I was a smoker for nearly 10 years and occasionally used smokeless tobacco products (chew, snus, disolvables, etc.). For the last 3 of those years I tried everything I could find to quit smoking. Patches, gums, cold turkey, therapy, herbal supplements, etc. and NONE of it worked for longer than a month. I always went back to smoking. On June 3rd 2009 I bought my first electronic cigarette
, and I am proud to say that I have not had a single cigarette since that day. In fact I have been completely tobacco free since that time. In the 1 year and 7 months since I quit tobacco and started using an electronic cigarette my lung function has improved over 30%, my senses of taste and smell have returned to what they were before I began smoking, and the occurrences of rapid and/or irregular heart beat have declined so much that I cannot recall the last time I had one. These used to occur once every two days at a minimum. I am happier and healthier than I have been in a decade! If this can happen for me, it can happen for anyone! How many premature deaths could be prevented? How many individuals' quality of life could be improved? Millions! If electronic cigarettes
are banned or blocked from import then the body count from tobacco related deaths will continue to rise unchecked. The FDA
's misinformation campaign against the electronic cigarette is absurd and, in my opinion, boarders on realm of them taking an active role in genocide.