Just wanted to drop my own line to say hello to everyone out there... (and up my post count ) I'm a 36 y/o mother of two. I was a smoker for 15 years. Tried various methods of quitting. The pills. The patches. The nicotrol inhaler (which I don't see it doing anyone any good unless they like menthol, which I don't). I managed to quit for 5-6 years, and then one day it hit me. This uncontrollable urge to take a puff. I caved in and have spent the last 2+ years fighting to quit again all the while being a closet smoker. I don't smoke around my family, I've been stockpiled on gum & strong hand sanitizers to cover up the stench. The longest I've been off of them this year had been 2 weeks with the help of the patches. Then I went to Vegas and smelled the smoke, and that craving to puff was back in full swing. Back to it I went. Sad part is, I really don't even like the taste of cigarettes, but I just sort of get used to it being addicted. After a day or two and going back to it during a quit phase, after that first cigarette, about 2 seconds after putting it out, I realize just how bad I smell. And I freaking hate it. There are times where I choke on the smoke, feel sick to my stomach, but I kept on doing it. The past week I've been looking into eCigs, and thanks to this forum, I found a good local shop that opened recently 10 minutes away from me. They set me up with an eGo VV starter kit with 2 batts, 2 CE-5 clearomizers, and a charger. I also tried a dozen different juices, picking out 2 6mg flavors I really liked, but when I go back to upgrade the tanks I'll have another dozen or more to try out. It's been 24-hours since, so far, smooth sailing. If I had known about the eCigs 2 years ago when I had that strong desire to puff, I would have went with it. I have no desire to go back to analogs. What I missed was that puffing experience. Hopefully I can put down the eCig at some point and/or switch to 0 nic, but anything... ANYTHING... to stay off those analogs.