On December 18th 2013, I purchased my last pack of Marlboro reds. I bought my first ecig setup consisting of a ego style battery, clearomizer and juice, from then on I was hooked! Hooked might not be the best world to discribe it but that’s how it felt. I was proud of myself for finally, after multiple failed attempts, to finally be able to tell my friends and family that I’m no longer a smoker. My fascination of vaping quickly grew and about four months later I bought my first mechinacal mod and dripper. Vaping has grown to be one of my favorite hobbies and has allowed me to meet some amazing people and be part of an amazing community. Vaping even opened up a opportunity for a part time job as “resident builder” at my local shop. There is nothing more gratifying than to throw a nice build in an rda for someone for the first time and see their reaction and the smile that comes over their face! I was smoking a pack and a half a day but buying two packs a day. Here in NY that works out to ruffly 20$ a day, or 600$ a month! I have saved a ton of money by choosing to vape, but more importantly I have saved my life and my health. I feel so much better I can’t even put it into words! To be able to smell, taste, and take a deep breath without wheezing or hacking up green and grey phlegm, to be able to hug my daughter, family and friends and not feel self conscious or embarrassed that I wreak of smoke is one of the most gratifying feeling I have ever had. I never thought that I would be able to quit smoking but I’m proof, we are all proof! F**k you big tobacco, you are death mongers and thanks to vaping you’ve lost one more customer!