I smoked since I was 12 years old. When I quit, I was smoking up to two packs a day. I was feeling sick, tired, SCARED of what they were doing to me but NOTHING ever worked to get me off them. I tried cold turkey, I tried gums and all that other stuff, nothing worked. I felt hopeless. What’s worse, is I was watching my mom be in the same position as me, only she had smoked 40+ years and there was no way she was ever going to quit. One night, while feeling terrible yet inhaling puff after puff of these things, I typed it ‘smoking alternatives’ in Google knowing nothing would come of it… but it did. ‘Electronic cigarettes’ popped up, and I spent the rest of the night reading about them, watching videos and this feeling came over me.. ‘these will work’. I ordered some the next day for myself and my mother. A week later, they came. We took them out with us for a coffee, and had one last cigarette each. Then, we tried our ecigs. We were AMAZED. Right then and there we knew that was it, we had quit smoking. A couple of days ago was our one year smoke free anniversary. ONE YEAR, not one cigarette. We never cheated, we never wanted to, we never -needed- to. It has been so easy to stay off of them, so much FREEDOM. All because of ecigs. To say they do not work, they do not get people off of cigarettes, is a direct lie. They DO work, there is NOTHING better, and they are a miracle.