I am 50 years old and started smoking when I was 14. Over the last ten years I have tried everything to stop… patches, gum, zyban, champix and all to no avail…… In fact the zyban and champix had very serious side effects and one doctor would not prescribe as she said they were a dangerous and ‘dirty’ drug’……
September 2011 a friend gave me a go on his ecig….. I haven’t smoked since….. It was a first generation ecig that did the job but no where near as effectively as the ecigs I use now i.e. the 3rd generation ones. The benefits of using e cigs has been quite amazing…. I can breathe, I dont stink of tobacco and neither does the house! and my finances are much healthier!
The ecig finally gave me the break I needed in stoping the cigarette smoking, however I was very skeptical about the contents and mode that they produced vapour, so I spent many hours researching…… It did not take long to realise that e-cig use is far safer than cigarettes with very little risk at all. What was very surprising has been the stance by ill informed politicians, big pharma and official health bodies who I always thought to be reputable health organisations such as the WHO and the UK Cancer trust who have been pushing ridiculous anti e-cig messages out to the general public…. They all should hang their heads in shame at trying to monopolise, ban and/or restrict the e-cig. The e-cig is the biggest health benefit to come along ever, it has the chance to save and prolong millions of lives in the 21st century…..