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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 am now tobacco free and owe it all to electronic cigarettes and personal vaporizers. I began smoking at age 16 as a junior in high school in the 1970s. Smoking was accepted back then, so I didn’t have thoughts of quitting. I went to college then worked in the corporate arena. ?ÿSmoking was permitted at our desks at work, and I continued to smoke. I smoked a pack a day. I moved to FL in the 80s, still smoking. By the 80s there was a lot more info offered to the public about the dangers of smoking, and why a person should quit. ?ÿBy this time I was not smoking inside my home. I would go out on the patio for a smoke, but still smoked a pack a day. At a routine physical my doctor told me I should quit smoking. I tried quitting cold turkey, cleaning and disinfecting the inside of my car and arming myself with a large bag of small lollipops and gum. ?ÿI quit for 3 days. I couldn’t sleep, I was sad, and also shaky and sweaty. ?ÿI started smoking again. A while later I joined the Smoke Enders group, which met at a local hospital. I followed the program and attended all meetings. At graduation I was not smoking. ?ÿAfterwards for 4 weeks I was miserable not smoking. I felt I was pacing inside my body. ?ÿMy daily routine was not normal. I felt lost. I felt sad. By the end of the fourth week I couldn’t stand it anymore and went back to smoking. Sometime later I decided to try the nicotine patches, but learned I was allergic to its adhesive and the rash was unbearable. ?ÿI continued smoking. Later I tried the nicotine gum, but my dentist told me not to chew gum due to jaw problems, so no chance with the gum. My husband (non-smoker) and I were at an event in 2008 that had many vendors. One of the vendors was selling a kit of a rechargeable electronic cigarette. Having never heard of such a thing, they educated us about it. ?ÿWe bought the kit. ?ÿI used it the best I could, but it didn’t hold much e-liquid. I used it while flying, while in the car with my husband, in restaurants and such. But this early version had battery issues and atomizer issues. I continued to smoke tobacco. In spring of 2012 I tried reducing cigarettes by counting out a certain allotment for each day, gradually reducing the daily amount until it got down to 2 per day. Then 1 per day. Then, just when I was about to move to zero per day my mother had some serious health issues and my nerves got the best of me and I smoked without counting. ?ÿThis ruined my plan I had been working on so well. ?ÿI postponed doing the allotment plan again, and was back to a pack a day instantly. In summer 2012 I started buying the disposable electronic cigarettes after seeing them in a store display. ?ÿI used them along with tobacco cigarettes. ?ÿI noticed I was smoking less tobacco cigarettes because I was using the e-cigs. These were so much better than the first one I got in 2008. In late fall 2012 I was talking to a close friend who lives 2 hours away. He has smoked tobacco as long as I have. He knew I was using the disposable e-cigs. He told me he purchased a personal vaporizer with rechargeable batteries and clearomizers. After an hour-long phone conversation I was armed with information and web addresses. ?ÿI purchased a personal vaporizer with supplies, and purchased e-liquids (non-tobacco flavors) at 18 mg nicotine. (By the way, my friend uses a?ÿpersonal vaporizer and quit tobacco.) I began using the?ÿpersonal vaporizer and was smoking tobacco cigarettes as well. Then I saw a change happen…I went for the?ÿpersonal vaporizer more than a tobacco cigarette. ?ÿMy use of the?ÿpersonal vaporizer became regular, and I was smoking few tobacco cigarettes. In fact, the tobacco cigarettes didn’t taste good to me anymore. That’s when I knew I was ready to quit tobacco for good. (Note: While at my doctor’s I asked if she approved of my use of the?ÿpersonal vaporizer. ?ÿShe said yes, it is much better than using tobacco. ) The last tobacco cigarette I smoked was on April 12, 2013. I am 8 days away from my 4 month quit point. This is something I have never been able to do before. ?ÿI am overjoyed. Recently I passed by some tobacco smokers outside a restaurant and the smell repulsed me. It was disgusting. I know I will not smoke tobacco again. ?ÿThrough all of this I have kept an unopened pack of tobacco cigarettes in the armrest of my vehicle. ?ÿIt remains unopened, and I feel confident now to toss them in the trash. ?ÿOh, yes! I use my?ÿpersonal vaporizer every day. I have reduced the nicotine in my e-liquid from 18mg to 12mg. ?ÿDown the road a bit I plan to reduce it to 6mg, and eventually to 0mg. This device has changed my life and my health. My doctor is happy I no longer smoke tobacco. ?ÿI am so thankful?ÿpersonal vaporizers are available to help us tobacco smokers quit smoking!