When you puff on an electronic cigarette in public, people will usually ask if you “feel like a pussy smoking that,” followed by, “Do they really work?” The answer is yes to both. No, they don’t look James Dean cool but they do work, and who really thinks James Dean is cool anymore? He’s just a bad actor who died.
If you want to quit smoking you can chew nicotine gum and do all that other shit but you’re still going to be around smokers and feel left out. You’ll see them outside covered in hypnotic billows of smoke as you sulk in the bar, texting, dreaming of the burn from the last few drags of your favorite brand.