I smoked 2+ packs a day for 38 years and really enjoyed it. I had absolutely no desire what so ever to quit, even though I knew and could feel the bad effects it was having on my health. I had tried to quit several times over the years using everything from the patch to hypnosis. The longest I was ever smoke free was about 5 days. Nothing I tried could get me through the withdraws. My older brother smoked all his life, he had emphysema and died Feb. 14 from pneumonia. On Feb. 19th (5 days later) I was diagnosed with emphysema and had pneumonia. The doctor told me You have a choice, quit or die. I told him No problem, I’ve still got a lot of things I need to do, so I’ll quit And I did. Cold turkey. About 6 days without a cigarette, I was at a cross roads. Smoke or go nuts. I pulled into a gas station and just as I was going to ask the clerk for a pack of cigs, I spotted a display of electronic cigarettes. I walked out with this thing that was supposed to equal 2 packs of cigs. It didn’t take long to find out that claim was a load manure. But, it was just enough like a cigarette that it worked. But just barley! Over the next couple weeks I tried every e-cig I get my hands on. Then I found the real e-cigs. The were cheaper, had more power and I could control the exact level of nicotine. Not to mention, I know EXACTLY what is in the e-juice I’m using. Just Google eGo Twist & you’ll get an idea of an real e-cig. 😉 To make a long story a little shorter.. 😉 Because of electronic cigarettes, I have increased lung capacity I can smell I can taste I can laugh without coughing I don’t smell like an ash tray And best of all…. I’m still here to write this! To all those against e-cigs out there, let me leave you with this… Electronic cigarettes DO SAVE LIVES! And I’m one of those lives!