I started vaping on Jan. 6 of this year. I cut way down on analogs, eventually ran out of them and decided that I didn't want or need them anymore. After almost 35 years at 1 to 1.5 packs a day (sometimes more, but rarely less), and numerous attempts to quit using every other method known to man, I had all but given up hope. After having failed so many times, whenever I would even think of quitting, I would panic smoke. That is what I did while waiting for my first PV to arrive in the mail. I got my PV, it worked (!), and I gave myself permission to gradually withdraw comfortably. It took about two months. I've been around other smokers for extended periods and have no desire for even one. They stink. And I can't imagine myself in a more stressful situation than I am in now, so I have no worries about starting smoking again. My plan is to gradually withdraw nicotine from my system and break habits. Vaping will become unnecessary, and smoking will be a distant memory. I will have compassion for smokers and direct them to this forum. Thank you all so much for being here. Cheers!