I have smoked for 29 yrs and tried giving up about 16 yrs ago, decided to go cold turkey thought I could do it on my own and of course I couldn’t, I was a jibering wreck lasted 3 days, couldn’t take anymore so went back on the fags. Didn’t bother trying anything else thought I would never be able to do so I just carried on the way I was smoking 30 cigarettes a day and costing me a fortune, but then I developed a persistant cough that would not go away, so I knew that I had to do something, then about 10 wks ago I noticed that a couple of the parents up at my childrens school were using the e cigs the ones that you put the e liquid in yourself so I asked them about it and they said that by switching to the e cig they had both managed to give up the fags. So I decided to give it a go, 9 wks ago I bought my kit opting to try a 24mg strength tobacco flavour e liquid, right from the off I had no problems using it. For the 1st wk I decided to use it at the same time as smoking but to cut down on the fags to one every 2 hours by the tuesday of the 2nd wk I lit up a cigarette and thought I don’t want this and from that moment on i’ve not had another cigarette, it’s been just over 8 wks and I have also cut down on the nicotine strength now i’m down to 12mg. The cough has gone, I can now run without getting out of breath and i’m saving so much money as I said I was spending ?30 a week now I spend about ?10 every 5 wks. I could not have done it without the help of the e cig, the patches, gum, spray or any of the other stop smoking aids are ok but you need that feeling of holding something that resembles a cigarette and being able to put it in your mouth and take a drag. My e cig has been a god send if it’s banned then i’m back to square one and I know I will be back on the fags. If you are a smoker and you really want to give up then give the e cig a try I did and i’ve been cigarettes free for over 8 wks best descision I ever made.