As a smoker of 25+ years I can honestly say that electronic cigarettes have absolutely aided me in quitting smoking cigarettes. In March 2013 I decided to try the Blu Brand electronic cigarettes. The next day I smoked my last cigarette and have not desired to purchase another. When I first began I was using 18mg strength nicotine level e-cigarettes. Since then I have decreased that level to 6mg. I had tried to quit many times in the past cold turkey for various lengths of time and always ended up coming back to cigaretees and usually at an increased rate. Other methods (patches, gum) did not appeal to me since they did not adress the habititual parts of smoking. The act of bringing the cigarette to your mouth and the sensation of the smoke hitting the throat are all part of the habit. Patches and gum cannot provide this. Since switching I have noticed many benfits as well. I can breath better (I can actually breath through my nose!!), better sense of taste and smell. I dont smell like smoke anymore. I have more time in my day due to fact that I dont have to schedule everything around finding time and a place to smoke. I dont have to go outside my house to smoke in the extreme climate I live in. I dont see myself returning to traditional cigarettes as long as the electronics are available and I see that as a good thing. If were all as serious about helping people quit as we say we are then I think most people would agree. Thank you for your time.