I started smoking when I was 14 (1998). And finally kicked the habit April 2, 2013. In that 15 year time span I tried: dropping down to ultra light cigs, giving myself only a certain number of cigs a day, chantix (scary stuff, stay away from this) nicotine gum and lozenges, and just going cold turkey. As with most smokers, none of these worked and had just about given up hope. Which was super depressing, I have 2 kids and a beautiful wife, so I kept looking. And a guy at work showed up one day with a gas station ecig. He claimed that it was working for him, so I decided to give it a try. I ordered one and on April 2 2013 it arrived. I had told my wife, who understanbly was skeptical about it working, that once I started vaping I would not smoke, i sure didn’t need another habit. So I finished my last pack that day and started vaping and have not touched a cigarette since then. I know some people have a tough time switching over, but for me it was one of the easiest things I had done. I was determined to not make my kids grow up without a father, so I committed as much as humanly possible to vaping. And since April 2, 2013 I have not had a single cigarette. Of course I’ve long since moved up to bigger and better quality PVs. Those cig a likes only satisfy you for a short while until you need something refillable and much higher quality. And like with most people since I stopped smoking my taste came back. I’m not as easily winded, my daily coughing stopped long ago, and my wife tells my I have stopped snoring.