I smoked for 40 years. I had many quit attempts using various methods, self-hypnosis, group therapy, drugs, gum and patches. I would quit a few times, but always missed smoking until I started using Electronic Cigarettes in May 2010. From then on, my desire for real cigarettes was cut to about 10% of what it was before that time. I smoked 1.5 – 2pks a day and after using the Ecigs I was down to maybe one cigarette a day, that went on for months and in 2011 I stopped buying cigarettes. I had a short lived return to smoking in 2012 and every bit of it was terrible, the taste, the smell and the physical symptoms of chronic bronchitis returned 10 fold, I was told by a physician that was at the beginning stages of COPD and or Emphysema. I went back to full time use of the Electronic Cigarettes with maybe only one real cigarette a week. In August 2013 I made up my mind that there was nothing whats so ever to be gained by smoking and haven’t had a puff since. I don’t want to smoke and am actively involved in advocating for Electronic Cigarettes opposing bans and taxes. I believe it’s a miracle and it works even for those like myself who stubbornly held on to smoking as long as I could stand it.