I started smoking when I was 11. Of 5 kids, where both parents smoked, and me being the youngest, amid every other relative (aunts, uncles, etc) all smoked cigarettes. I was breathing in second hand smoke since I was a baby (everyone smoked indoors, everywhere back then). I was pretty much guaranteed to be a smoker, and I started young. By the time I was 18, most of my friends had smoked some and quit, but I couldn’t break the habit. I went well past my 30’s and into my 40’s smoking a pack a day. Me and the wife both quit using the patch, and while she stayed quit, I couldn’t seem to shake the urges, and eventually went back to smoking. I struggled to limit myself, and kept it to about 10 cigarettes a day, taking showers 2x daily so I didn’t stink up my bed or offend the wife with the stench. I was horribly addicted. Then I discovered e-cigarettes. Through a few weeks of trying out different types (disposables, starter kits), I finally found one that works for me. I also started making my own juice to keep the costs low. A couple of months into it, I broke down to cravings and had a regular cigarette, and much to my surprise, I could taste all the chemicals and crap in it… it tastes absolutely terrible.. just awful. I put it out after a few drags, and even said to the person next to me the e-cigs taste SO much better!.. I’ve been on the e-cigs for many months now and will never go back. Unless they ban or over-tax (overprice) or over-regulate them to where I cannot vape the flavors I want, when I want, and how much nic I want. If regular cigarettes can use chemicals to rush massive amounts of nicotine to my brain, why should anyone be able to dictate to me that I cannot regulate my own nicotine intake?