My story so far,
I am a 59 year old male living in the UK, smoked since I was about 9 years old, 30+ cigarettes per day, more when out socialising, so a good 50 years on the death sticks, I didn’t really have any plans to give up smoking as I enjoyed it so much, after having suffered a heart attack (MI) 12 years ago, was forced into giving up by a stay in hospital, stayed off them for 6 months when I came out, but when out socialising missed them and had the occasional cigar, not wanting to get into a more expensive form of smoking habit went back on the cigarettes.
Until June of 2013 when I purchased a cigalooklikey from eBay, not cheap by any means but cheaper than 3-4 packs of cigs, and was very surprised to find they did the same or nearly as good a job as the cigs, but the problems were the batteries dying too quickly, so looking around at other types of ecigs found the next stage 2 type, the ego style with a tank you could fill yourself, but more importantly, longer battery time.
Started to watch uTube video’s about recoiling and how to do it yourself, and saw the next stage 3 type mods with bigger tanks, gennies, drippers and the like which is where I’m at now, 6 months cigarette free, not one in that time and have no desire whatsoever to go back to smoking tobacco cigarettes. I can see even after 6 months the definite benefits now of not smoking, like wheezy chest has gone, permanently blocked nose(sinus) has gone, I can breath better, my taste is a lot better, don’t smell of tobacco smoke in myself and my clothes any more, and the most important thing is the amount of money I now don’t spend compared to tobacco, and generally feel a lot fitter than before.
Vaping,(not smoking or even looks like smoking) is my new hobby now and any body who thinks it is smoking because of the vapour produced(similarity ends here) is the same as smoking is delusional, because this is the biggest public health breakthrough the world has ever seen it got me off cigarettes for good and that can only be a good thing.
Anybody who seeks to regulate or ban this activity does not have the public health welfare interest at the heart of their agenda.
A vaping lifestyle is a healthier lifestyle,