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My Vaping Journey with...TABlites

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Every fortnight we run a ‘guest blog’ feature about the ‘Vaping Journey’ of one of our customers.
This feature comes from Norman G Morton who lives in Liskeard in Cornwall. Norman has discovered the TABlites Cyclone.

I began smoking when I was around 14 years old (I'm now 57) For most it started out as a curiosity or to be in with the gang sort of thing. I certainly don’t remember it ever being mentioned as a health hazard like today.
As the years went by I carried on smoking and for the last 25 years I have always rolled my own cigarettes using up to 2oz a week on average, and I have to say, I did enjoy a good smoke. I’ve always worked outdoors so never felt I was doing myself too much harm.

3 Weeks ago 15/05/14 I was diagnosed as having contracted Lung Cancer which came as a bit of shock to the system considering I thought I just had a bit of a bad back for the past few months!.. Now I could have gone one of two ways on finding out this news.
1) Well I got lung cancer already so just as well carry on smoking, can’t do any more harm can it!..
Or 2) There now are a lot of dedicated people now trying to save my life so I really should try to help myself a wee bit as well. Bit like closing the stable door after the horse has bolted I know, but...!

Having decided to try and give myself the best chance I could think of now by giving up smoking (bit late I know) and knowing that the McMillan Nurses and Doctors are going to spend a lot of time and effort to try to prolong my life (if not cure me) then giving up the weed was the least I could do. Now, I knew this was not going to be easy to do (I had tried several years ago when my brother died of Lung Cancer). I tried the the then-available electronic cigarettes and the experience was less than good.. it was awful - bad taste and left a horrid after-taste for ages after… It didn’t work!

Now the shoe was on the other foot and I knew I really ought to try to give up again, that maybe I should try the electronic cigarette thing again in the vain hope it might have improved what with new technology... maybe there was something new out there I could try. So my search began… I knew I wanted to use a UK company if I was going to use anyone and I began trawling Google for a likely candidate. I happened across “The Electric Tobacconist” site. I quite liked the look of it and there seemed to be this tremendous choice. I was astounded as to what could now be purchased and the incredible flavour choices!

I fully came into this expecting to fail yet again. This is the honest truth. I DID NOT EXPECT this time to be much different from my last attempt to stop smoking despite the many changes that there have obviously been over the years. Anyway, I decided to go for the TABlites Cyclone Kit, mostly for the flavour options (thought it might help a bit more in some way, just a guess.. clutching at straws e.t.c) and I still wanted the paraphernalia of the smoking thing going on (again just thought it might help - another guess e.t.c)… AND!!!!.. HAND ON HEART, folks… I have not wanted to pick up a real cigarette from the first day this TABlites E-Cigarette was handed to me by my postwoman and I’m the first to admit I never was expecting that at all..
For me these TABlites E-Cigarettes mean I know that I will never go back to real smoking ever again. These things are a marvel now, and boy do I wish I’d found The Electric Tobacconist and tried them a long time ago now!

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