Started smoking at school 15-16 years old. Smoked for the next 40 years but wanted to stop. Normally NRT is absolute rubbish, gum tastes horrible, patches cause a rash, and the drugs! Zyban prescribed but I believe the name has changed. This stuff is nasty, bad sleep, itchy skin, really irritable. You have 3 hours sleep on a xmas eve and try and be nice to family on xmas day. Saw a young man puffing on an e-cig waiting for his driving test, and did some internet research and decided to try e-cigs. Best thing I’ve ever done. These things are so good any attempt to ban them or medicate them should result in charges of manslaughter or mass murder. Make them widely available and let people decide for themselves (some will never stop smoking) but this has the potential to save millions of lives around the world. I started vaping (e-cigs is a bad name) 10 months ago, completely gave up cigarettes 8 months ago, still get the enjoyment without all the nasty chemicals from smoke. If these are banned or medicalised ( yes it has an s not a z ) then I will almost certainly be back to cigarettes. Follow the money, who would benefit from a ban? Tobacco and drug companies, plus government tax revenues. This should be about health not money. Anybody who says these are bad or don’t work has something to lose! ECIGS SAVE LIVES! Thank you for reading this, good luck quiting smoking, Wobbly.