I think it is safe to say that the members of the Vapor4LifeF have a passion for vaping! All of us have found in their own way a path that led them to significant lifestyle changes. Everyone has a story to tell. Sharing in this experience has brought us together and allowed friendships to be formed with others we would have otherwise never had the pleasure of meeting. Spreading the word allows us to use our new found knowledge and is motivated by an honest desire to positively affect the lives of others.
We have all had "that friend" who discovers the latest diet or exercise routine and informs you of every detail on a daily basis. Regardless if it is healthy or unhealthy we often seek validation from others for what we do. When we find something that works for us it is sometimes hard not to pontificate about it. Afterall, I am doing that right now! Tell me if I am wrong but preaching to the choir is something that we accept and encourage around here! Sometimes the loudest voices come from those of whom you least expect.
No matter what we do though there can be a flip side. Some of our members may be misunderstood and vaping alone. Their mate for example may have tried vaping and not taken to it or has flat out refused to try. Others may be facing ridicule, surrounded by smokers who chastise them often for vaping. Perceived as weird or trendy, the lack of support from others will seek to cease the vaping experience. Persistence and determination may be required of those who don't have a perfect switch. Relapses can occur. Fall down 7 times get up 8!!
One of the most beautiful aspects of the Vapor4LifeF is not only does it serve as a technical resource for the proper use of a PV but perhaps more importantly, the network of support found in our membership provides the opportunity for it's successful and sustained use. Not only will questions be answered correctly but in a way that reflects the respect we have for vaping and each other.
Veteran is a relative term. No one outside of China could be vaping longer than five or six years. From the Guru with 10,000+ posts to the tentative Noob asking what they think are silly questions, we are all on the forefront of a new technology. Taste is subjective. No more wiser words have been spoken in regards to the vaping experience. The greatest among us continually approach their chosen subject with a child-like fascination. Perhaps this is one of the secrets to true understanding. Our Vapor4LifeF moderators who continually answer the same questions time and again do so as a service. I have never sensed irritation on their part and commend them for providing info in a caring manner. The membership who races to answer questions always follows suit.
Planting seeds. What prompted me to write this post was introducing a family friend to my ecig. This gentleman has been smoking for over 40 years and is a physical wreck. He has never tried to stop for a reason we both share, fear of failure. In addition we also agreed, smoking is fun, just admit it people! I mentioned my vaping success and he asked to see my PV. He took a good drag, the kind you hope someone will take when they first use one. Lots of vapor, lots of flavor and a nice big throat hit. The throat hit being I believe one of the most important factors in bringing heavy smokers over. The look in his eyes was awesome. It said "I CAN DIG IT!" I don't know what happens for him next but I gave him a Vapor4Life card and he planned on following up. Having a good first experience with vapor stays with you. I hope he can reference the quality Vapor4Life vapor as he makes his decision.
Well, I don't know if it is the promise of renewal that Spring brings us or what but I am feeling vaping wonderful. I may just start a Smurf-like thread where I tell how vaping wonderful everyone on this vaping forum is. Now go vape yourselves you vaping vapers!!!