Brilliant, Rosie! You need to learn to suck slowly and gently, not hard and fast as you would with a stinky. Your throat will stop hurting and catching so much once it heals - it will become much more pleasant. It is not the same habit at all. It does take time to adjust and learn the new one as well as to heal. There has been a recent quite positive study published - carried out in Auckland http://www.healthnz.co.nz/ecig_effect-2.pdf It doesn't matter if you give in and have the odd stinky. What you need to count as positive is every stinky you don't have because you've had the electric stuff instead.