Re: come tell us about yourself – by: Mrs. G

I see this thread hasn’t had much activity on it in a while but I’ll post anyway. So Hi everybody, my name is Sharon.
I’ve been smoking for 25 years and have toyed with quitting off and on. Recently I decided that I really, REALLY needed to quit. The problem is that I have a disease that stress causes to flare up at times (CRPS). The flares are incredibly painful and I spend much time in hospital when they happen. So, the stress of quitting cold turkey was not an option. Cutting back on regular smokes was just not going to happen. When I "discovered" vaping it seemed like just what I needed. I can step down the level of nicotine and still get the physical and psychological "fix" that smoking gave me. This has been a life saver. I won’t ever stop vaping. I just won’t have the nicotine in my body. I’m one enough medications as it is and the extra chemical isn’t helping. I’m so thrilled to have found this community on line.
My condition has already banished me to a wheelchair and that is isolating in itself. Smoking isolates you further and makes you smell like an ashtray. Vaping….I retain the social aspect, meet others with the same interest, and don’t smell like I crawled out from the bottom of a communal ash tray! Looking forward to learning all I can about my new found hobby!