My son thanks me as there is no smell, no tar, no ash. It’s the best thing I ever did for myself.
I love Mt. Baker Vapor and have been a customer of theirs for close to 2 years, I think. They were not the first company I started with but they are the company I have been able to learn a lot with, as to flavors and ratios and nicotine and just about vaping in general. I appreciate so much having them along as part of my vaping journey. My favorite flavors from MBV are peanut butter, caramel coffee, and pink champagne.
Thanks for reading!
We would like to sincerely thank Molly for offering such a heartfelt story about what vaping means to her.