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Old November 23rd, 2014, 08:37 AM
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Quiting smoking

So has anyone used a E-cig or vapor pen to quit smoking? How did it go?
I took the plunge yesterday and bought one to try and quit. Any advice?
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Old November 23rd, 2014, 08:45 AM
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I have dated a woman on and off who went this route a year ago. She hasn't smoked since. Start out up in the 20's on nicotene content and slowly wean yourself. She's down to a 4.
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Old November 23rd, 2014, 08:47 AM
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Giving up smoking is easy. I did it thousands of times.

The last time I gave up was following a scan where the surgeon said you have stage 3 cancer ... I quit instantly and never wanted a cigarette again. That was straight from a pack a day.

Figure out something that's more important to you than smoking ... Watching kids grow up ... That sort of thing and focus on it. If you need moral support start posting days without smoking in here and we'll provide encouragement.

Lots of people quit smoking there is no reason you can't do it if you want.
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Old November 23rd, 2014, 08:51 AM
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If you really want to quit, you will. If you only think you should stop, you won't.
Only way to stop is to stop and not start again. Sounds easy, and gummi bears make it happen.
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Old November 23rd, 2014, 08:57 AM
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If you really want to quit, you will. If you only think you should stop, you won't.
Only way to stop is to stop and not start again. Sounds easy, and gummi bears make it happen.
Thanks Bill. That might be the nicest thing I have seen you post. Thanks you guys. I am working on 24hrs.
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Old November 23rd, 2014, 09:01 AM
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You go Abe! I have set a goal to be smoke free by Xmas. And yes.....gummies are great! Good luck!
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Old November 23rd, 2014, 09:03 AM
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Looks like even grumpy bill has a nice moment once every millennium or so.... But he is absolutely correct..just stop smoking... It is hard first of all but every day you dont smoke is another day closer to living longer.. I'm not one for weening off...
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Old November 23rd, 2014, 09:05 AM
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Old November 23rd, 2014, 09:06 AM
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Old November 23rd, 2014, 09:18 AM
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Good luck to you Rick. If you need support just call.
Like wise brother. I guess this puts me in the "we can move HH" crowd now.
I should be able to afford a LR4 in....well......I guess I have more vises to get rid of......
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Old November 23rd, 2014, 09:19 AM
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Yeah so...last January after professionally smoking for 30+ years, about a pack a day I stopped and used nicorette gum as a pacifier for a few months then just stopped without noticing...

I stopped (never say quit) because it became harder to recover from the negative affects. Not 15 minutes go by without wanting one...every single day and it has changed my chemistry forever to the point that I actually think I love to smoke and that's reason enough to stop...it's controlling you...good luck!
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Old November 23rd, 2014, 09:31 AM
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I quit when I went to Hong Kong for a month on business back in 2008. At the time some infants had died over there due to tainted milk and baby formula, and I figured if they couldn't even trust the government to properly monitor products that were meant to sustain lives, then how the hell was I going to trust their cigarettes which I already knew were bad for me? Realization is probably the first important step, and it seems like you're there. The rest for me was a combination of effort, restraint, support, and relearning/rewiring my life and habits. After returning to the U.S., it was tough - the cravings were bad, but the routines and the many ways in which I'd fit cigarettes into my life were harder to get past, as each is a trigger. Each created a craving; especially while drinking alcohol or having a nice coffee that would have paired perfectly with one - but I got through it and you will too! I had one cigarette a couple of months after I got back, while out with my friends having a good time. I woke up the next morning with that terrible hangover that could only result from too much booze and the compounding effects of smoking, and haven't had one since. I still have a cigar every once in a while, but I have a much better hold on it now than I used to.

Not sure our stories help you, but at the very least you'll know many of us have gone through it and can help offer support.
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Abe.... Just put your big girl panties on and do it...
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Abe.... Just put your big girl panties on and do it...
See smoking's not the problem...it's them panties! As Shayne will attest a thong will make you feel empowered and sexy, then smoking's not (the) an issue! lol...
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Abe, I changed to e-cig 2 1/2 years ago and never touched a cigarette again! I smoked for 40 years non stop and I thought I would never be able to quit.

I still vape and don't plan on quitting that anytime soon. I know that it's best to breath only fresh air but I'm an addict and e-cigs have to be at least 100 times less harmful. I feel like a new man. Go to ECF forum. That place helped me a lot when starting.

Good luck and PM me if you have any questions.

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The nicotine is still pretty terrible for your heart though - it's just being delivered through a different device.
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I used e cig and gradually tapered off from that. Now I can go to Crossfit for less money than smoking every day and I get much better results from that.

Cheers and good luck. As Bill said, you just have to want it out of your life more than you want it and it will come much easier.
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Tried smoking a cig when I was 17 or 18 only because most of my friends and girlfriends smoked.
It was terrible, so I never did it again.
Must be an acquired taste.

I had a friend who absolutely loved smoking.
He had a cancerous lung removed and kept smoking.
Then he was using oxygen and would chase a shot of smoke with a shot of oxygen.
He told me he was so addicted that he would rather smoke and die than quit and live without smoking.
I went to his funeral about 3 months later.
He was younger than me and would most likely be alive today if he had never smoked cigarettes.

Human life spans are brief already... I see no reason to shorten it even more.
We get "one lap around the track"... Unfortunately most of us are already more than half way to the finish line.

Good Luck.

Abe:
Is your wife also going to quit?
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See smoking's not the problem...it's them panties! As Shayne will attest a thong will make you feel empowered and sexy, then smoking's not (the) an issue! lol...
Hey, you leave my thongs out of this...I'll admit I wear thongs...in Australia we alllll wear thongs...don't we Jonesy..and I don't know if I'd call them sexy,!!!

------ Follow up post added November 23rd, 2014 10:21 AM ------

I ate a marlboro cigarette on a dare one time...felt violently Ill any time I smelled a cig after that for many years.. That shit came back up and burnt my Insides for days and days afterwards...
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Tried smoking a cig when I was 17 or 18 only because most of my friends and girlfriends smoked.
It was terrible, so I never did it again.
Must be an acquired taste.

I had a friend who absolutely loved smoking.
He had a cancerous lung removed and kept smoking.
Then he was using oxygen and would chase a shot of smoke with a shot of oxygen.
He told me he was so addicted that he would rather smoke and die than quit and live without smoking.
I went to his funeral about 3 months later.
He was younger than me and would most likely be alive today if he had never smoked cigarettes.

Abe:
Is your wife also going to quit?
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I have been talking about getting a e cig for a while. I finally remembered yesterday that I wanted to get one instead of a pack. When I saw my wife I told her what I did and she said she would try that method also. It's closed today but we will get her one ASAP. I am ready and so is she.
Thanks all. You folks are great.
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