Was a 20+ sticks / day smoker for the past 10 years and only recently tried to switch to vaping. Its been a week since i got my starter kit. Got to say it's quite effective so far and i managed to cut down from 20+ to 10/day. I noticed that it made my normal cigs taste real bad and made me less inclined to eating sweet stuff throughout the day. But time to time. i still had to reach for normal cigs especially in the morning right after waking up. On the negative side, changing wicks and juices is a hassle and the occasional breakdown (9.9ohm) are a bummer. I dont like to get my hands dirty and thus dont enjoy dismantling the device every other day. The community is also very jargon heavy which made the forum / youtube videos very hard to understand. Nevertheless, I am overall rather pleased with the device and can say that it is a really effective alternative to normal cigs.