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posted on Mar, 8 2015 @ 09:26 AM
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Not that! [ grumbles under his breath : buncha dirty minded perverts ]
Cigarettes! I haven 't had a cigarette!
For the longest time, I've wanted to quit, but the patch didn't seem right [ smokers don't want a trickle of nicotine, we need that sudden blast ] and Chantax is a flat out No. I realize that many have had success with it, but I just don't trust it because of the side effects. After looking in to e cigs about 2 years ago, I ordered a kit. The effect was immediate. No craving, no bad mood from withdraw, it was just like smoking, without the boatload of poison. Then, the batteries crapped out in 2 weeks. After looking through the internet and reading comments on several different brands, that was the big gripe. Battery life. I thought, "Why am I shelling out all this for something that's only gonna work for a few days?" So, back to Camel I go.

Now, the urge to quit had gotten hold of me again, so I decided to do some research and see which battery and e cig kit had a good rating, but was a reasonable price. I found one that was about $52, had 2 EGo Winder variable voltage batteries, 2 tanks [ the part that holds the liquid ] and a charger. Having ordered the kit from another site before, I knew what "juice" I liked, so ordered it. There are also several e cig stores in my area and they carry a very large selection of different strengths and flavors of e juice, so I've been there to pick out a few also. I don't go for the heavily flavored types, I tend more to the plain tobacco lines and there are plenty to choose from. Now, after a month of "vaping" I'm still cigarette free and fully plan to stay that way. For anyone who is on the fence and just isn't convinced it will work for them, please, try it. After smoking a pack a day for 35 years, I have no urge whatsoever to go back to tobacco cigarettes. The kit that I have is still performing perfectly after a month of draining and recharging the batteries and are, I believe, a quality product.

I look at it this way : If I smoke a pack a day and cigarettes cost about $5.00 to $6.00 a pack, that's $165 to $180 per month. Even if my batteries only lasts 3 months, that's $52 plus shipping and cost of e liquids, every 3 months. Now, you can spend a lot on these things. I saw guys at the store with batteries the size of a cigarette pack with all kinds of attachments and tanks that look like they hold a gallon of juice. But, for me, who is only looking to quit smoking tobacco cigarettes, this little set up I've got works like a charm. I bought 2 extra tanks so I don't have to mix flavors and can carry spares when I go out, but other than that, I haven't spent more than $150 all together.
What have you got to lose?




posted on Mar, 8 2015 @ 09:31 AM
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Good job! I hope this works well for you.



posted on Mar, 8 2015 @ 09:32 AM
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Ive been nicoteen free for 10 days i did vape but would get shortness of breath so i decided to just out right cold turkey i have not been the friendliest in last couple of days but i have been ten days without anything!!!a reply to: DAVID64



posted on Mar, 8 2015 @ 09:35 AM
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a reply to: DAVID64

Welcome to the club , I've been tobacco free 2 years this July thanks to e-cigs.
You should already be noticing a difference after a month and the people around you will notice you don't stink of cigarettes any more.
I will never smoke tobacco again , there's just no need.



posted on Mar, 8 2015 @ 09:37 AM
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Good for you. I'm almost up to a year.

I switched over to rolling my own. Natural Spirit makes organic tobacco that comes with their own brand of rolling papers made with flax seeds. Double win. I liked the loose cut but they also make organic packs as well.

I became this odd centerpiece at work because everybody got a kick that my cigs looked like joints. I didn't think it was that amazing...

The point is, if people don't feel like vaping, switch to organic and roll your own. Your body will begin to detox all the other chemicals while you still get your nicotine. You stink less, cough less and wake up the next morning breathing easier.

It was very easy to quit after smoking organic for three years. I'm glad you've kind of joined the team.




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posted on Mar, 8 2015 @ 09:39 AM
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originally posted by: ATF1886
Ive been nicoteen free for 10 days i did vape but would get shortness of breath so i decided to just out right cold turkey i have not been the friendliest in last couple of days but i have been ten days without anything!!!


Remember ... if you start to crave ... that feeling will pass.

Good luck to both you and the OPer.



posted on Mar, 8 2015 @ 09:41 AM
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a reply to: DAVID64

I also smoked for thirty five years (wheeze). Take it from a pro, supplanting one bad habit for another isn't as good as quitting altogether. Staying hooked is staying hooked, cigarettes will always be just around the next corner.

Until you break that chain for good and deal with the underlying issues why you took up smoking in the first place, there can be no relief. Just balm…



posted on Mar, 8 2015 @ 09:41 AM
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a reply to: DAVID64

Well done, that's brilliant. I want to stop smoking too and I keep hearing about these things, so maybe they're worth a try. Think it's going to be cold turkey though, so I'm feeling your pain in anticipation ATF!

Keep at it David64, you're inspiring me to greater things.



posted on Mar, 8 2015 @ 09:41 AM
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a reply to: eisegesis

You know, I thought the whole "organic tobacco" thing was iffy, but I tried some of the Natural Spirit once and noticed a huge difference in taste and .....texture?... of the smoke. Just better all around.



posted on Mar, 8 2015 @ 09:44 AM
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a reply to: intrptr

The thing I like about the e cigs is that the liquid comes in different strengths. I started on a 2.4 and it goes down to 1.8 - 1.6 so on and so on, till you get to 0. That's what I shooting for. I know me, if I try cold turkey, I'm much more likely to end up right back where I started.



posted on Mar, 8 2015 @ 09:46 AM
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a reply to: beansidhe

If you're interested in where I got mine, PM me and I'll send you the link. The kit I have has performed very well so far and seems to be worth the money.



posted on Mar, 8 2015 @ 09:48 AM
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Good luck to those of you on your quest.

I know it's hard, but better do it now by choice than do it later because you have to.

Hang in there.



posted on Mar, 8 2015 @ 09:50 AM
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a reply to: ATF1886

Hang in there ! Every day will get a little easier.



posted on Mar, 8 2015 @ 09:50 AM
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originally posted by: DAVID64
a reply to: eisegesis

You know, I thought the whole "organic tobacco" thing was iffy, but I tried some of the Natural Spirit once and noticed a huge difference in taste and .....texture?... of the smoke. Just better all around.

I agree. When I switched, I actually "enjoyed" smoking more because of the difference, especially after a meal. In some weird way I felt a victory over the conventional smoke and continued to puff away.

It's stronger, lasts longer, tastes better and the cravings are less acute.

Oh, and the whole quitting thing can be made "easier" if you find a guy/girl who doesn't smoke. If they're worth it, the power of love will help you fight those cravings. That's the theory anyway and another reason I was able to quit.



posted on Mar, 8 2015 @ 09:54 AM
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It gets better every day its amazing how after just a few days body starts repairing it self it hasent been easy ive lost my cool with a couple of people lately so i hope no one has been offended... thanks it is getting easier every day!!!a reply to: Snarl



posted on Mar, 8 2015 @ 09:55 AM
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a reply to: intrptr

Jeezy creeze, I've been smoking for well over 20 years (I won't say how long over
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I'd never added it up til now; avoidance I would guess. Time to say bye bye....

a reply to: inspirational DAVID64

Thank you very much, consider yourself PM'ed,

B x



posted on Mar, 8 2015 @ 09:56 AM
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Thank you brother id say i see you going down my same road soon!!! a reply to: DAVID64



posted on Mar, 8 2015 @ 09:57 AM
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Here's a doctors view on e-cigs.



posted on Mar, 8 2015 @ 10:06 AM
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a reply to: DAVID64


I know me, if I try cold turkey, I'm much more likely to end up right back where I started.

Same here. I used the patch. That lets you down gently as well. I recommend it, Cold Turkey never worked for me. And stepping down isn't a cure in and of itself, just a crutch to pick up the anxiety slack while trying to quit.

Your plan is a good one.



posted on Mar, 8 2015 @ 10:18 AM
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a reply to: beansidhe


I'd never added it up til now; avoidance I would guess. Time to say bye bye….

You will avoid the related health issues because they aren't seemingly permanent. Some more colds, occasional bronchitis, shortness of breath.

All of a sudden they become permanent health problems. Quit before you get there.




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