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Right To Vape is an international database and repository. It contains testimonials of adults who have switched from combustible and unsafe oral tobacco products to safer nicotine alternatives.

My name is David and I am a current student at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. I smoked for 6 years, starting when I was 15. I was your typical teenager who wanted to experiment, as well as having the experience of peer pressure. Like other gullible teens, I thought smoking was cool. Well, it didn’t gain me any friends, but the habit stayed. Up until I turned 18, smoking was only an occasional indulgence that I embarked upon when I was with certain individuals. I enjoyed it. I enjoyed the nicotine, the smell and taste of a cigarette, as well as ashing and lighting one up. The whole shipbang basically. When I turned 18, there was no turning back. I very quickly went from smoking maybe 5 cigarettes a month to 5 cigarettes a day. At my peak, I smoked about 10-15 cigarettes a day, sometimes more. About 2 years ago, I made a first serious attempt to quit. I did it cold turkey. Those two weeks were just about a living hell. I could not get my mind off of wanting a cigarette. After 2 weeks, I finally gave in. That first drag of that cigarette was the most rewarding feeling ever. I felt great! About a year prior, my friend who was underage at the time wanted me to buy him this thing called Camel Snus. We were both curious and I thought, I’m already doing enough harm to myself, what more would this hurt? After that first portion, I adored snus. I didn’t even know about real Swedish snus yet. Fast forward to about 4 months after my relapse.. my local tobacco shop started to carry General snus. My friend and I both had to try and we ended up loving it. I thought to myself, this is an effective way to cut out some of the smoke breaks. For months, I still smoked, but snused here and there as well. A few months later, some heartbreaking news hit our family. My grandmother was diagosed with stage IV terminal lung cancer that had already begun to spread. I had made up my mind that when I move to my new smoke free school a year from then, I would give up smoking and just switch to an electronic cigarette and snus. Later on, I realized that I wasn’t thinking about this as seriously as I thought and I would just see what happens. Fast forward a few more months, and I started my first semester at my new school. Considering all the restrictions regarding smoking, I already knew this would be hell. With that in mind, I placed my first snus order before school started. Boy, did it come in handy! If I wanted a cigarette, I’d have to go down two flights of stairs and walk a block. Not very productive being a college student. Or I had the latter choice, I could just pop in a snus and not go anywhere. I chose the latter. Before I knew it, I was going hours at a time without a cigarette! Sometimes not even lighting one up on my way back to my apartment as I did at first. During that time, I also began experimenting with electronic cigarettes and finally found a brand I liked. That further dwindled my smoking. I began to enjoy vaping and snusing more than smoking! I was amazed at how much cleaner a habit it is. Then this last semester hit. My grandmother died and my smoking was very rapidly dwindling already. I also started experimenting with nasal snuff, which made my consumption dwindle further. I was down to about 5 cigarettes a week! I made up my mind. I rolled my own cigarettes prior to quitting and I figured, once I get done with these rolling supplies, I’m quitting. A year ago, I never thought this day was coming. Well, partying delayed that, because I loved smoking while drinking. I ended up just buying packs and only smoking at parties. An amazing thing happened, instead of going hours without a cigarette, I was going DAYS without one! Then, I decided to quit the partying. So I finished the pack I had and decided not to buy anymore. A few days later, I had my last cigarette as a smoker, being nervous before a math exam. After that, I went 5 whole day without another one. I made my decision then and there that I am staying quit, as well as shout it from the rooftops. 2 months later, I’ve only smoked 3 cigarettes and regretted each one. They tasted foul and just reenforced the decision I made to quit. Now I can say that because of tobacco harm reduction, I am completely smoke free and proud of it. I wasn’t even putting much effort into quitting, it just happened on it’s own. I try to convert everybody I can. This method works! I love still enjoying my nicotine and tobacco without all the harmful effects of smoking.