Name: Fiona

Age: 29

“Electronic Cigarettes Improved Our Relationship!”

I met my partner at the age of 25; we had a bit of a whirl-wind romance and decided to move in together about a year later. The only problem was that I smoked and he didn’t, which caused a bit of friction within the relationship, especially when we started sharing a living space. I decided that I needed to get rid of the cigarettes in order to make living together work, which is a small sacrifice in the grand scheme of things, it was a vice that I could live without in the long-run.

I had tried other methods of quitting smoking before, but none of them seemed to have lasting effects, and very soon they became dull, or I lost my enthusiasm for quitting and went right back to smoking again. I decided it was time to look into new ways of quitting. Then I found electronic cigarettes. I was sceptical at first because of their relative new-ness and scary media reports, but I tried a disposable one and decided this was the way for me to quit. I invested in a starter kit and 5 different flavours, from all different categories. I liked the fruity menthol flavours the best and stuck mainly to the cherry ice flavour. I gradually cut down on the strength of nicotine in the liquids and eventually used the 0mg eliquid exclusively.

I quit nicotine completely 1 year ago, and my partner proposed to me not long after. I am now a happily-married, non-smoker and life couldn’t be any better! I still vape 0mg liquids occasionally, such as on nights out or at social events, as all of my friends still smoke and I don’t want to be left out of the group. I am enjoying experimenting with different flavours and have even got one or two of my friends to consider quitting using e-cigs.