I smoked about a pack and a half a day for 27 years. I tried quitting using the patch, Chantix, and other methods. Some were temporarily successful, but inevitably, within about 6 months I would be a smoker again. I finally tried the e-cigarette. I got serious and decided to stop smoking and begin vaping in September of 2012. Nine months later, I’m still a non-smoker. I can enjoy the social aspects of smoking and even be around other smokers, but I’m content with vaping instead of lighting up another cigarette. I can say that I feel like a non-smoker. My lungs are clear, no more annoying cough and the smell, well, all of you smokers know what I’m talking about. I don’t miss that at all. I like not having ashes too. Vaping is so convenient for me. If I feel the urge, I can just take out my e-cig, have a couple of puffs, and go on about my day. For me, it wasn’t about the commitment to quit smoking, it was about staying off of them, while still enjoying my friends and the other activities I enjoyed as a smoker. Vaping has given me the best of both worlds. I can enjoy being around smokers, without the need to smoke.