My journey into vaping

Herding cats and knitting fog; in support of the NNA


As I’ve said before, we vapers are a diverse bunch. In general you won’t find much that unites us other than vaping itself. We’re the original dysfunctional family and we fight amongst ourselves over the slightest thing. We have leaders amongst us who have been tipped into that role because they happened to be standing up when stuff happened that had to be reacted to. They didn’t ask for the role, or the responsibility and they certainly didn’t ask for the expense or the barrage of criticism that flies at them from all sides.

In the past events were organised. People put effort into making sure that we, the ordinary vaper, would be seen. They came up against apathy. It resembled cat herding on a grand scale. We did not want to get off our collective arses and stand up if it required effort. I include myself in this by the way – I wish I had done and could do more. So a few ordinary vapers stuck their heads over the parapet, and formed an organisation which has just been granted Charitable Status in the UK. This is composed of some of the ordinary vapers who were willing to stand up and some allies of vaping. These folk are now fighting to be recognised as a voice for vapers in the UK.

If they had enough money behind them, then they could raise the roof on behalf of vapers in the UK. Until today not one vaper had donated to them. NOT ONE. I’m ashamed of myself that I never even thought to drop the price of a bottle of juice their way when I had treated myself to shiny things that I won’t be able to buy in 2017 barring miracles. They are fighting for me. Today two of the NNA are travelling, at their own expense, to meet with people to argue the case for vaping. Again. Quietly and determinedly and without fanfare. So my new campaign that will appear below every post of this blog is in support of the NNA.

I am a proud supporter of the NNA. They got off their backsides and did something. If you can’t do the same, then please consider dropping a small monthly amount to these ordinary vapers. They really do work for you and the task they have set themselves is thankless. Like knitting vapour clouds.


Please Support the NNA so that their voice for vapers can be heard loud and clear. The Paypal donate button can be found on the right of the page. Follow @NNAlliance on Twitter.


Author: Beki

A Mad middle aged woman who lives in the middle of nowhere, Scotland with a parrot, two Jack Russells, some koi, and a tank full of tropical fish. I have M.E. but that's really not important. I draw, paint, write, game, garden, blog and enjoy a good vape. I have three lovely grown up offspring, and 2 ex-husbands. I do genuinely have the legal title of 'Lady Rebecca Jane [SURNAME]', and am proud to support the restoration project which bestowed that title on me. I will happily explain where to find more information on this if you contact me.

4 thoughts on “Herding cats and knitting fog; in support of the NNA

  1. Pingback: The New Nicotine Alliance - Quietly Working for Vapers | + a good ole VMS RANT! - VapeMeStoopid

  2. I looked at NNA – they look like another anti cigarette smoker bashing “charity”.

    I absolutely hate smoker bashing and will not have anything to do with that.


    • I promise you that they aren’t smoker bashing at all. I have seen most of them take action against smoker bashing as individuals and they won’t agree to it as part of any group. I’ve watched this going through its birth pangs and I can support it wholeheartedly. If they ever did smoker bash I would call them out on it, as I always will any smoker shaming when I see it.

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  3. Pingback: The New Nicotine Alliance - Quietly Working for Vapers | + a good ole VMS RANT!

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