I was a pack a day smoker for 24 years. I had failed at several attempts to quit smoking. I smoked my last analog cig on March 1st, 2012. I would not/could not have done this without my e-cig. I was introduced to them by a friend in Feb of 2012 and will forever be grateful. I started out with the ??cig-like? rechargeable w/disposable cartridges in menthol/tobacco flavors. After about 4-5 months, I moved on to E-Juice (w/out tobacco flavorings) and larger batteries. Since I’ve quit analogs, my blood pressure has normalized… I’ve had no Asthma attacks?? my chronic Bronchitis is gone?? my energy level has improved. My doctors have approved me using my e-cig. Even during a recent hospital stay, I used my e-cig daily at will. E-cigs are the best thing to ever happen to smokers?? finally a HEALTHY alternative. My hope is that my story will educate those who think e-cigs should be banned.