On May 10, 2009, I smoked my last cigarette after 30 years! One day, a non-smoking friend asked me if I had ever heard of the electronic cigarette. Like any of these types of things, I was a huge skeptic. I had tried any and all methods to quit smoking through my life, hypnosis, patches, Chantix, Wellbutrin and I??ve even had staples inserted into my ears! Nothing worked, it was torture for me! The longest I was able to quit with these was one year, one year of torture. Every day, I wondered how long it would last. I was moody and irritable to say the least. Finally, I ended the torture and bought a pack of cigarettes and before I knew it, I was back to smoking all the time. I finally gave up completely and resigned to the fact that I??d die a smoker. The torture and failure was too much to bare. I bought my first ecig in May 2009, back then, there weren??t the choices we have today, it was an Njoy and from the start, I knew this was going to work! I call it my Binky! I got on the internet, started researching and learning everything I could about the ecigs. It didn??t take long to find ECF and this had everything I needed and more. I upgraded the model I was using and with this came an even better experience. I felt physically and mentally better almost immediately. I began to get involved (ok, obsessed) with making my own mods and loving every minute of this and before I knew it, I had gone one year smoke free! As all things go, new and improved models were hitting the US market and I couldn??t get enough! LOL I vape 24mg eliquid and have no plans to lower this due to the lost feeling of smoking with the lower nicotine levels. After 2 years of being smoke-free, I opened my own website. I can??t tell you how good it feels to have my customers report back to me how long they themselves have been smoke free. I just celebrated 4 years smoke free and this is the first time in my life that I know for a fact that I will never smoke cigarettes again. I still use my ecig every day and still love it! No side effects, no nasty smell, I feel healthy, no smokers cough and I am no longer killing myself with cigarettes! I owe my life to ecigs and hope others will see the success I??ve seen. It??s not a magic pill, you still have to want to quit but nothing has ever been easier than this. Life IS good as a non-smoker!