Vapers' Stories

Shawn Sharma

April 12th, 2021

I am 24 years old, I started smoking in college ( duh? ). 2 days after my first stinky , I got a urge to feel the dizziness once again. This momentarily feeling got me hitched to stinky analogs sticks, the love affair begin.., days passed by…, years passed by. I used to smoke a […]

Maneesh Kasera

April 12th, 2021

Hello. I started smoking at the age of 17. I don’t remember the exact reasons, but it was probably just the curiosity of trying a forbidden thing which is typical at that age. I did not even realize when the curiosity became a habit and by the time I was 20, it had increased to […]

Mayank Sabharwal

April 12th, 2021

HI, my name is Mayank Sabharwal and I am from Mumbai. I started out way back when I was 17. That time it was more like peer pressure; my brother did it and I followed suit. Smoking has always been glamourized and I wanted to be part of it then. Slowly it manifested into a […]

Subramanya Prabhu

April 12th, 2021

It all started when I was in college during 1998, I had my first smoke. Unfortunately, this occasional smoking turned out to be daily and then turned out to be an addiction. Difficult to continue and even more difficult to quit. My daily numbers of the cigarette increased due to work pressure and life style […]

CrimZin DeSouza

March 23rd, 2018

What started as a fad to ‘fit in’ with 1-2 ciggies in college turned into a full blown addiction by the time I started working. I’ve been a smoker for 22 years since without realising the negative and harmful effects on me and also my loved ones. I finally decided to kick the habit on […]

Anand Prabu Pathanjali

March 22nd, 2018

I am Anand and I’m a 30 year old guy from Chennai living in the capital, I was brought up in a family where drinking or smoking was not a big taboo. As an 80’s kid, I grew up to seeing people smoking in films and it always did fascinate me, but somehow I never […]

Amit Gole

March 22nd, 2018

Dear Vaper’s, I am Amit D. Gole, residing in Pune, MH. I was an compulsive smoker for Two decades, nearly Two packs a day. It was a habit which had taken over my life so much, that if I didn’t smoke I would get jittery and angry. I would loose my temper over petty things. […]

Kaustub Reddy

March 22nd, 2018

Let’s get back in late 2013 it was my 16th birthday party when i had my first hookah. Soon and within no time I got so used it i was smoking hookah almost my entire day, it became my routine and my constant companion. After I was about to graduate my high school and was […]

Santhosh J P

March 21st, 2018

Hello everyone I am Santhosh from Bengaluru and here’s my story. 32 Years of age now having smoked my precious years away since the age of 15 up until a year back totaling upto 16 years for the sake of being socially cool, as have many others like me before. During the early years there […]

Aryan Sharma

March 21st, 2018

This is Aaryan, and I’d like to share with everyone my story of shifting to vaping. A creature of the night, being a part of events and setups and performances, I’d always been in high pressure situations and that quickly led me from smoking 1-2 cigarettes a day to a 20 pack in less than […]

Arindam Das

March 21st, 2018

Comrades! There you saw me having snapped the bugger myself. Honestly I felt so good at least this time clicking a selfie for a cause worth a shot. I’m all of 37 now and my journey with the stinkies started with watching my dad smoke a couple of packs a day. I am proud that […]

Vineesh Vinayan

March 21st, 2018

Greetings to all you charismatic folks, the names Vineesh, I currently live in Bangalore, India. Been here for about 14 years approximately, preceding to this maximum of my life I have lived in the U.A.E (Sharjah) for about 22 years and coarsely about 1 year in Kannur, Kerala which is my place of origin, aged […]

Saraswata Datta

March 20th, 2018

I am a 26 years old, from Agartala, Tripura. I started Smoking when I was 18 years old, officially an adult, and of the legal age for buying tobacco, I went out with a few friends to buy my first cigarette. After my first few puffs, I did not realize why people are addicted to […]

Pradeep Herle

March 20th, 2018

Back in school days when I used to manage cashiers job at dad’s hotel (while schooling), customers around me used to smoke and I simply used to hate the smell of cigarettes, believe me, even used to hate Incense stick / agarbattis as it used to give me headaches. Few years later and a different […]

Damodaran Panikkar

March 20th, 2018

The smokers die young. Barbecue parties, bike rides, beach parties, casino and hotel life used to be tough on my lungs from the age of 18 years. The myth about smoking that it is cool and of course peer dynamics started off my substance addiction. Cigarettes 10nos/day became a habit tough to accept at first […]

Pious Misra

March 19th, 2018

It was back in 2003 when I first started smoking because everyone I knew was smoking, it started off with 1-2 cigarettes a day and within a span of a year the number jumped to 20 cigarettes a day. I was in my college then and smoking was considered cool or a means to fit […]

Kumar Vikram Ghosh

March 19th, 2018

I’m 19 and i started smoking when i was 14 years old. I started after someone really close to me passed away, It started with one cigarette every 1-2 days and then by the time I was 16 it became a pack of Dunhill’s a day. I was in the school team , and smoking […]

Kushal Karia

March 19th, 2018

I Held my very first cigarette in 2009, just for the heck of it little did I realise that it would have a vice like grip on my life. It started initially with a few Ultra- Milds a day and then shifted to Menthol Rush by Wills, these were always in short supply and I […]

Abhimanyoo Khatri

March 19th, 2018

I never smoked cigarettes but did shisha for good 8 years with an average of 2 chillums (big ones) a day! And if we look at the statistics that the studies have shown over the years that way more than 2 packs of cigarettes a day. It started with the whole fascination and social smoking […]

Arindam Chakraborty

March 19th, 2018

Everything is blurred in my mind but I know that it was the year 2007 at the age of 17 years when I smoked my first Cig. I was a different person back then, stupid, and never bothered for my future. Soon I realized that I was hooked very badly. Turned 2 cig a day […]

Gagandeep Singh

March 19th, 2018

I am 34 year old and I was a smoker for more than 15 year. My smoking journey began when passed my 10th and started my college life, it looked so cool when you smoke some cool white stick in your and you flaunt it like you’re a grown up. I have no idea when […]

Aditya Arya

March 18th, 2018

Smoking, for me like most boys from Delhi, started in college. Initially it was smoking only with friends and socially. As life progressed and I started my career, the stress complimented my smoking and from 2 cigarettes a day it became 2 packs a day. Life progressed, and I tried all the alternatives available from […]

Syed Shah Kareemullah Hussaini

March 17th, 2018

Teens are very impressionable, give them a heady mix of movie stars looking cool, smoking and flicking cigarette butts smartly before a fight sequence, and believe me teens want to add that pizazz to their style too. But before you know it, you’ll be addicted to smoking, and at an age where you should have […]

Yves Dias

March 17th, 2018

I was 16 when I first took up a cigarette. In college, I thought it was cool to smoke. Being a naive teenager, I continued the habit, not thinking of it as an addiction. 3 years down the line when I took up my first job, I was at 10 cigarettes a day. With more […]

M Gowri Shankar

March 17th, 2018

I used to hate the smell of smoke if someone smoked near me I would get headaches. I never smoked during my school days or college days. I would ask my smoking friends to stop and they would give various reasons like “it’s just while having tea” “it helps to do my morning business”, “the […]

Vaibhav Vasireddy

March 17th, 2018

It all started in the year 2003. I was new to the college and saw few of my friends smoking. I felt it was cool initially and never had an idea this would be a suicide for me. Initially it was 3-5 smokes a day and would hit 10 when there are drinks. As I […]

Akash Mazumdar

March 17th, 2018

I’m 35 years old and I was an average 20 cigarette Classic Ultra Mild smoker for as long as I can remember. I used to smell of cigarette smoke always. It never bothered me but was conscious of the looks I would get from non-smokers in the same room as I. Married now for a […]

Dr. Perseus Da Silva

March 16th, 2018

I was a pack and a half smoker for almost 10 years. It started off with trying to fit in to the ‘cool’ crowd. After joining med school, it became more of a stress buster. And it served its purpose. However, midway through med school, I realised I was almost always tired and out of […]

Anubhav Khurana

March 16th, 2018

I started smoking hookah at the age of 14, never smoked a cig though. Growing among elder cousins and friends it started as a fascination and a ‘once in a while’ thing but soon it became an addiction before I could realize. I started to smoke hookah everyday. More than a year ago I stumbled […]

Karan Chandra

March 16th, 2018

I’m 22 years old and I’ve been vaping for about a year now. I started smoking at the age of 17 and smoking kind of became a stress relief phenomenon for me. I used to smoke Marlboro Reds but even they after a point didn’t satisfy my Nic cravings, I switched to Camel regulars, which […]

Ramesh Vasudevan

March 16th, 2018

I am Ramesh Vasudevan and I am a vaper. Let’s go back in time to about 15 odd years. I was a freshman in college and had a virgin lung. I have always been able to stay away from cigarettes even though everyone around me was a smoker. I decided to try a cigarette, a […]

Siraj Zaveri

March 15th, 2018

Smoking from the age of 22, I was a regular smoker, smoking 15-20 cigarettes a day till I turned 35. I even used to roll my own cigarettes. While I always toyed with the idea of quitting on and off, I never could manage to pull this off successfully. A cousin of mine from Bahrain […]

Abhisek Sahu

March 15th, 2018

I started smoking a long time back when I was in 7th grade. It started with an intention of being “cool”. I don’t really remember when it became a habit and an addiction. It has been a roller coaster ride for me – I have quit smoking multiple times and relapsed, which used to weaken […]

Pranav Wagh

March 15th, 2018

I came to know about e-cigarettes around 5 years back, when Chinese cigarette look alike were the default e-cigarettes. It was good as a toy, but nothing more than that. Later, I met someone in my office, who got me an actual e-cigarette and SoS’d me from analogs (or so called stinkies). I’m smoke free […]

Mihir Rebello

March 15th, 2018


Mridul Mathew

March 14th, 2018

I was a heavy smoker for 15+ years. Diagnosed with high blood pressure at a very young age, I still remember my doctor’s words, “You are like a giant locomotive without brakes, heading full steam into a crash.” But the smoking only worsened in-spite of the doctor’s warnings. There were several days I would think […]

Rizwan M

March 10th, 2018

I must have only been around 14 when I picked up my first cigarette. Growing up amidst smokers, I was fascinated by it.It was easy to form a habit since cigarettes were and continue to be sold by the stick in India. Being an active kid, I was the sports captain of my school and […]

Adarsh Kaushal

February 22nd, 2018

I started smoking at a tender age of 15, picking up the habit from friends who had no clue where the habit would eventually take them. I thought it was a onetime thing and before I knew it, I was smoking a pack a day. Then there was no turning back since I got hooked […]

Jagannath Sarangapani

February 16th, 2018

Unlike many who get into the habit of smoking in school and college, I was never a smoker during my school or college days. I picked up the habit of smoking cigarettes out of sheer boredom during a three week official visit to Germany in my late 20s, I was soon hooked and smoked an […]