I was scheduled to have back surgery this month & recently found out that BC/BS is denying my surgery because I'm a smoker. They say I have to be done with smoking for 6 weeks before they will approve my surgery. I was planning on quitting soon anyway but was slightly upset about them not telling me before. No info in any literature. First of all, I would like to know how they would know if I quit or not. Is there a test? I recently started using the ecigs and am wondering if anyone has had any experience with insurance providers and ecigs.