This vaping story from LifeJunkie on the E-cigarette Forum is a reminder of why many switch to vaping. Many non-smokers cannot relate to the liberation felt when you realize that you no longer need a cigarette.
"Both parents were lifetime smokers and both died of lung cancer in their 50s. I started smoking after school with “the cool kids” at age 14. I smoked 2 1/2 packs a day for 20+ years. Tried everything to quit blah, blah, blah…
I had resigned myself to the fact that smoking would take my life and there was nothing I could do about it. I woke up every morning reaching for the pack of cigarettes that I had grown to hate and spend my days either smoking or thinking about the next smoke. Smoking was more than a habit, it was part of my personality, it was my identity.
Heard about the e-cig, checked online, did some research, ordered a 510 kit. I didn’t really expect much, I was just hoping to use the e-cig to smoke in places where I wasn’t allowed to smoke.
The 510 showed up in my mailbox, I ripped open the package, put the thing together, and took my first drag. I swear, as the vapor hit my throat, I almost cried. I exhaled the vapor, relaxed and knew my life had changed forever. I haven’t smoked a cigarette since that moment. It’s been 8 days now and already, I can’t stand the smell of cigarette smoke. I can breathe again, my energy level is up, I feel good. I can make plans for the future instead of constantly thinking I’ll be dead before I reach 45. I can say without a doubt that Vaping saved my life.
I know that there are many of you out there that have had similar experiences but just know that this 1 mans life has changed. I am a different person than I was 2 weeks ago, I am a new man and its important. I am not trying to be dramatic but this is the best thing that has ever happened to me. Yes, I have a wife and now its possible that I won’t have to die on her at age 40-50. Yes I have children, maybe I can walk my daughter down the aisle. Maybe I can be there as my son starts his own family. So many maybes, so many possibilities, so many….. everything. This is everything to me."