I am currently 3 weeks in to an experiment and, I have to say, so far so good. What is the experiment I hear you cry (well, some of you…one of you..the voice in my head…whatever).
I have joined the Vape Nation..sort of.
Now, a little disclaimer: The possibility exists that there are quotes out there of me saying that I would never vape. These quotes may, indeed, be true. However, I should also point out that I also said that I had no interest in “smoking” Lychee and Custard, Almond and Lavender or any other such combination that always ends up at Watermelon (seriously, fuck watermelon in the most painful of holes). Additionally, I had zero interest in walking around like Thomas the fucking Tank Engine and putting out enough clouds as to render me practically invisible from all satellites.
So taking all that into account and, despite my desire to switch away to something better than cigarettes and ultimately get off cigarettes altogether, it didn’t look like vaping could ever be a realistic option for me. Then, a few months ago I was chatting with AS about it. He started explaining the different types of Vaping and offered to research the best possible gear that would reasonably recreate the feeling of having a cigarette, without actually having one. A little while later and I am at 3 weeks since I had my last smoke and have not felt even a little stroppy.
My weight hasn’t suddenly ballooned, I am not irritable (well, anymore than normal at least) and I genuinely enjoy the tobacco flavour that I found. I am not going to lie, it took a few days of getting used to it, but now I am a seasoned pro (in my mind at least). As a result of what she saw with me, LA has bought the same gear and has managed to cut back to a few cigs a day.
It works, produces roughly the equivalent vapour to what a cigarette produces in smoke, tastes OK and has some nicotine in it. I started at 12mg, which was a mistake. I essentially spent my first day without cigarettes high on Nicotine.
So there you have it, the next stage in my self improvement kick is well underway…fingers crossed I can stay off the smokes :)
I am off to load up on Apple Strudel and Custard with chocolate sprinkles, that sounds perfectly normal right?