I was a smoker for 11 years starting at age 11 smoking over a pack a day and often two packs a day. I started looking into alternatives when my budget just couldn’t handle buying cigarettes everyday, I found electronic cigarettes. 7 years ago I bought my first electronic cigarette, it was a Trog Screw Driver, I landed on this model because after hours of research this was the best choice available. The first couple days I still needed to smoke but after passing the learning curve associated with ecigs I completely quit analog cigarettes. In the last 7 years the community has grown exponentially and the vapor scene has evolved so much! Smoking cigarettes seems like something of the past, there seems to be less smokers this generation than the last and I think ecigs play a huge role in that now and continuing on. After a couple weeks of exclusively using ecigs my sense of taste and smell came back, on top of which, being around my friends that still smoked opened up my eyes/nose to how awful the smell of cigarette smoke is. As a smoker you don’t notice or have a mind for it but after just 10 days of smoke-free-bliss you loath the smell of burning tobacco – I did take a hit of a cigarette again only to be completely disgusted by every aspect of a cigarette. I could not believe I did this for 11 years! Smoking is half habit and half addiction; breaking either one are both challenging feats but ecigs seamlessly takes the best of both and makes it safer and satisfying (especially compared to other alternatives to smoking): the hand-to-mouth act of smoking is there, the familiar weight and feel of exhaling smoke/vapor is there, the nicotine cravings are met, and none of the cost, none of the inconvenience, nor any of the health hazards are present. With this superior alternative I think smoking has taken a backseat, we should probably be more weary of sitting 7-8hrs a day in an office chair rather than focusing on combusted tobacco. Switching to vaping has improved my health considerably and has made my life so much easier: overall health is better, stamina and breathing is worlds better and the sheer convenience of not smoking is immeasurable.