I smoked for 30 years, took smoking cessation classes, tried nicotine gum and patches. Always went right back to smoking when I was around my friends who all smoke. I have a 5 year old granddaughter who even locked me out of the house while I was outside smoking while babysitting her. After 5 years of struggling through many hours of not smoking around her, my daughter brought me a disposable e-cig and said she had no objection to me smoking an electronic cigarette around her. That was May 28. She said for me to do some research and see if it was something that might help me quit. Well, that night I researched and decided I would try V2 and Blu. I ordered V2 and went to my local source and bought a blu starter kit. I was hooked, obsessed and in love with my ecigs. In June I was visiting in my hometown (Somerset, Ky.) and discovered a wonderful ecig store there. I live in Bowling Green which is the 3rd largest city in Ky. and am very disappointed in the lack of local resources. But, thank goodness for the Internet, I have ordered and ordered. The shop in Somerset, I’ll give them a plug here because they are great to do business with and have helped me enormously to expand my knowledge and pleasure of ecigs. The Magic Vapor guys are the best. Anyway, I started as most do, with 808 and pre filled carts. Then on my first visit to MV, I got refillable carts for my 808 battery. But was going through two or three batteries every few hours. Now I have ego batts and just recently got a Sub Telescoping Mod. I absolutely love my ecigs. Have tried many, many juices and have a couple of faves. Have not had or wanted a cigarette since. Am so relieved to be free of the mess, smell and hacking cough. Now when people come in my house they say, it smells so good in here. Have been with my smoking friends many times and had absolutely no desire to smoke. I haven’t converted them yet, but still working on them. My doctors are thrilled to death and both my primary care physician and my allergist thought ecigs were a great substitution. They both lauded the benefits of electronic vs. burning tobacco. To close this epistle, just want to add a cute side story, my cat would not get in my lap when I was smoking, but now that I vape he is right on top of me vapor and all. Plus, he has allergies and would sneeze and his eyes watered a lot, no more sneezing or runny eyes–guess my cat was smarter then me!!