Posted by Tatiana Rodriguez
My name is Tatiana, I’m 25 years old and proud to be an ex-smoker. I got through college by tending bar….a smokey, filthy bar. Of course, to get rid of the smoke, I went by the old motto, if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. So, at the age of 18, never having more than a social smoke, I started smoking hardcore. I was smoking over a pack per day, sometimes more on Saturday nights. The lifestyle caught up with me, and I was always sick and had some sort of cough.
When I quit my job and decided to pursue a career in modeling, I wanted to quit smoking. What model smokes? I can’t name any and it certainly doesn’t look sexy.
The problem was, I couldn’t quit. I tried going cold turkey, which didn’t work. I tried dieting and excercising more as a way to spend time doing activities, only to find the crave of a cigarette so strong that immediately after a work out, I was having a heater. BLEH!
Then one day, I received a gift. It was a disposable electronic cigarette by a now-defunct brand. I remember having the first puff, saying “eh, this is okay….” and putting it down. But when that crave came, I kept coming back to this e-cigarette. It grew on me. I was able to totally phase out tobacco cigs and switch to e-cigs. Along the way, I found many believers in friends of mine who were fans of these for the sole reason of we didn’t smell like cigarette butts anymore. Gone are the days of going through perfume bottles at a record pace in order to hide the smell of cigarettes! Ever better, I can smoke freely and openly in places where I could not smoke before!
I’m online quite a bit. Whether I’m on Twitter telling people about all my egregious thoughts or online doing research for the prestigious law firm that employs me, I’m always up to something on the computer! My boss, the serial entrepreneur, saw my passion for electronic cigarettes and has helped me set up this website. I document my experiences with e-cigarettes and share news from the industry. Being an expert at research, I’m always able to come across news before most other people, he-he!
The site has grown to a level where I accept ads and am open to having my team do reviews of brands we’re unaware of or unfamiliar with. We’re quite happy for the success we’ve endured so far and hope to keep creating awareness through frequent updates. If you are an electronic cigarette brand looking for exposure, get in touch, and I’m sure we can work something out that’s mutually beneficial.
*Note: Opinions can NOT be bought. If we don’t like your product, we won’t say otherwise for any amount of money. Sorry!
So, enjoy the site. I have plenty of friends helping me out with it since I have a full time job, but between the loose group, we plan on updating it quite a bit as we come across new products or news that we feel will benefit you.
If you want to get in touch, just drop me a line in the comment box here and I promise to get back to you.