Jenn Perry, age 46, from Eugene Oregon was a smoker for 27 years. She started when she was 16 years old. Every day for 27 years she smoked over 2 packs a day. Fast forward to December, 2013 when she was diagnosed with brain cancer. She was in such a traumatic state of mind, as anyone in that situation would be. It is unclear if smoking cigarettes was a contributing factor of this cancer, but she knew that smoking wouldn’t help in her fight against it. She was at a crossroads in making healthier life choices for herself, ahead of what inevitably will be a tough battle.
One of her first decisions after the diagnosis was to head over to her local vape shop. She advises anyone looking to make the switch to “shop around, and ask questions to learn as much as you could.” Since visiting her local shop, she has not had a cigarette. It has been over 3 years now. She says, “Since I started vaping, I have not used my asthma inhaler at all; the only time I used it was when I had pneumonia.” I would say THAT is pretty amazing! For someone who relied on an inhaler daily for years and was able to put it aside after quitting cigarettes, is a significant health accomplishment. “I am breathing better, ” she states.
Another amazing success story of quitting traditional cigarettes is attributed to vaping! Once again, this story is 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.