I was going to write a long treatise on my life with smoking but it's the same as many others. Started young, gave up, relapsed, tried hypnosis, worked for a few weeks, relapsed ...
I just loved cigars. The buzz in the morning with an espresso, the fluttering eyelids as that flavour and nic hit. I really didn't want to quit.
One day I couldn't walk home. Leg went kaput. Diagnosed as "intermittent claudication" - ie. valve damage caused by smoking. Much tutting and wagging of fingers ensued.
I bought some clearomiser stuff off the internet. By today's standards it was very poor. BUT, from the first toot I knew it was the answer. I haven't smoked since.
That was 16th March 2013 so this week is my 4th anniversary. Cake anyone?
Since then, I've been through "shinyitis" (boxfulls of hardware have only just been thrown out after moving house), built my own mod and found my ideal atties. I thought I was done but no. Started mixing (utter muck). Then, just recently, found ELR. It's like shinyitis again (in a good way). Fabulous vapes. All adapted to my style of vaping. Perfect.
And today? Well I can walk miles again. I don't start every sentence with a cough and I don't stink (much). Oh, and I have just mixed my first totally original juice. Yeah! Not prime time stuff but 'tis mine own. Big thanks to @Lolly and @BathVaper for their help with that, and big thanks to, @Lars, @Jojo and well, really shedloads of kind vape people who have helped me along the way.
May your camels be many and your troubles few.