My name is James. I am 34 years old. Minus a brief 4 year stint i have been a 2 pack per day (often times more) smoker. Over the years, like many folks, i’ve tried nicotine subsitutes. Quit lines, patches, lozenges, gum-none of it had any lasting effect. I always went back to cigarettes. It is the 26th day of March, and i have not touched a cigarette since Thanksgiving day. I have been vaping since earlier that week, and after a few days of doing both I put the smokes down for good. I am no scientist-but i can say that nobody can argue with how good I feel. My senses of smell and taste came back after a few weeks. I have ZERO chest pain (in the mornings it used to be terrible) and i have no shortness of breath any longer. I actually worked for “big tobacco” as a “field agent” for 6 years, and i was proud of it. We were taught all kinds of entertaining lore about the old tobacco barons. But the most important story was the one i was keeping to myself: the fact that i knew smoking cigarettes was killing me, and i was helping people to do the same. I now vape full time, mostly dessert flavors (vanillas, custards, caramels and such) and as i stated earlier- i feel amazing. People naturally fear what they do not know-and vaping is new. Not a day goes by when a curious smoker doesn’t ask about my vaping. Non-smokers as well. And i am happy to shed some light on the subject for them. For me vaping was a road to freedom, and i’m happy to share my experience because it may have very well saved my life.