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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 Trina and here is my story. I started smoking with friends in high school when I was 16 years old. Neither of my parents smoked, I started smoking because it was cool and all my friends did. That was 1976, 37 years ago. I have tried several times over the years to quit smoking. The 1st thing I tried was the NRT patch when they became available without a prescription. The patches caused my skin to blister, to take the place of the hand to mouth activity I snacked way to much. I gained about 20 lbs over a 3 month period of time. I went back to smoking and dropped the weight. A few years later I tried to quit cold turkey, that was a dismal failure that lasted about 10 days. Eleven years ago I tried acupuncture, that made quitting easier than anything else I had tried to that point but that attempt only lasted about two months. Four years ago I tried electronic cigarettes for the 1st time. They were still in their infancy, the flavors were not appealing, and I kept getting the liquid in my mouth. I tried two different brands, but they were basically the same. Last October (2012) we had a family reunion. My younger sister who had also started smoking as a teenager was using an electronic cigarette. Her electronic cigarette was considerably different than the ones I had tried. It did not look like a cigarette, it was fatter and longer. She let me try it, it was so much better than what I had tried a few years earlier. She was using a flavored nicotine liquid and I thought to myself that this might actually work. I did a lot of research, found the ECF website, I learned a lot there and from links provided there. Three months ago I was ready to take the plunge and ordered some batteries, clearomizers, and nicotine liquids. I actually have found that I prefer the electronic cigarettes to tobacco cigarettes, they taste so much better. I have been cigarette free for 3 months, I don’t miss tobacco cigarettes at all. When I 1st started using the e-cigs I bought liquid that was 24mg as I had been smoking 1 1/2 to 2 packs per day. After one month the liquid I ordered was 18mg. After two months the liquid I ordered was 12mg. In two weeks when I place my next order it will be 6 mg. Month by month I have been able to decrease the amount of nicotine I use. At this point I do not know if I will stay at 6mg, or try 0mg. I do know that I will continue to vape, I like it, it tastes good and it keeps me from going back to regular cigarettes. This is the only time I have quit smoking that I have not been in a constant internal battle to not start smoking again. Even if I vape for the rest of my life I will be much healthier than if I were smoking. I no longer wheeze and snore at night, or cough up nasty crud in the morning. I have more energy, now I take a daily hike. Electronic cigarettes have been good for my well being and my wallet. I can honestly say that as long as I can vape I will not smoke. If the right to vape were to be taken away, I would make my own supplies under the radar and continue to vape. I hope my story will be a positive note for a product that may have saved my life.