10 Real Powerful Vaping Stories from our customers

 We cannot thank our customers enough for taking the time to share their successes in quitting smoking by use of electronic cigarettes under our blog post:   The Truth Behind Recent Lung Illness Outbreak: Is vaping to blame?    To hear their side of the story is a breath of fresh air in this day and age of smoke screens and false media claims. 

With the current news and negative media coverage of the vaping industry now is the time to share your positive experiences with vaping.  The world needs to know that this life saving electronic device needs to be praised not feared. Education is key and there’s no better way to understand and learn then from real people who changed their lives for the better with vaping.

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Here are 10 of our favorite comments from real customers

(we are sending out  $50 gift cards who wrote these really touching and powerful stories--- please check your email if you are one of the following. Thank you! ) :

 

 from PK

"I smoked for 25 years, no real success at quitting regardless of what I tried. I picked up vaping 2 years ago and it took 4 months to get away from a two pack a day smoker. I did not get a pod system i got an actual vape box mod and tank, well several tanks because it was easier to fill 5 tanks than try swapping flavors in one or 2 tanks. In those two years I went from 6 mg to 0 mg have no cravings for smokes, cloves or cigars. But I cannot seem to put down my 0 nic vape yet. And I am unsure of why that is. For me personally, it helped me 100% to quit smoking cigarettes and quit nicotine. But if i had to do it without different flavors I would have just gone back to cigarettes and failing to quit. Sorry for the grammar and other “ spbellin errers “ " 

 

from Kimberly Davis

"THANK YOU for sharing this information! All this hype has come forward so quickly, I’ve definitely been one of the people with anxiety about it! I smoked for 30+ years and had tried everything to quit. It wasn’t until I started vaping that I was able to put it down. I started at 18% three years ago, and I’m now down to 3%. I do want to get to 0%, but STILL want to continue vaping, even after my nicotine addiction is gone! I enjoy it! It makes absolutely ZERO sense to stop an adult from making their own decision whether to vape or not, when they are still allowing cigarettes to be purchased! I completely agree with safety regulations or age restrictions, but to ban it completely, especially so quickly, isn’t right! Thanks again for the info!"

 

from Kelly

"I smoked for 31 years, and on January 24th 2013, I started to vape. I haven’t had a cigarette since, coming up on 7 years. I tried all kinds of ways to quit, nothing worked, except vaping. I’ve never had any issues from vaping. These kids today are using all kinds of things to vape, and that is what’s causing these medical issues with their lungs."

 

from Froglady507

"I haven’t smoked a cigarette since March 10th, 2017. All thanks to vaping! I started at 18mg of nicotine I am now down to 3mg of nicotine. Since starting to vape I immediately felt my body healing from the damage of smoking cigarettes for 10 plus years. I first vaped the nicotine flavors, over time switching to fruity flavors. From what I have been reading about the recent vaping lung issues, and deaths it seems like most of them were purchasing tampered with THC cartridges from people on the street. Why should they punish adult vapors? I agree with age restrictions. I don’t think kids should be vaping. I don’t see why they would ban vaping when all things considered it is still better for your health compared to disgusting cigarettes. I just had to put my two cents in!"

 

from Jane Kirkpatrick

"I had been smoking Kool for 50+ years and hand no desire to quit. Less than 2 months after retirement, I had my first stroke and the neurologist told me I had to quit cold turkey but not to let my blood pressure go above 140. I tried but my anxiety caused my blood pressure to jump to 175-185 so I knew that was only making things worse. My son got me what was needed to start vaping and by the third day I couldn’t stand the taste of menthol cigarettes. That was over 2 years ago and my health is great and my blood pressure stars around 100, my neurologist is thrilled."

 

from Rita Andies

"I was a smoker for 35 years, at a pack a day. I had diagnosed COPD but thill couldn’t quit with patches, gum or prescription drugs. My wonderful daughter in-law introduced me to vaping. I made the change from cigarettes to vaping effortlessly. I have been vaping since 2010 and get sick at my stomach just smelling cigarette smoke. My COPD has NOT advanced one bit, proven through medical tests taken yearly. My Pulmonary doctor knows my history and that I currently vape. He has told me that nicotine is no worse for you than caffeine, it’s the other stuff in cigarettes that kills. Since beginning vaping, I regained my sense of smell and taste. I no longer have the hacking smoker cough, I feel good when I wake up, something I never felt while smoking cigarettes. Anyone that thinks we vape because of the sweet flavors is clearly and idiot. Sorry President Trump and wife, but you know nothing. I’ve been there and done that. Buy from you juice a legitimate dealer ( like VaporDNA ) and you’ll be OK."

 

from Patricia Fowler

"I smoked for 35 years, and cigarettes were killing me I coughed all the time to the point of throwing up. I stopped smoking 4 years ago with vaping and I had tried everything else out there to stop before and couldn’t do it. Yes I use the fruit flavors, because the tobacco flavored e-liquid does not taste like a real cigarette. At first I wanted the cigarette taste but couldn’t stand the cigarette e-liquid so I tried the fruit flavors and now I don’t want to taste the real cigarette anymore. The various flavors play a role in stopping smoking with vaping. I am down to 3mg and hope to go to 0mg and stop vaping also. I think the fruit flavors help to stop smoking because it makes you realize how bad cigarettes taste and smell, plus giving the nicotine to help. If used the right way vaping is the greatest thing to help smokers stop and it does improve our health. If you ban flavors then some will have no option but to maybe buy from people e-liquid on the black market…. Then we would not know what is in it for sure and that will the situation worse just like the problem with the THC cartridges causing sickness and death. A ban will not stop the black market from making it, all it will cause is a bigger black market for e-liquid, put companies out of business and hurt former smokers and that is not fair at all. A ban is not the answer, I am proof that vaping the right way is safe. I hope you will take former smokers into consideration while making decisions that could change our lives for the worse. Thank You"

 

from Tami Halliday

"I smoked for 30 years or more I switched to vaping 8 years ago and I haven’t looked back. I use a flavored fruit juice and I’m honestly terrified that the government is going to rid the market of them. Thereby sending me back to cigarettes or purchasing black market juices. I enjoy vaping and yes I’m addicted to nicotine. I didn’t start vaping to quit nicotine I started because it was a healthier alternative. That said I have had smoker cough in 8 years. I haven’t gotten winded running stairs in 8 years. I can breathe better and feel better. It’d be a shame to go backwards when I’ve moved forward"

 

from Christopher H.

"I smoked cigs for 25 years 2 packs a day; needless to say that crap was killing me; I’ve been vaping for three years now cigarette free; I could not have stopped smoking without vaping. I vape dessert flavors and fruit flavors because grown 42 yo men like that!!!! I’m a disabled Army VFW I served my country the least I can do is not be forced to smoke cigs when a clearly healthier option is available. Please do not ban my flavors because most adults do not want to vape cig flavored e-liquids!"

 

 

from Sherri White

"After smoking cigarettes for over 30 years for me and 40 for my husband we quit!!! Vaping has saved our lives. My husband coughed and could not walk a mile. After only 4 weeks of vaping he does not cough and we can go for walks without stopping to rest. We have enjoyed NYC and Vegas last year and walked for miles!!"

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So please take the time to share your story as well and let our voices be heard that we will never go back to cigarettes.  We will continue to vape because it has done nothing but better our lives.  No more coughing in the early mornings, no more smelling like an ashtray after lunch and no more buying countless packs and littering the streets with cigarette butts.

 

We are not just a group of strangers fighting for a common cause. We are a community of friends, brothers, sisters, fathers, mothers, aunts and uncles, grandmas and grandpas fighting for our right to live a healthier life.

 

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84 comments


  • Lisa

    I was a smoker for 30+ years, 2-3 packs a day, depending on what I was doing. I had thought about looking into vaping, but never really “pushed” myself to do so. One day my husband and I were at an indoor swap-meet here in Vegas and there was a vape shop there. I figured I would get some info. After 2 hours, I left with a Twister and some “house” juice. It just was not enough for me. I continued to vape and smoke. This seemed counterproductive to me as well as even more expensive. The following weekend I went back and bought a mod/tank set up and more “house juice”. That seemed to do it for me. I have not had a cigarette since March 30, 2019. I started at 6mg and went down to 3mg in a month. I now have more mods and tanks than I know what to do with. And I have to say, I much prefer the premium juices to the “house juice.” I have a stock of about 6 months, if I’m lucky and always looking for more. I am thankful for vaping and HATE the thought of going back to cigarettes.


  • Thom H.

    Like so many others, I too was a smoker for about 50 years (2+packs a day). I tried everything to quit, but they all failed to make me stop. I just couldn’t! I came across e-cigs one day and decided to give it a go. They were okay but tasted short of my expectations, I found myself going back to cigarettes to get my fix. I almost gave up thinking another failure to quit. That’s when I found fruit flavored e-liquid and have been vaping ever sense, Going on 5 years now. I don’t crave cigarettes anymore and I certainly feel better. Please don’t make my fix illegal, or I will go blackmarket to get what I need. Get all the science facts before you change laws, you will find that as long as there are markets for cigarettes that there is room for vaping for adults to choose what they want. Controls to keep children from doing this is the “right” way, just like cigarettes.


  • Amanda Gomez

    I quit smoking a year and a half ago thanks to vaping. I’m 34 now and I was smoking a pack and a half a day. I’ve never felt better and it feels good to be able to run around with my kiddos without running out of breathe or feeling like I’m gonna pass out. I’ve gotten rid of the smokers cough and no longer feel like I’m going to cough up a lung.Vaping has seriously saved my life and if it wasnt for the flavored juice I probably would still be smoking because I tried the tobacco flavors and they didnt help.


  • Brian

    I used to smoke 2 packs of Newports a day. Once I started vaping I dropped down to one pack every week and a half!! Now I don’t get out of breath going up the stairs and I don’t cough at all. I also have better blood circulation to my hands so I’m not always freezing! Its great! I save money and feel healthier. I smoke a blueberry pie flavor so I have a reason to not smoke cigarettes. It tastes much better with the same result. I get the small amount of nicotine I need and I get the same physical motion to keep my mind at ease. Tobacco flavors taste like worse flavored cigarettes so you may as well just smoke a real cigarette at that point. I’ll be right back to where I was and undo the progress I made. Are adults not allowed to be interested in dessert or candy flavors? Everybody enjoys candy and pie!


  • Audrey

    I am an ex smoker and I also manage a vape shop and have been making eliquid over 8 years now. I have seen customers come into my shop dragging an oxygen tank beside them, stopping ever 3 or 4 words to catch their breath…ready to die with their quality of life suppressed due to smoking. I’m so pleased to say that those I have in mind have been with me now over 7 years! Smoke free! Thanks to vaping…they now are free from external oxygen dependence, the color and life has returned to their faces, they can walk long distances and speak long sentences without wheezing or losing breath. It is a visible and obvious difference that vaping makes from traditional tobacco. I myself was a pack+ day smoker since the age of 14 and I told myself I would NEVER quit smoking, even as I began vaping! Slowly I began appreciating the fact my mouth tasted cleaner, my hands didnt stink and I was not coughing myself to sleep…so I accidentally quit! I have been myself smoke free now for nearly 8 years and it is all thanks to vaping and the variety of flavors! I have dedicated almost a decade to helping others do what I did! I make eliquid, i vape what i sell and I put forth the money and time to lab test my product, to constantly research and stay up to date with safety protocols, to remain painstakingly vigilant and source my ingredients from only the finest vendors…never cutting corners or adding unnecessary ingredients! Any reputable company will not put you in harm’s way. The problem with black market THC carts is the same as any other street drug! Its prob been cut and it’s not regulated so we dont know what is in it. Do not punish those whose lives have been irrevocably altered for the BEST !


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