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FEATURE DIARY OF A VAPER Featuring Shaun Pearson (32) from Derbyshire I first started smoking when I was 16. At the time it was legal for a 16-year-old to smoke and with too much time on my hands — most other people I knew smoked too — it seemed like the thing to do. As I got older I started smoking more and more to a point where I was smoking about 50g of tobacco every two days. My vape story started in 2011 when it was a very new thing in the UK and the devices were very poor, in my opinion. I was vaping between smoking. I then tried again [to quit] in May 2014, but this time my girlfriend also quit with me. with quitting and it was at this point I was sold. From the standard starter kit, I moved onto buying bigger mods from companies like Eleaf, Kangertech, Aspire, Smok and Wismec. Once I started sub-ohm vaping, I soon realised that I needed to start making my own liquid as it was starting to cost as much as smoking, so I decided to give it a try. I got on Totally Wicked, ordered a mixing kit and have been making my own liquid ever since. We decided that we didn’t want our kids to be exposed to us smoking as they were getting to an age where they were taking in more of what we did. So we decided that we were going to quit. I feel the healthiest I have felt in years. When I smoked I was constantly coughing and any form of physical activity would leave me breathless. To put it into perspective, there was one occasion the people living in the flat above the one I was living in at the time rang my landlord saying it sounded like someone was being murdered because I was coughing so much. I now go to the gym three times a week and feel the best I’ve felt in years. The next morning, I had my last cigarette and went to find a vape shop to get our new e-cigarettes. We started off with Ego batteries and Aspire BVC tanks. Compared to what I had used before these really did help So to end my vape story, I have more mods, tanks and RDAs than I know what to do with. My daily liquid is Heisenberg and my daily mod is a Wismec Luxotic BF squonk with a Drop Dead RDA. 42 | VM22