I would guess the strength of the patch was too strong for you.
Have you looked into E-Cigarettes?
Many of them look exactly like real ciggs, produce thick vapor that feels like real smoke, and tastes far better. They have many different strengths
of nicotine liquid available, even some with zero nicotine.
The base of the liquid that is used is the same stuff used in inhalers and nebulizers, and is safe. There are actually anti-bacterial and anti-fungal
properties to it. The vapor contains none of the cancer causing chemicals found in tobacco or big tobacco ciggs. Basically, there are no health
problems with using an E-Cigarette (Also referred to as a "PV" or "Personal Vaporizer" other than the nicotine, which is actually far more benign than
many are led to believe. Other than ingesting too much of it obviously, but the same could be said about pretty much anything.
Many have quit with these devises, and even if you don't quit, you are using something INCREDIBLY less dangerous, and actually cheaper if you buy
E-Liquid or E-Juice and refill the liquid cartridges yourself.
I have been using mine for some time now, and while I have not completely stopped smoking, I've gone from over a pack a day, to 3-4 ciggs a day. My
reason for getting into PVs wasn't to quit nicotine, but for a more healthy alternative. But, after using them for awhile, I can tell you it's easier
(at least for me) to not vape, than it was for me to not smoke.
You can use this as a stepping stone to quitting, or just as a safer alternative. Either way, it's a big step in the right direction.
Initial investment is not that much. 7-11 sells an "X-Hale O2" starter kit for $20, While not the best PV out there, it's far better, in my
experience, than many of the other commercial PVs out there, like "Blu" and "Smoking Everywhere" which is the PV company that sells them at mall
kiosks and the like. And it's much, much cheaper.
The big cost is replacement nicotine cartridges, but as I said, you can purchase bottles of the fluid separately, and re-fill them yourself. Doing
this brings the cost of the equivalent to a carton of smokes to about 10 bucks.
This is pretty much THE online source for PV info:
www.e-cigarette-forum.com There are many helpful people there to help you if you choose this option.
Having known hordes of smokers, the only ones that ever quit for good did it cold turkey, or with PVs. Just my observation.
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