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Dean has 2 kids, both boys and a partner of 7yrs.
He is a massive fan of film, especially 80s and 90s cult classics! He also collects Funko Pops, Lego and any film memorabilia he can.
A passion for cleanliness and cars has led Dean into the world of car detailing which he does as a side business.
When did you start vaping?
Roughly October 2014
How much did you used to smoke?
20 a day on average - B&H Silver
How much did you spend on smoking?
£40 a week - sometimes more if there were a few nights out in town planned.
What made you want to quit?
The money more than anything. The prices were rising and I could see myself getting info financial trouble if I carried on, and at that time my son was young and I didn't want him around the smoke that lingered on me even if I had smoked outside. A lot of people dont realise that the smoke we visibly see exhaled is such a small % of whats actually there. I knew I could give my son more if I didnt smoke and that was enough for me.
How did you find out about vaping?
A good friend of mine was vaping and he convinced me to give it a go so I did!
What was your first kit?
I was on a Ciggalike pen for a few months, vaping 24mg menthol which worked but I soon upgraded and my 1st 'proper' kit was a Kangertech 35w with Sub tank
What was your first struggles with vaping?
Never really had any....I'm quite a stubborn person so once id convinced myself to make the change I just got on with it. A few weeks into vaping i went on a weekend away with friends and didnt want to worry about charging the vape so bought a pack of 20...2 drags in, I felt sick and threw them away.
The only part of the crossover into vaping that bothered me was the coughing and build up of phlegm as the gunk on my lungs started to remove itself but I looked at that as a positive.
What was your favourite flavour to start with?
it was a flavour called 'Juvey Juice' or 'J Juice' but is now no longer produced
How did your vaping journey change?
I started very basic and stuck to that until I saw others upgrading.. Once i started the upgrades and realised these devices could taste great and be fun I soon got into sub ohm tanks and then mech mods quite quickly.
Did you have any other experiences through vaping?
Through working for Island Vape UK I have met so many people I would never had done, and also travelled the UK and Europe doing expo's and shows which I have loved doing and experiencing.
What do you think about the ups and downs of the propaganda of vaping?Its frustrating, vaping is helping so many people yet Big Tobacco are so concerned over their financial losses they are damaging something which is here to help. To me, it’s the equivalent of banning and scaring people off of a cure for cancer.
What is your current favourite set ups?
My DotMod AIO or Aspire Nautilus Prime X
What is your current favourite Juices?
Blackcurrant Smoothie by Puff Dragon in a 12mg and Herbal Tides Cherry Tunes for when I sub ohm.
If money wasn’t a need, what set up would you next get?
I would love a new Deathwish Modz Mech to get back into cloud chasing. I love all their hardware. The Abyss is also a very cool, game changing design from Vaperz Cloud.