I really started smoking about 19 years ago…before that I would have an occasional cigarette or cigar. I had quit smoking a couple times but always picked it up again after about 1-2 weeks. I had even tried nicotine gum, with no success. About 5 months ago I bought my first e-cig and a selection of flavored e-juice to try, but the ecig had a button to push to make it vape and that button was not triggering my habit, so I switched to the smaller, more cigarette-like, automatic e-cigs. This, combined with flavored e-juices, is what eventually allowed me to quit the cigarettes entirely. For about a month or so I was using the e-cig and smoking cigarettes. But for the past 4 months I have been cigarette-free and have been enjoying much better breathing. I smoked a Light 100 before, so I started with 12 mg nicotine in my e-juice, but increased it to 18 mg and that helped greatly. Now I have e-juice with 12 mg and 18 mg and either works fine for me. One thing I can say for certain is that vaping (the term used for smoking e-cigs instead of smoking) a flavored e-juice really helps to make cigarettes taste TERRIBLE. The flavors that helped me were Southern Mochaccino and Pineaple-peach. They give me the nicotine I want (which is really about the same as caffeine) and an enjoyable flavor. Eventually, I will taper down the nicotine content in my e-juice until I’m at 0 mg and hopefully my hand-to-mouth addiction will be easier to give up.