My name is Ania, and I was a smoker for 56 years before electronic cigarettes caused me to quit. Yes, I say caused me to quit, not helped me to quit. For the last 30 years of smoking tobacco cigarettes, I smoked 2+ packs a day. Although I am a generally healthy woman, and apart from cigarettes have lead a fairly healthy life, about 10 years ago I began to experience shortness of breath, morning cough, increased severity of and recovery time from common cold and flue-like illnesses: all symptoms typical for a heavy smoker. I also suffered frequent, debilitating headaches, which may or may not have been smoking related (see below). In spite of this, I have always loved smoking and never wanted or tried to quit. Seven months ago, purely out of curiosity about a new technology, I purchased an electronic cigarette. The first drag on that e-cig was an epiphany. I reacted to it as I would to a tobacco cigarette: same hand-to-mouth process, same feeling on the inhale, same visible exhalation. But it tasted much better! I realized on that first puff how harsh tobacco cigarettes actually were. And I could see how much cleaner it was: no environmental tar-containing side-stream smoke, no ash, no ashtray, no butts to clean up. I actually did finish smoking the 7 cigarettes left in an opened pack, but since that, after my first e-cig, I have never wanted, and have never smoked, another tobacco cigarette. The improvement to my health and environment was in many ways amazingly fast. Almost overnight, my smoker’s cough disappeared. After only 7-10 days, I was breathing more easily and had more energy, which improvement continues to this day. During the first month, I had only two headaches, which were quickly allayed with OTC medication, and have had only one in the subsequent 6 months. So whether the headaches were caused by, or exacerbated by, smoking, my switch to ecigs appears to have remedied the situation. I had no intention of quitting, but electronic cigarettes caused me to quit! I call myself an accidental quitter. I am no longer a smoker, I am a vaper. If electronic cigarettes can actually cause someone to quit smoking, imagine how effective they can be to someone who actively WANTS to quit!