I am a smoker. I LIKE smoking. I do not like the mess, the smell that lingers in my clothing, curtains (I smoke in the house), the ashes in my computer keyboard, nor the coughing - especially in the mornings - and the wheezing I can hear in my lungs at night. I've only been smoking since I was 40 years old. Yup, started that late. I'll be 57 at the end of this month. I've quit smoking about four times, once for 10 months. Each time I started again, I smoked more. Was up to a pack a day, sometimes one or two cigarettes more than a pack a day. I don't like how much it costs, either. Anyway, at the State Fair, in one of the Exhibition Hall booths, I encountered one company's electronic cigarettes. OMG. (That's the brand! ) Anyway, the things deliver nicotine in a vapor/mist, without burning. The idea is to reduce the intake slowly - over a period of weeks - until one isn't imbibing ANY nicotine-laden vapor any more. I've been using this system for over a week now. I like it a lot and have not had a single real cigarette since I started with it. It has kept me happy (I am a total bear when in withdrawal) and I can breathe much better already. Because it is a "cessation" product, I am having one little problem with it: you cannot chain-smoke with it. Make that "chain vapor" or whatever. The control device in the e-cig will not let you puff and puff and puff with pleasure; after a couple deep draughts on it, it will not deliver the vapor again for a full minute. Because I LIKE to smoke, as well as being addicted to the nicotine, I do miss that long, deep draw of mentholated smoke into my lungs, two or three times in a row. Or the ability to smoke a cigarette pretty fast on a break.... It's NOT worth going back to smoking cigarettes. But at this point, I think I'm using up the cartridges of nicotine stuff more quickly than I "should" be using them. (The cartridges are supposed to be about one pack's worth of nicotine, which means each should last me a day. Cartridges are less than half the price of a pack of smokes, here in California.) Anybody else have experience with e-cigs that would like to chime in on this thread with me???