I am 49 years old and have been a pack a day smoker for 35 years. It was only in the past 10 years or so that I have considered quitting. I have tried both cold turkey and using the patch. Both of those methods resulted in no longer than a 24 hour quit time. I always knew that if there was a magic pill that I could use that would just make me not want to smoke I would try it. I never considered the Chantix because of the bad side effects I had heard about from others. When my brother started using the e-cigarette and had success not smoking I decided to give it a try. I smoked and used the e-cig for about the first week. I went from a pack a day to 5 after the first day and then 4 for a couple of days then down to 2. After 6 days, I went my first 24 hours without a cigarette for the first time I can remember in 35 years! And it wasn’t painful! Then another day and another. I did have cravings, but they were manageable. And, yes, using an e-cig is quite a bit more messy than smoking but it really was worth it. I have never used the disposables. I started with a rechargeable battery and refillable tank. I AM NOT SMOKING. I have had a puff or two in the 3 months I have been using the e-cig but it was mostly curiousity, to see if they tasted as bad as people said 🙂 and yes, they did! I have to say that even after 35 years I didn’t have the smoker’s cough so that wasn’t something that went away after quitting obviously. But I was experiencing shortness of breath and that has gotten much better. I can smell things now. I just feel better overall. I would recommend e-cigs to anyone who was interested in quitting smoking.