I've been a 20/day smoker for 50 years. I'm still alive, and Aunt Phyllis lasted until she was 94. However, smoking is NOT a good thing; I know that. So, we [the OH smokes as well] decided to have a punt on these electric things. The main reason [strange as it may seem] is that the transit hotel we use at Heathrow has just gone completely non-smoking. The package was delivered this morning. Charge the battery, insert the nicotine cartridge/mouthpiece, and puff. OK, it tastes a bit different ... the OH smokes Menthol, but even she was reasonably content. A typical afternoon banging the keyboard, I would usually smoke 5 or more. This afternoon ... NIL. Just the occasional puff at the electric thingy, instead of burning tobacco in the ashtray and probably only getting 5 puffs out of it anyway. I'm seriously impressed. And it seems likely I will save a fortune, live longer, and be able to puff on this thing in public places!! Certainly the Heathrow Hotel can spin on it!!!