I started smoking in high school to be cool. I was smoking approximately 2 packs a day when I decided I’d better quit for all the negative health concerns. I tried cold turkey because some friends told me making a clean break was the best way to quit. Well it wasn’t for me. Within 24 hours I was climbing the walls and practically yelling at everyone because I was so miserable. I did finally suceed in quiting after trying many times and I stayed off them for over 15 years. Unfortunately I am a person that just LOVES to smoke. I starting smoking again and I didn’t try quiting again for a long time. I saw the e cigarettes being sold in the mall and tried one out. I don’t recall which brand that one was. It felt almost as normal as holding a real cigarette, that I LOVED. The sales person let me try one with the nicotine in it and I drew in a number of vapors. Nothing felt unusual. I didn’t have a craving for a cigarette until sometime later. And that’s about all I remember about that incident. I Didn’t buy the e cigarette but about a year or so later someone gave me their kit since they had sucessfully quit using the e cigarettes. So I tried it off & on for a few days and finally started using it everyday. In less than 2 weeks I was only using the e cigarette. After a month of using them I definately noticed I could breath easier, my energy level was better, I wasn’t coughing hardly at all and I was not craving regular cigarettes AT ALL! No yelling and feeling miserable. I quit completely again about 6 to 7 months later. Out of courisity, I have recently Googled e cigerettes and was amazed how many new brands are available. This product is definately evolving into an even safer way to quit smoking. There is one brand called VaporCouture that I am impressed that they test EVERY batch of their e cigarettes and share that information with their customer and along with that they have ALL the safety features and provided quality assurance. I would recommed e cigerettes to ANYONE wanting to quit and I would most likely recommend the VaporCouture brand, unless I find another brand that has evolved for an even safer alternatative. And the ”evils’ of nicotine, I have found many, research studies showing some very POSITIVE EFFECTS it can have on the brain, so that’s some good news there!