I have been a Pack a Day smoker for 24 years. I enjoyed smoking and nicotine, though, through the years I have seen my health significantly deteriorate. I tried quitting several times with no success. I grew up in a smoking household and one of my greatest wishes, was that my mom quit smoking. Together, February 1st 2011, my mom and I decided to try electronic cigarettes. Since that day, neither of us have smoked a combustible cigarette. In 23 months being smoke free, my mom and I have experienced extremely positive improvements to our health. Personally, I can breath again. My smokers cough has gone away. Sense of taste and smell have also come back. Equally important, my wife, who used to get bouts of bronchitis from my smoking, no longer gets them. Seeing these changes first hand has made me a believer. I have also become aware of the HUGE political campaign against e-cigs, and find it appalling, that the biggest harm reduction tool EVER, is getting backlash. We have greedy state, local and federal governments along with those related to the Pharmaceutical industry and its allies to thank for our ongoing challenges. We as a vaping community need to stand together and let all concerned parties know, we will not tolerate being shunned and bullied as we once were as smokers. We need to be clear it is not alright for governments to take our vaping away. There are too many smokers currently who have not experienced the joy and benefits of quitting, as I have, thanks to vaping. We need to change this.