i have just begun my 60th year of life and because of vaping i feel hopeful for at least half that many more. you see, i started smoking around age 15. altho the habit is nauseating and health destroying, and altho i had quit heroin addiction cold turkey after a short 3 year stint as a junkie, no matter what method i had used in the past to quit smoking, i never quite made it. over the years many doctors have urged me to quit. they have given me prescriptions for pharmaceuticals, pointed me toward patches, gum and lozenges but nothing worked. and the years of toxic smoke breathed by my lungs were starting to take their toll. on top of that, my singing voice had lost about half it’s range and i absolutely love to sing. this year, around the end of january, i saw a ‘vape pen’ by rejuve* at the gas station where i usually bought my tobacco. i had never really even heard of them before, but i decided to take a chance. i bought the vape pen and some eliquid, (i prefer the dessert flavoured ones) and have not smoked a single puff of tobacco since. now my voice is back (hurray!) and already i can breathe easier. in addition to NOT smoking, i have even begun to decrease the strength of nicotine in my vape oils, sometimes i use nicotine free oils too. it may be that i will cease using the vape pen to deliver nicotine altogether one day, but until then i am much healthier by using this alternative to tobacco. actually, i’m a bit miffed that my doctor didn’t stir me to this method upon realising that i struggled with quiting using other nicotine cessation products or delivery systems! look at me! after 44 years i am finally a nonsmoker!