...let's see if this works to get me off cigarettes. I've tried everything else: gum and lozenges (made me barf), the patch (gave me weeeeird nightmares. Also: didn't work), cold turkey (worked kinda...a dozen or so times.) About the only thing I never tried was Chantix (long story short, I have some personal issues that wouldn't be a great match with its side effects.) Anyway, after doing a fair bit of research, I decided I may as well give vaping (e-cigarettes) a shot. I have a few friends and family members that have done really well with them. I skipped over the lookalike ones, based on the recommendation of pretty much everyone, and went with an eGo-and-clearomizer setup. It's a little weird, but strangely familiar. It does seem to satisfy the hand-to-mouth fixation, which was always something I struggled with when using other types of smoking cessation products. I'm having a hard time tasting the flavors (even though I bought quality liquids), but I'm attributing that to the fact that regular cigarettes basically wreck your tastebuds and need time to rejuvenate. They sure smell good though (of course, pretty much anything's an improvement over the smell of stale cigarette smoke...except maybe a litter box. That reminds me, I need to change the litter box.) I'm looking forward to not having a perpetually dry/stuffy nose, hair that smells icky and generally just breathing better. Smoking is pretty much my last vice, and I think these things might really work for me. Of course, we'll see in a week or two, but spending $90 on a bunch of vaping stuff is also pretty good motivation! Downside is that I'm probably going to start smelling my apartment and 5 years of smoking indoors. Gross.