KeysBum location: Florida Keys. Occupation: transitioning to not having one. (I was a Navy pilot, and then an industrial real estate broker) I worked hard and got lucky, but now work gets in the way of fishing on the good days. Clients have gotten too demanding. Just because I have a cell phone does not mean it's OK to call me about business once cocktail hour starts. 4 PM nowadays.
I started vaping 13 months ago. (after 30+ years at 1-2 PAD, depending on alcohol consumption) I havn't smoked a cigarette for 12 months and a week, and there is no doubt in my military mind that I will never smoke another cigarette again. Vaping is just more enjoyable. Smoking would be trading down, I've never traded down.
I started with the (I want it to look and feel like a cigarette) kr 808d rip-off from the carpetbaggers at V2 cigs. But it was enough that I knew it could work and immediately upgraded to egos. It became apparent that bigger is better. Upgraded to many different 3.7 mods, played around with dripping lots of different attys and trying lots of different cartos. Then I bought a Buzz Pro and I wondered why no one had told me about VV sooner, (I bought 3 of them) WHAT A DIFFERENCE VV MADE!. Retrospectively, I'm sure there were many vets who did tell me, it just took time before I was listening.
Got a Pro-vari. Nice engineering, but I actually like the simplicity of the Buzz better. LavaTube!! Woo hoo. A relatively reasonably priced VVPV. I really like the LT and whatever 100 other names its called. I now primarily vape single coil cartos at about 9 watts and the LT can do that just as well as a Buzz or ProV, and if I lose it overboard when I'm fishing, it's not so big a loss. Looking forward to trying the Vmax. It is amazing how fast vaping technology is changing. So this has sort of turned into a hobby for me, but one that I am sure is prolonging my days on the water.