I smoked cigarettes hard core for at least six years (probably more like 10, but I don't like to think about it) but never went a year without a cigar, and I'm 55. One year, when I was a manager of an ISP, I smoked several very good, very expensive ($) cigars a day while on the road driving. Initially I never wanted to quit, and always came back to smoking. Then I started to get a wee bit older and could not so easily quit. I could not find a replacement to my nicotine and chemical dependency, methodically put together by Philip Morris. I'm not sure what I've quit, too early to ascertain, but burning tobacco and inhaling it is NOT for me. I still like nicotine, and the flavors make this switch very palatable and easy on my body and mind.
I was at a Styx (rock music) concert around two to three years ago and saw people vaping and wondered what they were smoking , I made some incorrect assumptions, and did not approach them, but the "smoke" they were exhaling I am sure did not go unnoticed by anyone....giant white clouds! Then I ran in to a neighbor who vapes pens, and it all became clear what was going on at the concert. I was like whoa...what the heck! I didn't start vaping at that time and continued on my way with my Marlboros. After going to the Dr and getting prescriptions for the patch and Nicotrol (big pharma solutions), I was on and off smoking for more than a year, and it was tearing at me. That garbage just would not let go of me and I was at 12mg to 20mg+ every day.
An Internet search brought me to vaping and since Sept 7th, 2015, I have not turned back. The overall feeling is that this is clean. I am trying to stay away from any manufacturer of e-liquids that may produce anything harmful. I cannot believe that I was smoking cigarettes and cigars. They're nasty as all hell. If I have my way, I'll never be without my vaping tools and e-liquids.
By 11/01/2015, I'll be placing my first order for liquid nicotine, Nude Nicotine Armor, 500ml +, and that will be the first of several 500ml purchases I order to guarantee that I am never without. I'm 50/50 that the US Govt could come down on the sale of these goods and I am NOT going to let this slip away from me. These people are fools, and would send everyone back to analogs (cigarettes and cigars). Chicago, Illinois just passed their new budget for an increase of $750 million in taxes for a budget gap, and they have been talking about a 25% TAX on all e-cig related products and juices! Hopefully, I'll get my order in before they manage to implement their taxes and they can all go take a hike.
Shop around, try out, and read as much as you can here at ECF. I've been to more than 10 vape stores so far, and I drive to them up to 35 miles away, to see what they've got, and who they are. This is all changing beneath our feet as we chat.
ECF is a great site, with many in depth documents, and people with a ton of knowledge...programmers, chemists, manufacturers, etc., be aggressive with gaining knowledge, this place rocks!
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