I began smoking at age eleven, and continued for the next forty-nine years. An acquaintance began to vape, and began to nag me incessantly about vaping, myself. I had no plan, wish or intention to quit smoking… I bought my first vape simply to make her shut up LOL! I had two packs of cigarettes on hand when my vape arrived in the mail… I did smoke those, but those are the last cigarettes I have smoked… it has been five and a half years! I was diagnosed with COPD after I quit (forty-nine years can take a toll, and I am lucky it wasn’t cancer)… I credit vaping with the fact that I am still here and doing reasonably well… I suspect that that would not be the case had I continued to smoke. I still use nicotine (that and caffeine are the reasons to get out of bed LOL!)… I am ever so pleased that I can continue to enjoy my mild stimulant without causing myself harm, and my intention is to vape for the rest of my life.