This is a short disclaimer. Not everyone will agree with my method because I didn't break my addiction to nicotine. This might not be for everyone, but I wanted to share it just the same because it's far better than smoking. It has worked for me for over a year and has worked for my husband. A year ago as of February, my husband and I ordered our first e-cigarette kits. This was not the yucky, cheap, expensive things that you see at the gas station or drug store. This is not the fancy brand named ones you see on the media. These were legitimate electronic cigarettes that the veteran "vapers" recommend. They are made to save you money, not leech money the way those brand name/gas station ones do. They are made to be refilled with nicotine juice so you're not buying cartridges constantly and only lowering your weekly spending slightly. In fact, the supplies that I bought last year are still going strong, though I don't use some of them anymore since I've discovered better things and the technology has improved. Okay, so I am still addicted to nicotine. But, guess what? It's not that bad for you. It even has some health benefits for people with nervous mental disorders such as schizophrenia, ADD/ADHD and anxiety. You also get a fair bit of nicotine through tomatoes, which is not well known. It's a stimulant like caffeine and is no worse for you. There are several basic parts of an electronic cigarette. There's the juice delivery system, of which there are several different basic types. And there is the battery. In the juice delivery system, there's an atomizer. This turns the nicotine juice into a vapor when the battery gives it power, which is inhaled. The vapor delivers a small dose of nicotine to your lungs which absorb it. You exhale the rest of the vapor which looks like a cloud of smoke but does not smell and is safe for others around you. It gives you the sense of smoking without the negative health effects. This is because nothing is burning. It's just vaporizing. Many people use electronic cigarettes to quit completely, which is usually pretty effective if they really want to quit. And, most of the people who are unable to quit will just start using the e-cig again instead of picking up a pack of smokes. They will lower the amount of nicotine in their juice gradually until they are vaping 0 nicotine liquid. At that point, the only habit they have is the act of smoking: the vapor cloud, the hand to mouth action, the oral fixation. People that have been vaping for a month or so will find that they actually use it less than they did in the beginning. I spend maybe 10 dollars per week between my husband's juice and my own including shipping. We order fresh juice that's hand made when we order it so we're not getting any foreign ingredients and we know that it hasn't been sitting on a shelf forever. None of this stuff tastes like a cigarette, which is actually really nasty and I didn't realize how bad it smelled until I had been vaping for a day. I get juice that's truly delicious. It might sound odd to "smoke" a snickerdoodle cookie, but that's basically what I'm doing right now. It's one of my favorite flavors. I also really enjoy green apple, arctic ice (a really cool tasting menthol without much flavor. Excellent for mixing with fruit flavors), lemonade, and double Dutch chocolate which is exactly like a Tootsie Roll. I like a lot more, but those are on the top of my list. If you want to learn more about this stuff, the e-cigarette forums are basically the main source of information for anyone. Almost the entire vaping community that researches this stuff online end up there. It has tons of information and links to studies about e-cigarettes. I hope I've inspired someone to check them out. I've helped several people quit smoking including a lot of family members. This might not be for everyone because you have to truly go into it with the desire to quit and you need to have an open mind because it isn't exactly like smoking. It's similar and it takes a little getting used to. If the patch, the gum or any other nicotine cessation products haven't worked for you, then this might.