I have been smoking on and off for the last 35 years, at 49 I started using electronic cigarettes and from the first puff I have not touched another cigarette since. I started with a cigarette looking type you can get in the convenience stores but they were cheap and didn’t have any nicotine. Then I learned about nicotine juice and a more streamlined electronic cigarette which I had for about 3 months … but they were too cumbersome to fill all of the time. I moved on to a 1100 mah battery ego twist, with a clearomizer, which served me for quite a while but then found myself moving up to an SID mod, which I find is working for me very well. I am turning 51 this month and my breathing has gotten much better, I no longer cough, hack or wheeze. Health wise, when I was 49, I was being treated with a progressing form of COPD and was being treated by a respirologist, as I was smoking and struggling to quit, the medications just didn’t work well enough and I had exhausted the levels of medication that I could handle, and I was still wheezing and feeling helpless in my need to smoke. After a month of electronic cigarettes, I saw my respirologist, who noted a marked improvement in my breathing and both he and my family doctor said to me point blank, whatever you are doing, keep it up! and he made my appointment for 6 months later, confident that I had gotten my COPD under control. I have not looked back since. I have a mental illness and my nerves cannot handle being without nicotine in my system. There have even been studies that nicotine lessens the effects on depression which has been haunting me for many years. I have tried cold turkey, chewing gum which did not last, as I didn’t like the taste and the gum burned my mouth or felt like it was. I also missed the act of smoking so I would always go back to smoking when life got stressful, which for me was quite often. I started vaping at 18 mg … and have wheened myself down to 11 mg. I am still working my way down as I can, but right now, 11 mg is doing the trick. I am also mixing my own e-juice, which gives me great pleasure as a hobby. I also love the fact that I can vape in a smoke free home, my husband likes the smell of my vaporizing juice and we are a much happier family thanks to electronic cigarettes and vaping. I can also exercise without wheezing or getting winded. Please never try to ban any of these products. My health and life are so much better because of it, and my family is at peace as they know I will be around for many years to come! Electronic cigarettes and vaping have been a lifesaver for me!