Hi, my name is Harold Parkis and im from Syracuse NY. I’m writing this to inform anyone interested, that Ecigs were and are the only way i was able to quit tobacco use and stay off of it for good. I was a pack and a half smoker for over 30 years. I tried many other methods to try and quit smoking many, many times without success over the course of of about 10 years. I have tried Chantix, and that made me have bad thoughts of suicide. I tried patches many times without success, the most i lasted on those was about 2 months, and even then i was sneaking 1-2 analog cigs a day to stop the shaking. This went on for 10 years, i even tried hypnosis and that was a complete failure and waste of money. The only thing i have found, that made me quit real smokes was a little Ecig in my Christmas stocking my wife bought me back in December of 2011. I have not had a real smoke since i started using that Ecig on January 1st 2012. Naturally i graduated to more efficient and a bit more sophisticated set up that i now use, Its the Ego-C and a K100 with Mini Vivi Nova tanks and i use RY4 E-liquid in 36mg strength with 70/30 VG/PG mix. I have found that i can not stand the smell of real smokes,they trruly smell like skunk, that started a week after i started using my Ecig. I have found so many positive things i was missing all those years of smoking, and with no negative effects, I got my sense of smell back, i have retaken control of my lungs,lungs that were leaving me short of breath and low on oxygen saturation. I went from being able to hold my breath for 15 seconds, all the way to a minute, i can also hunt and fish again because before Ecigs i could not breath after walking to the woods or bringing in a 35 pound salmon. I can taste food again and my house smells fantastic. It is also not yellow walls from smoke, they are white as snow now. I just wanted to share this story with whoever it might help in making decisions on the positive effects of Ecigs, their safety, and any regulations that might come about as a result of them. They have made my life so much better. My doctor thinks it was the best decision have made for my future. Thank you for reading my personal story about Ecigs and i hope that i can continue to use them as for me they were the best choice I’ve ever made for my health in quite a long time. 20 month smoke free and counting! I thank god for giving us the person who invented the Ecig, it has saved my life, and those are the words out of my 2 children’s mouths since i quit smoking. They to are very grateful for the Ecig and what it has done for me.