I smoked cigarettes heavily for 37 years. By the time I quit I was at 2-3 packs per day. As a result of smoking I have been diagnosed with COPD and have had to use 2 different inhalers and also a nebulizer for my breathing. If I continued to smoke I would probably be on oxygen in the not so distant future, because my breathing was awful. I have had repeated failed attempts at quitting cigarettes and was resigned to dying a smoker. In March of 2012 I had a major scare, thinking I was having a heart attack. Fortunately after many tests my heart was fine but was informed that if I didn’t quit smoking, I might not be so lucky in the future. I had heard of electronic cigarettes and did some research online and ordered a kit. On April 16, 2012 I was able to successfully quit smoking cigarettes. It has been over 1 year and I am still using my electronic cigarettes, but I am not using my inhalers or my nebulizer. My doctor has been very impressed with the improvement with my lungs and has given me Her approval to continue using my electronic cigarettes.