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Two Years Smoke-Free Today !

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  1. rico942

    rico942 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 12, 2013
    Carlsbad, CA
    Yup, two years since I set fire to a tobacco tube, after 46 years of a 2 pack-a-day habit starting at age 14 ...

    My dentist in Mexico gave me a cigalike after pulling two molars on May 10th 2013, it worked for me from day one ...

    I am a practiced stealth vaper, enjoy my new hobby everywhere and anywhere with complete satisfaction. At home and in my car I enjoy 50 percent VG juice and a modest cloud. But in public, recognizing the "brittle people" who have been thoroughly conditioned to openly attack anything that "looks like smoking", I vape 100 percent PG juice with total impunity. No evidence, no "crime" ...

    After two years of vaping, my lung function has vastly improved, and Parkinsons symptoms are noticeably diminished. Now retired and with more energy that I have had in years, I can enjoy my free time thanks to 24 months of detox from tobacco additives ...

    A salute to all of those on the front lines of the battle to protect vaping, and to expose the blatantly false media campaign to demonize this life-saving innovation ...

    Join CASAA and make a contribution to a noble cause ! :thumbs:
     
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  2. gingertalk196

    gingertalk196 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 2, 2014
    New Jersey
    Congratulations Rico942! Great accomplishment.

    My husband was in Vietnam and has been diagnosed with Parkinsons. He gave up smoking close to 40 years ago so I hesitate to recommend vaping and don't know if he'd even consider it. If you don't mind me asking, how long ago were you diagnosed? How does vaping help? Thanks so much and once again congratulation of 2 years!!!!! Ginger
     
  3. sc12

    sc12 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 22, 2013
    USA
    Happy 2 years! Congrats on quitting the smokes!
     
  4. TyPie

    TyPie Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 13, 2013
    New Joisey (aka NJ)
    Rico,
    Many congrats on your fantastic (and important!) achievement and milestone!
    Here's to your health!!!! :toast:
     
  5. Ibitz

    Ibitz Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 14, 2015
    Johnson City, TN, USA
    Congratulations!! 2 years is a huge milestone
     
  6. SissySpike

    SissySpike Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 1, 2012
    San Diego CA
    images.jpg Whahooooo Good for you!
     
  7. rico942

    rico942 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 12, 2013
    Carlsbad, CA
    I was diagnosed with Parkinsons over 10 years ago, but managed to keep it concealed until last year. I was put on a layoff list when co-workers noticed the hand tremors, and an HR agent asked me if I was putting people at risk. She believed that Parkinsons was contagious. Seriously ...

    I retired a month later ...

    There are medical opinions that smoking masks the symptoms of Parkinsons. I did notice an increase in the frequency and intensity of hand tremors immediately after I stopped smoking, but found that (for me), vaping with 24mg juice slowly reduced the tremors over the first year, to a level somewhat less than before ...

    My neurologist (in Mexico) is aware of all of this, he does not openly endorse vaping, but is keeping an open mind, and observing my symptoms over time ...

    I've learned that Parkinsons is a complicated disease, and treatment that works for one patient may not be effective for another ...

    My hope is that some brave medical professional will research the effects of nicotine for Parkinsons treatment, and publish their results ...
     
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  8. rico942

    rico942 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 12, 2013
    Carlsbad, CA
    Thanks to all for the congrats ! :D

    I'll have to remember to do this next year, and every year thereafter ... :thumb:
     
  9. mechhunter

    mechhunter Full Member

    Feb 25, 2015
    Proxima Centauri
    Congrats on getting through the sophomore slump!
     
  10. issy

    issy Super Member ECF Veteran

    Congrats! Here's to many more years of good health to you, rico! :toast:
     
  11. Frenchfry1942

    Frenchfry1942 Chillin' Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 12, 2014
    Rivanna
    Congrats!! Rico!, thank-you for the inspiration.
     
  12. FlamingoTutu

    FlamingoTutu Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Aug 5, 2013
    In the Mountains
  13. pianoguy

    pianoguy Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Nov 4, 2009
    Apple Valley, MN
    Bravo, congrats to you!
     
  14. CardinalWinds

    CardinalWinds Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 25, 2009
    Vermont, USA
    Nice job, rico! Just as an aside, I've never vaped 100% PG...do you get any vapor at all?
     
  15. raqball

    raqball Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 22, 2010
  16. kaahn

    kaahn Super Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 26, 2015
    Eastern NC
    ...and many more! Congrats!
     
  17. Semiretired

    Semiretired Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Sep 24, 2011
    Middle Georgia
    Two - Double Congrats... :toast::toast::toast:
     
  18. Semiretired

    Semiretired Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Sep 24, 2011
    Middle Georgia
    Oooops Double Post - but maybe appropriate for two years vaping..
     
  19. WindyCityJoe

    WindyCityJoe Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 6, 2013
    Phoenix, AZ
    Great job Rico, here's to you and your health! :toast:
     
  20. roxynoodle

    roxynoodle Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Jun 19, 2014
    Ohio
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