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    We read a lot of these, I thought it might be nice to consolidate it some. I've posted mine in numerous threads, but I'll tell it again to get us started.

    I am 40 now, I started seriously smoking at 19. bronchitis and emphysema run in my family so it was pretty dumb of me to have even started! I suffer from chronic ear infections and bronchitis in the winter, three or four times a winter. The last time I had bronchitis I'd had it three weeks before seeing the doctor. When I went in I needed two lung inhalers, a nasal inhaler, a steroid pack antibiotics and they had to up my antihistamines. Yes, I am allergic to about everything that pollinates! The last time I was tested out of 185 things I was allergic to 127 of them.
    I was on my way to a NASCAR race listening to SIRIUS radio's pre-race show and kept hearing the commercials about the "Smoke assassin" and really liked the idea of tapering off and the lack of ill effects!
    A little research and I found out it was a scam with people selling things they didn't understand, much less care to!
    A little more research and I kept ending up at e-cig all the time anyway, so I joined.
    I read and read and read, then read some more, Everyone kept recommending the 510's and saying they were the way to go. But 90% plus of the threads I read about them were ways to make them better, work better, or just plain work? Tea bags, battery mods, dripping, change this or that? ...? I want to quit smoking not get stressed out more I thought to myself!
    Then by sheer dumb luck I found this sub forum. Yeah, this place was different for sure! Here are all these crazy people arguing about which flavor is better and who go the best customer service? Very odd compared to the rest of this place
    I checked things out a bit more and lurked to make sure it wasn't BS, but there were too many happy people, even the unhappy people were happy in a day or two. "This is a company I want to deal with" I told myself! When I finally had the money together I had my wife sit down and I showed her the website, I showed her the videos, I made her read and watch as much as she would and told her this is what I want to do! She was impressed I had done that much research and was very encouraging.
    I must say, I am happier with my choice more every day!
    Thanks to ALL of you!
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    My story is just plain stupid! I was a non smoker until I was 21 , married to a smoker I couldn't get to quit! So I joined him..dumb, I know. He was hubby# 1..long gone (married to wife #5) and I still smoked. Fast forward a few (dozen)years and 2 husbands, I wanted to quit. I found E-cigs and the e-cigarette forum..right after I ordered a smoking everywhere type e-cig. 2 puffs and wait a couple minutes..2 more puffs.. I sent them back and got a 901. Loved it and quit analogs. Then after ordering my much loved pear liquid from Steve, He sent me a passthrough and some pear cartos. That was it for me. All the mods, adapters and 901's sit in my cigar box and I am vaping away on my VK's and cartos.
    Thanks Steve and the gang!
    I have 2 more days to go until i hit my 8 month NO ANALOG aniversary..thanks to all of you!
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    I quit analogs 6 years ago...I was a 3-4 pack a day smoker. I loved smoking but hated the smell. I never craved it per se, but I did miss the actual hand to mouth and flavor. Fast forward to lately...I'm opening a new business in the new year and have been stressed so really wanted a cigarette. I was reading on another messageboard and someone was talking about the ecig. Eventually someone posted this messageboard but before I could read, I was desperate and ordered a blucig. When I got it, it was ok but after reading this board, decided to order a VK. I got it on Friday and I've been hooked.

    Everyone who sees it, wants one so I've made multiple orders to complete my christmas shopping. My partner, who never smoked, has taken to vaping so I've also had to order multiple extra carts to accomodate that unforeseen thing lol. We've ordered a kit for her brother, whio lives in Ireland and for my mom, who smokes like a chimney.

    On a side note, I'm thinking there may be a way to incorporate this into my new business...I'm very happy to have found this place and the VK. I no longer want to go down to the corner and buy a pack of analogs.

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    I am 33 started smoking when i was 14. My mom was a smoker so i guess that is how that happened. Recently got my mom on V4L. I also tried the smoking everywhere e-cig it sucked balls to say the least. So I found this forum and was saved. the vapor king rocks been analog fre for 3 months. Never felt better.

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    [I]Noticed this was in V4L forum. Does that mean only people who use products from them can post here, or is it open to anyone who has a story? Just wondering.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 316lvm View Post
    [i]Noticed this was in V4L forum. Does that mean only people who use products from them can post here, or is it open to anyone who has a story? Just wondering.
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    We welcome all here!!!
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    I'm 54, smoked for 40 years. Have various health problems, lung damage due to cancer treatment, and COPD are 2 of them. Both of my parents died from resp./heart problems. (both smoked) I tried to quit on patches, gum, Zyban, Chantix to no avail. I seen a post on amazon in the gold box forum about 510's, this was my first e-cig. I was able to quit smoking, but got tired of all the hassle very quickly, once I found V4L I knew I could stick with it. I've not had a cig in 4 months, I'm not coughing anymore, and nasal drip is much improved. I haven't had a resp. infection in over 4 months, couldn't go a month without one before that. I'm really enjoying the VK, esp. in this weather. (40 below wind chill today)

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    I just got my ultimate kit yesterday. First, and probably only, ecig I'll ever get.

    About 6 months ago, I read something about an ecig from Ruyan on a game forum I used to frequent. I was somewhat intrigued, and called my best friend since childhood about it to see if he wanted to give it a try with me. He said it sounded like a scam/fad and that it was dumb. We forgot about them until last week.

    Last week, my friend wakes up to a radio commercial about some ecig company, and calls me up to discuss this radical new invention. I was all like, "DUDE! We talked about this in April!". Well, we both found this forum, and have spent 2 weeks lurking around and reading every piece of information we could find on ecigs.

    He jumped the gun and ordered from Greensmoke. What a disappointment that was! He spent $220 and got 2 batteries, a charger, and a few cartos. We tried that for a day, and he sent it back. That night, we decide to each get a V4L kit because of all the information we've gathered, and V4L looks to be THE BEST by a huge margin.

    I decided to get into ecigs to reduce the amount of cravings I have in between smoke breaks at work. So I only ordered a "fun" flavor I figured I'd enjoy. Thinking I'll get a few vanilla, and that'll tide me over til I can smoke my real cig.

    I got my kit in yesterday afternoon, and without meaning to, have not had a SINGLE analog since opening my mailbox! I feel great!!! V4L sent me some freebies, and the best one is Nuport. Now I'm going to order a couple 5pks of them, and some juice if it's on the site so I can refill. The vanilla is good, but V4L somehow KNEW I'd LOVE this Nuport cart! I'm hooked!

    I'm just ramblin on here, sorry. I'm so excited about not having an analog all day! What started out as a "fix" is going to replace my 15 year habit of 1-1 1/2 packs a day! I only wish I had ordered Nuport in my original order, so I don't have to make this one carto last until I can get some more!

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    I have never ordered from V4L... but we cant all be perfect...lol... Anyway... I am 46, smoked since I was 12, neither of my parents smoked but my older siblings did... it was a fad at the time... quit for a few years when I was pregnant (have 5 kids now). wound up smoking between 1 1/2 to 2 packs a day.
    I get really bed coughs and when I would I couldnt smoke... hated it... so I was using the patches... they did fine as long as I had them on... but as soon as I would take them off boom.. wanted a ciggy... to make a long story short was surfing the web and found e-cigs tried one hated it... sent it back and tried a 510.. LOVED it... now I have about 9 510's 5 801's 3 Janty's (my fav right now) 2 905's and I see no end in sight.

    I do on occasion still smoke analogs, and am still working on hubby and my kids (hubby does like his Janty he just cant seem to go all the way... oh well... men... ) I think I have 3 of the 4 that smoke interested enough to give it a try.

    Life is short, I enjoy smoking... I enjoy vaping WAY more!!!! no guilt, aint it grand!!!!!!!!!

    CONGRATS DARRIGAAZ
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    I've been a smoker for most of my adult life. Honestly I love smoking. I hate the cost, smell and health risks but damn it a girl needs at least one vice! I had quit for two years, but then wandered back to smoking a bit over a year ago.

    I spent about two months lurking in the forums here and learning about e cigs. I just didn't have the upfront money to buy and wanted to make sure it would work for me and not have to try every model out there to find "The One". I was all set to order a 510 based upon all the reviews but it sure seemed like a lot of fiddling when I stumbled upon a post from a V4L person then found my way to this subforum.

    At that point I KNEW that this was the product and the company for me. I read pretty much every post since the start of the forum while I saved up to buy. I started small with just the PT and some cartos and juice. Just to make sure I would actually like vaping.

    First drag I coughed my lungs out, I took a HUGE drag! Spent the rest of the day just sipping on it and didn't even crave a cigarette! I ordered again very shortly and haven't looked back since! Anything that could make me NOT crave a cigarette while LIVING with a smoker beyond amazing.

    Still working on converting my boyfriend, I'm thinking he will need VG. But glad I found my answer so easily.

    As we all know the customer service and quality of the product is beyond amazing! To Steve and the V4L crew, you saved my lungs!

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