I was a pack a day smoker for 18 years. Smoking was a defining part of my life. Leaving the home I had to make sure I had enough to make it through the day. In April of 2012 I bought an electronic cigarette from gas station and after a 2 weeks of smoking after using that e-cig I quit smoking. I had tried the patch, lozenge and gum on several occasions and none of them worked for me. The longest one ever worked was a week until e-cigs. It has been over a year since I smoked a cigarette. I no longer wake up and cough for 10 minutes before I start my day. Walking up 4 flights no longer causes be to cough up a lung. I can smell again, tastes thing. And I have had one cold since where as I used to get colds at least 4 or 5 times a year. Vaping has changed my life for the better and probably saved my life.