I was a pack+ a day smoker for 30 years. I have tried many times, unsuccessfully, to quit over the last 15 years. I tried everything, patches, gum, hypnosis and ‘cold turkey’ and could never go for more than a day without a cigarette. Nothing worked for me and each time I felt more like a failure and would end up smoking heavier than before. About 4 years ago, I tried a new thing; electronic cigarettes. For a few months they helped. I cut down on cigarettes drastically and even went 2 or three days at a time only smoking one or two cigarettes. I didn’t have much faith in it working as nothing else had. I slowly drifted back to smoking because the cartridges could only be bought online and the batteries did not last long. I didn’t give up on the desire to quit however. Six months ago, I noticed an e-cigarette shop in the mall and wandered in. Since them I haven’t looked back! The first month I put no pressure on myself to quit smoking. I used both and felt comfortable as I had halved my smoking. One morning I decided I didn’t need to stop to buy a pack of cigarettes and I haven’t bought any since! I feel so much better! I no longer have a cough and have noticed a marked improvement in my breathing and stamina when exercising. My food tastes better, I certainly smell better and for the first time in my adult life (I started smoking at 16!) I feel empowered about my addiction. There may come a day when I wean myself off of the nicotine all together, but for now, I am extremely happy with a smoke-free choice! I know I would never have been able to quit if I hadn’t discovered vaping! Please support this low-risk choice.