When it comes to flavour I’m with the 16% who prefer the sweet flavours. I don’t think it’s uncommon as a smoker to dislike the taste of cigarettes, and for me half of the appeal of using an e-cigarette or vape was the ability to pick and choose a flavour to suit your palette.
As for using an e-cigarette as a means to quit smoking, for me personally it wasn’t a viable option. It didn’t matter what strength liquid I used, I still went back to the traditional form. It’s very much at the forefront of my mind that I want to quit smoking for good- and I will. It’s next on my “get my health sorted” list after I finish the weight restoration part of eating disorder recovery- I was advised to pick one battle at a time, but as my smoking strongly correlates with how well, or how badly I’m doing with my food struggles I think that once I’m in a healthier place both physically and mentally I stand a good chance of kicking this habit too. I certainly want to, I’m actually ashamed that I am still a smoker (it’s certainly taboo these days) and really don’t enjoy it anymore- and let us not get started on the expense!
If anyone has anything to add to this, or just wants to kick me up the arse or send inspiration and positive stories on quitting smoking then please do leave those thoughts in the comments below. I’m hoping that next time I write this kind of blog post I can be doing so as a proud (but never preachy) ex-smoker.