I had smoked for 41 years and was up to 2- 2 1/2 packs of cigarettes a day. I had no desire to quit….I’d planned to die a smoker and it didn’t seem to matter how high the price of cigarettes went. But, I started coughing and wheezing…alot. I decided I needed to find a way to cut down on the amount of cigarettes I smoked. I ordered my first kit from the UK and it was pretty nasty….the liquid in the cartridges was pretty bad. In the process of getting used to it, I put my cigarettes down the first day and just used the e-cig. I figured once I was used to it I could switch back and forth between the e-cig and cigarettes. After about 3 days I decided I was used to the e-cig so could have a real cig. My husband walked thru the house with a lit cig and that was it for me….no way was I going to smoke something that smelled so bad. I got my first e-cig 4 years ago and haven’t so much as taken a drag off a real cig since the first day. I quit wheezing and coughing after about 3 weeks. Are e-cigs better for my health than smoking?….damn right they are!