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Hello, My name is Grant Davis and I have smoked since I was 12 years old. I am 30 years old now. I know, 12 doesn’t sound like I fought it too hard, but peer pressure up until that point was quite high. Once I started, I was hooked. I became a power hitter. I smoked the strongest cigarettes I could find and I took long hard drags. I smoked like that until I was around 20 years old. When I hit the age of 20, I wanted to quit smoking. Don’t get me wrong, I lovvved smoking. It became a part of who I was. I was a very tempered in my youth. I was hot headed, quick to rage and wild. Smoking calmed me down. At the age of 20, I was considered the epitome of cool-headedness. What would I become if I quit smoking? Well, what choice did I have? I felt poor physically. I smelled like smoke. I begged, borrowed and stole to afford cigarettes. I was a role model to my younger brother and to others, yet I had a habit I did not want them to pick up. So… How do I quit something I love so much? Lets start with the patch. Well, that didn’t work. Expensive and irritating. Really it was just a constant reminder on my arm that I couldn’t have a cigarette. Ok, now for the gum. Also expensive and as soon as it was done, time for a cigarette. So, with both products I just had a higher nicotine level. Acupuncture? Well, ok. At this point now I was working at a job I loved that banned tobacco anywhere on the premises. A very poor decision made by the VP of human resources. She never tried to help people try to quit, she just made people want a cigarette more. A general rule in life is that we always want what we can’t have. Well, that applies ten fold to cigarettes. You want one most when you cannot have one. So, yeah, I need something to work, so I can keep my job. Acupuncture was also a no go. Candy, gum, cold turkey, licorice… Nothing worked, although my blood sugar was now going up. Oh, and I did get fired. About six years ago I hear about an electronic cigarette. Sounds good but too good to be true. Well, the mall a couple of towns away started selling them a year later. Ok, I shall go try one out. Wow, not bad. At $150 though, I don’t have the money for it with what I spend on cigarettes. Plus, though they were nice, they weren’t incredible. Over time, a couple of my friends tried them. They got this new cartomizer. Wow, that was awesome. Soon as I can save up the money… Then, disaster struck. I tore my ACl right off the bone, along with damage to the femur and a sprained MCL. I was sent to one of the best knee surgeons in WI. He told me that he refused to do the surgery unless I quit smoking. He did say that he had no problem with me using an electronic cigarette. He said the nicotine wasn’t much more harmful than caffeine. He said that the problem was the carbon monoxide from the cigarettes. Every time you take a drag, that courses through your system and will not allow the new ACL to bond.. So, no choice now. I found a cheap ecig online that had good reviews. Day one… I was smoking 2 packs a day and 2 months till surgery. I start using the ecig and only had 2 cigarettes that day. Day 2, I am down to 1 cigarette a day. Day 823 I am still down to 1 cigarette a day or less. I feel better, I smell less and I am saving a ton of money. I had a few spurts in between there where I went 3 or even 5 days without a cigarette. Before the ecig, the longest I went (while awake) without a cigarette was 2 hours. That includes multiple bouts of bronchitis, pneumonia and upper respiratory infection. I even had a cigarette while in the hospital hooked up to tubes. The nurses weren’t happy. Recently I started a new job. I have to walk a quarter of a mile into work and then up 2 flights of stairs. I would normally have half a cigarette before getting into work. By the time I get to my desk I can barely breath and then have to talk on the phone immediately all day. So one day I decided I would just use the ecig. I mean, if I still need a cigarette, I can have one on break. WOW… IMMEDIATE difference. I had no idea just how bad even having half a cigarette was killing me. I could breath so much better. I mean, the difference was night and day. That was it. Seeing that immediate difference was enough for me to say I am done.. I am now on my 70th day without touching a cigarette. And… I am happy. It isn’t even a struggle. Sure, I can eventually go down to 0mg of nicotine or try to get off of the ecig altogether. But why? I feel good. I can be cool-headed and calm and still feel like myself. I don’t smell, well I kind of smell good. I spend a fraction of the cost of cigarettes. Ya, ecigs aren’t ‘good’ for you. But they are wayyy better for you than a cigarette. That cannot be disputed. If anyone does dispute it, I ask them to put their money where their mouth is. Have a cigarette and then walk a quarter of a mile and see how you feel. The next day, take a few puffs off an ecig (hell, take 40 puffs) and walk a quarter of a mile and see how much better you feel. Oh, it doesn’t end there. Since starting the electronic cigarette, I have successfully helped over 40 other people quit smoking or severely reduce smoking as well. All of my friends use them now. When I started this new job, no one had an ecig. Within 3 months of working here, 14 people now do. I feel great about that. I show them what to start with and where to get the best deals, and that’s it. I don’t sign up for commission. Helping people quit smoking is enough for me. I just wish I could help more people. Being smoke free is so great. Vapor is the way. Anyone that has tried, is trying or will try to ban, restrict or raise the price of an electronic cigarette is really just pure evil. They care about no one but themselves and money. It is sickening and sad. Something is out there that can easily help people quit smoking. Why would anyone stand in the way of that? If anyone reading this wants to learn where to start and wants more information on how to start quitting the easy way, feel free to contact me at supergrant@live.com. I don’t sell them yet, but I will get you started the best way. For anyone trying to restrict the sale of electronic cigarettes, also feel free to contact me. Maybe I can help save your soul. ~Grant Davis