I remember the huge battle I faced after putting down the stick. It was the hardest when someone ticked me off especially, or when I faced up something that piled pressure on me. Say what you may, but smoking always did the trick.

It had got to a point I thought I couldn’t live without it – how could I get through those difficult times, not to mention kick-starting the brain without that early morning ritual?!

Until I discovered vaping.

Everyone one of us remembers our first time vaping experience. Being a vaping newbie is just something unforgettable whether we were looking for a smoking substitute, trying to pick up another cool habit, or trying it just for the sake of it.

Vaping Stories Shared

Curious, I decided to dig through the Internet and check out some first time experiences from the vaping community.

Here are some I found most interesting.

Let’s kick things off with one renowned celebrity, now vaper. Here’s her vaping story.

My vape pen and I maintain a mostly private relationship. Sure, I’ll sometimes show my pen to a friend or share her with a close confidant. But mostly it’s just she and I working through my pain.

Read the full entry on TheCannabis.co as you unravel who the award-winning star is.

Then there is Ian: gamer, vaper, ex-smoker from back in the day. He had in 1983, a period when smoking was the definition of cool. From his family alone, his mother did it for 30 years, his wife whom he met in a bar smoking, her brother, sister, father, her brother-in-law, his friends – everyone smoked. Evokes memories of Boardwalk Empire, eh?

You can check out the rest of his captivating story on Medium.com.

Or the story of Howie, owner of CanadaVapes.com, another smoking vet. Here’s an excerpt.

I started smoking cigarettes early in high school, as a way to rebel and gain independence. Back in the late 80′s, there wasn’t nearly as much negativity towards tobacco as there is today, and therefore it wasn’t considered a ‘big deal’ for me to smoke. In fact, there were still smoking patios at the high schools where kids went for their cigarette breaks! I enjoyed smoking very much, and had no thoughts of quitting throughout my teenage years and into my early twenties.

Check out the rest of his story on CanadaVapes.

What you’ll probably spot in most vaping stories from when e-cigs were just hitting the market is the overpriced low-quality e-cig kits or e-liquid doing the rounds back then.

Sonso, an e-cigarette vet on E-cigarette Forum once tried juice sampling only to end up with a splitting headache.

Zapped, a member of the same forum, couldn’t even get an hour of battery life from his first device, and he is quick to acknowledge just how far we’ve come in this journey.

Very awkward and not satisfying

is how mare ze dotes from Bolton describes his first experience, likening it to his first kiss.

Source: E-cigarette Forum

Sample the story of Lindsay Fox of EcigaretteReviewed:

I knew about e-cigs for around a year before I had my first puff, and although I didn’t actually intend to quit smoking I had a sort of underlying awareness that it made sense to reduce my risk if I still get the nicotine I wanted. The more I thought about it, the more it seemed stupid to clog my lungs with tar if I could basically do the same thing but in a safer way. So I decided to give it a shot and placed my first order in early 2011. My first ever device was a cig-a-like, from Green Smoke.

See more at Ecigarettedirect.co.uk

Steve of Steve’s Vaping World first heard about vaping from some colleagues who were trying e-cigarettes and whom he considered to be idiots. In a bid to save his finances, he had to swallow his pride and approach one to enquire about the products. He was directed to a starter kit he describes as “terrible, but inexpensive” which had to be an RN4081 model if his memory serves him right.

What struck him the most about it is the amount of “smoke” (read vapor) and the “heck of a kick” it contained that was stronger than his regular cigarettes. It would take him a week or two until he fully embraced e-cigarettes, and a week later he upgraded to a new model. He has been keen on trying out the latest models ever since.

Last Words

These are just a few of the interesting tales you’ll encounter on the web as more and more folks embrace vaping.

What was your first time vaping experience like? We’d love to hear more vaping stories. Do tell! 

P.S. If you’re new to vaping, be sure to check out our introductory guide on: What is Vaping?