I have been a smoker since 1987, so figure 26 years. I never wanted to quit smoking. I truly enjoyed smoking. On April 18, 2013 I tried my first ecig, a simple eGo 650 battery with an atomizer and some USA tobacco flavored juice. After a week, I had given up traditional burning cigarettes and became a full time vaper. Three weeks later I noticed I had lost my “smoker’s wheeze”… you know, the rattling whistling sound your lungs make when you lay down to go to sleep at night. GONE! I noticed I could take deeper breaths. I could walk farther and faster without getting winded. I just felt better. And now here I am, 8 months later… still feeling better. I have lost 8 family members that I can count who died from smoking related illnesses. Thanks to ecigs and vaping, I am NOT going to be number 9.