Graeme Ross

Well here goes, started smoking No6 fags with the slide open packet too be cool at high school. I carried on smoking for many years and before you know it I’m in my forties and could not stop. Tried cold turkey once, lasted three days A tea break was not the same without a fag, in fact I dreaded tea breaks as the first thing I wanted was a fag. My Missus and my boys were none to fond of me smoking either. I actually hid my habbit from my kids until my youngest caught me when he was ten years old. I felt ashamed. „A pure fanny,“ as we say in Scotland. I carried on smoking for a couple more years, hating myself every time I lit one up, but I was addicted. I seen a few folk about with e-cigs and thought it would be nothing like smoking, then a guy at the fitba, that’s football for you in the south, gave me a go on his pen vape. It was like trying to sook a melon through a straw, but a little throat hit and a better taste than a fag. I bought a Kangertech Stainless Steel pen vape the next day and smoked what I believed would be my last fag. Unfortunately I broke a pen vape every couple of days and was on and off the fags/pen vapes for a few weeks till I thought fuck this, tossed the pen vape and just went back on the fags. I was then lucky to meet an excellent lad at work who let me try a proper vape, mech mod and tank type. NO MORE STINKY FAGS. It was great, nothing like those constricted pen things. The lad helped me get my own set up, RaiVapes Orochi and Aspire Nautilus which I used for a few months before upgrading the tank to an Atlantis, even better. I soon started making my own juice and have also worked my way off the nicotine. Recently got my first dripper, Nemesis clone and Little Boy Atty. Ten months on and it is strange to think of myself even having been a smoker now. I know I will never smoke another fag in my life and that is easy to say thanks to vaping, and the lad who helped me. I hope I can be responsible for helping others to where I am at. No more guilt/shame as far as my family are concerned, and hopefully a longer life with them

Graeme Ross

Johnstone, Scotland.