I smoked approximately 1/2 a pack a day for 30 Years. I tried everything the gum [Til my jaws hurt] Patches. The most that I was smoke free was for 6 months at times[Through Cold Turkey, the Patches and gum did not help me quit] but I always returned to cigarettes. I began vaping 4 1/2 years ago in April of 2009. At the beginning I was vaping and boosted it at times with Snus and/or Snuff. After around a year or so I just stayed with e-cigs. I have not had a Cigarette in 4 years. When I switched from Cigarettes I switched completely. I really wanted to quit. I’m a older parent with 3 young children, at the time they were 5, 8, and 11 and was 48 years old.I’ll be 63 years old when my youngest child is 20 years old. I knew that cigarettes would eventually kill me and lower my life expectancy, as i feel any rational person would know. I want to see my children grow up and see my Grand Children. I looked at it not so much as quitting smoking but switching my Cigarette Addiction to a e-Cig Dependency. Dependency because when I’m Vaping I don’t feel that I’m hurting/killing myself. There is a difference between dependency and addiction. Since quitting smoking, my lungs are better, I don’t have a cough, I have less colds more energy and I feel better about myself. I feel that that quitting smoking for E-Cigs has improved my quality of life and will lengthen my life expectancy. My family has stopped criticizing my smoking as well as my self criticism which added stress to my life. I don’t smell bad. I don’t constantly feel guilt that being a smoker, and the primary earner for my family, that I’m not only damaging myself but the future of my children who I love. I beseech you not to ban or put limitations on Vaping. I don’t believe that I’m alone. The doctrine of Quit or Die has not worked. Vaping offers a less harmful alternative to Cigarettes that has worked for me.