I started smoking when I was sixteen years old. I have been an avid smoker becoming almost impossible to be around if I wasn’t able to smoke. I’ve tried different methods to quit including Allen Carr’s Easy Way to Quit Smoking, Wellbutrin, and Nicotine Replacement Therapy. I’ve quit several times and never made it more than 3 weeks without a cigarette. It has always been a nightmare. It’s all I think about and all I want when I stop. I’ve tried to think about it differently. I understand that it kills me, makes me old, makes me stink, makes me dirty, makes me lots of things that I don’t want to be. I want to live a long, full life not reaking of cigarette smoke and angst when I can’t have that beloved friend. I bought an electronic cigarette at the advice of a friend 3 weeks ago after yet another 3 week quitting attempt. It is an e go c starter kit with vivi nova tanks. I’ve been smoking 18 mg juices. The first 2 1/2 weeks I still smoked cigarettes, but I cut my intake down considerably and without discomfort. I have been almost 4 days without cigarettes now and it’s been easy. I never, ever thought that it would be easy. I’ve wanted a real cigarette a few times, but it’s been a cinch to say, No, Kaitlyn. Not now. Puff on the electronic cigarette a few times and see how you feel. And I don’t need them or want them after a few minutes. I know that there’s a long road ahead to completely quitting, but the first few days have always been such a nightmare. I used to forewarn EVERYONE when I was making a quit attempt and be so embarrassed when I failed. I’ve had no problem with it this time. I wonder about the effects on health that the electronic cigarettes have, but I just keep hoping that the effects on health from electronic cigarettes are far less than traditional ones. I can’t imagine how they couldn’t be better. I know they still have a risk, but it has to be better than those godforsaken things that we have enslaved ourselves to for numerous years.