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CASAA launches tobacco harm reduction success stories collection

Discussion in 'CASAA' started by kristin, May 24, 2013.

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  1. kristin

    kristin Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Aug 16, 2009
    CASAA - Wisconsin
    E-cigarettes and other Tobacco Harm reduction strategies: a collection of success stories

    Are you fed up with the claim that “there is no evidence” that e-cigarettes, snus, or other low-risk tobacco/nicotine products help people quit smoking? We are, too. It is obviously wrong, since every individual story of how e-cigarettes helped someone quit smoking (especially after many failed attempts using other methods) is such evidence! When CASAA fights against restrictions on e-cigarettes at the state and local level, we almost always win. The main reason for that is because CASAA members turn out and tell the lawmakers about how e-cigarettes were the reason they quit smoking. Most people understand evidence like that!

    [TABLE="class: tr-caption-container, align: center"]
    [TD="align: center"][​IMG][/TD]
    [TD="class: tr-caption, align: center"]Did you quit using one of these safer alternatives?
    Tell us about your success story![/TD]

    With this in mind, CASAA is compiling these individual stories so that we can back that individual testimony with a large collection and make it impossible for anyone to keep pretending that there is "no evidence." We know that there are hundreds -- perhaps thousands -- of you who have succeeded with tobacco harm reduction (THR) using e-cigarettes, snus, or other products and have already written your stories for testimony, letters to the editor or web posts. Thousands more have their own success stories that have never been reported. We want to collect those stories!

    If you are someone who quit smoking by switching to e-cigarettes or any other smoke-free tobacco/nicotine product, please go to our testimonials collection page (click here) and tell us your story in your own words.

    If you have already written your story, you can copy and paste it and this will only take a few minutes. (There is just one page of quick, simple questions followed by a box to paste your story into.) If you have not already written your story, this is a good opportunity to do so; it will take a bit more time than some of the check box surveys you may have already done, but it is worth it: These personal stories have proven to be the most powerful means of convincing doubters!

    For those who are interested in receiving updates about this project or joining CASAA, you will also find information about those in the survey.

    Thank you for your contribution to this project. We are confident that it will really make a difference!

    Please forward and repost/share this anywhere that seems appropriate (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, blogging, vaping

    Be sure to leave your story by clicking the link above. Comments left on this blog post will not be included in the official testimonial collection.
  2. gordk

    gordk Full Member Verified Member

    Feb 2, 2013
    Roxy and Elsewhere
    Howdy CASAA, and thank you in an extreme way for what it is you do.

    I'm Gordon Keeble, I'm in the vicinity of Albany, NY, and here, I don't give a crap who might see this info.

    I would really like to participate in your collection of testimonials, and want to give one that is true in every way.

    My concern here is that ALL of us here know that the bottom line is about how much cash is leaving our pockets and landing in their pockets, at any expense to anyone.

    I think you need to include pointers for people writing testimonials to help them avoid saying things that might potentially be misconstrued and used as ammunition.

    Thank for reading what I wrote.

    C. Gordon Keeble
    Albany, NY
  3. wv2win

    wv2win ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Feb 10, 2009
    GA by way of WV
    Excellent idea, kristin. Let's keep this thread on the front page.

    In fact, could a mod make this a "sticky"???????
  4. BuGlen

    BuGlen Divergent ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Mar 6, 2012
    Tampa, Florida
    Testimonial submitted, and bump!
  5. KY_Rob

    KY_Rob Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 23, 2013
    Ok. I was wrong, and have made a mistake. My apologies...

    I've been challenging CASAA lately, and have been extremely wary of their agenda. CASAA's supporters have been very diligently supportive of the organization and its goals, and have expressed a zeal that's nothing short of commendable.

    After several days of reflection, I've realized my continual challenging of CASAA hasn't don't anything supportive of their causes (which aligns with most all of us, myself included).

    By deciding not to join the CASAA organization, I have effectively chosen to side with those that CASAA oppose, by way of inaction. That is just not acceptable to me.

    I will be signing up and putting my support behind the CASAA organization within the hour.

    EDIT: Sign up complete
  6. wv2win

    wv2win ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Feb 10, 2009
    GA by way of WV
  7. wv2win

    wv2win ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Feb 10, 2009
    GA by way of WV
  8. I testified! For those interested, I pasted it here.
  9. wv2win

    wv2win ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Feb 10, 2009
    GA by way of WV
  10. sonicdsl

    sonicdsl Admin
    Reviewers Mgr
    Asst Classifieds Mgr
    Admin Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Aug 11, 2011
  11. Hitmetwice

    Hitmetwice Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 18, 2012
  12. witchyg

    witchyg Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 4, 2013
  13. cmknight

    cmknight Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 17, 2013
  14. BuGlen

    BuGlen Divergent ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Mar 6, 2012
    Tampa, Florida
    Bump for the cause. I believe the goal was to have 1000+ testimonials and I think they're still a few hundred shy of the goal. Please take the time to provide share your story if you can!
  15. Zee2006

    Zee2006 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 12, 2013
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    I sent mine in and had my daughter do hers too.
  16. Teach08

    Teach08 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 23, 2013
    Nashville, TN
    Another bump...just submitted my survey and my story. I LOVE to tell this story!

    C''re excited you've quit and you know you want to shout it from the rooftops...go for it!
  17. Barbara21

    Barbara21 Moved On

    May 21, 2013
    Greenville, SC, USA
    Any chance of reading some of these stories? Or even seeing how many stories have been submitted.

    (Yes, I've done mine already. :) )
  18. flybritn

    flybritn Full Member Verified Member

    Aug 19, 2013
    Jackson, TN
    Glad i seen this thread. I Just posted success story.
  19. The Dingo

    The Dingo Super Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 15, 2011
    North Carolina
    I'm interested in getting some numbers too.
    How many completed the survey and the results?
    I'd also like to read some of the other stories.
  20. DJLEC

    DJLEC Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 12, 2013
    Union City, California
    Thank you since I also submitted mine.

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