I started smoking when I was 17. From the age of 19 to 22 I tried to quit cold turkey multiple times, but always went back. Based on a coworker’s recommendation, I purchased a Joyetech eGo 510 eCig. I use liquid with a nicotine content of 24mg/ml, though that’s more of a personal choice than a necessity. I’ve used 8mg/ml and it halted my cravings for cigarettes completely, I just prefer the buzz that 24mg/ml liquid offers. When I got the eCig, the switch was immediate. Not only could I smoke at my leisure, exactly how much I wanted to, but it tasted great, too! I can’t say that I haven’t smoked a cigarette since then, but it’s very rare. Usually when a recently ordered shipment of liquid/atomizers takes longer to arrive than anticipated. The widespread distribution of eCig supplies would make that a non-issue! I also enjoy a cigarette with alcohol on occasion, but not every time I drink. It’s very much an occasional pleasure. Those times when I’ve lacked supplies to use my eCig it was with no joy that I purchased a pack of cigarettes. I can taste and breathe better than I have in years after 8 months of vaping. I no longer smell like an ashtray, either. The financial benefits are unrivaled, as well. Smoking is a very expensive habit. Vaping still costs money, of course, but I save around 60 dollars a month by not buying cigarettes. I’d recommend an eCig to anyone! The only reason I can see for anyone to oppose eCigs is that they have some kind of stake in the sin taxes associated with cigarette sales. Don’t demonize my healthier alternative to smoking for greedy reasons!