— A few days after her husband died, Kathy Brown found a cigarette packet in the trash can in her husband’s truck.
The packet contained the words “I’m smoking a cigarette” and “you should smoke a cigar.”
“I don’t think I’ve ever done anything like this,” Brown said, as she opened the packet.
She lit it and inhaled deeply.
She was smoking her first cigarette in her life.
The moment made Brown a “trendy smoker,” and the smoke hit her in the gut.
“I was like, ‘Wow.
I’m smoking like crazy,'” Brown said.
“And it was really strange.
Like, ‘I’m not sure what’s going on.'”
The moment changed Brown’s life.
She quit smoking in favor of vaping and became one of the most active e-cigarette users in Tulsa.
But it’s not just her passion for vaping that has brought her to a new level of health.
She’s also an advocate for e-cigarettes and the tobacco industry.
“I want to be a voice for those who can’t smoke and those who are afraid to smoke,” Brown told The Lad on Sunday.
Brown is a member of the E-Cigarette Alliance, a nonprofit organization that works to reduce tobacco use.
She also has been a sponsor of the Tulsa e-cig community and is a spokesperson for the Oklahoma Tobacco Commission.
Brown and other vape users are taking a stand against the e-liquid companies, and in the process, they are also taking a stance against themselves.
She said she wants to help smokers and smokers’ families, but that she feels e-juice companies are “overstepping their boundaries.”
“They’re going to be able to do whatever they want to do, but they have to go back to the tobacco companies,” Brown explained.
“They have to follow the rules.
That’s the way it should be.”
The e-cigs, also known as electronic cigarettes, are a new category of products, which have become popular with younger consumers.
Some e-liquids are made with nicotine, which is also found in cigarettes.
Others use a battery to deliver nicotine to the vapor, which can be inhaled through a mouthpiece or swallowed.
But e-smokers have also started to take advantage of vaping, which requires a bit more control and requires a little less equipment.
Some manufacturers even sell a vaporizer to help users vape.
But Brown and others believe e-vapor is an important part of the tobacco market, because of the negative health effects it can have on smokers.
E-cigarette companies, which include Vapormax and NJOY, are the leading manufacturers of e-bombs.
In Tulsa, they offer the most popular brand, NJOY.
Brown said she’s had to fight hard to keep her company’s brand off of the vape store.
Brown uses NJOY in her daily life, because it’s so popular.
She has tried out other brands, and she’s noticed some differences.
For example, NJoy is made with vegetable oil and contains a much smaller amount of nicotine.
Brown’s husband, John, was an avid smoker and never got a taste of the nicotine.
“When I’m out and about, I always have NJOY on my hand, and I’m like, I want to try it,” Brown recalled.
“Because I don’t want to smoke.
I don of course smoke, but I’m not going to smoke again.”
As a woman who has smoked for more than 40 years, Brown said vaping was one of her biggest regrets.
“If I had known about this sooner, I would’ve never been able to go into this business,” Brown lamented.
She is still on the fence about whether or not to try vaping, but she said she will continue to do her part to help the e the tobacco control movement.
Brown said she has started a website called e-Cigs Tulsa, where she and others share their stories and opinions.
She hopes to reach out to other e-tokers and smokers and help them understand how vaping is different from smoking.
Brown believes vaping can be the gateway to a healthier lifestyle.
“If you are going to get addicted to tobacco, then you need to quit,” Brown concluded.
“So I think it’s really important that we educate ourselves on this.
You can use e-smoking as a gateway to tobacco.
If you’re not going on to try e-pipes, you can smoke tobacco.
You’re still going to have the same problems.”