Smoking And Vaping


Over the past few months we have experimented with vaping. We have not stopped smoking but we felt like experimenting. Our overall impression is that the two things have similarities but are not the same. There are things we like about vaping and things we don’t. However, while we have no intention to stop smoking, we quite enjoy vaping as well and we will continue to vape from time to time.

The thing we most dislike about vaping is the technology. Oh don’t misunderstand; the technology is clever and it works but we have found that regular vapers and Internet sites dedicated to vaping seem to spend more time and energy enthusing about the parts of technology and gadgets in E Cigarettes and Vapers than the actual sensation of vaping or the various substances and flavours you can vape. That is not to say such things are unimportant but we smoke and now vape to enjoy the sensation and taste these activities bring, not to obsess about the technological wonderment of it.

The second thing we dislike about vaping is the division that seems to be growing in some sectors between smokers and vapers. While they are not the same they are clearly related activities and we would guess that the majority of regular vapers were once regular smokers. Yet there often seems to be an animosity between those who smoke and those who vape; with each side trying to dismiss and disrespect the other. Perhaps we are wrong but we feel that in particular the vaping community seems to look down on smokers.

Be careful. It is true that there are bars and venues in some parts of the world where it is allowed to vape while smoking is increasingly outlawed and restricted; but vaping is already being forbidden and restricted in public places as well. In fact just as it is becoming popular the health fascists who want to forbid smoking are zeroing in on E-Cigarettes with just as much venom. So smokers and vapers need to be allies.

This blog will continue to be primarily about smoking but we welcome vapers too and will probably talk more about it in the future.




  1. over195234 · February 10, 2015

    I vape 0% (never smoked yet) and while I do like the hardware (I’m a computer engineer, how could I not!) I much prefer the experience of vaping. Although, in times when I can’t vape, I do enjoy cleaning and messing with my EVOD.
    I will say there is a difference between hardware in terms of taste which I have experienced which does explain why people go on about the hardware.
    My opinion of smoking is not negative nor is my opinion of vapers (Though I’m too biased)
    In the UK there are no law-based bans yet which is good …. But I’m still not out to 1/2 my family so vaping while out is not happening any time soon!
    Will be interesting to read your experiences with vaping.
    -J aka Over195234

  2. carol2000 · March 12, 2015

    I’ve been checking out some of the vaping sites, and you nailed all the issues perfectly. All that fiddling around with the devices – no thanks. But then when they do talk about the experience, the flavors they tout don’t inspire me. Bubblegum? Strawberry? Might as well just get some candy. And the vapers are much more vocal than the smokers. They call cigarettes “analogs” to imply that they’re obsolete. They parrot the anti-smokers’ health screeds and militantly try to “save” smokers. They actually believed that if they pander to the anti-smokers’ rantings and ravings and imitate their obnoxious ways, they’ll be accepted and the anti-smokers won’t persecute them. Oh what a surprise for them when it doesn’t work! Yes, smokers and vapers need to be allies, but they must choose the right course of action or they will accomplish nothing.

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