I began smoking at the age of 14. At that young age, I only smoked approximately 3-4 cigarettes a day, but it was daily. 25 years later, I was at a pack a day, and had been since the age of 18. Over the years, I had been through various stages of breathing anomalies, such as shortness of breath and reoccurring bronchitis or bronchitis-like symptoms. I tried to quit twice, once at the age of 19 and once again at 34. I was successful at quitting for one day at 19, and I was successful for 3 months at the age of 34. At 35, I decided to research e-cigarettes. With nothing to loose, I gave them a shot. At first, I didn’t like it. The product that I was attempting to use was inferior, and I didn’t have enough experience with the product to understand why it was inferior. During this time I continued to smoke regularly. A few years later, a discussion with a friend inspired me to start again. I knew that there had to be something wrong with the way I was using e-cigarettes or perhaps better products were now available. My intention was to replace my smoking habit entirely with e-cigarettes. The plan was that when I had the urge to smoke, I would go to my e-cigarette. As of now, this has been a success. I still find myself smoking occasionally, but my pack a day habit has turned into only 4-5 cigarettes a day. This is only 2 weeks in. I’m now finding myself preferring vapor over smoke, and cigarettes now leave me with a sense of distaste. I have never tried any other tobacco alternatives or cessation methods. The only methods to quit smoking I have used are cold turkey and e-cigarettes. It remains to be seen, but I feel that I have an excellent chance in quitting with e-cigarettes. I still have the same pack of cigarettes that I had 3 days ago. That’s never happened during any time in my life while smoking. My ultimate goal is to be free of smoking entirely, but I don’t have any plans of removing myself from nicotine. While this will likely be part of my future plans, right now removing myself from the carcinogens and particulates in cigarette smoke is my biggest priority.