I am now 39-years-old and as of 8/12/2011 I have been smoke free after smoking since I was 15; 23-years of smoking at least 1 pack per day. I have used e-cigarettes to quit smoking tobacco and have not gone back, not for 1 single puff. I started with a high dose of nicotine and now vape with only 6mg of nicotine but am thinking about going to a nicotineless option. E-cigarettes have, without a doubt, saved my life. My father was a smoker for most of his life, I buried him 8 years ago – he passed away due to complications from emphysema. 6 years ago I was diagnosed with chronic bronchitis and high blood pressure from my doctor who stressed that I quit smoking now. I decided to give vaping a change after trying counseling, Chantix, the patches, the gum, the lozenges, all with very little to zero help. On a last-ditch effort, I tried an e-cigarette and took to it immediately and have been tobacco free since. I am now breathing better and can actually run and play basketball again, my blood pressure is now nearly at the normal mark, and I can smell and taste things so much better. E-cigarettes saved my life, I only wish they came earlier, perhaps my father and grandfather would still be here to post their stories as well. Thank you for reading this, and please keep the fight alive and stay smoke-free and ALIVE!