I smoked for 10 years and then quit cold turkey for 6 years. I never really broke the addiction to nicotine and slowly started to slide back into cigarettes again. By year 6 (2013) I was smoking 5-10 packs a year, with the most being a 5 pack week in June 2013. I felt the cravings, mood swings, etc…while smoking more so I decided that I needed something to quell the cravings. E-Cigs were new and I never tried them but I tried a disposable at a local tobacco shop and was incredibly surprised by how good they were and how few cravings I felt. I did more research and found that I could reduce my nicotine levels to 0%. I started with tobacco regular flavor cigarettes. With e-cigs I was able to successfully reduce my nicotine level to 6% without any cravings or issues and even smoke 0% more often than not. My biggest addiction now is to the hobby of e-cigs (the mods to find the perfect vape) and finding a flavor that works best for me. In a odd way, I feel that nicotine is not my addiction but rather the feeling of SOMETHING filling my lungs and the motion of smoking. I feel that e-cigs have satisfied those cravings I had for tobacco and I could easily drop this hobby if I wanted due to my lack of addiction to the nicotine. E-Cigs should be used as a smoking cessation program versus the patch et. al.