E-cigarettes and other Tobacco Harm Reduction strategies: a collection of success stories

The Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association (CASAA) is collecting success-story testimonials from smokers who used smoke-free alternatives to quit or reduce their smoking. We will post these on a public webpage for everyone to see.

This public collection of success stories will be a powerful response to those who want to restrict access to e-cigarettes and other smoke-free products. Our goal is to present a large collection of compelling individual reports that will make it impossible for anyone to claim that substitution of low-risk alternatives (e-cigarettes, snus, and other smoke-free tobacco/nicotine products) is not a proven method for quitting smoking.

What we want is your story, the way you choose to tell it. If you have already written your story somewhere, you may copy and paste it. (If not, on the last page you will have a chance to download a copy of what you write here in case you want to use it for testimony, letter to the editor, or any other purpose.) If you have not written your story already, this will probably take a bit more time than a typical click-the-boxes survey, but it serves an important purpose that those surveys cannot:  For many people, including many policy makers, individual stories are compelling in ways that sterile statistics are not.

The next page contains a bit more information and a disclosure that basically says, “your responses are not confidential – they will be posted for the world to see.”  It is rather obvious, but proper ethics require these details be explicitly disclosed to you.  After that is a short page of questions for identifying who has responded, followed by the form for entering your story.  That page begins with some suggestions about what you might want to include; if you are just copying and pasting your story (or already know what you want to write), you can just skip that. Click "Next" to start!


To view testimonials that have already been submitted, see below. There are over 2,000 testimonials submitted, so please allow a few minutes for them to load. Click on any testimonial to open it into a larger window.

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