I started smoking when I was a teenager. By the time I was old enough to purchase them, I had a pack a day habit. I continued to smoke untill I was 24, when I quit for about a year by taking Zyban. When I returned to smoking it was like reuniting with an old friend. There was even a time when I thought I’d rather die than quit again. About two years ago, I started to slowly reduce my tobacco habit for my health and my pocketbook. No smoking in my car turned in to not taking smoking breaks at work. My state’s most recent tobacco tax increase was the straw that broke the camel’s back. After I purchased my e-cigarette a few weeks ago (Mid July 2013), I had one last goodbye cigarette, and I haven’t had one since. I still have people in my life who smoke, and I am encouraging them to explore e-cigarettes because I’m absolutely astonished and thrilled I was able to give up tobacco so quickly and easily with mine. I’m 33, tobacco free, and I owe it all to my e-cigarette. I’m very concerned that misinformation, fear, and propaganda could affect the freedom of choice to vape and result in individuals like myself feeling (or outright being) forced to return to tobacco. That’s why I’m sharing my story.