Chris’ Vaping Success Story

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 Chris’ Story:

I should probably entitle this: “Diary of an Idiot Smoker”. Yes, I wasn’t just a smoker, but a particularly idiot kind of smoker. I smoked anywhere from 1/2 a pack up to 3 packs a day during my smoking career. I also smoked cigars and dipped (that’s chewing tobacco) on occasion.

The thing that made me an idiot smoker? I have severe asthma. And chronic bronchitis. And I kept smoking.

At one point, I was on 6 medications just for my breathing… and I still smoked. I could not quit. Yes, I tried EVERYTHING. Gum? Check. Patches? Check. Hypnotism? Check. Cold Turkey? LOL, check. Chantix? Check. Wellbutrin? Check. Nothing worked. Nothing even slowed me down. Not even the countless trips the the ER for the horrible asthma attacks I continuously suffered. I was even intubated once, and legitimately came this close to dying. Yet, the minute I was released after almost a month in the hospital, I lit up. I knew smoking was going to kill me, but I just couldn’t quit. I was resigned to this.

I always thought vaping was silly. How was some flavored water vapor going to help me quit smoking? That’s what I thought about it for the longest time. However, having (finally) reached the point of desperation, I finally started seriously looking into vaping. As I read more about it, understood how the equipment worked, read the many ‘miracle’ quitting stories, I started to believe. Finally, I determined to buy my first set-up and try it.

I have not smoked an analog cigarette/cigar or dipped SINCE THE DAY I STARTED VAPING. I literally ****ing quit smoking in one day… after I had been resigned to killing myself by not being able to quit smoking. Was it a miracle? I dunno. My wife would say yes.

My health has improved 100%. I have dropped 5 out of the 6 breathing meds I was on. I don’t need to take pills or inhaler steroids any more. I don’t need to use a nebulizer any more. I only need my rescue inhaler now for the (now very) occasional minor asthma attack. I haven’t been to the ER or been hospitalized for any kind of breathing problem (asthma or chronic bronchitis) since I started vaping.

Oh, and vaping smells a hell of a lot better than smoking. Instead of smelling like cigarettes, I smell like… me. Well, me surrounded by a cinnamon roll. Or Fruit Loops. Or a hazelnut latte. Or whatever delicious flavor juice I happen to be vaping at that moment. The point being that my wife and kids don’t mind being close to me now, instead of avoiding me because smoke stink.

I find that its because I get to still go through the motions of smoking – raising something to my lips, inhaling, feeling the inhale, and then blowing out ‘smoke’- is the reason why vaping worked so well for me. It was just a matter of stepping down the nicotine until I reached zero. It took a month to do so, and I was finally free!

I haven’t touched, or even thought about touching, an analog cigarette in 2+ years, after being a 25+ year smoker. I have never had a craving since I stopped smoking and started vaping, and I definitely don’t miss smoking at all.

Vape on!

We would like to sincerely thank Chris for taking the time to share why vaping is important to him.


Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Mt Baker Vapor.

  • Gina Quinn says:

    Chris congratulations on your successful quit. You have a good story that is sure to inspire others. Thank you for taking time to share. My story of the damage done is very similar. Except I smoked for 40 years and did not quit before developing emphysema. I’ve had a fantastic outcome once I quit smoking started vaping. And I actually can breath well enough now to exercise. I have a life worth living. Congratulations to you too being able to turn your health around. Health care companies should be besides is cheering us on. They sure have to spend much less on those of us who vape rather than smoke. Right?
    Vape on,

  • Chris says:


    I’m so glad you were also able to quit smoking through vaping. My father was also a long-time smoker who is also battling emphysema. As you read in my story, I was also well on my way towards the same result. I am constantly amazed by how much my breathing and health has improved by switching to vaping. Keep excercising, and vape on!

    – Chris

  • R. says:

    Congrats, Chris! As a former (or should I use ‘ex’?), I understand where you’re coming from.

    I am proud to say that I have been smoke free for over a week now, and though I have had moments where I wanted to bum a smoke, I thought of the progress I’ve made, the money I’ve saved, and the years I’ve added to my life. I don’t even have the urge for a cigar or pipe anymore!

    Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015 is the last time I smoked. It is now Oct. 13 and still going strong!

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  • Torri says:

    Congrats Chris on making the switch and taking back you life (and LUNGS!) I love hearing how much healthier people are since switching. My doctor is amazed at my health improvements and every visit I take new stories of how its not a miracle, its vaping. Of course now I don’t have to go back for another 6 months so my list of fellow success stories will be loooonnggg at the next visit! congrats again and vape on!

  • Devonna says:

    Good luck !

  • Robert says:

    Thanks for sharing.

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