I smoked for 40 years and knew I had to quit. I was a closet smoker (how do you hide that nasty smell?). My husband is one of those who smoked 3 PAD until the Dr. told him he had high blood pressure and to quit smoking. Whamo, he quit. Cold turkey. 2 weeks of Hell, but it’s been almost 20 years. I, on the other hand, tried to quit, once was free for a whole year and a half, but then something came up an that old Oh, one won’t hurt me. joke happened. Last December (2012) I got a real bad cold. Could hardly breathe, cough, could not even smoke a cigarette. I had seen ads for Blu on the TV, so I checked it out and bought a Blu and an Njoy disposable. Once I felt better (and 2 days of not even a cigarette) I tried the Blu. Hum, did not know what to expect, but I told myself I can do this. Have not had an analog since. I started the research, now have several ego VV, a few 510s (for those times I just want to have a cigarette), and a couple ego mins. Various delivery devices. Went for my annual medical checkup a week ago and told Dr I am vaping. He said That is wonderful!. Music to my ears. For me it was not the cigarette, the taste, the smell (quite the opposite! I stunk!) or even the nicotine. It is the act of smoking, taking something warm and now yummy, into my mouth, inhale if I choose, and those beautiful vapors on exhale. My husband has no desire to start another habit, but he does not object and supports my decision. And I love the friends, the support and wealth of information my fellow vapers are so willing to share. I breathe better, smell (both with my nose and my overall smell – to ash and smoke hanging around) better and I can taste things better. I am confident I will never go back to smoking. Vaping also sure beats hiding outside in the cold and rain to have a cigarette and getting nasty looks from passersby. I think e-cigarettes have saved my life, they have certainly saved my lungs from more damage.