I was a pack and a half per day smoker. Not only was I addicted to nicotine, but I was also addicted to menthol. I smoked cigarettes for almost 22 years. I tried the patch, gum and even an electronic schedule breaking system with no lasting effects. I had given up on reducing my nicotine intake and resigned myself to dying a smoker. On day a few months ago, a co-worker started using a personal vaporisor or vaping. She was able to stop smoking cigarettes completely and only used a low nicotine level juice. She kept talking to me about vaping and finally I said I’ll try. The very nect day she brought me a battery and a tank with 12mg nicotine Cherry Cola flavored ejuice. She told me to use the vape instead of smoking a cigarette for that whole day and see how it went. I LOVED that ejuice flavor. By the end of that day, I had visited a vape shop and bought a starter kit with her help. 4 days later, I smoked my last cigarette and have not missed them. It’s now been almost 8 weeks with no falling off the wagon. Cigarettes now stink to me and I’ve gone from 18mg nicotine ejuice down to 8-10mgs. I feel better, smell better, taste things better and am all around happier and healthier. I’m slowly weaning myself down on nicotine without weight gain or irritable mood swings. Vaping IS a viable alternate to smoking AND a way to quit smoking permanently. The FDA and American Cancer Society need to ask US the vapers for feedback and impressions as we are the true reliable source. I am working on converting others so they can too break the horrible cigarette cycle. Thank you.