I am a 40 year old mom who started smoking at age 13. I never wanted to quit because I enjoyed smoking, even though I knew the consequences first hand after losing my grandmother to lung cancer. A lot of things got me thinking about quitting. Primarily the fact that my 19 year old daughter had taken up smoking and the fact that I was 27 years into this game of Russian roulette. I had made a couple half hearted attempts to quit in the past using gum & patches without success. I had recently lost over 100lbs and needed to find a way to do it without putting the weight back on. Given my difficulty in the past with the whole hand to mouth aspect of quitting, I decided to try e-cigarettes. Given the extent of my habit I decided to start with 24MG nicotine. On the day my starter kit arrived, I purchased one of those quit smoking apps to slowly wean my self off cigarettes and charged up my batteries. Even I found it hard to believe, but my batteries came off the charger that first day and I never picked up another cigarette. I never even used the $5 app I purchased. It was way too easy. I had my daughter try mine and she reluctantly agreed to try it herself so we ordered her a kit. A few days later she was using e-cigs and her tobacco use had gone from a pack a day down to about 2-3 cigarettes a day. We decided to bump her nicotine up (from 18MG to 24MG)and she easily cut out those last few cigarettes a day. I am 3 months smoke free and have cut my nicotine down to 8MG and am expecting to be at 0MG next month. My daughter is about 2 weeks behind me with her progress. My husband still smokes and he can sit right beside me smoking and it doesn’t bother me at all. I’m not sure if I’ll give up e-cigarettes or not. I expect I may always need to haul it out on those occasions when a craving for a cigarette rears it’s head (while drinking alcohol, or during stressful times), but I won’t pick up another tobacco cigarette again while I have this as an option. I’m also happy to say my brother (42 years old) decided to try e-cigarettes as well. He is 2 weeks smoke free and can’t believe how easy switching was for him. My only regret is that I didn’t try these sooner.