Kelley Pickett, a former life long smoker shares her journey to the new health and living benefits that come from not smoking through vaping.
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I’d like to share my journey….. My Journey from Being a Smoker to Becoming a Non-Smoker (and letter I am sending my representatives)
I started smoking cigarettes when I was just 15 years old and continued to smoke for the next 43 years. On August 23rd, 2014, I was introduced to e-cigarettes, a basic Aspire vape pen setup. I haven’t smoked a cigarette since.
One of my biggest fears in quitting my cigarette addiction was gaining weight. Using the e-cigarette not only kept me from gaining weight but I actually lost some.
More than any weight concerns, however, are numerous health issues I have, several of which no longer bother me.
Both I and my doctors have noticed that, almost immediately, my smokers cough went away, I haven’t had bronchitis (which I got at least twice a year) once and I haven’t had to use my inhaler at all.
I now use my Reuleaux RX200 and have learned, from local shop owners and fellow vapers, how to build my own coils and maintain them. Because I was such a heavy smoker, (up to three packs a day) I started out at 28 mgs of nicotine and, in pretty short order, started reducing the nicotine level.
I currently use six mgs. of nicotine. Having the e-cigarette gave me control over the amount of nicotine I used and allowed me to drop the nicotine level quickly over the past two years. E-cigarettes literally saved my life!
For the vape industry to be attacked while big tobacco companies are left to, undeniably, continue killing 1000’s of people a year is absurd.
I have met a lot of people in the vape industry that genuinely care about the consumer’s goals and teaching them to vape safely, which is far more than any tobacco company has ever done.
Like alcohol, cigarettes are drugs. But both are socially accepted and therefore are, for the most part, left alone. I say this from experience: overcoming a cigarette addiction is much harder than overcoming my cocaine addiction was (nine years clean).
*Kelley adds this as a memo to her local representative in government. Please take the time to find out what the Advocacy Groups that serve you are suggesting you do to maximize impact, and educate yourself. Then, #sponsorasmoker and help someone else quit.
“As one of your constituents that votes regularly, and is tired of politicians making campaign promises that they have no intentions of keeping, and in most cases don’t, I strongly urge you to stand up against the FDA and any regulations or changes that they are trying to pass in regards to the e-cigarette.
If the FDA gets it’s way, 1000’s of lives will be lost as a direct result of smoking cigarettes. People like myself will potentially go back to smoking cigarettes. Don’t let the FDA destroy an industry that has, undeniably, the potential of saving 1000’s of lives.”
Don’t let the FDA destroy an industry that has, undeniably, the potential of saving 1000’s of lives.”
Albany, Georgia USA