I am 21 years old and had smoked regular cigarettes since I was 15 years old. I smoked about a pack every two days. I tried to quit smoking many times with different methods including abstinence (least effective), patches (made craving worse), gum (all taste horrible & made craving worse.) without any success, i couldnt go a day without a real cigarette. However, now I have gone a month so far without a real cigarette! This past month I have been using the blu electronic cigarette with great results! I have one of Joyetech’s ego-t electronic cig kits on the way right now. Not once have I considered buying another pack of Marlboros. I would refer any family member wanting to quit via tapering nicotine strengths, or as an alternative!