This is a success story of two people. My Mother and me. Mother had been a smoker for over 60 yrs she started in her teens,I was a smoker for 25 yrs. Neither of us had a desire to stop smoking but two yrs ago Mother had a stroke. At 74 yrs old,Mother decides to quit smoking. I was terrified,at the thought,see being a nurse I knew as long as she had smoked that the stress of her quitting could cause her to have another stroke,so what was more important her quality of life or the risk of her having another stroke and this time possibly leaving her permanently paralyzed? Still it was her decision. Mother’s CARDIOLOGIST Dr. Bartolett recommended electronic cigarettes.Dr. Bartolett said that they were safe,and had a higher success rate of staying smoke free. We have both been smoke free for almost 2yrs. It was easy no withdrawal symptoms at all. I was a chain smoker,now a chain vaper. I can do a 2hr workout at the gym and not get short of breath. My Mother can still do everything she did before with an increase in her energy level. We both feel better than ever. Electronic cigarettes not only is an easier alternative to stop smoking its also the safest way to stop. If you don’t believe me, read up on the side effects and warnings on Chantix.