i am 23 years old and smoked since i was 16 so 7 years. a pack a day. Marlboro Blacks non-menthol was my brand. i started used electronic cigarettes about a couple of months ago and love it. i have had only a couple of real cigarettes since i started smoking and they just didn’t do it for me. i always want to turn back to my tasty e-cig. it just has more flavor and it just a better hobby to pre-occupy my mind to keep form smoking. once i bought my e-cig, that was it no more buying the real thing for me. i am using a Zmax mini mod with a Phoenix rebuildable atomizer and i love the customization and freedom that comes with it. so much better than just normal analog cigarettes. last summer i had my wisdom teeth taken out, and was told not to smoke since it could cause dry sockets and be in even more pain than i was originally. so i picked up a pack of nicotine patched for the grocery store to try them out in the time i wasn’t allowed to smoke. i will admit that it did curb my cravings some, but without the actual motion of smoking, they were useless. i found myself wanting to go outside and pull a cigarette out of the pack, and light it up even if i wasn’t craving the nicotine. the e-cig it the perfect combination of both. i get my nicotine AND get to enjoy the sensation of smoking without it affecting my health as much. i found that this has truly helped me in life. i don’t smell bad, my girlfriend is willing to kiss me and i can be around her kids without having to worry about second and third hand smoking. overall i am very happy i made the switch and i will never look back to real cigarettes ever.