On February 26th, a Lincolnshire news website reported on a new electronic cigarette store that recently opened up in Boston, Massachusetts.
Why did a news group in the U.K. publish an article about a couple opening an electronic cigarette shop in America? Because the owners, Chris and Camilla Bowman, have a special story to tell.
The Bowman’s life was turned upside down when Camilla was diagnosed with breast cancer only a week before their wedding in England. The newlyweds visited America for their honeymoon, where they first encountered electronic cigarettes.
Chris and Camilla were both avid smokers, but as soon as Camilla was diagnosed, they decided to give up cigarettes for good. Chris switched to electronic cigarettes because it offered the pleasure and habit of what he was used to, but without the 4,500 toxic chemicals which would only worsen his wife’s cancer.
“I stopped smoking as soon as I found out I had cancer,” said Camilla. “Electric cigarettes helped Chris to stop smoking.”
Now, two years after Camilla was first diagnosed, her cancer has spread to her brain and liver, and doctors have only given her a matter of months to live.
But rather than just sit and wait as the months tick by, edging closer to his wife’s death, Chris decided to be proactive and help others quit smoking so they aren’t being exposed to the thousands of carcinogens his wife fell victim to.
“I’m very passionate about this,” said Chris. “It’s about much more than just making money—I want to help people to stop smoking.”
His new company, Diamond Vapours, just opened their sixth store in Boston. The report published in England has received worldwide attention in the electronic cigarette community, including the E-Cigarette Forum—a central discussion board for vapor smokers.
The reason Chris and Camilla’s touching story has spanned the globe is not just because it is about smoking, but because theirs is a story about love and empowerment in the face of tragedy.
And now, Chris and Camilla seek to empower their fellow smokers to make a choice that can be beneficial to their future by switching to electronic cigarettes.
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