My name is James Collette, I was a pack a day or more smoker for 31 years. I have wanted to stop smoking for a couple of years but the withdrawal symptoms were too strong for me. Always after a couple of days of no smoking I gave in to the need for nicotine. As a result of many failures I resigned myself to a lifetime smoking. In March of 2013 my position at work changed, I started working with people that had given up smoking and started what is called vaping. After much discussion and many hours of research I decided to try it myself. I purchased a small starter kit, which included a battery, charger, some e-liquid, and a tank. When I started vaping I wasn??t really expecting much of a result, after so long of a time smoking I didn??t think something so simple could be so effective. Within a week I smoked my last cigarette. After one month of just vaping I had lost my smokers cough, I had stopped my nighttime wheezing and I sleep better than I have in years. After four months my ability to perform physical activities has improved to the point where I enjoy outdoor recreation again. I don??t have scientific research to tell me that e-cigarettes are better for me than real cigarettes, I have my own body. I fully believe that e-cigarettes gave me my life back.