I’m 40 yrs old. I started experimenting with cigarettes when I was 12 or 13 yrs old. By the time I was 16 I had a pack and a half to two pack a day habit. I spent the next 20 plus yrs battleing chronic bronchitis, asthma, and regular bouts of pneumonia that led to regular hospitalizations. All that makes the tens of thousands of dollars I spent on cigarettes seem like a secondary concern. I tried desperately to quit. I tried the gum, the patch, the lozenges, even the medications with no success. About 2 and a half yrs ago I experimented with an E-Cig. I swiftly moved from ego type batteries and cartomizers to VV/VW mods, and now am using a mechanical mod and rebuildable atomizer. The most impressive part of all this is that after my first ego, I never smoked another cigarette. I haven’t smoked in over two years and I have no desire to smoke again ever. In fact I now am one of the people that used to annoy me. I can’t stand the smell of tobacco smoke. I turn my nose up at the smell of smokers even when they’re not smoking. I haven’t had any lung problems in years. I can smell and taste things again and my doctor no longer lectures me. I know that vaping has increased my quality of life immeasurably. I only wish I could do more to promote and protect the right to vape!