I smoked cigarettes and cigars for 10 years before finding electronic cigarettes. I think that there is no better alternative to cigarettes e-cigs have cut my cigarette intake down to nothing. I will have the occassional cigarette other than that I do not smoke. The same is true for my family members I turned my aunt onto them and she tried one for a few days and has not had a cigarette in 6 months. Without electronic cigarettes im positive I would still be smoking and with the added chemicals in cigarettes probably dead. These products really do help and we need to keep this going and keep big tobacco and the government from banning these and taking our options for a healthy alternative away.