…because I was in the right place at the right time and it probably was the right thing to do.
It certainly gives me a fix unlike the other stop-smoking antidotes I’ve used in the past.
The couple downsides are…
1- The battery charging, refilling the liquid maintenance headaches.
2- When I smoked I would go outside for 5 or so minutes and be good for a couple hours. With this guy the only thing I’m exhaling is water vapor so it’s safe to use anywhere. And so I do. But not intentionally, it’s just there, laying around. And I use it. There’s also not just one cigarette of liquid in that tube. There’s more than half a days worth so it’s hard for me to know when I’ve got my fix. So I over-fix. Too often. Just like getting too much caffeine, too much nicotine is rather unpleasant. In addition, my stomach starts to knot itself like an organ-al pretzel.
The upsides are well worth it though…
1- No smoke, tar, fiberglass, whatever other nasties Big Tobacco comes up with.
2- No smoke stained fingers. I didn’t think that would ever come off.
3- I feel good emotionally about it and physically, too. My right hand index and middle fingers aren’t going quite as numb as they usually do when it’s cold outside.
I’ve been vaping (which is the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard) for a couple weeks now. It’s good. I don’t have any real beefs with ecigs and I do miss the smoking now and again. But I told myself a long, long time ago that when I turned 40, there’d be big changes. I’m not 15 anymore.
PS— I can’t believe started smoking 25 years ago.
PSS— I went with Volcano Fine Electronic Cigarettes mainly because they’re all American made. No sawdust China product here.
PSSS— Red Hot Lava is the only flavor I’ve tried. I’m going to give the Sharks Clove a go next since Djarum Blacks are what got me hooked again after a six month hiatus in the late 90s.