annetteAnnette is now a full time carer but prior to this was a qualified child care worker for a number of years. She smoked very heavily for over thirty years despite numerous quit attempts. She had got to the point where she had resigned herself to an early death from a smoking related illness. She bought her first personal vaperiser out of curiosity in January 2015. After finding it very pleasant she did some research and found that it was considered much healthier than smoking. She vaped and smoked cigarettes for approximately three months while she experimented with different devices and liquid until she found a combination that worked for her. She believes that the Australian government’s stance on tobacco harm reduction is impractical and is costing smokers their lives by denying them a much healthier alternative.