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Anyone want to? We've discussed this before. I have one of those clever electronic cigarettes, which does make a passable substitute, but I don't use much it because I haven't really wanted to quit. It's a security blanket. It's an old habit that I love. And I'm addicted to it. It will be hard to quit.

But it's a lot easier to do something with someone else in your corner, going through the same thing. So if anyone else has been fighting this and thinking about quitting, maybe we could come back here and get our pep talks. People who have successfully quit may share some pointers. Even non-smokers who have given up other bad habits (like soft drinks or junk food) may be able to give us some ideas.

Some will have it rougher than others. Those who are free to smoke whenever they want to, like me, will need to find a new habit. Tic-Tacs, gum, lolly-pops may help. I've known people who chewed a toothpick to satisfy the oral part of the habit. I'll use that e-cig to transition, which is just a nicotine inhaler, because I don't need to go into full-on nic withdrawal ***** mode since I'm starting school. There are only 16 people in my program and I don't need them all to hate me right out of the gate!

It may also be useful to create a list of good reasons to quit. We all know the basic good reasons: it costs too much money, it's killing us, it's stinky, it's a socially-ostracizing habit, it's a bad example for the kids, it raises your insurance rates, and so forth. But we've ignored those reasons in the past, right? Specific personal reasons may be the added motivation we need.

My personal reasons to quit:
--I have caught a lot of guff about the expense of going to school. What I spend in smokes each week will pay for all my gas and cold drinks. I can't go to school because the gas costs too much? Screw you. I just found the money.
--I'm planning to be a massage therapist. Who would use me when I smell like Marlboro? My future plans can't be derailed over a dumb habit that I can break.
--I promised someone I would quit. They have kept their promises to me and I can't let them down.

What are your reasons? Share them if they aren't too personal, and we'll light a candle and work up some mojo for you.

If the Saints can win the Super Bowl, then you (and you and you) and me can quit smoking. Ready?
 

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Hang in there, BobE. I don't know exactly when my husband's cravings went away. Honestly, I think they may just dwindle down.

You're doing great! Just think of each day, each hour smoke free as a victory.
 

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Hang in there, BobE. I don't know exactly when my husband's cravings went away. Honestly, I think they may just dwindle down.

You're doing great! Just think of each day, each hour smoke free as a victory.
Right on!

It's just a little roller coaster ride. Hang on, you're doing great!

To answer the question, I can't really remember anymore. A couple of months maybe?
I remember talking with my wife about it and we were missing the habit as much as the nicotine.
It made two years in May since a real cig and Jan 1st this year since the E-cig. I don't remember the last time I craved one.
 

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i went back to smoking for about a month and now i am off again

i went and picked up a e-cig kit from Vapors Inn in Metry...much better than the stuff i tried from Greensmoke...
 

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Well I caved in some. Still no real cigs yet but did stop by the vapor store yesterday and got some nocotine free juice for when im on the edge.

Also finally the wife has stopped smoking too,24 hours now, and only using the ecig.
 

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I started vaping Sat. I have been dipping for many years now. Even when I had my heart attack, and being in the hospital for 6 days I took a dip on the way home. Since Sat I have had a can last me now for 2 days. I usually go through a can and a half in 1 day.
 

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I started vaping Sat. I have been dipping for many years now. Even when I had my heart attack, and being in the hospital for 6 days I took a dip on the way home. Since Sat I have had a can last me now for 2 days. I usually go through a can and a half in 1 day.
keep it up brother. I would advise getting rid of the can and vaping only.
 

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after having a wonderful convo with the wife with us raising our voices I get why people start smoking again.
 

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full strength blu cherry is my choice. ive had the others....

mixed results.... mostly positive
 

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well today I didnt fall off the wagon. I jumped off that sum beach and did a barrel roll down the hill. :covri:
 

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went from smoking a pack a day to puffing on vapor for two weeks with zero cravings for a cigarette since day one.
 

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went from smoking a pack a day to puffing on vapor for two weeks with zero cravings for a cigarette since day one.
Well, it is time I joined this thread. Wife and I have been vaping for three weeks now. She has had a few cigarettes here and there. I have had zero and I can say that I have really not had the urge for one.


I was well over a pack a day for way too many years. The vaping is absolutely wonderful.

I tried the silly ecigs a couple of times bit they did not work. The vape pipe I have is working wonderfully. It is there when I want it but I really find myself not needing it much.

One day I may not need to vape but for right now, I feel much better already.
 

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Well, it is time I joined this thread. Wife and I have been vaping for three weeks now. She has had a few cigarettes here and there. I have had zero and I can say that I have really not had the urge for one.


I was well over a pack a day for way too many years. The vaping is absolutely wonderful.

I tried the silly ecigs a couple of times bit they did not work. The vape pipe I have is working wonderfully. It is there when I want it but I really find myself not needing it much.

One day I may not need to vape but for right now, I feel much better already.
Same here. I had tried those gas station brands a few times, but it never stuck. Then just went out and bought a really good vaporizer, kangertech emow, and haven't gone back. The flavors are great, my lungs feel better, and I don't stink anymore.
 

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