Raffles

I’d smoked since my early teens, in the late 50s… can still remember taking my first puff in a bus shelter waiting for the school bus. Smoked then for the next 50 years, with the occasional attempt to cut down/give up but never achieving it.

One day I’ll do it, I said to myself, mainly for the monetary saving as they were getting ridiculously expensive, and I still enjoyed the experience. Then, about 5 years ago I started to see articles online about ‚electronic cigarettes‘ and laughed as I thought it was just a gimmick for someone to make a quick buck.

About 4 years ago, a regular driver to my place of work, kept on about how he had ‚given up‘ with this device he showed me, and for weeks I resisted until he talked me into trying it, and I thought that’s OK, not what I’d expected. So, he gave me the address of where he got it, and that freaked me out even more (won’t mention it here, but a big player).

But it had tweaked my interest, so I researched on the web, and was amazed as to how it was growing… found a few forums, one of which I made my home (but others are available)… bought an eGo kit for about £20 and waited to see what I’d wasted my money on.

Well, now over 3 years later, I’ve never touched a ‚real‘ cigarette since that very first vape, and still have the half packet in my kitchen drawer to remind me of what a prat I had been. I know it won’t happen so quickly for others, but for me it did.