I am currently 40 years of age and have been smoking since I was 17. I unsuccessfully quit using patches for three months in my 20’s and then cold turkey for six months (also in my 20’s). I was afraid to try Chantix due to many horror stories from using the drug. I felt I was at a loss. December of 2012 presented a new avenue for me though. I learned from a close friend that he had been vaping and successfully eliminated his desire to smoke tobacco cigarettes. I had tried a product over a year ago but I felt it was lacking. It did not provide me with much help to curb my habit. It was one of those vaping accessories that looked like a cigarette and used cartridges. They tasted horrible and the nicotine hit was far too strong. I purchased my first kit (vivi nova tank with an eGo-C Twist battery) at the end of the year 2012 and have now successfully kicked the cigarette habit. I have only had one cigarette up until this point (today is June 24, 2013) and I only smoked it out of curiosity. I have since upgraded to better products now that the technology is progressing and I know my investment is worth it. I have to say that I abhor the smell of cigarettes and find that the smoke disgusts me. I am truly happy that I have managed to quit and I owe it to vaping devices and liquids. I feel more confident when I meet people now that I no longer smell of smoke. I feel I can play soccer with more endurance than I ever had and I no longer have coughing spells. I do not usually get sick with colds or flus but I will note that I have not been ill once since using vaping products. I started using 18mg nicotine strength propylene glycol (70%) / vegetable glycerin (30%) blends with usually fruity flavoring. I now vape 12mg nicotine strength with PG 50%/VG 50% blends using organic fruit flavoring. I find more and more people are becoming interested in the products I use and I regularly educate them on devices and e-liquids available. Luckily the popularity is growing as more and more people are successfully kicking the nasty cigarette habit. There are a plethora of vape web sites with communities full of people like me who have quit due to vaping. I think moving forward; we as vapors have challenges ahead. Politicians are not well informed about this industry and legislation around the world is showing this. Places that ban smoking are very hesitant to allow vaping purely because they are ignorant to what the device is and/or does. Education of the masses is imperative and legislation needs to refrain from acting hastily.