Public Health Officials PREFER you to smoke cigarettes. For Immediate Release

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For Immediate Release: Public Health Officials prefer you to smoke cigarettes and some are getting away with it.


Around the world, many Public Health Officials, including Doctors, are falsely continuing to claim “e-cigarettes”, also known as “vaping” as a dangerous method to stop smoking, despite the expected protocol to normally show proof.

Not one official has provided proper documented evidence to their claims of “dangerous”, despite the severity; a first to those in what is normally considered a highly prestigious position of authority with these types of claims.


Apparently, they are using their prestige inappropriately and would rather you smoke cigarettes than to even try an electronic cigarette. Their false claims, collusion, duplicity, hypocrisy and ineptitude, are confusing the masses, despite overwhelming scientific proof vaping is a better alternative to traditional cigarettes.

They are quickly losing respect from their counterparts around the world. These are just three quick examples of what they deny are clearly and easily able to be found:


1. Public Health officials falsely claim nicotine is both dangerous and addictive.According to the Tobacco Harm Reduction website that is not true: Link: Isn’t nicotine itself very bad for you? – No, it’s not.

2. Public Health Officials falsely claim “higher levels of formaldehyde than in cigarettes”. Tests were improperly performed at much higher levels: Link: The deception of measuring formaldehyde in e-cigarette aerosol: the difference between laboratory measurements and true exposure

Judy Judd, Project Director Tobacco Control Program, who shows no professional health credentials: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jmjudd proposes bans like tobacco and thinks vaping “reinforces social acceptance of smoking, and their emissions can contain carcinogens and toxic chemicals” (like claims above) and her position is that “research is in the early stages” which is simply not true. Plenty of studies have been done. Her statements clearly lead one to believe smoking is less dangerous. Counter-intuitive, but a very powerful statement from someone who works for a “tobacco control” program.

This creates confusion with the power of words like “toxic carcinogens”. Judy Judd – showing NO proof with her claims, and no credentials, just that she’s able to use a title as a “director”, not a scientist, has an OPINION here and is not putting health first as she claims in the opinion below:

http://www.ukiahdailyjournal.com/opinion/20150215/keep-vaping-away

3. Public Health Officials state “Gateway towards tobacco” like above:

Those claims are also properly dismissed: Link: American Journal Of Preventive Medicine:


It turns out NOT all Public Health cover things up, as you see from the studies & links above.

Some are taking responsibly and PUBLICLY embracing this, and there is a growing list of professionals called

M.O.V.E: (Medical Organizations Supporting Vaping & Electronic Cigarettes): M.O.V.E


If you are a health professional. I urge you to join as well, here’s a list of Professionals showing support of this life saving technology.

A growing worldwide group of Health Professionals who support e-cigarettes with M.O.V.E.

So where do we go from here? I believe we should go to war. We recognize quite clearly that this is a war with a determined enemy. The Public Health field has demonstrated in on every continent that is has forfeited any right to be regarded as anything other than the opposition, joining forces with financially motivated pharmaceutical, political and media interests reaching global proportions.


These merchants of tobacco death are deliberately suppressing information, hiding the truth from the public. They are adamantly claiming there is not enough research, when there is: The reader must ask what the motive is for deceiving or denying the clear information if vaping or “e-cigarettes” as they are called, would only serve to save millions of lives around the world, effectively wiping tobacco out of existence within a few short years. Wouldn’t that be the ultimate goal of “Public Health”?


Maybe they fear the name, e-cigarette. Even a “Simple Simon” knows these are not smoking devices, despite the original name. Some call them personal vaporizers. They only contain a few ingredients already approved by F.D.A. standards. Some even contain no nicotine, or the user can gradually step the nicotine level down at the user’s discretion, unlike cigarettes, well known to have over 4,000 dangerous and carcinogenic and toxic chemicals.


Professors of Public Health unprofessionally say these are dangerous, and deny all existence of overwhelming and conclusive scientific proof vaping is a safer alternative to quit smoking, despite the evidence.


Clive Bates, Former Director of Action on Smoking & Health (London) and founder of the NGO Framework Convention Alliance, set up to support the development of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control has this to say: E-cigarettes, vaping and public health http://www.clivebates.com/documents/vapebriefing.pdf


We as concerned citizens must confront them on every battlefield, whether it be health, political, social, environmental, economic or any other form of media imaginable to help the world understand the depth of their denial to potential loss of life by stopping cigarette smoking at any cost. If you are a Health Professional, I implore you to consider joining M.O.V.E. M.O.V.E: (Medical Organizations Supporting Vaping & Electronic Cigarettes): https://sciencecig.wordpress.com/move/


Please visit this highly informative website for more information. http://www.ecigalternative.com/ecigarette-studies-research.htm


The author would like to thank & recognize Mr. Chapman for his role in allowing some of the text in part, from his very own “manual of tactics”; “The Lung Goodbye” (July, 1983) found here: http://legacy.library.ucsf.edu/tid/gjq72f00/pdf

Vaping Advocacy. Truth, Gloves, Policies & One Bad Apple.

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No matter how you advocate, please do so. Make phone calls, tweet on Twitter, post on Facebook, talk to your legislators & health professionals about M.O.V.E. 

Do something. Vaping saves lives.

Please feel free to share the following in their original forms.


Vaping  (Electronic Cigarette Use)  The Truth:

Written by Kelli Forbes, BScN RN.

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One I Wrote, inspired from the one above:

#Vaping2015

LIES


It’s Time For The Gloves To Come Off

http://fergusmason.com/?p=452


Briefing on the science and policy of e-cigarettes and vaping:

http://www.clivebates.com/?page_id=2853


Lastly From VapeTV:

An Open Letter To Vapers, Politicians, Researchers & The Anti-Nicotine Crowd


Your effort, no matter how big or small, is effort.


The Bad Apple:

While you’re here, there was a discovery that @us_vaping on twitter is

NOT a valid association.

They are NOT vaping advocates -although you will see I and quite a few others are following “them” on purpose.

They are following vaping vendors for the most part.

Hmmmm.

Although they are called “US Vaping Association”, it was on Godaddy and “whoswho” that the domain shows it is registered from CANADA.

They claim an office in Colorado, someone confirmed that is a “drop-box” service address.

(4950 S. Yosemite, F2 #117, Greenwood Village, CO 80111, United States)

Please beware. They also have a website:

usvapingassociation.com

If anyone confirms with me properly that this is a valid organization with proper paperwork, filing status with the State Of Colorado, and / or other public documents available online, I will GLADLY retract this statement.


Keep ON #Vaping ON.

More Coming Soon!

Vaping over drugs like Chantix & Zyban & why we need a CHOICE. A vaping rant. Vaping Voices.

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I’ll let you read the article and will leave just a FEW comments from the survey below that and of course my own rant.

Drugs to quit smoking can affect mental and physical health: the truth about Chantix and Zyban

Comments from question # 10: What other methods did you try that didn’t work to stop smoking before you stopped with vaping?


The drugs made me psycho and i still purchased packs of cigs with the patch then i only went three days cold tyrkey before i lost it.


The patch caused skin irritation and nughtmares. The gum caused digestive issues. Cold turkey worked for a short time because I was pregnant. And Chantix caused horrible nausea and nightmares.


Chantix was awful. It messed with how I felt and caused anxiety. Gum def didn’t work. Patch burned my skin, gave me super weird dreams. Vaping, has had no negative side effects.


The patch at any strength was delivering too high nicotine level, therefore, nausea. Zyban helped me cut back, but only for a week or two. I quit cold turkey with all 3 pregnancies because it made me sick. I quit cold turkey for 6 years once didn’t stick.


SEVERELY allergic to Chantix Few times patch worked for a short time ONLY vaping has stopped and kept me stopped from smoking.


My mother has tried everything listed and this year suffered a DVT. She took both Zyban and Chantix. Zyban almost worked, and then she got sick from it. Chantix made her hallucinate, and have violent night terrors, having never had any of those symptoms ever before in her life. She’s still suffering some side effects a year plus after going off the Chantix. She quit smoking with vaping, going from a pack a day to zero, as suggested by her doctor, to save her life. Since quitting she’s gone off her high blood pressure medication and lost weight.


I didn’t try chantix because of the serious side effects


Chantix Makes you nuts. It should be taken off the market




Those were within the first 50 comments – these are just examples, and they weren’t ALL of them in that first 50.

If the article above is not a WORLDWIDE call to you in political charge who want to denounce vaping as an effective and viable alternative to smoking in politics, you all need to reassess the oath of governing office you were elected to uphold. Shame On YOU. You are costing LIVES listening to your lobbyists. Listening to your contributors. Taxes and banning will take people away from what WORKS without danger. Vaping is a viable alternative. Do some research. Be brave. Grow a pair, grow up. You too, ladies in office.The public is waiting. Again, that report says: “more reports of deaths and violence from taking Chantix than any other drug”. When the truth is unclouded, who will you blame for being wrong? Vaping isn’t going away. It’s not smoking. It’s SAFER than smoking. Get on board.


If you’re public health or tobacco control and you’re denouncing vaping – and always without REAL science to back your claims I also suggest you pack your shit and get out of the profession you’re proclaiming you know everything about. Linking false, poorly done & improperly conducted “studies” by Gomer Pyle and Bugs Bunny like your formaldehyde and mice studies – are frankly getting very tiring, yet you enjoy the spotlight of “expertise”. LOVE to publicize the lies. The media is just as responsible. I call the “you DON’T know what you’re talking about” card directly to you, but you continue to snowball the lies to the public without studies of your own. Don’t you have any friends who will stand up to you and tell you – for instance – you have something in your teeth – or you’re WRONG? Are they that afraid of you?

As an example & speaking of “friends”… I’m calling you out, “Professor” Stanton Glantz, Professor of Stupidity – at the UCSF School of Medicine; http://profiles.ucsf.edu/stanton.glantz YOU & the #curbit campaign did nothing but cost lives if ONE person chooses to listen to that campaign you helped co-create by effectively driving them to the above drugs like Chantix or Zyban instead of vaping, and you should be held accountable by hiding behind propaganda & lies. (You couldn’t have thought of all those lies on your OWN, but you sure like to sign your name, Mr. Glantz). Is that why you don’t do your OWN studies? Because you’ll look stupid? Using children because you have no real facts is cute. The “don’t eat batteries” was sort of enjoyable. Bet they talk about that behind your back on campus.

You and all like you, are costing LIVES. You and any other in public health are literally  a disgraceful, disorganized mess and what you proclaim as studies is more irrelevant to vaping and completely untrue by the day. Fact checking your “sources” is highly suggested. Your time has come. Science has already been proving you WRONG. What else do you know you are hiding from? Stop playing games. YOU are costing lives. I say again, LIVES are on the line, and VAPING saves lives.


Please, if you’re in the health profession (or know someone who is), and you’ve read this and ARE making a difference, I thank you. Vapers around the WORLD thank you. Please consider joining the ever-growing list of prominent and important professionals who have already joined the “M.O.V.E.” movement here: https://sciencecig.wordpress.com/move/

Here’s a truthful response to the “mice” referred to above by Dr. Farsalinos, http://www.ecigarette-research.com/web/index.php/whats-new/whatsnew-2015/192-ecig-mice


To the rest of you, keep on #Vaping On.

Kevin.

Taxing Thoughts, A Ponzi Scheme.

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Taxing thoughts, a Ponzi scheme. Here are my thoughts to you, Mr. Lawmaker. Lots to cover, I’ll try to be brief. Tax on e-liquid. Well, there’s no tobacco in liquid. There’s nicotine in some e-liquid, but not all e-liquid contain nicotine. If e-liquid is a tobacco product, then aren’t other nicotine reduction devices tobacco products as well? The Patch, Nicorette and other nicotine reduction products contain nicotine.

If your desire to tax e-liquid as a tobacco product to create revenue for the great state you are in, then consider the statement you’re making before going forward with this plan. Won’t those nicotine filled tobacco cessation devices fall under “other tobacco products” as well? They don’t contain tobacco.

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You do know tomatoes, potatoes and other nightshade plants have nicotine in them, right? That’s a fact. Imagine, farmers and gardeners all over are producing nicotine!


 msafunding

The Master Settlement Agreement & Its Impact on Tobacco Use 10 Years Later


To tax devices and components. Well, there again, you’re overstepping your analysis of tobacco. Batteries in and of themselves are not tobacco. Are pipes considered tobacco? Lighters? Ash trays? Then I’d imagine you see how silly taxing a battery or other device as a tobacco product may seem.

Tops used with vaping are nothing more than plastic & a heating element. To say a tax on eliquid or devices is a tax to fund awareness for anti-tobacco or education. Well, that obviously hasn’t worked out well over the years. The Master Settlement Agreement from 1998:

How Wall Street Tobacco Deals Left States With Billions In Toxic Debt

is what those funds are for, are they not?


If it’s then designed to “balance” a state budget, then please, I’d love to tax you so I can balance my budget here at home. I’m not a lawmaker, I certainly don’t know all there is to know about everything, You are imposing a sales tax on something that is not tobacco. I see vaping as an alternative to smoking. I see pure greed in making this a law in any state. I see many people continuing to smoke with the very proposal of a tax.

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You wouldn’t want that, would you? I stopped smoking. You and I both know this isn’t about public health. I know it isn’t about children.

It’s about revenue. Cold hard cash. Want some revenue? Tax some golf courses at these rates proposed. (Sorry golfers, just an example).

In essence, the tax on tobacco and then including vaping with it, is a ponzi scheme. The way I see it, when the money doesn’t come in like it used to because less tobacco is now being sold due to vaping, the state raises tax rates on what money is coming in, creating revenue on something that is tobacco, and isn’t tobacco.

Not fair to the tobacco user, and certainly not fair to one who is no longer using tobacco.


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You say investment, I say ponzi scheme. I use a “personal electronic nicotine inhalant device”. I happen to use nicotine in it. Some do not. It’s not a cigarette. It’s not tobacco. It is saving lives.

I have information and testimony on this blog from around the world. Eye opening information. Plenty of links. Plenty of education/information for anyone wanting to know. These devices are changing the world, but a smart legislator like you in your prestigious position surely already knows that. 😉

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Please, if you’d like to make a difference in the State you legislate, stand up. Take a powerful and completely noticeable stance on this. Be one of the first to do so. I know it’s not a “popular” thing, but It’s not about tax revenue in the end, It’s about peoples very lives.

Your decision to make a difference is too big to make it lightly and affects not only your state, not only the county, but will speak to the world. I’ll say one more time, lives are what is at stake.

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ADDED 5/29/16

Tobacco Taxation and Unintended Consequences: U.S. Senate Hearing on Tobacco Taxes Owed, Avoided, and Evaded

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Because of the nicotine? Please. Nicotine is not “addictive” without tobacco / MAOI’s.

Specifically, with non-tobacco users and the patch:

nicotine addiction patch

More on that statement:

Study explores nicotine patch to treat memory loss

Nicotine treatment of mild cognitive impairment


Virginia just voted this idea down.

Panel kills bills to raise virginia cigarette taxes


I’m sure you recognize this: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it. Thank you for your time. A non-smoking vaper.

Another great read:

Puff, The Magic Settlement

Another great read:

22 Million New Smokers Needed: Funding SCHIP Expansion with a Tobacco Tax


ADDED 3/30/2018

Nothing says #KeepSmokingWeNeedTheMoney, #PonziScheme and “return on investment” like bonds that “were based on assumptions that cigarette smoking declines would not exceed 4 percent annually.”

New Jersey to refund junk tobacco bonds for $3.2 billion of high-grade paper

Kentucky is doing the same thing.

Tobacco taxes are just part of the conversation…. We have holes in state revenue that we have to fill. How we do that is going to be how we get out of the session.”

Kentucky lawmakers meet privately with tobacco lobbyist as cigarette tax discussions continue

Not that there would be any greed in New York, either:

NY Wants $9M Damages Doubled In UPS Cigarette Ship Case

Or in Minnesotta

State of Minnesota sues after tobacco company stops settlement payments


E-cigarette Research is HERE.

MORE e-cigarette research is also HERE.

If you are a Professional  go HERE.



A Billion Lives.


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A BILLION LIVES


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More to come.

Keep ON #Vaping On.

Kevin

The “Vaping Truth Survey” Final Analysis.

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The “Vaping Truth Survey”.

The Vaping Truth Survey ran from Wednesday, December 17th of 2014 until Saturday, January 24th, 2015.

Seventy Two Countries.

OVER 7,000 WORLDWIDE participants!


From the beginning this survey was a vision to get a truthful view on vaping from vapers to counter the worldwide negative Public Health, Anti-tobacco (you would think with no combustion/no tobacco, ANTI-tobacco crowds would not be in this list), Departments of Public Health around the world, W.H.O. (World Health Organization), FDA, CDC & other major entities engage the media with, releasing an onslaught of false and misleading statements. Those entities are rarely retracting any disparities that I’ve seen. They trust you trust them, and they use that to their advantage. Bans are happening as well. BANS. With that, they are deterring and preventing people who might want to try or are successfully using this powerful and disruptive technology with those fore-mentioned bans, taxes, regulations and more.


FEW reports have shown the positive sides of vaping and what vapers experience exist, but they are starting to emerge. Science has answers. Truthful answers. Science has already BEEN working on this. Links are at the end of this report. They exist, they just don’t get equal time. WE are here to help change that for you below.

Vaping, as an extremely viable choice to stop smoking as the survey will show below, is changing the world & is changing and saving lives by both reducing and eliminating tobacco from our very lives. Some don’t like that, and they’re doing anything they can to deter this change. We, as vapers, do not know everything. We know what we experience. We know vaping is not smoking. That’s what we’re here to tell you.

Other goals for this survey were to see what other vapers thought, to have an idea of how it works, to see how long it took for them and other questions within the survey/poll that were important for the world to see.


Among other things, it was to create a place to point if there is someone that is contemplating vaping as an alternative to smoking to get some answers. Our answers. Vaping’s view if you will, of what we think. Having them then explain their answer afterwards was also the key! They have done so worldwide.


With a very hopeful original goal of 100,000 as a number as a mark to reach for in total participants, I tweeted as much as this “amateur” survey maker could. The undeniable support from the Twitter & Facebook communities was essential in this, and very appreciated. It could never have gotten to over 7,200 people worldwide without YOU. Fourteen questions were posed, and a comment section was available at the end.


Each section had a place to answer why they chose “other” and a “Please help us understand why you selected this answer” after the question. A few weren’t fond of that, and most left a comment. I’ll post a few from each one below the graphs. In this journey I learned many things.

I hope the information is useful to you. Thank you to all for the Twitter retweets & Facebook shares. Below the results are a few other factors about this survey. You can click on any graph to enlarge it. Thank you ALL. Lets get to it. The Vaping Truth Survey:

 




Question One: How many years did you smoke cigarettes, pipes or cigars?

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With 20 or more years experience at the top, 83% of the answers were 20 or more years of experience with tobacco use. With that much combined experience it is simple to see these users / participants are adults. Noted, “40 or more years” for this question: That group is presumably in their 60’s, are not present on the internet to take the survey nearly as much as what is presumed to be younger participants.

Please help us understand why you selected this answer:

• Math

• ill-health

• I started smoking at age 14. I was 31 when I was finally able to quit.

• I smoked for about 33 years

• thats when i quit smoking cigs and started vaping

• Because i smoked for 22 years

• I smoked for almost 35 years before I started vaping.

• 35 years

• Because I smoked for this time? What a question is this?

• Because that’s how long I was smoking.

• It’s just the math!

• I started smoking in 1978.


Question Two: How many years have you vaped?

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With 1+ years at the top, less than one year right behind, the new users accounted for 63.4% of the top answers. The technology is advancing fast, the success rate with vaping is becoming very clear as opposed to other nicotine reduction methods approved by the FDA. Vaping has yet to be approved as a smoking cessation “device”, but certainly in clear survey style, vapers voice their truth of this, and will be covered (in part) with answers from questions 5, 7, 8 & 10 below.

Please help us understand why you selected this answer:


• Stopped smoking entirely once I began vaping.

• Been vaping 3 1/2 years

• two month

• This helped me quit smoking.

• Vaping has simply saved my life

• I have been vaping for 2 months.

• My vape anniversary is Feb 1st a little more then a week shy wont hurt the servery especially since its closer to a year then not.

• 1 year was 1 19 2015 without a cigarette.

• I first tried vaping over a year ago, did it for a while then fell off the wagon. Got a decent set-up and started again 4 months ago.


Question Three: What strength nicotine do you use most?

3 The nicotine question, with 68% saying 1-12 mg nicotine strength is what they use. NO nicotine is only 3 percent, while 36mg strength is “0”, comments during the survey discovered higher powered devices (cloud blowers) use very low strength and the higher the nicotine strength relates to a stronger throat hit for the user. (discovered two weeks into the survey, the answer “12-16” was in the choices twice and left alone).

Please help us understand why you selected this answer:


• I started vaping at 18mg but my goal was always to get rid of my addiction to ANYTHING; so I slowly reduced my nicotine level over 2 years until I reached 0mg. I still love vaping but it’s a relief to know I don’t physically need it and that I can put it down at any time.

• 6MG

• I started at 24mg and have now moved down to 6mg.

• I don’t need to be constantly using my PV like a pacifier at 36mg

• I mostly use 3 mg

• Anything more than 8 makes me jittery. I haven’t tried going lower yet. I did start at 12. When that didn’t seem to be quite enough (I got headaches the first couple weeks) I went up to 18. Then back to 12, then 9, then found a flavor I love (heaven help ’em if they stop making it!) and it only comes in 8, 12, and probably higher. It’s been perfect. I’m sure I could go lower, but I’m not really bothered about the nicotine.

• Most common strength to start with from what I’ve been told

• 18-24 depending on throat hit

• Cause I drip or use my aspire Atlantis so big clouds low nic….personal pref.

• It varies

• Working my way to 0



Question Four: Do you smoke and vape?

4 Dual use as it’s commonly referred to in the media and public health arena, participants could choose more than one answer if desired. “Other” answers mostly commented that they never smoked, while “I quit smoking” and “I haven’t smoked cigarettes since I started vaping” were the same answer. Please note, the smoking cigars, pipes, using snus or dip/chew use only made up for 13% still using tobacco once they started vaping. Answers below this graph speak for themselves as vaping is a viable alternative to tobacco.

Please help us understand why you selected this answer:


• Still enjoy cigar on golf course

•I’ve been known to have a cigarette when I was having issues with my PV (flooding, too cold, etc.)

• The day I bought my starter kit was the day I quit smoking. EXCEPT for four cigarettes in the first two weeks because I had some “technical difficulties” with my e-cig.

• Use 0 nic to help weight loss.

• Im still trying to cut down on my smokes

• Only when I drink or run out of juice late at night

• That why I vape

• I’ve had maybe… two when since I first started on Dec 25.

• Haven’t wanted or needed a cigarette since the time I started.

• Straight swap, no crossover.

• 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 I quit smoking.

• Slowly quitting

• 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.


Question Five: How long did you try vaping before you stopped smoking?

5 Noted is the 2% saying it did not work, powerful evidence from vapers themselves show that ONE DAY is all it took at 42%. This is a very important figure to note. In total, 75% said vaping stopped them from smoking within a MONTH. Trial and error is probably the main reason with this 1 day figure not being higher. This can help a reader conclude that nicotine strength, taste & backups are the key to success with vaping. Later on question 10, we’ll show what doesn’t work.

Please help us understand why you selected this answer:


• 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

• true

• 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, sme

• Gave away 4 fresh packs within a week of stopping.

• After the first day I never wanted another cigarette. Absolutely no desire to see, smell, or taste one.

• The pen wasn’t enough got a mvp and kicked smoking

• Pros & Con’s ???!!!obvious


Question Six: Is vaping in your opinion, a gateway to smoking for anyone?

6 Noted up front, 15 percent said yes. One of the battle cries of many organizations is that vaping is a gateway to smoking. Vapers, who are former smokers with many years experience and should know, say no by 83%. “Other” was a combination of unsure, possibly, maybe and other words & phrases similar and made up 2% of the answer.

Please help us understand why you selected this answer:


• It seems a ludicrous option. I do not know of anyone who transitioned from cigarettes to vaping. YUCK!

• If you’ve tried vaping and you’ve tried a cigarette, there’s just no comparison. I can’t imagine anyone choosing smoking over vaping. Cigarettes are expensive, dangerous (deadly!), smelly, and they make you a social pariah.

• Why would someone want to go from yummy to ash?

• it is possible however very improbable that someone would move on to a more expensive habit that tastes bad and smells so strong . But without ecigs these same people would just go straight to cigarettes. I started smoking when I was 14 and that too was illegal and surly wasn’t influenced by ecig’s.

• I just don’t see it

• I suppose it COULD be, but it also could prevent people from even starting.

• Because people who don’t smoke don’t WANT to vape. Vaping replaces smoking.

• cig taste horrible compared to vaping. no one would ever go from a great flavor to the flavor of a cig

• It taste absolutely nothing like a cigarette. In my opinion, if kids start vaping they may be the same kids that previously would have been teen smokers. No one has to tell me vaping would be preferrable.

• No, if kids want to smoke they will buy cigarettes, vaping is totally different.

• Vaping you aren’t getting all the cardigans, tar, and I can breath better and taste stuff a lot better.

• I’ve never known a vapor that wasn’t an ex smoker.

• Can’t predict everyone’s actions.

• Vaping tastes betting than smoking with less side effects

• I don’t know why it would be? Most use it to quit smoking. Even if someone who didn’t smoke started vaping they would more than likely choose a juice with 0 nicotine. The nic level in juices make the flavors taste different and give a “throat hit” that none smokers probably wouldn’t care for.

• I feel the opposite. After vaping, who would want the nasty taste of a cigarette?

• After vaping, I can’t stand the taste of cigarettes anymore. I doubt anyone would vape and the start smoking.

• Because there is no way that is possible. Having different flavor options creates a negative association with cigarette smoke and the smell and taste of traditional tobacco products.

• Those that want to smoke will do so, regardless of vaping.


Question Seven: Health benefits you’ve noticed since vaping?

7 (You can pick more than one if you like). This one, without splitting the percent within the percent-multiple answers, is very clear. “No” benefits is noted at 2% and that 1% said they HAD health issues they believed were from vaping. That people are being listed on medical charts as a non-smoker on their medical charts is very important, because SOME Doctors acknowledge the difference.

Please help us understand why you selected this answer:


I added quite a few of the comments left in this section, it is important that these participants had a voice to their experiences with vaping and are just examples of the last few of the hundreds of comments left on this survey.

The testimonies of participants is very powerful in explaining the way they feel.

• overall i feel better

• All positive, no negative effects, like smoking had.

• My asthma has decreased.

• my overall health pysical and mental has greatly iroved

• I’m back to swimming as far underwater as I could at 16

• My skin is clearer and has more colour. My sense of taste and my appetite have improved and I have gained weight. This may not seem like good news for some, but I needed it! 🙂 I am a healthier weight now and not too thin.

• still too early to tell

• As a non smoker, since i began vaping i have noticed a decline in my fitness, and phlegm on my lungs, i can see i would benefit if i was a smoker.

• I have started to notice playing with my children has become much easier because im not out of breath.

• Bronchitis symptoms disappeared within a week of transitioning. My allergies have been virtually nonexistent. And the nicotine helps prevent my migraines without prescription medication.

• I was diagnosed with asthma after smoking for 30 years. I attempted yet again to stop smoking using all of the approved NRT methods and again failed miserably. 6 months after my last cigarette, my doctor confirmed that my asthma is gone. No more inhalers, and I can climb mountains again.

• Many tests confirm health improvement

• About 2 weeks after I started vaping and stopped smoking I felt much better, and I noticed it first in my lung capacity.

• No chest rattles Much better breathing Faster recovery from heavy exertion

• ive began to notice that after vaping for a bit things tastes better. After a cigarette my vape has an off taste that I assumed was the vape itself at first. But after a cigarette one day I decided to brush my teeth for the second time that day and with a cig breath free mouth my vape really shined!

• true

• I can smell.better taste better and just feel.better.

• I chain smoked. Pack – 2 packs a day. Since quitting smoking and now vapor, my breathing is definitely great. No more wheeze, no more cough. Haven’t had bronchitis or cold in almost 3 years. More energy. Even my skin looks better. I now do treadmill 2-3 miles a day. 🙂 I don’t smell like stale smoke. My family will have me around for a long time.

• All around I FEEL 200% better than when I smoked cigarettes and my physical capabilities are like they were 10-15 years ago, rather than being limited like they were at the end of my smoking days.

• Discovered a PG allergy when started vaping

• I play football(soccer) once a week and used to struggle with getting short of breath, I can noticeably go much longer periods in games without the need of a “breather”

• I can breathe! I started bike riding. I can walk, ride, climb a hill, and even hold a conversation while doing so! I feel so liberated!

• While I am enjoying feeling better, such as no smokers cough, returning flavor of foods etc, I worry if I didn’t wait too late to stop. • Improvements in my health across the board.

• Like I said I was in the middle of a lot of medical problems and the told me that smoking cigs slows down the healing process so I talked to my Dr. and he said vaping was much better than smoking.

• Pg….gives me cramps in my legs. I switched to 100% vg..solved it. Nothing big.

• Because they are the ones that fit.

• May not be health benefit, but my sense of smell and taste is stronger than it was before. I’m also less hungry most of the time. • It just is…

• I don’t get out of breath as easily as I used to

• Because it’s true.

• Mainly down to breathing and less lethargic.

• Not yet but I only changed 3 weeks ago.

• Overall health, skin, cardiac and pulmonary systems have improved.

• I felt as smoking no restrictions. But while jogging, I noticed that breathing was better.

• When my roommate quit smoking my asthma (which is exercise induced) was a controlled normal peak flow volume averaging 225 liters per hour at rest, because he was smoking over a pack a day in my presence. When he quit my peak flow volume average increased to 340 liters per hour at rest. When I started vaping my peak flow volume increased again to an average of 455 Liters per hour at rest. I still have asthma, but it’s not exacerbated by being around tobacco smoke every day. All measurements are using a portable peak flow meter, which I use to determine if I’m having an asthma attack and need to medicate. I have not had to use my rescue inhaler at any point since starting vaping other than when I was sick with an upper respiratory infection in which my lungs were infected.

• I had been sick with URIs at least 4 times a year in each of the previous 10 years living with smokers. This last year I’ve only had one cold and it was a sinus infection and not bronchitis as all the others had been. Much better breathing overall. As my asthma is exercise induced I still have asthma, but I can do more even while exercising, than I could when I lived with a smoker instead of a vaper, and when I wasn’t vaping myself.

• I walk a lot at work. I used to get winded very fast. Now I don’t get winded.

• I had asthma and I smoked (stupid I know) after i quit about 3 months I can breath again I have not used my rescue inhaler for a while

• excess of mucus(especially irritable when vaping)

• No unusual side effects since I started vaping.

• Still smoking


Question Eight: What real risk do you believe vaping has on your body?

8 Only 12% think there may be “some”, 11% care and 75% answered less concerned, none and “feel better and don’t care”. These answers come from people with experience with vaping. As with the other questions, some comments are below.

Please help us understand why you selected this answer:


• Absolutely none, and if I catch a cold now, it is by far less all consuming, it does not lead to brochitis and worse, lingering on for weeks. A common cold lasts a few days at most.

• I want more studies!

• Harm reduction

• I vape at high power on custard based flavours. As far as I’m aware, diacityl is the only concern I have.

• I’m sure it’s way less dangerous than smoking, but long-term studies are needed and will be done in years to come.

• I feel so much better! My house and my car and I don’t stink! My lungs are clearing up and I have not gained a bunch of weight like I did when I quit before. I’m not coughing and hacking up gunk anymore….

• I just had a surgery and past plus oxygen level stay above 98% and was vaping while was recovering in the hospital

• Could still lead do cardiovascular issues if the person has underlying conditions due to the nicotine content

• i would like to know the truth

• I dont feel like i used to get headaches all the time and i can breath.

• If studies were published by the vape community, that tested the concentrates used and found that in a real world application specific flavors or the base fluids have a negative impact on your health, and the specific conditions under which they become harmful, I would make an effort to avoid using those products.

• I think that any risk associated with vaping will come from the flavorings used. More testing is needed.

• Comparing with tobacco I really feel much better vaping than smoking. I can´t say vaping has no real risk on my body because It means I have all the information about the effects of vaping on the future and that is not true.

• still recieving Nic.. but when i am at omg will continue to vape because i enjoy it

• At my age and Positive results well out weigh using Tobacco products. Vaping may not be 100% safe or healthy but little in life is. Those seeking perfection are seeking extinction without realization.

• Current science shows vaping as having nearly negligible risk. I’ve always vaped low power, no diketone juice and am now using temperature control which I feel reduces risk even more.

• true

• Not worried.

• I know by how I feel and how much I vape that I am so much better. I feel like this has given me more quality of life and a longer life too. I don’t require it as much as I did when I chain smoked.

• Very little concern but I DO watch studies and I’m certainly open to the possibilities that vaping is not 100% safe. However, I will be shocked if vaping isn’t proven DRAMATICALLY safer than smoking cigarettes.

• I actively support research that helps us understand how we can continue to reduce risks.

• The long-term effects aren’t known yet. I pray there aren’t any. Regardless, I know how vaping makes me feel as opposed to smoking. I don’t believe e-cigs are 100% harmless, but I KNOW they’re a damn sight less harmful than cigarettes.


Question Nine: Government regulations you would like to see.

9 Obviously 18+ is a concern to the vaping community. Childproof caps and liquid safety as well. 1% said they’d like to see bans like cigarettes. Zero % say they want to see a tax.

Please help us understand why you selected this answer:


• Dangers for me seem to be impurities, battery fires and explosions venting i think vapestore staff should be more careul or provide information to less experienced vapours wishing to jump straight into sub ohming n super subohming without expeience and i think cildproof caps are ridiculous vapers soud know how to store liquid safely and definatly no sales to minors

• Quality control, Age restriction and child safety are what I want to see enforced

• As nicotine is a poison the public should be aware to keep this away from children! We don’t want to glorify it in front of them, we just want to live longer to enjoy them (the children)

• I should clarify that I would have absolutely no objection to minor sale bans or childproof caps either, it’s just that it’s not something I would explicitly “like” to see (as your question is phrased) since I have no children to worry about personally. The one other thing I would say, regarding childproof caps, is that there’s a danger they will give some vapers a false sense of security (they also won’t protect pets). The best idea, in my opinion, is to simply keep all of your gear out of the reach of children and pets – whether you believe it’s safely “confined” or not. I’ve never understood why some people seem to find this so very difficult.

• Based on the impact Government has on every single element that it touches in that Government regulations typically create inflated prices, regulations that are NOT always based in unbiased, informed realism and generally mass confusion with insane lobbying practices from various special interest groups, I see absolutely no good nor beneficial reason why Government should be involved with vaping. The arguments I have heard from soundbites and read in articles quoting members of Congress are so far out of touch with reality that I shudder to think anyone in Government believes they are qualified to make decisions about the vaping industry.

• its an industry that needs regulation. for the sake of safety

• I do think some regulations are fine but not to the extent they r trying to take it.

• Well, normally when Goverment regulate something it becomes more expensive and not necessary better. But it would be helpful a way to be sure that batteries, liquids..etc are safe and with good quality (I don´t know if Goverment can guarantee that). About sales, I think is good 18- can´t get access to products containing nicotine.

• Minimal Invasion. I see No need for Vapors to bear Sin tax due to BT tax losses. Government thievery! Child proof caps okay but then will come regulation on each and every available piece of equipment. Unacceptable to have a hand full of people dictating the lives of millions.

• The government fails to even keep food safe and the FDA has proven itself to be nothing more than a taxpayer supported handmaiden to big pharma and corporate profits for health care. Worse than useless.

• true

• I don’t want them controlling most stuff it will take away freedom of it.

• I think the vaping community does a very good job self regulating. I do not buy vaping supplies from an unknown source. I research through internet, people and forums.

• I want nicotine kept away from kids until they are 18 but, by-in-large, I think self regulation has been doing a terrific job. I don’t see a real need for federal regulation but I do think it’s inevitable. In today’s world it’s really unthinkable to have the US government allow any industry to self-regulate.

• statutory warnings on sub ohm vaping devices. manufactured devices don’t always contain info on battery safety. they should be required to do this by law.


Question Ten: What other methods did you try that didn’t work to stop smoking before you stopped with vaping?

(More than one could be chosen)

10 What didn’t work? Well. See the results. The struggle to stop smoking has been around since the adverse effects have been felt. Overwhelmingly, cold turkey was number one in the total answes, but Nicotine Reduction Therapy like the “patch” & gum were included in this survey and were the highest chosen. The most advertised forms of “FDA” approved ways to stop smoking with other products INCLUDING prescription drugs are overwhelmingly ineffective and NOT helping smokers quit like vaping does according to participants.

Please help us understand why you selected this answer:


(Author note: Again, to help others considering using vaping as an alternative, there are plenty of answers below to guide you in making your decision) Vapers have a voice.

• I was going crazy with Champix. My wife told me to stop taking them!!!

• All of these methods failed. • I really wanted to give up cigs but felt helpless till vaping

• I never wanted to quit until that day.

• I did once stop smoking after hypnosis. It DID work. I stopped for over a year and felt fine – not fighting cravings, just fine. But after a year I was at a party, had been drinking and had a stupid “Oh, I’ll just have one cigarette” moment and subsequently relapsed. But this was entirely my own stupidity, I was reckless and paid the price.

• I tried hypnosis again with a different practitioner many years later. This time I didn’t stop smoking but afterwards I decided to stop smoking in my flat and either went outside or smoked out of the window. I kept this up for years. I felt that this was a partial success of the hypnosis and I only had one session. At the time I felt that if I could have had more sessions it might well have worked, but I couldn’t afford it. I found hypnosis good overall and wouldn’t discount it as a helpful tool for stopping smoking.

• these things worked temporarily

• None of them worked at all

• Nothing worked until I discovered vaping!

• Hypnotherapy, worked for me first time, not smoked since

• The drugs made me psycho and i still purchased packs of cigs with the patch then i only went three days cold tyrkey before i lost it.

• The patch caused skin irritation and nughtmares. The gum caused digestive issues. Cold turkey worked for a short time because I was pregnant. And Chantix caused horrible nausea and nightmares.

• None. The time I´ve been no smoking was without any ot these methods, just awareness and a bag of sweets.

• I tried a bunch and it just didnt work..

• Fail Fail Fail

• true

• None of it worked because I didn’t have an alternative that was going to help. Most smokers it’s just the habits of smoking.

• Chantix was awful. It messed with how I felt and caused anxiety. Gum def didn’t work. Patch burned my skin, gave me super weird dreams. Vaping, has had no negative side effects.

• when I originally stopped smoking I successfully used nicotine patches but it was really tough and took months. when I have an issue with my vape or run out of eliquid etc the cravings aren’t nearly as bad as I remember cig cravings to be. I think it would be a lot easier to stop vaping than stop smoking tobacco.

• I vape to enjoy dessert without actually eating dessert therefore I dont take in unwanted calories. And since I started vaping I can laugh without going into a coughing fit my breathing has improved.

• I didn’t try acupuncture but I did try auriculotherapy. Zyban worked the best, but after 18 months quit I started again and was up to a pack-a-day again within three days… as if I’d never quit! None of the other methods I tried worked for more than a few days at most. You have to want to quit SO badly and have some serious willpower and motivation… otherwise, nothing will be effective. Vaping replaces not only the nicotine, but the hand-to-mouth action. That was critical to my success.

• Use 0 nic to help weight loss.

• Only vaping worked ,satisfied my urge

• Still on the drug Zyban (Wellbutrin)

• The patch at any strength was delivering too high nicotine level, therefore, nausea. Zyban helped me cut back, but only for a week or two. I quit cold turkey with all 3 pregnancies because it made me sick. I quit cold turkey for 6 years once didn’t stick.

• None of them worked!

• Nothing else worked.

• I had never tried to quit before.

• Tried all the above nothing worked vapeing has helped me put down the cigarettes

• I didnt really intend on quitting…we went into a vape shop on a whim…and when we tried it, we decided it would be a great way to save some money as ciggs were getting expensive.


Question Eleven: Bonus troll question/comment.

11 This was the “Troll” question. If there were any people against vaping taking this survey, I noticed only a few “odd” answers, and they were not taken out. In total, I’ll give a 1% possibility that a few tobacco / anti-tobacco or public health officials had nothing better to do than take this survey to try to “hurt” the outcome. I did this survey as an amateur, but did put a “little” thought into it.  It is completely noted that “Vaping Doesn’t Work” was chosen by 20 people with this survey, “I still crave cigarettes” was at 1%.

Please help us understand why you selected this answer:


• I wish vaping had been around 30 years sooner, my Mother could have had a longer life.

• I do get sick of people telling me there is antifreeze in my juice or 10x amount of formaldehyde its just igorant

• I feel like this is working and will continue to work

• Vaping saved my life!

• But when I do, I just vape!

• i gave up smoking 8 years ago

• It works and i think more science needs to come out before people start making conclusions.

• Anyone I know who smokes and shows an interest in quitting, I recommend vaping to.

• For me and until now (about 1 year) it is really working.

• went from smoking 2packs a day to smoking sometimes 5 cigs a week or less

• If this worked for me it can work for just about anyone, with a little discipline and help.

• I have had no desire for a cigarette since I started vaping.

• true

• Cigarettes are nasty to me now

• There were many times if I didn’t have e cigarette, I know I would have picked up a cigarette. It works and is positive life changing way to quit.

• Vaping gives me nicotine and seems to satisfy my oral cravings.

• Vaping works as a smoking cessation product as well as a smoking substitute. How well it works, like any other product, depends on the willingness and determination of the individual.

• I have no desire to try tobacco and would never consider it in the event of having no vaping products available. I have bought stopgap vaping products instead of tobacco when I had problems with equipment. I am getting into rebuildable products in case there is European legislation limiting availability of products. they can’t ban wire and mesh. next step is mixing my own liquids in case they limit what can be sold. I don’t want to buy sealed carts of fixed strength nicotine.

• vaping works if you want it to work. sometimes you start off with the vape pens and it works for awhile and then most people either go back to cigarettes or upgrade to better mods. i tried the pens for awhile and they worked for awhile, then i went back to cigarettes. then i got better mods and quit cigarettes all together

• Unless my government makes it impossible for small businesses to manufacture and sell equipment and e-liquid, I will never go back to smoking. I can breathe, I don’t stink, I don’t feel self-conscious, I don’t feel like I’m doing something wrong, I don’t feel like an outcast, I don’t annoy or disgust people by subjecting them to smoke or the smell that used to hang on me, my clothes, and my car. I could go on and on and on…

• Vaping is the best way to assist in quitting smoking unless cold turkey that’s the best I enjoy vaping

• Because now, I have a chance to live. Before I didn’t!

• I’m done with cigarettes!

• I do believe vaping works better than other methods, but you still have to have a strong desire to quit.

• My sense of taste and smell have improved to the point where I can tell a smoker from a non smoker from 6′ away. I can not believe I smelled like that for 20+ years and no one said a thing. It smells so bad, there is no way I would put my loved ones through that again.

• I just enjoy vaping. And I’m not an ‘I’ve gotta have that new mod/atty’ kind of person, so it saves me money

• I am a firm believer that vaping will help people quit smoking and be healthier

• BECAUSE IT’S TRUE!

• It works PERIOD

• Maybe if someone offered me the world’s most expensive cigar. But then again I can just make ejuice out of it.


Question Twelve: Age Group.

12 The age group each participant said they were in! Noted that 34 people said they were under 18, not condoned.

Most answered why they chose this answer as “because that’s how old I am” or math. 


Question 13: Flavors.

13 Along with children wanting to use e-cigs, flavors is their reason they say these are dangerous. Vapers WANT flavors. Flavors are very important. In the age group above, these people chose flavors at an extremely high rate, showing they want to stay away from the 4% who use tobacco flavor only. Really, it’s getting AWAY from tobacco and it’s taste.

Please help us understand why you selected this answer:


• as they say “variety is the spice of life”

• I like sweet flavors!

• I work for a small juice company so i like to check out co,petition plus olfactory fatigue (vapers tongue) its est to rotate flavours

• I have two firm favourite flavours, but try others too.

• I started out with tobacco flavor only for the first couple months

• I like fruity flavors.

• I usually stick to a few different flavors but I always try more.

• curious

• I mix my own e-juices, and I’m always coming up with some new flavor.

• I mix my own now..

• I have 4 tanks I rotate through each day with different flavors. Some sort of cream in the morning, fruity during the day, dessert-style in the evening, and menthol before bed.

• DIY!!! I Love experimenting I Love Flavors I love CHOICE I swap flavors 10+ times a day Variety is what Works for me. Note: I use NO tobacco Flavors and will not accept such nonsense in Regulation! •

My tastebuds bore quickly with the same flavor so I enjoy changing flavors frequently throughout the day.

• I’m still relatively new to vaping and there are some many wonderful flavors out there from reputable companies I’ve yet to try

• true

• Love multiple flavors

• I found one e liquid that works for me. Not everyone sticks to one flavor. What works for one person is not what will work for another. Flavors are important for this reason.

• Experimenting with different flavors is half the fun!

• I dislike tobacco flavours.

• although i ve got a couple of juices i like best and i vape all the time i tend to try something different from time to time • I am DIY

• I never smoked therefore I vape zero nicotine and enjoy the flavor of sweets and dessert without the calories for me its worked wonderfully in helping me lose weight and keep it off!

• Blackberry is my favorite!

•Mainly dessert and fruit but I try lots of flavors in those categories.

• But my favorite is van. Custard 6 mg.

• Many, many different flavors.

• i love all the different fruits


Question Fourteen: Since becoming a vaper I am concerned about:

14 THE number one answer? False studies & reports via the media is the biggest concern. They’re all concerns. Part of the responsibility of this survey is for you to SEE what vapers SAY about vaping. Make an informed decision. LOOK for some real answers. There will be a few links at the end of this report to add to the 72 countries and over 7000 participants words for it.

Please help us understand why you selected this answer:


• just a worry wart

• That vaping is being scape-goated for the money made by Master Settlement Agreement, which is based on questionable science re: secondhand smoke from combustible cigarettes.

• How about an actual unbiased study where on vaping scientists actually conduct realistic studies ratherthan dry burning ce5’s at 5 volts

• i would like to know the harm i am doing to myself

• I want for all the negative news not true to stop and the government to stop pushing so much regulation.

• I selected all because I am convinced that in this like in many other things money is the most important factor.

• I am Concerned there is an Agenda out there that has more to do with LOOKS LIKE than anything else.

• In my view powerful monied interests are fighting as hard as they can to hang onto their ill-gotten gains by doing everything they can to keep smokers from using an effective method of quitting.

• true

• I don’t want them to take.away my freedom of it.

• While I DO think there’s plenty of bad studies and anti-vaping propaganda out there, I think the vaping community is totally unwilling to consider the possibilities that there are risks associated with vaping. It’s as if some vapers believe that vaping is akin to some health food. Simply being “better” than smoking (which I believe it is) DOES NOT make it “good” for you – a concept that seems to be lost on many in the vaping community.

• Illogical decisions made/championed by biased/uninformed people. Many institutions I used to trust are now revealed as manipulative self-interested and disingenuous about their stated motives.

• Local and state governments have stated loss of tax revenues as one of their biggest (I’d bet THE biggest) reason they want to control or outright ban e-cigarettes. Pharmaceutical companies want the same because their ineffective quit smoking aids won’t be needed and their expensive medications that treat all the ailments caused by smoking won’t be needed. Tobacco companies want the same restrictions on e-cigs and on cigarettes – i.e., taxes, no flavors – because they’re already losing money to vapers.

• Like to know health risk

• Unrealistic studies are scaring new vapers and discouraging smokers from trying vaping to stop smoking. Scare tactics started by tobacco companies who are losing a fortune by losing smokers. I would stop vaping altogether before I bought cigalikes made by tobacco companies who have lied to people for decades.

• See comments on other line

• Big tobacco doesnt like it, they are losing a lot of their profits from vapers..

• Self explanatory.

• The media is suddenly releasing tons of information to the general public with bunk reports about the chemicals involved in vaping. They are not giving full facts that e-cigs and vaping are two totally different things. Nor are they releasing all the facts related to their studies, such as the “gross amounts of formaldehyde” that is released being from a dry hit at a temperature that none of us would use for way longer than the button would even stay on!

• Hype hurts. If there IS something wrong, we’ll hear about.

• These are real issues.

• Far too much false science and others with a different agenda.

• I’m concerned about misinformation ( the tobacco industry has lots of money for lobbying )

• Pretty much sums it up Media can kill it without full knowledge Pretty much each vaper finds a person who wants t quit smoking and helps them convert on a daily basis.

• The pharmaceutical and tobacco industries fear vaping because it draws money away from their accounts.

• Too many people will give bad information via word of mouth, or will try to talk other people into gear they don’t need simply because they feel everyone should have the same experience they do. To-each-their-own.

• All of the above most studies that have proven vape is not bad for you have come from other countries and most coming out of the states have been using false claims or biased research ( yea we noticed )

• Las farmacéuticas necesitan fumadores que enfermen y se conviertan en consumidores crónicos de sus productos , las farmacéuticas ganan dinero con sus parches que no sirven para nada , las tabaqueras no quieren perder su cuota de mercado y los políticos en España no valoran la salud de las personas , solo el dinero que pueden ganar , el cigarrillo electrónico supone uno de los mayores avances en la ayuda para superar la drogadicción del tabaco , su mayor dificultad consiste en que no enriquece a los que han ganado dinero con la venta de tabaco y han hecho negocio con la enfermedad de los fumadores, cada día mueren miles de fumadores , pero no enferman los vapeadores , el citado electrónico CURA

• I used to read that smoking cost the NHS too much. Now surely that has to be a good thing, unless they lied and don’t want to lose the revenue on smoking.

• I don’t have a problem with real regulations and even taxation if it helps provide solid science in understanding the long term health impacts and limiting unsafe ingredients (popcorn lung from diacetyl, for example)

• Those are the main issues that concern me.

• I think that if the government or pharmaceutical controlled vaping they would completely do away with it. I think that other smokers should have the choice to switch to vaping to try and stop smoking telling them lies is just a bunch of scare tactics that would not help save lives.


Question 15:

Any other comments? Suggestions? Thanks for taking this survey!

These were the last six left on #15 of over 700.


• Saw your survey on “Ma cigarette.com” Excuse my English, I’m French speaking

• I am so thankful for vaping. My clothes & fingers don’t smell like cigarettes anymore. I’m not risking my family’s health with second hand smoke. I spend so much less money. I love making my own juice I know exactly whats in it. Vape on!!

• Vaping has saved my life.

• Thanks for asking 🙂 I hope some of my answers weren’t too long. It’s great to be able to tell my vaping experiences.

• For once I have some control over this addiction to cigarettes for the first time since I was 10 years old. At 37 I do not appreciate the Government attempting to intervene in the name of safety, health or any other reason when I believe in my heart Government is only acting on behalf of the people who stand to lose money if vaping replaces smoking and medical smoking cessation products (pharmaceutical companies and big tobacco). I believe the public is being lied to and over-medicated. Government can spend my tax money on far better things than regulating yet another industry. The disinfo surrounding vaping is scary, and even more frightening is how fast this disinfo was put out to the media, spread to the four corners of the country and picked up by the most absorbent of the easily-swayed population. New regulations are more and more looking like another way for Government to legislate morality and keep the money machine working in favor of the giant corporations. It makes me so very sad and angry.

• I tried patches, gum, chantix, we’ll but in & cold turkey. Nothing made me quit smoking until I discovered vaping. I feel so much healthier l. I don’t cough anymore or cough up nasty phlegm. I don’t get short of breath. I feel like I can breath. I smell and taste so much better. Best of all, I don’t stunk like an ashtray anymore. Vaping saved my life!



When I started this survey, I had no “plan”. I had no experience, I had no contacts. I wasn’t in any facebook groups. I wasn’t active in vaping forums. The results above are what they are. The truth about vaping, from vapers. Here’s some fun facts & links to others who I’ve met along the way.


Here are the countries who participated in the “Vaping Truth Survey”

Please note, although the United States was the top in participants at 2,447, the rest of the WORLD was the remainder of participants at 4,791!

Final: United States 2,447 34%

United Kingdom 984 14%

Germany 684 9%

Canada 409 6%

France 291 4%

Poland 263 4%

Australia 242 3%

Spain 238 3%

Netherlands 226 3%

Finland 191 3%

Norway 186 3%

Unknown 141 2%

Hungary 123 2%

Portugal 119 2%

Sweden 75 1%

Austria 75 1%

Romania 66 1%

Denmark 63 1%

South Africa 59 1%

Belgium 40 1%

Cyprus 36 <1%

Switzerland 29 <1%

Ireland 26 <1%

Italy 25 <1%

Greece 24 <1%

Thailand 17 <1%

Luxembourg 13 <1%

Iceland 10 <1%

Puerto Rico 10 <1%

Brazil 9 <1%

Czech Republic 9 <1%

Argentina 9 <1%

Slovenia 8 <1%

New Zealand 7 <1%

Mexico 7 <1%

Philippines 6 <1%

Croatia 6 <1%

Japan 6 <1%

Morocco 5 <1%

Israel 4 <1%

Taiwan 3 <1%

Singapore 3 <1%

Malaysia 3 <1%

Colombia 3 <1%

Latvia 2 <1%

Peru 2 <1%

Zimbabwe 2 <1%

Unknown 2 <1%

Jamaica 2 <1%

Chile 2 <1%

Estonia 2 <1%

Ecuador 2 <1%

Guam 2 <1%

Panama 1 <1%

Martinique 1 <1%

Reunion 1 <1%

Sri Lanka 1 <1%

Turkey 1 <1%

Trinidad and Tobago 1 <1%

Kuwait 1 <1%

Solomon Islands 1 <1%

Russia 1 <1%

Unknown 1 <1%

Egypt 1 <1%

Bulgaria 1 <1%

Afghanistan 1 <1%

Gibraltar 1 <1%

Guadeloupe 1 <1%

India 1 <1%

Indonesia 1 <1%

Honduras 1 <1%

Kenya 1 <1%


The vapers.org.uk organization was instrumental in going worldwide. They introduced the survey to their audience. I don’t remember how it came across my eye, but I saw they had it on their site, and this is the post, and my response Posted on 27th December 2014 by Alan Beard (Thank you, Alan!)

Here was what I posted and they published: My letter to Vapers.org.uk


With the UK promoting it, (thank you!) the introduction to EVUN was next: EVUN – European Vapers United Network, who inspired me to add the translator.

That brought real worldwide participation from 72 countries. Hazel Mamamia, ( Thank you, Hazel! ) for inspiring that and ME!!!


In a few comments, there was the word “anecdotal”. Others had mentioned that it was “biased”. Well, yes, yes it was. Quickly, an article came streaming across my eye and gave me more hope! (Thank you, Norbert!) Beneficial Bias


Finally, again, Twitter & Facebook were the ultimate two pushing from individuals to forums, groups, pages and much more than I’m probably ever going to find or be aware of.

The truest form of positive interaction in vaping is sharing information. Continue to do that within your networks of fellow vapers! We should all be very proud of these results.


Vaping The Truth By Kellie Forbes BScN RN, Member of the above mentioned organization  M.O.V.E.

has prepared an IN DEPTH look at tobacco harm reduction.

Vaping The Truth USA version



Thank you again to Twitter & Facebook friends, you know who you are! A few of you behind the scenes who have supported me and helped me learn things along the way are SO appreciated!

Those wishing to remain anonymous are awesome. You ALL have done the world a service by helping this take on a life of its own. WE should be proud of the answers from this survey.

The answers above are not really a complete surprise to any of us who vape, but an eye opening visual interpretation of what vaping IS. No fluff. Our Voices.

The Vaping Truth. If one person realizes or understands the weight in this, it has done its job.



Have you met my OUR friends at vapers.org.uk? 

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You can find me here trying to be cordial on Facebook

You can find me here being a bit more evil on Twitter

You can also find me on LinkedIn


Tobacco Harm Reduction For Life

GONZO GIVES




Medical, Research, Science Professionals:

Research:


Politics:

E-Cigarette Politics 

A Billion Lives

A Billion Lives


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Your comments are NEVER filtered, always encouraged and welcome on this blog. There is definitely more to come.

Keep ON #Vaping On.

Kevin

 

Dear Smokers: The Vaping Truth.


smoking1

Clear the decks.

Read this first:

Public Health England Ecigarettes_an_evidence_update_A_report_commissioned_by_Public_Health_England(6).

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?

Read On.

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.

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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.

dearsmoker1

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.

dearsmoker2What are you thinking now?

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:

INTERVIEW WITH KELLIE FORBES

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:
https://twitter.com/Vapingit

And The Facebook Vaping Truth Survey Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/VapingSurvey

Share this information with smokers.

Keep ON #Vaping ON!

Kevin

Vaping TRUTH Survey ; Our VOICE.

please, if you vape – take it for our sake:

http://vapinglinks.polldaddy.com/s/vaping-truth-poll-real-people-real-answers

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.
Prejudice
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!

http://www.vapinglinks.com/vaping-polls-.html

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Vaping Links. My P.E.N.I.S.

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!

You’re welcome!

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