Vaping flavours to quit smoking
Vaping flavours to quit smoking
I am 54 years old and started smoking cigarettes when I was 15 years old. After seeing my doctor I was told that I am wheezing a lot so my doctor advised me that I need to give up smoking. I tried numerous times to quit cold turkey and also by trying the Nicorette gum and patches and neither worked. I was suffering from withdraw from not smoking. I was also very cranky and eating and snacking like crazy. I started vaping 2 years ago and I have not touched a cigarette since. My crankiness went away and I am not over eating or snacking. I no longer have wheezing and coughing issues. I vape when I get a craving and then it goes away. So much better than smoking cigarettes and I have more energy. Thank you vape gods for helping me give up cigarettes.
I smoked 2 packs a day for over 40 years. I tried everything to quite, all the pharmaceutical, homeopathic, and cold turkey methods out there. Nothing worked. Then I found vaping. I have not had so much as 1 cigarette in almost 3 years. Vaping saves lives. There is no ambiguity.
I started smoking when i was 13 stealing cigarettes from my parents, I smoked for years, mostly at parties because media made me believe it was the only way I could fit in. Then as I got older smoking was the only way to get breaks so my addiction got stronger. then in college I found vaping. It didnt leave me smelling awful I could taste again and my life didnt revolve around when my next cigarette would be. then I found building with vaping and the more hands on side and i found a true hobby. I have now been smoke free for 9 years
Why does the media keep missing the real story here? And why does the industry keep “applauding” the government? Government is not your friend – especially Health Canada (I used to work in their tobacco control program). The “youth vaping epidemic” did not exist in Canada prior to 2018. It was then that Health Canada decided to allow legal entry of not only nicotine but of extremely high concentrations of nicotine in vaping products into Canada (65mg/mL or 6%) – coinciding with the entry of JUUL (59 mg/mL or 5%). Prior to this time and interesting coincidence, Canadian smokers trying to quit were more than satisfied with the domestic products which contained between 0% and 1.6% nicotine (well below the 20mg/mL they are now proposing as a cap). If kids in Canada are now hooked on nicotine, through vaping, it is entirely Health Canada’s doing – and provincial governments, parents and the kids themselves should considered legal action against the federal government for the harm caused. What Health Canada did back in June of 2018 was intentional and they were fully aware of what these high concentration nicotine products would do to Canadian kids – as the U.S. experience with these products and kids was already quite well known. Now Health Canada wants people to forget their culpability in all of this while promoting itself as the saviors of the kids they addicted and victimized. If the flavours in these products are, according to Health Canada, what clearly draws kids to vaping products and that the nicotine is what addicts them – then why not simply keep allowing all of these flavours but only in 0% nicotine vaping products? Use the same flavours to incentivize these kids away from the nicotine. But such a government strategy would miss the necessary political mark as targeting “flavours” is largely meant to shift the blame away from nicotine – and especially the high concentrations of nicotine that Health Canada mysteriously chose to legally allow in this country back in 2018 (and which is what caused the youth epidemic in the first place). Just thought I would share my reaction to all of these recent media stories on what Health Canada is doing. I sincerely wish you well in your efforts to protect your individual rights and freedoms.
I quit smoking with vaping, then quit vaping after killing off all my bad “I need a smoke NOW” habits. As such, I do not currently vape. I understand that most of the “individuals” behind the drive to push back on the upcoming legislative changes are actually vape shop owners and staff, but I feel like this survey skips out on a very important part of the vaping population – those who successfully quit nicotine completely.
I am wanting to validate some information. I was a long time smoker who quit in 2015 thanks to vaping. I tried the nicotine patches and cold turkey before and it failed. Miserably. A vape shop here in New Brunswick is telling people they banned flavors. Is it true? I read up and it sounded like that was in Ottawa not here. I read here they were making vape shops get a license to sell products. Honestly this is all a mess. If they take this away I know I’ll cave and go back to cigarettes. They made a huge mistake with teens from get go. Teens don’t care about restrictions. They always find a way. Honestly they could of left them with the 0 nicotine ejuices. They act like they don’t exist when talking about vaping, but all these flavors have a 0 nicotine as well. That would of been safer then kids getting them off the streets or God knows where. The best way to stop teens is by helping them make informed decisions. Not making it for them and everyone else.
Mark started smoking around the age 14. He smoked upwards of a pack a day. Mark found a vape shop in 2014 and that was the last day he touched a cigarette.
Smoking cigarettes starting at 13, David made the switch to vaping at the age of 44. He found a flavour he liked, Tobacco to be exact, and that helped him successfully quit smoking.
Thomas started smoking at 9 years old and was smoking a pack a day by 15. When Thomas hit the age of 35, he realized that smoking was killing him. He tried conventional methods such as nicotine gum and “The Patch”, but the only thing that aided him in quitting was vaping.
Joseph smoked 2 packs a day before he was involved in an incident that punctured his right lung. Refusing to quit smoking, he started coughing up blood. He found vaping and used a grape flavour to help him quit for good.