I was a PAD smoker for over 35 years. I got to the point, say 10 years ago that I no longer wanted to smoke. I tried several alternatives. Patches,hypnosis,cold turkey,Chantix. Nothing seemed to work for me. I had given any hope to actually quitting without the usual quitting symptoms. Extreme tension and constant gorging. I was talking with a friend of mine who lives out of state and he said he had a new hobby. He said he had not smokes a cigarette in a couple weeks. As I listened my thoughts were not agreeing with his story. He told me to check out the ECF forum. For the next two days I perused the site and read stories of people with histories longer than myself and had not smoked since beginning vaping. Though I had no thought of it working for me, I said what the heck. I had wasted money on cures before. I ordered my starter kit and waited until it came in. I still had 6 cigarettes in possession and found the new toy to be interesting. Seemed to spark some interest and I still had the security blanket of a few cigarettes. I went to work that night and though I had my new toy I made sure I still had the remaining cigarettes and a light. I was vaping on the drive to work and suddenly I started to think of the cigarettes and the last one I had smoke. It had been over 8 hours and I was slightly stunned. I was hard vaping the whole time, but not smoking. Now 5 months later, same story. I haven’t picked up a cigarette since that day. It’s the longest I have make not smoking in my entire life. My wife commented that I was an idiot for spending the $100 on the materials to start. Ten days later she picked up the hobby and she also have given up any hope to quit. Our son whose 23 is now vaping. It is so much better than smoking. No second hand smoke, no smelling like an ashtray, and no fight. Now smelling a burning cigarette turns my stomach. I no desire, interest, or inclination of going back.