I started smoking when I was 16 years old and spent most of the next 26 years attempting to quit the nasty habit that I started at such a young age. I tried almost all of the ??FDA approved? smoking cessation methods that were available. Patches, pills and lozenges were all tried without any success, the longest I ever went without smoking using those products was a week. On August 12th, 2012 my wife convinced me to try an electronic cigarette and it did for me what none of the approved products ever could. From the first drag on that battery powered cigarette I knew I had finally found something that could truly help me quit smoking tobacco cigarettes. The taste, the feel of the vapor on the back of my throat and being able to exhale the vapor all made quitting cigarettes easy. Even though I knew that the tobacco cigarettes were horribly bad for me, I still enjoyed the act of smoking and the calming effect it had on me. I had 3 cigarettes left in the last pack that I had when I bought that electronic cigarette at the local Wal-Mart. I finished them a couple days later, when I forgot to charge the battery for my e-cig, and have not had a single tobacco cigarette since. Even though I started with an electronic cigarette that resembled a real cigarette I quickly switched to a bigger, longer lasting one that looks nothing like a tobacco cigarette. It is called an eGo battery, it is black and has no glowing tip so people will clearly see that it is not a tobacco cigarette. I now have two other types of electronic cigarettes in addition to the eGo. One is a rather large tube shaped device called a Vamo. The other device is box shaped and it is called a T-Max. The Vamo is chrome plated and the T-Max is dark red. I decided to get more devices so I would have a back-up incase one broke. I went with larger devices for the battery life and because they allow me many different options when it comes to what type of atomizer/cartomizer/clearomizer I want to use with it. Plus, they look even farther away from a tobacco cigarette than the eGo does. I also have lowered my nicotine level from 18mg to 12mg. I may or may not lower it further, I haven’t decided yet. I enjoy the many different flavor options that are available. Switching away from a tobacco flavor to sweet and fruity flavors made the cravings for real cigarettes much less than what they could have been and made quitting that much easier. Right now my favorite flavor is a chocolate peppermint flavor that tastes just like a York Peppermint Patty. I now feel so much better than before. My lungs are clearer, no more wheezing, and I have more energy than I have in years. I truly believe that if I hadn’t tried that e-cig I would still be smoking the tobacco cigarettes that were slowly killing me. I have since converted many of my friends and several of my co-workers from using tobacco cigarettes to using electronic cigarettes. All of us are experiencing improvements in our health, breathing, sense of taste and also our sense of smell.