I was a pack a day smoker for 10 years, on and off for 15. My first cigarette was at 12 years old. I loved smoking, but not as much as I love vaping. I always knew the negative side effects of smoking, but I ignored them until I no longer could. My smokers cough, the things I would hack up every morning, the first breath waking up after a night out, getting winded while playing with my dog or my daughter and the way I smelled. I tried to quit smoking dozens if not hundreds of times. When electronic cigarettes first came on the market, I tried all of them, the disposable cigalikes, the blu starter kits, I tried with the gum and the patch too. I always went back to cigarettes. I would find myself pulling into a gas station, buying a pack, lighting up, and being disgusted with myself. I should have had more willpower. I didn’t even enjoy them. One night, my friend let me try his ego style battery with a Protank 2 and his mechanical mod and RDA. Wow. I never knew this side of electronic cigarettes. I tossed my Camel Blues the next day and bought a starter kit. I haven’t had a cigarette since. In my first month of vaping I bought multiple batteries, tanks and flavors of juice. I never knew quitting cigarettes could be so fun! I never knew that “e-cigs” could be so satisfying, and so much MORE satisfying than traditional tobacco cigarettes. Vaping has since become a hobby, much like cooking, building models and photography. It has become a way to express my individuality. My personal healthy and quality of life has improved ten fold. I can play with my dog longer without getting winded, I can keep up with my daughter, I can run, take a full breath and taste food again. I will never smoke another cigarette again, unless, the current proposed FDA regulations go into affect and kill the e cig market. The new regulations will make it possible for only big tobacco to have a place in the market as they are the only ones who can afford to pay the application fees, and have such few electronic cigarette products on the market. I don’t want to smoke another cigarette as long as I live, I want to keep vaping and I should be able to do that as a free American.