I smoked for nearly 20 years, starting in my early teens. I had tried many, many times over the span of many years to quit smoking and tried everything. Patches, gum, Wellbutrin, Chantix, and lozenges didn’t help whatsoever. I even tried acupuncture and counseling in conjunction with these, and I still couldn’t stop smoking. Truth be told, I enjoyed smoking. In early 2010, I discovered the electronic cigarette. My main reason for switching was two-fold. First, the long-term financial cost of the Electronic cigarette was less than tobacco. Second, after doing quite a bit of independent research on their use, weighing the costs and benefits of using them, and since I still enjoyed smoking, I thought I would give them a try. The last tobacco cigarette I smoked was within a week of buying my first electronic cigarette kit. I was an unintentional quitter. I had found a way that I could still use nicotine, but not have to die in the process. I was happy, Everything felt normal. This wasn’t the living hell I felt during the times I had intentionally tried to quit smoking in the past. When I realized that I was finally free of the tobacco smoke, I literally cried tears of joy. Over the past three years, I have noticed many positive changes in my health and general quality of life. I am no longer winded by walking up a flight of stairs, my blood pressure has normalized, my teeth are whiter and my gums are healthier, I breathe better, my sense of smell has improved, and I just generally feel better. After seeing my experiences with electronic cigarettes, my sister and mother have also since switched over to electronic cigarettes, and I couldn’t be happier. I feel like the electronic cigarette has literally saved my life, and without them I know I would still be smoking today.