I started smoking cigarettes at age 14 and had no money for them then. I was so addicted at that young age I would steal and scrounge loose change I found around the house. My parents didn’t smoke and are totally against it. This made me avoid contact with them as I didn’t want them to smell it on me. But they knew and I could feel their disappointment in my addiction. Four years of bumming smokes from friends through high school and college, even getting to the point of picking up butts that I felt were worthy of me finishing them off. Once I gained decent employment smoking became my crutch throughout life, during anxious moments and were now just a part of my life. First thing in the morning and last thing before (hell even during) bed. At the age of thirty I began to experience a persistent sore throat so I went to the doctor, where I complain of my addiction and he prescribe Chantix. I took this product as prescribed and saw results to a point. The side effects were aweful I would sleep very irregularly with bad dreams and also was nauseated to the point of vomiting. I did successfully quit until the Chantix ran out and that drug was not something I would ever want to try again or stay on for continuous lengths of time. Still I was disgusted with my addiction and couldn’t be without. Until I found a website for e cigarettes ECF. Where I found all kinds of information on what ecigs were and how they could relieve the nicotine fit. I purchased a clearomizer and battery w some e liquid, and tested this product out for myself. At first I was using it as a way to cut back my tobacco use, and this worked well. Too well if your a tobacco company because I quit using tobacco altogether as they taste and smell horrible when compared to electronic cigarettes. I’ve been using an e cig for almost 8 months now and no longer have big tobaccos ball and chain around my ankle, can smell, taste, and breathe better than ever. Oh and I no longer cough up gobs of nasty flem in the morning or every time I sneezed. The ecig has changed my life for the better and it would be an obvious pay off by big tobacco if law makers do anything to prevent this product from being in the market place. 2 cents.