I smoked for over 50 yrs. I started very young. I had bronchitis and the first stages of C.O.P.D.. I hacked and coughed every morning and throughout the day. I tried gums, patches, hypnosis, etc. many times to no avail. I also tried cold turkey many times and also failed. I was using inhalers for my breathing. I had pretty much figured I’d die a smoker. Then I came accross E-cigarettes in the mall while Christmas shopping. I went online and researched them and finally bought one. I have been using them now for 3.5 yrs. and I’ve been smoke free for that same period. I just had exploratory surgery on my lungs and bronchial tubes with a biopsy done on on the throat. My doctor told me my throat, bronchial tubes, and lungs are perfect. I also quit using the inhaler when I started using the E-cigarette. My Otolaryngologist is very interested in E-cigarettes after seeing the results in my case and asks about them every visit. I lost my dad, my sister to cancer and have and have another sister fighting the disease. I truly believe e-cigarettes have saved my life or at least prolonged it and am very grateful I found out about them.