I am a nurse and smoked cigarettes for 24 years before I decided to quit. The methods I had tried were many, ranging from Nicorette gum to the Nicoderm CQ patches and Wellbutrin and Chantix, all to no avail. All of the above products listed gave me very uncomfortable side effects. The Nicorette gum irritated my esophagus and caused me hiccups. The Nicoderm patches caused an allergic reaction and vivid nightmares. The Wellbutrin did nothing but make me nauseated and did not curb my cravings, and the Chantix caused me to have suicidal and homicidal ideations (at the same time, mind you), severe stomach cramps, and nausea/vomiting. After I thought all hope was lost, I heard of a new alternative called vaping, which was the use of e-cigarettes. I thought, Hey, what do I have to lose, right? So I tried vaping and it curbed my cravings completely. The flavor was more enjoyable, there were no harsh side effects, and I felt better overall than I have felt in years. From waking up coughing and being irritable, I no longer experienced that. I have been vaping over a year and a half, starting off at 24 mg of nicotine and gradually weening myself down, mg wise. Now, I vape different flavors for the sheer enjoyment of it. There are no carcinogens, no tar, not anything harmful in them. I no longer crave anything. I have gone days without vaping and had no withdrawal symptoms. With the e-cigs, you do not smell like an ashtray, no one is offended if you vape around them (unless they see the WATER vapor, and then after clarification, they are fine with it), and you feel better overall. With anything drug related as the aforesaid earlier mentions, I feel that the FDA really doesn’t care one way or the other about the consumer, just as long as they purchase their products. Think of how many lives could be saved if people would understand that there is an alternative to stop smoking that is not drug related, that CAN cease your cravings, and has no harsh side effects. I made my choice, and I do not regret anything but trusting the FDA and believing their scare tactics in order to put money in their pockets.