Well, I was a smoker for 22 years. Numerous times I tried quitting using various methods (cold turkey, patch, gum, hypnosis), every one of them failed. After a while I just gave up. I realized that while I knew how harmful smoking was, I enjoyed it....I enjoyed smoking. Last month, a coworker that smoked much more than I did said he picked up an e-cig and loved it. He claimed he's been smoke free for almost 2 weeks because of it. I thought to myself, surely if he can just 'quit' like that, no analog cigs at all, just quit and use an e-cig, then I KNOW I could do it. The next weekend my last pack emptied and I took a trip to a local tobacco shop. Instead of buying a pack of smokes, I asked about e-cigs. That morning I purchased my first e-cig and haven't looked back! I have since purchased a couple more batteries, cartomizers, E-juice, started filling my own...all the standard new guy stuff going overboard with my new hobby. I love the fact I know long want a cigarette. I love the fact that I can still "smoke", and yet enjoy numerous flavors, be in better health, and save money. It has been a Godsend for me.