I started smoking when I joined the military. That was 4 years ago almost to the day of this writing. I arrived in Korea and just picked up the habit from my buddies. It started off not to badly all things considered, but, I started smoking more and more because I would go on all the smoke breaks they took. Soon I was up to 1.5-2 packs a day not only due to all the breaks we took but also because of the amount of stress I began to accumulate. That lasted for 2 years of my life. I was sent stateside for my next station and my habit stayed at the same level. My workload was overwhelming and I was smoking like a chimney. During those 4 years I tried quitting 5 times. Nothing worked that I tried, that my doctor prescribed, or that the therapist could think of. I used chantrix, private and group therapy, and cold turkey. After a while a store opened up where I live now and everyone started talking about these E-cigarettes. I was intrigued because I wanted to quit smoking and hoped they would maybe help after the hours of conversation people would have with me about them. I bought a basic Mod unit and it has to have been the best thing I have ever done for myself. That was just over a year ago. Once I started I did not look back. I trashed the 9 packs of cigarettes in my freezer and went at it. I have not had a regular cigarette since I started. I started with the basics, a $35 mod and some juice. I still get the menthol flavor I love and all the fruit flavors I could want. Over time I upgraded my unit of course, but I still keep the first one for memories sake.