I started smoking when I was 16. I when i joined the army at 28, I quit smoking. I started smoking again a year later in Iraq and have been smoking since. So i smoked for about a total of twenty years I started vaping two months ago when a co worker joked about bacon flavored e cigs. I tried to quit a bunch of times since getting out five years ago. I tried snus and the taste became unbearable after three days. I tried the patch but only lasted a week. I tried the lozenges for about one week and I tried the gum for two weeks. Each time i had to fight cigarette cravings constantly. They were struggles that led to me having emotional and aggressive tendancies which brought back PTSD and night terrors. I thought I could never quit smoking. Because of smoking i have become unhealthy, overweight and lazy. Vaping was the only thing that has taken away my urge to light up. On my first inhale of an ecig, I stopped smoking completely. I threw out an almost full pack of cigarettes and all my lighters that first day. Today i can breathe better, sure I am coughing up phlem and tar but that is definitely my lungs healing. My daughter is happy because I will no longer die from cancer. The smell of cigarettes makes me queasy and i no longer crave them. When the weather cools a bit I am going to try running. I no longer get winded on long walks or climbing stairs. Vaping is saving my life. If vaping is made illegal, i will most likely go back to smoking again. It is possible that vaping is harmful, but it is definitely not as harmful as a cigarette. Thank you.