Hi there, my name is Nathan Rose and I am currently the Vapourium Timaru Store Manager.
I would like to take a moment to share my story with yall.
Before I started working at Vapourium I was a spray painter for 10+ years dealing mainly in Isocyanate coatings (the really bad for you, stinky solvent based paint),I wasn't a big PPE wearer and when people would comment on it I would scoff and say “All of those solvents have to get through that layer of tar and muck to do any damage to my lungs”
I was ridiculously heavy smoker , chugging back a 50g, 30g and a pack of 25 tallies every single week, I look back at what it used to cost and I still can't figure out how on earth I afforded it.
I was at a party and a friend was vaping, me being the mate that still smoked I heckled him about it, I still remember his response - “Dude what u spend a week lasts me months and i don't have that awful wheezy cough when I get up, who’s the mugg now?”.
Well that stuck in my head all night and the next day as I woke up with no smokes and a hangover too boot, I found myself on a website buying my first ever vape!
That was nearly 4 years ago and vaping was pretty new to NZ,so when my vape arrived it was a pretty daunting task of trying to figure out how to use the device,2days later being frustrated I told my wife im throwing it out and smoking again,luckily she had the good sense to do some googling and found out we have a shop in nz specifically for vaping,Hello Vapourium!!!
10mins on the phone with a wonderful chap from Vapourium (I feel really bad for forgetting his name), we figured out the nicotine was way too strong for my device,the next day new juice and a pamphlet on the do’s and don'ts of vaping arrived,what a game changer that was!!!, my vape was smooth and not harsh at all.
Fast forward a month and I was completely ciggy free,I noticed I didn't get short of breath doing mundane tasks anymore,I had a savings account for the first time in my adult life,and I could smell things that I never had before,but what I noticed the most was now I couldn't even mix a can of paint without my PPE,the fumes just choked me up now I didn't have that “Layer of muck and tar”
A month later and my company’s annual health check ups happened and my lung capacity had jumped from 4.22ltrs to 6.28lts!!!!!!!!!
Fast forward to current day and I now manage Timaru’s Vapourium Store and on a daily basis get to help people quit the ciggy’s.
My question to you is how has vaping improved the quality of your life??