The Story of an Ex-Smoker

My name is Adam and it has been 366 days since I last smoked a cigarette.  It has been a tough journey, but I wanted to make sure that I could make it a year before I told my story to the world.  In the beginning, I did not think I would be able to make it without the help of my vape device.  I will admit I had to go through a couple before finding the Aspire Breeze, a small compact dynamo that gave me the nicotine hit I needed to begin weening myself off nicotine.

I have heard a bunch of stories of guys and gals quitting smoking cold turkey, but I am not that type of person.  After smoking a pack a day of the reds, there was no way I could do it.  I enjoyed having that throat hit the cigarette afforded me as well as having something in my mouth.  I don’t really know how to explain it, but its just comfortable to have a something in my mouth, whether it be a cigarette, a toothpick, a vape device, something anything will do.  Well, the toothpick would not give me that throat hit, so my only option was the vape device.

I decided to quit the day I purchased my vape juice and vape device at a local vape shop near my house.  I had about ten cigarettes left and handed them to the guy smoking down the street.  I settled on a tobacco flavored juice in 12 mg nicotine as recommended by the sales guy.  I figured I needed the higher nicotine, for fear I would switch back to the cigarettes if I didn’t get my fix. He was right.  Honestly, 12 mg nicotine was not enough for me, but I decided that I needed to feel some pain in the process.  It took a while to understand the vape device, but once I did, I was puffing away.  I probably vaped the most when I first started because of my craving for the nicotine, but as the days passed by, it got better and better.

After a month, I really felt that I was slowly but surely weaning myself off the nicotine.   And it felt great.  I also knew that it was a long road, but I was willing to do it for my new baby that would be born in a few months.  I wanted to get healthy for her as I had someone else to live for.  In the second month, I was able to drop down to 6 mg nicotine vape juice without breaking a sweat.  I had even slowed down going to the local vape shop in favor of purchasing off the Internet from online retail shops like ST to save a few bucks.  Diapers and formula is not cheap

Fast forward six months and I had dropped down again to 3 mg.  My baby girl was born and my clothes no longer reeked of day old cigarettes.  My wife of course was also quite happy with my transformation and dedication to family.  It was happiness all around.  And that happiness has lasted until today.  A year off cigarettes and a healthier outlook on life.  By the way, I am now vaping the 0 mg juice.  More for the flavor of the juice and for the occasional need to have something in my mouth.

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What can I say? I've got a passion for beards. The ladies love it, and I plan to maintain this masterpiece until the day I die. It may not surprise you to hear that I run our grooming section.

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