Look at what you lose when you become a non-smoker; the coughing and wheezing, constantly smelling of cigarette smoke, the feeling of being out of control, not being able to run half a mile, the cost etc. Compare this to what you gain; your sense of taste, your health, fitness, self-respect, and other financial and social rewards.
Why on earth would you want an alternative? You are not losing anything positive when you stop smoking, and everything you gain is good.
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