I began experimenting with smoking cigarettes at age 14. I lived in the south where tobacco was king, cigarettes were about 60 cents a pack when I started smoking, I am now turning 50 yrs old and my menthol brand cost near 6 dollars a pack. I have smoked a pack a day for 30 of these years,which is lots of money gone up in smoke. I have tried so many ways to quit from NRTs, hypnosis, Chant-ix and onto prescribed medications and also tried a prescribed Nicotine inhaler that my Blue Cross Insurance company agreed to cover for just 1 month,and then it would be up to me to to pay Nic Inhalers full price Out of pocket for the 2nd month onward with a staggering price of 300.00 a box. Well no way could I ever afford that kind of product out of pocket. So back to smoking I went. It seemed to me that my insurance would rather cover my future medical bills i,e. cancer, stroke, lung disease then it was interested in preventive health care. In all there have been at least 20 times where I was seriously trying to quit but just not able to succeed. I consider myself a smart and a very determined type person but this addiction had a grip that I could not beat so I gave up hope of ever quitting until the Blu disposable and then the rechargeable kits came along. I did find this product to be a mixed blessing -the products battery and cartridges do not live up to what is advertized but it did help me cut down on my consumption of analogs but the product design of not lasting as advertised caused me to have to quit the Blu and return to cigarettes. I then happened upon a grand opening of a brick and mortar Vape store and i did not really know what vape store this even was but pulled in and went inside where I was educated on a battery called an ego that would last for up to 6 to 12 hours(again a little deceptive) but it was lasting longer than the Blu battery life of an hour. I was then told that the blu cartridge would fit the ego battery and with some flavored nicotine drops I could then extend the life of the blu cartridge. I returned to this shop on my next payday and bought a kit and one 15 ml of flavored nicotine @ 18 mg. I found I really needed a higher dose so a week later moved up to 24 mg. The first month of vaping I used both analog and e juice but by week 3 the use of analog was down to 2 cigarettes a day. By 1 month and 2 weeks I am cigarette free, just not even having the urge for a cigarette. I am 4 months free from cigarettes, this is the longest amount of time I have ever quit is now. My nicotine level is down to 18 mg so I see that as progress. I feel good, the best in years, my blood pressure is down, my doctor is so proud of me as I had been wanting to quit for years and kept failing until the Ego battery was discovered quiet accidentally. My doctor also said my lungs are sounding clearer on each of my past 2 appointments. I can taste food, I can smell things so much better. The only bad side effect is I keep getting a sore mouth but I believe this is from a combination of some medications I take and the nic juice. I would ask for the fda to not place such restrictions in place that it forces me to return to cigarettes but instead focus on some of the false claims of product useability – for instance make the company’s be honest about battery life,and the amount of puffs in cartridges needs to be proven.