I was sent product for review by Mt Baker Vapor.
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It's time to get real for a minute... I made a blog post in January about how I'm going to get healthy this year && the first task is to quit smoking. I have since deleted that blog post. I think I felt guilty when I fell off the wagon and started smoking cigarettes again... It was a reminder of my failure, right there in my own words. So, now I'm posting again because I believe putting the words back out there will help keep me accountable.
I started smoking in 2005. I was 23 years old. I don't really have a good reason for it. I mean I had a lot of stress in my life as 2005/2006 brought some major life changes for me [we'll save that topic for another day...], but I still don't think I can blame those changes on me starting to put a cigarette to my lips. My best friend and I worked together at the same place. We started smoking pretty much at the same time. I don't think either of us can really tell you why... We both decided though, that it wouldn't be a permanent thing. We'd just smoke for a little while. Well here we are, both STILL smoking, many years later...
I started 2014 by purchasing an e-cig starter kit. Very much like this one here from Mt Baker Vapor. I purchased mine from a local vape shop along with some juice. Everything went great for a couple of weeks. Didn't have a ciggy once. My taste buds were returning, my sense of smell was returning. I could already tell a difference in my breathing. Then it happened. Just like that. I purchased a pack of my beloved Camel Light 99s. My excuse was that my battery on my e-cig had died, and I was on my way to work and forgot my charger for it. Yeah, it was my fault. Yes it's a lame excuse. The first cigarette was absolutely DISGUSTING! After vaping yummy cheesecake && blueberry for weeks, the taste of the cigarette was sooo gross. So why did I continue to smoke? Your guess is as good as mine... After that pack, I went back to vaping for a few more weeks. Then once again, I fell off the wagon. My favorite local band was playing at my favorite local bar. You can't drink without smoking right??? Yeah another lame excuse.... I think that's pretty much when the cigarettes re-entered my life for a long term. My poor e-cig sitting in it's case untouched for many months. I slowly started reintroducing myself to it, by bringing it to work with me. It started getting hot outside, and who wants to stand out in the heat for a smoke break? [My work allows us to vape inside at our desk] Now it's nearly the end of June. Half of the year is over, and I'm still smoking. Well, I was...
As of 2 days ago, I have smoked my last cigarette. Mt Baker Vapor was kind enough to send me several juices and this guy here:
I've been vaping exclusively with this setup, and I'm happy to say I've been cigarette free since Monday. I haven't even had a craving for my [former] beloved Camel Light 99s. Yayyy!
I'm going to be doing a weekly check in throughout this journey. The posts will be every Monday. I've titled this post "How I quit smoking cigarettes", because I know I'm done with cigarettes this time. My first post in the series will be talking about my previous vaping setup & my new vaping setup. I can't wait to share this with you!