Why I stopped vaping

It's been four months since I decided to quit vaping.

CNN just came out with a report stating that over two million teenagers use some sort of electronic cigarette. Until a few years ago, I was one of those teenagers.

I don't think I was addicted, however, especially since I’ve been able to accomplish this feat cold turkey.

Interestingly enough, my primary purpose for quitting was sheer curiosity.

I'm not trying to sound smug.

This isn't an ‘I was bored’ type of scenario.

My curiosity derived from my desire to improve my fitness.

I wanted to see the significant changes quitting would contribute to that goal.

And after four months, I have found two major lifestyle changes.

First, cardio has become much more manageable.

While smoking, I couldn't run a quarter mile without wanting to curl up and die. Today, I can run up two miles before I start to get winded.

Although it was just cardio that changed in comparison to my fitness, my strength training remained the same.

Secondly, my sleep quality went through the roof. I woke up more energized, rested, and relaxed and I found it easier to get out of bed in the morning.

Outside of those changes, everything in my life remained fairly the same.

However, I think that quitting boosted the progress I've made tremendously.

I wanted to share this information just in case anyone reading this might be contemplating quitting themselves.

If you're already trying to quit, I wish you luck!