I started smoking occasionally (usually on weekends) around age 15 or 16 but it only became a daily habit when doing my military service at age 19(ish). I usually smoked light cigarettes, about 25 a day. This went on for about 17 years. During that time I can recall 4 more or less serious attempts to quit. Trying cold turkey with no replacement nicotine at all, I lasted usually just a couple of days. My longest period without smoking was about 3 months and that time I was using nicotine gum. Those were really long and tedious three months! I was craving for a cigarette most of the time and didn’t know what I would do with my hands during those idle moments when they would have been holding a cigarette. At no point had I a feeling that the craving would stop or get at least a bit easier. And I always got hiccups from chewing the nicotine gum. In July 22nd, 2013 I got my first electronic cigarette (an Ego-C starter kit). I had seen people using them but hadn’t ever tried one myself. I also didn’t know what to expect and I wouldn’t consider it any attempt to try and quit smoking per se, more like I wanted to see if they are any good and maybe they could help me at least cutting down my smoking habit. Now I’m happy to say I haven’t smoked one cigarette since, and don’t want to either. The first thing I noticed after switching to e-cigarette was that my sense of taste and smell returned to normal after just few days. I was breathing easier after a couple of weeks and didn’t have any cough in the mornings anymore. My clothes don’t smell any more and even though I’m still addicted to nicotine, I feel this delivery method is more enjoyable, I feel healthier and my nicotine dosage has come down as well. I started with assortment of pretty strong e-liquids (24mg/ml) and reduced the nicotine level to 16mg/ml very soon. After that I’ve been reducing the amount further little by little and I’m now (13 months later) vaping 6mg/ml strength. This is the main tip I want to give to those trying an electric cigarette: At first, it’s better to get too strong than too weak e-liquids. You’ll probably want to go milder pretty fast but if at first you don’t get the nicotine level your body is used to, any method is going to be useless!