I was a half pack a day, Camel Menthol/Newport smoker for 28 years. I enjoyed smoking and never tried to quit before. But when I discovered electronic cigarettes, it was a revelation. At first I used both, but after one week or so, I quit smoking traditional cigarettes entirely. It has now been one month since I last smoked a regular cigarette. E-cigs offer freedom, flavor choice, cost savings, and are very likely healthier than tobacco cigarettes. I normally use a 1.8 mg strength e-liquid. After quitting smoking, I noticed an increase in energy and a more positive mood. There was a slight withdrawl for a short time (irritability, anxiety, etc) but this passed within 24 hours. I do not know if it was due to nicotine withdrawl or withdrawl from any of the other ingredients in cigarette smoke. I beleive e-cigs/vaping has the potential to save many lives. Additionally, one can gradually step down (as slowly as you want) the nicotine level with e-cigs if one desires to be completely nicotine free.