Roisin01 commented on another post that you might want to hear how I am doing after all this time.
Well on the smoking/vaping side of things I'm just dandy! No thought of it anymore and even the related anxiety has abated a lot. The only time I remember it is in a party or when I had one glass of wine too many, but even then it's manageable without much effort.
Health wise I improved a lot. No more chest infections, colds or coughs.
The only set back is that I gained lots of weight. The first year after quitting I got addicted to sugar/chocolate and I lost my head. Which was very demoralizing, as I was in my goal weight when I stopped vaping (for the 1st time in my life).
I gained 35 pounds! And there were times I thought that I might take up vaping again, if it would help me lose the weight. Thankfully I had a very good support group (hubby and family) that convinced me that the weight would come off, as soon as I was ready to fight again.
And in November I was. I started seeing a nutritionist (who by the way agreed that you're better fat and not smoking, that smoking and thin) and I'm slowly losing again. Just this month I got back to running again, and although today I feel like a truck ran me over, I feel freer than I ever been.
Life without the smokes is possible. Anxiety can be dealt in other ways. We can be happy without the damn things!
I'm now 1 year and 242 days without vaping. Add 3 years to that without smoking.
I feel like a winner!