I've been a smoker for more than 2/3 of my life. I'm not even sure that I WANT to quit, I'm Certain that I Need to though. I have to say, this is one of the hardest things I have ever done. I've been trying for a year now, and although I've cut Way back.... I have not quit completely.
The funny (maybe not funny, maybe ironic) thing is, I quit alcohol, cocaine, mescaline, all on my own. I just woke up one day, after a decade of coke and said "no more" and I was done. That was 12 years ago.
At one point, I was spending almost $400 a week on drugs n alcohol. But, I just didn't care. Today, I care.
So, back to the point. I've been through enough school, and substances, that I know someone who drinks 10 beers a day suddenly stopping can kill them. Cigarettes are no different. Quitting cold turkey, for a two to three pack a day smoker can cause a stroke or heart attack.
When I decided to quit, last year, I was almost 3 packs of full flavor cigarettes a day. My doctor advised nicotine replacement, to keep me out of the hospital. Well, this isn't the first time I've tried to quit, and I can't use a patch.... Psoriasis really does not appreciate it. I will not chew the gum, it tastes worse than a cigarette. So,the New E-Cig fad was my option.
It seems to be working. I found the right one. I get the nicotine I crave. I have the hand to mouth habit covered, and, it actually makes cigarettes taste like poo! I'm down to less than a pack a day, and I put off buying a pack until I can't stand it anymore. I went from making sure I have an extra pack of cigarettes, to making sure I have a good E-Cig, so that I can be leas stressed over running out.
Just thought I'd share my experience with this new contraption.
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