posted on Jul, 17 2012 @ 04:17 PM
I started using a Ecig many months back. my first one was a disposable one bought at the tobacco store. Before this, I was rolling my own using pipe
The disposable one wasn't too bad and a friend recommened trying LeCig and gave me the web addy to order.
The Ecig itself from there wasn't too bad, and the cartridge ammount he recommended worked for me. Still felt funny though puffing on it, and then I
Didn't know when to stop puffing!
I was so used to you're done when the cig has burned down to the filter, but of course Ecigs don't do that. It took me a while to figure out when
I'd had enough (and stop going through cartridges so fast).
I went to the mall and found another Ecig, Nicotek (which has different threads so you can't trade up the cartridges), but I didn't like it as
However my wife started to notice a big difference in the way I smell, and the smell of the den (the one place in the house I smoke, my Man Cave). I
also noticed my sense of smell and taste came back too.
I hope to eventually get down to the 0 amount.
One of the reasons I switched to the Ecigs: I watched my father die of stomach cancer. When he was diagnosed, after the surgeon went in and removed
2/3 of his stomach, I wondered out loud if all the beer he'd drank over the course of his life had caused this, even though for the last few years
he'd stopped drinking completely.
The surgeon looked right at me and said: "The beer? Oh no, it wasn't that. We could tell he drank a lot from his liver, but he's been on the mend
from that for the last 5 years. No, what caused this was his smoking."
I guess I had a puzzled look on my face, as the surgeon added: "You don't think that smoke just goes into your lungs when you inhale now, did you?
Smoking increases your chances of stomach cancer by over 80%."
Ten months later I watched my father lay on his bed, in a lot of pain, throwing up every few minutes, most of it congealed blood. Even with the
morphine it caused him a lot of pain.
It took him a week to die.
It was right after that that I bought that first Ecig. After watchng that, I realized that I didn't want to go that way, but found myself unable to
put them real smokes down still (even after watching that).
So I'd recommend to anyone quit period. But if nothing seems to work, the Ecig, for me at least, has been a good substitute.