Today is my anniversary of quitting smoking. It's been 3 months without a cigarette. I'm still in a state of shock after smoking 1/2 -1 pack a day for 20 years. Vaping is a godsend and e-cigarettes truly are one of the most fantastic inventions of our modern world. I just can't stop thinking about how many lives could have been saved if this invention was marketed back in the 1960s when a man first had the notion that they could be created. We had to wait until 2007 until a man in China was able to manufacture and sell his version before it took off. Like many people, I've lost so many loved ones due to smoking-related illnesses. It's just a shame but I'm happy I have quit.
One of the weird things I've noticed is that I keep having smoking dreams. I had one the night before last. In the dream I noticed I had a pack of cigarettes in my pocket so I took one out and started smoking. Then I realized how stupid I was for doing that. I felt so guilty. When I woke and for a fraction of a second or so, I still felt guilty like how could I have let myself do that. Then it dawned on me that it was just a dream. These dreams are so odd because in my waking life I have no desire for a cigarette at all. Vaping completely satisfies me.
This is my standard plea to current smokers. You can transition. It's easy. Vaping truly satisfies and I had zero withdrawal symptoms. The only thing you are missing is the cancer-causing tar. So if you are a smoker please give it a try. It will save your life. If you want to quit completely you can just slowly step down in nicotine strength. Start out like a month at 24mg of nicotine, the next month at 18mg, and then continue to decrease. Sooner than you realize you will be at 0mg and can then successfully quit completely. Even if you have no desire to quit completely vaping is still far healthier than smoking cigarettes. And if you are a cigar or pipe smoker there are e-cigars and e-pipes you can use. Once you make the switch you are likely never to go back to analogs ever again.
If you are looking for a place to start I would advice purchasing an eGo C Twist starter kit. You can start with the cig-a-likes, the one that resemble cigarettes, if you want. That's where I started but I just totally love my eGo C Twist. The batteries last for 2 days for me, longer for people who don't vape that much. I recommend getting the kit that has 2 1000mah batteries. Here at the vape store I go to this kit comes with 2 1000mah batteries, a carrying case, a charger, a CE4 clearomizer, and a 10ml bottle of e-juice in the flavor and nicotine strength of your choice. The price is $90. I would also recommend purchasing an additional 2 bottles of e-juice just so you aren't rushing back to the store so soon for more.
I love the eGo C Twist way better than the cig-a-likes. And in the future I'm going to be venturing into mixing my own e-juice so this will help to even further reduce the cost of vaping. Already vaping is far less expensive than smoking cigarettes.
So if you are a smoker and are thinking of making the switch, you have lots of company! You can even shoot me an email if you like. I've already received perhaps a dozen or so emails from smokers who want to take the plunge and be rid of cigarettes for good. Transitioning is easy and simple and you will most likely love it.