What is your screen name?
Bellamour (though some of you might remember me as PelletAR. Here's a link to my forum profile: http://forum.volcanoecigs.com/member1225.html)
How long have you been vaping? And how long have you been using the VOLCANO e-cigarette brand?
I have been vaping for over 2 years and have been with VOLCANO e-cigarettes since day 1. I started March 4th, 2010.
What is your favorite VOLCANO e-cigarette gear set-up?
My favorite gear set up would have to be the Chrome Lavatube at 6v with the Tubetank and a rubber drip tip.
What is your #1 favorite product from VOLCANO e-cigarettes?
Again, the Chrome Lavatube. I have used a few high voltage devices but none compared to the Lavatube in my opinion. (And it's Variable Voltage to boot!) When they introduced the Chrome Lavatube with the new atty connection, I fell in love. (The Tubetank is a close second).
What is your “have to have” flavor”?
I started getting into DIY not too long ago, my have to have flavor is Skittles 16mg, though I always go back to Pear 18mg from VOLCANO ecigs when I need to refresh my taste buds!
What got you into vaping?
Honestly I'd been smoking for 10 years and was tired of it. Tried over and over to quit and it never stuck. I heard an ad on the radio about some nameless company I can't remember. So I pulled out my computer and did some research. Then I found Blu. I almost ordered but kept looking. So glad I did! I stumbled upon VOLCANO ecigs site and forum and never looked back!
How has vaping changed your life?
Well or starters, I smell much better.
Have you ever fallen off the vape wagon?
Not once. I took to vaping right away, stopped smoking immediately. Not long after that I noticed that the smell of smoke makes me feel sick. (Probably because I can smell it now.) I couldn't go back to smoking if I tried.
Where do you spend most of your time in the vaping community?
As a lot of people know, I'm out of work. I spend all my time in the VOLCANO ecigs chat and love everyone that keeps me company there :)
What do you love the most about VOLCANO ecigs and/or the community?
The community itself it second to none. We are like a family. The products are always the best (in my opinion) and I'm never lacking for new and exciting things. And of course they have the best Owners, Customer Service and Forum Admin. :)
What do you do with the money you save from vaping instead of smoking?
To be honest much has changed since I started. Job changes, lifestyle changes. I know that I'm able to pay more bills off now than I was able to before. I know I've saved a lot of money vaping but at the end of the day, saving my life is priceless.
Do you have any Tips or Tricks you would like to share with others? Or a Tip/trick you tell people a lot you would to see everyone know?
Well, for new vapers, it's just that with vaping, there's a learning curve. Not everyone gets it right away but if you think about it...same could be said about smoking. I myself didn't inhale right away and when I did I thought I was going to cough my lungs out. Stick with it, it's saved my life and the lives of people I love. But the biggest tip is, if you have questions...ask! Don't just toss it and give up. There's so much info on the forum and if you can't find it there, there's always the chat room. Remember...there's no stupid questions. 2 years later and I'm still learning new things everyday.
Do you have any goals you have set for yourself related to vaping? Like wanting to step down your nicotine level, or get a new device? If so what steps are taking to do so?
To be honest, when I started vaping I knew I would never quit. To me it's not just the physical addiction. Or even nicotine addiction. It's my form of anti-anxiety. I'm happy where I am in vaping. I would love to say once day I can quit but realistically I don't see that happening.
What is the one thing (or more) you would like to tell someone that is thinking about getting into vaping, but is unsure about it?
Well I've found that unless someone is willing to take a chance, there's no talking them into it. It's much cheaper my, house doesn't smell nor my clothes, and it doesn't taste like an ashtray, but at the end of the day it's their choice. But I can honestly say it's a chance worth taking. Give it your all, you won't regret it.
Is there anything else you would like to share with us today about vaping or VOLCANO ecigs?
Just that I love all of you at VOLCANO ecigs, my new friends and family and how much I appreciate all the help you've given me to get me this far. I never could have done it without you.