I began smoking in my early teens becoming a daily smoker by 16 and a pack a day shortly thereafter, despite having a deceased grandfather from lung cancer. At age 19 I joined the military. After 8 weeks of not being able to have or even smell a cigarette I had no problem continuing to refrain once I had been granted the ability to resume if desired. However, by age 21 I had become addicted to another nicotine product in the form of smokeless tobacco. With the heavy nicotine content known to be in snus the addition was much harder to quit and only grew in intensity. My wife spoke concerns for my well being citing numerous people she had encountered at her job in a hospital with facial reconstruction or battling various forms of mouth and throat cancer due to sharing my same addiction. I have known acquaintances who had tried every known tool to quit tobacco products from therapy to pharmaceuticals only to resume their consumption within a short period of time. I came across e-cigarettes after being puzzled by witnessing someone take a drag off a cigarette looking device lighting up a blue led tip, followed by a puff of vapor with absolutely no smell. Within 2 days of trying my first e-cigarettes my craving for smokeless tobacco had been nullified completely. It has only been 2 months, but I cannot see myself ever returning to a tobacco product after being so satisfied with the performance of e-cigarettes.