I quit after smoking no less than 2 packs a day for over 40 years. I am a truck driver and all I have to do is light one up as a new situation arises. For everyone that chooses the excuse "I don't want to gain weight that is why I don't want to quit" I have one word for you that worked for me cold turkey. "DIET" yes that is correct, I will tell you how I did it. Being a truck driver I have to take a medical exam every year for the DOT and during the last one they saw my sugar was to high, I went to the doctor and he told me to go on a low carb diet of about 100 carbs a day. Amazing on how much you can eat and loose weight. Now about the smoking relation to this is the hunger pains I got from the change of my diet I blamed on the smoking withdraw or vice versa not knowing which was causing my discomfort, after the first few weeks I gave the issues no thought because I was loosing so much weight, I lost close to 20 pounds in the first month! I am still loosing weight, when I do get a urge to smoke I tell myself "self .... you don't smoke anymore" and I move on. Ya know, I feel great now my motivation to quit also helps, my wife smokes, not much but she has COPD and as long as I smoked she would never quit, so someone had to stop first, now I prey she gets the message I am sending and quit her self, I don't think I have to bug her about it, I want her to do it on her own. She has my support. I hope this helps, all I can say is you can do it and it doesn't have to cost you anything and like me I gained a better life and saved money at the same time.View Thread
I guess a e-cigarette is for people who really like to smoke but don't want all the cigarette chemicals, except the nicotine , in my case. But my warning is: you might be allergic to the propylene glycol In The "vape juice" . I found out because after I got the E-cigarette, three weeks after smoking it, I had abdominal pain so bad I went to the emergency room because it wouldn't go away. That same day I got this red blotchy hive rash on my neck. I didn't know there was propylene glycol, I thought they just put glycerin and nicotine in it. If you do end up with a reaction and still want to smoke, get the vegetable glycerine kind. I had to look up e-cigarette allergy on YouTube. That's how I found out. But with the 100% vegetable glycerine I'm perfectly fine now. In a perfect world I would never have become addicted to nicotine or the ritual of smoking. But I am. And for me the E-cigarette is fine. I can work out and run and hike without coughing.View Thread
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