I was a smoker from the age 14 thru 63, so about 49 years. I quit smoking during those 49 years 3 times, but always started up again. My health was starting to deteriorate. Coughing all the time caused me to develop an internal hernia. I needed to stop smoking and stop for good. I has always been able to stop smoking with the patches, so I purchased the patches and started. After the 1st patch, my skin blistered up and cracked and started to bleed. But that didn’t stop me. I continued for another 15 days and had 15 spots on my body that was swollen, cracked, and bleeding. I called my doctor and get in 2 days later. I told the PA (doctor was busy)what was happening to me and the PA checked me out and told me that I was allergic to the nicotine in the patches and to stop immediately. The PA offered Chantix which I refused. Some of my friends had some very bad side afects. So I was back smoking again. I researched electronic cigarettes and decided to try them. I purchased a kit, that looked like cigarettes. They didn’t help me much because for me, the juice that was in them tasted really bad. I researched more and found more advanced items and purchased those. Using these new items, I never went back to smoking regular cigarettes. I purchased a mod that was variable voltage and a cartomizer tank. I purchased some samples of EJuice. The Ejuice was 2.4 percent nicotine and was to much for me, so I lowered it to 18 and that was perfect. That was on August 21st, 2012. Amazingly I have never craved a cigarette….ever. Vaping has changed my life. I do not cough anymore. I have more energy. I can breath so much better. But most of all, I feel so much better. I truly believe that electronic cigarettes have saved my life. I’m down to 1.6 percent nicotine and will be lowering that every 3 months or so until I’m down to zero nicotine.