Self improvement through ecig gadgets?

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I actually enjoy the act of smoking a cigarette. It’s every other aspect of cigarettes I do not like. The cost ($11 a pack in NYC!). That lingering smell on my clothing and hands. The cost. Cleaning ashtrays. The cost.

I ended 2012 by joining a gym and signing up for the Spartan Race with one of my best friends. A little self-improvement never hurt anyone, right?

WRONG! Join a gym and find out. Self improvement can hurt a lot. It leaves you sweaty and sore and paying $5 for a protein shake. The treadmill is not my friend. It judges me silently as I do the rest of my workout. Twenty plus years of tobacco use took its toll. I remembered that I had a couple old V4L ecigs in the junk drawer from last year. I figured, why not try this again? I checked out the site again, and put in an order on some of the new items and flavors. I recharged a couple XL diamonds and found some of my old carts, and started trying to switch over.

I’ve always been a gadget guy, and the mods and Dial-A-Volts play to that side of me. This whole tank system is a blast. I am actually having fun playing with all my new vaping toys. I think it would be fair to call it a hobby for me now. And a hobby that I can actually say is improving my life in many ways.

I used to smoke two packs every day. On Jan 4, I smoked just five cigarettes. Within a week, I’d completely switched over to vaping. So far, so good. I am saving money, I still get the feeling of smoking, but I am feeling better. I have a little more wind in my sails. I am less wary of the treadmill (and my gym lets me vape inside!).

TheBalwinStuntDouble is a guest blogger returning to ecigs after a one year hiatus. He is a former smoker of 20 years, averaging two packs every day. He is getting ready for his first Spartan Race.

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  3. Congrats, and good luck! I’ve been off cigs for a couple months now, and some co-workers are trying to get me to run in the “Tough Mudder”. I’ve never been an extremely physical person, however, and I feel as though I still haven’t fully recovered from all the damage I did to my body (lungs!) while smoking. My goal is to get in shape and surprise everyone next year :) Let us know how you do in the race!

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