I’ve been smoking for 10 years and then switched to vaping 2 years ago. Started with a sub-ohm tank but switched to pod systems as freebase nic wasn’t helping and I was dual using for around a year. I have stopped smoking entirely since I started using salt nic.
I can definitely say it’s much more effective than alternatives I’ve tried (nic gums, willpower) and I feel much better after making the switch completely.
I’ve got my sense of smell and taste back and could go from literally zero exercise to biking 20km a day in a few months of switching.
It’s a shame that the Indian government didn’t even give it a chance and banned it for “health reasons” while completely ignoring cigarettes, bidis, gutka and all the other varieties of tobacco products that are widely available in India (even to minors).
Not sure what the reason for the ban was, Indian govt owning a substantial stake in the biggest tobacco company (ITC)? or intense lobbying from tobacco farmers in the months leading to the ban?
For whatever reason, the only losers here are the general population and the winners as usual are big tobacco companies and their monopolies.
Kudos to the nameless vendors who are keeping us vapers from relapsing to cigarettes and shame to the Indian govt!