I began smoking in high school around 1980. I finally was able to quit for good on April 18, 2009. On avg I was a 1.5 pad smoker. I tried so many times to quit but I always failed. I tried cold turkey, counseling, hypnosis, patches, gum, Canti-depressants, anti-anxiety rx and chantex. The Chantex caused horrible-scary side effects. My decades long smoking habit caused my health to decline. I had given up quitting when I heard a radio commercial about ecigarettes. I decided to order a disposable ecig to try. I knew from the first inhale that it had a good chance of working for me. It covered all aspects of my addiction: the hand to mouth habit,blowing the vapor, having something in my hand and the nicotine for the physical addiction. From that first with an ecig I knew I had finally found the way to stop smoking. I never had another cigarette. Its been over 4 years. I still vape and have no plans to quit. I have lowered my nicotine levels. I noticed the physical improvements within a few days. My taste and smell improved. My breathing improved. No more coughing. I share my success story every chance I get. Several family and friends have been able to quit smoking as well once I helped them get started using ecigs. I have no doubt that ecigs have extended my life. People question the long-term safety of ecigs. All I know is that I had NO doubt that the long-term affects of smoking were negative. Ecigs cant be any worse and after 4+ years my health has greatly improved. I have not had a single negative affect from using ecigs. Please don’t take this option away from us ex-smokers and smokers alike. Ecigs save lives!