Hello all you folks over the pond. Don’t know if there is a British Vaping Association but there bloody well should be. I began smoking at 14 and at my tobacco addicted height, was chugging back 1.5 packs a day or 30 cigs a day. I smelt bad, could not taste a thing and had a horrible, hacking cough. I had tried everything to quit, patches, gum, nicotine pills, nothing worked. I was resigned to dying young (I’m now 52) because I could not get off the weed, no matter what. Then, a very close friend (a former model) died of lung cancer because of her fag (cigarette in British slang) habit and it really shook me. At the same time, a friend suggested I tried vaping. I walked into the vape shop, bought a starter kit and never looked back. I am now smoke free, hate the smell of tobacco smoke, and celebrate every day that I am free at last. On the very first day of vaping, I tore up my fags and threw away all the ask trays, something I would not have contemplated before. I will soon be cutting down to zero nicotine in my vape juice but, quite frankly, am intensely relaxed about when I do. I have not felt this good in 30 years. I have started to exercise, am losing weight and can enjoy sport diving again. It’s a miracle.