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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 am a male, that started smoking cigarettes when I was 16 or 17. I am now 49. Over the decades, I have tried everything I know of to quit smoking. I tried patches, gums, chantex, getting hypnotized, and nothing worked for me. I have been in 3 smoking cessation classes at hospitals. No matter what I tried, I did not quit, and I did want to quit for at least the last 15 years. Even after having a quadruple bypass, I could not quit smoking. Once the medications wore off, I needed a cig. Hard to believe, but true. Then I found electronic cigarettes. The cheap ones I found at the gas station gave me the first hope of actually quitting tobacco cigarettes. I vaped them for a couple of months, only having a cigarette once in a while. Then I found an electronic cigarette shop in a flea market, and bough a much better longer lasting model. This was the first time I have been cigarette free since about 1980 or so. First I made it a month without a cigarette. I had a few, then went back to vaping for 42 days, then a few cigs, then several months, and a few more. Over the last 2 years, I have vaped electronic cigarettes starting at 18 mg of nic in the liquid and have gone down to 6 to 8 mg of nic. My wife still smokes, and once in a blue moon I may have one or a half of one, but I no longer even like the real thing. With having the heart surgery, I could feel pain every time I smoked a cigarette. Real pain in my chest from the tightening of things. Once I got on to the electronic cigarettes, that pain has gone away. Also, I have an industrial caused lung problem, that would never heal due to smoking. Since vaping, my lungs are considerably better. And I mean a lot better. When I smoked, I would have to take up to 10 to 14 puffs from an inhaler daily. Now days, it is maybe 2 or 3. Some days only one when I wake up in the morning. I am not sure where all this research is that says electronic cigarettes do not help people get away from smoking, but it is wrong. I know too many people that have successfully gone to this less harmful alternative. And live a better life because of it. Perhaps if heart doctors would tell their patients about electronic cigarettes as an alternative to smoking, the would not have to go back and get another bypass surgery in a few years. But I guess that would eat into their wallets. Thank you for your time, Tim L Cleveland, Tn.