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KardiacKat

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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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The one I got my girl (the Innoken MVP) is a rectangular (a little smaller than a pack of smokes) box that has a battery life of about three days use. It also has the option of charging a cell phone (via a usb port) which is the main reason I got it for her. She's constantly forgetting to charge her phone.
 

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I just realized it says the name of what I got on the battery :covri:. Wound up getting a SMOK Pro BT50. So far so good.
 

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I quit smoking cigarettes on Father's Day.I used a vapor kit for about 3 months with little to no nicotine until I used it for about 2 weeks with no nicotine at all.I never wanted a cigarette or even a drag at anytime even being a smoker for 25 years.I worst part about quiting wasn't the nicotine,it was the habit and routine of having a cigarette.I didn't think I was going to make it during this football season!
 

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Today is 5 years since my last cigarette. I quit using Chantix and have not cheated once. Never had a need or want for the vaporizors or electronic cigarettes. I tried several times, but never really made any headway until I tried Chantix. Only side affect for me were some vivid dreams. And they were not nightmares. In fact, they were so funny, I woke my wife and myself up because I was laughing.

Been trying to get myself in better shape physically recently as I have always carried extra, but I am finding that to be harder for me than quitting cigarettes.

Good luck to all who continue try. Whatever it takes, make it stick.
 

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What's everyone's recommendation for a quality vaping setup?
there is so much out there that it shouldn't be hard to find a good one

one thing i have learned is that you should definately go ahead and spend the money on a good box and a decent size tank in the beginning....you are likely to end up there anyway, just like the dude at Vapors Inn told me...of course, i didn't listen at first

i just bought an IPV Mini II...it's light years better than any of the other setups i have tried
 

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I quit cold turkey at the end of May. I've been using an app called QuitNow that I found really helpful. Whenever I had a craving I could look at my stats:



That's as of today. I also got a fitbit and am back down to my high school weight for the first time in over a decade. :9:

edit: No vaping or any other nicotine during that time either. I found that continuing to fake-smoke actually made it harder for me to not real-smoke from time to time.
 

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Don't know if this has been put here, but for Louisiana residents that began before September 1, 1988:

If you are approved as a MEMBER of the SCOTT CLASS, SCT will arrange for you to receive, at no cost to you, any of the following cessation services: cessation medications, individual / group cessation counseling, telephone quit-line support, and/or Intensive cessation support services. By using these services, evidence suggests that you will increase the success rate of your attempts to stop smoking, and successfully quit - for good!
https://www.smokingcessationtrust.org/

This program will not last forever as I understand it.
 

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Don't know if this has been put here, but for Louisiana residents that began before September 1, 1988:



https://www.smokingcessationtrust.org/

This program will not last forever as I understand it.
i signed up for that...it's a great program

Chantix is pretty expensive...$150+ for the first month...it's covered 100%

granted, i was spending that much on cigarettes every month
 

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