I am a 42 year-old former smoker of 26 years. In early February of this year (2013), I was introduced to e-cigarettes by a friend who had employed this technology to quit smoking after battling the habit himself for nearly a quarter of a century. Prior to this introduction, I had attempted to quit using numerous other methods, including everything from cold-turkey to Chantix, with only a modicum of success. For one reason or another, I always ended up back on the cigarettes. E-cigarette products have empowered me to finally earn permanent freedom from a deadly habit, and the health benefits resulting from my transition to vaping from smoking are numerous and significant. Perhaps most importantly, becoming a non-smoker has given me the opportunity to enjoy an active lifestyle again, as I am no longer plagued by the fatigue and decreased respiratory function that are the hallmarks of cigarette addiction. I feel better than I can recall feeling throughout most of my twenties and thirties, and I have added an exercise regimen to my daily routine as a result. Upon noticing my increased vigor and the ease with which I transitioned from smoking to vaping, my girlfriend purchased her own e-cigarette kit and has been smoke-free herself for nearly four months now. Three of my co-workers have also made the switch over the past two months. Two of them have quit cigarettes entirely and the third is well on his way with our support and encouragement. I have already decreased my nicotine consumption to 6mg/ml from 24mg/ml. E-cigarettes gave me the control and structure I needed to quit myself, on my own terms, and at my own pace. By practically eliminating all of the peripheral mental agony that comes along with quitting, e-cigarettes allowed me to stay firmly focused on the task at hand: Not smoking. I have succeeded, and I will never smoke another cigarette again.