I remember fumbling with the lighter so much that a friend had to light my first smoke for me. [...] Ten years on, here I am, chain-smoking my way through my morning coffee. I currently get through a pack a day.
In all this time, the only thing that has ever stopped me from lighting up, often for months on end, has been my vape. It led me to believe that I had a chance of beating my addiction, and giving my lungs the best chance of recovery in the process. And then, the Indian government banned vapes, and my dreams of being tobacco-free went up in smoke.