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  1. Chief Snappy

    Chief Snappy New Member

    Hello everyone! So I have been a hardcore smoker for about 34 years, I smoked anywhere from a pack and half to two packs a day. I also come from a long line of smokers; my father smoked (until his heart attack), my step-father smoked (until his heart attack), both grandfathers smoked (until they passed away from lung cancer), one of my grandmothers smoked (until she passed away from lung cancer), I have one uncle who currently smokes, and my mother smoked (until she was diagnosed with lung cancer). I had tried vaping a few times before in an attempt to stop smoking but was never successful. That was until a few weeks ago when I was sitting on my mothers front porch smoking while my Mom was sitting in her living room resting after coming home from receiving her chemo treatment. Walking back into the house a commercial came on, for the life of me I can't remember what it was selling, but it was the one about how they decided to quit smoking after leaving their fathers hospital room to go smoke.
    Something about that hit me, and I made it my mission to stop! So after returning home from visiting my parents, I live in VA my parents live in SC, I hit up my local vape shop. I already had a mod (SMOK Procolor) that one of my sons had left at my house, but no tank. I bought a Crown III tank, and some juice.
    Having a few packs of cigarettes left I made it a vow that on that Friday as soon as I got home would be the day that I would start my new journey, and that I did! I have been smoke-free for almost a week now, and the same pack of cigarettes with three or four cigarettes still sits in my garage by the door.
    My wife has now decided that she is going to quit smoking and join me on my journey, and so this Friday back to the local vape shop to let her pick her mod, tank, and juice! One more thing one of my best friends has decided that if I can do it so can he, so he has started vaping along with about half the people I use to go smoke with. Now instead of standing around in the cold smoking and complaining we now stand around in the cold vaping and talking about what juice everyone is using and how it tastes.
    • Winner Winner x 15
  2. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2012
    Ridgeway, Ohio
    Great story!! Good luck to you, your wife, and your friends.

    My story is similar to yours. I had smoked a pack per day for over 35 years. Tried to quit using the gum, patches, prescription drugs, and even hypnosis. Nothing worked.

    One day while stopping off at the convenience store for my usual pack of cigs, I noticed a display for the disposable cigalike NJOY ecigarette. I thought, maybe give it a try...bought one and a pack of cigs. The cigalike wasn't great, but not that bad either. I decided to do some research and Google found this forum for me. Learned a LOT about vaping here on ECF.

    It took a week of dual use, but after that week I was finally smoke-free. Its been 7 years and counting. I can't say that I miss the cigs at all. But my health has greatly improved and I found myself a new hobby -- vaping.

    I suggest that your wife read my blog, Good Starter Setups for a Beginner Vaper, so that she doesn't go into the vape shop "blind" and uninformed.

    Welcome to the forum and don't be a stranger.
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  3. somdcomputerguy

    somdcomputerguy vaper dedicato Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Welcome to ECF, Chief Snappy. Good luck to both of you and congrats for making a good decision.
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  4. VapourFlavour

    VapourFlavour Moved On

    Oct 16, 2018
    Ontario, Canada
    Welcome and congratulations!
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  5. Diver9543

    Diver9543 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 26, 2015
    Oklahoma City, OK, USA
    Hello and welcome to the forum. Glad to hear you are gathering a following of friends who also are vaping.
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  6. gerrymi

    gerrymi Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Jul 12, 2013
    The 'Burgh, PA.
    Welcome Snappy...

    After 5+ years of trying numerous Mods, Tanks and ejuices...I can only tell you what my current favorite vape gear is...

    I'm a MTL vaper...(MTL = Mouth To Lung...the way most people smoke cigarettes)…I start at 6-7Watts...then increase to 10-11Watts as needed...

    Current Favorite Mod...Wismec Sinuous P80
    Current Favorite Tank...Innokin Zenith
    Current Favorite Out&About Set-Up...Goby
    Current Favorite Ejuice...Umbavape WTA...(I use WTA-12mg.)

    To get prices on these...check Vapecrawler …(and The Blends - flavored e-liquid - standard USP nicotine or WTA )

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  7. Opinionated

    Opinionated Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 19, 2015
    My Mountain
    Welcome to ECF!

    You all can do this! :)
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  8. dsites

    dsites Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Jul 27, 2017
    Nederland, Colorado
    Welcome to ECF .... You're on the right track!
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  9. Letitia

    Letitia Citrus Junkie ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Apr 2, 2017
    West Frankfort, IL
    Great intro. Welcome to the community.
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  10. Storm52

    Storm52 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Jan 27, 2014
    Shreveport, LA
    Welcome to the forum. Congratulations on your decision to quit smoking and good luck with your vape journey. You have a great start!
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  11. My Batt Hurts

    My Batt Hurts Super Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 25, 2017
  12. chellie

    chellie Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 24, 2014
    Congrats on being smoke-free for almost a week. Stick with it and before you know months will turn into years. That's a pretty scary family history! I think it's great that others in your circle are quitting as well.

    I smoked for a similar period of time and was a heavy puffer. For me, once I went to vaping I did not smoke at all. Everyone is different but I did not dual use - I just needed to stop and recently passed my 6th vapeversary. Sounds like you are doing great - continued good luck in your vaping journey.
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  13. AXIOM_1

    AXIOM_1 Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 6, 2015
    my own mind
    Welcome to the vaping funny farm ;) Congrats on quitting the death sticks!
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  14. MJCSD

    MJCSD Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    May 7, 2014
    Hello and welcome to ecf
  15. BrotherBob

    BrotherBob ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Dec 24, 2014
    Welcome and glad you joined.
    Vaping Advantages:
    Taste (flavors)
    No stink, self,clothes, environment
    Less negative social stigma
    Promote new like minded friendships
    Scalability, near complete control of all the above
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  16. stols001

    stols001 Mistress of the Dark Nicotinic Arts Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    May 30, 2017
    Tucson, AZ
    Congrats and welcome to ECF. Great job! :)

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  17. tgs3

    tgs3 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 3, 2017
    Brooklyn, NY
    Welcome and congratulations on a week of not smoking! I was a hardcore smoker for over forty years. Coming up on seven months of not smoking. Honestly, I never believed that I could do it. And I couldn't have without this community and vaping.
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