I don’t care what the CDC, FDA or the American Heart, Lung or Cancer “associations” and affiliates SAY, I care more about what they’re NOT saying to the public.
Lets just say it was your job description, as an expert in tobacco use, tobacco control or anti-tobacco – or pick a title from the various organizations, government or government funded – to reduce or eliminate smoking. To use the BEST and unbiased information available to do so, to “help” smokers. What a monumental task.
Imagine having to deal with the very people you despise, detest and loathe…a bunch of smokers. Ugh. Put on your nanny cap, now – the detestable souls need your help, advice, encouragement and of course, while you’ve got them, shame them.
Sprinkle in a few knowledgeable phrases like “try harder” and “keep trying” and send them on their way with the approved, “free” yet ineffective patch or gum shown to have, at best, a 7% success rate – or, if in your “
highly revered by your peers“ opinion, they’re beyond help – suggest another known and approved prescription from their doctor as if your salary, funding & grants depended on it…
– they’re just addicts. BUT, you know what’s best for those lowlifes.
NOW, imagine if you claimed you wanted to reduce or eliminate tobacco – to help smokers who want it. It’s all or part of your job description. Only this time you KNOW there’s another alternative – vaping products. E-cigarettes. Now for this exercise you must:
- Think for yourself
- Communicate, ask questions to those you’ve encountered already doing it
- Use google without help from your 7 year old
- Make informed and educated decisions based on what you know
- Understand the difference between combustion and non-combustion
- Understand it is a much less harmful choice.
- Make determinations from those points above to reach a conclusion
- Stand up, have some balls and speak out loudly
againstand directly to your colleagues
There are professionals – colleagues – already doing that here.
Remember those bullet points!
Bill Godshall, the Executive Director at Smokefree Pennsylvania – pointed out the astoundingly obvious about a survey conducted where the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) funded a 2013 Moffitt Cancer Center online survey of 1815 adult vapers (who had a history of daily cigarette smoking, and had smoked for at least a year) finds:
Among those making a quit attempt, use of e-cigarettes as a cessation aid surpassed that of FDA-approved pharmacotherapy.
Remember those bullet points above.
My survey ran from December 2014 to January 2015 and had 7,238 participants worldwide. 2% said vaping products DID NOT WORK.
42% stopped IN ONE DAY.
A total of 75% had success rate with vaping products within a month.
I allowed comments after each of the 14 questions.
Here are just SOME of the unedited comments from those participants “public health” likes to ignore:
|my 1st vape was my last cig|
|I was a dual user vaping 98% of the time and rarely smoking in the the first half of the past 4 1/2 yrs. I totally quit in August 2013.|
|Couldn’t find the right style vape now I drip and it’s awesome!|
|tried medication, zyban, patches, lozenges, patched,,gum spray but vaping was like freedom|
|I have not smoked a cigarette since, I started vaping. Last cigarette was at 12 pm first vape 2 pm the same day.|
|As mentioned, I first tried vaping at 18MG in Feb 2014 and mostly vaped but also smoked an occasional cigarette for just over a month. Then I went out for an evening with friends in March, had a fer glasses of wine & ended up asking a friend for a cigarette. This prompted a relapse into smoking nearly all the time with an occasional vape, but it didn’t ‘hold’ me. In May 2014 I was going on holiday somewhere I couldn’t smoke, so I decided to get some 24MG juice in the hope that something stronger might get me through. It did! 🙂 I didn’t miss smoking and didn’t feel edgy or restless due to nicotine withdrawal, either. I actually really enjoyed it.
I smoked rolling tobacco and had deliberately not taken it on holiday. However, when I got back home I did have some urges to smoke it. I had VERY little left in the packet, about 4 or 5 slim roll-ups and I couldn’t quite get myself to bin it, so I 99% vaped and over 3 days had half a roll-up occasionally until it was gone. When it was gone I knew that if I wanted more tobacco I would have to go and buy it. So I made a decision not to. It was a no-brainer! Vaping was much nicer, I felt better already and hadn’t enjoyed the taste of the cigarettes compared to Coconut Caramel juice. It wasn’t a difficult decision, but it was a necessary one for me. To be clear in my own mind that vaping was the way forward for me. I haven’t looked back.
|I had tried using the e-cigs 7 yrs ago, and failed…not enough puff to satisfy! then the vaping pens came out! So I decided to try them. Alot more satisfaction, more vapor ! feels much more like an alternative to smoking|
|Still smoke a bit|
|The vaping industry didn’t have the technology i needed to feel satisfied until more recently|
|i never took up vaping to quit smoking|
|Because when i started i did completely quit forthree months then tried a cig did it back and forth for a few months then im back to no cigs again.|
|I borrowed from my dad to see if it would satisfy my cravings. Once my starter kit arrived, I switched over immediately.|
|4 days and I could no longer tolerate cigarettes.|
|Using too low of nicotine. Tried stopping at 6mg|
|Same time I started vaping I automatically stopped smoking.|
|took will power but it works for me|
|I began vaping to just cut down the number of cigarettes, within one week I was not smoking any cigarettes and have not had one since.|
|Replaced smoking with Vaping and never picked up another cigarette. That was my Goal and even though tough for the first week, it worked.|
|I vastly preferred the taste of vaping from my first puff and never got nicotine cravings despite having smoked 2 1/2 packs of cigarettes a day.|
|in the process of quiting but it’s hard when everyone around you smokes cigarettes and your only allowed to vape in designated areas alongside other smokers who have no regard for you or the fact your trying to quit|
|Quit cigarettes day 1 of vaping.|
|Stopped smoking as soon as I started vaping.|
|Made the switch from smoking a pack a day to vaping. No more cigarettes from that day forward.|
|I told myself I was gonna quit and used my vape instead.|
|After the first day I never wanted another cigarette. Absolutely no desire to see, smell, or taste one.|
|Use 0 nic to help weight loss.|
|Pros & Con’s ???!!!obvious|
|The pen wasn’t enough got a mvp and kicked smoking|
|Gave away 4 fresh packs within a week of stopping. Already knew it was gonna work!|
|Well that 1st week I might have smoked a few cigs but they had me on like 12mg nic. and that just wasn’t strong enough after I switched to 24mg I haven’t touched a cig since.|
|Because 0 days wasn’t an option|
|I tapered off to two a day, then quit completely after about a year.|
|Quit smoking, used e-cigs for 2 weeks, saw my first vape unit and asked what it was. Went online, found a freebie, found a store selling better and upgraded, etc, etc.|
|I stopped smoking the very minute i began vaping.|
|I smoked for the first 20 days that I vaped. Still felt I needed that smoke before bed. One cigarette a day. When the pack was empty, I was able to quit completely.|
|I just liked it more|
|It took me about a month to completely quit cigarettes and only vape|
|Because it’s true.|
|Started vaping, never had another cig.|
|it took about a week for comparison reasons and vaping won the comparison|
|I swapped vaping for smoking immediately as soon as I got my kit in the post|
|Stopped smoking the day I started vaping|
|I was on vacation and had smoked and vaped two weeks. After the holiday completely only vaped.|
|I never smoked again since my first E-Cig|
|I started vaping to help control cravings for sweets, from smelling vapor output by my roommate.|
|Kept goin back to the damn things.|
|I was looking for something that helps me to stop smoking, and this was just the answer|
|See previous comment|
|Immediately stopped smoking as soon as I filled up my fist atty.|
|It was a hard transition but I eventually just started vaping|
|Took about a week to not even want or be able to hit a cig|
|bought a starter kit battery with clearomizer and tobacco flavoured e-liquid. Tried it for a week the gave up. 3 months later bought a variable wattage device and refillable tank with dessert flavoured e-liquid and quit smoking that day.|
|I quit smoking within 24 hours.|
|Was pretty much instant.|
|As soon as I started vaping I did not smoke a cigarette again.|
|Quit smoking about a month after starting vaping. When I quit I didn’t smoke for almost a year. Then my aunt died and I had a few cigs. Should of never did that.|
|In fairness, I stopped smoking the day I started vaping. I had decided to give myself a week to see how it went. Never went back to smoking.|
|I put 1 week but it was really 12 days, so I don’t feel “one month” really fit.|
|Took that long to find the right combination of hardware and juice/nic strength/pg/vg) ratio to quit smoking for good.|
|I wanted to stop smoking all together, so I went in with that attitude and it worked for me.|
|don’t really understand this question|
|~ 6 weeks.|
|For the first week I still smoked the occasional cigarette at times such as great stress and first thing in the morning.|
|put out the cigarette, turned on the vaper and never looked back|
|After trying the ecig, never wanted to go back to cigarettes.|
|Quit smoking right when I started vaping|
|same day. As a matter of fact, I have a full pack of cigarettes in my drawer. As soon as my pen came in, I quit smoking cigarettes.|
|I smoked and vaped for about four years. I finally quit smoking two months ago and now only vape.|
|I was smoking the last pack of the carton I had before I went to strictly vaping.|
|Both smoked & vaped for the last 2 years until right before Xmas 2014, just couldn’t do without that cig upon waking before going to bed…bought new Vape gear on Black Friday of 2014…totally quit cigs before Xmas of 2014.|
|Took me awhile to find the right setup and juice.|
|Smoked and vaped. Decided it was better to use vaping to quit smoking and I did.|
|About a week then just a couple a day|
|Cut back on cigarettes by 90% but it took me a whole year before I was ready to give up the last of them.|
|It took a bit to get comfortable and work my way off the cigarettes but once i started vaping a pack of cigarettes would last 2 weeks.|
|did both for about a month , then gave up cigarettes altogether.|
|actually the first vape was no more smoking|
|Once I had the right gear I finished my fags one night and started using the vape the next day.|
|I bought a cig-alike to see what the gimmick was with it, and found out that the flavors made vaping enjoyable. I quit smoking without trying because I enjoyed the e cig so much more!|
|I stopped smoking cigs for 6 months before vaping|
|See above…I found the transition surprisingly easy|
|I WALKED OUT OF THE STORE WITH MY SET UP AND I HAVE NOT TOUCHED A CIGARETTE IN 415 DAYS.|
|It was actually more than one day, but less than a full week.|
|I actually quit smoking using nicorettes, but hate gum, so switched over to vaping.|
|I still haven’t completely quit the cigs.|
|when i got my first ecigarette kit, i stop buying cigarettes. its ben over a year since i purchased cigarettes, and since no longer purchasing i no longer smoke them. i did have a relapse once, and thats because my ecigarette broke that day and i had no backup, so i went and bought a pack of smokes.|
|I started with low powered cig-alikes which were nearly useless.|
|Stopped smoking 3 days after I received my starter kit.|
|About 2 weeks|
|Tried vaping on and off for 3 years.
Tried cigalikes, unsatisfying, batteries were inconvenient.
Tried ego-t, batteries better but cartridge prone to leaking.
Made switch to vaping with mini Davide tank… No leaks, plenty of battery.
|Started vaping 1 month ago, I still have the occasional cigarette but went from 30 cigarettes a day to maybe 1 per day.|
|The second I made the switch to vaping I haven’t touched tobacco. I had probably 10 full dip cans laying around because vaping helped me that quick.|
|Set a date to stop and swapped|
|Vaping was working for awhile until i went on vacation then started smoking again.|
|I have not smoked since I took my first vape.|
|See previous comments (Immediate cessation of smoking when started vaping)|
|Slowly transitioned into it|
|After the first day vaping I didn’t touch any cigarette for the last 9 months and I will never touch a cigarette again.|
|I made a firm decision to stop smoking and take up vaping and thus did it.|
|It took me a month of consciously replacing every cigarette of the day with vaping. And I’ll admit I struggled in that first month. There’s the learning curve of dealing with the equipment and the initial frustration of that coupled with regular cigarette cravings made that first month harder. But once you get the hang of how the equipment works and regularly replace cigarettes with it, it becomes easier.|
|Still have not completely stopped smoking down to a pack a week|
|After picking up my device, I took me maybe a week or two to search for flavors that I like in order for me to not pick up a cigarette|
|I was able to make the switch immediately.|
|when I stated vaping the best thing you could buy was a small 510 and dakang juices if I could find the juices and rda I have now I would of quit smoking that day|
|I quit smoking the day I started vaping|
|It was a transition….|
|I never looked back, it worked great for me.|
|The day I started vaping was the day I quit smoking. I had a few cigs here an there at first but the last year no smoke in my lungs what so ever.|
|I smoked my last cig when I bought my e cig kit|
|Just wanted to quit cigarettes , caught went away and feel better.|
|I started with one of the cig a likes. That didn’t work. Then had a couple of 500 egos. Still not satisfying. Finally went to 1100 twist and a spinner. Read a book Easy Way To Quit Smoking. Set a date and quit.|
|I stopped smoking on the day I started vaping. Have not gone back.|
|about 6 months before I went days without a cigarette|
|About 3 weeks|
|After I bought my vape and started I never had a cigarette again|
|Once I started vaping, I knew I was no going back to smoking a real cigarette.|
|I’m slowly decreasing my cigarettes while vaping|
|I tried a friend’s e-cigarette 4 or 5 times and then went and got my first setup. Quit smoking cold turkey after buying.|
|I put out my last cig on my way into the vape shop.|
|I smoked my last cigarette while putting my starter vape kit together|
|Because it worked|
|because it felt like the safer option, and i stoped smelling like a dirty ash tray|
|5 days smoking while vaping, after that I no longer smoked|
|smoked my last cigarette the same night my friend let me try his ecig|
|It took about a week to get off cigs completely|
|Started vaping with unsatisfactory vaping kit, went back to smoking. Got better equipment and stopped smoking alltogether after a transition period of a few months during which i smoked 1-3 cigarettes per day.|
|Never felt desire to quit entirely|
|For me, vaping was not a direct replacement for smoking. It took a conscious effort to quit smoking. Vaping is easier, more cigarette like, than nicotine patches, lozenges, etc…, but it’s not the same.|
|Because it’s true!|
|I quit cigarettes and started vaping the same day.|
|At start i had bad ecigarettes they didnt work as planned and it took half a year to get good stuff|
|addition: the moment I started vaping, so more like within a minute|
|It was actually 2 days but that was the hardest part and then I just stopped|
|I’ve had one cigarette a day since I got my istick. I consider myself quit.|
|smoked 10 cigs in total over 3 day period before completely quitting|
|After smoking for so long.. vaping was different and I was still trying to adjust my nicotine intake and needed to gain more knowledge of vaping equipment and other things..|
|Preferred it right away.|
|picked up a ecig and never looked back|
|i started vaping the day after i stopped smoking|
|i definitly change cigarettes for vaping with first taste e-cig.|
|Quit the same day.|
|I smoked a few cigs the first 2 days.|
|see last answer|
|From second day i started vaping, i have not touched 1 single sigarette|
|I got my tornado c, delivered in the morning at 0900, put it on charge, added juice, and couldn’t wait till the light turned green. Had my last cigarette at 1100, and then started my journey into vaping at 1200. had one cigarette a week later, to see if i was missing anything, had to stub it out ofter the 2nd toke, as i felt sick.|
|Haven’t tried it yet|
|I was a dual user, than just found myself not smoking at all one day|
|Went from smoking a solid 2 packs a day, to less than 2 packs a week so far.|
|I didn’t smoke|
|After a year I gave snus a shot and was able to give up smoking analogues.. I dont particularly like vaping cause it tightens the chest but do vape daily instead of smoking .. i feel much better for it .. my appendages are not always cold all the time and i breath much better|
|From the first day I cut down from 40 to eight.|
|The moment I got my #1 e-cig loaded I gave my cigarrettes away.|
|I was able to go to complete vaping!|
|Am still smoking and vaping|
|Quit smoking when I started vaping|
|Initially used a fairly basic PVD and although not great, I realised that it had potential. Further research using Internet/YouTube etc., made me realise that there was some really well made and nicely designed products out there using reliable batteries and rebuildable atomisers etc. always sourcing genuine quality eliquids that are manufactured using pharmaceutical quality ingredients – UK and US only and staying clear of Far Eastern sources.|
|I start vaping when i finish my last tobacco box.|
|I decided to stop fags and stuck with it by vaping|
|Smoked and vaped. Blu helped the cravings bit didn’t satisfy. When I went mechanical, I never looked back.|
|Stopped smoking immediately upon purchasing vApe|
|Went to sleep a smoker, woke up a vaper. That’s the truth.|
|Stopped smoking on night of 2-19 and started vaping on morning of 2-20.|
|I started vaping so I didn’t always have to go outside. Once the technology was good enough, I easily gave up the cigarettes.|
|i smoked 1 cigarette every morning for the first 4 days|
|I didn’t need to smoke. I had 2 products which can give me nicotine. I choose the one with the better flavour (I mean my personal vaper)|
|i stopped fully, and now smoking back 5 to 10 cigs/day, personnal reasons like stress …|
|from the outset, I changed the snuff by e-cigar|
|I dual used for about a week, which was my intention when I started vaping. Each day I found myself smoking fewer cigarettes until I decided that I could just quit them out right.|
|The e-cigarette set was weak.|
|I quit nearly completely the instant I took my first “puff” of my first e-cig. I quickly began to desire the vaping more than the smoking, and in 2 weeks, I stopped smoking altogether.|
|I was an early adopter. Around 2007. The products on the market at the time were unsatisfactory.|
|only power over 6 watts worked, (cigalikes are 1 to 3 watts), now years later my range in 8 to 13 watts|
|I took 1 cigarette each morning 20 days and the pack was empty. I have not bought cigarettes ever since.|
|I tryed vaping for the first time in 2009 but the e-cigarettes back than aren’t that good, thats why I started smoking again. Last year I just wanted to try vaping again and I quit smoking within 1 Day. I am a non smoker since 7 months.|
|It worked. It was easy. My health and fitness very rapidly improved.|
|Ran out of ecig cartridges, bought cigs and smoked them all, bought cartridges and ran out again bought cigs and smoked half the pack, bought cartridges and then moved up eventually to DIY Kanger products.|
|start vap et stop smoking in same time|
|Made the decision to stop 1st of January 2014 and Vape instead, stuck with it|
|I felt sick after “enjoying” the day first cigarette on day 4.|
|It only took me 3 days to stop smoking – around 40 cigarettes per day before. Day 1 of vaping: 20 cigarettes. Day 2 of vaping: 3 cigarettes. Day 3 of vaping: 1 cigarette. From day 4 onwards: No more cigarettes!|
|Had one cigarette in morning after first vape then tried a second and put it out|
|I stopped smoking with the first use of a vape.|
|I stopped with my first proper vape kit. ego spinner, kanger& aspire c5. If you include cig a likes I tried one vapourlites? a month prior for a few hours had a bad experience (PG) & smoked along side.
Ordered stronger nic% flavoured disposal flavored shiaha e sticks for a better idea, as low budget a kits a big step all NRT & even cig a likes were no use, so was cautions.
Thought ok maybe I can do this IF i get the flavour right I wanted strong, coffee seemed.to be my most successful hours without cigs, over a 2 day trial.
So few months on I got the real deal, expecting id trail off gradually. But the fkavour& delivery was perfect. Daily I stare at my emergency cig in my car & an unopened pack at home and know Ive won. Sounds silly but in life Ive had addictions and know Ive finaly conquered them when I display them at home & laugh at them daily.
|I quit cigs the day i started vaping.|
|….poor layout guys|
|I think it took me a long time to stop smoking as well because the initial ecigs that I tried were not very powerful.|
|Went straight from smoking to vaping|
|That’s all it took to convince me I finally had an alternative to tobacco.|
|od razu zaczęłam wapować i rzuciłam palenie|
|I had a transitional period|
|Good advices on devices and liquid are VERY important to completely stop smoking! Even crucial.
At the beginning, I bought “the bad e-cig” ; misfit i mean. Then, I found a shop that had “knowledge” => i completely stopped smoking since this day…
|I enjoy my personal benefits of vaping or smoking when I feel each is appropriate for my special needs|
|As I told you, there were two ocassion in which I run out of e-liquids and I used real tobacco. Just those two.|
|It works for me|
|For many years I tried to quit smoking but failed. I tried patches and gum on several occasions but I continued to smoke while using them. Then on 1st November 2013 I bought an ecig starter kit. I smoked my last stinky that evening the following morning I filled the carto with 24mg tobacco flavour e liquid and I have not looked back since…. 🙂|
|I quit smoking for 3 years. Then my wife and friends started vaping. I tried and have been hooked.|
|After a year of quitting I slipped back into the bad habbit but wanted a way out.|
|tryed a 510 cig a like did not do the job about 8 months l8er got a mod did the job|
|I still smoked for one week whilst vaping just out of habit but soon realised I did not need both|
|I literally quit cigs overnight with an electronic cigarette|
|I enjoy it|
|Did start earlier, but with bad matérials & no nicotine juices. ( Nicotine is forbiden in e-cig juices in belgium )|
|I started vaping with the intention of cutting down on smoking to save money and just haven’t felt like smoking since I first vaped.|
|I still do both, but cut down on cigarettes massively and use the vape to get my nicotine|
|I selected didn’t work but that’s a little unfair as i havn’t been at it long enough yet|
|45 days exact and certainly more to come.|
|I still smoked when drinking a beer, now I got used to vape while I’m drinking it.|
|I have been able to quit smoking completely since a brick and mortar vape shop opened in my town, before when my batteries died or I needed more e-juice I would give up and start smoking while waiting for my supplies to arrive in the mail|
|Had to start using NET’s to quit tobacco|
|I was still smoking for abt a week when I started vaping but a lot less|
|Mixte vaping and smoking before pass to vaping only.|
|I tried about five years earlier didn’t work then decided to quit and start vaping at same time|
|Previous answer explains|
|in der nur zum Kaffee eine Pyro|
|I took a day or two to get the vaping techneque right. Then thought I’d see how long I could go without a cigarette and I’m still vaping.|
|Stopped smoking and started vaping directly|
|I had one smoke after I started vaping and found the taste of tar and ash disgusting.|
|but again, still smoking tobacco in my joints.|
|Intention was to use vaping instead of smoking|
|Was vaping and smoking for around 10 months, cutting down the cigs and vaping more during this time then came off the cigs completely.|
|i am still vaping|
|See above answer|
|2 days exactly|
|Loved it right away|
|Still occasionally smoke|
|Had the wrong equipment for me, Once i found everything I needed it was simple|
|I vaped exclusively since day 1 of using a PV|
|The same day I started vaping, I quit smoking and haven’t looked back.|
|I started vaping the cigalikes the same day I gave up. But have since moved onto mods now as far more enjoyable.|
|EVOLUTION DE LA VAPE EN ARRETANT PROGRESSIVEMENT LA CIGARETTE|
|See answer on Q4|
|Started vaping at noon and I had one cigarette in the afternoon. The day after I had one cigarette.|
|It took me a week to transition fully to vaping.|
|I am slowly weaning myself off of analog cigarettes|
|Smoked and vaped until I ran out of tobacco (rolled my own and had some left over).|
|I quite the same day I got it!|
|Started to vape in the middle of February with 1 or 2 cigarette a day. Definitively quit smoking at the end of February|
|like i said above 🙂|
|during this period I reduced by half my smoke consumption with the vape|
|2 years, becoz carto, CE5, ego 650, or other stuff wasn’t addapted for me|
|a period during which one wonders if the vapotage for me.
(sry im french)
Ok I get it, it’s just a non-optionnal to have that stupid “oh explain me something useless to explain” box ?
|I still smoked some cigarettes after I started vaping, but promptly, I was skipping more cigarettes without noticing.|
|Fue empezar a vapear y como mi intencion fue la de dejar los analogicos no me costo.|
|vaping was an immediate success, even with those antique lookalikes|
|One of the reasons I’ve encouraged so many other people to vape is because I “accidentally” quit smoking with my first e-cig without any effort at all. Transitioned from 30+ a day down to 1 or 2 a day in about a fortnight, dropped to an occasional cigarette (1 or 2 a month) after that for almost a year but stopped altogether after I realised there was absolutely NOTHING I liked about them any more.I actively enjoy vaping much more than I ever did smoking.|
|last cig 1 hour bevore vaping first evod with 9 mg|
|I always felt nothing could replace cigarettes and i enjoyed smoking but did not enjoy the chemicals, smells etc that cake with smoking. My local cape shop helped educate me in alternative products, tanks, batteries and flavours and how to combine all of this into a more pleasurable experience that gives me the same satisfaction of smoking but in a healthier environment.|
|Before today’s mod’s the fabrics were terrible.|
|I havent smoked since my first vape.|
|5 weeks of slowly cutting down on the amount of smoking. Until smoking was quit altogether.|
|I started using “ciga-likes” from the gas station, but it wasn’t enough. Once I found a mod/tank setup I liked, I stopped smoking.|
|First Gen. (cigalike) didn’t quite do it for me, and would have the odd sneaky rollup out of desperation.|
|I bought my aspire pen type before lunch. Had lunch and smoked pipe, once charged I started vaping and didn’t bother with my pipe after that.|
|I first tried a disposeble cig-alike and then bought a battery and clearemiser (and liquid). Never wanted a cigarette since.|
|see last question|
|After a few days, my cigarettes started to tast bad.|
|I quit tobacco use overnight|
|3 days… the time to finish the cigarettes i had with me.|
|On the first day I stopped smoking.|
|I quit in 4 days|
|Had my last smoke on the way into the vape shop. Left with an ego kit and haven’t had a cigarette since.|
|It was a spur of the momment decision one saturday afternoon and i have not touched a stinky again|
|Stop smoking the day I started to vape|
|it was between 1-2 months before i decided change smoking with vaping.|
|I no longer had to go outside to get my nicotine since the smell is much more tolerable than with tobacco smoke.|
|I decided to give vaping a chance. Carried my baccy tin for a couple of days “just in case” but never needed it|
|I got my first ecig in October 2008. The hardware wasn’t that good then so I found I still needed to smoke some cigarettes. Over the next 10 months I got better devices until I could completely switch in August 2009.|
|I did not try to quit, I just wanted to reduce but I prefer vaping to smoking.|
|It was that obvious that this would work.|
|Well, i smoked in the morning before i bought the vape maschine my last cigarette.|
|see comments on above question|
|I bought a cheap ego kit and stopped straight away.|
|After the second day Vaping i smoked less and after the 3th day i stopped smoking cigarettes and only Vaped|
|Once I found Snus, I was able to get off the ciggies altogether and just Vape and use Snus when needed|
|First fape i was hooked, haven’t had a ciggie since.|
|Took 3 days to change over completely.
Was looking for a way to quit, but didn’t know how.
Have tried everything..
|5 days actually.|
|As I stated above, it was instant, there was nothing left to lose.|
|Thought it would help me cut down on the amount of tobacco cigarettes I smoked. Liked it so much I stopped smoking cigarettes all together.|
|We wanted to transition into quitting so vamped and smoked then chose a quit day.|
|I had already stopped smoking before I started vaping.|
|It’s an on going process..|
|Tried vaping out of curiosity, not to quit smoking. Found that I smoked only a couple of cigarettes a day. After 2-3 weeks decided there was no point and stopped having those couple a day.|
|I only used the ecig for a week and use it now very rarely. I take it with me when I’m around heavy smokers|
|Vaping is not legal in many countries|
|i just stopped smoking and started vaping|
Skimmed to here? That’s fine – I may have as well – there are THOUSANDS more testimonials collected here, including mine, by consumers at CASAA
Not convinced? More here from Clive Bates:
Read what Dr. Brian Carter (CASAA Director of Scientific Communications) says:
Read what Dr. Michael Siegel (Dr. Siegel – Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health ) says:
If you’re incapable of understanding anything above, go here.
If “your job” is about reducing tobacco use worldwide:
DO some research HERE.
Call, email or visit one of these organizations
- American E-Liquid Manufacturing Standards Association (AEMSA)
- American Vaping Association
- CASAA – The Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association
- National Vapers Club
- NOT BLOWING SMOKE
- Right to be Smoke-Free Coalition
- Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA)
- The Vaping Militia
- Vapor Technology Association
Reject the claim that “nicotine is tobacco”. It is unacceptable. Nicotine is not addictive without tobacco and MAOI’s – period. So, it is not about nicotine.
Don’t use children.
Despite the Surgeon General’s “report”, smoking and vaping is DOWN.
Don’t use regulations or taxation.
Don’t use the phrase “we need more research“.
Stop deterring smokers who need proper information.
STOP withholding information to consumers.
Use your head. Otherwise, you’re promoting smoking. Period.
A new report finds that people who use e-cigarettes to quit smoking are twice as likely to be successful. The analysis was carried out by the Health Information and Quality Authority as part of a study on the cost-effectiveness of aids to help people quit smoking. Every year the HSE pays out an estimated forty million euro in providing aid for smokers trying to quit. This includes offering support and paying for GP visits and treatments
That is here:
From July 2016:
From Christopher Russell, Ph.D.
VISIT A Billion Lives
E-cigarette Research is HERE.
MORE e-cigarette research is also HERE.
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More to come.
Keep ON #Vaping On.