I had been a cigarette smoker for a little over 8 years. After trying to seriously quit 5 times unsuccessfully I had pretty much given up. I had tried Chantix, the patch and nicotine gum and none of it seemed to help. One day at work a little over 2 and a half years ago I walked outside to smoke and saw a new co-worker puffing on a device. I asked her about it and she explained it was an electronic cigarette. I was instantly intrigued and asked her more about how it works. After going home and doing more research on the risks and benefits I decided it was something I wanted to try. She told me where I could pick out some of the nicotine liquid or e-juice and purchase my own e-cig. I used both the e-cig and cigarettes for a few months just trying it out and seeing which flavors I enjoyed of the e-juice. I finally found a flavor I enjoyed and then it hit me; cigarettes tasted disgusting to me! It was a breakthrough moment. From that point on I had no desire to smoke a cigarette. I was totally and completely done with them. After quitting cigarettes my sense of taste and smell improved, my lungs stopped wheezing and I could sing better in the shower 🙂 I have since decreased the amount of nicotine in the e-juice I use from 36mg to 18mg and have switched to a larger and easier to use e-cig. The decreased health risks and the money I am saving just do not compare to cigarettes.