I smoked for over 40 years and hated my addiction. I hated myself for the last 30 years because of the addiction. I tried everything to stop smoking. I quit cold turkey, was put on prescription Wellbutrin (which caused me to be suicidal), used the patch, Nicorette gum, even did Hypnosis treatments. Nothing worked for more than two weeks. I was miserable as a slave to analog cigarettes. In 2009, I first noticed these ‘e-cigarettes’ on the market and picked one of these ‘cigalikes’ up from a convenience store. I thought ‘what an awesome invention’. It had 18mg of nicotine and tasted nasty, but I KNEW this could be the answer for me, if it was improved in taste and vapor production. I started researching online and found newer models. Bought several different ones and used them irregularly, but cutting my smoking down. January 8, 2015…. my husband (who never smoked), took me to a ‘Vape Shop’ here in my town to see if they had a device and some eliquid that would help me finally quit smoking completely. The wonderful people there spent about 40 minutes with me, helping me to decide what would work best and set me up with a new mech mod and tank with some Watermelon-Mint ejuice at only 4mg nicotine. I no longer need high nicotine, as the greater vapor in this device satifies me. THAT did it. I only smoked 3 cigarettes that next day and the next. On January 10, 2015, I became smoke-free!! It was the beginning of a new life. Today, I am still smoke-free. I feel WONDERFUL. I breathe so much better, everything tastes better, and I no longer STINK. My husband is also extremely happy and grateful for this new Vaping technology and we tell everyone we know how important Vaping is to public health and to save people from the effects of analog cigarettes. Severe regulation and taxation of vaping products would SEVERELY hamper this movement to get people to quit smoking! The more the FDA imposes restrictions on vaping products, the more people will just give up and smoke cigarettes. It’s just logical for the FDA to have the consumer’s HEALTH and well-being as a priority and if it does, then the vaping industry can be regulated separately to protect folk from bad business practices instead of protecting the tobacco industry’s future profits.