I started smoking cigarettes in the 6th grade and was a full fledged smoker before I was a freshman in high school. I’m 30 years old now and have been smoking for 18 years, more than half my life. I’ve tried quitting in the past by going cold turkey and also with the use of nicotine gum and toothpicks, but with no success. Recently, I came across an cheaper model electronic cigarette at my local tobacco store and decided to give it a try. With much surprise and delight, I found myself puffing on it more throughout the day than on my traditional tobacco cigarettes, smoking only around four cigarettes a day, down from about a whole pack. Proud of the decrease in tobacco consumption, I researched online to find better quality personal vaporizers and came across the kGo 1100mah and the Vamo. After purchasing these, I have smoked zero cigarettes. It has only been about a month since I’ve switched to e-cigs, but I have absolutely no desire to ever smoke another traditional tobacco cigarette. I breath more easily now, snore less, taste and smell better. I love that my stamina is improving and do not get as winded. I sincerely hope our elected politicians do not cave in to big tobacco or pharmacy and decide to start meddling, banning, or increasing taxes on a cleaner alternative to traditional cigarettes. Maximum personal freedom so long as it does not infringe on the rights of others.