I recently had the opportunity to chat with Sean, who is a fellow Ball State Student and a Vapor. I was able to ask him a few questions about his experiences with electronic cigarettes.
Amy: How did your journey with electronic cigarettes begin?
Shawn: I saw a lot of people around me using electronic cigarettes. I was curious, so I decided to pick one up at the gas station to see if it was something that I would be interested in. The disposable
I picked up from the gas station was okay, but it wasn’t quite what I was looking for, so I ended up reading online to see what other options were available.
Amy: How long have you been vaping?
Shawn: Around a year and a half.
Amy: You have a lot of experience with vaping, so do you have any advice for newer vapers?
Shawn: Do your research. The most expensive electronic cigarettes are not necessarily the best ones. There are juices and devices in all price ranges. The most important thing is to find something that fits your lifestyle and your budget. This isn’t a competition, the most important goal of electronic cigarettes is to find something that works well enough to get you to quit smoking real cigarettes.
Amy: You discuss doing research. Are there any particular resources that you would recommend?
Shawn: I think that Reddit and E-Cigarette Forum are good resources for beginners. There are a lot of people on these forums that have many years of experience and can help with questions that beginner, intermediate, and advanced users can benefit from.
Amy: How do you feel about the fact the new smoking ban on campus also includes electronic cigarettes?
Shawn: I think that people need to become more informed about electronic cigarettes before they make decisions such as this one. It is easier for them to group smokers and vapers together in the same category than to do research to find out more information about e-cigs. I really dislike going to my car to vape, but even more I hate standing in an area with a bunch of smokers because I don’t like the smell on my clothing.