I started smoking at the age of 13. Tobacco was not commonly known to be as harmful to you then as it is now. I began trying to quit in my late teens, and continued to try on into my early 50’s using the patch, the gum, snus pretty much everything available including melatonin. I considered Chantix, but was worried about the side effects. About 18 months ago I tried an e-cig. It completely satisfied my desire for nicotine, and didn’t have all of the negative effects that smoking has for me. I am a heart/lung patient and even my doctors say that while they don’t like the idea of any type of tobacco use it will be a great improvement for me.Vaping is an alternative that I can literally live with.