Vapeology; A long term smokers journey into Vaping.

quit smoking with vaping herefordWe all have New Year Resolutions that mean something BIG in the greater scope of our lives.  In fact, there are probably several that make the list year after year, only to become obsolete three weeks in. Certainly that must be the average New Year resolution attention span.

I recollect the time I aspired to become a yoga teacher, although ‘Finger to Toe’ pose remains a pipe dream to this day, also the numerous times I promised myself to quit smoking, a bad habit I have mastered over 20 years.

I have never been a ‘pack a day’ kind of girl, but the habit had its place in my day to day routine.  Mastered to the point of artistry; a cigarette with a cup of coffee, a cigarette with a cocktail…you get the picture.  It was all too pleasant, so much so, quitting became a burden.  I often called it ‘the art of living’.  Excuses Excuses.

Several trips to the NHS, packs of Nicorette chewing gum, patches and inhalators later, I would once again find myself in the shop cue buying that dreaded ‘Just one pack’, which would lead me astray yet again.

As with many things in life, all good things must come to an end, or in this case, the self-destructive behaviour needed to come to an end. This year feels different, the time feels right, my brain can take the toxic overload no more.  I am ready to quit smoking by channelling my inner willpower and of course receive guidance by the vaping Gurus at CCR Vape Bar on West Street in the Hereford city centre.

On my journey to successfully quit smoking, I encountered the vape movement.  Yes movement, by a group of determined quitters who despite all efforts, find inhaling that cloud of smoke much to enjoyable to depart with.  This is where I conclude that most smokers fail to quit. Alongside, the physical addiction, the psychological addiction takes a powerful hold and the concept of quitting becomes a burden, dramatically altering cherished daily routines.

In essence, it isn’t worth the inconvenience or the anxiety.  Doctors often will tell patients to carry on smoking if they feel it will affect their progress in mental health treatment due to the extreme anxiety afflicted upon them. Not out of malpractice, but out of a genuine understanding of the duress caused by giving this incredibly addictive habit up.

My vaping curiosity peaked recently after noticing various friends had successfully given up smoking via the vape method.  While some continue to vape, others are completely nicotine free thanks to the seamless transition they experienced with vaping.

They also sported some very funky vapes that were beyond my common knowledge.  I started my research and found an entire new culture offering endless options to ensure giving up the poison.

So Hereford City Centric begins the New Year following my journey with CCR Vape Bar in an attempt to be in touch with a healthier me. Vaping technology has been grossly misrepresented by the media and legislators. The average vaper is an ex smoker and is rarely picked up by non smokers, especially younger non smokers.  I will share my starter kit, vape technology, ingredients and news from our local vape shop that will hopefully encourage many others to join me in the opportunity to free oneself forever.

Article by Michelle Cuadra





Author: M Cuadra

LA transplant living in England with 23 years experience in the fashion and makeup industry. As a Beauty, Fashion and Culture Blogger who loves punk, indie, grunge and live music in general, it's important to engross oneself and co-exist in these mediums to keep a cutting edge perspecitve that produces inspiring work for generations to come.

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