reply to post by SaturnFX
It's funny...my doctor did not even mention this to me as an option. He tried to prescribe me pills and then just gave me a bunch of reading
material on quitting. Setting a quit date, lots of celery and carrots, gum and patches. That sort of thing. Didn't once mention this as an option
to help quit.
Well, I was a heavy smoker. about 30 a day..sometimes more. damn computer sitting gets ya and chain smoking becomes the norm.
I first tried just vaping, and it cut me down to like 7-8 a day, but that was without me trying to quit..I simply put a e-cig in front of me at the
computer strictly for purposes of cutting down, and it worked like a charm, but I always wanted ciggies when I woke up with coffee, then after meals,
and one or two before bed with a cup of tea..anyhow, it worked great there
But when I actually wanted to quit (outside of simply saying I wanted to but not really), I got some chantex and took it for about 2 weeks. it got me
sick (as its meant to do when you smoke) and by the second week, I was pretty much smoking without vaping every few hours just on habit...my quit date
came and it was no issue at all
oh, but like a week and a half into chantex, I was smoking triple the norm..thats normal..its because basically I wasn't getting nicotine, so I felt
like I always wanted one...then after a few days of that, I guess I was done the physical addiction, at that point, voila...easy peasy..and kinda glad
actually, the chantex does make you sick and feel weird. I also ran out of chantex on the quit date..not good, because it ensures that if you decide
a month later or so to try a cig, it would be gross and make you sick (hense why they give you like 6 month supply of the stuff..so it takes care of
any falling back patterns).
But anyhow, of course if you have the willpower to simply quit and don't need the vaping, that is the best..maybe...see, another thing vaping helps
me with is the snacking issue. I use at this point an extremely low dose nicotine..barely registering..mostly I vap now in leu of eating tons of
stuff...a smoker who quits averages like a 30lb weight gain..and that's unhealthy also. So, I vap and exercise..I am losing weight and feeling good.
Maybe in a year or so, I will only be vaping on special occasions or whatnot.
Lots of doctors are unaware of the effectiveness of the ecigs and basically are working from ignorance...some are studying it and are recommending to
those whom have trouble going cold turkey.
I just wanted to counter the idea that you have to quit cold turkey..because that is the least effective way for the average person. they almost
always go back.