After over 40 years of 25 – 30 cigarettes daily, I decided to give e-cigarettes a go, primarily to save money but also as they could be very useful on plane journeys etc (two hours Cardiff to Spain is a VERY long time without a fag!). I had NO INTENTION of quitting – just thought of e-cigs as a handy alternative/supplement. I had about 100 cigarettes at home at the time – i smoked the last of them over three weeks later, and haven’t even considered buying any more. With my very first e-cig I realised several things: I didn’t need an ash tray I didn’t need a lighter My breath didn’t smell afterwards I didn’t get ash on my clothes No nicotine was wasted, burning away in between drags My wife wasn’t moaning After a few weeks, I realised how much money I was saving – I am now spending in a month the amount I used to spend in a week! Also – and as someone very sceptical about anti-smoking hype I almost regret having to admit this – my 40-year-old smoker’s cough was GONE! I took to these things from the first puff – to those who say they can’t get on with e-cigs, my advice is PERSEVERE! I’m still the same laid-back nicotine addict I used to be, but richer!