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


  • Donna DelValle

    Just wanted to add my story to all the other awesome stories! I started smoking when I was 16 or so and four years ago, at 49 years old, I was diagnosed with emphysema/COPD. Despite that frightening diagnosis, I continued to smoke. I just could not slay the dragon. Approximately a year ago, I had four hospital admissions very close together. I was unable to blow off carbon dioxide created by smoking combustible tobacco. My final admission numbers were so scary that my doc said one more cigarette and I probably wouldn’t even make it back to the ER. I was miserable when I got home and someone suggested vaping. I did a little research, watched some YouTube videos, and bought a pen style vape.

    A year later, and I’m a totally different woman. I use my oxygen at night, but can go many hours in the day without it. I don’t even know where my nebulizer is. I can go shopping again. I can do household chores again. I have a LIFE again thanks to vaping. Vaping has quite literally saved my life, and I would be heartbroken if I lost it. We must stand together and fight with everything we have to prevent vaping being vilified by media outlets!!


  • John

    My saga is pretty much the same as many of these. I’d been smoking for 47 years and have been Gagger Free now for just under 19 months. I started out with a 21mg patch, 4mg gum and 28mg juices. That only lasted for the whole 21, 14 to 7mg patch program decreasing the nicotine with the patches. Been down to 3mg juices for about 9 months. Without Flavors I wouldn’t have made it. I started with an Innokin MPV2 and am now the proud owner of 10+ mods. Amazing what I’ve learn over this time and have used the info to help others quit. Letting them try mods before they go buy it has helped a lot too. Feeling a lot better these days, Breathing better too. Now if only it could help with my sleep apnea. Butt hey, Every Day Above Ground Is A Good One. Take care.


  • Tee Story

    I started smoking when I was 17. I am now 56. I tried for years to quit smoking using every alternative on the market! I was never successful until I started vaping. I started with the 18 mg and am currently down to a 6 mg.Now I’m panicking because they’re trying to take it away from us! The flavors (especially mint flavored) are what helped. I use to cough and hack so hard I’d wake myself up in the middle of the night but I don’t anymore! I feel better, I breathe better, I smell better and I don’t want to go back to cigarettes!


  • Cole Z

    Quit smoking in January and I am so happy! Vaping is such a better alternative for the lungs it’s astonishing. Had to put the cigs to rest and let my lungs rest (literally), so im really happy vaping is a way for people like me to quite smoking because that it one of he hardest things to do! Soon i will stop vaping nicotine too and im going to use CBD vaping as my alternative. I’m truly so happy that vaping exists or else i would never have quit smoking. Knowing i can vape without nicotine or use cbd is a life changer. Hopefully we can keep our flavors and this ban doesn’t succeed!


  • M Sawyer

    I quit smoking cigarettes 10 years ago.. but I would still struggle with cravings and would sneak out, buy a pack of cigarettes just to smoke one and throw the rest away around once a month. It was only after I decided to try a menthol flavored e-cigarette that I was able to completely get over the cravings. I was a menthol cigarette smoker…. Only the feeling of menthol could take away the cravings. I am terrified of what could happen to my resolve if this option is not available to me. How much more tempting will those cigarettes which disgust me now be when there is no alternative?


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