I have been smoke free for 13 1/2 months as of this writing. It is the first time in my life that I can truly say I will never pick up another cigarette again. Ecigs have been the only product that has worked for me and I believe it is due to the hand to mouth action and the vapor that is produced that tricks my mind into thinking I have indeed had a cigarette. Before trying ecigs I smoked for 45 years at a pack a day (had to be export a)and developed P.A.D. in my arteries. I was on the verge of an early major heart attack or stroke. After just a couple of months of using the ecigs with no tobacco products, I began to feel better and the blood started flowing better through my arteries. Now a year later I am able to walk more than a block, climb stairs, and due all the other activities someone with healthy arteries is able to do. My blood pressure which has always been high, is now at a normal range for someone my age. I feel great and wish that one, I never would have taken up tobacco in the first place, and two, that others who have the same types of issues will be able to get ecigs without a prescription and start to live a better and smoke free life. Over the years I have tried many of the other products with no success due to the side effects of them or because they just didn’t cut it for me. With Ecigs there are no side effects and I can vape pretty much anywhere without offending anyone. I am not one of the ones who can say I gave it up cold turkey and never touched another. I tried that but it almost cost several lives. I believe my issue was that I have an addictive personality therefore it doesn’t take much to get me hooked but takes a lot of work to become unaddicted. I will say that should I not be able to use my ecig (I will never give up the act of smoking) I would probably go back to cigarette smoking. This is the first and only method that has kept me tobacco free for such a long period of time.