I smoked half-a-pack to a pack a day for almost 14 years. I had attempted to quit on several occasions, but even when I had “quit” I would still sneak a cigarette or two every couple of days, or I would smoke a bowl of shisha in my hookah. After conversations with a few co-workers who had started vaping, I purchased an ego starter kit. Three days after receiving this kit, I was able to stop using cigarettes completely. My only use of tobacco in the 8 months since I switched was a single session of shisha smoking. I have no desire to smoke a traditional cigarette or a hookah now. I have progressed from my ego kit to mech mods and rebuildable tanks, with progressive satisfaction in my vaping experience. I am able to smell and taste again, and I seem to be snoring less and sleeping better. I will stand up for the right to vape, and intend to submit comments on the FDA regulation and to my Representative and Senators, as well as state and local politicians. The fight is just beginning!