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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 Joe Nance and I used to smoke cigarettes. I picked up that habit when I was 18 years old, mainly to get the extra break time that smokers were allowed at my workplace. It quickly became a regular thing for me to have a lit cigarette in my mouth whenever I wasn’t indoors, and within two years I was smoking two packs every day. For the next fourteen years I kept that habit, and my health slowly degraded. Around 2004 I decided that the cigarettes weren’t doing anything good for me, and that I was tired of being out of breath all the time, so I simply didn’t buy any cigarettes that morning. Within four hours I had snapped at everybody on my crew at least once and had threatened one of them with bodily harm. At lunch time I picked up a pack of smokes and gave up the thought of quitting cold-turkey. A few months later I looked into FDA-approved cessation methods. The nicotine gums were awful and hurt my teeth, the nicotine lozenges tasted horrid, nicotine patches made me dizzy and disoriented, and after reading a number of testimonials from people who had used Chantix I was far more afraid of that drug than I would ever have been of cigarettes. None of the recommended methods worked for me, and I gave up any thought of quitting. I was convinced that I’d be a smoker for the rest of my life, and die wheezing with emphysema, as many of my relatives had before. And then in 2012 I was asked by a friend if I’d tried e-cigarettes to at least cut down the harm that tobacco was doing to me. It made me scoff. I’d heard of e-cigs before, and seen them in the convenience stores. Never saw anybody buying them, though. It had to be some gimmick. There’s no possible way that they could satisfy a hardcore smoker like me. And then that friend told me how he had used e-cigs to quit his smoking habit. Not only that but he also pointed me to a mutual friend of ours who did the same thing. In the next week I asked him every single question that came to mind, searched for youtube videos, found various forums and chat rooms for e-cig users, asked even more questions. And just after Christmas I went and got myself a starter kit. Since that day I’ve smoked less than 15 cigarettes, in a time period when I would have smoked more than six thousand. I no longer wheeze when I sleep, or cough when I awaken. I have much more energy, and far fewer sick days. I can run around with my dogs without getting winded after mere seconds. My sense of smell and taste are returning. In short, I feel better now than I did in my 20s. And at no point did I feel anxious or irritable because I couldn’t have a cigarette. The improvements have been nearly miraculous. And I don’t think I could have ever known this feeling without electronic cigarettes.