I started smoking when I was about 22 years old and finally succeeded in quitting at the end of September 2012 by using the V2 cig kit. Between October and December of 2012 I only smoked 10 tobacco cigarettes, then none at all. Withing the next 2 months I switched to the Kanger T3 bottom coil 3mL tank with an eGo USB passthrough battery and an upgraded eGo 1000mA battery for on the road use. For the next few months I was buying ejuice at medium nicotine strength (13-16mg). Around March of 2013 I started making my own ejuice and reduced the nicotine strength to 6-6.5mg/mL and I am still using the same strength as of now August 2, 2013. Eventually in the future, I will reduce the nicotine content to zero. In the past I tried to quit smoking cold turkey which lasted about 4 days. I tried the nicotine gum for about a month, but that also did not work. For any of these methods to work, you ABSOLUTELY MUST really want to quit or you are doomed to fail. To get around my lack of will I tried the mind altering prescription Welbutrine. It worked for about 3 months, but it changed my attitude so that I did not give a crap about anything at all. This was very bad for my job and all my friends, so I stopped taking the prescription and within 2 weeks I was smoking again. My major problem was and still is, I like the act (habit) of hand to mouth, inhaling and getting the feeling in my throat and lungs. When I finally found out about e-cigarettes, it was a GODSEND. I can now enjoy the act of inhaling, feeling the hit in my throat and lungs, and not run the risk of CANCER from all the toxic crap that tobacco brings. Plus I no longer stink of smoke, I can now smell my environment again, everything tastes better, and my cats have virtually stopped sneezing.