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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 smoked cigarettes, both pre-made and roll ups, from the age of 14 to 40. I attempted to quit numerous times, either going cold-turkey or using NRTs, but always ended up going back to smoking. The longest I went for was around 12 months. I got my intake down to around 5-10 cigarettes per day, but these still had a hugely detrimental effect on my lung capacity and general health. I used an asthma inhaler several times a day and had all the other usual problems from smoking: sore chest, cough, regular colds and chest infections. I knew the stuff was killing me but no matter what I did I couldn’t totally give up long-term. As far as I am concerned, nicotine dependency is the same as alcohol dependency. If you give it up, you take it one day at a time, but you remain ‘addicted’ for the rest of your life. When introduced to electronic cigarettes I immediately saw this as a way to continue enjoying smoking (which I always did), without dying from smoking-related disease. I bought my first ecig over 2 years ago and smoked my last tobacco cigarette maybe a month after. I have remained smoke free since then with no relapses whatsoever. My health and quality of life has improved dramatically as a result. Sure, I am still dependant on nicotine, but the improvements to my lung capacity have been extraordinary. I have completely stopped using the asthma inhaler I had to use several times a day when I smoked, I don’t stink and the colds and chest infections have gone. Electronic cigarettes, especially the ‘mod’ devices that I have used for some time now are nothing short of miraculous. I consider it unfortunate that the government allowed me to become dependent on nicotine by allowing the sale of tobacco products, but at least now, I have a way of managing my dependency as I see fit. I enjoy using nicotine in this way and strongly advise that ecigarettes remain on the market under light-touch consumer regulation. If they went, or became anodyne medical products I have no doubt that I would eventually return to smoking and most likely die early as a result. Thank you.