I started smoking cigarettes at the age of 13 to deal with certain stresses and negative life events that were going on at the time. In September of 2013, at 20 years old I decided to make the switch. It was the best decision I have ever made in my entire life. Little did I know when I first started that vaping would become such a huge part of my life. Not only did my overall health increase (no more wheezing or getting winded walking up my stairs) but it gave me a new outlook on possible career paths I could explore and apply to the vaping industry. Before I was unhappy, working at a grocery store, always broke and not really doing anything productive with my life. Now I currently work at a vape shop, have a sense of purpose in what I do for my job, am looking into going to school for advertising and video production, and have been able to drastically improve my financial situation. It has also given me opportunities to meet many different, wonderful people all across the country who share similar stories to my own. Vaping has changed almost every aspect of my life for the better and I could not be more grateful.