I was feeling froggy last week and thought that I'd test myself (yes, I know this is probably a bad idea 2 months in but I do crazy things just for kicks lol). A friend of mine just recently switched to an e-cig but was having an extremely stressful day and bought a pack of smokes. I told her that I wanted to take a drag to see how nasty they were now. No nic fit, no craving or anything whatsoever but to "drive it home" so to speak. She tried to hand me a whole one and I said "oooooh no, I just want 1 hit. I'm not relapsing here!".
***Note, I am not advocating nor advising that you do this!!! Just sharing what I learned so if anyone else gets a wild hair up their rear as I did they don't have to touch it!***
Well, she lit it up and passed it to me... I'll be darned if that wasn't the nastiest thing that I've ever put in my mouth! Needless to say, I'm even more glad that I quit after that. The whole "appeal" is gone for me as I was one of those that enjoyed the taste. I really did, even bought expensive handrolling tobacco (Halfzware shag as it's known in the states) at 32 bucks a can (roughly 9 oz I believe) because of the flavor. But now, not even my rose-colored glasses can tempt me to return to (as I call it) the dark side.