I smoked for almost 15 years, since I was in high school. I’ve tried various smoking cessation methods over years (patches, gum, etc.) I’ve managed to quit cold turkey, only to be pulled back in months later by friends. In the last few years, I’ve tried so called ciga-like e-cigarettes (cloud9, logic, Blu, n-joy). I made a decision to really give them a hard try, and I found the Blu disposable ciga-like to be the only one that provided the nicotine, feeling and taste to appeal to me. I went through 30 (~$300) of them in less than a month, but it still wasn’t quite satisfying enough, so I took it to the next stage – I bought Blu’s PCC (Personal Charging Case) in their king size for $80. This contains two small cigalike batteries as well as cartridges in one of 5 or 6 flavors. I hated it. I was constantly using it, and blowing through cartridges, and it did a terrible job of satisfying the need to have something as powerful as a real cigarette. I found some online communities who helped me find my way. I’ve since bought an iTaste MVP box mod, and I fill tanks with whatever flavor I want. I’ve bought my own supplies to make my own flavors. I am in complete control of my nicotine intake, and the method of delivery and the medium in which the nicotine is contained. Upsides? I can breathe easier. I am not winded walking up stairs. I can taste and smell the world in a way I couldn’t before, and people around me don’t have to constantly smell cigarettes on me (my fiancee loves this!) I can feel my health improving by the day. It’s been about 2 months since I made the decision to switch to vaping from analogs, and I couldn’t be happier. I’ve saved money and my health, plus developed an awesome hobby. Once I’ve shown someone my APV, they invariably start asking me about it, because without fail they’ve got someone in their family they want to get off cigarettes, and I’m more than happy to get them involved. Bottom line: I smoked for 15 years and it controlled my life. On disposable ciga-likes, I was still sneaking at least 1 analog cigarette a day. Since the first day with my APV almost a month ago, I haven’t had a single cigarette. In fact, I tried one the other day after almost 2 weeks without them and they tasted TERRIBLE. I know, KNOW I will never go back.