Pack a day smoker for 5 years beginning in 2005, Marlboro Reds were my particular choice. Friend of mine and his GF both got e-cigs and were puffing on the one day, sparked my curiosity. I tried his, and loved the taste, it was an V4L Doc Pepper carto. Couple days later I see my same buddy walking towards me, reaches in his pocket and hands me a red V4L manual battery and some Melon flavored cartos, I was stoked!!! 3 Days in without a ''regular'' cigarette, today I did light up one of the reds I had left, took one puff, and was absolutely disgusted, it tasted so bad!!! I threw it out the window! I've noticed that my sense of smell has improved, is this normal? And my taste as well. I really love not smelling like total garbage as well, cant believe I have gone 5 years smelling like a walking ash tray, I wonder how many missed opportunities with non-smoking ladies have been thwarted due to the disgusting habit I picked up. Tons of really good information on this discussion board, decided to register!