My name is Michael McLaughlin and I am the creator of this site. I purchased the domain to help provide a permanent place for everyone to tell their stories on how vaping as helped them. Vaping has helped me more than I could have possibly dreamed of and I see many success stories out there. I know currently there are some Facebook based initiatives at this point, but they don't last as they get buried in hand checks and other posts.
The reason I switched to vaping is because I have lost both of my parents to smoking and my breathing was getting bad and I was scared that I was going the route that my father had went through with his COPD. Shortly after I started vaping my breathing started to get better and I knew this is something that I should keep up. It was hard initially as vapor products were inferior to what is currently on the market and very few mods even existed.
In June 2012 I purchased my first mod and from that moment forward, I have not had a single tobacco cigarette. In May 2013 I decided to focus on my overall health. I have been obese all my life, but I had hit 350lbs and needed to change now that I can breathe. With a diet and exercise plan, I have lost 180lbs today. I am now at 170lbs and I weigh less now than I did at 10 years old. I believe the flavors have helped me on this, as I don't eat sweets as much as I used to. Even if I have candy at my house, they will last a lot longer than they ever would have.
Here is a before and after picture to prove this is no lie. This image was tossed together in February, I have lost 5 more pounds after.