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    I've lurked long enough...

    Hey folks.

    After a month or so of lurking, I thought it high time to introduce myself.

    18 years on the durries, numerous attempts to quit... I'd heard about and seen people use vaping as NRT, but I was highly skeptical since every other form of NRT I'd tried didn't do shit. Patches gave me rashes (might as well have rolled them up and smoked them), gum and sprays tasted awful, and I was pretty frightened about giving Champix a go due to feedback from others. I'd gone OK with quitting in the past, but I have to avoid beer like plague. Every relapse was due to drinking, and it wouldn't take much... half a pint and I'd be on the bot.

    A friend's Mrs was the last person to give me positive feedback about vaping as NRT, and on the back of her success I decided to bite the bullet and give it a go. I bought an Aspire K2 kit and a few bottles of juice, and didn't touch another cigarette from that night onwards. Unfortunately, I dropped it after three weeks and cracked the tank, so I ran out and spent my cigarette savings on a Smok AL85 kit, and started to sub-ohm my nuts off. Absolutely loving it, and still cigarette-free :-)

    So... 9 weeks into vaping, there's still a pack of smokes sitting in the pantry with about 8 left in it, just as a test to see how I'm going. I don't even think about them... just bump into them every now and then while I'm looking for thyme or something while I'm cooking. I toss them aside and get on with things. I'm now DIYing my juice, and soon to get into RDAs with the help of a vaper friend.

    If you read this, cheers!
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    Welcome to AVF Letho !
    Amazing how it just works hey ... good on ya for a)steppin up and b) stepping out ( of the shadows)
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    Huge congrats on the switch. I love reading peoples stories and I can imagine the look on their face when they realise

    "It works"
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    Congrats for giving up smoking Lethologica. Yes vaping actually makes easy to giveup, and once adjusted to it you can't even imagine yourself smoking again. Best off all, it's actually better than smoking and you can really enjoy a beer and vape. :thumbsup:


    Quote Originally Posted by Crisscross View Post
    Huge congrats on the switch. I love reading peoples stories and I can imagine the look on their face when they realise

    "It works"
    (looks)

    Yep, I can imagine a few expressions on that face

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    Well done! I have just joined after lurking for a few weeks too, the people on this forum are awesome and seem far more caring and lovely than most I meet face to face!
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    Hey mate and welcome to the forums! Hope your journey continues to be positive. If you need any help don't hesitate to ask.
    Last edited by gurishka; 07-05-17 at 07:53 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fabricator4 View Post

    Yep, I can imagine a few expressions on that face

    That's my kitteh <3 He's a dapper lad.

    Thanks guys, appreciate the support. Part of the reason I came out of the shadows was that I noticed how damn supportive everyone seems to be.

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    Welcome Letho,

    It's amazing isn't it.... 20 years of smoking and trying everything to quit and then few days with a e-cig and whoa it just clicks !
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    and.. the cats really like your 'new' breath.... well mine does ... congrats on making the change and welcome lethologica
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    Welcome to AVF Leth, your story about breaking your tank & going out to buy a new one highlights why we always recommend someone has a back up device
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