I smoked cigarettes for about 24 years, an average of 3/4 of a pack per day. I got tired of coughing and being out of breath all the time, so I got serious about quitting. I tried cold turkey, nicotine gum, Chantix, and hypnotism. None of them worked for more than a few weeks. Then I was back to smoking, possibly more than before. I finally started researching electronic cigarettes and settled on a rechargeable cig lookalike with prefilled cartridges. While really no cheaper than analogs, I did not go back to smoking. I then joined ECF forum, where I was informed of better equipment at lower cost. So I graduated to e-go batteries, cartos and clearomizers. I was amazed at the variety of juices available, and kind of went hog wild ordering stuff. I am now more disciplined in my purchasing, and have not touched or even wanted a real cigarette in almost four months. I am now saving money, and my health is much better. No more coughing and I can run or work out without labored breathing. I credit electronic cigarettes with getting me off tobacco and possibly saving my life.