So my story is like many others you will run into. I began smoking at the age of 16 and before I knew it 21 years had passed. I tried to quit cold turkey several times with no luck. I tried the gum and it was a waste. Prices continued to rise and I was stuck. They had me. What do you do at that point other than just wait to get bad news? I saw these electronic cigarettes and figured they were a con or a hoax. I bet I looked at them 20 times before I broke down and purchased one. That was April 29th, 2012. That was also the last day I have had a puff, drag or even touched a cigarette. Keep in mind I was a 2 pack a day red smoker.Here, 14 months later as I type this I can say this much: They are a godsend. I don’t care if they say they aren’t a quit smoking device – but they are. I can smell things so much better now, I can taste foods like never before and even my sleep has been better. No fire, no ash, no stink, no phlegm, no lighters – I could probably think of 50 other happy reasons. My doctor has been thrilled and he is behind them. Don’t ever let anyone convince you these are not just an amazing creation. Don’t let some government official try to pass a bill to tax you to no end because they are full of greed or misinformed. Electronic cigarettes are saving lives. I may not be the best story teller but were they not here I would be smoking and certainly closer to the day I would die.