Trying Ecigarettes. Were You Skeptical?

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The patches, gums, inhalers & the like over the years have placed our faith in anything working. To stop smoking. Doesn’t work.

Enter the e-cigarette. Not only does it work, it surprised most of us as to how well and how quickly.


I too, was skeptical. I was thinking it’s just another gadget. I stopped smoking accidentally within 2 days. Well. I was pleasantly surprised. My choice to stop using tobacco had come. There was an empowerment over something that had ruled my life, and now that control, if you will, was over.

In just the first over 24 hours, over 600 worldwide came to answer 51 questions in my 2nd “amateur” survey.

The Vaping Truth Survey…

take it here if you haven’t.

Yes, it’s long. Is it worth it? I think so.

You might say it is SO “one-sided” and leaning towards the positive views on vaping.

You might even say, Kevin, this only shows our side. Ummm YEAH!

Bias you may even say? Why yes, yes it is.

Norbert Zillitron answers that question quite eloquently about bias (and quickly I may add) ——–>  Beneficial Bias


Most of the reports about e-cigarettes & vaping are presuming. Negative. Assuming. Presumptuous. Egotistical. Maniacal in some instances to say “it doesn’t work”. “They quit after a short period of time”, “They’re dangerous”. Lots of innuendo and made up facts. Misconstrued facts. Deterring those who might otherwise try it.

I’m asking the questions in the survey above to show what we say about vaping. Put yourself in the mind of someone who is still afraid. Someone who is still contemplating trying an e-cig. Someone who’s listened to the drooling expert looking for new hits to his new book.

The perspective of vaping from YOU, in part, is what I am looking for. For many reasons, but one is to show that person thinking about it – what WE say.

You’re already doing it, and I thank you for it.

We’re counter-acting the negative pro-actively. We’re simply telling our side truthfully.

These are your words.These are your voices in about 24 hours.

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 I didn’t think it would work well enough for me to quit, everything else I had tried had failed.

i tried first a cgi-a-like (1st gen) and it didn’t worked (no satisfaction, nicotine craving, leaks,…). Then a few month later a friend told me about new models and he was tobacco free by this time. So i gave a second chance, without any expectations. 3 days after i crushed my last cigarette, and it’s been 2 years now.

I hoped they would help me quit tobacco and save money too

I was skeptical because of the lack of trustful information about it online.

I was concerned about cost and taste

I just said I’d give it a try. Never picked up anoth cigarette. Almost 3 months now

I tried a variety of brands and methods until I found one I liked.

Was the BEST thing to ever come into my life !!!

I wanted to quit, and was determined to quit. I researched everything I could about it, to be sure I wasn’t jumping from one burning building to another. It was incredible – no desire for cigarettes at all. I knew my life had just changed.

I thought it might help me cut down on cigarettes but it worked so well, I quit.

I tried the cheap clearomizer with a very small battery, and silica wick. Was no problem quitting when I got proper equipment with regulated air intake.

The first e-cig I bought was underpowered and unsatisfying. When I later tried a higher power device with adjustable airflow, then I quit immediately.

It works, but is not effortless. I accidentally cut my smoking down and was ready to move to vaping only then the TPD happened. Knowing that I will probably have no choice but to smoke when the TPD Art 20 becomes law it is easiest for me to still smoke a few cigarettes a day. At 65 and smoking for al my adult life I think that the worst damage smoking caused will never be undone in my lifetime. I do enjoy smoking a few cigarettes. I have not found an eliquid that is so much better that I always prefer vaping to smoking but because I’ve cut smoking down so much I breathe better and feel healthier.

It was kind of a no-brainer. Works like a smoke, feels like a smoke, tastes delicious and didn’t make me feel like crap? Where do I sign up?

I started in 2008 when vaping wasn’t super efficient. In 2012 I got my first electronic mod and stopped smoking immediately afterwards.

tried cig-likes many times did not work no satisfaction, then tried gen 2 ego/ce4 combination and it worked

Not enough information at the time to be sure it was safe and efficient.

I knew from my first puff on an ecig that this was a *wonderful* alternative to cigarettes. It felt “cleaner” (not as harsh on throat and lungs) and I loved the flavor (non-tobacco menthol). And it was every bit as satisfying.

I wanted to understand what I was inhaling so I did research & wrote a paper, Vaping: The Truth, to educate others

I started vaping about 3 years ago, and initially it didn’t work for me. However, that was due to a combination of lack of information, poor hardware availability and selection, poor liquid offerings and low nicotine strength. And I gave up on it for a while, until I did find better hardware, better and stronger nicotine strength liquids, and information. After some trial and error, I was able to quit tobacco with ease.

i’m a gadget geek and that’s why I was so enthralled.

I initially got an e-cig because it was supposed to be cheaper than smoking. It wasn’t until I started using it that I realized that it really could replace smoking all together.

I had to find the right nic level, then it worked like a dream.

I was going to stop but e-cigs made it easier and stopped me putting any weight on

I didn’t expect it to work because I had tried to quit so many times before with different methods.

I didn’t want to quit smoking – just wanted to both vape and smoke, but was taken by surprise – as the smoking tasted terrible on the second day of vaping

My plan was if I could use the e-cig to replace some of my normal cigarettes. It turned out that I did not feel the need for normal cigarettes, when I stated vaping. I got of nthe cigarettes within 2 days.

Although it was a first gen e-cigarette (5 years ago), I immediately noticed that here was something that might work, but I was also a little nervous about it now was more harmful a smoking, so I used months to seek information about it online before I bought my own.

Smoked 22 years, quit easily in 1 day. Been a year and a half now

After SO many failures I wasn’t 100% sure vaping would work. After locating the one vape shop at the time some distance away.. the owner educated me. I purchased a starter kit and e-liquid that appealed to my sense of taste. MUCH better than the taste of burning tobacco leaves!

I knew nothing about e-cigs at the time and was a little leary of using it, but after the 3 day trail I realized very quickly that this could work!

I tried 2 other ecigs and had no luck. Once I found the device that most closely mimiced my smoking style, I was able to throw away my last half pack of smokes!

they saved my life!

Didn’t expect it to work for me being such a heavy committed smoker of traditional cigarettes.

No, I read a lot about it before i bought my starter kit.

I just bought my PV for times when I couldn’t have a cig. After my first use, I never wanted a cig again. At first I used my PV compulsively – them started dropping nicotine levels and after 10 months I am down to “0” and just use it occasionally. It was literally that easy for me, with no expectations to quit at all.

Didn’t think it would work, it didn’t give me the same feeling I had with snus, but it kept the “hunger” down.

first time I read about electronic cigarettes, I had serious doubts about their efficiency to let someone quit smoking, maybe the choice of the name taken by the brand was sounding a little like “prestidigitation” and it had let me skeptical. At this time I wasn’t thinking about quitting yet (that was about 5 years backwards)

First time i tried to vape there was only ciga-likes available.The diden’t deliever enough vape.Later on i bought an Ego-T model and i did it! Wasen’t an easy start for me, but i have been vaping for 2 1/2 year now 🙂

I never thought it would be that easy.

First time I tried it didn’t work at all but for the second time I kept at it and managed to quit smoking.

I tried the cig-a-likes but they never worked and I returned to smoking repeatedly. It was only when I tried an ego that my cravings were satisfied.

I wasn’t looking to quit, just to have something where I could get my nicotine without it causing health issues for my wife. After I started vaping, I just quit smoking without meaning to.

I tried vaping and gave up cigarettes the same day. Now I find that tobacco products stink and so do the people who use them.

I actually only hoped to cut down my cigarette consumption, which worked swimmingly. Within the first week I was down to a couple of cigarettes a day. This was back when the only styles available were cigalikes or pen styles, and it took the introduction of the eGo style for me to become totally smoke free.

I first tried a cartmizer but never worked. With sub ohm vaping it defenitely works.

I’m still concerned about what I may be inhaling! But it’s better than burning tobacco!

Generation 1 cigalikes were too finicky and didn’t satisfy my cravings to smoke, especially while I was around other smokers.

Smoke free since February 2014 thanks to ecigarettes!

I started with a first gen in 2009 – it was horrible and too ‘figity’ for me. I had to constantly mess with it, it tasted awful. It was just horrible. I picked up a much better model in 2014 and its been fantastic! I quit all tobacco use within three days and never looked back!

I wasn’t skeptical because it was guaranteed to be less toxic then what I was already doing. Had to go into hospital for an operation, so figured I’d vape until I was done, and then go back to cigarettes. This never happened cause e-cigarettes worked so well.

First ecig was a cigalike & I didn’t use it for long. Resumed vaping when I bought a 2nd gen device 5 months later

From my research on it I was confident that I was moving in the right direction. My only concern was if it would give me enough nicotine to benefit me. I understood that is was not like cigarettes and how effective they would hit your brain. I realized e cig would be slower so that was my main concern. Until I used e cig I wasn’t sure it would work the same way for my staying in focus and dealing with pain and other issues I have that smoking helped me with.

I knew it had worked for my sister, but not for my daughter.

I planned to use it during office hours, but ended up using it all the time.

Vaping is what worked for me, my main concern was getting the `right` kit to start with, hence research via internet.

Somewhat sceptical but decided they couldn’t possibly be more harmful, media hype had largely by-passed me as no interest at that point.

Searched online and started with a good quality rechargable cigalike which was adequate.Was amazed that transfer to vaping was effortless.

I laughed at the idea the first time. It sounded like a totally unrealistic BS just to get more money aout of people who want to quit. (Boy how wrong I were…)

Having tried a much older device type first I was entirely sceptical as the older device was not sufficient to help.

Tried and stayed with it 100% from the first inhale. December 21st 2014, 14:00.

Absolutly astounded that vaping satified my needs that I got from smoking cigarettes.

At first I looked at vaping as the ideal solution when non smokers were present for a smoke free cigarette I had been longing for instead of the “you must go outside while someone is here” story! That’s no longer a concern while I still remain around regular smokers who haven’t gotten it yet still thinking they have to light them up!

I tried one out of curiousity so had no expectations about quitting (or not).

It was new, had to research learn and try


Please don’t forget to take the survey here!


Science & Research is HERE

Medical Professionals are HERE


What’s it cost to vape?

Great question! What’s your life worth?

Keep ON #Vaping On.

Kevin.

5 thoughts on “Trying Ecigarettes. Were You Skeptical?”

    1. I tried, but question #44 would not let me leave an answer to any line item – it had symbol there instead – not a check box. Because of this i could not submit my survey.

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