Hi I went to GP last night as my breathing has got worse and I didn't feel too good. He said that I have acute Asthma or Bronchitis and he has given me steroids, anti-biotics (third course since October) and a ventalin inhaler. He said that e cigs are toxic and there has been a recent study that has proven this and it will be published soon. I honestly cannot believe the damage that e cig has done to my lungs in just eight days. While I was visiting the GP he told me that his father is currently in a hospice dying of lung cancer and all he wants is a fag. I have not smoked in four days now and I am trying to understand the psychology of the dreaded habit. I am going to see a hypnotherapist and I did some research on how it works and it has helped me understand why we do it. Apparently the brain is divided into two halves the conscious and the subconscious. The subconscious is the more dominant of the two which is why when we tell ourselves that we should not smoke the underlying need overrides this and we light up again. I have been trying to understand the subconscious reasons why I smoke such as the feeling of loss and grief when I quit and why if feel that way. This is helping me a lot. I am also finding the posts on this site are motivating me to stay off them so thank you all.