I had tried quitting smoking many times, but I would end up gaining so much weight that I would go back to smoking to stop the eating. When I first read about electronic cigarettes, I was intrigued. The more I read, the more I knew this might just be it for me. I did tons of research, joined the ECF forum, asked questions, and finally ordered a kit, juice, extra batteries for a planned start date of 1/1/11. What I did instead was start vaping before January 1st, to get used to it, and smoke less. By January 1st, it was very easy to put down the cigarettes. For the first couple of weeks, I would have strong cravings for a real cigarette that would last for about 30 seconds, but my electronic cigarette helped me through. That was 2 1/2 years ago, and I couldn’t be happier. My breathing is easier, my blood pressure is better. I haven’t had the dreaded smoker’s cough in over 2 years. Without reservation I recommend the electronic cigarette to any smoker to help them quit.