One year anniversary of being cigarettes free
What’s up, everyone!
Damn, it’s been a while since I have posted a blog on my website. Sorry about that. Anyway, today it’s March 8th and it’s a special day for me. It’s the day that I quit the stinky sticks, also known as cigarettes! Last year, on March 8th 2015, I finally quit smoking! Yes! Yay for me! I have been smoking for many, many years, since I was a teenager, which is over 20 years ago. I have tried many times to quit smoking and the longest I have managed to stay off the cigarettes was only one week. I am super happy and damn proud of myself for being able to hold off the smokes for this long. And ofcourse, I will continue to do so.
The thing that helped me quit the cigarettes is vaping! Yes, I do still get my nicotine fix (not more than 6mg in the e-liquid I use, I sometimes use 3mg or even 0mg), but vaping is like a thousand times better than smoking. It’s a much healthier alternative, let’s put it that way. Because there is no smoke. There are no chemicals and tar I inhale that makes my lungs all black and stuff. It’s just vapor!
It all started with trying these disposable e-cigarettes from Zensations, which I tried for several weeks. They were alright, but after a while I was looking for something more that would fit my needs. I came across different vaping channels on YouTube, learned about mods and atomisers, etc. And I finally gave it a go and got my very first all in one mod, the Joyetech eGrip. That little device has a built in tank and battery, and it was my little vaping buddy for several months. Until it gave up on me, unfortunately. I got a replacement, but it took me like a week to be without a mod, so I got the iStick 20W by eLeaf, which I bought in a store. It was on sale, so that was good. The Joyetech eGrip I had was then just a back-up for me and the iStick was my main mod I used to vape on.
After months went by, I came across a review of one of the newest mods by eLeaf and that was the iStick 60W with temperature control. Great device! The iStick 60W TC is now my main mod for whenever I am on the go. I use the Herakles Hydra tank with top fill and I just love it. It’s the perfect mod for me.
Just a few weeks ago, I started to show interest in RDA and building your own set up. While it’s still something new to me, I decided to get myself my own RDA, the Troll RDA and try and build my own coils. Okay, to be honest, I don’t make my own coils, but there’s this vape shop where you can order pre-built coils. I do wick them myself with cotton. Hey, don’t judge. It’s a slow process for me. But I am learning about it, as well as all the ohm stuff and wattage and resistance and all that jazz.
So, I was thinking, I need a separate mod for my RDA, one that I can use when I am home, and just randomly drip after a couple of puffs with any e-liquid I want.That’s when I decided to get the Reuleaux RX200. What a beast that mod is. It goes up to 200W and it has temperature control as well and it’s just a great stealthy mod. I am very, very happy with it!
So, as you can tell, the past year has been very interesting for me, learning about mods and stuff. I love it! I think am far from done with learning and understanding about it all, but I’m sure I will get there eventually. The important thing is that I am off the cigarettes for a whole year! Hallelujah!
If you’re a smoker then I would really want you to encourage you to try out vaping. Without it, I wouldn’t have been able to quit. Quitting is different for everyone. I had a hard time quitting. But thanks to vaping, I managed to do so!
Happy one year anniversary of no more smoking to me!