Before I begin I'd like to give you all some sort of introduction. If my introduction is too long for anybody feel free to skip it and just read my question (below, bold) which is the main purpose of posting this new discussion.
Hello fellow v2 customers and staff!
My account is JaiZo; you can call me Jay. I've been a cigarette smoker for about 5 or 6 years now and when I started smoking, I promised myself that I wouldn't be doing it forever and that I was going to quit someday.
Like everybody else, I had no idea what I was in for. The addiction to nicotine after a while is quite outstanding.
I was diagnosed with a disorder called "Irritable Bowel Syndrome" (IBS) about 2/3 years ago and ever since then I've been trying to do everything healthy I could for my body. I eat healthier, I work out and lift weights at the gym regularly, I play sports and practice numerous methods of stress-relief.
I am an idiot because even doing all of this to try to make myself feel better is useless because I have yet to do the healthiest thing I could do for myself: quit smoking. I feel that quitting smoking will make a phenomenal difference in my overall health and especially with my IBS disorder, because smoking is known to have a severe negative effect on this disease.
A few friends of mine recently have had an E-Cigarette and I found it to be an amazing idea. After a few days of research I decided that becoming a v2 customer (over any other brand) was right for me. Very positive reviews, great prices, and what seems to be quick and good customer service including shipping.
I ordered a v2 cigarette starter kit a few days ago and it already has been shipped to my house! It should be here within a couple of days. :)
I am excited for it because I feel that this WILL be my ticket to quitting and nicotine consumption completely. I also don't plan on smoking E-Cigarettes forever. Including what comes in the starter kit, I have twenty-five 18mg Red cartridges. I plan on using these for as long as I need to get used to smoking an E-Cigarette, then, slowly decrease the amount of puffs I take on the E-Cigarette per day, then eventually begin using the 12mg, do the same thing, then down to 6mg, do the same thing, and then try to quit from there using only the E-Cigarette when I absolutely need to take a few puffs. Hopefully, at that point, my body's need for nicotine will have dropped drastically and it will make my quitting and withdrawal symptoms that much easier.
This is super exciting for me!
Here is my question, the main reason for posting this thread.
I've been doing more and more research on E-Cigarettes after I ordered my kit and have come across a few disturbing stories that have caught my attention. A few people have reported after switching to an E-Cigarette (did not specify which brand), they experienced EXTREME shortness of breath, to the point where they were sent to the emergency room and needed to be on oxygen for the following week or two.
A few other stories report that people noticed terrible blistering on their tongues and inner cheeks, or slightly more commonly they got "strep throat".
Although these stories are not typical, and the ratio of positive to negative feedback of E-Cigarettes are highly inclined towards the positive, this was somewhat disturbing to me and I would like to see what this community of v2 lovers have to say about these accusations towards E-Cigarette companies.
I'm looking forward to writing one of those stories for everybody!
Best of luck to you all, and I'm glad to be part of the community now!