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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 Jim and I’m addicted to nicotine. I’m a 62 yr. old man who has been a smoker for 50 yrs. I’ve been trying to break the habit for the last 25 yrs. In my effort to quit I have participated in cessation clinics, used prescription nicotine inhalers and used the nic patch, nic gum, and nic lozenges. I began my quest to quit when at the age of 36 my employer started requiring respirator fit test in accordance with OSHA guidelines. It turned out that I couldn’t pass the test because of diminished lung capacity. At about the same time my employer began a voluntary smoker cessation program, so I joined. The nicotine gum had recently been introduced about the same time. With the help of the gum and program I was able the stop using tobacco for about a year. But when I stopped using the nic gum it wasn’t long before I found myself back smoking. I had also gained about 30 lbs. even though I had been jogging, cycling, and lifting weights. At the time that didn’t seem to be a bad thing because on my 6′-3 frame 215 lbs. didn’t cause me to be overweight. But I was wrong, because by the age of 55 I was diagnosed as Type 2 diabetic, even though I had never been overweight in my entire life. Over the next 20 yrs. I would bounce back and forth between smoking and nic replacement products. Then about 4 yrs. ago I had to be hospitalized for a emergency appendectomy. When it came time to be released, it was suggested that I stay a few more days. Because the O2 level in my blood was low the Doctors feared I would faint on my way home. The news came as no surprise to me, because I could feel it myself. But, I wanted to go home and persuaded them to release me anyway. On the way home I stopped and got a pack of cigarettes. It was a catch 22. Do I continue to smoke and stay on my diet to control the diabetes, or try once again the quit and risk my diabetes getting out of control. I chose to continue smoking. Then about 4 months back my 32 yr. old son, who has been a smoker since about 17, told me he wanted to try to quit. That was enough to get me motivated. I told him if he wanted to quit that I would be his quit partner. I knew that I needed to find a solution to my dilemma. I needed something that would reduce my nicotine cravings and satisfy the cravings for sweets that has always accompanied my quitting smoking. I knew that nicotine replacement would help me stop smoking, but the sweets was another problem altogether. As luck would have it I started seeing ads for e-cigarettes and decided this could work. I did some research and chose the ProVari a large form e-cigarette mod. I began using 18 mg/ml juice and have since dropped to 12 mg/ml juice. After seeing first hand my success my son decided to give it a try. He has since stopped smoking and no longer uses his e-cigarette. I pray those charged with the responsibility of regulating these type devices do so in a compassionate manner. Please don’t deny access to those of us who have found a successful way to end our dependence on tobacco. Sincerely: Jim Sessions