I had been a pack-and-a-half per day smoker for almost 20 years before discovering e-cigarettes. I had read about the new technology, and being a singer and wind instrument player, was intrigued about finding an alternative to my smoking habit that was less harmful to me. I have now been using e-cigs and mods for almost two years, and have not had a single traditional cigarette since January of 2012. I had not really attempted to quit smoking prior to trying e-cigs, as I enjoyed the ‘act’ of smoking, not necessarily the smoking itself. When I was smoking I used ‘light’ menthol cigarettes, and switched to menthol cig-a-likes in 12-18 mg of nicotine. Over the past year I have switched to variable wattage and voltage mods, and have lowered my nicotine to 6 mg or less. Since switching I have noticed fewer respiratory problems, and increased lung capacity. I do not feel that I would have ever stopped smoking if I had not switched to e-cigarettes.