i was a smoker for over 40 years untill i picked up an ecig and havt gone back to ciggies since. we are all on this site to give up smoking. this product does exactly that! so why are people, the media and most importantly the nhs so negative about it. what we should be doing is lobbeying the goverment to legitamise this product as soon as possible so if can be rolled out to as many people as possible. and to stop the miss reporting and scare mungering!!! i get so frustrated when reporting on ecigs people call it smoking. its not smoking, theres no tobaco, no lighting no tar, no smoke. its nothing like smoking. the only thing the two have in common is nicotine. if we take that to its logical conclusion nicotine patches gum spray inhalers are smoking? do they want to restrict and ban those products. this is a new invention (about 5 years) its developed in that time to the point today where its effectiveness is so good that thousands of people are using it and sucessfully giving up the cigs!! we should be welcoming this invention with open arms!! i agree with the cancer specialist on the tonite programme who has been fighting the smoking habbit for 50 yrs. tryi g to get people to give up. he says its the best and the first product thats been developed that could see the irradication of smoking alltogether!!!! what are we doing being so negative its madness. in relation to restricting it to under 18 s. smoking amoungst teenagers is rife. where do we think all the new smokers come from. if they are vaping instead of smoming can only be a good thing. i am not promoting vaping for teenagers but i am saying that i would prefer that to the alternative of a lifetime of smoking ciggerettes. and restricting it on the grounds it has nicotine in it. then why are all other nicorette products freely available over the counter to all. lets at least be consistant. so in conclusion. vaping isnt smoking. lets get this new product/invention on the market with confidence and lets get on with eliminating smoking once and for all!