The continuing ramblings of a former smoker.
Well, it’s been another year, that’s six now, and has anything new happened?
Not really but I will tell you a little story about a friend of mine. I’m not promising it’ll help but I do find it somewhat fascinating.
I’ll call him Nick, it’s not his real name, but he is real.
Nick quit smoking 18 months ago by buying an E-Cig, the one that looks like a proper fag with the glowing end and stuff.
Now he uses something that looks like the front end of a bong.
He’s gone from a surrogate fag smoker to dedicated ‘vaper’ and now blends his own ‘juice’. Nothing unusual except for the fact he’s been on nicotine-free juice for the last year.
I constantly rib him about it but he now has a complex compulsive habit that involves no tobacco and no nicotine and he is as dependant on it as he ever was on tobacco two years ago.
He argues, very eloquently I must say, that he’s no longer a slave to tobacco and free from its health-risks payload, but at the same time freely admits that his vaping just mirrors his former smoking.
I can see his point but he’s still stood on rainy doorsteps getting his fix and still spending his life looking for the next opportunity to vape.
I'm sure there are lots of people like Nick out there and vaping, until the effects of long-term inhalation of smoke-machine fluid can be established, is far safer than tobacco. However, I don’t know about you but I got sick and tired of standing outside in the rain and cold or constantly seeking out the next smoking opportunity.
I didn't quit for the money or the health, more because it was just pointless.
See, I can do short ones...