V2 Cigs Fan of the Week: Vicki's Story
Date Posted: November 10, 2011
My name is Vicki Miele. I had been smoking since I was 16 years old. I did manage to quit for periods of time here and there but always went back to smoking when things got stressful for me. I never was okay with being a smoker, especially when I met my husband and we decided we wanted to start a family.
My husband was an occasional smoker, but definitely smoked more when I was smoking more. We both are health-conscious people, but the smoking thing was the piece that just didn’t fit. We both knew we didn’t want to raise a child in a smoking home. Both sets of our parents smoked, and for me I think it was more acceptable to take up the habit myself because I saw mom and dad doing it.
I managed to quit when I got pregnant with my son 18 months ago. After I had him, the stress of taking care of a new baby, managing a household and working full time became a lot to handle so I started smoking a few cigarettes here and there. Before I knew it I was smoking every day, more and more. It made me feel terrible to smell like smoke and be around my boy. I knew I had to quit smoking but I also knew the stress of being a new mom would not go away, and nicotine was a proven stress reliever for me.
I had seen cheesy commercials for other brands of electronic cigarettes on TV and always laughed at the idea of smoking an e-cig, until I read more about them and learned that e-cigs have really helped a lot of people quit. I thought it would be worth giving it a try – after all, I didn’t have to give up nicotine with this product as I just wasn’t ready for that yet, but I also wouldn’t be harming myself or my loved ones with smoke.
I did my research and found that V2 Cigs made the best rated product out there. I took the plunge and ordered a starter kit. My husband and I now both use the product. When we received our starter kit we were blown away by how great the menthol cartridges taste. We ordered several more flavours immediately – Coffee, Cherry, Peppermint, Sahara and Congress – all of which were amazing. Now that we are both smoke free we feel great, have lots of energy and have taken a renewed interest in our health. We also feel like better parents by not exposing our child to stink that would stay on our clothes and breath after smoking outside.
I was using my V2 at work and a couple of my smoking buddies asked me about it. Everyone I know who smokes and saw me using it wanted to try it. I managed to convert three people at work to vaping using V2 Cigs products. I also got my mom, mother-in-law, best friend and her husband to quit by using V2. In total, I’ve referred seven people and I’m steadily working on a few more to make the switch. And I won’t stop until all my loved ones are smoke free, either. I can’t say enough good things about V2. Thank you! You’ve got a customer for life. :)
The V2 Cigs Fan of the Week is our way of highlighting a few of the incredible life stories we get to hear on a daily basis, sent by both new and old V2 fans as they experience this amazing product and the family of support from the V2 community and staff. To enter, email your story + photo to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are chosen, you will receive some special attention via free products and samples, plus a featured spot in our blog.