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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 have had asthma since I was 2, probably from second-hand smoke. I started smoking Marlboro Red’s 24 years ago when I was entirely too young to understand (or care) about the health risks. I quit, only because I was pregnant, for 12 months but returned to the habit when my child was 4 months old. I smoked 1 & 1/2 packs a day on average for 22 years, sometimes more, seldom less. My husband hated it, my daughter hated it, my doctors constantly preached at me about it. I knew it was unhealthy and I have seen the horrible effects over and over on my family and friends but I couldn’t kick the habit. I tried numerous times and actually succeeded TEMPORARILY on a few occasions. *The patch-I still craved the physical act and got sick when I combined smoking with the patch, so in the trash the patch went. *The quit smoking medications – I had HORRIBLE side effects, and never, even for one day, did I quit smoking. *The gum- GROSS! *Cold turkey- This actually worked a couple of times, until I smelled cigarettes or got stressed/upset/worried/etc., and there I was, buying cigarettes again, but everyone was almost relieved when I picked it back up because at least I was tolerable to be around when I smoked. *The 3-day cleanse- I never made it past the first day. *Acupunture – This possibly could have worked, if I wanted to pay $45 for treatment every other day, no thanks * I am sure many other things I can’t remember (it was 22 years worth of attempts). On December 06, 2011, my mom (who has smoked for 38 years) and I went to a vapor store. We heard about it several months prior but just weren’t sure. That day we both bought a starter kit and 2 bottles of liquid. The ONLY reason I decided to chance this was because there were flavored e-liquids to choose from and they didn’t taste horrible. We started on them the next morning, Dec 07, 2011. On Dec. 12, 2011 I decided I wanted to sit and smoke with a friend. I lit a cigarette, took a drag, and thought I was going to vomit! It tasted like I licked the bottom of an ash-tray. I immediately put it out and NEITHER OF US HAVE TOUCHED A CIGARETTE IN OVER A YEAR.. For 18 years, I tried to quit, and either completely failed or went back soon after quitting. Now, the smell makes me sick, I have saved several thousand dollars, my family doesn’t have to smell it or be exposed to the thousands of dangerous chemicals from the second-hand smoke. My health has improved, I don’t wheeze any more, I’m not short of breath and I have not used an inhaler in the last year! E-cigs, I believe with out a doubt, have saved mine and my mothers life. She was in the heart hospital a year before we switched to electronic cigarettes and without them, she never would have quit smoking. There should not be any time limit on using these, nor should the e-cigarettes be made less effective, or not effective at all, by limiting the nicotine doses. Is it not better to have more nicotine in each piece than for millions of people to try multiple products and methods that CONTINUALLY fail over and over again leading them right back to smoking? If getting people to quit smoking cigarettes is truly a top priority, I believe limiting the nicotine should not even be an issue! There are thousands of people that have switched to electronic cigarettes at their current nicotine level from regular cigarettes, and gradually we are stepping down the nicotine. I, and many, many others, have had nicotine in my system many more years than not. I did not want to quit smoking when I started the electronic cigarette; I wanted to quit poisoning myself and everyone around me and quit being lectured by my doctors. NOW, my ultimate goal is to be completely free of the addiction BUT I DON’T WANT TO BE FORCED OR RUSHED INTO IT. I will eliminate nicotine at a pace that suits me and does not (placebo or not) stress me out or I fear I will go back to smoking cigarettes (even though they are pretty gross at this point). The flavor of the e-liquids gives me a variety, a change, and when I want something sweet – I vape Vanilla Cupcake. At this point, for the first time in my life, I can see my extended future being free of cigarettes, and that is a great feeling!! Thank you for your time, Jamie Walker