I was forced to quit smoking 2 yrs ago when I broke my leg & had to stay in the hosp then rehab for a month. The surgeon said I had to decide betw smoking & walking bc he didn't think I cd do both. I quit smoking. I used the patch at first but then discovered ecigs so that's what I've been using w/ very low (.8) nicotine. However I still miss it. I'm not really around smokers so I can't say how the smell wd affect me but when I see someone smoking on tv I'm jealous. My SO quit 20 yrs ago & he hates the smell, doesn't miss it, thinks ppl are idiots who still smoke. I wish I cd feel that way. Anyway, i was just thinking that the worst thing about smoking was having to go out & buy those cigs, rain or shine, whether I cd afford it or not. The 2nd worst thing was the cough. I was wondering how other smokers & ex-smokers feel about it. I was up to 3 packs/day.