posted on Jul, 17 2012 @ 11:39 AM
OP is right on...
I smoked for a bout 20 years, loved it, really didn't want to quit -but knew I should. Couldn't imagine life without cigarettes. Had to smoke
before, during and after everything. With coffee, beer, wine, tea, couldn't imagine living without cigs. When I first heard about electronic
cigarettes, I thought it sounded like the stupidest thing ever. But after a couple of years, it occurred to me that they might just be what I need. I
sure didn't want no patch, gum, lozenge, whatever - I wanna smoke!!!
I made the switch this past Groundhog's Day, and haven't looked back. I don't think it would have worked if I had mixed them up, as the op said it
would probably make it harder to quit. I never thought I'd be able to quit, so I really love my ecig (I use zerocig). A few pain in the necks I know
act all like 'well now you gotta quit that thing too now,' but the heck with them. I really like being able to 'smoke' without smoking, and the
nicotine at the medium level is way way less than real cigs. I also feel way less dependent on it - I really like to have it but am not all desperate
for it like I was for real cigs, and feel like if I got stuck without it somehow, I would not freak out like I might have when I smoked.
So, anyone wants to quit, but is very attached to their ciggies - I definitely recommend e-cigs. But like the OP said, don't be going back and forth.
The ecig will seem weaker that way, and you'll crave the real ones instead.