posted on Mar, 30 2014 @ 08:16 PM
reply to post by MagesticEsoteric
Here's my experience, FWIW.
I smoked Marlboro reds for 25 years. When I quit, I was at almost 3 packs a day. I was cold-turkey for 8 years. Never went without wanting a
cigarette from time-to-time, but the urge to go out and buy a pack diminished towards the end of about 5 or 6 years.
Enter the new boss. The guy was more frustrating than Obama. Soooo ... I smoked for a year or a year and a half, just to have 'an excuse' to not
be in the office. When I found myself buying that second pack of smokes of the day, and my wife is constantly bitching me out about the smell,
blah-blah, blah-blah, blah-blah ... I bought into the e-cig solution. That's been my crutch for about a year and a half now.
E-cigs are NOT a solution to nicotine addiction. If anything, I've found them to be more addictive. I'm probably at the 3 pack-a-day level again
... and I'm finding the consequences to be somewhat embarrassing (too much so to be open about it even anonymously -blushes-). I'll be going
cold-turkey again with this knowledge ... the craving for nicotine subsides to a manageable level, but it takes a lot of time.