At the age of 30, I had smoked up to two packs a day of Marlboro Reds. A student of mine showed me his electronic cigarette and pointed out that he had completely quit smoking by using one. I picked up my own electronic cigarette on August 1st, and haven’t sent a dime to big tobacco companies since. My breathing, sense of smell and blood pressure are greatly increased. Aside from that, I have gained a community that supports quitting smoking. I’m grateful for all of my friends and fans that have helped me along my way. And, I’m proud of each one of them.