My name is Jason, and I’m 38. I started smoking cigarettes when I was 15, in 1990. I never truly tried to quit smoking until Nov. 2012, as I was convinced that there was no way that I would be able to do it, and honestly didn’t want to. I had tried to go cold turkey, half heartedly, a handful of times, but I just couldn’t imagine life without cigarettes. In Nov. 2012, after I had just recently become a father, I became seriously worried about my health. I made the decision to try the V2 brand of e cigarettes, attempted to both smoke cigarettes half the time, and use the V2 the other half of the time – swapping one for the other. That lasted for about a week. Fast forward to July 2nd, 2013. I decided that it was time for a serious attempt to quit cigarettes. I ordered some blank cartridges for the V2, and some e liquid to fill them, instead of the pre-filled cartridges that V2 sells. The choices of different flavored liquid, and the choice to make my vapor experience personal is what got me off cigarettes. I promptly ordered a more sturdy setup of Joyetech eGo batteries, liquid tanks, and various liquid flavors. I haven’t smoked a cigarette since July 2nd. My lungs feel almost new, I don’t stink, and I’m no longer harming my own, and my family’s health. I started at 24mg nicotine liquid, and have already stepped down to 12mg. I am 100% convinced that the e cigarette is the ONLY WAY that I would have been able to quit smoking. I am thankful everyday that this technology is available, and that it provides a legitimate and healthy alternative to tobacco products.