CASAA launches tobacco harm reduction success stories collection – please submit your story!

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!

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!

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Kristin Noll-Marsh

CASAA Vice President



#1 Vapor Vixen on 05.28.13 at 9:24 PM

Will most definitely post!

#2 Cigarman on 06.02.13 at 12:05 PM

still love a real good cigar better than any e-cig

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