This is a guest post written by Morandir835, an e-cig enthusiast, admin on the Vapor4Life forum, and a regular on their ECF sub forum. The latest vet contest on the V4L forum was for participants to write why they chose V4L  as their e-cig supplier. One of the prizes was to have the winner's story turned into an article for the Vapor4Life blog.  The following is forum member Ms. MysticOne's entry.I like hearing all the different stories out there and what brought us all together in this time and place. I tried e-cigs when they first came out a few years ago. As much as I tried to stick with it exclusively,  my first brand missed the essential element for me - smoke (vapor). After a few months, I gave up on it, which was too bad because at the time  I was driving a lot and I liked being able to smoke in the car. After that experience, I thought I was doomed to be a smoker (at least until my life settled down). Then one cold January day I went to Walgreens to cure my awful cough with a bunch of medicine. The young cashier gave me a hard time about me being so sick and also buying a carton of cigs. He told me about a brand of e-cigs that Walgreens had just started to carry. He told me to try one and if I liked it, he would tell me how and where to get the really "good stuff". Of course, he was laughing to himself thinking, yeah right, like this old lady is going to come back to learn about juicing. I went back the next day to learn more. As bad as the drug store e-cigs were,  they were better than the alternative at that moment.  This young man got me started out in the right direction, with another brand that carries the same type batteries as V4L (KR808D1). I limped along with my disposables until my first starter kit arrived. It has been full blast forward from that day forward. A member of this forum was nice enough to lead me to the "better place" and I have never regretted that decision for an instant. While I was lost to the lingo, this forum helped me through all my initial trial and error. I would never have imagined me with tanks  and/or an eGo, but here I am, loving every moment of my vaping experience. Had to get over my fear of needles and learned to be a mad scientist, but this old lady can rock the place with vapor and joy! I have to thank all of you for putting up with me and being my vaping family while I learned the ropes, but I am so glad I got to share the joy of that "PERFECT VAPE" with my new family of friends and fellow vapors. Contact Morandir835 via e-mail at [email protected] or through his page on ECF. "Even Though I Nothing Learned, With Strength I Burned." - Emperor