Pansy Flanagan, age 45, from Rocky Mount, North Carolina was a smoker for close to 30 years, with a pack and a half a day or more habit. She had been smoking since she was 12, and she started to notice a deterioration in her health. So, she decided she would give vaping a go.
She went down to a local vape shop and purchased an e-cigarette; she hasn’t ever picked up a cigarette again. Since then, she has upgraded to a more modern vape mod. She explains her health is in a much better state: “Vaping was an outlet to better my health, my family and to eliminate cigarette smoke from being around my grandson, who has asthma.” The amazing part of her story is that the transition from cigarettes to vaping was very easy for her. The fact is, it is not easy for most smokers who attempt to quit using vaping. Sometimes it takes time in finding the right products. But I do believe it is the best alternative with the highest success rate available.
Pansy found vaping to be very satisfying, she says, “I was able to get that hand to mouth action going and enjoyed the vape a lot.” She started out with a regular menthol e-juice and slowly switched to flavors, like fruity flavored e-juices. Every time she had the urge for a cigarette, she would pick up her vape and the urge would go away, she describes.
Her blood pressure is now down since her transition, she is able to breath better and within weeks even her sense of smell and taste increased dramatically. She was so happy to see such a drastic improvement in several areas of her life. She also has stopped waking up coughing every morning. Her doctor told her that she has made the best choice for her overall health in quitting the cigarettes. “I feel like vaping saved my life, because I would still be smoking today, ” she says.
There you have it! Another success story from the YouTube channel Vapers Helping Smokers to Quit, a project run by Dr. Christopher Russell at the Centre for Substance Use Research in the UK.