Hello everyone! So I have been a hardcore smoker for about 34 years, I smoked anywhere from a pack and half to two packs a day. I also come from a long line of smokers; my father smoked (until his heart attack), my step-father smoked (until his heart attack), both grandfathers smoked (until they passed away from lung cancer), one of my grandmothers smoked (until she passed away from lung cancer), I have one uncle who currently smokes, and my mother smoked (until she was diagnosed with lung cancer). I had tried vaping a few times before in an attempt to stop smoking but was never successful. That was until a few weeks ago when I was sitting on my mothers front porch smoking while my Mom was sitting in her living room resting after coming home from receiving her chemo treatment. Walking back into the house a commercial came on, for the life of me I can't remember what it was selling, but it was the one about how they decided to quit smoking after leaving their fathers hospital room to go smoke. Something about that hit me, and I made it my mission to stop! So after returning home from visiting my parents, I live in VA my parents live in SC, I hit up my local vape shop. I already had a mod (SMOK Procolor) that one of my sons had left at my house, but no tank. I bought a Crown III tank, and some juice. Having a few packs of cigarettes left I made it a vow that on that Friday as soon as I got home would be the day that I would start my new journey, and that I did! I have been smoke-free for almost a week now, and the same pack of cigarettes with three or four cigarettes still sits in my garage by the door. My wife has now decided that she is going to quit smoking and join me on my journey, and so this Friday back to the local vape shop to let her pick her mod, tank, and juice! One more thing one of my best friends has decided that if I can do it so can he, so he has started vaping along with about half the people I use to go smoke with. Now instead of standing around in the cold smoking and complaining we now stand around in the cold vaping and talking about what juice everyone is using and how it tastes.