I have been a smoker since I was 16 years old. It was legal for me to buy them at this age in the state I lived. It was in the past 3 years that I noticed that I was continually nervous (anxiety) and nothing seemed to help. I also was diagnosed with heart palpitations caused by smoking. I went to the American Lung association and quite cold turkey. That lasted for 6 months. I was promoted to a management position with my company and could not deal with the stress associated with it. I once again started smoking. My heart started palpitating again and I was always anxious. I seen a doctor about the symptoms and he suggested to quit smoking and recommended the Patch I tried that and in the first 24 hours I was sick. I called the 1-800-help me line and they suggested I get to the emergency room as I had overdosed with nicotine from the patch. I followed the directions but I still received too much nicotine (if that is what I got). I started smoking again. It was in 2011 that I started the ecig. The ENCORE brand. It was alright, but still did not satisfy my craving. I started searching around and found a ejuice supplier online. At first I insisted on a ejuice that was just like the real thing. But soon realized that it was not possible to get that real cigarette taste. But soon found a flavor I liked from Red Dragon Vapors. Mellow tobacco is what it is called. With in the month, I noticed that I was not anxious anymore. Also that my heart stopped palpitating! Soon after that my sense of smell came back and I had more energy. Not only that, I was sleeping better, my cough is completely gone and my blood pressure is 110/70 and my heart rate is 69 from 130/89 and 89 heart rate! I soon started craving the cigarette again (about 6 months in) and began my search for another ejuice that would fix that. Thank God for DIY EJuice! I developed my own flavor that I continue to use for the past 2 years. I do not want or crave a cigarette any longer my blood pressure is lower, I sleep better, my taste is back my allergies are gone. I tried all the over the counter and prescription NRT’s but they all did not work. I was soon back on the smoke. I look at it this way, The drinkers use a substance that is known to harm but here is very little restriction on it. I know whats in my ejuice. Propylene Glycol (food grade) vegetable glycerin, 99.9 percent pure liquid nicotine and flavoring (food grade). 4 ingredients versus 5000! You do the math. I will be an vapor for life. There are too many positives since I started and no negatives. A wise man once said, If you eliminate the possibilities, and what is left no matter how obsured it must be the truth.