i was a 22 year 2 pack a day smoker. i am 38 years old and have been a full time smoker since 16 years old. My father died of congestive heart failure at age 50 in 1998. i began trying to quit smoking then, unsuccessfully, by going cold turkey. when i gave up on trying to qquit i found i was smoking more than before. in 2005 i rededicated myself to quitting. i tried the patch, i did get down to 4 cigarettes a day, but as soon as i took off my last patch i went right back to smoking even more than before. my doctor then prescribed chantix for me, after 3 months of being on that and never even slowing down how much i smoked i gave that up, too. i finally resigned myself to the fact that i was a smoker, never going to quit. untill 3 weeks ago, my husband’s cousin showed me his personal vaporizer. i tried it, went and bought my own and have not had a cigarette since. i am now a former smoker. that is something i never believed i would be able to say.