I smoked for 33 years. I tried everything to quit including; the patch, welbutrin, acupuncture, hypnotism, nicorette gum. Nothing worked untill I tried electronic cigerettes. For 2 weeks I used it along with cigerettes but I was able to cut down the number of cigerettes significantly. After 2 weeks I completly quit! If it were not for electronic cigerettes I beleive I would be still smoking today.