As we are now well into April, we caught up with some of our VApril heroes who are giving up smoking to try e-cigarettes instead. With just two weeks to go, let’s take a look at how they are getting on with their VApril journeys.

Eve Jackson

Eve Jackson

  • 25 years old
  • Bartender and shop owner
  • Sunderland

1. How have you found your vaping journey this week?

Overall, this week has been good. I am getting used to vaping now and am enjoying the flavours that I have tried so far!

2. Have you had any slip-ups?

It has been another very busy week at work, so I have had a few slips ups here and there (especially if I leave the vape at home by accident!).

3. On a scale of 1-10, how easy have you found it? (10 being really easy, 5 being moderate, 1 being really difficult)

6.

4. Do you have any preferred flavours?

Cola Cubes.

5. Based on your experience so far, would you recommend vaping to someone you know?

Yes – the transition between cigarettes and vaping can take some time, but overall, I have found the experience to be positive, and is something I hope to continue with after VApril is over.

Favourite flavours:

  • Cola Cubes
  • Wild Watermelon
  • Triple Menthol ICE
David Shave

David Shave

  • 50 years old
  • Senior Technical Account Manager
  • Harrogate

1. How have you found your vaping journey this week?

This week I am finding the transition a lot easier with only a couple of minor slip ups!

2. Have you had any slip-ups?

I had 2 cigarettes this week, which is progress for me.

3. On a scale of 1-10, how easy have you found it? (10 being really easy, 5 being moderate, 1 being really difficult)

7.

4. Do you have any preferred flavours?

Strawberry.

5. Based on your experience so far, would you recommend vaping to someone you know?

Yes, the more I get into it, the easier I find it, which I am hoping will continue. As it is better for my lungs I would definitely recommend it to others!

Favourite flavours:

  • Black Ice Blast
  • Wild Watermelon
  • Cola Cubes
 
Christian Bailey

Christian Bailey

  • 42 years old
  • Designer
  • North Yorkshire/Harrogate

1. How have you found your vaping journey this week?

As I'm not used to the vape quite yet, I have been forgetting to charge it, so it has been running out of battery when I need it. However, on the whole, the week has gone really well.

2. Have you had any slip-ups?

None at all!

3. On a scale of 1-10, how easy have you found it? (10 being really easy, 5 being moderate, 1 being really difficult)

5.

4. Do you have any preferred flavours?

Tobacco.

5. Based on your experience so far, would you recommend vaping to someone you know?

Yes – I would recommend it (but would just remind people that you need to get used to setting it up and charging it first).

Favourite flavours:

  • USA Kentucky Tobacco
  • Strawberry Velvet
  • Latte Coffee Columbia
Clare Simister

Clare Simister

  • 50 years old
  • Executive Assistant
  • Collingham

1. How have you found your vaping journey this week?

Quite mixed to be honest – I have had a few slip ups but am hoping to increase my use with the vape and lose the cigarettes completely by next week!

2. Have you had any slip-ups?

I’ve had a bit of a stressful week, so yes, I have had a few slip ups.

3. On a scale of 1-10, how easy have you found it? (10 being really easy, 5 being moderate, 1 being really difficult)

5.

4. Do you have any preferred flavours?

I quite like the mint, and now that I’ve gotten used to the tobacco one I like that too!

5. Based on your experience so far, would you recommend vaping to someone you know?

Definitely - yes! It feels much cleaner, has less odour to stick to clothes, and you don’t need to go outside in the rain to smoke!

Favourite flavours:

  • Menthol Ice
  • Iced Mint
  • Tobacco
 
Zoe Schofield

Zoe Schofield

  • 25 years old
  • Public Relations
  • Isle of Man

1. How have you found your vaping journey this week?

I vaped every day last week – mainly in the evenings.

2. Have you had any slip-ups?

Yes (whoops) – at the weekend when drinking alcohol.

3. On a scale of 1-10, how easy have you found it? (10 being really easy, 5 being moderate, 1 being really difficult)

5.

4. Do you have any preferred flavours?

I am currently using the menthol flavour.

5. Based on your experience so far, would you recommend vaping to someone you know?

Yes – it can be hard to stick to it (especially when drinking alcohol, or if you have friends that smoke) but I feel much better for smoking fewer cigarettes.

Favourite flavours:

  • Vanilla Custard
  • Forest Fruits
  • Blueberry Bang
Iain Irving

Iain Irving

  • 26 years old
  • IT Systems Administrator
  • Leicester

1. How have you found your vaping journey this week?

This week has also gone well - I have not smoked this week and have vaped more on average than last week. I am feeling quite positive because I don’t feel like I miss smoking too much.

2. Have you had any slip-ups?

I haven’t smoked a cigarette this week and haven't really wanted too!

3. On a scale of 1-10, how easy have you found it? (10 being really easy, 5 being moderate, 1 being really difficult)

I would say it is about a 7, because sometimes I forget my vape, and of course you can’t just buy another (as is the case with cigarettes).

4. Do you have any preferred flavours?

This week I tried the Menthol Ice flavour. It’s not my favourite at the moment, but I have a suspicion it will be nice with the cherry flavour!

5. Based on your experience so far, would you recommend vaping to someone you know?

Yes, I think that vaping is a much more enjoyable habit than smoking, as long as you get a flavour that interests you!

Favourite flavours:

  • Cherry Burst
  • Pink Lemonade
  • Latte Coffee
 

To find out about our other VApril heroes and their journeys, keep your eyes here on the VIP blog. And if you want to get involved yourself, get clicking to our VApril page for more information.