I rolled my own cigarettes for the past 20 years, and smoked a pack a day for about 25 years prior to that. I loved smoking, never attempted to give it up, and I thoroughly enjoyed the ritual of hand-rolling.
On a warm day last April, I happened to bring my car in for some work at the local garage, and I noticed that the mechanic was puffing on something strange. I asked him what it was, and he explained to me it was a Blu e-cigarette. He let me take a hit, and I was quite impressed. It tasted good, was cool to hold, and gave me the sensation of smoking.
When i got home, I hit the Internet, found ECF and other sites dedicated to e-cigarettes, did a lot of research for about a week and placed an order for a Janty eGo starter kit. It arrived on April 23, 2010 at 1 PM. As I strolled (ran) out to the mailbox, I put out my cigarette………and that was the last one I’ve had since. I’ve never even had the desire to light up again.
This new pastime of mine has not resulted in any cost savings though, because, unfortunately, I became adicted to collecting mods and have also been sampling hundreds of e-juices from numerous vendors.
The health benefits, on the other hand, have been enormous……..no more coughing, shortness of breath, wheezing, etc. And best of all, my lovely wife doesn’t constantly tell me I smell and to get away from her.
Another advantage is that I never smoked in the house………..it was against the law! Now, I can actually enjoy a nice vape indoors.
The only thing I miss about smoking is my trusty Zippo.
All in all, it’s been a wonderful journey. One that I wish more smokers would begin to experience. I really feel that this is only the beginning of the possibilities.
Thanks for reading.