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Anyone want to quit smoking?
01-30-2013 3:07 PM

I did not! But, today makes 3 weeks ago that I smoked my last cigarette, and after having smoked for over 37 years and trying to quit probably a hundred times, I think I just may have actually done so.

I did want to cut down though, and over the years I've tried just about everything that came out, with absolutly no success.

A little over 3 weeks ago I decided to give electronic cigarettes another shot, figuring that maybe I could at least cut back on the 1 1/2 to 2 packs of cigarettes per day I was smoking. I'd tried the cheapie ones that come out of China and are sold at Walmart and gas stations in the past, but they are absolute crap and didn't do anything at all to satisfy the urge, so this time I decided I would spend a little more and get a good one that might actually help.

The one that I bought was the EGO starter kit and between the kit and a couple of bottles of smoke juice cost a little over $100. I also bought it from a local vapor store and paid more than I could have, because I wanted to try before buying.

That was on a Sunday at around noon, and when I went to bed that night I'd realized that I'd only smoked 3 real cigarettes after having bought it that day. The next day I smoked 3 cigarettes the entire day, same held true on Tusday, and Wednesday morning I woke up and lit a cigaretteand took a couple of puffs, then just looked at it and thought to myself what the hell am I doing? I don't like this and my ecigarette tastes much better. I put that cigarette out and haven't picked on up since.

The next day I washed out all of my ashtrays out and put them in a cabinet, then took the carton of cigarettes I had sitting on my counter and threw them on top of my cabinets and out of sight. They still sit there, as do the 2 full packs of cigarettes in the glove box of my car, because I LOVE knowing that the temtation is there, and having absolutely no urge to light up.

I also ended up buying another egicarette called a Vamo, this one better than the first and geared more toward techies, as it allows for the adjusting the voltage or wattage, does some othe neat stuff, and well it just looks cooler Smile and a couple of extra atomizers and different flavored smoke juices, all bought online and all for much less than local vape stores sell the stuff for.

Yeah, I'm still getting my nicotine fix, but at a lower level and without the other 4,000 or so chemicals in cigarettes, and I've already cut the nicotine level by 25% from what I started at. And, I've got some really great tating smoke juices too!

If you're looking to quit smoking and have tried in the past but couldn't, you should take a good look at getting yourself a good electronic cigarette. I won't call myself a non or ex smoker just yet, because its only been 3 weeks, but I haven't gone longer than 3 hours without a cigarette in the last 25 years, well not while I was awake anyway. Smile So, I say if I'm not there yet, I'm just about there.

If you're interested in quiting and are ready to give ecigarettes a try, then here's I couple of sites I've bought from and that have great prices, as well as discount codes you can use to save a little more.

Texas Seclect Vapor - use this coupon code to get a 10% discount: phero10

Vapor Kings Use this coupon code for 10% off: VKBC

EC Blend Use this coupon code for a 20% discount on smoke juicesd and supplies: 10020

Here's a couple of video reviews on both the EGO and Vamo, for anyone that wants to watch them:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/jHjvH4M5LGg&amp;rel=0&amp;fs=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/jHjvH4M5LGg&amp;rel=0&amp;fs=1</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/SdJsd-j3soo&amp;rel=0&amp;fs=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/SdJsd-j3soo&amp;rel=0&amp;fs=1</a>

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RE: Anyone want to quit smoking?
01-30-2013 4:17 PM

Hi

I've been a vapor for a while though now I dont vape or smoke.

Pros of E-cigs:
- I have really witnessed 5 people (including my brother and I) quit cigarettes just by shifting to e-cigs.

Cons:
- I also have witnessed two people that were not smokers and became e-cig smoker ;)
- It will be soon an expensive hobby to buy, try and review new products, since there are lots of them with tons of flavours. (just like other stuff in this forum)

But if anybody wanna really quit, this shit is really working ;)

My 2 cents ...
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01-30-2013 6:27 PM

I quit back in 2000 using nic gum, which was pretty new back then. This Feb will be 13 years and I haven't had the slightest craving in 7-8 years. I never could have quit cold-turkey, or even by weaning off. I'd still be smoking if not for the gum.

Are you considered a non-smoker if you only use ecigs? Can ecigs be used in "No smoking" areas? Are they considered a healthy alternative to smoking?
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01-30-2013 6:45 PM

(01-30-2013 6:27 PM)JAYCEE Wrote:  Are you considered a non-smoker if you only use ecigs? Can ecigs be used in "No smoking" areas? Are they considered a healthy alternative to smoking?

I really don't know. I do know that I'm only getting the nicotine now instead of the other 4,000 or so toxins that are in actual cigarettes, that my sense of smell and taste have significantly improved, and that I no longer smell like smoke.

Ecigs can be used in most non-smoking areas, althoiugh maybe not all. As to them being a healthy alternative, how about a healthier alternative, just like the gum is.

Nicotine is still a fatal toxin, and ecigs, gum, patches and all other nicotine replacement therapies are just substituting the method of administratio, and eliminates having to take in a bunch of other toxins too just to get the nicotine fix.

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01-30-2013 8:32 PM

Congrats Mark! If it weren't for the whole addiction/tolerance aspect, nicotine would be a fascinating drug. I suppose they don't add harmala alkaloids and related chemicals to the ecigs which are found in cigarettes. So that's one portion of the drug effect ecig users aren't getting. (It's an interesting debate how much harmala alkaloids contribute to the effects attributed sole-ly to nicotine. But not being a smoker, I never got too deep into it.)

Cutting out tar should do a world of good, in any case. That's one of the most carcinogenic portions of cigarettes.

E-cigs don't damage the heart.

Despite this, a quick search suggests it's hard for people using ecigs to get non-smoker rates. I don't think there's any evidence that ecigs impact health the way that cigarettes do. I'm guessing testing for any form of nicotine is the common way to show someone is a smoker, even if that's not what harms people's health.

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03-07-2013 2:21 AM

I tried before and it's really hard but know I'm also using ang e-cigarette. I prefer it. I'm loving it. It's much better for me.

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03-07-2013 9:44 AM

Congrats, my brother has been a smoker for 25 years and has been cig free by switching to E cigs now close to four months. I bought him a starter pack a year ago and he never wanted to give it a shot at the time, I played with it and enjoyed it, turned me into a recreational E Cig smoker at times LOL.
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03-07-2013 9:53 AM

I quitted 3 years ago, after being an smoker for more than 15 years.

I used Chantix, a small blue pill, made by Pfizer.

You start taking it while still smoking, and after 7 to 10 days if i remember,
you just quit.

It works pretty good. You don't feel any cravings. The first day I did not smoke any cigarettes, I did not even think about smoking. AS if I had never been a smoker. It works on your brain, and it really works.

Many people I know have quitted with those pills. I don't know what they put on them, but they work.

It's not cheap, and may have some side effects. The first week on it my stomach was a little upset. Alos, you have very vivid dreams and it also improves the recall of your dreams, which is something I enjpy, but some people does not.

Hope this helps.
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04-27-2018 4:36 PM

Reviving Mark's old thread for quit smoking cos I hope me post would help others who wanna quit.

Copy pasted from me journal.

Quit smoking

So 2018 is a pretty good year for me. A lot of good things're going the way I want. Quit smoking is one of'em. I got on to champix, which is the link below...

https://goo.gl/images/4kueCq

And I must say, it's good to be a non smoker. I still get weird feelings of "would be awesome to just spark one up" but the physical cravings're completely gone.

At the very beginning of 2018, I tried Zyban, which is the link below...

https://goo.gl/images/e8oxxR

And unfortunately it didn't work for me. I was still getting the cravings, and I was still smoking while I was on it even after 3 months of it. Champix on the other hand is successful for me. With a few side effects.

1. Tummy aches if taken empty tummy, but can be counter acted by having a massive salad or frizzy drinks. Yes frizzy drinks like fanta. Weird I know. But it works for me.

2. Head aches. Well I suffered migraine head aches back when I was younger so am kinda used to head aches. Usually a full glass of water with a bit of a cardio vascular work out like a simple fast pacing walk fixes that. But when I just started champix, the head aches were fairly horrible. So I took asprins when that happened and it was gone. But now, I guess me body's gotten used to it. So I rarely get them head aches.

3. Dreams. Well I kinda like dreams. Whether they're good or bad. I don't mind. Just the fact that I can remember'em better.

I was really trying hard to quit smoking. I was actually sick of it, and after about 15 different attempts to quit, and second attempt on champix (yep I tried champix for the first time a few years ago) am DEFO kicking this habit in the FUCKING guts. The previous time, I made the mistake of not continuing the course. But this time am DEFO gonna keep at it for a good 6 months. If u're planning to quit, I'd recommend it, but be mindful of the side effects.
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04-27-2018 5:02 PM

(04-27-2018 4:36 PM)DrChocolate Wrote:  And unfortunately it didn't work for me. I was still getting the cravings, and I was still smoking while I was on it even after 3 months of it. Champix on the other hand is successful for me. With a few side effects.

I had two family members, who are competently unmotivated to improve anything in their life, quit smoking using Chantix.

If it can work for them, then it can work for anyone.

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