I remember trying tobacco for the first time I was 7 years old. At 18 I had been a true smoker for a few years. I’m now 53 and I have converted myself to vaping since Jan 29th, 2013. Today is August 4th. 6 months without tobacco, without desires to have a cigarette. I have stopped coughing and spitting. I use electronic cigarettes every day. And I’m grateful I finally found an alternative I’m happy with. Like many, I have tried patch, I’ve tried Zyban medication (I had to stop so much I was loosing my memory), I even tried methods from books. Fact is, the act of inhaling has and still brings me comfort. But tobacco smoking has had negative secondary effects on my life and others for as long as I can remember. Never liked the sticky smell, the morning cough and the taste. For the last 10 years I have lived in conflict with myself. Teared between my dependency to nicotine and all the negative sides of tobacco. At last I have found peace with regards to my consumption of nicotine. I can have a coffee and vape at home, at work, even in some public areas (discretely) . Until now, nobody has complained to me about my vaping. I am breathing again. I have read about tobacco and about vaping, thoroughly, and I consider vaping to be on the same level as drinking coffee. No more, no less. My true story it is. Claude Nadon. Montreal, QC, Canada.