Last week dozens of e-cigarette users told us why they switched to e-cigarette in our facebook poll, on this blog and on google plus.
When we finished the poll, I put all my favourite comments in a single document, and did a word count. It came to 4,800 words – too much for a single blog post. So this is going to be one of a series of posts, recording your thoughts and reasons for switching from cigarettes to e-cigarettes.
Why People Switched: The Stats
The final results were combined from two polls we held and from comments on the blog post. If people commented on the facebook comments or our facebook page, I assumed they had already voted.
Here are the results:
Because of the smoking ban: 14
To save money: 17
For health: 77
Because you like e-cigarettes: 7
Or, if you prefer visual information:
(These images are licensed for use with attribution with a live link, like other charts we have produced, so please feel free to re-use them.)
Even allowing for a large margin of error due to the small sample size, it seems clear that health is the primary reason for switching to e-cigarettes.
What You Said
Lorna McNarry: Taste back and I’m finding it easier to breathe!
It’s been 11 weeks since my last ciggy!!! August 31st was the day my halo kit arrived and I haven’t looked back. I swapped to the e-cig because I didn’t enjoy smoking anymore but I didn’t want to quit. I couldn’t stand the smell or taste and the cost of fags was ever increasing! I smoked out of habit and needed something that was safe and great to use that felt like I was still smoking! Enter my halo kit. It’s amazing. I’ve got my taste back and I’m finding it easier to breathe when exercising. I also don’t stink like a dirty ashtray and I’m obviously now not inhaling 4000+ poisons every time I need a nicotine kick. Im also saving up the money I would have spent on cigarettes for a fantastic family christmas! It’s amazing how quickly it adds up! This is the best (and easiest) decision I have ever made!!! It’s changed my life and for that I thank you all x
Vaping Mandycat: I can say electronic cigarettes saved my life
I came home after a visit from my pulmonoligist and after hearing him say I had the start of COPD, I got scared at age 32, and also after losing my mother to lung cancer , I decided to look up electronic cigarettes, I had heard something about them in a comercial somewhere. I found direct ecig, free trial so I jumped on it. after the first month I started noticing changes in my breathing for the better, so I did lots more research and I can say electronic cigarettes saved my life, or at least lengthened it , been analog cigarette free now for 10mths.
BK Ainsworth: I switched to e cigarettes to save my life
I switched to e cigarettes to save my life 3 1/2 years ago, doctor would not believe it was my heart not copd, I stayed with them because I just liked them. I have a rare auto-immune disorder that destroys my artery’s. Could walk 2 miles or ride my bike 5 and not get out of breath except when had an attack where I could not breathe. I really use them because I like them and they are fun. By they way the stupid doctor liked the e-cigarette. Fired all my doctors and founds some new ones. They all like the e-cigarette too.
Liz Mills: I am in control now not the cigarette!
I switched 4 months ago had smoked from 15 (now 50) but tried everything on market to no avail. My big problems were lighting up when driving, on the phone and in company but I haven’t missed them one bit. My husband still smokes which doesn’t bother me one bit and I smoked about 30 a day. I also love the different flavour e-juices and I don’t miss driving to nearest petrol station late at night having run out. I am in control now not the cigarette!
Third I guess was for my father he cried the day he found out I started smoking and I have wanted to quit and I have tried every remedy on the market. Then the e-cig came along – the best invention of the century I call it and now I have not had a cigarette in 6 months I feel great and my family is very proud of me personally.
Well done to Jane Cardwell Perry (selected using a random name selector) who won the prize, and thanks to all of you who left comments – we’ll be publishing more of them shortly!
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