posted on Oct, 19 2012 @ 03:18 AM
It's a Great idea to quit smoking - if you can. I quit almost 2 years ago after smoking for 22 years.. I could not quit cold turkey. Tried the gum,
patches, lozenges, those fake hollow tube cigarettes with a nicotine in the filters ( designed to ween you down), nothing worked. The habit of having
a cig in my hand and the cravings of the smoke chemicals were too great.
What did work for me was using an Electronic Cigarette. I made the switch clean and have never smoked since.
I mention this because some of you may have as hard a time quitting as I did. If so, an E-cig can be your life saver.
I learned a lot about why we get addicted to cigarettes. It's not just nicotine at all and in fact, ingesting nicotine by itself can only give you a
very mild addiction - nothing like the cravings we get in cigarettes. Cigarettes are so strong, not because of nicotine but because we get addicted to
a huge chemical soup made from the thousands of other chemicals in tobacco. Many are known to have addictive properties stronger than nicotine and
there are many that we still don't know how they effect the body. The tobacco companies know this so they allowed one chemical, nicotine to be the
fall guy because they didn't want to release the rest of the data. Now we have one tobacco company that has stated there are 600 chemicals that are
added to cigarettes during manufacturing and they create more chemicals when tobacco is combusted - thousands of chemicals.
Scientists tell us ( these are real scientists, not scientists that work for Big Tobacco) that nicotine is only about as addictive and harmful as
caffeine. They are both vascular constrictors and both are mild central nervous system stimulants. Nicotine does not cause cancer it's not classed as
a carcinogen, it does not cause heart or lung disease - it's the combustibles in cigarettes, the smoke itself that causes these problems. It's
considered, if your healthy enough to drink coffee, your healthy enough to use an electronic cigarette
My doctors tell me my body is healing from 22 years of smoking damage at the rate of a person who quit cold turkey. Even though I choose to inhale a
vapor with nicotine I do not have cravings like I had with cigarettes and can go long periods of time not even thinking about using the e-cig. I could
never do that with cigarettes. I still use the e-cig because its enjoyable for recreation and it doesn't bother me because I know it's not hurting
me. I also enjoy using it in public so others can see it. They ask me about it a lot and many have switched. I'm not selling these, I just want to
see everyone get off the harmful tobacco smoke that's killing them.
If you can't quit any other way, electronic cigarettes could save your life. If your at this point, try them before giving up the idea of quitting.