I was a smoker for eight years when four months ago my mom got me to try a electronic cigarette when I went to visit her in NC, she had already been using them for 2 months and had not had a cigarette since the first day she tried them. I ended up enjoying the product and purchased a kit. When I arrived back home to GA, I located vape stores in my area and broaden my selections and devices. Now I have gotten a job at a electronic cigarette store and not only work there but help others make the transition to vaping, which is so fulfilling. Before trying electronic cigarettes I had used the patches to no success and went right back to smoking!!! I hope my story can help others to realize that electronic cigarettes are a awesome alternative to smoking.