I had smoked for 20 years as of march 15th of 2007. I had never been exposed to fire safe cigarettes until moving to Kentucky in 2007. Within 2 weeks of having to smoke fire safe cigarettes i had lost my voice, at first thinking it may have been laryngitis. After another week the phlegm started coming up and continued for 4 consecutive years without end. Every morning was hell. 2 hours of coughing up white or clear phlegm for 2 to 3 hours, sometimes gagging and throwing up. I tried to quit by shear will power and the necessity to breath normally, yet i failed again and again. I tried snuss and it made me dizzy and gave me an upset stomach. Eventually i went back to regular cigarettes. The phlegm became so bad that i couldn’t even keep a job. I worked out of my home and definitely had to reduce my quality of life. The phlegm problem and coughing were just too embarrassing. I started noticing the displays in a local Pilot gas station close to where i lived. E cigarettes from brands such as NJOY and Mistic. I decided to try the NJOY because at this point after trying 5 different brands of smokeless tobacco and always feeling sick i was willing to try anything. It was and still is a revelation! I haven’t smoked a regular cigarette in over 2 years and i can breath again and no shortness of breath walking up my big 5 front porch steps, no more phlegm is the biggest advantage of all. I feel that any 2 pack a day smoker can really kick the habit and live a healthier and more productive life if he or she would only listen to the numerous testimonials and not the paid for by tobacco lobbyists newscasts. I can breath again, i can run again, i feel more alive than i have in 6 years. I think ecigs are a boon to mankind, smoker or otherwise.