I started smoking at a very young age. Everyone around me smoked and they were easily accessible so I decided to try it and was immediately hooked. Fast forward 16 years and my smokers cough was horrible. I’m not over weight at all and I would struggle walking up steps or trying to participate in athletic activities with my friends. I would have trouble breathing in the middle of the night and my wife would constantly worry. Over the years, I have always wanted to quit and have tried several methods. Nicotine patches, gum, cold turkey and the awful Chantix medication. I don’t understand how that drug is on the market. I have never had such horrible side effects. Awful dreams, lack of sleep and horrible depression that would make me wonder why I was even alive. Everyone I know that has tried it, has also experienced the same side effects. I don’t know how a drug that is known to make its users commit suicide is on the market. Simply, ridiculous. Needless to say, nothing worked and I was always running back to the nearby gas station to pick up another pack of smokes. Then one day, I saw an electronic cigarette they had available and decided to try it. It was okay, but I knew there had to be better which led me to doing research on the internet. I finally ordered a real one and have never picked up a cigarette since. Electronic cigarettes are simply amazing. I have no smokers cough at all anymore and I can make it up a flight of stairs without losing my breath. I don’t have to worry about my wife or daughter complaining about the smell and I no longer have to worry about harming them with second hand smoke. This exact story and trying to quit process is identical to my brother’s. We ordered the e-cig at the same time and have both been analog free from the day we got them. Not only has my health improved since the switch 8 months ago, I’m able to save a lot more money. Smoking two packs a day was about 360 dollars a month. I spend about 60-80 dollars a month on the juice now. There is no better alternative on the market for someone that wants to quit smoking or cut back. I understand there are still risk involved. I’m still taking a drug and inhaling that will have side effects. But I know 100%, it is not causing nearly the amount of damage a regular cigarette does. How do I know? Simply, breathing.