After 30 years of smoking and several failed attempts at quitting, I thought I would give ecigs a try. I first tried some “cigalikes” with a high nic level, and found I couldn’t do it because I couldn’t inhale the vapor. As a smoker I was a straight lung hitter, and I could barely get the vapor past my throat before it would hurt and make me cough. On the advice of a friend I picked up a better device, a couple tanks, and some juice with a lower nic level. Within a wekk, And without even trying, I had completely quit smoking. I had planned on setting a date for after some other gear I ordered had arrived, and that was going to be the day I quit, only before that could even happen, I was already on two days without a cigarette. After that it just stuck. I started getting really into vaping, and maybe even went a little nuts picking up better devices and trying lots of different juices, but it was fun, and I found I enjoyed vaping for vaping, not just because it was keeping me from smoking. The crazy thing is that even picking up some of the higher priced gear, the fact that I am not buy cigs will pay for everything in no time, and in the end I will be saving THOUSANDS of dollars. (2 packs a day is over $10 a day to kill myself slowly…) Vaping is a real lifesaver for me, and it makes me really happy to see so many stories similar to mine. So many people are discovering this healthier alternative to smoking and that’s just awesome! If you are on the fence about trying vaping to get off the cigs, you owe it to yourself to give vaping a try. If you can, go by a vape shop and talk to the folks there, or at the very least talk to someone you see vaping. Get some advice from someone who can at least point you in the direction of a knowledgeable vaper, and give it a try. I was sure I would never be able to quit smoking, and now I can’t imagine going back.