After trying a disposable ecig and thinking it quite a find, I was still smoking (40 years). When the same company came out with a new product claiming it was the closest yet to the real thing, I gave it another shot. Finally, I had found an ecig that satisfied me to the point of not needing to smoke. Unfortunately, I have had to smoke when my ecigs are not available. I looked through stores in two cities and online. I was livid the two times I was forced to buy and smoke cigarettes in the past 6 months (although I was able to get back to the ecigs before finishing a pack). I place the blame squarely on the FDA for making them less available and more expensive. I wrote the FDA a nasty letter, charging them with making false statements, exaggerating negative study results, and putting a negative spin on ecigs in general. I couldn’t be more happy with my newfound healthier habit. Being addicted to nicotine and the smoking habit was wreaking havoc on my health and self-esteem and I was very depressed. Even my mother’s lung cancer death couldn’t make me break the habit, nor Chantix, gum, patches, cold turkey, you name it. I think the FDA, Cancer.gov, and all the health-promoting organizations should be helping promote ecigs, and if they’re less than perfect, they should work to help improve them rather than get rid of them! I’m not much into conspiracy theories, but the negativity surrounding ecigs is so illogical I can’t think of any other reason than the money coming from tobacco and treatment of smoking-related diseases.