I am telling my story in the hope that our legislature will understand what a positive evolution e-cigarettes/vaping is to people. The fact is I loved smoking and thought I would never quit! I smoked for 30 years. I started smoking at 13. By age 15 I was smoking daily. It wasn’t peer pressure because when I started I kept it secret. None of my friends smoked. Fast forward to my pregnancy with my first child…I knew I should quit. I really wanted to but couldn’t. I did my best which was to only smoke one cigarette at four scheduled times a day. After the birth of my healthy baby girl, I immediately went back to my pack and a half a day smoking. I just enjoyed smoking. Well, fast forward to 2008, I was diagnosed with stage 3 COPD. I had been born with asthma. Did I stop smoking? No. Did I try? Absolutely!! From 2008 to 2012, I tried EVERYTHING available to man to quit! I just loved to smoke. I am a very intelligent, ‘educated’ woman. I tried cold turkey, patches, gum, Chantix, Wellbutrin and nothing worked. I realized I really didn’t have physical withdrawals. I missed smoking!! So, nothing lasted when the program ended. I knew my health needed me to quit. My wallet needed me to quit. I am on a fixed income. A very small income! I had my second daughter when I was 39 and immediately went to smoking outdoors. No matter the weather I smoked outside, every single cigarette, for the past 6 1/2 years. I resigned myself to the fact that I would never quit smoking. August of 2012 I discovered e-cigarettes. I smoked one cigarette, after buying that ridiculously over priced kit, because I ran out of pre-filled cartomizers. I could not finish it. It was disgusting! Revolting! I couldn’t believe how much cleaner, more pure vaping was compared to smoking. To a nonsmoker or nonvaper that statement sounds crazy! But that’s the simplest way I can describe it. Vaping has saved my life literally. I haven’t smoked since. Please, those holding my right to vape, to find the most economical hardware and eliquid, don’t take this away from me or all the rest of the many people it has saved. I don’t want to ever have to smoke another cigarette. Thank you.