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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.

I began smoking cigarettes at the age of 13. I was in the 8th grade and was starting that school year at a new school. I had no friends and was pretty shy. One of the other new kids asked me if I wanted to sneak outside and smoke a cigarette with him and I jumped at the chance believing that I had just made a new friend. Well as time went on I found that I really liked the feeling of holding a cigarette as much as smoking the thing. See for me it was just as much about the physical movements (hand to mouth) as it was the nicotine and other things I was addicted to. So I kept smoking. My mother and others tried to stop me but the more they pushed the more I wanted to keep smoking. As the years went on I increased my usage to as much as 3 packs a day at the height of my addiction. I cut down and settled in at just over a pack a day until I reached the age of 35. Throughout the years I did quit smoking a few times. I once quit for about 2 months. Other times I would make it a day, a week, maybe two and then fall back into the old habit. In February of this year I had a major surgery and spent a few days in the hospital and was so sick I had no desire to do anything let alone go outside for a cigarette. After a few days went by I thought to myselfƒ??.hey why not quit smoking again?? So I did. I quit for about a month this time. And just like all the other times I spent that month hating the fact that I had quit. I knew better than to try the patch and nicotine gum. I know for fact those work for people but they do not work for me. The patch irritated my skin and the gum made me nauseous. So one day a friend of mine mentioned that he and his wife had found this brick and mortar electronic cigarette store. They went in and bought each of themselves a kit that consisted of a couple of mods and chargers and some e-liquid. They seemed to be getting along pretty well with them and so I thought I would give it a try to. I bought myself a disposable cigarette look-a-like and tried it out. Honestly, I hated it. I put it down and lit up a real cigarette. The next day I went over to that electronic cigarette store and when I left I walked out with my own e-liquid, a shiny new mod, some batteries, and a charger. I was ready to give it my best shot. Day one went pretty well. I think there was a lot of novelty to it that day. Day two wasn’t a total loss but I smoked more than I vaped. Day three went pretty well and I only smoked about a half pack of cigarettes that day. On day four I had to leave town on a business trip. I vaped my electronic cigarette that morning for a little bit but quickly switched over to cigarettes for the rest of the drive. I split the next two days in half with some cigarettes and some vaping. But I noticed I was leaning more and more toward the vaping each day. I enjoyed the way I felt when I was using it versus smoking. So another couple of days went by and I was moving more toward vaping each day and further from the cigarettes too. Finally on about the 10 day mark I just decided I was going to attempt to go all the way and not smoke cigarettes at all. I wanted to challenge myself to see how long I could go. Well it has now been 4 months and I have not looked back! The best part about it is I donƒ??t miss it either. Every other time I have quit smoking I spent that time wishing I still smoked. I missed it. I missed the social side of it when going out for smoke break with the guys. I missed the taste. I missed so much about it. This time is completely different. I have my e-cig with me at all times and when I want a puff I take one. My sense of smell and taste has come back. I love that I no longer smell like an ashtray. I feel so much better when I wake up in the morning. My chest no longer hurts. I have stopped wheezing too. I have no doubt that without the electronic cigarette there would be no way I would still be cigarette free. I just hope that this wonderful product stays readily available to the public and doesn’t get regulated and taxed to the point that it too becomes unaffordable. The fact that a smoker can save money by switching is sometimes just as intriguing as the fact that they could save their lives by switching to the electronic cigarette. Thatƒ??s my story. Thanks for listening.