I’m a 30 year smoker of over a pack a day. I started stealing my parents cigarettes back in elementary school, and became daily smoker by the age of 15. Both my parents were heavy smokers and I watched them both pass away from smoking related illness (cancer), only a few short years apart from each other. My father had his jaw surgically removed due to cancer. On his dying bed, my father pleaded with me to quick smoking. I had tried to quit many times over the years. I tried cold turkey, used the patch, chewed the nicotine gum, lozenges, and even tried Chantix. Nothing worked for me. During Christmas a couple years back, my wife gave me my first e-cigarette, shaped and looked like a cigarette. I thought it was a novel idea and worked as a crutch in times I could not have a real cigarette. But I still smoked. It was not until another family member gave me a more advanced kit did I find my way out. I did not expect to quit. Shortly after receiving the gift, I got a nasty fever and was bed ridden for 2 days and relied solely on my new mod/tank as I lay in bed. It was a very concentrated nicotine level of 36mg/ml. But it worked! After I felt better, I went outside to light up a cigarette and it tasted awful! At that point, I put my cigarettes away and became a “vaper”. That was 1 ½ years ago and am proud to say that it has been easy for me to reduce my nicotine down to 6mg/ml. I also lost the taste for tobacco flavorings fairly quickly. I love desert flavors, fruit flavors, candy flavors and all combinations of these flavors. I feel better than I have in many years. My lungs are healing and can breathe better. I can perform more physical activities without getting winded. My taste buds healed. I can now taste my food again. I no longer smell like smoke. My car no longer smells like smoke. My wife is very happy with this transformation. I have become an advocate for e-cigarettes and have gotten other friends to make the change, all with similar results. I am proud to have made the switch to e-cigarettes. They have saved my life and have saved countless other’s lives. It has the potential to save millions of lives. But to what extent will be up to our regulatory agencies. I agree that regulation is needed. Overregulation will kill this industry and kill more smokers. If E-cigarettes were around 20 years ago, I may still have my parents here with me today. My daughter would have her grandparents.