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Tobacco Harm Reduction

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I didn’t quit smoking. I didn’t stop smoking. I switched to a less harmful alternative. I chose to try a “cig-a-like” and I didn’t want a cigarette within 48 hours, and my wife chose to do the same thing.

My journey was no different than most others who accidentally found an alternative to smoking that actually worked with no withdrawal and no noticeable side effects.


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After more than four years, I’ve found myself in a cesspool of adults –  specifically professionals with titles and “I love me” walls – who pretend to have no common sense.

I take that back, there are side effects to not smoking with my chosen path.

Reading. LOTS of reading.

Research. Finding answers myself.

Asking questions and “networking”. I have found that if I don’t know or understand, someone will, without fail, answer my question both truthfully and in a way I will understand.

Blogging. To get what I do learn & understand out to others who hopefully will find it – and understand it.

Twitter. Immense knowledge and reference from worldwide advocates.

Questioning.

I am constantly questioning everything I thought I knew I was told about smoking.


Tobacco Harm Reduction.

Health and government organizations don’t subscribe to tobacco harm reduction. With them, you will find cessation.

According to Merriam-Webster, “cessation” is to stop.

  1. :  a temporary or final ceasing (as of action) :  stop mutually agreed to a cessation of fighting


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What “organizations” and government are doing is promoting a highly profitable and repeatable business.

The vulnerability of someone with great expectations isn’t considered, it is mocked.

They wrongfully blame the consumer. They blatantly blame “nicotine“.

What they “give away” are products made by pharmaceutical companies and an air of authority, combined with an illusion of an answer to help someone stop smoking.

The reality of these methods and the failure rates is dismal and never discussed.


Entertain yourself.

Call a quitline and ask them about the success rates with the patch or gum.

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Success?

Well, I’ll let the display of an “expert” organization speak for themselves below:

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What you do not see promoted is tobacco harm reduction.


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For the record, I am not against the patch, gum, lozenge, hypnosis, a self-help book, accupuncture, heat not burn, snus, smokeless tobacco, e-cigarettes, and other alternatives.

Only if used with extreme caution and understanding the well documented side effects, medication is also avaible to help someone choose to stop smoking.

I am, however against giving improper or bias information to those who don’t know any better and rely on “trusted” organizations, public health & government officials.

I will do this until I can’t type, call, scream, tweet or blog any longer.


Think of the possibilities.

I am a consumer. I have no ulterior motive.

I take that back, I have ulterior motive. The choice of smoker, the non-smoker and education of the consumer.

I have proudly joined the Board of Directors of THR4Life (Tobacco Harm Reduction 4 Life) along with 5 others:

Kevin Price, Lindsay Stroud, Skip Murray, Jenny Ho and David Goerlitz.

This group of individuals are strong, opinionated, intelligent and, without question, looking out for the consumer.

Join our facebook page here:

Tobacco Harm Reduction 4 Life

 


 

Tobacco Harm Reduction 4 Life is are a Public Charity 501c3 and we are Tax-Deductible for bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under Section 2055, 2106, or 2522 of the IRS.

THR4Life

 

 


As David Goerlitz has said, “The gloves are off”.

 


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Medical, Research, Science Professionals:

Research:


Politics:

E-Cigarette Politics 

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Keep ON #Vaping On.

Kevin

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Vaping In The News ~ July 22nd, 2017

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Vaping In The News

July 16th – 22nd, 2017

Clive Bates ~ Advocacy ~ Carl V. Phillips (x’s2) ~ THRA Survey Results ~ Why Should Vapers Defend Smokers? ~ ECigIntelligence Survey Results ~ Please Keep Smoking ~ WHO declares they need more money ~ Silencing Public Dissension ~ Frank Davis ~ Robert Morgen ~ Bill Godshall ~ Countdown ~ Kevin Price: THR4Life ~ David Goerlitz


Clive Bates:

Clive is always, and I mean always, spot on.

English tobacco control plan embraces tobacco harm reduction – world first


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Interesting thread:


The Results Are In:

THRA Annual 2017 Vaping Survey


Have you seen THR4Life?

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Carl V. Phillips:

Utter innumeracy: six impossible claims about tobacco most “public health” people believe before breakfast

Carl, again… with Simple Simon.

Simple Simon would refuse to meet the pieman


If you know, move along, nothing to see. If you don’t…

Why should vapers defend smokers?


More Survey Results:

ECigIntelligence User Survey


Do you know about NNA?

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#PleaseKeepSmokingWeNeedTheMoney

Nothing says keep smoking more than this.

Anti-smoking council has £85m invested in tobacco companies


Taxes & a Ponzi Scheme.

Here’s that #PleaseKeepSmokingWeNeedTheMoney motto speaking for itself again:

WHO report published


You’re reading it here – maybe not first, but you’re reading it here.

Silencing Public Dissension | Public Comment Periods are No Guarantee of Coordination


Frank Davis

Frank is always a good read…..

Completely Out Of Control


Are you familiar with INNCO?

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Robert Morgen

Again, not news if you switched, but nobody in public health will talk about it.

Smokers Switching to Vaping See 66% Respiratory Improvements


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Bill Godshall

Mr. Godshall is an invaluable source of information.

Godshall Chronicles 07/07/17


Countdown:

Death of the Vaping Industry


Kevin Price, THR4Life

An idea, in fact – a vision –  from Ray Yeates of the THRA (Tobacco Harm Reduction Association of Canada) quite a while back is breathing air.

Kevin Price announced the Board Of Directors of Tobacco Harm Reduction 4 Life (A 501c3) July 17th, 2017. The Board consists of Lindsay Stroud Skip Murray, Jenny Ho, David Goerlitz and myself.

This organization will include a 1-800 number for smokers to call in with questions.

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A Statement from David Goerlitz:

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Kevin


Smokers quit smoking with e-cigarettes. I’m here to help.

cigarettes-chainsSmokers, you can quit smoking with e-cigarettes. Stop look for assistance from the Heart, Lung & Cancer Associations. They can’t trouble themselves to find ‘enough’ research -claiming they ‘don’t know enough’ -but are promoting regulations, resisting at any cost.

The United States government isn’t helping with their drawn out, unjustified process of regulations of vaping products.

I’m enraged witnessing the deliberate and conscious neglect from the public health sector denying less harm. Instead they insist you use the same “approved methods” that fail 93% of the time. Meanwhile, they claim they “don’t know enough” about vaping products.

That isn’t highly professional. They’ve been around more than ten years.  Wouldn’t they pursue knowing enough if they want to “help you” stop smoking? I think not.

I can do a better job than they won’t.



They are willfully withholding information from the public.



I have decided I must do it for them – and feel like I’m running out of time.

They are aiming at the wrong thing for the wrong reasons. They know why.

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I find myself needing to focus on the estimated 40 million smokers in the United States. Then, only those who want to stop smoking but are afraid to try e-cigarettes. While waiting on, and in despair of outrageous regulations they can’t afford to comply with, vape shops are closing around you. Yes, you.

I’m challenging myself to concentrate on those who are wanting to stop/quit/switch (I’ll get to that switch in a minute). I’m looking for the smoker who can’t breathe. I’m searching for those who have tried everything else to stop and simply can’t.

I’ve been in those shoes. I tried to quit numerous times like most who try for various reasons. Patches and gums didn’t work. I finally quit trying to quit smoking – and as most do, resided to be a lifelong smoker.

While trying to find  a way to not quit smoking, I surprised the hell out of myself. I didn’t lose my professional smoker status! Suddenly, I found e-cigarettes accidentally.


Keep smoking if you like. I want smokers to understand I’m not a reformed smoker and understand personal choice. I understand from this source that 77% of smokers don’t want to quit. I want you to know you have a choice.

I now also understand I need your help. I need you all to be pissed off. Tell your friends and relatives. Sharing is caring.

The government doesn’t want you to know

E-cigarette users enjoy 79% success without tobacco



I’ve decided to incorporate my very own “quit smoking” course. Seminar. Webinar. Phone call. Web meeting. Workshop. You and I. I’ll tell you what I know.

Before you take it, before you decide, educate yourselves. I highly suggest you join (free) the Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association for education here: CASAA.




In order to make informed decisions

You must know

Professionals Doctors, Nurses, Researchers, Scientists  and Health Care workers

approve of vaping products.



You must know

What is imperative in your journey towards success. Remember, the government won’t tell you – and public health doesn’t know enough!

You must use a taste you like, the strength of nicotine for your “throat hit” is paramount –  (smoke full flavor = higher nicotine strength – if you smoke lights/ultra-lights = lower nicotine strength) – & backups.

You do not need an expensive setup right away.



You must know

You can smoke and vape. In fact, I encourage it. “Dual-use“.



You must know

The word “switch” is essential. You must also understand the pleasure principle of vaping products, here David Dorn (who I admire greatly) will explain to you.



You must understand

Nicotine is not addictive. I know – relax. You’ve had it repeated to you over and again. Wikipedia’s definition of that is:

“Proof by assertion”, sometimes informally referred to as proof by repeated assertion, is an informal fallacy in which a proposition is repeatedly restated regardless of contradiction.

Dr. Brian Carter – from the Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association speaks here at the 2016 Global Form on Nicotine.

If you don’t watch the video, here is a study Dr. Carter spoke of:

If the data contradict the theory, throw out the data: Nicotine addiction in the 2010 report of the Surgeon General



You must understand

The passion of Dr. Attila Danko explaining the vicious war against nicotine in Australia.



You must understand

This is your personal choice. If you don’t want to stop smoking, go here where I have links for smokers.

I try to educate, not judge.



I’m not the only source of information.

There IS research.

You can go to these resources:



Still not sure e-cigarettes can’t help you switch?

Read my survey results.

Take this assessment.

Look at the links on this blog.




If you want to switch and still have questions – or if you’re a professional and unsure,

My very own “quit smoking” course. Seminar. Phone call. Webinar. Web Meeting. Workshop.

I will charge you $37.95 for one hour. I am available weeknights after 9pm eastern time, and most weekends.


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Once I see your payment, I’ll contact you with your email to agree upon a time.




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DO Something.

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Do Something.


We’re preaching to the choir. In the photo.

That’s me on the middle right. (#ecigs #save #lives)

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Us. Ourselves. #hashtagging. A lot. I’m just as guilty of this as the next person. We yell, scream and show evidence to the contrary when they’re spitting out wrong information.

We know they’re lying. They know they’re lying.

But HOW does the public know they’re lying?
How do smokers know?

How do we reach smokers in the most effective way?
How do we even *find* them?

Do Something.


*David Goerlitz, the Former Winston Man, recently had this to say.

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 *David Goerlitz


Folks, ~we~ are the choir. We, the choir, need to be clear, loud and in tune when we sing to the congregation!

There are national consumer organizations. CASAA & The Vaping Militia and Not Blowing Smoke. These are great organizations for consumers in the United States, with mountains of information and help, and have state organizations working with them as well.

Worldwide, there are the NNA, GFN, ECITA, THRA, Vapers.org.UK, EVUN and more links to wonderful organizations on both sides of this blog. The Information within those sites is astounding. VERY informative. People who care.

Do Something.

Fighting along side the consumer organizations are the National industry organizations: SFATA, (The Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association), the AVA (American Vaping Association) and VISTA (Vaping Industry Supported Proactive Advocacy) who don’t shy away from lending a hand to consumers.
There is a Political group in the United Kingdom called Vapers In Power!

There are vape meets, where vapers go.. There are vape shops, where vapers go… I’m starting to see a pattern. There are street corners and break areas at work where we vapers show others our equipment and explain how vaping works. On occasion, we victoriously “convert” a smoker.


SO. Now comes my question.

How can we pass on our knowledge and experience to the smokers we don’t know personally? Those who have the desire to stop smoking but may be leery of ecigs? How do we allow them the opportunity to know?

How do we #DoSomething?

That’s rhetorical, of course, since most people reading this blog are vapers. I’m preaching to the choir.

When I was smoking, if you came to me and said you had the best thing ever, or advice, I’d listen but probably blow smoke in your general direction while you spoke. Maybe smokers aren’t looking for us. Maybe they haven’t decided to #dosomething. Maybe they want to smoke.

For a little while, I’ve been pondering what I can DO. I don’t have a shop, I don’t have journalist buddies at my fingertips with a line to the mainstream media. The President hasn’t answered my questions I’ve posed. I have a full time job.

Do Something.

There are people who #DoSomething.

I would LOVE to do what @mihop asks here:

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Why yes, yes I would. Not feasible, but YES, yes I would.


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I TRY, Sealion Sho2daPan!


I’ve put some thought into this, and have decided, along with my day job, It IS my job.

For awhile now, I’ve tweeted the results of the first survey – to show anyone on the fence about vaping – what – we – know –
I’ve tweeted it to the moon & back by now. Well – I don’t think that’s enough.

I want to speak to smokers.


I want to

Do Something.


You’ll see what I mean here:





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                                                                                                                      Kevin Crowley
● Speaker ● Tobacco Harm Reduction ● Advocate
E-cigarettes save lives.

My goal, in fact my passion, is to speak with as many people as possible to present a fair, balanced opportunity to understand e-cigarettes and vaping and why it works. They can then make an informed and educated choice for themselves.

The information I provide will empower them with the knowledge to personally succeed in reducing or eliminating tobacco in their lives.
I want every smoker to know that research and science exist, despite media stories and many public health “experts” worldwide claiming otherwise.
I want to speak directly to smokers. I want to speak to the elderly, people who aren’t online. The people who are afraid or don’t know anything. The unsure. The doubters. I would like to talk with church groups, medical organizations, rotary clubs, senior citizen centers, active military members, veterans, business owners, firefighters, cooks & waitresses, self-employed, corporate jet-setters, stockbrokers, gas station attendants, doctors, nurses, clerks, truck drivers. Everyone.
I want the next generation to “wonder” what smoking IS.
I will share a brief introduction. I’m 47 years old. I started smoking when I was 9. Thirty+ years smoker – two packs a day. I repeatedly tried to quit with the patch, gum, cold turkey. I finally stopped smoking in less than 48 hours with an e-cigarette, and so did my wife-accidentally – at the same time.
I lost my Grandmother in 1998 and my Father in 2014, both to lung cancer.
After almost two years of being smoke-free I was completely inspired to create and author “The Vaping Truth Survey” to raise awareness properly about e-cigarettes worldwide, despite the rhetoric and media blitz of misinformation. This garnered over 7,000 participants worldwide from 72 countries.
That survey itself gives clear and specific information about what “vapers” – e-cigarette users know, do and experience. How they succeeded. It gives someone contemplating the use of an e-cigarette distinct insight to those who are unaware of the potential as their way out of the grip of tobacco. For those to gain the knowledge to potentially be free from tobacco forever. Forever.
I am on a mission to educate & inform, based both on both personal experience and information obtained from the worldwide survey & other reliable sources. I want every member of every group to be comfortable with what they learn to walk into a vape shop with confidence. This is their first step on their journey to end their relationship with tobacco.

If you have any questions or would like booking information for your group,
please feel free to email me at: kevincrowley@hotmail.com
Thank you,
Kevin Crowley



Do Something.

I want local vendors – wherever I am speaking – involved. SFATA or AVA or VISTA members get MY top priority. I don’t want them to sponsor ME specifically, I want them to offer starter kits, giveaways at each event. I want them to offer every person attending a 10% coupon or some other incentive.

I want them to inspire people. I want them to #SponsorASmoker. I want them to #DoSomething. I want to get to the smoking public. The people who matter. Smokers. Friends, family, loved ones of smokers. WE have no other choice.

They deserve the truth. We can #DoSomething and give them that truth. We need to be proactive and do EVERYTHING we can DO to get our word out properly. If you have a better idea, bring it. I’m looking for ideas.

If you want a national network or international network of vapers (Vaper Speakers, Vaping Speakers, E-Cigarette Speakers?) on one list – willing to do this for free or pay, bring it.


We need to REACH the people who need to hear it most to make an informed choice.

Smokers.

We need to be informative, we need to be loud, and we need to do this NOW.

We need to #DoSomething.


Do Something.

Any suggestions or comments are always welcome.


These professionals

Do Something.

Research & Science at ecigarette-research.org

Doctors & Professionals at M.O.V.E.


If you didn’t see the FINAL results of the first Vaping Truth Survey – they’re HERE.
For every action, there’s a reaction if you

Do Something!


THESE are national consumer and industry organizations in the United States who keep US informed.


 

August8th.org

A BILLION LIVES


More to come.
As always,
Keep ON #Vaping On.
Kevin.

Shame, Guilt, Fear, Pressure & Refusal. The Former Smoker.

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Was there a reason for you to stop tobacco use?

I’ve asked you that very question. Interestingly enough, you’ve answered! Health  reasons and MANY other answers to stop tobacco use from family members having cancer to having children come up.

For this blog specifically, I’ve chosen the ones I felt expressed guilt, shame, pressure or “refusal” to stop tobacco use.

REFUSAL.

You’ll see that shortly. These are YOUR voices. Your comments.


Keep in mind, we’re vaping. We’ve stopped smoking- for the most part – stopped tobacco use, and the Governments, Public Health & more are all on the boat to criticizing us for NOT smoking.

Imagine how they’re trying to shame, guilt and pressure us AGAIN

for something that is NOT smoking.

I’m doing my best – with your help, to not let that happen.


Was there a reason for you to stop tobacco use?

I’m going to let these answers speak for themselves.

 

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Unedited as you left them, so far – over 2,000 of you from 47 countries around the world are speaking out again.

I’ve chosen but a few comments left on the survey so far.


Needed to stop “stinking”, my selfesteem got too low, withdrew from social settings

was even refused medical treatments while smoking

First time family asked was a bad experience said I would never do it again. Second, girl friend at the time,now she’s my wife, dragged me kicking to a vape shop tried a few flavors in two weeks was able to buy all the stuff needed and was off cigs totally.

I cried myself to sleep MANY nights fearing I would never be able to quit smoking cigarettes

My granddaughter at age 20 months saw me smoke for the first time, March of 2015. I not to smoke inside her parents house, I always went out side. She and I were outside. I was standing 20 feet from her. I was smoking. She squished up her face that she could smell my cigarette and she said, No No, NO gamma, * oh the Shame, I put it out instantly, that I then was god I wish there was a miracle that I could quit! – it came the next month.

For me, my family pleaded with me for years to quit, my wife pleaded with me constantly to at least try to quit. Inside, after failing so many times to quit, I felt hopeless and alone. Dying by my own hand, and felt somewhat left out by the medical community at large. The condemnation by my doctor for still smoking was a sting to me.

How could nobody  understand how much I was affected by the absence of even small doses of nicotine. The rage and mental fuzziness that  I experienced from the total lack of nicotine fell on deaf, or condescending ears. Was it something inherently wrong with me? No, My brain had been forever altered when my mother smoked to term with me, and I was pre-destined for a nicotine addiction. Not my fault, and nothing morally wrong with the consequence of this. I am just one who is in need of nicotine for normal brain function. Vaping offers this to me, with the added benefit of harm reduction.

I was being shamed and guilted into trying to stop by society. I was a second class citizen as a smoker; discriminated against in a way which would be illegal if it were done to any other section of society. I was happier smoking for the perceived benefits of the habit – weighed less, less depressed, less stressed – but hassled endlessly by the anti smoking propaganda.

My children wanted me to quit so i would be around for a long time. Since quitting i am able to play with my kids without getting winded as easily.

I thought I enjoyed smoking, but knew it was not healthy and felt shame that I could not just give it up. I made quit attempts, but I wanted to smoke more than I wanted to stop.

around 1980 -kids were little and many in my peer (church) group did not smoke

I was total that surgeons will not operate on smokers, being obese doesn’t help as well.

My boyfriend and I went too a party one night and we were the ONLY smokers there; everyone else was vaping, we went into our local b&m the next day and made the switch.

i felt dirty using cigarettes.

Due to the constant persecursion of smokers and not being able to smoke anywhere.

The more nagging by government,employers workmates the more determined I was not to quit.


Those are just a FEW examples of what you’ve said. YOUR voices.

I thank you for it.


See Ecigarette Research.Org here

See M.O.V.E. Here.


As always, Keep On Vaping On

Kevin.

Trying Ecigarettes. Were You Skeptical?

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The patches, gums, inhalers & the like over the years have placed our faith in anything working. To stop smoking. Doesn’t work.

Enter the e-cigarette. Not only does it work, it surprised most of us as to how well and how quickly.


I too, was skeptical. I was thinking it’s just another gadget. I stopped smoking accidentally within 2 days. Well. I was pleasantly surprised. My choice to stop using tobacco had come. There was an empowerment over something that had ruled my life, and now that control, if you will, was over.

In just the first over 24 hours, over 600 worldwide came to answer 51 questions in my 2nd “amateur” survey.

The Vaping Truth Survey…

take it here if you haven’t.

Yes, it’s long. Is it worth it? I think so.

You might say it is SO “one-sided” and leaning towards the positive views on vaping.

You might even say, Kevin, this only shows our side. Ummm YEAH!

Bias you may even say? Why yes, yes it is.

Norbert Zillitron answers that question quite eloquently about bias (and quickly I may add) ——–>  Beneficial Bias


Most of the reports about e-cigarettes & vaping are presuming. Negative. Assuming. Presumptuous. Egotistical. Maniacal in some instances to say “it doesn’t work”. “They quit after a short period of time”, “They’re dangerous”. Lots of innuendo and made up facts. Misconstrued facts. Deterring those who might otherwise try it.

I’m asking the questions in the survey above to show what we say about vaping. Put yourself in the mind of someone who is still afraid. Someone who is still contemplating trying an e-cig. Someone who’s listened to the drooling expert looking for new hits to his new book.

The perspective of vaping from YOU, in part, is what I am looking for. For many reasons, but one is to show that person thinking about it – what WE say.

You’re already doing it, and I thank you for it.

We’re counter-acting the negative pro-actively. We’re simply telling our side truthfully.

These are your words.These are your voices in about 24 hours.

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 I didn’t think it would work well enough for me to quit, everything else I had tried had failed.

i tried first a cgi-a-like (1st gen) and it didn’t worked (no satisfaction, nicotine craving, leaks,…). Then a few month later a friend told me about new models and he was tobacco free by this time. So i gave a second chance, without any expectations. 3 days after i crushed my last cigarette, and it’s been 2 years now.

I hoped they would help me quit tobacco and save money too

I was skeptical because of the lack of trustful information about it online.

I was concerned about cost and taste

I just said I’d give it a try. Never picked up anoth cigarette. Almost 3 months now

I tried a variety of brands and methods until I found one I liked.

Was the BEST thing to ever come into my life !!!

I wanted to quit, and was determined to quit. I researched everything I could about it, to be sure I wasn’t jumping from one burning building to another. It was incredible – no desire for cigarettes at all. I knew my life had just changed.

I thought it might help me cut down on cigarettes but it worked so well, I quit.

I tried the cheap clearomizer with a very small battery, and silica wick. Was no problem quitting when I got proper equipment with regulated air intake.

The first e-cig I bought was underpowered and unsatisfying. When I later tried a higher power device with adjustable airflow, then I quit immediately.

It works, but is not effortless. I accidentally cut my smoking down and was ready to move to vaping only then the TPD happened. Knowing that I will probably have no choice but to smoke when the TPD Art 20 becomes law it is easiest for me to still smoke a few cigarettes a day. At 65 and smoking for al my adult life I think that the worst damage smoking caused will never be undone in my lifetime. I do enjoy smoking a few cigarettes. I have not found an eliquid that is so much better that I always prefer vaping to smoking but because I’ve cut smoking down so much I breathe better and feel healthier.

It was kind of a no-brainer. Works like a smoke, feels like a smoke, tastes delicious and didn’t make me feel like crap? Where do I sign up?

I started in 2008 when vaping wasn’t super efficient. In 2012 I got my first electronic mod and stopped smoking immediately afterwards.

tried cig-likes many times did not work no satisfaction, then tried gen 2 ego/ce4 combination and it worked

Not enough information at the time to be sure it was safe and efficient.

I knew from my first puff on an ecig that this was a *wonderful* alternative to cigarettes. It felt “cleaner” (not as harsh on throat and lungs) and I loved the flavor (non-tobacco menthol). And it was every bit as satisfying.

I wanted to understand what I was inhaling so I did research & wrote a paper, Vaping: The Truth, to educate others

I started vaping about 3 years ago, and initially it didn’t work for me. However, that was due to a combination of lack of information, poor hardware availability and selection, poor liquid offerings and low nicotine strength. And I gave up on it for a while, until I did find better hardware, better and stronger nicotine strength liquids, and information. After some trial and error, I was able to quit tobacco with ease.

i’m a gadget geek and that’s why I was so enthralled.

I initially got an e-cig because it was supposed to be cheaper than smoking. It wasn’t until I started using it that I realized that it really could replace smoking all together.

I had to find the right nic level, then it worked like a dream.

I was going to stop but e-cigs made it easier and stopped me putting any weight on

I didn’t expect it to work because I had tried to quit so many times before with different methods.

I didn’t want to quit smoking – just wanted to both vape and smoke, but was taken by surprise – as the smoking tasted terrible on the second day of vaping

My plan was if I could use the e-cig to replace some of my normal cigarettes. It turned out that I did not feel the need for normal cigarettes, when I stated vaping. I got of nthe cigarettes within 2 days.

Although it was a first gen e-cigarette (5 years ago), I immediately noticed that here was something that might work, but I was also a little nervous about it now was more harmful a smoking, so I used months to seek information about it online before I bought my own.

Smoked 22 years, quit easily in 1 day. Been a year and a half now

After SO many failures I wasn’t 100% sure vaping would work. After locating the one vape shop at the time some distance away.. the owner educated me. I purchased a starter kit and e-liquid that appealed to my sense of taste. MUCH better than the taste of burning tobacco leaves!

I knew nothing about e-cigs at the time and was a little leary of using it, but after the 3 day trail I realized very quickly that this could work!

I tried 2 other ecigs and had no luck. Once I found the device that most closely mimiced my smoking style, I was able to throw away my last half pack of smokes!

they saved my life!

Didn’t expect it to work for me being such a heavy committed smoker of traditional cigarettes.

No, I read a lot about it before i bought my starter kit.

I just bought my PV for times when I couldn’t have a cig. After my first use, I never wanted a cig again. At first I used my PV compulsively – them started dropping nicotine levels and after 10 months I am down to “0” and just use it occasionally. It was literally that easy for me, with no expectations to quit at all.

Didn’t think it would work, it didn’t give me the same feeling I had with snus, but it kept the “hunger” down.

first time I read about electronic cigarettes, I had serious doubts about their efficiency to let someone quit smoking, maybe the choice of the name taken by the brand was sounding a little like “prestidigitation” and it had let me skeptical. At this time I wasn’t thinking about quitting yet (that was about 5 years backwards)

First time i tried to vape there was only ciga-likes available.The diden’t deliever enough vape.Later on i bought an Ego-T model and i did it! Wasen’t an easy start for me, but i have been vaping for 2 1/2 year now 🙂

I never thought it would be that easy.

First time I tried it didn’t work at all but for the second time I kept at it and managed to quit smoking.

I tried the cig-a-likes but they never worked and I returned to smoking repeatedly. It was only when I tried an ego that my cravings were satisfied.

I wasn’t looking to quit, just to have something where I could get my nicotine without it causing health issues for my wife. After I started vaping, I just quit smoking without meaning to.

I tried vaping and gave up cigarettes the same day. Now I find that tobacco products stink and so do the people who use them.

I actually only hoped to cut down my cigarette consumption, which worked swimmingly. Within the first week I was down to a couple of cigarettes a day. This was back when the only styles available were cigalikes or pen styles, and it took the introduction of the eGo style for me to become totally smoke free.

I first tried a cartmizer but never worked. With sub ohm vaping it defenitely works.

I’m still concerned about what I may be inhaling! But it’s better than burning tobacco!

Generation 1 cigalikes were too finicky and didn’t satisfy my cravings to smoke, especially while I was around other smokers.

Smoke free since February 2014 thanks to ecigarettes!

I started with a first gen in 2009 – it was horrible and too ‘figity’ for me. I had to constantly mess with it, it tasted awful. It was just horrible. I picked up a much better model in 2014 and its been fantastic! I quit all tobacco use within three days and never looked back!

I wasn’t skeptical because it was guaranteed to be less toxic then what I was already doing. Had to go into hospital for an operation, so figured I’d vape until I was done, and then go back to cigarettes. This never happened cause e-cigarettes worked so well.

First ecig was a cigalike & I didn’t use it for long. Resumed vaping when I bought a 2nd gen device 5 months later

From my research on it I was confident that I was moving in the right direction. My only concern was if it would give me enough nicotine to benefit me. I understood that is was not like cigarettes and how effective they would hit your brain. I realized e cig would be slower so that was my main concern. Until I used e cig I wasn’t sure it would work the same way for my staying in focus and dealing with pain and other issues I have that smoking helped me with.

I knew it had worked for my sister, but not for my daughter.

I planned to use it during office hours, but ended up using it all the time.

Vaping is what worked for me, my main concern was getting the `right` kit to start with, hence research via internet.

Somewhat sceptical but decided they couldn’t possibly be more harmful, media hype had largely by-passed me as no interest at that point.

Searched online and started with a good quality rechargable cigalike which was adequate.Was amazed that transfer to vaping was effortless.

I laughed at the idea the first time. It sounded like a totally unrealistic BS just to get more money aout of people who want to quit. (Boy how wrong I were…)

Having tried a much older device type first I was entirely sceptical as the older device was not sufficient to help.

Tried and stayed with it 100% from the first inhale. December 21st 2014, 14:00.

Absolutly astounded that vaping satified my needs that I got from smoking cigarettes.

At first I looked at vaping as the ideal solution when non smokers were present for a smoke free cigarette I had been longing for instead of the “you must go outside while someone is here” story! That’s no longer a concern while I still remain around regular smokers who haven’t gotten it yet still thinking they have to light them up!

I tried one out of curiousity so had no expectations about quitting (or not).

It was new, had to research learn and try


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