Like millions of other Americans, I was hooked. I knew I needed to quit smoking, but I just couldn’t give up cigarettes. I tried everything: nicotine gum, patches, medication, even cold turkey. None of it worked, and I feared I was destined to keep smoking until it killed me. But my smoking-cessation failures came to an unexpected end when I discovered e-cigarettes, more commonly called “vapes” today. And after years as a pack-a-day-smoker, I was done with cigarettes forever. I’m certain that vaping saved my life. And since saving lives is what America’s public-health establishment exists to do, I was sure that they would avidly endorse the technology. Sadly, and inexplicably, I was wrong.