I started smoking when I was right around 15 years old, 40 years later I was still smoking, nothing but nothing would help me quit. I tryed every single of the NRTs on the market, going back to smoking each time, I tryed cold turkey a few times over the years but went back to smoking, the drugs for quiting were out of the question, they are way to dangerous. I worked in a pharmacy and was certified in smoking cessation counseling. Even with that knowledge it didnt help me. I had pretty well resigned my self to the fact I would die smoking. Before I made the switch I was smoking full flavor reds 100s at least 1 1/2 packs a day. I found my first e-cigarette almost 16 months ago ( 5 days short of 16 months) . The day I started using the e-cig was the the last day I smoked a cigarette. I had 2nd stage symptoms of COPD, and I probably would have died from smoking if I hadnt started the e-cigarette. Im 56 years old, I used candy, gum, and fruit flavored e-liquid. It makes me sick just the smell of tobacco now, I would not want to have to taste it. I no longer have any symptoms of COPD 16 months later. I dont get short of breath going up stairs anymore. I dont get short of breath walking to the mail box. I can garden again with out getting overly tired and out of breath. I dont get the choking mucus like I used to. I dont cough all the time now, a cough is very rare for me to have now. I havent had a real cold or URI since I made the switch. I would get very sick every winter for a long period of time when I smoked. Vaping has changed my life for the good. I never was able to say that about any other product ive used in the past to quit smoking. This is the longest time in 40 years ive gone with out a cigarette. I have no cravings anymore at all for “the cigarette” or even for nicotine. Thats right I get no cravings for nicotine, I only get short tempered and nervious when I havent had any in a while, which are normal withdraw effects, but in that I do not think of getting or lighting up a cigarette at all. Ecigs are an amazing brake threw. They have saved my life.