I started smoking at 13, along with my friends. It was ??cool?. Soon, I smoked not only to be cool, but because I liked it. And I liked it for 33 years. By the end, I was liking it to the tune of 3 packs a day. When the cough became too much to ignore, I decided to quit. I tried cold turkey, but after 12 hours of blinding headaches and vomiting, I started smoking again. I talked to a doctor who prescribed Chantix. I don’t really like taking pills, but am forced to for Type II Diabetes and Hypothyroidism, so I agreed to it. Until I went to the pharmacy to pick up my pills. I couldn’t afford the cost, and the prescription remained unfilled, un-paid-for. I put quitting aside and started taking cough medicine on a regular basis. Then, my step-son was diagnosed with Leukemia. He couldn’t be in a house with smokers. My husband started smoking outside, but I didn’t want to do that. My old desire to quit resurfaced. I had seen a man using an electronic cigarette when I was at the smoke shop, buying my 2 cartons for the week. It blew my mind! I went on the internet to do research, and stumbled upon a forum for ??e-cigs?. A few days of talking with regulars, doing research and waffling, and I settled upon my first e-cig! The day it came, August 2nd, 2010, I put a half a pack of cigarettes and my ladies Zippo in a drawer, and began ??vaping?. I haven’t touched a cigarette since! 3 years and 3 days smoke free! I never had a headache, no nausea, no mood swings, NO WEIGHT GAIN! After 3 days, I no longer liked the taste or smell of tobacco, so I switched to Wild Cherry flavor liquid. My vapor smells like cherry candy! I have since reduced the amount of nicotine in my ??liquid? to almost nothing, and I couldn’t be happier! My lung-function has improved, my smoker-hack is gone, and I love vaping in a restaurant after my meal! I LOVE MY E-CIGARETTE!