I was a 1/2 pack a day smoker and I’ve been an off/on smoker for over 30 years. The longest I was successfully free of cigarettes was 8 years, most other attempts were 2 to 3 months. Over the years I tried patches, nicotine gum and Zyban to quit. While these may have curbed some of the craving, I still desired to smoke. I also tried Chantix, but had ill effects from it. I did not crave cigarettes while on Chantix, but the craving did return when I stopped. There wasn’t anything I had tried that seemed to keep my craving at bay. Even when I was 8-years smoke free I fought cravings sometimes daily. I started using e-cigarettes in December 2012. I started with a disposable type (12mg of nicotine) to see how well it would work. It satisfied me enough that I purchased a starter kit and am very happy I did so. From December 22nd to the end of January I did smoke 6 cigarettes total, that’s less than what I would smoke in 1 day. Since February 2013, I have not had a single cigarette and used only my e-cigarette. Most of my e-liquids are 0 or 6mg nicotine. This is the first time I’ve truly felt I can stay away from smoking.