I am a 43 year old male from Birminham Alabama. I had been smoking a pack a day since I was 16 years old. During that time I had tried to quit multiple times. I used gum, patches, lozenges, anything out there. Unfortunately it was to no avail. I would always end up back smoking. In February of this year I tried my first ecig, that my wife bought at the smoke store. We both liked it, and decided to give ecigs a try. We bought a little kit starter kit to get going. From that moment I,haven’t touched a cigarette. To be honest, I haven’t had the slightest craving for a real smoke. I don’t even like the smell of them anymore. As far as health benefits, they have been quite noticeable. My wife and I no longer wheeze at night, and this was the first year I did not get bronchitis. My stamina and breathing has improved dramatically as well. I used to get winded while walking for exercise or paddling my kayak. Last weekend I took my kayak out for a trip, and decided to see how long I could paddle witout getting winded. I never did! My muscles gave out long before my lungs did. When I was smoking I could not paddle for very long without having to stop and catch my breath. Electronic cigarettes have been a life changer to my wife and I. Our quality of life, our health, and pocketbooks are in much better standing than six months ago. I hope people realize how beneficial ecigs can be to helping people quit smoking. It might not be a fit for everyone, but nothing is. For those of us who have succeeded in giving up cigarrets with ecigs, they are an invaluable tool in the quest to be rid of tobacco’s powerful grip. Thanks for your time, and thank you to the ecig manufactures.