I smoked for 30 years with occasional cold turkey breaks but during those breaks I was always reaching for that invisible pack of cigarettes and my weight always skyrocketed. By the end of my smoking – I was smoking 1.5-2 packs a day of Camel Wide cigarettes. I have been vaping (using an electronic cigarette) now for a month. During that time I have never smoked a cigarette. I have never had a desire to smoke a cigarette. My quality of life has been greatly improved since I started using my vaping product. My taste buds have started returning to normal – I have found I was over-salting food. I now don’t reek of smoke. I don’t have ash everywhere. I am already breathing much better. Sinus issues I have always blamed on year-round ‘hay-fever’ have almost completely disappeared. Probably most importantly I am no longer exposing others to second or third-hand smoke. My wife, best-friend and daughter now vape instead of smoking cigarettes. I have a co-worker that has quit a 20 year habit after being introduced to vaping by contact with me at work. In closing, vaping has truly changed my life and I think prolonged it as I am no longer inhaling all of the tar and myriad other harmful chemicals found when smoking a traditional cigarette. I enjoy the fact that I can vape safely around others without harming them in anyway. If I were forced to vape in the smoker’s area it would be terrible – why expose ME to that danger when I have made the effort to stop it myself?