I smoked cigarettes for over 25 years, at a rate of at least a pack a day. Over the years, I tried several methods of quitting: going cold turkey, nicotine gum, the patch and 4 years ago I accepted a gift from my parents of the South Beach e-cigarette, which I used on and off for almost 18 months. I never completely quit smoking with any of these methods. The nicotine gum irritated my mouth and throat badly and caused a burning sensation when I used it, as well as giving me almost constant heartburn and acid indigestion. Approximately 6 months ago, I talked to my dental assistant and she showed me her Blu e-cigarette. I went out and got a starter kit the next day, but continued to smoke, though I cut down drastically. Although I still use the Blu e-cigarette at times, I have since moved almost exclusively to personal vaporizers with refillable tanks. I have completely quit smoking any and all traditional cigarettes, and do not miss it. I no longer cough, breathe easily, am not spitting out vile-colored phlegm, and am no longer having any issues with either my taste or sense of smell. Also, my clothes and vehicle no longer reek of smoke, nor am I accidentally burning my car seats, clothes, or others. I never smoked in my house so that was never an issue, however, I have been in homes where people do smoke and the smell is horrendous. I have calculated that I am saving over 75% of the money I originally spent on traditional cigarettes, even given that I am still trying other types of vaporizers and flavors of liquid nicotine. Initially, when starting with the personal vaporizers, I had a few canker sores in my mouth, which I have always been prone to when my mouth is irritated. They healed within a week or so, especially after I made sure to drink plenty of water. Anyone who wants to quit smoking traditional cigarettes can, I believe, use this method. I intend to taper back on the nicotine content over the next several months, until I am vaping 0 mg.