I have smoked cigarettes for roughly 17 years with only a few attempts to quit. I was a 1.5 pack-a-day smoker. When my nights were full of random, violent coughing, I started looking for alternatives to help me stop smoking. This was 2007. I have tried using patches, 1st phase, and found that those were not successful in satisfying my cravings; I would smoke cigarettes while on the patch. I have tried Chantix, twice. At first I was able put the cigarettes down, but not long after the side effects of Chantix became too much. Sure i wasn’t smoking, but my anxiety was through the roof, and I could hardly sleep from all the nightmares(vivid dreams). Needless to say, that was enough of that. I went back to smoking. In 2012 I tried quitting cold-turkey. That worked for a period of time until I came face to face with another smoker during a stressful situation. It was too easy to pick them up again. July 2013: I started using a smoke-free alternative(mods) this summer. Proud to say I haven’t touched a cigarette since. I have been using these products since the second week of July at the highest nicotine strength, and I am ready to cut my nicotine levels by half. The initial setup didn’t cost a ton of money, as oppose to prescription alternatives, and very easy to use. I was skeptical at first, as anyone would be. When the following morning came, that being the point in the day when I crave the most, and I didn’t grab for the smokes I was ALL IN! I am sleeping better at night with little to no coughing, and my clothes do not smell like cigarettes during the day. My kids are much happier knowing I am not smoking the packaged death again. I have recruited my wife and another friend already, and they both have put down the cigarettes since. The friend, 50+ years old, had been smoking 2 packs a day for YEARS! He was able to kick the nasty habit, just as I, instantly. VapeOn!