Confession: I used to be a smoker. I started when I was about 16 years old in high school. I quit when I moved in with my then-boyfriend-now-husband when I was about 22 or 23 years old. Since then, I've found all types of smoking to be pretty gross. Smoking used to be a big stress reliever for me so I tried the electronic cigarettes, pipes, even some cigar brands but I didn't like any of them. Now I just try to get massages on a regular basis. It doesn't always help the daily stress but it does help get rid of pent-up stress. And it doesn't make me stink like smoking does.