I smoked ‘combustibles’ for 23 years as of March 2014, and though I had tried smoke-alikes–both the rechargeables and disposables–but the flavors were terrible and I wasn’t getting enough nicotine to feed the addiction. A friend took me to visit a vape shop and I purchased a bottle of liquid and some other goodies. That very same day I put down my cigarettes and never looked back. My husband, who had smoked for 25 years took a little more convincing, as he didn’t want to quit. After a vacation away from home, in which I convinced him to not take his cigarettes, just his vaping supplies, he is now also smoke free. I am going on my seven-month mark and he is going on his three month mark. I sincerely HOPE vaping is here to stay because it has helped me so much. My chest no longer hurts–and it had started to really hurt badly after every cigarette I smoked. Being a pack and a half to two pack a day smoker, I knew I was headed for a bad end if I continued, but I had no real hope of getting away from it. Through vaping, I have cut my nicotine levels down super low and I am working on slowly edging it out completely. I hadn’t expected to bring it down to zero in under a year, but I am heading in that direction quickly; vaping does help, whatever the nay-sayers may tell the general public. Vaping REALLY DOES help!!!