posted on May, 9 2014 @ 10:18 PM
I used to smoke cigarettes but due to complications sought out an alternative, that alternative was the e-cig. I can without a doubt say that it
helped to wean me off of "analog" cigarettes, this was helpful because as we know regular cigarettes contain many hazardous chemicals, tars,
carcinogens etc so obviously it has a negative effect on the physical health of the body.
However, what electronic cigarettes did not cure for me was the addiction to nicotine. I could not rely on this device to kick the habit, you cant
rely on a nicotine delivering system to cure you from nicotine addiction, that is an absurdity, just hopeful thinking. There is a point where you have
to make the decision for yourself and exercise some self-control and willpower, something that once again no device will do for you, this strength and
determination has to come from inside.
The thing is that the e-cigarette delivers a very refined form of nicotine which the body absorbs rapidly, nicotine is a toxic substance in itself and
can have fatal consequences if not handled safely. Vaping nicotine is not without side-effects, overdosing on nicotine is common and very much
unpleasant, the vapor itself can produce an unpleasant stench in a room that is vaped in regularly. Over time the sinuses can build up a similar
unpleasant stench and you can develop a light cough, headaches, palpitations, high blood pressure and rapid heartbeat from excessive nicotine intake
which is common due to the convenience. E-cigarettes are notorious for strengthening nicotine addiction and increasing intake and dosage.
So basically e-cigarettes may help one to quit regular tobacco cigarettes, but not necessarily to overcome nicotine addiction, if you have the
strength you can wean yourself off by lowering your nicotine mg amount, however because of the lower nicotine strength you will be fighting the urge
to up the dose, to get the full effect, so it all comes down to your ability to let go of this drug because the devices wont do it for you, even if
you are down to 1mg doses. It's up to you to let go of it! There is actually a very pleasant feeling associated with health, of not being a slave to
a chemical, the feeling of freedom and health. I wish you all the best on your recovery from this addiction because that's what it is even if it
seems healthier than smoking, its still an unhealthy and excruciatingly repetitive habit that relies on your "care' and attention for its growth and
development. May God bless!