I started smoking when I was 16 years old. In the recent years I have averaged over a pack and a half a day some days closer to two packs. I am a truck driver and spend long hours working and tended to chain smoke. My wife bought me a personal vaporizer (electronic cigarette) for my birthday. During the first two weeks I nearly quit smoking. I only had 4 packs in the entire first month of using it. I can say with ease I can breathe better. I can smell things better, and my taste is returning. Prior to getting my first e-cig I had tried all of the other quit smoking products on the market. Everything from over the counter to actual prescription drugs. Some I quit for a short period of time but always came back. Mostly due to the habit of doing something is stronger then the nicotine habit is. And all had negative side effects of one type or another. Now I am smoke free and have no desire to return to it (for the first time ever). The e-cig fulfills my habit of doing something and I have already lowered my nicotine levels without feeling any withdraw symptoms normally associated with quitting. I plan to continue lowering my levels over the next year but will keep my e-cig so I don’t ever have the urge to return to smoking.