I am Dennis LaRock from Ohio. I am 38 years old and I was a smoker for about 20 years. I smoked about 1-1.5 packs a day. I have made many failed attempts at quitting smoking over the years until recently. Many years ago when I was in the USAF I quit for about 90 days using the patch. This was around the beginning of 1997. Shortly after going off the patch I went back to smoking. In 1999 I tried again and a Doctor prescribed me Zyban. This worked for about 2 weeks until I had an allergic reaction and my face swelled up and my eyes swelled almost shut. I quick shot of Epinephrine at the ER on base and I was back to normal within minutes. I bought a pack of Marlboro reds on the way home from the ER, and was back to smoking. I have also tried quitting smoking cold turkey several times over the years with most attempts lasting anywhere from a couple days to two months. I usually felt like I was losing my mind and was usually quite irritable. Many years later in 2010 I discovered electronic cigarettes. I started off with 18mg nicotine e-liquid then cut down to 12mg and now I plan to drop to 6mg in the near future. Since using the electronic cigarette I really haven’t had any desire to smoke at all. I find it much easier and more satisfying than any other method of quitting smoking, and the only method for me that has really worked.