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Real People. Real Stories.

The Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association (CASAA) is collecting successful vape stories and testimonials from smokers who used smoke-free alternatives to quit or reduce their smoking. The testimonials are posted publicly on our website for everyone to see, and may be sent to lawmakers to fight anti-vaping legislation.

This public collection of successful vape stories is a powerful response to those who want to restrict access to e-cigarettes and other smoke-free products. Our goal is to present a large collection of compelling individual reports that will make it impossible for anyone to claim that substitution of low-risk alternatives (e-cigarettes, snus, and other smoke-free tobacco/nicotine products) is not a proven method for quitting smoking.

You are free to write your own story and include or exclude any details as you like. However, if you would like a few suggestions, below is a list of questions to consider:

  • How long did you smoke?
  • How long ago did you start using a smoke-free alternative?
  • Exactly what type of smoke-free products do you use (please do not include company/brand names), and has this changed over time?
  • Do you still smoke, and if so how much have you cut down?
  • Did you both smoke and use the smoke-free product for a time before quitting smoking entirely (if so, how long?), or did you switch immediately? Did you stop tobacco/nicotine entirely for a while and then start using a low-risk alternative?
  • What methods (NRT, Chantix, counseling, etc.) did you use to try to quit smoking before switching to a smoke-free alternative? How long were you able to go without smoking using these other methods before starting again?
  • What changes in the quality of your life (both positive and negative) have you noticed since adopting the smoke-free alternative?

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# Name Testimonial Experience Date
13384
Jaime K.
I started smoking when I was 15. I tried quitting at least a dozen times, patches, gum, antidepressants, tried everything within my power. Within two days with vaping, I was completely done with smoking, I haven't had a single cigarette since around 2008. I've seen countless friends quit smoking, and even quit vaping, finding it an easier pathway to total cessation than any other alternatives. For myself, I still enjoy vaping, I'm not sure I'd like to quit. That said, all of my doctors are convinced it's significantly safer for me than smoking, which as a person with Multiple Sclerosis, it's literally imperative that I not smoke combustible cigarettes. I'm absolutely convinced vaping has not just saved my life, but also my long-term quality of life.

11+ years

10/22/2021

13383
ericd
i have been vaping for about 5 years. started out smoking and vaping and finally made the switch over to vaping only 3 years ago. it has been beneficial to myself and all those around me who care about me. feel much healthier and there no gross smell for anyone to complain about. i cant imagine how vaping can be so villanized for 'what ifs' and unknowns about long term effects, when the harm that cigarettes can do have been known for decades yet it doesnt get the bad press and outright bans that vaping does.

2-5 years

10/21/2021

13382
Collin
I have posted my story, other places I'm going to try to summarizeit. When I was 11, I picked up my first cig from my grandmother. After that day I smoked. By the time I was 14 i was smoking almost a full pack of smokes. Then, when I was a very troubled person, I couldn't do anything without drugs. Meth was my drug of choice. I one day had a bad hit or something freaked me out, seen my family, they told me I was killing myself with meth and cigs. Weirdest thing. Could have just been my body telling me I'm dying from sleep deprivation, but i will forever say that was the way that whoever was watching over me could guide me towards the right path. God, family members, whoever it maybe thank you. After that day I had to quit doing the stupid stuff so I went, through withdrawals for a week, then decided to go pick up a vape to get off smokes and meth. I thought of vaping bc of the big cloud you blow off meth. Ever since February or so its been at least 4 yrs cig-free and meth-free due to vape. I wish I could give it more love some how it saved my life. I used drugs so much I would have seizures without vaping I would be a vegetable 95% chance. Thank you, Casaa, for being beautiful !

2-5 years

10/21/2021

13381
Keepmeofffags.
If Ecigs and E,liquids are banned I will definitely have to start smoking cigarettes/fags. E-cigs have totally helped me quite fags/cigarettes. I feel a definite health benefit since I have been using E-cigs even though I have only been using E-cigs for the last month or so. To meany of my family and friends have passed away from smoking cigarettes and now I'm getting older I feel the need to stop using cigarettes. I have tried very hard over the years to stop using chewing gum and patches but I have always gone back to cigarettes. But thanks to E-cigs I'm doing very well and my health has definitely improved E-cigs have helped thousands of people to quite cigarettes. It's definitely the way to help people all around the world to live longer for their loved ones and their self's. Every cigarette I don't have I live for an extra 5 minutes and that's just one life.

Less than 1 year

10/12/2021

13380
Silent Omerta
I am finally free from cigarettes after smoking them for most my life and I can feel it! I started smoking when I was 11 by 14 I already had to have them at all times. My teachers and anyone that didn't smoke could smell it. I'm 26 now I started vaping a few years ago but didn't really get into it until the last year and a half. I cut down to a pack every couple of days and then a pack a week then a pack a month to now no cigarettes at all. I love trying different flavors and rebuilding my rta's and rdas. I can't believe what is happening with all of these flavor bans and the taxes. It would be a mistake by the government if we lose vaping if they really care about our health and happiness

1-2 years

10/11/2021

13379
Jay Trout
A year or so later and I am still smoke free, since August of 2015. I smoked from 1978 to 2015. Both of my parents died of lung cancer. Thanks to vaping “kid” flavors. , I won’t have to.

6-10 years

10/04/2021

13378
Zayden tiberious
I have been smoking since I was 15 I was a bad habit picked up amongst the wrong crowd I'm 25 now someone suggested vaping to get me to quit smoking cigarettes. I tried it thought nothing of it I started take less and less amounts of cigarettes. And now I don't smoke at all vaping has help me so much. Please don't take our flavors. It's the only thing helping thousands of us who suffer from a bad habit. Thank you for your time

2-5 years

10/04/2021

13377
Rebeccalynn
I started smoking cigarettes at such a young age and it was addicting but always made me feel like crap and made me sick. There’s so many chemicals in them and it was giving me headaches that lasted days even after taking medicine. So I switched to my vape mod and I have never had an issue out of them. The flavors is what keeps me from going back to cigarettes. My story may not make a difference but I don’t want that pain from cigarettes again and this government is getting out of hand with these prohibited laws.

2-5 years

10/04/2021

13376
Sam
I've been vaping for several years now and it has helped me with my anxiety. I've tried cigarettes but they were just nasty to me. Vaping is a big part of my life. I dont like the taste of tobacco or menthol.

6-10 years

10/04/2021

13375
Jamie
I started smoking cigarettes at age 16 and tried to quit many times with patches, gum, etc once vaping became a known thing to try it stopped me from going back to cigarettes. I’ve been vaping for about 6 years now if they pass this flavor ban and federal tax I’m truly afraid it will lead me back to smoking cigarettes

2-5 years

10/04/2021

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