I had been a smoker since the age of 14 with reaching at least a pack a day habit by 18 (joined the military). After 32 years of smoking, I was having trouble with acid re-flux, breathing and coughing up mucus. I was diagnosed with a sleeping disorder and attempted to utilize a CPAP. My condition seemed to get worse. I had attempted to quit prior with welbutrin, gum and the patch. Seemed that these methods were just not getting me the nicotine I needed and they were a waste of money. With the declining health I was feeling, I knew it was time to stop so I picked up the small, rechargeable e cig. From a past experience with these, I knew they would not suffice. I began the research to find something else and discovered the more advanced option with longer battery life and choice of nicotine levels. After a week of the small e-cig, I moved to the advanced system and lost all desire to smoke analogs. Even converted my girlfriend to this and she had no intention of quitting. Her desire was to be considerate of me and use it while we were together. However, she too stopped smoking. Now with the more advanced options, I have totally given up smoking and don’t want to go back. My girlfriend and I both have several mod options. I rebuild the coils and started my own e-liquid mixing. If regulations put a stop to my ‘vaping’, I’ll get my ‘fix’ from the black market. There will not be any turning back to analogs because I feel my health has drastically improved. If I have to ‘vape’ with the smokers, I’ll just stealth vape and avoid it.