I was a smoker for over 25 yrs., I tried on many occasions to quit to no avail. I tried the patch and the gum and I even tried the prescription drug, non were very effective long term. I was a caretaker for my Grandfather and watched him wither away to nothing from the ravages of emphysema, still I smoked…..for years. It was not until I started using an e cigarette was I ever able to start to see myself quitting smoking. I have been smoke free for 15 months, give or take, and have seen others use electronic cigarettes as a way get off of traditional cigarettes. I believe that if not for electronic cigarettes, I would still be smoking, they have truly been life changing for myself and my wife, who has also used e cigs to quit traditional tobacco products.