I smoked for 44 years, trying frequently with NRT products to cease! I’ve tried patches and Nicorette Inhalators and the horrible gum, and all failed dismally. I had little confidence when I bought my first e-cig kit, which was a set of Vgo batteries and two packs of cartomisers, my desperation to quit drove me to persist. My cessation of cigarettes was very fast, once I had these operating efficiently. Within a week, I no longer needed any conventional cigarettes, which was previously unheard of! If this doesn’t prove the assets of a different safer carrier for nicotine, then we can all come the the conclusions of why failing NRT products are persistently pushed on the public, and the interests of pharmaceutics and tobacco companies override any health issues. My breathing and general health is much improved since ceasing smoking 2 years ago, and I keep the benefits of nicotine, without the extortion of paying the taxes imposed on cigarettes. What more can anyone ask? B.I.