Nice, results final will be coming soon, until then:
Clear the decks.
Read this first:
Then you can read this
I am talking to current smokers on this blog.
I do NOT want you to take my survey unless you vape, have vaped, or did vape and it didn’t work.
That is so I can collect the best information for people I’m talking to right now…
“on the fence, misinformed or unsure”.
(Links for two surveys are at the bottom for survey takers!)
I am, by virtue of some unbelievably awesome people via the web, on Twitter & Facebook, or however you got linked this blog, able to share some thoughts for you from them and I on vaping.
Heard of it? We DO it.
Smokers, vapers WANT you to know a few things.
This one is dedicated to you.
The smoker thinking about it.
I’m not here to ridicule you.
Smoke if you like, do it while you read this!
Some info first.
The following are entities that want you to keep smoking.
Tobacco companies. They like your money, not you.
Health Insurance Companies. They like you paying your premiums – in fear – not you.
Tobacco Control. They like money, not you.
Pharmaceutical companies. They like your money and your continued struggling, not you.
Hospitals & Doctors / Public Health, for the most part. They like your money, not you.
(There are a few stepping up about vaping now, but VERY few).
Media. They LOVE dirt and misconstruing truth for all of the above and money from advertising, not you.
They’ll tell you what they’re TOLD to tell you.
Finally, your government. They like your taxes you pay, not you.
They also like to control.
These entities don’t CARE about you, or they’d tell you the truth.
Vapers for the most part, are ex – smokers. They were just like you.
Now, below are three charts I consider powerful and disruptive to your thought. You see, I smoked over 30 years.
I found vaping on my own – after years of struggle on quitting, I used cold turkey, the nicorette gum & patch.
Ineffective and honestly obsolete. It didn’t work. To keep this brief, I created a survey, I asked and have so far received almost 6,000 responses (looking for more) to these questions below and along this blog, and are wanting more answers from vapers to help YOU. They’ve come with bells on. Heels a-clickin’ and a voice almost 6,000 strong. I assume you’ll take this a bit more seriously once you see it.
If you noticed, the list above didn’t include vapers.
Vapers for the most part, want you to be aware of this choice we call vaping.
Follow the question, look at the responses. Some call this bias & anecdotal. Well, yep. It is.
Look further down the blog for an awesome explanation for that. It’s the truth either way.
No spin, no made up fairy tales, no mud or silliness. NO we don’t ALL say its perfectly safe. I’d bet 99% of us believe it is, and just pretend it’s all.
Not one of my twitter friends have died, and I ask them periodically!
It’s all fun at first but now we get to facts about what VAPERS SAY.
We don’t care if you smoke (mostly), but we care and want the truth OUT about vaping so you are properly informed.
TOO many lies are out there, we’re taking control of that with this and other means.
You already smoke, it is NOT smoking. It’s NOT.
Are you intrigued?
The question / answers are powerful, quick & self explanatory.
In less than a month so far.
Here are my key points for smokers to SEE and understand what vapers say:
What methods did you try, that didn’t work to stop smoking before you STOPPED with vaping?
Clicking on the graph will enlarge it for you.
Sound like you? I may have missed a couple other methods like beating yourself over the head, guilt, family intervention and outright ridicule, but I covered the big ones.
Next, How long did it take by vaping before you STOPPED smoking?
Clicking on the graph will enlarge it for you.
More than 75 % STOPPED SMOKING within a month. 42 % were within a DAY.
I was less than 48 hours. Trial & error on the others for the month is my assumption of that number is assumed, but they STOPPED SMOKING.
It is NOTED here that of almost 6,000 so far, that 101 said it didn’t work, so there’s that for you to see as well.
Powerful information yet? Is your nose closer to the screen?
I certainly hope so, that’s every single survey takers intention.
To INFORM you of what we’ve experienced about vaping.
Finally, to get your attention, I, in 14 questions chose the third for you, a smoker to take a gander at
It wasn’t really a question, more of a statement from vapers.
Health benefits you’ve noticed since vaping.
Click on it, bring it closer to your face.
I hope you’re making considerations. This blog is full of stats. I’m just trying to inform you better than the media pretends to, the lies tobacco control spreads, than the drug companies will pretend how they’ll “help” you, and almost everyone on the list that “likes” you will twist truth into “anti-freeze”, phermaldehyde, and gateways for children.
Those are tactics to keep you on their wheel.
Get off the wheel.
Read all you want below, make your now better informed decision.
If you decide to vape – give it a few days, learn, ask questions, try it. It’s not smoking. A little trial & error and you’ll be on your way. It’s three things. Taste, nicotine strength & backups. You’ll be OFF the smoking wheel.
There IS a medical community well on board here with: M.O.V.E
Here you will see this extensive and powerful research done by Kellie Forbes (BScN RN, a member of M.O.V.E.) to help you and others to find a way to the truth here in PDF form: Vaping-the-truth-USA
or her interview with the M.O.V.E. organization here:
I thank you for your time. I hope we’ve helped you make a MUCH better informed decision.
I’m on Twitter if you like:
And The Facebook Vaping Truth Survey Group:
Share this information with smokers.
Keep ON #Vaping ON!
please, if you vape – take it for our sake:
The last space was on the survey was reserved this way:
Any other comments? Suggestions? Thanks for taking this survey! Below, are those comments & suggestions.
These below are OUR voices. These are the comments you left on question # 15.
I didn’t EDIT one of these. These are comments left by YOU – who took the survey.
I just separated them *I hope well enough for anyone to glance through them.
All I can say is my story. After 35+ years smoking I finally have something that works. I enjoy vaping, I’ve started reducing the nicotine content. I’m having fun with it. Trying different flavours, different mods. I can see me start wrapping my own coils. I’m saving a huge amount of money. I will do whatever I can to stop governments from regulating these like tabaco. We smokers need a viable option. Vaping made quitting smoking so easy and painless. I want to see a time where smoking is obsolete and that won’t happen if vendors can’t advertise and promote the product, if vapers and vendors can’t educate and encourage smokers to try vaping. I heard a quote I really like “we smoke for the nicotine, we die for the smoke”. I started vaping for the nicotine, I now find myself vaping for the flavour. Lowering my nictone content and trying different flavours. I hope this helps. Today, 11:42AM
I hope this helps and that the ultimate results of this survey will help governments make the right choices on sensible regulations based on the extensive science that exists and continues to come in. Today, 11:39AM
Vaping changed my life. I had tried to quit so many times and so many ways, and failed every time, that I had quit trying. Now I have been tobacco-free for over two years and I feel great. I also smell good. I have gradually reduced my juice strength from 24 mg to 4.5 mg (a blend of 0 and 9) In time I may be able to entirely wean myself of nicotine, but if not it’s OK, as long as I can vape. Today, 10:58AM
If any regulation is to be done, it should not be done by government entities that are in bed with big pharma and big tobacco. For years we hear you have to quit smoking. We find a product that works for so many folks where all other cessation aids have failed, and the government wants to tax and regulate it to death. But there are huge pushes to legalize pot. Really! Leave my vaping alone and let me be an adult and find responsible places to buy my vape gear including juices. If the government wants to make vaping safer…..try funding some small business to start up manufacturing in the US, so we don’t have to buy everything from China!! Today, 9:04AM
thanks for the survey Today, 9:00AM
I am single live off 500.00 would love to win a 100.00 vaporizer praying God will here my prayers Today, 7:43AM
So called health professionals that intentionally lie about vaping, knowingly causing smokers to continue to use tobacco, is a crime that should not go unpunished. Today, 5:06AM
Thanks for the opportunity. Today, 4:35AM
It’s quite simple. Snus and vape are probably a sufficient answer to the tobacco issue in general. People will probably spontaneously replace cigs with snus or vape if they can make a free and informed choice. Governments don’t have to do anything, the tobacco issue will just fade away.
Governments, campaigners and NRT manufacturers should adapt to the new reality, but the temptation to keep it from happening is apparently too strong. Today, 4:12AM
Labelling the common box as it is after each question was driving me mad. Very condescending. Needed to be something like…..(Apart from the obvious), please help us understand why you select……….. Today, 4:12AM
Vaping works, Vaping is the future and the future is now Today, 4:05AM
See above answer for my thoughts! Thanks and Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays!! Today, 3:08AM
I vape, I don’t smoke, I’m happy and healthy. Today, 3:52AM
To governments/officials/cigarette producers: stop trying to ban the one thing that helps smokers and ex-smokers! Lets work togeather to research e-cigs and liquids more and make them even better for people. Today, 2:04AM
The government needs to pay attention to the people who benefit from this product and stop with the scare tatics. Put safety regulations in place for everyone but leave the rest alone. Today, 1:12AM
Great survey, especially the clarification boxes. Don’t you just hate it when the perfectanswer isn’t even listed? I do. Kudos. Today, 12:31AM
Survey should include types of equipment used, current equipment (cig-a-like, Vapor/Tank/Mod, Rebuild-able Tank, Dripper. Sealed battery, tube mod, regulated mod. Today, 12:19AM
Don’t ban or restrict vaping, it works! Today, 12:26AM
A small investment has made me cut back paying $7.50 a day, that itself is a success Today, 12:22AM
Vaping has not only had significant positive improvements on people’s health, it has also created many jobs, thereby boosting the economy. Today, 12:22AM
Ask questions regarding peoples experiences with the Vaping Community with regards to advice. Also maybe ask for the country we currently live in. Today, 12:13AM
Why are “they” anti vaping …follow the money ! Yesterday, 11:27PM
Advertizing – outrageous standards are in place for tobacco – find some other adult-only industries and try to get e-cig advertizing limits based on those instead. For instance I get adds for booze, condoms, vibrators on TV after 11pm – but not tobacco. Push internet outlets to find/use an age-verification mechanism that works – I just give them credit card info but expect that they can’t tell between an adult and a minor who has a credit card.
Liquor stores around here let parents bring in young kids – under 12? since you can’t leave them alone in the car, but you don’t ever see 13-20 year olds in the liquour store.
Kids under 18 should be allowed to use ecigs if their parent/guardian gets it for them to stop them using cigarettes – it works better than any alternative including beating/yelling/threatening-enhanced-cold-turkey. But there need to be limits e.g. not using it at school or sharing it with friends.
If a gas station sells smokes to a kid – and gets caught – the penalty is a fine of 250$. This should be a lot worse. Govts want to ban flavors or ecigs or nicotine because the kids get cigs in spite of age restrictions – but a $250 fine isn’t really good enforcement of age and carding laws. Yesterday, 10:27PM
I never intended to quit smoking, I got a vape cause I liked it, but then I ended up liking it so much I just gave up smoking. Yesterday, 10:50PM
Governments and Public Health Org.’s have Huge conflicts of interest when it comes to Vapor Products. As Vapers numbers increase so does our Voice and our Votes. We will not be stopped by Public Health misinformation.If Social Media had been prevalent 30 years ago Public Health would have Never got away with the lies they told about second hand smoke and Smokeless Tobacco causing Oral Cancer Yesterday, 10:07PM
Keep Calm and Vape ON! Yesterday, 10:10PM
Thank you! Yesterday, 9:59PM
Fuck the government Yesterday, 9:41PM
I smoked a pack a day for the past 17 years. I was only introduced to vaping about 4 months ago and started vaping 3 months ago. From that day, I have had less than 4 cigarettes.I amnow down to 1-2 cigarettes a day and hope to be completely off them soon. Yesterday, 9:33PM
I would love to see all public health agencies that have been spreading false information//fear mongering about e cigs disbanded and every employee that contributed to said fear mongering and falsifying information brought to justice for all the people who died because they foolishly trusted said agencies to actually care about the publics health. Yesterday, 9:06PM
While I am happy that I am no longer smoking, I have concerns over those in this industry that may be killing it in the long run. Why are there devices for vaporizing vg/pg that cost more than a flat screen TV set? What atomizer set up calls for more than 50 watts of power? How can a company not see the need for childproof caps on the product if it contains nicotine? Yesterday, 8:53PM
Great survey, thank you 🙂 Yesterday, 9:11PM
Vaping has saved me. I smell, look and feel better. People aren’t repulsed by my scent when I come inside a room. I am more confident in myself when I talk to others. No more, “I hope I don’t smell like ashes.” I am truly a much happier person. Yesterday, 8:53PM
Love vaping! Can smell a cigarette from a mile away now, and the smell makes me queasy. I love breaking the cigarette habits without having withdrawls. So much cheaper than the damn $8/pack I was spending. Cravings are SO much milder than when I was ‘needing’ a cigarette. My child is happier that i’m off the smokes; friends have noticed I don’t stink anymore. My ‘issue’ now is that non-smokers/non-vapers in my town often assume that any PV use is someone using a weed concentrate. That, and the “fuck you, it’s not illegal” cloud chasers that seem to be sort of the face of vaping. Some of us ARE 45 year old moms who are just really happy to not be slaves to cigarettes anymore. I also have a sneaking suspicion that these in-your-facers are dearly dearly loved by the tobacco industry for their ability to scare away the rest of the rational populus. Public opinion of vaping is dropping, and it’s a shame- it beats the shit out of smoking cigarettes. Cheaper, smells great, tastes great, less shame of being a smoker. Screw Phillip Morris, support your local vape shop! Oh yeah, the vaping community rocks!! I really love the wonderful community of vaping! From Reddit, to my local B&M, to seeing a fellow vaper out in the real world- the kind, positive, collaborative feel of the vaping community is something else that is sooo much more awesome than the world of smoking. Vape on!! Yesterday, 8:28PM
Love love loooove vaping. Seriously life changing. Yesterday, 8:19PM
Vaping is one of the most important new technologies of the 21st century. It has the potential to save millions of lives a year. Yesterday, 8:03PM
I hope the appropriate people get to see these results. I hope the results aren’t slanted in favor or one way or the other. I hope this makes people see that this is seriously helping me, and others stop smoking cigarettes for good and forever. One can only hope. Yesterday, 7:52PM
greetings from Poland Yesterday, 7:43PM
I wouldn’t like to see children vaping but I don’t like to see children smoking yet it happens. So if vaping stops them from starting to smoke I think we should allow it. Yesterday, 7:00PM
Nope Yesterday, 7:24PM
professor peter hajeck said in a youtube video published by his university earlier this year that in years to come, this whole contraversy will be written about in history books. i hope the current day opponents of e-cigs can live with themselves when they realise if they had been open with the science and truth about this product from the start, more lives could have been lengthened and saved. Yesterday, 7:17PM
If you want to stop smokeing try vapeing it helped me stop me my wife son and mother inlaw have all stoped smokeing Yesterday, 7:13PM
Vaping is sick as tits Yesterday, 7:06PM
You’re welcome! Yesterday, 7:01PM
Vaping is a great thing that has happened to me, the more i look around the more i learn about it, the more i like it. The community for vaping is very friendly and open, and very passionate about it. I think its amazing all the stories about people being able to stop smoking by using vapor products. Yesterday, 6:41PM
My biggest concern is that the word will not get out to the people still suffering to quit smoking cigarettes. I am still surprised every day that on day #2 of getting my first vaporizer I have not craved ONE cigarette. I feel so much better and spread the word to anyone that will listen. This is a REAL painless way to quit smoking and could potentially help millions of people. The industry is growing by leaps and bounds, vendors are amazing and helpful. I am very satisfied with the current state of affairs as far as vendors, choice, and regulations. I would not be opposed to an age restriction of over 18+ and child proof caps, but the government needs to stay out of an adult’s choice to finally quit smoking. I am living proof that the is by far the BEST way to quit smoking, not to mention much healthier. Yesterday, 6:13PM
The vaping community is too big and too ornery to quit vaping. People didn’t quit drinking during prohibition and we won’t quit either!
I’ll see you in the vaping underground if Big Brother steps in ;o) Yesterday, 6:10PM
Thank you for this survey, I love there are active members trying to support our right to vape for our own health and money. Thank you! Yesterday, 5:45PM
Get rid of this “Please help us understand why you selected this answer”-box. Yesterday, 5:46PM
Fuck Big Tobacco. Yesterday, 5:40PM
Good survey. And I gave you an earful 🙂
1. Vaping is a much less harmful alternative to smoking.
2. the facts are known, the studies are there, there IS no “we don’t know” – we DO know!
3. the so-called “public health” people shall mind their own business and just leave us alone. Most vapers no longer smoke tobacco. Period. And we do not care what those “public health” jerks are whining and screeching. WE know that we are doing the right thing. And f** those ideologues who are trying to run our lives and force us back to tobacco. NO! Yesterday, 5:05PM
If Government and ANTZ and all other organizations were that worried about people smoking then they should just take combustible tobacco off the market. Yesterday, 4:56PM
Vaping is the Future Yesterday, 4:59PM
This was a great idea. And I’ll be sure to pass this survey down to my friends. Yesterday, 4:46PM
I think anyone who smokes could benefit from vaping if they would only give it a try. But for some, the initial cost of an ecig kit can be offputting. What I’ve learned is that for the price of a carton of cigarettes that would last me about 20-30 days, I can get enough eliquid to last for 6-8 months. It’s much cheaper to vape than smoke! Yesterday, 4:28PM
Since I stopped smoking tha nasty ciggs & been vapeing I noticed I can breath better & my sense of smell has returned & how amazing how much food tastes better & feel better bout myself & don’t have 2 worry bout tha odor that tha nasty stinky ciggs leave on yA been vapeing for 6 months now & I feel great bout it Yesterday, 4:37PM
nothing to see here.. have a picture of bender drinking!
http://technabob.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/bender_drinking_beer.jpg Yesterday, 4:23PM
Some of your phrasing is odd Yesterday, 4:24PM
It’s certainly not good form to announce at the onset that you are doing this survey “To help the vaping community”.
A survey should be an unbiased sampling, and the results should neither be pre-supposed nor should they be leading.
Did it anyway, but not sure of the validity of the results you’ll get. Yesterday, 3:58PM
Thank you for running this survey. I hope it does some good… Yesterday, 3:31PM
regulation regarding electronic cigarettes cannot be a knee-jerk reaction and should be carefully thought out. The reason Vapers are passionate about its survival is due to their own positive experiences, not because they are seeking confrontation for the sake of it. Yesterday, 2:18PM
This should be interesting. Good luck! Yesterday, 3:09PM
The cat is out of the bag 🙂 Yesterday, 3:29PM
I can only say in my experience it has been a great journey to non smoker. No one knows like a heavy smoker how you are trapped by the smoking habit it controls your every decision.
After trying all the other NRT and failing dismally an invention comes along vaping , It just works! With out to much effort and not planning to quit it just happened and I am so pleased to finally be able to write I am a NON SMOKER Yesterday, 2:09PM
Enjoy vaping while you can! Yesterday, 3:12PM
thank you Yesterday, 3:19PM
I hope you get the requested number of vapers to complete this for you. Yesterday, 2:59PM
Fun survey! Good luck with your results! 🙂 Yesterday, 3:00PM
We had separate water fountains, bathrooms even schools based on the color our skin in the name of public health. let us not repeat the mistakes of the past now based on the color of our breath.
For me this is a question of personal identity, I am a vaper and I relate to a community of vapers. Remember, we have the same right to freedom of expression through any media that everyone else has. Like MLKing Jr. I too have a dream and prefer to keep my head in the clouds and my boots on the ground.
a (1) : preconceived judgment or opinion (2) : an adverse opinion or leaning formed without just grounds or before sufficient knowledge
b : an instance of such judgment or opinion
c : an irrational attitude of hostility directed against an individual, a group, a race, or their supposed characteristics Yesterday, 1:46PM
Other surveys that I have participated in were ridden with preconceptions and misunderstandings about vaping. It is obvious that only experienced vapers are qualified to comment of some matters or even set questionnaires. This survey is excellent because of the space allowed for comment. Yesterday, 2:44PM
You’re welcome. Thanks for asking! Yesterday, 2:28PM
Take into account the various technological advancements and ask how long someone used a cig-a-like, and whether they were better off when technology has been allowed to flourish. Good survey all in all. Yesterday, 2:16PM
Vaping is an enormously popular world-wide consumer based movement and “hobby”. THEY will never “shut it down” They will continue to do their best to lie because THEY are apposed to smoking AND Anything that would even remind them of tobacco and nicotine. We in the community hate liars. When we lie to the government it is called a felony but when they lie to us it’s called Politics. Yesterday, 1:45PM
The attacks on vaping by municipal governments and public health officials are a national disgrace, and indicate deep-seated corruption in the organizations that disseminate misinformation about personal vaporizers …
To be against vaping is to be in favor of continued cigarette use and the revenue generated by tobacco taxes … Yesterday, 2:08PM
Vaping should be embraced it does work. I lost my husband to lung cancer 9 years ago and I know he would still be here if we’d had vaping then… Yesterday, 1:49PM
Technology will make Goverments obsolete, lifes rules will be set by the people and deleted and updated as required with flexibilty to accomadate all Yesterday, 1:11PM
Vaping is the perfect solution to quitting smoking when one does not want to give up smoking. Vaping mimmicks the act of smoking well enough to replace actually smoking and tastes tons better and improves coughing/breathing issues pretty quickly. Yesterday, 1:20PM
Thank you for the questionnaire. Keep it up. If you have any questions about my answers to yours or want to get in touch somehow, my email is
BLOCKED. Yesterday, 1:05PM
No Yesterday, 12:54PM
Fight the good fight! Vaping is a right! Yesterday, 12:46PM
Vaping can be more like a hobby.
U can make your own juices u can build your own coils. And ppls are wery helpful they share info and own experiences about differend products.
I like makeking flawors and builds because its more social than smoking. Vaping is the future! Yesterday, 12:26PM
Hold to account all those who distort the truth in a court of law Yesterday, 10:53AM
My real concerns are that whatever the results of this survey it will be viewed as being skewed by the Public Health Trolls who consider all vapours to be liars and under the spell of a mind controlling cult. I wish you luck! Yesterday, 10:48AM
good survey 🙂 keep up vaping Yesterday, 11:24AM
Thanks, it feels good to have a voice. Yesterday, 12:06AM
Those are it as of about 12:15 today 19 December, 2014.
I am SO grateful and thankful to you all. We ARE changing the world.
– if you got this far, want to see the results for the first 501 respondents,or didn’t take the survey, they are here!
You can find me here:
Keep ON #Vaping ON.
For my first blog – I’ll be honest – I’ve never blogged….’till now. Aren’t you lucky? In the spirit of getting to know each other, I’m going to tell you about my P.E.N.I.S.. Seems a bit bold, doesn’t it? We barely know each other! That’s right, my P.E.N.I.S. Now get your minds out of the gutter!
(Personal Electronic Nicotine Inhalant System).
Mine, by choice, is an ego style CE-4 Top, regular 510 batteries, works for me… well over a year and a half with this…not smoking!!!!
So, Ladies, you’re holding a P.E.N.I.S. whether you like it or not.
Men… you’re obviously carrying two. Imagine the possibilities!
Now, either sex can safely say “Would you like to see my P.E.N.I.S.” or “May I see your P.E.N.I.S. in the form of a valid question at your own risk, of course!
If you like my style of writing, feel free to share the crap out of this! If you don’t, keep reading and I’ll try harder!!!
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