Bless You, Electronic Cigarettes!

I must admit that I was a bit saddened by the news about Katie Holmes’ and Tom Cruise’s divorce, but my mood quickly spiraled back up when I got this remarkable news from Mr. Significant Other: he said he has quit smoking for good! I can hardly believe my ears when I heard him say that.
When I first met him a good two years ago, I remember him smoking like a chimney. He simply wouldn’t let up. He’d smoke up to two packs of cigarettes a day. To make things worse, I knew I was starting to fall prey to second hand smoke.


His moment of epiphany came on a lazy afternoon, when he heard that his chain smoker of an uncle now has lung cancer. And then, he thought of me- or so, he says! He realized that he was doing me harm with all the second hand smoke.

This prompted him to go online and look for electronic cigarettes. He stumbled on this online seller whom he says he connected with right away. He shipped Mr. SO his first e-cigarette, and he says he was hooked. He enjoyed the different flavors they came in, and he was quite amused with the fact that he can still play around and make circles with the smoke from it.
My daughter and I are the greatest beneficiaries from his moment of enlightenment, as we are now spared from the devastating effects of second and third-hand smoke. Yes, my daughter gets third hand smoke when the harmful toxins from second hand smoke stick to my hair and clothes, and then I go home from a date with Mr. SO and hug her.

As for me, I can start to literally breathe more freely now, knowing that it was probably Mr. SO’s smoking which has greatly contributed to my allergic rhinitis.  I no longer have to struggle with coming up with tactics to make him finally quit that nasty smoking habit.  E-cigarettes, as it turns out, are an answered prayer.

He, my daughter and I are now on the path to better health.

About Pepper

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  1. That is such exciting news!! I have heard good things about those e-cigarettes. :)

  2. Oh great news, Pepper! Bless you, e-cigs, indeed! :-D

    Spanish Pinay

  3. I cannot tell you how happy this makes me! My dad, a 50-year smoker had a heart attack this spring and the doctor told him in no uncertain terms that it was caused by smoking. He also has vascular disease in his legs from the smoking as well. It made him finally quit… but I’m more of an advocate than ever for NOT smoking!

  4. Now that is GREAT news! So glad you won’t be surrounded with all those dangerous chemicals any longer!

  5. That’s awesome!! And, so sweet that he quit because of you!!

  6. very cool! I don’t smoke, but I’ve seen those at the mall and wondered how effective they are. glad to hear the good reviews :)

  7. Those sound really cool! I admit that I was also saddened by Katie and Tom’s divorce.

  8. That is awesome! I had no idea that this sort of thing was even available. :) So glad that turned out to be a good “healthy” alternative. :)

  9. I had no idea what e-cigarettes were until last Christmas when I saw someone smoking one. I sure hope that he has success and that your allergies continue to improve!

  10. That is wonderful news! I hope he keeps up with it! =D

  11. How awesome!It’s amazing what little amounts of smoke exposure (even 2nd and 3rd hand) affect our health. So glad there is a good alternative!

  12. Daddy Allan says

    that will be a great news for smokers who cannot quit smoking easily. I might get my father with this one too.

  13. Great news!, thanks for sharing, ecigs are the future!

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