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 tried it for two decades. He even tried the cigalike vapes in 2011. Nothing worked. He gave vaping a try again in 2017 with a closed pod system (like Juul) and moved to an open pod system. The open pod system worked as he was able to pick his own flavors and nicotine levels. The first week on the closed pod system had him down to half a pack after being a pack and sometimes two packs daily. He dual used for about three weeks, still having no more than 3 traditional cigarettes a day. Then he put up his smokes and went 100% vape. A short time later, he lowered his nicotine levels. It’s the sweet fruit flavor that has helped him get this far. Off cigarettes and lower nicotine levels. He can’t even smoke anymore as it is repulsive to him. Our goal is to have him nicotine free by the end of the year and hopefully vape free too.
His doctor visits are stellar now. He feels better and is more active. He is in better health than he has been in years. The difference is noticeable and amazing.
I’ve converted my parents from smoking. They are older and prefer the closed pod system since it is much easier to use. They like the fruity flavors too.
Next up, I am buying starter open pod systems or an all in one device for each of my smoker friends. I am one non-smoker and I alone can get at least a dozen people smoke free with the numerous vape devices and flavors available today in 2018. I would not have been able to support anyone with out my helpful local vape shop either. They walked me through everything and genuinely wanted me to succeed in converting smokers. I visit them often and update them.
I am a non-smoker, non-vaper and know it can save lives.