I began smoking in high school. None of my immediate family smoked, but some relatives did. Some of my coworkers did as well. Like a lot of people, it seemed cool, and I kind of liked the image that came with smoking. I quit a couple of times. Once for religious reasons, and once for a girlfriend. The urge never went away, and I found myself sneaking cigarettes occasionally. I smoked at least 2 packs a day from about age 22 until about ten years later. I was having difficulty swallowing and my throat felt tight one day. I had seen the disposable/rechargeable e-cigarettes at the truck stops. I was skeptical that they would work, but I decided it was worth a try. Two days later and only 6 cigarettes after that, I’ve not had one since. I moved into the larger rechargeable batteries and custom tanks that I can refill myself with a wider variety of flavors; I am still using those. It was cheaper overall, and the availability is more reliable that depending on retailers and vendors keeping their supply in stock. I buy my liquid from a U.S. supplier that manufacturers the product in the U.S. After stopping smoking, I almost immediately had more energy. After a while, the coughing and morning phlegm stopped as well. My family is very pleased with the change, as well as I. Even the most prudish friends and family members have no problem being in a room with me while I vape. It has been a life changer for me. If these products were not available, I am nearly certain I would start smoking cigarettes again. I also love the wide variety of flavors; it makes it very nice, just like the variety of flavors of any other consumable product. I would never let minors use them, and I 100% support the idea of prohibiting the sale of e-cigarettes to minors. I view these products as a much healthier alternative to smoking, not something to be used by someone who isn’t already addicted to nicotine, but adults should have every right to use them if they wish. The FDA’s obligation should be to make sure quality controls are in place. Nicotine is in all kinds of products available to adults. This shouldn’t be any different.