My first encounter with vapes was when I saw a clip of Leonardo Di Caprio vaping at the Oscars. I remember thinking something along the lines of “Oh, the rich and their fancy pastimes.” I laugh at how ignorant I was back then.
In those days, I was smoking 2 packs of cigarettes a day. My dad often lectured me on my habit, but I dismissed his concerns. I had been smoking for 7 years and had not once felt like it was causing me any problems! My second encounter with vapes was when I saw a couple of colleagues using an e-cig at an office party. I was a little tempted, yet stubborn in my decision to never take up vaping.
However, once I was reading something online when an ad for e-cigs popped up on my screen. I clicked on the little square box and I swear my life has changed since then! Some preliminary research and I realised that vaping was way cheaper than smoking cigarettes. That did it! I was short on money anyway and decided to take the plunge. After combing through a few websites I chose EON as the brand to begin with. They had an easy rechargeable battery system and interesting flavours like rich, menthol and green apple.
I ordered mine online and the rest is history. I took a deep drag, expecting it to be similar to hookah, a hit but not as satisfying- and yet, it turned out, I coughed! The vape was doing its job very well. I took a slower drag next and blew out the most amazing vapour rings. The flavour of menthol engulfed my senses with the kind of hit I was familiar with. I had never meant to completely quit smoking, but as I started vaping, first occasionally and now exclusively, going back to smoking never even crossed my mind.
Once you start vaping, the first thing that changes is your taste. It’s like hidden senses open up and you can smell and taste better again. Another thing I noticed was that I was spending way less on vapes! To be honest, I now think that had I not been a smoker, I would have eventually still wanted to try e-cigarettes. You inhale some air and blow out vapour rings as a light at the end of the stick lights up. It’s so cool- it’s like the lightsabers from Star Wars.
It has now been two years since I switched to vaping completely. This has made my family, particularly happy. I don’t have stains on my clothes, my breath always smells refreshing and I don’t have to step out for bouts of coughing, as I used to before. Every once in a while I also get appreciative looks from passers-by which has boosted my self -esteem a lot.
All in all, switching to vaping has proven to be one of the best decisions of my life and my EON has become a great friend to me.