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E-Cig Allows Smoker Of 40 Years The Ability To Breathe

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E-cigarettes have been banned in some cities, but one local e-cig store owner supports the trend and say's it's best option for the fight against smoking. ABC Fox Montana' Justin Campbell met one man who is trying to switch after 40 years of smoking.

What's looks like smoking is not, but just an e-cigarette, which is only water vapor and pharmaceutical nicotine. Paul Sibert just switched a month ago to an e-cig after smoking for a very long time.

“Oh yeah 40-45 years smoking,” said Paul Sibert.

His voice is still raspy from years of smoking along with health problems.

“I got COPD the doctors really want me to quit,” said Sibert.

Benefis did not get back to ABC Fox Montana on what their stance is on recommending e-cigarettes, but Paul said his doctor says his lungs sound better and he can feel the benefits from every step he takes.

“I can breathe now, it's an amazing,” said Sibert.

E-cigarette store owner Joseph Aluaces is like a doctor to his clients and got into the business after cigarettes took away his family.

“I have a father that died of lung cancer at 55, I have a twin sister, that just three and half years ago that died of lung cancer,” said Montanajo Owner Joseph Aluaces.

Joseph used to be a smoker himself and said the reason using patches to quit don't work is because they don't address the lifestyle changes of a long time smoker.

“Relax after a good meal at a restaurant with a cigarette; these are things, things that have been in me for over 30 years,” said Aluaces.

But an e-cigarette allows smokers to still have something to hold on to and use.

“The cigarette doesn't go with you so there is a void and e-cigarettes fill that void,” said Aluaces

Joseph also said e-cigarettes allow the stigma of a typical smelly cigarette smoker to disappear.

“My grand babies don't smell it; they used to yell at me for smoking " said Paul Sibert.

E-cigarettes are not regulated by the FDA, banned in some cities, and they have not been around long enough for long-term research, but Joseph said he's seen enough health and lifestyle benefits.

“Kids will hug them now, because they don't smell like cigarettes, you know these are the stories we deal with on a daily basis it changes lives,” said Aluaces

Reporting from Great Falls, Justin Campbell ABC Fox Montana News

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