Thursday, 1 June 2017
This may or may not make you smile.
You might remember that I stopped smoking tobacco recently and took up vaping. For the last week or so, I have been noticing that the batteries don't last anything like as long as they did when I first started, and I have taken to carrying a spare one with me when I go to work.
Yesterday I took some extra fluid with me as well, because the day before I had enough power but nothing to use it on.
I noticed that I was using the thing more and more throughout the day until it began to feel like fresh air. I also noticed that I was becoming more irritated by people and things as well as finding it difficult to concentrate on work.
Then last night I looked at the nicotine level on the cut-price fluid that I bought the week before. I had started off on 18 milligrams and inadvertently cut down to 4 without realising it when I bought the last stuff without checking the strength.
One thing this has taught me is that up until now I have not fully understood the nature of my addiction. When feeling normal is unpleasant, you know you are an addict.
Posted by Tom Stephenson at 02:03