I'm just posting to introduce myself. I'm 31/f. I have been smoking about a pack per day since 1994.
Two weeks ago, I decided to pick up a starter kit of 808's and some 18mg e-juice to give it a try. I haven't smoked an analog since July 24, 2012. It has only been 2 weeks, but it's the longest I've gone without one of those since I was a freshman in high school! Huge step.
I had a hard time resisting smoking only once while having a drink on the first weekend after switching. It took a bit of will-power, but not like when you just stop smoking cold-turkey. Since then, I haven't really had any strong urges to smoke.
I have been vaping 18mg in 808's which closely resemble real cigarettes. I love being able to vape in the car, in the house, and in the store. I love how my hands no longer smell nasty. I like knowing that I'm not inhaling the nasty burning toxic crap and lessening my chances of developing cancer. I like setting a good example for my young child who recently began asking when he could start smoking. I like not having to spend $8-$12/day for a pack of cigarettes. I like that my teeth will be whiter (started whitening) and I can get my gingivitis in check. I have lots of reasons to like vaping. I just love that there's an alternative to smoking where you still get the hand to mouth thing and the nic, but you don't stink and harm yourself. I've been wanting to quit smoking for a long time. Vaping made it easy.
I tell myself that the only reason I enjoyed smoking was because I'm addicted to nic. With vaping I still get the nicotine and feel like I'm smoking. I really don't need analogs anymore.
This week I'm upgrading to something bigger. I've ordered some eGo twists and a stardust 2.0. Really excited.
Nice to meet everyone here. Really happy to be here.