I am almost 52 years old and smoked cigarettes for 42 yrs.
I started smoking at the age of 8. I began doing it regularly from the age of 15 where i progressed to smoking about 35-40 cigarettes a day by my early 20's.
I was with his father, who was also a heavy smoker when he passed away from lung cancer in 2000.
I developed a very persistent smoker’s cough that got progressively worse as the years went on. It got to the point where I couldn’t sleep and my energy began to drop dramatically. With the combination of a leg injury and my smoking, it became very difficult to get around in my daily life and around 2015, I was diagnosed with emphysema.
I became a couch potato, I was pretty much housebound, it was so hard to get up and do anything, I even had trouble making it to the local shop less than a kilometre away.”
I tried a number of methods to try to quit smoking. I tried patches, tablets, oral strips and cold turkey. All to no avail.
I switched to vaping in June 2018 and my doctor told me that my lungs had started to clear. I can now breathe a lot easier, am no longer waking up in the night coughing and can walk around with less difficulty.
I currently saving nearly $3500 a year since I started vaping.
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