I started smoking as a teenager. I smoked a pack a day of full flavor cigs for over 16 years. I had tried patches, gum, and lozenges and had still been unable to quit. Here in MN the taxes per pack were raised by over a dollar in July. I decided to give the e-cig a try. Within one week I had stopped using traditional cigs. I have been smoke free for almost a month and feel so much better. I can run for over a mile now without stopping. I no longer cough every morning.