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The fervor of a convert

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  1. tomsljr

    tomsljr New Member

    Oct 22, 2013
    Sweetwater, Tn
    I started to quit smoking back in August. I went on Chantix to help me do this. I could say I was successful, if the goal was to turn into a bat-..... crazy zombie. I stopped taking it, but managed to limp along for the most part not smoking. I started picking up gas station one-shot wonder e-cigs, and was not impressed. I went through two different iterations of small rechargeable units (Logic and Fin). Better, but still not there.
    Yesterday morning, I read an article about a vapor bar opening in NY. This led me on a Google chase of the vaping culture. It turns out a B&M store had opened up near me in Knoxville, Tn about a month ago. I jumped in the truck, and in less than two hours I was set on the road to serious vaping.
    In the last little more than one day, I have come to several conclusions:
    1. I really like vaping.
    2. I have no desire whatsoever to ever smoke another cigarette.
    3. This is going to get pretty expensive in the short run, as I have already found a bunch of stuff I want to try.
    4. I am going to need to lower my nicotine content, as I want to continue vaping but can't as I have reached my nicotine saturation level.
    5. I dig the DIY culture around vaping. It appeals to my background as an artist and builder.

    I look forward to getting to know more about this through the forum here, and to getting to know you fine folks.
  2. Blkwdw86

    Blkwdw86 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 6, 2013
    Gladewater, TX

    Many of us turned to e-liquid vaping after trying the (terrible) cig-a-likes. I've done it all, tried it all, been through it all, nothing allowed me to drop the stinkies cold turkey until I discovered full-on vaping, I haven't smoked since twenty minutes after I got my starter.

    With vaping, we can enjoy the health benefits of quitting smoking while breaking our chemical and psychological addictions at our own pace, if we want to bother at all. Vaping is considerably cheaper than smoking; for the initial investment of a couple of months' worth of cig money, you can vape for YEARS and never spend another dime! I say CAN, but we all know we WON'T! :vapor:
  3. dice57

    dice57 PV Exporer/Juice Saucier Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 1, 2013
    Mount Vernon, Wa
    Welcome and congrats, this is the place to learn about rebuildable atomizers, DIY juice, and all manner of vapping, plus saving money by searching for the products that fit you best. Sure I've spent a good chunk of change to get what I have, but not as much as if I had still been smoking.
  4. freeatlast!

    freeatlast! Super Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 5, 2013
    Kansas, USA
    tomsljr, congratulations and welcome!! So glad you found something to get you off the cigs - it's almost like magic, isn't it?! And who knew that quitting smoking could be so much fun, and even a hobby!
  5. speedie562

    speedie562 Full Member

    Oct 2, 2013
    Congrats on quiting. Enjoy the vaping journey. There is so much to experience and learn
  6. tomsljr

    tomsljr New Member

    Oct 22, 2013
    Sweetwater, Tn
    Thank you all for the warm welcome. I am already researching building my on VW mod :)
  7. tomsljr

    tomsljr New Member

    Oct 22, 2013
    Sweetwater, Tn
    And yes, it is like magic. Tasty, tasty magic.
  8. pufZeppelin

    pufZeppelin Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 6, 2013
    Florida, SW
    hi tom and welcome to ECF

    glad to hear you stepped away from the bad habit

    check your belt is fastened, the ride is brisk............. :)
  9. WillyZee

    WillyZee Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 23, 2013
    welcome tom ... nice start to vaping ... totally dig your humour :2cool:
  10. marshbunny

    marshbunny Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 11, 2013
    NE GA, USA
    Welcome, I think you will be a nice addition to the forum
  11. madqatter

    madqatter Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 14, 2013
    Welcome to ECF! The people here are amazing! :thumb:
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