i have used cannabis for 35+ years. I smoked cannabis recreationally for a long time. I was worried that I was developing a smokers cough. Four years ago this past January I stopped smoking cannabis. It was a hard transition at first but with the help of some friends in another forum I was able to make the transition. You need to cut the smoking all together in order for it to be successful. Finding yourself a good vaporizer that you are comfortable with is probably the most important thing. If you don't like it your not going to use it. I use cannabis recreationally but also to help with pain and at times anxiety when things get too stressful. I have arthritis in many joints of my body that get sore. I'm unable to take anti inflammatory meds like ibuprofen and Aleve. The doctor had put me on a prescription anti inflammatory medication where I needed blood tests to monitor kidney function. My kidney function went down when I used the medication. The doc said that years of taking over the counter pain meds weakened my kidney function. That's what they had told me to take for my on going arthritis. Cannabis does help with the pain and makes it more bearable. I have a cannabis medical card but live in a legal state.