Hello all I'm Mr. Bojangles,and here is a little bit about myself, my vaping, and why this hobby is important to me. I started vaping as a means to quit cigarettes around 2012. I did so successfully, and after 6 months lost interest and moved on, but this wouldn't be my only run in with addiction. Over the next several years I went through a lot of stress, and developed severe alcoholism that threatened my life and personal relationships. This came to a head on 2/22/19 when during weeks of slowly lowering my alcohol consumption without the guidance of a doctor, the lack of alcohol caused me to have a seizure in my bathroom, injuring my back in the process. During the resulting hospital visit my doctor convinced me to seek inpatient detox treatment and finally break my addiction. The next month was a struggle, and searching for anything acceptable to lean on, at the suggestiont of a close friend who was also in recovery, I picked up a pack of pods for my girlfriends discarded Juul and took up vaping once again in the hopes that it would help me with yet another harmful addiction, I never could have imagined how much help it would be. Vaping gave me a reason to get outside, even if just to my front porch, as my pet rats are sensitive to anything in the air, and later on short trips to my mediocre small town Kansas vape shop. I would never suggest to most people to choose to get into nicotine products, but for me, having a substance that I could use without fear of destroying my life was massively helpful. I had distanced myself from get togethers with friends because of the overwhelming drinking culture in the midwest and the threat of temptation. I found that as long as I had my vape to enjoy, I didnt miss having a beer in my hand, I didnt feel so out of place anymore and vaping also provided a number of convenient excuses to excuse myself if the pressure became too much. Quiting drinking left me with as many holes to fill as scars on my liver, and I found myself with much more time, money, and energy and energy to spend. Making craft cocktails had always been a passion of mine, and I enjoyed the positive attention that came with sharing what I made, as well as the multitude of flavor and ingredient combinations involved. I found these interests renewed by diving into e liquid and spreading my interest in vaping successfully with many of my friends. I had been going to school for automotive management and had always been interested in electronics, so my interest in vaping bloomed and I upgraded first to a smok nord, and then about two weeks ago I rewarded myself with a dotmod dot aio for successfully making it back to my home state of California and to celebrate the nearing 6 month anniversary of my sobriety. Friday I visited one of my good friends, for the first time in years in person, with the very same friend that got me back into vaping. I tried out his 200w sub ohm set up, and he convinced me to give freebase liquids and sub ohm coils a shot, as I had been a salt nic user up until that point. We were able to connect in the same way we did years earlier over a craft beer or cocktail but without the worry or guilt. I felt like things were going to be ok again, and that I wasnt going to have to live life like I was missing out on the party. Because the monkey that was on my back was always waiting for me to slip up. That monkey is still around, but I can put him in a cage now, where he wont really bother me or anyone else. Thanks for reading my story, I know it was a long one. I like to think I am a pretty open book these days, it has helped me a lot to figure things out, and I would be happy to answer any questions that anyone might have. ~Jangles, Mr. B, BJ, or dude; if you're into the whole brevity thing.