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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 Holly. I am 48 years old, and I smoked for 32 years. The first 30 years I smoked a pack a day. The last 2 years, I had jumped up to TWO packs a day. I am embarrassed to admit I smoked during 2 of my pregnancies. We didn’t know as much back then, but I still knew it wasn’t good. But I couldn’t help it. Two of my children grew up watching me…and they began smoking as teenagers just as I had done. I’ll admit it. I was selfish. I spent 32 years thinking of no one but myself. I bought cigarettes if we didn’t have money for anything else. I smoked in the house. I smoked in the car. I smoked in our bedroom when my husband was trying to sleep. I smoked pregnant. I was addicted. It’s not that I didn’t WANT to quit. Over the years, I tried to quit smoking using the patch, nicotine gum, cold turkey, and hypnosis (twice). All of them worked for a short time, but I always went back. I missed smoking. I truly think I was more addicted to SMOKING than to nicotine. Just over a year ago, I got sick of all that money going down the drain. 75.00 a week is what I was spending on cigarettes. Sometimes more, if I smoked more than I thought and had to run out for a few packs to get me through until payday. Then too, there was the terror aspect. Months prior, I had a friend die at 62 years old from an aneurism…most likely brought on by high blood pressure and a 2 pack a day smoking habit. It probably didn’t help that she was so addicted to cigarettes, she kept buying those when she didn’t have the money for her blood pressure pills….so she stopped taking those. I saw myself in that scenario. You can only kick your body for so long before it starts kicking back. I saw a little cheapo kit at Walmart, and decided to go for it. I bought a kit, and on that day, I stopped smoking. I did not have one single cigarette after that. Oh, it wasn’t easy yet…those cartomizers weren’t even CLOSE to two packs….the battery life on that thing SUCKED, trying to go anywhere for the afternoon with those things was a nightmare, and it took longer to charge than it gave me in smoking time. But for the first time in 32 years, I didn’t want a cigarette. And that to me……was everything. Google is your friend. I found longer lasting batteries, better juice delivery systems, Do it Yourself to customize flavors and nicotine levels, variable voltage, dripping, and an online community of vapers who knew far more than I did and were willing to share that information and cheer on my successes. And darnitall, I wanted to do the same for them. And so in June of 2012, I got my first real kit that actually had some battery life and satisfaction levels. And I haven’t looked back. Over the year, I slowly dropped from 18mg of nicotine to 0 mg of nicotine. I don’t need it, and I don’t miss it. I love the flavors, the social aspect, the hand to mouth….everything I knew I loved about smoking, I loved about vaping. Over the year, I’ve gone much farther than that very first cig a like kit, and I have no doubt I’ll go farther still. But it’s been the absolute BEST year. I paid for half my daughter’s wedding with my savings…. and best of all, one of my daughters vapes as well! And the other is interested. I’ve passed along a few of my older ego style batteries and some homemade juice….and we’re keeping our fingers crossed! I’m healthier, I’m happier, I can walk further, exercise more, and no one else is required to suffer the consequences of my selfishness any longer. What can I say? Life is wonderful!