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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 Benjamin Rodgers, I am twenty-seven years old and have successfully stopped smoking cigarettes. This is how I have managed what seemed to be an impossible task. First, let me fill you in on my history with cigarettes. I smoked my first cigarette when I was only twelve years old. I thought they were ‘cool’ and quickly became addicted, often sneaking off and smoking with friends behind my parent’s backs. This was on and off for the next six years, as I was caught once by my parents when I was fifteen and stopped smoking for a couple years after. When I was seventeen, coworkers would often give me cigarettes and I became hooked very quickly. Eighteen rolled around and the very first thing I did on my birthday was go and buy a pack of cigarettes. Flash-forward nine years, I am smoking a pack a day at least and have known I want to quit for a couple years. I tried every single method of quitting I could find. Patches, gum, Wellbutrin, Chantix, cold-turkey, I even tried watching hypno-therapy videos online. I had given up trying and figured one day I would just hack up a lung and be forced to. I work in an office supply store and vaguely remembered making labels for a shop that had something to do with vapors. When I made the labels I thought it might have been some sort of aromatherapy. At this point I had no idea what vaping was. I then recalled these labels had flavors, not scents. I dismissed it as being odd and thought nothing more of it. A week later I tried a Blu disposable e-cig. Then it all clicked. I immediately searched for the store online and found the address. The next day I went in and bought my first real electronic cigarette. That day I took my remaining cigarettes and threw them in the garbage. The switch, once I had a decent setup, was easy. I have been using an electronic cigarette for three months as of 6/23/2013. In this time period I have had exactly three cigarettes. One because I wanted to know if I still liked the taste, which I do not. The other two were a result of my vaporizer (e-cig) not working due to user error. Currently, I have no desire to smoke another cigarette. I see people smoking all the time, I go to a bar every other Sunday where people smoke and I am not bothered in the slightest. I have even cut my nicotine consumption down by about half of what it was when I smoked cigarettes and find myself not using my vaporizer as much as cigarettes when I smoked. I credit this to the fact that when I smoked, I took every opportunity available to smoke because I did not know when my next cigarette would be. I have noticed that I do not wheeze when falling asleep anymore. I taste food again. A month after switching to vaping, I played basketball for two hours and felt I could go a few more. My smoker’s cough is nearly gone as well. Aside from the health benefits I have experienced I have also enjoyed not smelling of cigarettes. Another great benefit is not feeling guilty for vaping around other people. When I smoked I felt like I had to be away from everyone, even other smokers as the effects of second-hand smoke are even more damaging than smoking itself. That is my story of how I, a smoker of nearly fifteen years was able to stop smoking cigarettes and switch to a healthier smokeless alternative.