(1 pack/day smoker for 23 years) currently 40 years old.)
I quit smoking tobacco cigs about 3 weeks ago... with the help of a nicotine replacement.
It's an electronic cigarette, which means no tar, no carbon monoxide or any of the other free radicals contained in smoke. What you inhale is water vapor, nicotine, and a little food grade flavoring (right now for me that means Apple). I can breathe so much better already and food is starting to taste different/ better too.
For the first couple days, I was missing the tobacco "hit", but not really craving a tobacco cig, 'cuz I was still getting the nicotine in a very similar way. Mind you, I tried a couple of brands like Blucigs, but the only one that gave me the "hit" I was looking for is GreenSmoke.
Sorry, if that seemed like a plug... but if someone here is gonna get one, they are not cheap and I am trying to help you save some money... not to mention the disappointment of a shi**y product.
I am feeling really confident that I can quit the electronic cigarette by the end of the year.