I like to smoke.
Typically I smoke a cigar every day in the evenings with a glass of red wine. I love it.
Recently I picked up a habit of rolling my own cigarettes and smoking throughout the day. I’ve never really been a “smoker” in the classic sense of the word. However, I know I am addicted to nicotine and really like it’s affects.
For the most part, I’ve been a social smoker and quit many years ago. But here lately, I’ve let work pressures get to me and I feel the need to “go for a smoke” several times a day. The first few times I lit up a hand-rolled smoke was great. I went for an organic tobacco by American Spirit so I thought at a minimum it was some what healthier.
After a few weeks, it wasn’t so pleasant. The smell was terrible. It was in my clothes and my beard constantly. Even the smoking itself wasn’t as satisfying as it had been.
Finally I quit cold turkey and threw my supplies in the trash.
A few weeks went by and I ended up giving into the stress and bought another pack of “roll your own”. I rolled one cigarette, smoked it, and thought to myself this is really nasty.
I quit again.
My wife also smokes cigars and was a cigarette smoker in her teenage years but I can’t really call her a “smoker”. Recently she went to my neighbors for a party. Everyone in their family smokes and had just started smoking e-cigarettes in an attempt to kick the habit. She tried one of theirs and was instantly hooked.
The next day we are in a local shop called Madvapes and we walked out with two Smoktech Kear starter kits for about $30 each. Not bad considering what we spend on cigars.
I’m only about three weeks into this new subculture and I couldn’t be happier. I’ve recently upgraded to the Smoktech Bolt mod and ditched the atomizer tanks for cartomizers.
Whether you are trying to quit smoking or just want to try something new, check out vaping.