I had smoked for 25 years. I didn??t really want to quit but I knew I needed to. My doctor was telling me that I needed to quit for years but I didn??t really want to. I had attempted to do so before. I tried the patch but I had horrible nightmares while I wore it and I didn??t really feel it helped my cravings at all. Another time I tried using Nicorette and I ended up getting hooked on that and continued to smoke. So I smoked and used Nicorette at the same time for a whole year. Years before this I had tried smokeless tobacco but it wasn??t for me. My doctor also gave me Chantix but that didn??t seem to help either. I eventually just decided I was a smoker, plain and simple. But I had a friend of mine that used electronic cigarettes to quit and was always telling me I should try them since they worked for him. So after my doctor told me again that I really needed to quit and my lungs weren??t doing very good I knew I needed to try again. So I asked my friend what I should get. I purchased my first electronic cigarette and began to smoke and vape a little. As I got more familiar with how it worked I started to find myself picking up my electronic cigarette more than I was lighting up a cigarette. Over a period of about 2 ?« weeks I had stopped smoking and was only vaping. I couldn??t believe it! Over time I have decreased my nicotine level but I love vaping. I have not had a cigarette in 4 ?« years now. I feel better, I breath better, I sleep better and I don??t get sick as much now either. I can taste food better too! Vaping has changed my life in so many ways all for the better. I have witnessed many people do the same thing I did and are now vaping instead of smoking. Some people use it to taper down and quit and some people like myself use it as a safer alternative. If I hadn??t started using an electronic cigarette I would still be smoking cigarettes without a doubt.