E cigarette user Mark Wilson said he was not one “of the thousands” who smoke and was not a smoker, but he had quit his job to quit.
I’m still on medication and I’ve got my insurance.””
I don’t smoke.
I’m still on medication and I’ve got my insurance.”
The 61-year-old from Liverpool said he had “never smoked cigarettes” and had never tried them for years.
“I didn’t realise what I was smoking until I started having asthma,” he said.
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“I thought it was a bad habit, but I found out it was something I could stop.
The nicotine helped me get through it and then I found it was easier to quit.”
Mr Wilson said quitting smoking had helped him feel “more alive”.
“It’s something I’ve been searching for for a long time, but the last couple of years it’s been a bit easier to do.
If I smoke now, I’m going to smoke again, because I’m ready for that,” he added.
Mr Wilson quit his own smoking habit by cutting back on his nicotine use.
When he first started, he said he smoked two to three packs a day.
However, he had a habit of going back to three to four a day, and he quit at the end of the year.
In February, he quit for good after smoking six packs of cigarettes.
‘It’s good for my lungs’Mr Wilson, who lives in a caravan, said he hoped to get back into smoking after his asthma had subsided.
“In the past I’ve had a hard time because I had a bad cough, but now it’s all gone,” he explained.
“Now I can get into it, and I can smoke a cigarette with the kids and I’ll be happy.”
Mr Kelly, who has asthma, said smoking was “good for my asthma”.
He had quit using cigarettes before but “never had a real cigarette” after he was diagnosed with asthma.
“When you get an asthma attack you can smoke it or you can vape it but that’s it,” he joked.
Ms Kelly said she had used nicotine patches before, but she felt they were not enough.
“My mum is always on them and they’re good for me but it’s not enough,” she said.
But she had not used e-cigarettes, saying she had been unable to find one that was suitable for her.
“E-cigarettes have been a real disappointment for me,” she added.
“But now that I’ve found one that I really like I’m really enjoying it.”