I started smoking cigarettes in an era when it was a social activity, then endured the many evolutions that turned smokers into pariahs. After trying almost every method to quit during over 40 years of smoking tobacco, I transitioned to electronic cigarettes three years ago. Vaping eliminated almost every negative aspect of smoking, while retaining my perceived benefits. I’m much healthier as a result – no daily hacking, coughing, chronic bronchitis, etc. My clothes, house, and car no longer stink. I am such an advocate that I’ve volunteered for over a year educating smokers on the advantages of vaping. I’m proud to say I’ve coached hundreds of adults to stop smoking. After transitioning, many vapers choose to lower their nicotine level and often even quit altogether. I’m a responsible adult who continues to use a significantly reduced amount of nicotine. I’m also active in a communally spirited sub-culture that takes pride in the fact that we no longer endanger anyone’s well-being.