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.

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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.