I’m 23 years, and almost 4 years sober. Throughout my life, chemicals have been a REAL problem. For the last few years, my life has been greatly improved with the absence of drugs and alcohol, and the last lingering vestige of my struggle was my inability to quit smoking cigarettes. My dad, my grandpa, and my uncle have all suffered life shortening and severely handicapping health consequences from smoking, and I was well on my way. Last summer, I was introduced to vaping by a classmate, and I haven’t looked back since. My cardiovascular and circulatory systems have shown medically quantifiable improvement because of this, and there have been countless other casual benefits (the absence of odor, for one). This is a tool that I have used to greatly improve my quality of life, and extend my life expectancy. I hope that as a society we can see it only fit to allow our citizens to participate in behaviors that are practical and life enhancing, and as one of the youth of this nation, I fully expect it. The people who make the decisions concerning our freedoms will be remembered at the ballot box for years to come.