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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.

Hi my name is Patrick Brochu. I started smoking at 12 years old. It started with experimenting with smoking at 12. Around when I was 14 I started smoking on a regular basis. I smoked behind my parents back getting caught numerous times. At 16 I was given permission to smoke by my parents. I smoked for 29 years until I was 40. The most I ever smoked was two packs a day for 3 years. I smoked 3 cartons of cigarettes a month. I have tried to quit smoking so many time that I lost count. I tried every form of Nicotine Replacement Therapy. I tried the nicotine gum, the patch, hell I even tried hypnosis with no results. The longest I quit was 1 year when I tried Chantix. Then my father was diagnosed with lung cancer and the stress of that got me smoking again. I thought that I was going to die from lung cancer like my father and grandfather. It was around this time that I started hearing about electronic cigarettes. I always thought that they were too expensive to try. Then a friend of mine suggested that I try disposable electronic cigarettes. I live in Canada and when they first started coming out they were only available in Canada with no nicotine. Then I saw that the electronic cigarettes in the USA had nicotine in them. So I tried ordering one with the hopes that they would be able to get through customs into Canada. It arrived a few weeks later with no troubles. I took that first puff with my new electronic cigarette and it was incredible. It felt like I was smoking again but without the harmful tobacco, only water vapor. My wife loves that I use electronic cigarettes instead of tobacco. She told me that when we first met that she would not help me buy cigarettes. But she helps me buy my electronic cigarettes because they have helped me quit smoking. I have been using electronic cigarettes for almost a year now. I don’t miss smoking real cigarettes at all. I admit I tried one about 3 months ago, it was bloody disgusting how it tasted. Ever since I quit smoking tobacco my breathing is better, food tastes better plus the money I am saving since electronic cigarettes are less expensive than tobacco. The other awesome thing about electronic cigarettes is that I can use them while driving my car. The other good thing about them is that last December my wife had surgery for an ovarian cyst. I was allowed to use my electronic cigarette in the bathroom at the hospital. I asked the security guard if I could, he asked me to take a puff off of it. I did and he said that he couldn’t smell anything from it. Plus since it’s water vapor and not smoke it won’t set of the smoke detector. If it wasn’t for electronic cigarettes, I’d still be smoking and would more than likely die from cancer. In closing I would like to say that electronic cigarettes saved my life.