Like so many vapers I tried almost every way to quit. Cold Turkey worked for me for about a year & yes those first few weeks were murder to be around me. I found that every time i was around a smoker, the allure of starting again was a challenge of my will power, the smoke smelled so enticing. Eventually I was drunk enough to accept a cancer stick from someone & boom, I was hooked again, instantly. Since first using ecigs, I have found it easy to stop smoking, in the 5 years since I started I have had less than 2 cancer sticks & I now find smoke smells repulsive, rather than alluring. Patches, gum, Zyban, Champix, nicorette inhaler, mini tabs, I tried all of those & I smoked while using most of them too, the best of the lot was the mini tabs, which kind of worked for a while but then i would smoke in the evening after work & just use them at work. Patches never really stuck to my skin, my skin type is oily & the only way I could get them to stick was by using medical tape which I am allergic to, leaving red marks on my skin & sometimes even blistering but I would smoke while wearing patches, gum, I found even more useless as an aid for quitting, smoking while I had a piece in my mouth. The psycho meds, didn't stop me wanting to smoke but they did mess with my mind while I was taking them, I smoked just as much , popped the pills & generally just had side effects like fog on my mind, lowered sex drive & nausea constantly. The only thing that worked to keep me off of cancer sticks, with no thought of taking them up again, is vaping. Had I known about Swedish Snus before I started vaping, I probably would have tried that & I believe that would have worked too but I only discovered Snus after I had been vaping for more than 2 years. So I while i can't say for certain it would have worked, I have tried Snus & even stopped vaping for a time while using it, without feeling any allure from cancer sticks when around smokers. I have no plans to quit vaping, I think if I did, I would be tempted to smoke again, if snus & snuff were unavailable & vaping was banned, I am almost certain I would smoke again. I never started vaping with the idea that I would quit smoking, I was just curious to see how they worked & thought that if they could help supplement my smoking (ie dual use) then it'd have to be better than smoking as often as I was, I believed the quit campaign that said every smoke is doing you harm, ergo every smoke I didn't have wasn't going to do me harm. So I took up vaping, the moment my kit arrived & told myself I would see how long I could go before needing a smoke, just by using the kit. Well a day turned into a week, a week into 2 weeks, at which point I allowed myself to have a cancer stick & it made me feel physically sick, I almost vomited but I forced myself to finish smoking it, it was disgusting & made me feel disgusting, I needed a shower to get rid of the smell. From that point on, I knew I had switched to vaping & that going back to smoking was only something I would do if obtaining nicotine ejuice became impossible, while it could be imported I'd be fine of course it would make life easier if I could buy it like I can buy cancer sticks but I decided right then to make sure I planned ahead & kept an adequate supply, running out was not an option. Five years later & through vaping, combined with a little snus, I am still a non smoker, my health is better than it would be if I smoked, I breath easier with no hacking & coughing like I did when I smoked, I feel generally better & I don't smell like an ashtray. Vaping may not work for everyone but it certainly worked for me.