I started smoking cigarettes when I was 14 years old. Tried to quit many times and was never successful. It wasnt the tobacco or nicotine that was neccessarily a problem, it was all the chemicals put in by cigarette companies to absorb and keep you hooked. I have now been vaping for 1 month and am happy to say, cravings for a paper cigarette is no longer a part of me. I do not crave them, i do not fiend for them and i do not stink or go mental without them any longer. Even as a smoke i jog, on cigarettes i could only run 5 kilometers in 35 minutes, now while vaping i can now run 5 kilometers in 25 minutes because my lungs do not feel like they are going to explode from reduced capacity. Any organizations that are claiming e-cigarettes are bad for you are not smokers. My energy is up, vitality up and social presence is up do to increased energy. e-cigarettes do not only have to contain nicotine, they can also have medicinal effects if combined with the appropriate herbal ingredients such as peppermint to clear the lungs out. The body absorbs nutrients through inhalation as well as by eating and drinking.