Hello and thank you for your interest in Vaporferver, my little vaping and e-cig blog!
My name is Shawn and I started this blog to share my experience with electronic cigarettes and how I was able to use them to quit smoking.
E-cigs helped me tremendously to deal with cravings, both the physical and the psychological.
I smoked for most of my life, and for as long as I can remember, I wanted to smoke.
I don’t know if it’s because my father was a heavy smoker or if it was because my mother smoked during her pregnancy with me, but from the time I was about 4 or 5 years old, I was drawn to cigarettes.
I started smoking full time at about 12 or 13 and it didn’t take long for it to become integrated into my life.
I never even imagined or considered quitting for many years. It was only by my early thirties that I started to feel the negative effects and started thinking that I should quit.
My attempts were half-hearted at first, but I was amazed at how hard it was for me to go a couple of hours without a smoke, let alone a full day.
On the days I did go without, I felt like each minute was an hour and I was practically crawling up the walls. I tried everything to quit. The gum, the patch, the inhaler, Champix, you name it, I tried it. Nothing worked and my breathing just got worse.
I would wake up in the night and have a ten minute coughing fit just to clear my throat and go back to sleep. It was horrible and I was beginning to think (and accept) that I would just smoke until I died.
One day I was having a smoke outside a little bar I was at to watch my friend’s band when I saw a lady “smoking” an electronic device.
It glowed green at the tip when she puffed on it, but she exhaled what appeared to be smoke. Intrigued, I asked her about it and she told me it was the only thing that she had tried that was able to keep her away from smoking.
I had the intuitive feeling in that moment that this was something that just might work!
It was probably another month or two before I ordered my first kit. I was so excited and full of anticipation for it to arrive, but when it finally did, it was a piece of junk.
The flavor was horrible and hardly any vapor was produced at all. I used it for no more than a couple of hours before I was on the balcony, smoking again.
I gave up on the idea for a while, until I tried my first really good e-cig. I was amazed at how good it was and I was disappointed that I had let that first negative experience sway my judgement.
Not only did it feel like smoking a cigarette, it gave me a great little throat hit of nicotine, and after 5 or 6 puffs, lowered my craving quite substantially. I actually didn’t feel like smoking after a few puffs!
It still wasn’t easy to quit smoking completely, and I did go back and forth for a while, but it was a heck of a lot easier than any other method I have tried.
It’s been a few years now that I am completely smoke free and it feels fantastic. I can breath again, I can even run now. Life is so much better without constantly having to find an exit for a smoke. I still vape daily and I really enjoy it.
I’m down now to the lowest nicotine level available which is 3 mg/ml. I’m even now mixing in some 0 to dilute it even further. In a few more months, I may cut the nicotine out completely but I will continue vaping. For me it’s become as enjoyable as smoking used to be.
I started this blog to help smokers find a healthier alternative to smoking with electronic cigarettes without having to go through the disappointment and disillusionment I felt when I got my first one.
If you are reading these pages and you still smoke, I really do hope you try an electronic cigarette, but I hope you make it a good one, because a bad first experience might sour it in your mind like it did mine.
Use these pages to find the electronic cigarette that you think will work for you. If you stick with it, and make the switch to vapor, I can guarantee you will be breathing better, tasting better and in better overall health while still being able to enjoy your “smoke”.
For any truly avid vapers out there, who might be looking to vape other things as well, check out my other blog where I review many the top dried herb vaporizers currently on the market.
Once again, thanks for stopping by and happy vaping!