I smoked for 19 Years. I started using ecigs almost 3 years ago (and only ecigs). I haven’t touched a cigarette since then. Before the ecig came around, I tried Champex (sp) and the patch (which irritated my skin). I also used Nicorette Gum (which tastes like Aluminum foil) and I’ve tried the Nicorette inhaler, which gave me deep big rashes on my thighs and arms. Since I have stopped using cigarettes, I no longer wake up hacking my guts out. I can breathe easier and also don’t have the excruciating chest pain I had while waking up from smoking too much. I am healthier and wealthier from switching to ecigs.