Support

morrinb
by morrinb
12 Comments
November 13, 2012
The author's views below are his or her own and may not reflect the views of Ecig Advanced

I’m always surprised when I’m able to successfully introduce someone to vaping. I don’t know why it surprises me. If I enjoy vaping and am able to use it to give up cigarettes and so many other people out there are able to do the same thing, then why should it come as a surprise when someone else I know is able to use vaping to do the same thing?

I would love for all of my friends to give up cigarettes and start vaping. That’s not my offical goal in life, but it is one of my subgoals. I’ve had quite a bit of success at it. I’ve found that the best way to try is actually give someone starter equipment. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy, but if they are even a tiny bit interested, having an ecig of some sort will give them a push to get them started. It’s how I got started, a friend gave me a cigarette look a like. I didn’t use it right away, but when I was finally ready, it was there and waiting for me. All I had to do was use it.

Having support is also important, so when I give them that first ecig I make it clear that I am there to support them in their journey as well. It’s that support that helped me through the toughest times of my own quitting experience. That’s why it came as such as shock to me when I recently discovered that my biggest supporter in quitting was also a closet smoker. My own boyfriend had kept it a secret that he did more than steal the occasional drag when drunk, he was actually a regular smoker. He just never did it around me. This knowledge came out when the decision was made for me to move in with him.

He’s not a jerk though and he didn’t want to do anything to derail my own efforts to quit. He offered to get rid of his humidor and all his cigars, but I told him that wasn’t necessary. I told him we could compromise. No more cigarettes and I’d forgive the occasional high end (and I wasn’t joking on that account) cigar or pipe tobacco. He agreed, but he still wanted nicotine. I told him we could fix that.

I set him up with one of my Ego Twists and let him go through my juice collection. Now he enjoys a nice key lime pie or vanilla malt while I’m vaping away on a strawberry lemonade or sweet tart. No one smells like an ashtray, the kisses are always sweet, and chances are good we’ll live a nice long life together.

I don’t know why I’m surprised that he was willing or wanting to follow me on my vaping journey, but I’ve never been happier in my life. So don’t ever hesitate to offer up a vape to your friends or your significant other. They might be more receptive than you think and you might be able to support each other as you move away from cigarettes.

Comments

12 Responses to “Support”

  1. John on November 15th, 2012 4:25 am

    I’m in the same boat as you!! I wish all those smoking analogs could take the same plunge as me and better themselves… But I don’t hate on them for doing something I did for so many years..

  2. Jessica on November 15th, 2012 8:08 am

    I wish it worked as well for me. I can never convince anyone to join me….

  3. Karla Lyle (Msv8PR) on November 15th, 2012 12:45 pm

    It is great to introduce someone to vaping and they actually make the swutch successfully. I introduced my ex-husband and my brother in law this year and both have quit smoking. I feel if I can do it anyone can do it. I was what I would consider a hard core smoker and never thought I would be able to quit and vaping was the only thing that worked for me. O am actually more surprised when I introduce someone to vaping and they aren’t able to do it. I figure they just don’t really want to quit.

  4. Brock pollard on November 20th, 2012 2:39 am

    I love to let a friend use a twist and a vivi nova out for a few days. They fall in love. Most of em

  5. slap_maxwell' on November 20th, 2012 7:58 pm

    Great blog article; tried to convert a few friends myself, but it seems the best way is to let the device do the talking. If someone expresses interest, then I’ll start in…only once did I initiate a conversation about vaping and it didn’t turn out so well….

  6. crymsannerose on November 20th, 2012 10:57 pm

    I’ve never been a smoker, I’m doing this to support my wife in her efforts to quit smoking and she turned me on to a flavor that I really like, but I would love to see some family turn to this than cigs

  7. Pearl McLaughlin (moxie) on November 29th, 2012 7:15 am

    What a great testimony to ecigs, and compromising. It’s wonderful that you are able to persuade him to give up cigarettes. It makes a better relationship! And you know it’s love that you want him to be around a long time!

    I recently quit, a little over a month ago, and my son was home from college this weekend, and arrgggh did he stink! I can’t believe I used to smell so bad! And I gave him my kit to take back with him, even though he didn’t want it. I am hoping he will decide to use it! I dont’ want to see him end up with a lifelong addiction like his mom! I thank God for ecigs daily!

  8. MorrinB on December 2nd, 2012 4:29 pm

    Thank you all for reading! Makes me feel good to know that other people can appreciate my stories.

  9. saboinia on December 8th, 2012 2:25 pm

    i tried to intraduce my bf but i think he is dragging he heels….maybe it is the ejuice???? cool hit maybe he smoke menthal

  10. Karla Lyle (Msv8PR) on December 10th, 2012 12:37 am

    Luckily both my husband and I started vaping together and quit smoking so support is one thing we always have here. We were both long time smokers so quitting together made it easier.

  11. robovape on December 12th, 2012 5:02 pm

    a freind of mine at work tried mine a couple times, he seems to like it, i offered him my old starter kit to use for a while to try out, but he’s not that interested yet…

  12. Courtney on December 28th, 2012 1:17 am

    the switch from smoking to vaping isnt an easy one. Kudos to those who can transition so easily.

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