Hi everyone. I thought I would introduce myself with a short little story about my experience in quitting using NRT and what Vaping has done for me. I started smoking at a sadly, very young age. In my town, which is desperately poor in the UK, when you were a kid at school there wasnt a lot to do. Add to this the fact that I was an outcast at school, the peer pressure to start smoking was high, wanting to be accepted and to ease some of the bullying that I was subjected to. I have tried for years since that day to give up. My longest period of having given up was a year. And I know, you might be asking why did you start again if you had given up for over a year. Well, the answer is a little complicated. Once you have smoked, there is a disconnect from the dangers it poses. Because you smoked and you are okay, for now, your mind doesnt see the harm in it...if that makes any sense. You also remember the times when smoking helped you cope with particularly stressful events in your life. So its a constant struggle, even a year down the line for some people to keep of the cigs. Its a life long habit that you never really give up, you just have to keep fighting it every day. Im afraid the comfort that I got from it outweighed my common sense. I heard about E-Cigs about a year ago from a friend who had tried them, he wasnt too impressed with them and went back to normal tobacco. I thought nothing more of it until the other day when my news agent/tobacconist, suggested E-Cigs to me. Hes a nice guy and took time out to show me how they work, show me what goes into the liquids and how to use it, and even had a sample prepared. I was...shall we say, surprised that it was almost exactly like having a normal cig, but with none of that nasty tar. So this is it, my second day of vaping and I already feel better. I can breathe better, I dont feel as run down and hoping that this will lead to a healthier lifestyle.