Seven months since my last tobacco cigarette and I still don’t miss smoking. I haven’t found a dripper that I like more than either of my two basic Igos, but I’m still looking. I have three mech mods and the VTR that are in daily use alongside the RSST and my Kraken clone. My original 18650 batteries are beginning to show signs of needing to be replaced soon and recoiling is now a five minute job instead of an hour long swearing session. I still only do single coils; I find I like the vape better. My all day vapes still consist of TY4 & Vamp vape from concentrates, alongside my own caramel flavour with either a melon or (thank you Drippabox) Norseman vapours Grenadine which is exquisite. I’m generally down to 12mg and have stuck at that for nearly two months. I can’t see much point in cutting back further.
They all need a polish and they might not be the biggest, brightest and most expensive out there, but they are mine and I love them all. None of those things looks, feels or tastes like a cigarette and they are the things which are stopping me from relapsing to smoking, flavours and all. Without them I would not have been able to stop smoking. With them I have a better quality of life than I would have with any other method of smoking cessation that I have tried. I still get angry when I see articles written by those who would place abstinence over everything; I tried it and the negatives outweighed the positives enough for me to relapse over and over again.
So what if the smokers choose to die? If they’re going to, then let them do it and decrease the surplus population;
“Man,” said the Ghost, “if man you be in heart, not adamant, forbear that wicked cant until you have discovered What the surplus is, and Where it is. Will you decide what men shall live, what men shall die? It may be, that in the sight of Heaven, you are more worthless and less fit to live than millions like this poor man’s child. Oh God! to hear the Insect on the leaf pronouncing on the too much life among his hungry brothers in the dust!”
Smokers and vapers are human beings, with human rights. Denying harm reduction to smokers, creating doubt that the products that vapers are using are safer than smoking breaks the first tenet of all healthcare; first do no harm.
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