I started smoking when I was in middle school, buying packs from other kids. I would say I was 14. At that time I would smoke after school maybe 2. So a pack would last me just over a week. When I got to highschool I was smoking a pack a day. A few years after highschool I was smoking 2 packs a day. Trying to quit I used the patch for months. But it never satisfied me and I was still smoking a pack a day. About 1 year ago I got my 1st e-cig a small cigalike.(using 24mg nic liquid) It was amazing. After one week of using it I had not a single smoke. I soon got a ego style battery with a clearomizer. So I didnt have to worry about charging the small battery in the cigalike e-cigs. Months passed and I didn’t have a single smoke. I then got a provari and attys to keep my interest of e-cigs. I switched from 24mg nic to 12 and now down to 6. Without e-cigs I would still be smoking. Its been nearly a year since I started using e-cigs and I haven’t touched a smoke since.