We all know what a cigarette is – a paper tube filled with shredded tobacco, usually with a filter at one end – but many people don’t understand exactly what it is that vapers (e-cigarette users) are inhaling from. That has led to a lot of confusion, as many people hear the word “cigarette” and assume an e-cigarette is a high-tech version of a traditional tobacco product. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth.
Electronic cigarettes were designed as a replacement for cigarettes. They have the same purpose – to deliver inhaled nicotine – but do it in a completely different way.
How do they work?
Cigarettes work by burning tobacco leaves. The inhalation of the resulting smoke delivers nicotine to the user, but also 4,000-plus chemicals, including the toxic amalgamation of chemicals known as tar and other chemicals at dangerous levels.
In contrast, electronic cigarettes–otherwise known as vaping products—don’t contain tobacco and don’t involve the burning of any substance. Instead, e-cigarette products are filled with a liquid that often, but not always, contains nicotine. A small heating element inside the device turns the liquid into a vapor that is then inhaled through a mouthpiece. There’s no combustion, so there’s no smoke.
At the heart of any vapor product is the atomizer. This contains the coil which heats up in order to vaporize the liquid, but it needs other parts too. Almost all atomizers have a storage tank for liquid. There’s also a wick to carry liquid from the tank to the coil. There’s an air intake system that lets air flow into the atomizer, over the coil and up to the mouthpiece, carrying the vapor with it. Finally, there’s the mouthpiece (or tip) itself.
To supply the device with power, the atomizer is connected to a battery. Usually it screws into the top of the battery housing, but some models are one-piece units that contain both. Studies show that established vapers, particularly those who have switched from smoking to vaping, tend to use more advanced products with removable atomizers, in part because this allows users to more easily switch among different flavors throughout their day.
Many e-cigarettes have fixed batteries built in to the device body. The body will also contain the connector for the atomizer, the fire button (which activates the coil) and a charging port. It might also have extra controls to adjust how much power is sent to the coil. Usually there is an LED screen to help adjust settings and show remaining battery life.
There are also devices with removable batteries available. The big advantage of these is that if the battery runs low the device doesn’t have to be plugged in to charge; you can just replace the batteries and recharge the flat ones in an external charger. These devices are usually called mods, and most of them have a full range of features including power and temperature control.
The last component of an e-cigarette is the liquid it vaporizes. There are a lot of inaccurate beliefs about this liquid. Many people believe it’s an oil, or that it contains tobacco. They think the liquid comes from China and is potentially contaminated.
In fact, the liquid is mostly propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin, both of which are commonly used in food and FDA-approved medicines. The last time you went to a concert and a fog machine was used, the ‘fog’ was likely produced using propylene glycol. Most liquid also contains pharmaceutical grade nicotine; almost all liquids have food-grade flavoring added. And while Chinese companies do produce e-liquid, the majority of what’s for sale in the USA is domestically produced, usually to very high standards.
So is it a cigarette?
Looking at all the parts of an e-cigarette, it’s obvious that these products are very different from an actual cigarette. There’s no tobacco, no paper and no filter, and it doesn’t burn. The only thing they have in common is that they let the user inhale nicotine – they’re not the same thing.
Indeed, the name “e-cigarette” is slowly dropping out of fashion among users. Many people now call them personal vaporizers, vaping products or simply vapes. The original name of ‘e-cigarette’ was chosen for marketing reasons as a way to let smokers know that the devices were an alternative to cigarettes, but it’s also confused a lot of people into believing that they are cigarettes.
Millions of smokers have switched to vaping and been thrilled with the results. Here’s what some of them have to say.
Smoked since 14 quit at 22
I had been smoking since the age of 14, I had gotten up to 2 packs a day. I decided to stop in my local vape shop in Colorado (Vapor Source) and picked up a vape, and started at a 12 nic, before I knew it I was stepping down to a 6 and then… Read more “Smoked since 14 quit at 22”
35 Years – Cigarette Smoker
Been smoking for 35 years, I am 50 now. Lately, I’ve been coughing and hacking so much… My daughter was learning about the dangers of cigarettes in school (Sixth Grade) and she asked me if I would please try to quit. I kept saying I will, soon. I will. Well, I’ve been praying on not… Read more “35 Years – Cigarette Smoker”
26 years of heavy smoking to 0 cigarettes in 1 day
I smoked cigarettes for 26 years. Started when I was 15. When I was younger I rolled my own with very strong and dark tobacco. I started to really feel the effects lately with tight chest, coughing etc. I believe I was getting COPD. So On a Monday after work I smoked my last cigarette… Read more “26 years of heavy smoking to 0 cigarettes in 1 day”
You can stop smoking with Vaping
Like so many smokers I LOVED SMOKING. I hated the expense and smell but loved a cig. My wake up call was when my mom who was dying of lung cancer told me to please stop smoking how ever I could, something she could not stop doing. I tried the patch but still was pulling… Read more “You can stop smoking with Vaping”
Giving up the stinkies
I have smoked for the last 30 years a pack and a half a day. Up to this point, I have tried everything to quit lozenges, patches, nicotine gum, Chantix. None of these methods worked. A friend of mine was successful quitting smoking using an E-cig. After much convincing by my friend, I was able… Read more “Giving up the stinkies”
I smoked 41 years
I quit cigarettes after 41 years with NO PROBLEM by Vaping. I loved my cigarettes but found with Wellbutrin I could quit and never bothered… Read more “I smoked 41 years”
If I can do it ANYONE can!
I have been smoking cigarettes since I was 13 years old and im 39 now. I smoked heavily. I smoked a pack and a half to two packs a day and I tried vaping one day. I didnt care for it. I tried a 2nd time a year later and in the end I chose… Read more “If I can do it ANYONE can!”
Smoker for 22 years, and quit with Vaping
Insanely unbelievable for me. I was a lover if smoking. It was my favorite thing to do. I looked forward to my mornings with coffee and my half a pk of cigarettes.. my whole day revolved around when and where I could smoke. The last few months I’ve been noticing the money we’ve spent on… Read more “Smoker for 22 years, and quit with Vaping”
I quit cigs!
I’m 68 yrs old and have been smoking cigs since I was 20. I was up to 2 packs a day. I had scary symptoms. Wheezing, breathless and coughing. My daughter smoked too. She quit and started vaping. I watched her go 6 months without a cig. She inspired me. Its been 6 wks since… Read more “I quit cigs!”
I was a pack a day smoker for 15+ years – vaping allowed me to quit with ease
I understand there are health and financial incentives on both sides of the debate over vaping. That said, it allowed me to quit a terrible addiction with ease over the course of several years. I smoked a pack a day – sometimes more – for more than 15 years. I switched entirely to vaping in… Read more “I was a pack a day smoker for 15+ years – vaping allowed me to quit with ease”
1 year smoke free!
Its been exactly one year since I had my very last cigarette! I was a 30 per day smoker for 28 years. I was very badly addicted, to the point where I couldn’t book long flights… I would wake in the middle of the night (sometimes twice) for a cigarette. I couldnt make it through… Read more “1 year smoke free!”
Save the vape
Vaping has helped me a ton with quitting cigarettes. I started smoking at a young age and didn’t like it and once I found vaping I was all about it because it was such a safer alternative that tasted way better than a god awful cigarette. Big tobacco wants their money. Some people don’t like… Read more “Save the vape”
Heavy smoker finally beat it
I’m 47 yrs old been smoking since I was about 16 .3 packs a day yes that’s 60 cigarettes per day.with my Heath deteriorating and the cost I give vaping a shot and what a life saver.its only been 7 days but have not had any cigarettes what so ever .vaping is a life saver… Read more “Heavy smoker finally beat it”
Smoker for 10+ years
My husband and I have both smoked for 10+ years each. We both genuinely loved being smokers. As crazy as that sounds and while knowing full well smoking in NO way benefited us we really enjoyed our addiction. That all changed when anxiety crept up on me a few years ago. I began to panic… Read more “Smoker for 10+ years”
Does the public rather everybody go back to cigarettes?
My name is Jordan and I began smoking cigarettes when I was 16 years old. I am now 28 and went cold turkey on February 22, 2017. I spent 12 years of my adolescent life with a pack a day. I tried quitting when I was 22 years old and it worked for 11 weeks.… Read more “Does the public rather everybody go back to cigarettes?”
Kept the nicotine, got my lungs back
I was in the US Army, I started vaping as a substitute for smoking, a full pack a day to just a few vaping breaks a day AND running is noticeably easier. Quite… Read more “Kept the nicotine, got my lungs back”
2 pack a day smoker, quit the first time I tried vaping.
I remember when I first started smoking. I would steal cigarettes from my mom, who was a heavy smoker. I remember the brand was Kool and they were really strong and would make me cough even at the age of 13. By the age of 18 I was a pack a day smoker, and continued… Read more “2 pack a day smoker, quit the first time I tried vaping.”
3 pack a day
I’m a 30 year old man who picked up smoking Marlboro Reds as a teenager. What was a social habit became a full-fledged addiction that peaked after the demise of a relationship that, looking back, was probably more toxic than the cigs. I was up to 3 packs a day and tried all the usual… Read more “3 pack a day”
I loved smoking but I switched to vaping and it’s even better.
I loved smoking and would still be doing it today if not for modern day electronic vaporizers (e-cigs). I got tired of smelling like an ash-tray and knowing that it was going to kill me someday. I smoked for about 15 years and at least a pack per day. I ordered a starter-kit online, it… Read more “I loved smoking but I switched to vaping and it’s even better.”
You Can FEEL the Difference
Started smoking at 16 because I fell for a European girl. I got out of control quickly and was up to a pack a day in a matter of months. I always thought vaping was stupid and was a way for kids to try and look cool. My girlfriend, who also smoked, has asthma. One… Read more “You Can FEEL the Difference”
It actually worked!!
I am 30 and have been smoking about 2 packs a day for 12 years. Almost Every other adult family member and friend smokes cigarettes and I could no longer take the smell and feel my health depleted. My husband and I decided that was it we were going to try vaping after all other… Read more “It actually worked!!”
Vaping is the only thing that worked
I was a pack to pack and a half a day smoker for 20 years until I discovered vaping I tried patches gum everything. Nothing worked until I discovered vaping once that happened I started cutting down on the cigarettes and vaping more and more then I discovered nicsalt and that was it haven’t had… Read more “Vaping is the only thing that worked”
Correct Vape Use
When I was younger, I experimented with my moms vape. I was probably 17 years old. Didn’t really like it. Liked the flavor but couldn’t stand the nicotine. When I turned 20 I ended up getting addicted to cigarettes. I smoked about a pack a day during the week especially when I was working. I… Read more “Correct Vape Use”
Tired of cigarettes
I started smoking at 45, only smoked a few when I was younger. So tired of $6 a pack for cigs, the smell is disgusting, I’m done @ 60+. Bought a mid range e-cig, as I’m so addicted to smoking, I have been smoking in front of customers at work. I’ve never coughed from cigs,… Read more “Tired of cigarettes”
Gave Up Cigs In Two Days!
I have smoked for 30+ years, since the bad old days of the high school smoking pit, at least a pack a day (which is what I admitted to at the doctor’s office, but was more like a pack and a half). Two family members (my dad and one sister) that were smokers were both… Read more “Gave Up Cigs In Two Days!”
Vaping helped me put the cigarettes down
I started smoking as a teenager “You know sneaking them from your parents”. I have quit in the past for a very small amount of time. Just cold turkey quit… period. Which I thought at least. Back when I quit smoking there was no vaping just the nasty gum/patches we smokers/former smokers all heard about.… Read more “Vaping helped me put the cigarettes down”
Cigarette free for 4 months
I am 39 yrs old. I smoked full flavor since I was 11. Then 1yr ago I met my partner who is allergic to cigarette smoke. So over the course of a year I went from full time smoker to now only 6mg vapor. And I can honestly say if it wasn’t for vapeing my… Read more “Cigarette free for 4 months”
It got me off of cigarettes
I am 77 years old and smoked on and off from age 15. More on than off like everyone else. It’s been 10 years and being around cigarette smokers doesn’t bother me anymore. After smoking 2 packed a day in the traditional on and off concept in 2009 I finally decided enough is enough. Not… Read more “It got me off of cigarettes”
31 yr smoker
I started smoking at the age of 12. Smoked for 31 yrs 2 packs a day. Tried to quit with the actual e-cig and didn’t help. The patch was a joke and a half. Finally in 2019 my other half had went out and got me an actual vape. It was a Smok stick x8… Read more “31 yr smoker”
2 packs a day to 0
I smoked for 3 years before i found vaping, i was smoking almost 3 packs of cigarettes a day about 2 1/2. I felt like hell, couldn’t breath, couldn’t walk long distances. I’ve tried to stop multiple times with no success. Until i got my first vaporizer. It helped cut down my smoking from 2… Read more “2 packs a day to 0”
Vaping — Literally a Life Saver
I smoked cigarettes for 30+ years, most of that time being up to a pack or even a pack and a half a day. I’ve tried quitting several times, using Wellbutrin, patches, using a sub-ohm, and lozenges. Nothing worked. This time, I decided to try Chantix along with using a 5% (50mg nicotine) salt nicotine… Read more “Vaping — Literally a Life Saver”
I began smoking at age eleven, and continued for the next forty-nine years. An acquaintance began to vape, and began to nag me incessantly about vaping, myself. I had no plan, wish or intention to quit smoking… I bought my first vape simply to make her shut up LOL! I had two packs of cigarettes… Read more “Grateful!”
My health has improved dramatically
I may be young, mid 20’s, but I started smoking cigarettes at a very young age and never thought much about my health. After two years of cigarette smoking I switched to vape and within a couple weeks I wouldn’t even touch a cigarette. Once I was on vaping I felt so much healthier, I… Read more “My health has improved dramatically”
I wish vaping had been an option 40 years ago.
I smoked tobacco for 40 years. I’m 61 years old now and have emphysema. I am rather sure I had it before I quit tobacco back in 2012. The first two years I vaped the equivalent of my usual pack per day. Since I retired in 2014, I vape about one cigarettes worth of vape… Read more “I wish vaping had been an option 40 years ago.”
I quit 🚬 on accident!
I smoked a pack a day for almost 30 years. I loved cigarettes. Loved them! Everyone around me was trying to quit smoking. At work and home. One day I tried a puff of my mother in laws vape pen she was using while attempting to give up the butts. That was it for me!… Read more “I quit 🚬 on accident!”
It can save a billion lives
I am not a smoker. The love of my life was. He smoked since he was of legal age until his 50’s. Since I have been with him, we have tried everything available to help him stop. Cold turkey, patches, gum, lozenges, hypnosis, ridiculously priced and horrible side effect prescription pills. You name it, we… Read more “It can save a billion lives”
Smoked for 45 years, quit with vaping
I smoked Marlboro Reds for 45 years. I was diagnosed with Leukemia at age 50 but continued smoking for another 12 years. No one could convince me to quit for my health, what the heck I already had cancer. My adult son asked me to at least try vaping and I agreed. The day I… Read more “Smoked for 45 years, quit with vaping”
Vaping saved my life
I started smoking cigarettes when I was a teenager. I’m 32 now. I tried many different things to quit. I tried gum, mints, patches, medication and nothing worked. I accepted that I would never be able to quit and I would die from smoking cigarettes. That was until I was introduced to vaping. I started… Read more “Vaping saved my life”
No more cigarettes for me
I was one of those people that had a very tough time quitting. I first started out with the patch but didn’t like having to stick that crap on my body every day. Then tried chantix but like the side effects stated I started to have weird dreams plus I was never really into taking… Read more “No more cigarettes for me”
2 packs to none
I was a two pack a day smoker of camel cigarettes up til May of 2017. I went out for Cinco de mayo and in four hours I smoked a whole pack while drinking at a bar. (4 hours) I knew I had a problem but yeah… That’s bad. After seeing several of my friends… Read more “2 packs to none”
14 Years of Cigarette addiction ended after one vaping session
I smoked roughly a pack a day for since I was 20, though I tried quitting many times, I always returned. After receiving my first vaping device I have not even desired to go back. So happy am I to be rid of the stench and the lethargy I got from cigarettes. As far as… Read more “14 Years of Cigarette addiction ended after one vaping session”
God Bless those who invented vaping
As a RN I was well aware of the dangers of continuing to smoke and even the loss of my father, a physician, to lung cancer, was not enough to make me give up my nicotine addiction. I knew about vaping when it was first introduced but the e-cigarettes I tried were heavy, made of… Read more “God Bless those who invented vaping”
Vaping is helping me lower my nicotine level after 20 years of cigarettes
I’ve started smoking in my 20’s. I tried quitting a few times. Cigarettes have so many chemicals involved that are extremely dangerous and non-smokers have to inhale them as well even if just down-wind. I hate smelling like someone’s cigarette and won’t let my children be around the air that smells like a smoker is… Read more “Vaping is helping me lower my nicotine level after 20 years of cigarettes”
After 48 Years I Quit Smoking With 1st Vape
I started smoking at age 12 and I enjoyed it even though I could hardly breath and sounded like a train whistle while sleeping. On Jan. 15th 2015 I bought my first pen style Vape and after 48 years of smoking ,have not touched a cigarette since. I can now walk without stopping to get… Read more “After 48 Years I Quit Smoking With 1st Vape”
02 line tangled around granny’s wheelchair
My Grandmother and Grandfather both died directly due to smoking harmful combustible cigarettes. The reason I am smoke free today is because of vaping. I started smoking at a very young age (even though you needed to be 18 to buy cigarettes, I still found a way to get them) I smoked for 26years! I’ve… Read more “02 line tangled around granny’s wheelchair”
Vaping saved my life!
I smoked for 36 years, and I smoked a lot. I knew smoking was killing me, and I tried so many ways to quit. Nothing worked. Drugs, patches, cold turkey, nicotine gum, self hypnosis didn’t work. I felt like a failure. I had a few co-workers who were vaping. I thought it was stupid, but… Read more “Vaping saved my life!”
Vaping saved my life
At 30 my doctor told me I may have the beginning stages of COPD. It still didn’t get me to quit smoking. Fast forward to now age 39 and I’m FINALLY smoke free since July 1st. I smoked for 24 years. To get right to the point it was killing me. I could barely breathe,… Read more “Vaping saved my life”
12 years of addiction cured in one puff
I smoked a pack and a half a day (sometimes more) for 12 years. I watched 3 people I love die of complications from smoking and I still kept at it, completely addicted. I did not even have a desire to quit. I should’ve been big tobacco’s poster girl. But, then I took a puff… Read more “12 years of addiction cured in one puff”
Vaping Changed My Life
‘My Vape Story’ Hi I am simply a bloke that is 17 months smoke free due to the availability of Vaping, I was a 30year smoker & lucky I had never quit quitting, after years of trying all the NRT (Nicotine Replacement Therapy) available weather it was over the counter or prescribed to me nothing… Read more “Vaping Changed My Life”
Alive and well
I smoked “combustible tobacco cigarettes” for 41 years, (1-2) packs a day, I have been “combustible tobacco free” now for over 2 years now thanks to “non-tobacco” “non-combustible” vaping devices and liquid e-juice. My health has greatly improved due to these electronic “non-tobacco” devices, the improvements made in just the past few years of these… Read more “Alive and well”
Ex Smoker from a 17 year habit
Hi, I have been smoking for 17 plus years. Thanks to the vaporizer, I have quit. I breather better, I don’t cough up brown tar. I feel better, I don’t stink fro the tar and chemicals on me and my cloths. I stop breathing at night when I sleep. I have had the best sleep… Read more “Ex Smoker from a 17 year habit”
E Cigs To The Rescue
I smoked for over thirty years and tried to quit many times, but failed each time. I always went back to smoking. I heard about E Cigarettes in 2014 and thought about trying them. That year, I was given one of the cigarette styled ones or a “Cigalike” as they are called. I used it… Read more “E Cigs To The Rescue”
Was able to quit smoking because of vaping
I started vaping two months ago because cigarettes kept getting more and more expensive. I haven’t had a cigarette since I started vaping, and I no longer cough or smell like an ashtray. Besides being healthier, right now vaping is cheaper. I used to keep my cigarettes in the freezer compartment of my refrigerator to… Read more “Was able to quit smoking because of vaping”
It’s not clouded
I smoked cigarettes for over 40 years before I found vaping at a local tobacco shop and tried it. It satisfied me enough to be able to put down cigarettes. I have been vaping for over 2 years and have not had a cigarette since. I was able to drop my nicotine usage from 18… Read more “It’s not clouded”
Ex-smoker of 18 years… 4 Years of vaping.
My father has been trying to get my mom, brother, and myself to quit smoking for years. As soon as he found out that vaping was getting popular he asked us to try it out. We did and it WORKED!!!! We’ve tried the patch, gum, and also cold turkey. None of it worked. Since we… Read more “Ex-smoker of 18 years… 4 Years of vaping.”
Vaping helped me quit all together
I started smoking cigarettes since I was 12 (I’m now 52). My health was on the decline but honestly I had no idea what to do because I was so addicted to cigarettes. I was going to the bar with one of my friends the other day and he said he needed more “vape juice”… Read more “Vaping helped me quit all together”
QUIT SMOKING AFTER 24 YEARS
I smoked for 24 years strait, i tried a few times to quit and actually was able to keep from smoking for 8 months one of those times but seem to creep back into my life. I was able to stop smoking mid day with the help of vaping. I was able to go from… Read more “QUIT SMOKING AFTER 24 YEARS”
40 year struggling to quit smoker, no longer struggling
I do not struggle with staying off tobacco as much as I did without the help of vaping. For four decades I struggled to stop smoking permanently, but inevitably would relapse. I even stopped for over 5 years once, and STILL I relapsed. I have lost count of how many sincere and determined attempts I… Read more “40 year struggling to quit smoker, no longer struggling”
Best Way To Quit
I smoked for 40 years, yet quit with my first vape. I had tried the cig-a-likes, but quickly went back to cigs until a store clerk and a customer convinced me to buy a cheap vape set up. I did and it has now been over two years since I have smoked a cigarette. I… Read more “Best Way To Quit”
Quit smoking for good
I finally quit smoking after starting at 18years old. I’m now 41 and quit completely. I owe it to the new mods, particularly the three battery mod that lasts long and the bigger juice vials that keep me satisfied. The e-cig and cigar sized mod never worked for me as they had very little battery… Read more “Quit smoking for good”
Quit after 11 Years Of Smoking
I started smoking at 12 years, by the time I was 18 I smoked a pack a day. I would never have been able to quit if I hadn’t been introduced to vaping. I can proudly say that I am 7 months smoke free. I’ve never felt better! Gaining the ability to breath, taste, and… Read more “Quit after 11 Years Of Smoking”
Smoke free for 1 1/2 years
I switched to vaping after I was getting a irritable smokers cough, so I switched, I haven’t touched a death/cancer stick in a year and a half. I started at 21 mg of nicotine and now am only at 6 mg soon to be switching down to 3mg. Pretty soon I wont need nicotine at… Read more “Smoke free for 1 1/2 years”
I smoked for 35 years, and in three days of vaping I am a non-smoker. almost 2 years now.
I started smoking regularly at age 20 when I joined the military. Over those three decades, I attempted cold turkey, patches, gum, losenges, and other lame methods. I became interested in vaping and then bought my first cigalike. I liked the fact that it was a direct replacement, but they turned out not to be… Read more “I smoked for 35 years, and in three days of vaping I am a non-smoker. almost 2 years now.”
Vaping made me feel young again
I’m only 20 years old and I run the vaping website http://www.vapingcheap.com and despite my age I’ve been smoking for many years. I can honestly say that since I began vaping I once again feel my age. No more waking up in the morning and coughing, no more feeling out of breathe from a short… Read more “Vaping made me feel young again”
22yr old COPD ASTHMA AND INHALERS JUST TO BREATHE
I grew up in a smoking family, my grandparents smoked, my parents both smoked, and it seemed like every other adult around me also smoked cigarettes or used some form of tobacco. Until i was 15 years old i didn’t swear i didn’t drink or do drugs and i definitely did not smoke cigarettes! My… Read more “22yr old COPD ASTHMA AND INHALERS JUST TO BREATHE”
vaping saves lives
This helps me and many others with their mental health issues so think about what you’re doing, think about how many people you would save from cancer from cigarettes. Think about how healthier vapeing is, the benefits it has the cures it would make. Our fight to stay away from tobacco to a better and… Read more “vaping saves lives”
Vaping has saved my life because my dad is still a heavy smoker and my grandpa died from smoking, and i recently got my dad into vaping plus i smoked off and on becuz of stress and i know wouldve been a heavy smoker if it wasnt for vaping and im a gym addict so… Read more “smoking history”
Only way I ever truely quit
I started smoking beginning when I was 16, even though I was raised in a non smoking house. I kept telling myself for the next few years I’m not addicted I just smoke a few cigarettes a day, it’s no big deal. Turns out I was lying to myself and I was hooked I became… Read more “Only way I ever truely quit”
A better life
I had been smoking for ten years and atleast one pack a day. I would smoke on weekends up to two packs. I had some friends who turned me on to vaping and I’ve been tobacco free ever since. I do not crave cigarettes, I am actually a little disgusted by the smell of them.… Read more “A better life”
Vaping Changed My Entire Life
I started smoking cigarettes at the age of 13 to deal with certain stresses and negative life events that were going on at the time. In September of 2013, at 20 years old I decided to make the switch. It was the best decision I have ever made in my entire life. Little did I… Read more “Vaping Changed My Entire Life”
only thing that worked
I smoked for 30 years, pack a day. I tried every way you can think to stop, gum, patch, ect. When the coughing and congestion got so bad I decided I had to try once again. This time I tried vaping, within a week my coughing and cogestion were gone. A lifesaver for me. It… Read more “only thing that worked”
changed my life!
Was a pack a day smoker for 8 years, with severe asthma. When my daughter was born I switched, it’s been almost a year now. I can breathe wonderfully now, and I get to watch my girl grow… Read more “changed my life!”
My positive experiences with vaping
I am 45 years old, married with two teenage sons. I started smoking when I was 14 which equates to 28 years. Both my wife and I smoked and at the height of it we were smoking in the house, in the car, pretty much everywhere. Smoking was enjoyable for both of us but health… Read more “My positive experiences with vaping”
Why I Vape
(Taken from my own blog post) I was a heavy smoker. Like super heavy, easily going through two packs per day and sometimes three or four depending on the day. I had a routine, wake up then immediately spark up. Coffee and a smoke. Get to work, coffee and a smoke. Four or five smokes… Read more “Why I Vape”
cigarettes no more
I tried everything to quit smoking but always went back. Every time I saw someone with one in their hand I had to have one as well and there you go, that’s all it took. Next thing I knew I was at the convenience store buying my own. It was a 30 year habit. After… Read more “cigarettes no more”
vaping changed my life
I started smoking when I was 12, I am now almost 42. I have tried so many times to quit. From Wellbutrin to Chantix. Nothing ever worked. I walked into my first vape shop six months ago and it changed my life! I smoked maybe 12 cigarettes while vaping for the first week and a… Read more “vaping changed my life”
vaping for 8 months
I’m a 53 yr old navy vet. I’ve been smoking Marlboro reds since I was 13yrs old. I smoked approx. 2 packs a day. I’ve tried patches, Chantix, Nicorette gum and cold turkey. Nothing seem to work. I got very frustrated until I was introduced to the E-juice pin. I loved it so much I… Read more “vaping for 8 months”
Gave me a healthier future
I am 22 years old. Had my first cigarette at age 15 and was addicted right away. I couldn’t stop no matter what I tried… gum, patches, etc. cigarettes took over my life. every time I got in the car I had to light one, I would count down the seconds Til I got my… Read more “Gave me a healthier future”
cancer runs in my family
After watching a few relatives die directly from smoking cigarettes , secondhand smoke and chewing tobacco i knew it was time to make a change while i still had the chance too. Started smoking and chewing like a freight train at 16 up till i was 20. Im 23 now. Started seeing these ecigs everywhere… Read more “cancer runs in my family”
Vaping saved our lives
My fiancé and I have smoked for years i two times longer than her and now we vape. We both feel healthier, we breathe better, our sense of smell and taste work better, and we don’t smell like cigarettes all the time. We love vaping and we love how we feel now that we vape… Read more “Vaping saved our lives”
Great hobby/Way to quit
I am nearly 21 years old. I started smoking when I was 18 and in the last year I really noticed a decline in my physical ability (I am a pretty athletic individual). I had trouble playing sports that involved a lot of running and could not keep up without experiencing pain in my lungs… Read more “Great hobby/Way to quit”
I can hold my nephews now
Vaping changed my life. I can hold my nephews not worry about smelling like a box of camels. I feel like I can breath again I stopped using my asthma pump I know I should of quite long ago.I feel like I have control again. In college I would buy a pack of cigarettes instead… Read more “I can hold my nephews now”
Saved me from lung cancer
I was smoking about 2 packs of Marlboro reds a day and then i discovered vaping, i have since stopped cigarettes completely and am down to the lowest available nicotine level offered in e-juice. Since i began vaping my health has gotten much better, i feel healthier and all around in a better… Read more “Saved me from lung cancer”
Vaping saved my lungs
I would like to start by saying that vaping is awesome! I can breath, I don’t stink and I saved a lot by switching to the Vape. I went from vaping 12mg for 1 year, then 6mg for 8 months. Now I have been vaping 0mg for about 3 months. Vape… Read more “Vaping saved my lungs”
I am a Vaper
My name is Sunny. I have been a vaper since October of last year. I started smoking regularly when I was 14. At 16 I was diagnosed with a tumor in the base of skull. Four days after my 17th birthday it was removed. I was only able to stop smoking for 2 months. A… Read more “I am a Vaper”
After 40 years, I stopped smoking, by vaping
After smoking Marlboro cigarettes for over 40 years, 20 cigarettes per day, meaning one pack. All it took to quit smoking entirely was a twenty dollar PV (personal vaporizer) with vegetable glycerin, nicotine and organic based flavoring. I was shocked after my first experience with a personal vaporizer and nicotine, my urge to smoke stopped… Read more “After 40 years, I stopped smoking, by vaping”
Three generations of Ex Smokers Here 🙂
Hello, My name is Deb and I am 52 years old. I started smoking at age 17, my little sister got me hooked on it in my junior year of high school. She died in a car accident less than a year later and I always thought that I would never stop smoking because it… Read more “Three generations of Ex Smokers Here :)”
Tobacco free in 30 Days
Started smoking when I was 15. When I was 19 I got to the point of consuming 2 packs a day(Camel Non Filters). At that point I started drinking, and on occasions I consumed alcohol, I’d smoke another pack on top of my daily 2. I also smoked cigars and had the occasional lip snack.… Read more “Tobacco free in 30 Days”
it saved my life
I smoked over a pack a day for 10 years after 2 days of vaping I never touched a Cigarette again. I breath better, I smell better, I can taste food again, I don’t stink any more. Vaping has changed my life for the… Read more “it saved my life”
Vaping Saved My Life
Through vaping I was able to quit smoking after 45… Read more “Vaping Saved My Life”
Phillip Morris free
I’m 52 years old and have been a pack a day smoker since I was 17. I tried to quit many, many times. The longest period lasted two months and it was pure hell. I’ve tried cold-turkey, the pills, the patch and hypnosis (three times). Last summer, a co-worker gave me a basic pen style… Read more “Phillip Morris free”
20 years wasted
As a smoker of 20 years I have tried every method out there to quit. From the patch to the nic gum to meds to cold turkey. Every attempt was a complete failure. After walking into my local vape shop for the first time I was instantly intrigued. With the help of the friendly staff… Read more “20 years wasted”
I can breathe like a human should be able to once… Read more “Freedom”
My Father and I
I was a smoker for 4 years (I’m 21 now, I started when I was 17) until I bought a vape at the local shop last August. I enjoyed it much more than I thought I would, so when the time came for me to upgrade to a bigger, higher wattage kit, I decided to… Read more “My Father and I”
My experiences in the world of vaping
On December 18th 2013, I purchased my last pack of Marlboro reds. I bought my first ecig setup consisting of a ego style battery, clearomizer and juice, from then on I was hooked! Hooked might not be the best world to discribe it but that’s how it felt. I was proud of myself for finally,… Read more “My experiences in the world of vaping”
Non-smoker for almost 2 years
I have smoked cigarettes for 20 years and tryed to quit many times tryed the gum patchs and even pills from a doctor and none of worked so I decided to try vapping I went to a vaper shop in my town called good life vapor were I met some of the nicest people they… Read more “Non-smoker for almost 2 years”
I never would have quit without vaping
I started smoking when I was 15 years old. Fast forward 17 years and I was still smoking at age 32. I didn’t really have a strong desire to quit because in the past it had seemed so impossible. There were so many things in my day to day life that I associated with having… Read more “I never would have quit without vaping”
Starting a bad habit in a really young age
I’ve been smoking cigarettes since i was 12 years old back when I was still in Indonesia. there was no type of law for underage smoking over there. at the age of 14 I started to get really addicted to cigarettes. cigarettes has been a big part of my life before. I would buy 2-3… Read more “Starting a bad habit in a really young age”
vape is way better
I was a smoker for about 7 years. I was smoking a pack of cigarettes and 2-3 cigars on a daily bases. I’ve noticed that since I started vaping, back in late august 2014, that I can breath a lot better, I don’t get congested, and I’m able to do more activities without getting winded.… Read more “vape is way better”
Nicotine replacement therapy failed. Vaping didn’t.
I smoked a pack a day since around 19 years old. I wanted to quit many times and tried patches(horrible headaches and the first hour of wearing them was a severe uncomfortable rush), lozenges(indigestion and dry mouth not to mention loss of apetite) and gum (terrible taste and unsatisfying). I’m 28 now and January 5th… Read more “Nicotine replacement therapy failed. Vaping didn’t.”
Please do not ban flavors!
Vaping has help me quit cigarettes. Instead of craving a cigarette I crave my E-cigarette. It feels better taste better my sense of smell and taste have come back. I breath better, i don’t smell like a ashtray. Vaping e-liquid in my opinion is a better alternative than cigarettes. Please do not ban… Read more “Please do not ban flavors!”
My Journey into vaping
vaping. What a revolutionary thing!! In every sense of the word it truly is a disruptive technology. Nothing is more true day after day. I pray that it all makes sense in the end. I really, really do. For the love of all that is COMMON SENSE. I started smoking traditional tobacco cigarettes more than… Read more “My Journey into vaping”
Vaping has brought better health into my life
I had been smoking for just about 36 years with more than four attempts to stop just over the past 11 years with out any good luck. Tried the blu cig, patch, gum, etc. Tried the blu e cig, patch gum, etc, which did very little in getting me away from smoking since always feeling… Read more “Vaping has brought better health into my life”
From Smoking to Vaping
I started smoking in my freshman year of high school and continued smoking without cessation until February of this year. I smoked 1.5-2 packs a day from 17 until I quit, and it seriously affected my ability to perform basic physical functions and exercise. I hated how I felt and how angry I was when… Read more “From Smoking to Vaping”
2 packs/day smoker for years
My name is James. I am 34 years old. Minus a brief 4 year stint i have been a 2 pack per day (often times more) smoker. Over the years, like many folks, i’ve tried nicotine subsitutes. Quit lines, patches, lozenges, gum-none of it had any lasting effect. I always went back to cigarettes. It… Read more “2 packs/day smoker for years”
I wanna live longer, and smell better doing it.
I am 20 years old and starting to see how things develop towards my life. Vaping is one of the things I found to be a good part of my future, not only will I live longer vaping I’ll be smelling better at the same time. I can’t smoke cigarettes when I’m with my parents… Read more “I wanna live longer, and smell better doing it.”
changed my life
my mom died from lung cancer so this really hit close to home on the subject of vaping. I realize there still has to be more research done on it but the studies I have read show good results compared to tobacoo. haven’t had a cigarette in 2 years thanks to vaping. I feel better,… Read more “changed my life”
I have tried numerous and expensive attempts to quit smoking (also endangering my life with horrific side effects of pills), to include pills, patches, hypnosis, gum, etc… all to no avail. On June 4th, 2014, I bought a vaping system so I could vape between patients on the ambulance (I’m a paramedic) and not have… Read more “Paramedic”
Lucky to be young today.
I remember smoking a cigarette for the first time when I was 16 years old. That was over 20 years ago. Ten years ago I tried to quit. My chest would ache so bad all the time and I had a severe cough that was worsening by the day. I used nicotine patches. It was… Read more “Lucky to be young today.”
I quit Smoking after 34 years of two packs a day. I started Vaping and quit smoking after two weeks and since I have lowered my nicotine down to only 3 mg. I haven’t smoked in 5 months and cigarettes now stink if I smell them. I had a heart attack three years ago and… Read more “Tax payer”
Vaping makes quitting easy!
I’ve been a 1+ pack a day smoker for over 15 years. I’ve tried everything to quit, patches, gum, prescriptions, cold turkey but none were effective. I started vaping in Dec 2014 and haven’t smoked since! I’ve also managed to reduce my nicotine level from the 18mg I started at to only 6mg and plan… Read more “Vaping makes quitting easy!”
smoke no more
I am a-pack-a-day guy, two packs on weekend.. A month ago, I got myself a device and a 6mg nic liquid.. 30ml of liquid last for almost 2 week… amazingly… i have totally left the cig behind! and believe it or not, i start to hate the odor of smoke and i can’t take it!…… Read more “smoke no more”
3 year Vape Pro
I smoke for 33 years. I have tried many things to quit and always ended up back on those nasty cancer causing cigarettes. A dear friend of mine introduced me to vaping 3 years ago. I never thought I would actually stop smoking but thought I would give vaping a try…. but only after a… Read more “3 year Vape Pro”
May the Lord Guide Us to Vaping
My name is Dr. Austin Downs and I thank Jesus Christ every day for giving me vaping. I used to smoke 2 packs a day and I was really fat and ugly. My teeth were gross, my body repulsive, women wouldn’t even touch my hair. Then one day, when I was at the track betting… Read more “May the Lord Guide Us to Vaping”
helping my Wife
My wife is a smoker 2 weeks ago she started to using a EGO e-cig and all ready down a 1/4 of what she was smoking and still… Read more “helping my Wife”
I smoked since 14, now 35. I now VAPE, I no longer hack, cough, gag and I can breath and exercise. I am down to 3 nic level and most times at home dont even use a flavor with nic. I also know people that never smoked and vape no nic fluid… when I go… Read more “quick bit”
Can’t tolerate cigarettes after 25 years thank to vaping
I tried to quit over and over to no avail. I started at the age of 13th was a pack a day by the time I was 17. About a year ago, after a few set backs I fully transitioned to vaping once I found the electric cigarette set up that worked for me constantly.… Read more “Can’t tolerate cigarettes after 25 years thank to vaping”
smoked 20 years have not had 1 in the 8 months of vaping
I smoked over 20 years a pack a day or more. I started vaping 8 months ago and have not had 1 since the first week I started. I started at 24mg nic and now use 6mg of nic with the occasion 12mg thrown in there. I feel so much better then I did months… Read more “smoked 20 years have not had 1 in the 8 months of vaping”
30 year EX-smoker now!
I remember smoking my first cigarette at the age of 12. It was gross and horrible and I was hooked. Fast forward to now. I am 42 years old and I have quit smoking 20 days ago with the help of vaping. On March 29, 2015, I smoked my last cigarette. I started vaping instead… Read more “30 year EX-smoker now!”
Been vaping for a year and will never go back!
Sir, I am a 39 year old male in the United States Air Force. I have been a smoker since I was 25 and was at about 2-3 packs a day. As of right now I have been smoke free for a year (along with my wife) and according to my doctor am in much… Read more “Been vaping for a year and will never go back!”
After many years of smoking and quitting a few times I’m finally tobacco free. Even when I quit smoking for 14 years I craved a smoke almost daily. Now I’ve been cig free for almost 8 months. I had 1 cig about a week after my first vape. Took 4 drags and felt almost an… Read more “ry4ever”
I’ve never seen something save lives as quickly as this. Vape products have turned around so many conditions related to smoking that no matter what, vaping should be protected and encouraged for habitual smokers. we all agree 18 years of age… ok. we all agree its safer to smoking…ok. we all agree 2nd hand inhalation… Read more “Saving Lives”
almost one year no cigarettes. Thanks to vaping
On May 15 2014 my wife and myself laid down our two packages a day habit. Started vapping have not had one cigarette since. I think it takes a great store and helpful staff to walk you through the use of your email cigarette. I have been a cigarette smoker since 1985. Tried to quit… Read more “almost one year no cigarettes. Thanks to vaping”
39 yrs smoking
I started smoking cigarettes and chewing tobacco when I was 7 yrs old, I am 46 now. I started vaping 1 yr ago 2014 and have never picked up another cigarette since. I had tried the patches, gum and chantix, I also tried skoal pouches with no success. It wasn’t until my son told me… Read more “39 yrs smoking”
Smoking finally put to an end successfully after 30 years!
In my quest to find a way to actually quit smoking, although vaping was never put in those terms it actually is a way to quit. I am sceptic at heart because I tried to quit for so many years using the patch, gum, Chantix (that was crazy) and more. I am old (41) I… Read more “Smoking finally put to an end successfully after 30 years!”
Saving my Life AND my Wallet
After 30 years of smoking and several failed attempts at quitting, I thought I would give ecigs a try. I first tried some “cigalikes” with a high nic level, and found I couldn’t do it because I couldn’t inhale the vapor. As a smoker I was a straight lung hitter, and I could barely get… Read more “Saving my Life AND my Wallet”
Changes by Vaping with 0 nicotine
I neglected to mention the changes I have seen since I began vaping. From the very beginning, when I vaped with 12 nicotine, I experienced noticible differences. I had less coughing, and less phlegm and mucous. But most noticible of all was when I was walking from the parking lot into the grocery story or… Read more “Changes by Vaping with 0 nicotine”
I began smoking at 16, when everyone in my family smoked, and am now 72. I have attempted to quit using patches, lozengees and gum. Understanding that I probably have undiagnosed COPD, and have shortness of breath that goes with it, I decided to try vaping after seeing two men vaping and talking to them… Read more “Quitting Nicotine”
Been smoking for 40 years
I had been smoking for 40 years since the age of 14 and I have tried to quit smoking on numerous occasions, I’ve used the patches, the gum, the inhalers and Champix and not once did I have success. Two years ago I nearly died because I had double pneumonia made worse by a severe… Read more “Been smoking for 40 years”
It’s my first day quitting and I have before quit smoking without much torture with the help of e- cigarettes. However I do have a few question toward AVA and current vapers and I expect an honest answer. I do believe that vaping is healthier substitute to actual cigarettes that contains harmful physical chemicals that… Read more “Quitting cigarettes”
Vaping should be legalize! Give vaping the rightful justice!
Been a smoker for past 20+ years and I just started vaping last December and I’ve never looked back because it just work! Why are all these dumb headed authorities around the world (I’m in a pathetic country where they ban vaping very strictly with insane fine up to ten of thousands dollars!) trying to… Read more “Vaping should be legalize! Give vaping the rightful justice!”
Never Looked Back
I started smoking when I was 14 in the late 1980s. Back then, a 12 year old could walk into the gas station and buy a pack of cigarettes without any questions. Offices, schools, trains all still allowed smoking. I quit every time I was pregnant, but always ended up going back. I didn’t smoke… Read more “Never Looked Back”
Stopped smoking with vape
I am 62. Smoked for 45 years. Found a vape shop with trained people. I have not smoked tobacco in 3 months. Free at… Read more “Stopped smoking with vape”
Smoker since 1988
Started smoking Im 1988. Bought my first istick on Jul. 2 2015. Hadn’t had 1 cigarette since. I feel better no longer smell like an ashtray. Thanks to Vape Central in… Read more “Smoker since 1988”
Solid smoker for 20+ years
I smoked a pack + for 20 years. Through my time in the Army, college and my career in construction. My chest and throat hurt, my clothes stank and my work suffered. Since I stopped smoking and started vaping, I feel better, my senses of taste and smell have returned and I don’t take nearly… Read more “Solid smoker for 20+ years”
tanks to clouds
So, to start off, I was a smoker for 9 years. I started when I was 17 while working at a local Burger King. I had smoked for a couple weeks, then stopped for three. My friend offered me a cigarette and it was all after that. I tried numerous times to quit cold turkey.… Read more “tanks to clouds”
Vaping Products are Saving my Life
I smoked for over 40 years and hated my addiction. I hated myself for the last 30 years because of the addiction. I tried everything to stop smoking. I quit cold turkey, was put on prescription Wellbutrin (which caused me to be suicidal), used the patch, Nicorette gum, even did Hypnosis treatments. Nothing worked for… Read more “Vaping Products are Saving my Life”
Smoked for 15 years and quit in 1 day!
Me and my wife have smoke cigarettes for 15 years. We tried the Big tobacco brand Blu e cigs. Spent $120 on 2 full kits…and they didnt even function properly. Then notice that a local Vape Shop had opened. On my way to work one day I stopped in and bought a dual starter kit… Read more “Smoked for 15 years and quit in 1 day!”
I didn’t even intend to quit smoking.
I was a smoker for 22 years. By the time I was legally old enough to purchase my cigarettes I was already smoking a pack a day. I made several attempts to quit over the years using various methods including nicotine patches and gum, cold turkey and Chantix. My most successful attempt was with the… Read more “I didn’t even intend to quit smoking.”
Both my wife and I quit smoking
Both my wife and I quit smoking three years ago thanks to vaping. I was smoking a pack and a half, she was close to a pack a day. We both feel and smell much better these… Read more “Both my wife and I quit smoking”
I’m a hard core smoker who miraculously quit after 42 years by vaping
I started smoking in 1972 at the age of 18. I am now 60 and smoked for 42 years until January of 2015. In the 1980s I started rolling my own unfiltered cigarettes and was smoking about 50 cigarettes a day when I began vaping. I began vaping Vuse cigalikes in October of 2014 while… Read more “I’m a hard core smoker who miraculously quit after 42 years by vaping”
20 year smoker 4 year vaper
I smoked for over 20 years, I tried pills, patches, cold turkey, nothing worked for me. I always craved them. I had a friend at work who ordered our office smokers all eciggs. Once I started vaping, I never smoked again. These days, I vape a 0mg, but I still enjoy the experience. Anyone who… Read more “20 year smoker 4 year vaper”
Best Public Health Innovation Since Penicillin
I smoked for 20 years, 1-2 packs per day. Tried quitting many times, once with a high degree of success (almost a year) but all it ever took was one slip and I was right back to a pack a day. My first attempt to quit using “cigalikes” years ago had mixed results; I was… Read more “Best Public Health Innovation Since Penicillin”
Former smoker of 20 years…Not a cigarette since!
I started stealing my mom’s Newports at age 13. What started off as a quick buzz, and a way to look cool turned into a long addiction in my life. My son turned 5 last year, and I know that he was starting to catch onto my habit. I remembered my father smoking when i… Read more “Former smoker of 20 years…Not a cigarette since!”
I smoked for 28 years and 4 packs a day when I started vaping now I haven’t had smoked in the past 3 years! thought I’d never quite. I fell much better now. I love vaping for what it gave me my life back… Read more “it works”
I breathe better since vaping.
I smoked for 25 years, (Thanks to my X-wife). One day I decided to try vaping I’ve been vaping now for a month and I can breath alot better. And like others I tried the patch, the pill and the cold turkey bit and none of that worked. Until VAPING. So if and when you… Read more “I breathe better since vaping.”
32 years of a pack a day…until now
Have been smoking for 32 years at least a pack a day, and many more over weekends or events. I liked smoking and any and every time I tried to quit it felt completely against my will to do so. I had tried many methods including patches, Chantix, hypnosis, and “cold turkey” all of which… Read more “32 years of a pack a day…until now”
VAPING SINCE 4/6/2014
VAPING SINCE 4/6/2014 SMOKED FOR 45 YEARS IM 62 AND IF NOT FOR VAPPING I WOULD STILL BE SMOKKING.DO IT ALL FROM K-FUNS TO DRIPING AND SUB… Read more “VAPING SINCE 4/6/2014”
10+ years smoking. and guess what.. :/
Smoked cigarettes for more then ten years. And literally the night after taking to dsome friend’s, about vaping. Was the first time I ever tried it. I went into a Mr. Vapor store that’s right next to my house. Was in there for a good hour and half. Asking questions and then finally trying it… Read more “10+ years smoking. and guess what.. :/”
wish this was available 30 years ago
In the past, whenever I would begin an attempt to quit smoking, I felt an overwhelming sense of saddness and fear. Yesterday, I went to a vape shop and tried various flavors. I settled on two with nicotene. I went to my car, took a few puffs, and knew immediately that I would never smoke… Read more “wish this was available 30 years ago”
Husband and I both quit smoking. 3 years cigarette free
A friend in California told us about vaping after we had our son and were having a hard time quiting cigarettes for him. We ordered kits and I was smoking free instantly. My husband took about 2 months to quit cigarettes completely. But that was in March 2012. We are now smoke free and healtier… Read more “Husband and I both quit smoking. 3 years cigarette free”
I started smoking later than most, at the age of 28. From year 1 to year 25, I smoked about the same amount, between 1/2 to 3/4 pack per day. I loved to smoke, but of course I knew and was distressed about the health implications, being beyond deadly. I did quit once for about… Read more “A Godsend”
I quit smoking tobacco the same day I started vaping.
Quitting tobacco with ecigs was very easy for me. I observed a co-worker using an ecig and inquired about how it helped him quit. The next day I purchased an ecig and never looked back. I know this isn’t the story for every vaper, but I found vaping to be the ideal substitute to smoking… Read more “I quit smoking tobacco the same day I started vaping.”
Quit smoking 6 months and 1 day ago
I was a devout smoker for 20 years, and 2 years ago my tattoo artist showed me a basic CE4 tank and 900 battery. As soon as I tried it the only thing I could think of is that I could Vape over smoke any day. After a year of hit and miss attempts at… Read more “Quit smoking 6 months and 1 day ago”
Quit smoking in 8 days thanks to vaping.
I started smoking cigarettes when I was 15. By the time I was 18 and in the military I stopped smoking for three months. How? The United States Marine Corps does not allow recruits to smoke. I had no way of smoking, getting hold of a cigarette or really even the time to think about… Read more “Quit smoking in 8 days thanks to vaping.”
20 year smoking habit.
I smoked a pack to a pack and a half of Marlboro red 100s a day. I tried various methods to quit and nothing worked. Then my youngest daughter introduced me to vaping. I started out on a pen then graduated to Sub ohm. I am 21 days smoke free and still going. I feel… Read more “20 year smoking habit.”
After smoking for 30 years!
I was able to quit smoking after 30 years! I would have never been able to quit had I not learned about vaping. I am almost down to 0 nicotine all together. I can honestly say the transition was not hard at all and I was smoking 2+ packs a day. I am just amazed… Read more “After smoking for 30 years!”
I quit smoking because of the vape
I was a heavy smoker for 30 years and was unable to quit despite trying several time. I bought a vape over three years ago and have not had a single cigarette since… Read more “I quit smoking because of the vape”
4 weeks vaping, was smoking for 22 years
I have gone from 2.5 packs a day to less than 2 cigarettes a day, I’m quite not there yet, but still, what vaping has done for me is make my health better, less coughing, and better overall feeling. Vaping probably saved me from a lot of other things going on with my body too.… Read more “4 weeks vaping, was smoking for 22 years”
My personal Vaping experience
I am a 52 year old Woman that started smoking at age 16. By no means am I a Scientist , but what I will offer is an honest testimonial of how my body and health have reacted. Two years ago, I switched from smoking Cigarettes to Vaping. I started off at 24mg of Nicotine… Read more “My personal Vaping experience”
Vaping Gave My Family Back
I started smoking at the age of 16 because of peer pressure and wanting to look cool. My mother is allergic, and though I stopped smoking for the duration of my pregnancy in 2010, shortly after my daughter was born, I started again. Shortly after, we found out she’s allergic, too. She didn’t like to… Read more “Vaping Gave My Family Back”
I can Breathe
Smoked for about 21 years, quit june 3rd 2014 at 12:05 pm.. Best choice i ever made! I can now breathe normally and taste food i eat, also my sense of smell has vastly improved! Sucks now that i can smell cigs and know how nasty they actually smelled! Disgusting is what cigs are! The… Read more “I can Breathe”
45 years of smoking ended
I smoked cigarettes for 45 years and tried all kind of aids to stop smoking more times than I can count. I’ve been vaping for 18 months and have not touched a cigarette or even wanted one. I’ve suprised myself how easy the switch… Read more “45 years of smoking ended”
No more tobacco
I tried over and over to quit. I tried the over the counter meds. The nightmares were intolerable. A doctor prescribed me an antidepressant. I nearly committed suicide while taking it. On October 10th 2015 my husband and I went to a vape shop on a suggestion from a coworker of his. I quit tobacco… Read more “No more tobacco”
Wanted to be cool like daddy
I started smoking at 9 years old, sneaking them out of my parents packs and ashtrays. I wanted to look cool like them, but had no idea what I was doing to my health and body. I have tried to quit the first time using patches, that lasted 2 months. Then I quit cold turkey… Read more “Wanted to be cool like daddy”
I smoked over a pack a day for years and years. I met my Husband who vaped and he asked me to try. I never went back to cigs. I feel so much better and my Doctor noticed a difference in my health for the better. I have been vaping for 3 years now and… Read more “Saved”
smoked 25 years now smoke free
I started smoking when I was 13. I have tried everything to quit. Nothing ever worked until I got my first vaping device 6 months ago. I continued smoking about a week while I was transitioning but after that I have not touched a cigarette. I started out on 24mg nicotine and now I’m down… Read more “smoked 25 years now smoke free”
Vaping Changed My Life
I began smoking when I was 13 years old, sneaking them out from my dad’s packs. When I was 21 I decided to try to quit “cold turkey”. After gaining 50 lbs, I started right back up again. I then tried the patches, the gum, and Chantix to quit, all without success. At 24, vaping… Read more “Vaping Changed My Life”
25yr Smoker able to quit because of Vaping
I was a heavy pack a day smoker for over 25 years. I had tried everything to quit and failed at them all. A friend introduced me to vaping and I haven’t smoked since. Vaping saved my life. I would still be smoking if I wasn’t vaping. I already feel better, and have more energy.… Read more “25yr Smoker able to quit because of Vaping”
I started Vaping for my kids.
I was a pack and a half daily smoker. I also had a 4 year old son and a 1 year old daughter when I started Vaping. My son always told me he hated smelling my stinky cloths and wanted me to stop smoking. For a 4 year old to come up to you and… Read more “I started Vaping for my kids.”
Wife a happy camper
Started smoking at 14. 57 now and started vaping about 3 weeks ago. Have not had a cigarette in over a week. My wife can’t believe it and is so happy. In the past I tried everything. Gum took the edge off, patches made my heart race, cold turkey lasted about three days. Vaping has… Read more “Wife a happy camper”
47 Years a smoker
Started when I was about 14 (thought it made me look tough). Started vaping about three weeks ago (pressure from my wife and brother). This thing is working. Tried everything before… nothing worked (gum, patches were the worst, cold turkey…). Been reading about how governments want to “protect us” by taxing and controlling these products.… Read more “47 Years a smoker”
Finally tobacco free
After more than 40 years of smoking and trying to quit using the patch, pills and inhaler unsuccessfully, i have now been tobacco free for over a year. I breath better, move better, taste better and smell better. I vape every thing from coffee to fruit to desert and enjoy being able to switch around.… Read more “Finally tobacco free”
My new lease on life!
I was a 37 year 3 pack a day smoker who also used between 3-10 cigars on most days. had many many attempts to quit via the usual NRT (patches,gums accupuncture & meds) recommendations from doctors and well meaning friends but none of those ever worked for more than a few hours. While chatting with… Read more “My new lease on life!”
Marine Vet Quit Smoking Due To Vaping
I was in the Marine Corps for 5 years. during my time in the service, i started smoking about a pack and a half per day. When i separated from the military, i decided i needed to quit smoking. I started looking into vaping, and when i started vaping, i quit smoking instantly. I have… Read more “Marine Vet Quit Smoking Due To Vaping”
Veteran & Owner of The Vapor Shoppe INC.
Here is my personal thoughts and my testimony! Thank you for taking the time to read! Over the past few weeks, I’ve read too many articles regarding the cons to vaping. In March of this year, I received my annual check up. I received my blood work results in the mail and then on the… Read more “Veteran & Owner of The Vapor Shoppe INC.”
I was 8 years old when I started smoking cigarettes and I am 37 years old now and I tried to quit a lot of times I did try the e-cigarettes and nothing until I found vapeing so it’s a short time but it’s a month now and would love to see vapeing… Read more “Old smoker”
Vaping resolved my health issues
After trying cold turkey and medications for 5 years I was frustrated because I often still wanted to smoke, and kept going back to it. That’s because I used to really enjoy smoking yet I really had to give up for multiple health reasons. But vaping is different, I prefer it to smoking, and don’t… Read more “Vaping resolved my health issues”
saved me from smoking
I have tried quitting many times over my 35 year habit of smoking, but vaping finally turned me away from smoking. I can’t stand the taste smell or feel of smoking just one cigarette. I have quit vaping also but never had the urge for a cigarette. I vape when I want to enjoy a… Read more “saved me from smoking”
I Breathe Vapor, Not Smoke
I’m 19, started smoking cigarettes when I was 16. Started vaping and haven’t touched a cigarette in a year. I totally recommend the switch. You’ll notice affects right away when you make the switch … Such as you regain your smell & taste, and you’ll start feeling life is going so much better and… Read more “I Breathe Vapor, Not Smoke”
Smoked 35 yrs, Been vaping 3 Months, haven,t had a single ciggarette since. I breath much better and feel a lot better than I ever did. Thanks to Vaping. Tryed many other attemps to quit… Read more “Quit Smoking”
Smoked 2 packs daily
I am 34 years old and I have been a smoker for 20 years 2 packs daily , I was really heavy smoker I tried everything to quit , I have never had a cigarette once I start vaping since september/2014 , Am Living in Kuwait (middle east) , and my country prohibit the entry… Read more “Smoked 2 packs daily”
Have not touched tobacco since
Menthol smoker for 23 years, and had several unsuccessful attempts at quitting. When I picked up vaping 2 years ago, I stopped buy packs of cigarettes. Since I started vaping, I have not touched tobacco in any form. Vaping saved my life, and in more ways than 1! I’m a disabled vet, and had I… Read more “Have not touched tobacco since”
Vaping saved me
I am an ex smoker who now vapes, and enjoys doing so. I started smoking tobacco products the day I turned 18. In the past three years I have tried to stop smoking tobacco products so many times that I lost count. People hated the way I smelled, I felt really unhealthy and completely controlled… Read more “Vaping saved me”