I smoked up to 30 cigarettes per day, between the ages of 14 and 25. I attempted to quit smoking more times than i can remember, including short periods of gum and patches which were useless. I succeeded a few times, once for nearly 3 months cold turkey, but in the words of Michael Corleone, Just when I thought i was out, they pulled me back in! I did in fact try e-cigarettes when they were new on the market (early e-cig-alike models), but found them somewhat unreliable and often produced an inconsistent and frustrating vape experience. Unfortunately this drove me back to smoking for while. Two and a half years ago, however, I decided to try them again – it was obvious the products had moved on significantly, and my cigarette habit was getting worse. My health was becoming increasingly affected. I have asthma, and was using my inhaler more and more regularly to fend off attacks which came out of nowhere during the day, something which I had never experienced outside of strenuous exercise before. Waking up during in the night, unable to breath was a recurring issue, and was a very worrying trend, especially in my mid 20’s. I had to do something for fear of ending up in the hospital, and I knew e-cigarettes where the only method that had worked for me in the past, so I gave them another go. Take two has been a much more positive experience. The sheer variety and availability of reliable devices on the market today, coupled with the technical advances in e-cig design, moving away from e-cig-alike form factors along with advances in e-liquid flavourings, has made it a very enjoyable experience this time. I stopped smoking the same day I started using e-cigarettes, and never had a craving – it was that simple – a direct replacement. I use all kinds of devices, from standard ego batteries with a clearomiser for conveneice, to large form factor mods (pro-vari, VAMO, etc), with dripping atomisers or atomiser tanks. They all work very well, and succeed in delivering enough nicotine. I’ve cut down my nicotine content from 18mg when I started which was a bit strong after a while, and now use 6 – 12mg liquid which I find to be the sweet spot. I no longer smoke, with the exception of one or two a year on a drunken whim. For the first time in my adult life, I’m a non-smoker! It’s a great feeling, as is the massive turnaround in my health since switching to e-cigarettes. I no longer have any of the problems described earlier. None of them! I can even perform strenuous exercise without using my inhaler, or even getting out of breath. It’s truly amazing, and I don’t know what I’d do without them. Probably end up bed ridden in my early thirties with COPD, and I’m not joking – back then, working stressful night shifts, smoking two cigarettes on a break was pretty common, though I’m a little ashamed to admit that, but now I’m free and I never want to go back!