Stevelauder

Why did you start vaping?
Lost my Dad to throat cancer in September 2010 – partly smoking related and partly due to occupational hazard (he’d been an ex-smoker for 15 years by then). I didn’t want him to watch me slowly killing myself as one of his last memories of me. I started vaping in Feb 2010 on 36mg liquid and had a head permanently spinning from nic to start with! That’s what it took to remind me that I didn’t need a cigarette. Stupidly went back to stinkies for almost a year in 2012 but soon got back on the straight and narrow.

How long have you been a vaper?

5.5 years (4.5 years taking the break into consideration). Started on a TW Tornado Tank. Then a Tornado Mega, Ego C, then boges in a tank… then after my break I got into RTA/RDA/Genesis action! Not wanted to go back since.

Are you a smoker, an ex-smoker or a non smoker?
Ex-Smoker. If vaping was banned tomorrow I’d cluck for a few weeks but suck it up and deal with it. The risk-vs-reward ratio with smoking is so disproportionate that I’d think myself mentally ill to even consider going back to it.

How has vaping effected you?
Umm… it’s now my entire life. Being able to turn a passion into an occupation is a privilege I’m entirely thankful for. Being able to help others find the Damascus road is utterly rewarding, but the best bit is being able to vape indoors with delicious juices, on devices far more satisfying to use than cigarettes. Ooh… and being able to climb 4 flights of stairs and not stay out of breath for more than 30 seconds is something I never thought I’d experience again!