I smoked an average of a pack of cigarettes a day since shortly before I turned 16. I smoked for almost exactly 20 years. In that time I tried every method that you care to name except antipsychotic meds (chantix, wellbutrin, etc.). Patch, gum, cold turkey, support groups, nicotine inhalers, the works. Not one of them worked for more than a week. I think in the twenty years that I smoked the longest I was able to make it was two weeks. That was in 2006 using one of the first electronic cigarettes marketed. The technology just wasn’t there. I decided to try electronic cigarettes again in May of 2013. I haven’t had a cigarette since the day I got my electronic cigarette in the mail. This time I used an eGo Twist battery, and the ability to control the amount of vapor, coupled with the thousands of delicious nicotine liquids on the market made it easy. Almost too easy. It feels like I cheated. I had one day like three weeks in that my electronic cigarette wasn’t working, and I was in a rush and I was under stress. I lit a cigarette. I took like three drags and had to put it out. The taste was nothing like what I remember when I smoked. It was terrible. It actually tasted like a burning cigarette smells (which it never did when I was smoking all the time). I knew right then that I would never smoke another cigarette. I’ve since bought a regulated advanced personal vaporizer (a Sigelei ZMAX v3 and a couple of Protanks), and this is even better than the eGo battery! I love it and will tell anyone who will listen how easy modern electronic cigarettes make it to quit smoking. I feel better, I can exercise without getting out of breath, and I can smell things again. It’s been six weeks, and I don’t even think about smoking. I turn 36 in August, and this year I will no longer have to promise myself that I will quit smoking this year, because I already did it. I spent the last few years being mad that there were so many places I couldn’t smoke anymore. Now I’m mad that there are supposed health advocates (I’m looking at you FDA and American Heart Society) that are trying to ban electronic cigarettes. They should be running campaigns to give these things away to smokers and supply them with free e-juice. I’m not a doctor or a scientist, but it doesn’t take a genius to figure out that vaporizing and inhaling chemicals that are Generally Recognized As Safe is FAR safer and healthier than burning paper, tobacco, thousands of unidentified chemicals, and then inhaling the smoke. Those people should be ashamed of themselves.