I was a heavy smoker for 22 years. Approximately 8 months ago, I purchased an inexpensive e-cigarette from a convenience store. Although it was initially purchased, on impulse, out of curiosity, I quickly realized it could satisfy my desire to smoke. Three days later, I smoked my very last cigarette. During that 3 day transition, I was able to find a wealth of knowledge online regarding the many types of e-cigarettes, and quickly ordered a Joytech Ego-C Twist, a Vision Vivi Nova tank and a variety of E-juice. Over the years, I had attempted to quit on several occasions. I was unsuccessful every time. The different methods included cold turkey, nicotine patches, and the prescription drug, Chantix. My most successful attempt lasted 2 full days. Eventually, I quit trying to quit. Not because I didn’t want to, but because I couldn’t. It’s hold was that strong. I truly believed that I would smoke until the day that I died. Since smoking my last cigarette in October of 2012, my wife, mother, sister, and two close friends have also completely quit smoking using e-cigarettes. I am absolutely ecstatic that I quit, but, emotionally, I can’t put in to words how thankful and relieved I am that they are now smoke free. E-cigarettes have drastically changed our lives for the better. No longer do we wheeze and cough. We have become much more active, enjoying frequent hikes and other outdoor activities with our children. We no longer suffer the social stigma, or smell for that matter, of a smoker. And, lastly, have been able to save a substantial amount of money. We couldn’t be happier.