I was a pack and a half a day smoker for 44 years. For twenty years I wanted desperately to quit and tried most every smoking secession method available. I tried nicotine patches and gum, hypnotism, non-invasive acupuncture, Zyban and Chantix without success. On March 8th of this year I bought my first electronic cigarette and quit had my last cigarette on March 9th. E-cigarettes give me the feeling of smoking without most of the harmful compounds that were destroying my lungs since i was 12 years old. My current nicotine level is 6mg and I have ordered my first zero nicotine level e-liquid this week. I enjoy vaping but I am not sure if I will continue to vape when I am confident that I won’t return to smoking cigarettes but I think vaping is an important option to those of us are desperate to end our addiction to cigarettes. I understand there may be risks inherent in vaping I am confident that for me they are considerably fewer and less severe than those related to smoking – especially given the damage I have done to my lungs over the years. While some regulation over the contents of e-liquids would probably be beneficial the current FDA proposal seems to go much to far and may eventually reduce the options smokers have to help themselves stop smoking. This would be unwise and unhealthy.