My grandmother has been smoking since she was twenty years old. She started in a time when no one really knew it was bad for you, during the era when all the most glamorous movie stars were smokers. I once asked her if she had ever tried to quit before, and she told me that she had. However, she said that she always went back to the cigarettes whenever she felt particularly irritated - they were her crutch.
My grandmother is now in her seventies, and after a recent health scare, she has committed herself to giving up cigarettes for good. I applaud her courage; it can't be easy to give up a crutch that you have lived with almost all your life. She talked over all her options with us, and she decided that quitting cold turkey just isn't for her. Instead, she has decided to give electronic cigarettes a try.
Because e-cigarettes simulate cigarette smoking, she thinks it will be the best transition for her, and I agree. I like that there are a number of flavor cartridges on the market as well; I am sure she will be able to find something she likes, and hopefully she will be successful this time around.