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Old 03-25-2016, 05:18 PM   #1
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Default Well, let's see how this goes ---- Ecig

Been thinking about this for awhile now and got off my ass and did it today. I have several reasons why I am now ready to try, with health being the #1. I currently do not have any health problems in this regard but I know that I will at some point so why wait until it's too late right?

I have smoked for around 20 years at this point. I had a full complete heart work up including nuclear stress test couple months ago and to my astonishment everything checked out 100%. I'm not gonna try to BS Yall nor myself so I can readily admit I know this could be tough and I will continue to smoke while using the ecig. My plan is to immediately cut my usage in half daily, supplementing with the ecig. My plan is to gradually wean myself down over the course of hopefully a month or so. The way that I am I doin it I believe I will have a very good chance of getting down to 5 a day fairly easily. I say this because aside from 4 key times, it not too bad for me to not " need " a smoke.

Those infinitely tough 4 times for me are; 1) waking up, 2) after eating, 3) after sex 4) while drinking or partying. I say this now but I truly believe if I am able to overcome these I stand a fair chance of succeeding. Wish me luck. I would love to hear from any of you guys that have done or are attempting to do the same. I would like to hear the success stories as well as the failures ( still in progress ) and your thoughts and opinions as well.Thanks all!
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They work for sure but you'll take a lot of heat for using one from some people. You'll still be hooked on nicotine but you can wean yourself down over time with lower % fluid. Try Cuttwood Boss Reserve e-juice. My wife loves the smell.
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Well i certainly applaud your effort and plane. im gearing up to quit, but im going to try and force myself to cut back over a week and then cold turkey the rest. Im really so unbelievably tired of it, and i do feel the pounding its taking on my lungs.
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I smoked for something like 30 yrs, 2.5 packs a day, couldn't quit unless hell froze over

Breaking down a crane, finger got crushed, surgeon told me I would loose it if I didn't quit. I tried to lie to him at first about quitting. He new it because it wasn't healing.

I got a logic e-cig,

How I did it, I wouldn't smoke anymore the 2 drags off one cigarette any time I had the urge. Then I would finish out the urge with the logic.

At first, I wouldn't light another cig inside a half hour period, within 2 days, I made that 1 hr.

The early stages of the next week, I tried just using the logic e-cig, it was working, I went 2 days like that, I went to light a regular cig, nasty.

That was 3 yrs ago, just going by memory, so timeline might be a bit off, but it is pretty accurate

I do still smoke the Logic pro. I believe this to be so much easier to quit as it only contains nicotine, not all the addicting chemicals as regular cigs

Just need a crush still
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Just over two years on the e-cigs. Was a long time heavy menthol smoker,not the lights either. Quit inhaling two months ago,most of the time anyway. Works for me. So glad I don't smoke anymore.
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Just quit. you can do it. You're just substituting one habit for another. Chantix is your friend. You have to WANT to do it though. I quit 2 years ago after over 45 years/pack a day. I feel better and smell better.
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BTW to the OP my daughter got me the Blue e-cig two years ago for X-Mass. Was down to 9 cigs a day in a week. Got a more heavy duty vapor and haven't had a cig since. My point is get a good vaper and you don't have to smoke at all IMO. Find a good walk in shop that you can try different flavors and get advice on what vapor set up to get. There is also a popular e-cig forum that should be easy to google up. Good luck!
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My issue with the e-cig was when the battery was dead or I was outbid juce or atomizers I would go back to the real thing.

Chantex worked for me. The best thing about it was I could smoke while on it. After a month or so cigarettes were not appealing to me.

Have you thought about Chantex?
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Thanks guys. I understand what you mean by wanting to. I never wanted to till now that's why I've never bothered trying. Aso far as Chantix, I've heard some really really bad things about it, both online and from people I know that have taken it so I've pretty much made up my mind I'm gonna leave that alone. The one I bought today is called vuse. It's just a cheap gas station one. It does have refillable cartridges and is rechargeable. Has USB charger so I'm not too worried about it going dead on me and it has a light that flashes to warn you when it needs charging before it goes dead. I may move up to a nicer one with options but figure I'll give this a try.

Ps, this is gonna sound really stupid but I guess just because I'm not used to it but it is actually irritating my throat when I hit it and making me cough- as if I was smoking tree for the first time or something lol 😊. It has gotten a little better throughout the day so well see what happens tomor.
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It's been over four years for me since I touched a cigarette. I started with an ecig with 18mg of menthol nicotine, dropped down to 12 then 6 then 2 and finally 0 two years ago. To be honest I thought when I went down to zero I would go through withdrawal but I didn't at all. I still keep it in the car and every now and again I will take a pull but I'm free and clear of nicotine forever (never thought I'd say that). I tried to quit so many times and ways and nothing stuck until I tried the ecig.

My one piece of advice I will give you is to not do both. I have turned many people on to the ecig that wanted to stop smoking and the only ones it has worked for as a quitting tool are the ones that stopped cigarettes all together and weened themselves off the nicotine gradually.

There's a site I used called myvaporstore.com that has great prices and most of the time if I ordered before 1pm I'd have it the next day. Another thing is don't buy the cheap ones they sell in the stores like the logic ones. They are a rip off and can be as expensive as smoking cigarettes. I was a menthol smoker and used menthol sensation which I really liked.

It's amazing how many flavors they have which I think is a bad thing because these young kids are taking up vaping because it's cheaper and smells and tastes a whole lot better than cigarettes. If you use it to stop smoking it's one thing but to start smoking this stuff is just plain stupid. Anyway I really believe ecigs saved my life and if you stick with it it can save yours too. If you have any questions feel free to pm me.

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Good luck. The e cig worked for me for a while but I ended up smoking again. I tried Chantix and that was the trick for me. No real side effects other than some VERY vivid dreams. Some good and some just OK.

I went months without a smoke and had one a little while ago while drinking i didn't smoke another one though. Ideally, I would smoke when I drank and not during the week. I enjoy smoking, but I don't enjoy the smell afterwards.
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Thanks guys. I understand what you mean by wanting to. I never wanted to till now that's why I've never bothered trying. Aso far as Chantix, I've heard some really really bad things about it, both online and from people I know that have taken it so I've pretty much made up my mind I'm gonna leave that alone. The one I bought today is called vuse. It's just a cheap gas station one. It does have refillable cartridges and is rechargeable. Has USB charger so I'm not too worried about it going dead on me and it has a light that flashes to warn you when it needs charging before it goes dead. I may move up to a nicer one with options but figure I'll give this a try.

Ps, this is gonna sound really stupid but I guess just because I'm not used to it but it is actually irritating my throat when I hit it and making me cough- as if I was smoking tree for the first time or something lol ��. It has gotten a little better throughout the day so well see what happens tomor.
You need to go to a "vape shop" and get a real ecig. Those vuse ecigs are horrible. The big advantage to a "vape shop" is you can sample any product they have and any good vape shop will have at least 50 different flavors of ejuice.
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It's been over four years for me since I touched a cigarette. I started with an ecig with 18mg of menthol nicotine, dropped down to 12 then 6 then 2 and finally 0 two years ago. To be honest I thought when I went down to zero I would go through withdrawal but I didn't at all. I still keep it in the car and every now and again I will take a pull but I'm free and clear of nicotine forever (never thought I'd say that). I tried to quit so many times and ways and nothing stuck until I tried the ecig.

My one piece of advice I will give you is to not do both. I have turned many people on to the ecig that wanted to stop smoking and the only ones it has worked for as a quitting tool are the ones that stopped cigarettes all together and weened themselves off the nicotine gradually.

There's a site I used called myvaporstore.com that has great prices and most of the time if I ordered before 1pm I'd have it the next day. Another thing is don't buy the cheap ones they sell in the stores like the logic ones. They are a rip off and can be as expensive as smoking cigarettes. I was a menthol smoker and used menthol sensation which I really liked.

It's amazing how many flavors they have which I think is a bad thing because these young kids are taking up vaping because it's cheaper and smells and tastes a whole lot better than cigarettes. If you use it to stop smoking it's one thing but to start smoking this stuff is just plain stupid. Anyway I really believe ecigs saved my life and if you stick with it it can save yours too. If you have any questions feel free to pm me.

Pete


myvaporstore.com is a great website and I agree with you about the logic/vuse ecigs.
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Old 03-26-2016, 06:51 AM   #14
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Just quit, replacing one bad habit with another makes no sense.
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Been thinking about this for awhile now and got off my ass and did it today. I have several reasons why I am now ready to try, with health being the #1. I currently do not have any health problems in this regard but I know that I will at some point so why wait until it's too late right?

I have smoked for around 20 years at this point. I had a full complete heart work up including nuclear stress test couple months ago and to my astonishment everything checked out 100%. I'm not gonna try to BS Yall nor myself so I can readily admit I know this could be tough and I will continue to smoke while using the ecig. My plan is to immediately cut my usage in half daily, supplementing with the ecig. My plan is to gradually wean myself down over the course of hopefully a month or so. The way that I am I doin it I believe I will have a very good chance of getting down to 5 a day fairly easily. I say this because aside from 4 key times, it not too bad for me to not " need " a smoke.

Those infinitely tough 4 times for me are; 1) waking up, 2) after eating, 3) after sex 4) while drinking or partying. I say this now but I truly believe if I am able to overcome these I stand a fair chance of succeeding. Wish me luck. I would love to hear from any of you guys that have done or are attempting to do the same. I would like to hear the success stories as well as the failures ( still in progress ) and your thoughts and opinions as well.Thanks all!

I quit 6yrs ago. It wasn't until I said "I am definitely doing this, no matter what" that I was successful. You have to be 100% in it. Starting off with a "fair chance of succeeding" isn't enough commitment. Own that bitch!
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I come from a tobacco family. The family grew it and everyone for generations smoked, dipped or chewed it. I started chewing/dipping at 14. Over the years I "quit" only to start back when I substituted cigars for dip, which led to dip/chewing again.

I quit 16 years ago. I was 39. My little one was walking around the house spitting in a cup. In other words he was learning exactly the same way I learned. I saw him and just stopped a tin a day habit - no nicotine gum or any other helpers.

Please don't substitute one bad habit for another. If I could do it, you can do it. Best wishes.
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I used the gum, a few starts and stops finally quit the cigars,

Took a few more years for the gum though...

Gl when it's all done you won't regret it...

Get regular gum for the car..don't linger with coffee in am,

And if you smoke after sex...no more sex!,,,
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I've been cigarette free since last May by using the Vape rig. Do yourself a favor and get a good rig, two batteries and spend at least a $100 at a vape shop. Keep a battery on charge all the times. The disposable units are too expensive to use and quit on you at the wrong times. Stay away from the fruity flavors and use the tobacco e-liquid. Your giving up cigarettes not blue berries. I was a forty year smoker that was consuming two packs a day and up to three when drinking. It's amazing how fast the morning cough and oyster launch went away. I never realized just how much I stunk from the smokes until a month into the vaping. As far as replacing a bad habit with another, a cigarette has over five thousand chemicals and a e-cig has three. Two food additives and nicotine. Your pocket will see a huge difference also. After the initial rig cost, you'll be spending about 2/3rds less. Good luck.
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I quit 15 years ago. Went cold turkey, my wife picked up some green natural pills at GNC to take the edge off. You don't need the douche flute.
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Don't overlook hypnosis.
Worked with a guy for years. Smoked his ass off.
His wife set up an appointment for him to go.
He went in with a negative attitude.
Came out and never smoked again and didn't have the urge to.


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