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8/7/14 10:29 P

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A friend of mine bought one but she is Diabetic and it would make her Blood sugar spike. I have decided to go cold turkey since I am diabetic too. I am chewing on cinnamon sticks the real ones not sugar coated. It helps. Also getting up to walk when I have the desire.

I have not been around for a long time but glad ti be back
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emoticon ONE PERSON'S EXPERIENCE STRENGTH AND HOPE emoticon


If you must believe that the methadone source for heroin is a different story than the eCig for nicotine, do keep addicted and support the industry by buying any of the substitute products to keep on using.

But, if in you KNOW deep in your heart that there is no denying you are addicted, just looking for quick fix solutions for your habit, to avoid the long term growth and coping skills required to live free from any nicotine in any disguise, you can join others who learn how to live Nic Free.

Mail me if you want to save that addictive spending and find there are resources available for free for life.

I honor your path to come to your own understanding of how to live free and clean, no matter how many ways you try or how long it takes you to come to believe it is truly possible.

Quitting is not all that hard. I've quit a dozen time in my life. Living long term without picking up or substituting addictions is the life saver that works for thousands of us. I will be nicotine free for 15 years this autumn. Please, think hard about what's in your heart and not your head. The voices in your head are the addiction and not you saying "but I must use or I'll go crazy; or I tried and failed so I must believe in the false promises of market advertising." They are betting on the Nicodemon thoughts in your head to believe what they promise you.

Edited by: PASSIONATETIGER at: 8/7/2014 (17:57)
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7/21/14 7:33 P

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I quit smoking today! It's been almost 7 hours! Longest I've gone in ten years!
~ So excited~

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7/8/14 8:16 A

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Hi All,
I am new to this team.
I am super excited about the e-cig I purchased last night!!!
I am a two pack a day smoker.
I have not had a real cig since I purchased the e-cig!!!
A helpful tip from the salesman that educated me said that if
you do not get the right nicotine level, taste you like and e-cig you like, you will not find pleasure in using it and go back to cigs.
I am starting at 18% nicotine and planning to wean myself down in 6 weeks to ZERO!!!
So I think it is very helpful if you visit a vapor shop and try before you buy to get your e-cig personalized to your tastes so that you will use it.
Heres to no more smokers stink!!!!!!

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7/6/14 12:50 A

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CBH819. Sorry it took me so long to get back to you as I was not on here for awhile.

I got to 6 mg in 3 months I think. I am now stepping down to 4mg and been quit for 6 months as of today1

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6/9/14 2:49 P

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We have e-cig shops in Omaha, NE that sell the kits and juices. My favorite is Plumes. Only three of their flavors are from out of the country. So I have a Smok battery with cartomizer tanks. It's awesome.

I'm just starting to quit today using my e-cig. I have 6 different flavors of juice, and I'm on 11mg of nicotine.

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5/31/14 8:28 A

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We used it for a very short period of time when we first quit. I think I used mine 3 days I didn't like the taste but it did help get through the first week. 16 Months Tobacco free now and going strong.

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5/30/14 5:38 P

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Thanks Pam!

Americans spend less than 10% of their discretionary income on food - the least of any developed nation. How much is the quality of what you put in your and your family's bodies worth to you?


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5/29/14 12:57 P

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Woo Hoo!! Great job! Once you get down to 0 nicotine on the vapor cig for awhile, it is just a matter of the habit, not the addiction. You are doing awesome!

The tracker is for my most IMMEDIATE goal. My long term goal is too depressing.


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5/29/14 4:22 A

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After decades trying to quit with the patch, gum, cold turkey, I have been tobacco-free for nearly 11 months with an e-cig.
I make my own juice and am titrating down the nicotine level. Not rushing that, do not want to relapse, although I doubt I will as the smell of cigarettes is nauseating to me now.

I'm thrilled with my results. Here are my stats:

Time Smoke-Free: 317 days, 1 hour, 20 minutes and 49 seconds
Cigarettes NOT smoked: 4439
Lifetime Saved: 1 month, 3 days, 21 hours
Money Saved: $1,497.82

Americans spend less than 10% of their discretionary income on food - the least of any developed nation. How much is the quality of what you put in your and your family's bodies worth to you?


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5/28/14 2:14 P

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I quit 10 months ago using the E-Cig. I used a variable one that I could adjust the "throat hit" and the mg of nicotine and the flavor of the juice. I didnt use one that looked like a cig, felt like a cig, smelled like a cig or tasted like a cig. I started with 18mg nicotine and went down to 0 mg nicotine. Then I knew I could quit the ecig also. It worked for me. I have quit the ecig also and have been completely smoke free since January 1! The Ecig works! I was a 35 year 1+ pack a day smoker.



The tracker is for my most IMMEDIATE goal. My long term goal is too depressing.


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5/21/14 7:47 P

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I am using 12mg of e-liquid and I don't buy the convenient store ones. I buy everything through zeecigs.com. I bought the Zee Model starter kit which has the clearomizer system on it. They have awesome flavors and are all made in the USA. Some claim they are but aren't and that worried me. I don't allot of research before I even bought an e-cig. I do have a tendency to smoke allot when I am stressed out which is quite often. I started off with what is called "favorite Flavor" e-juice next I am going to try different flavors. This place mixes their own flavors too so more for me to chose from. They also tell you how to mix your own mg of nicotine. I just hope I can stop smoking because I have 2 heart conditions. ): How long did it take you to get from 18mg to 6mg? Thanks for messaging me back. emoticon

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5/21/14 7:06 P

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It all depends on what MG of ejuice you are using? Are you using a store type of ecig or a refillable one? I puff on mine all the time. I dont smoke at all now but i did in the beginning. I smoked about 4-6 smokes a day for the first few days then was down to 2 smokes after about a week i just quit smoking. I the same as you a 1 -2 pack a day smoker and started at 18 mg and am finally at 6 mg.

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5/21/14 1:38 P

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I started my e-cig today. I am wondering when people start using them how many cigs are they smoking a day? How many times a day are you supposed to use the e-cig? I seem to have to puff that e-cig a lot. I have smoked 4 cigs with also using the e-cig in the past 3 hours. I'm not sure what is a safe amount of puffs to use off of the e-cig along with still smoking. I really need some help and guidance here. I usually smoke 1-2 packs a day.

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5/18/14 1:31 P

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I've been on the ecigarette for a month now and I am down to two cigarettes a day and working towards getting free of them. I love my new eciggatette!

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4/16/14 4:51 P

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After 12 years of being a heavy smoker at almost two packs a day, I successfully stopped smoking two weeks ago thanks to E-Cigs. Now it took trying a few companies and different liquids to finally find what I liked but... I QUIT!

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3/30/14 3:36 A

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Actually GYPSYGOTH, I believe you must be thinking of ethylene glycol, which is used as antifreeze. Propylene glycol, the main ingredient in many e juices is a harmless chemical compound found in many foods as a preservative. It is nearly impossible to ingest it in large enough quantities for it to be harmful and it is broken down in your body into normal acids. As for glycerine, it is even more harmless than the propylene glycol. The only thing in e juices that could be potentially harmful is the nicotine, but nicotine alone is just a stimulant, similar to caffeine. Nicotine can raise your blood pressure and heart rate, but is not a carcinogen and is not overly dangerous.

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3/25/14 9:31 P

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I received a free v2 e cigarette last week was going to start them on Friday but of course didn't. Ended up in hospital Saturday afternoon with COPD oxygen level dropped lung exacerbation came home yesterday. Have not smoked since Saturday I am using the V2 and doing okay for the 3rd day without smoking although today was the worse for cravings.

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2/3/14 2:58 P

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Iv'e been smoke free for 1 month! I do use an e cig but i know that once my 12 ml nic bottle of Butter Toffee is gone i will be lowering my Nic to 6ml.

The thing that i have noticed is my appetite has increased. I think this is because my body is not getting near as much nicotine that it did from cigarettes. Also food taste really good even morso now that my taste buds are working better.

I am not stressed craving a smoke as i did when i was quitting cold turkey, therefore i can focus on my healthy eating habits better than when i quit cold turkey because at that time i needed to eat all the time or i would crave a smoke and that crave seemed like an all day everyday crave for the 7 1/2 months that i did quit. I also gained 30 pounds in that time.

I love my ecig for three reasons. One i don't crave a smoke and two i am able to control my eating habits better as when i quit cold turkey. Third reason my health has improved a lot!

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my friend who smoked about 30 a day has reduced that to 5-6 a day with the help of a vapour cigarette,he started with a 16mg normal ecig and now 2 weeks later is on a 6mg vapour..so for him i would yes its definately helping,he said he just couldnt stop..but he's proving himself wrong :)
I have one and also a normal e-cig ,as well as patches,and inhaltor all lined up ready..however I know if I chew normal chewing gum it abates my cravings,so it maybe i dont use the ecig and just use patches or inhalator and normal gum..:)

'just because I slip up, it doesn’t mean that I’ve failed. I’ve only failed if I give up, and I refuse to do that. So, I take it one day at a time and realize that one day isn’t going to make or break me, and I just keep going and doing what I know I need to do. www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po
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1/28/14 1:21 A

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I have been using the V2 e-cigs off and on - they do satisfy the craving and my hope is to gradually drop down the nicotine dose and reach the 0 nicotine level. I like this much better than the patches and gum because it allows my to keep my hand to mouth habit emoticon



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1/28/14 1:18 A

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That is my issue - the e-cigs are satisfying, but when there are 'real' cigs in the house it makes it diffiucult especially during stressful times.



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1/15/14 11:59 P

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I am using an e cig to help me quit. My goal is to stop using that in a few months. i hate the taste of it so i dont use it few often. I Almost broke down at work today my e cig got my through that 5 minutes. Hopefully soon i will be nicotine free.

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1/13/14 8:12 P

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My wife bought me an e-cigarette about six weeks ago and I have not smoked a cigarette since she bought it for me. I quite cigarettes cold turkey and have no desire to smoke one. I love my e-cigarette. Be well my friends.

I have lost 6 pounds. Though I am not trying as hard as I feel I should I am very happy about the weight loss. Good luck to all of you.


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1/5/14 8:23 A

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My Fiancé and I used E-cigs, Me for a few days (I hated the taste) him for about 2 weeks. We rae 2 Days away from 1 Year Tobacco free.

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1/2/14 3:00 P

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I have two friends that quit with a electronic cigarette and they just smoke nicotine free vapors that replace the unhealthy nicotine. I myself quit for health reasons cold turkey but I always enjoyed smoking. Now that i look back one year later it was a nasty habit I am glad I did away with. Congrats on stopping!

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12/17/13 2:16 P

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emoticon Here is a view from the other side of using nicotine. emoticon

Using eCigarettes full time just like regular cigarettes? Then you're still a nicotine addict paying for your regular drug supply.

The amount of nicotine in the eCigs is very high. Your coping style has not developed beyond grabbing for something external to take in.

The manufacturers still have you hooked and dependent on a product they profit from. While your pocketbook still thins out from the wasteful overhead.

Some people think it is the solution. That is why the advertising for eCigs is so effective. It appeals to your desire for quick fixes rather than freedom from your drug of choice.

In order to live without nicotine, what works for me is nicotine-anonymous.org and the 12 steps. After all, it IS an addiction. On my own, I always ruined my quits by picking up again. AND also significant, I've saved $45,000 because I stopped using nicotine from any delivery system (back on 11/11/99. That's 14 years from those older, lower prices.) I'm just saying...
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Lungs are not the only part of your body taking in the poison! It flows throughout your body into cells everywhere. Whatever organ or joint or tissue that is weakest in your system is where it will find its place.
emoticon See this all the way through. Investigate long term support and lifestyle changes beyond what any alternative delivery form it's being peddled to you as. Pushers make the drug of choice enticing. You may be buying into the psychological trap that keeps you addicted no matter what else you could choose.

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12/16/13 9:48 P

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My wife bought an E-Cigarette for me yesterday. I used it for the first time this morning with my morning coffee. I love it. No tar. No withdrawal systems. My goal is to never smoke another cigarette. Wish me luck friends. I still have to pass the drink a beer with the E-Cigarette test which I will do tonight. Be well my friends. Marry Christmas.

I have lost 6 pounds. Though I am not trying as hard as I feel I should I am very happy about the weight loss. Good luck to all of you.


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This time I Will Succeed !


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11/26/13 1:27 A

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So I thought I'd drop by and give encouragement to those who are trying to quit the nasty habit using an ecig! I've been using one for two years in February!

In 2011, I visited my doctor, and found out that 30 years of smoking 1.5 to 2 packs of cigarettes a day was finally catching up with me. I had high blood pressure, horrible heart rate, and diminished lung capacity, not too mention, with cigarettes at over $8 a pack, my wallet was getting very light. (we won't mention my stinky clothes and bad skin)

I bought my first ecig, a V2 kit (similar to the Blu). I used that to successfully quit in one day. As soon as it arrived in the mail, I was done smoking. I had to mentally convince myself that my analog smoking days were OVER. I used that V2 set up for about 4 months at which point I decided that I hate charging the batteries every few hours and definitely didn't love the fiber cartomizers and made the leap to the larger, more powerful, EgoT and have been on that set up since then!

Fast forward one year and back to the doctor I went for a check up. Guess what? I have a perfect heart rate, perfect blood pressure and my lung capacity is in normal range!! I can also now run and exercise without feeling like my lungs are going to collapse!

In the two years since I made the switch, I have not had one cigarette, although I did take a puff off a friend's and at that moment, I realized I'd never be a smoker again. Talk about nasty tasting! haha.

I did have one minor issue after quitting, but no one is attributing it to the ecigs--exactly. haha. I woke up on Oct 31st, 2012 and had a horrible feeling in my abdomen. So off to the docs I went. Long story short, they found I had two ENORMOUS fibroid tumors. I never had any problems of that nature before, although in my early 20s, I'd had doctors tell me I had some small fibroids not worth paying much attention to. (I'm in my late 40s now) ... I was pretty shocked, the tumors were so huge (16lbs worth!!) and grew so fast that there was some concern it was the dreaded C-word, so off to an oncology surgeon I went. Thankfully, it turned out to be totally benign, but the oncology surgeon told me that quitting smoking in general might have contributed to the rapid growth! He said it was antidotal, but that he frequently sees rapid fibroid growth in women who are heavy smokers and quit in their 40s... it's like all that increased circulation and clean living just feeds the tumors! LOL. So, the following February, I had a total hysterectomy, which brings me to Spark, because dropping weight after complex girly surgery is rough! LOL. But I'll never stop the ecigs.

If you can dedicate yourself to the ecig, it's very very effective. It's not always an easy switch to make... I've seen many friends fail at it for one reason or another. I'm always happy to help with supporting people who want to try it. Feel free to ask questions! I've made myself to be kind of an expert for my own health, but happy to share that knowledge with others too!

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11/24/13 12:41 P

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After reading all the posts here I think I may need to check into the E-cigerette a little more. Have been trying to quit smoking for sometime now without much luck. Since we will be going totally smoke free (e-cigerette included), no smoking on any company owned property, not even in your own car in the parking lot January 1st 2014 I need something to help get past that first 3 weeks!

It doesn't matter how slowly you go, as long as you don't stop!
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11/21/13 1:41 P

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I go back and forth. I believe if my husband did not have cigarettes in the house, I would be perfectly happy and fine with my V2. I'd say I'm 75%/25% vaping vs smoking. Which I am okay with for now. I get the ecigs that I can gradually go down nicotine levels till I am at a zero. That is my goal.

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I have started electronic cigarettes and with them I was able to get rid of the bad habit of smoking regular cigarettes. I started using e cigarettes when a co-worker in the office told me about these cigarettes. I was not aware which He recommended me to use electronic cigarettes. I purchased e cigarette from Ecigarettesworld and I started vaping. There is no more problem of cough and high blood pressure now. I am using different flavours of electronic cigarette. One of the best thing is that e cigarettes are battery operated and I can use them at many public places too as they are not banned at some places. Those who want to quit the habit of smoking they should at least try e cigarettes. There are various flavours that one can choose such as vanilla, mint, menthol, apple etc. For further reference you can visit ecigarettesworld.ie/7-eliquids-for-e
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Hey guys! My name is Amy and I am a student journalist at Stony Brook University. I am currently working on a story about electronic cigarettes can be used as a potential quitting tool and I would love to hear your stories. As a former smoker myself, I know how hard it is to nip the habit in the bud. If you are interested in sharing your story with me and live in the New York City/Long Island/Westchester area, please let me know. This is for a project. You can contact me directly at art.onorato@gmail.com. Thank you.

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I hope you find success with the e-cigs. They've kept me smoke-free for 6 months this coming Wednesday.

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Today: Vaping RY4 from Mr. E Liquid mixed with a touch of Peach Tobacco from Mt Baker Vapor. Alternating with Peanut Butter from Mt. Baker Vapor. I was a menthol smoker, and began e-cigs with menthol, but have taken a liking to other flavors. Cinnamon Roll from Mt Baker Vapor is good, as are Grey Matter, Jamocha Haze and Dime Piece from Mr. E Liquid. Loving that my car and clothes smell clean (not like smoke) and that I don't hack my way through the morning any more. Goodbye nasty cough. And in the long run, vaping is way cheaper than smoking. Would be healthier not to do either, and that is ultimately the goal, but vaping's got to be the better option healthwise to smoking.

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I just started using a brand called iClear 16. It's great. I have been a 1 pack to 2 pack a day smoker and have quit the "real" cigarettes. I am using the 24mg just to get me started. I am a menthol smoker so I bought the menthol flavor and it is great for me. If you do a google search on iClear 16 you should find what I am talking about. I am ready, with my next purchase of cutting back on the nicotine.

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I love your plan. I especially like that even though you have quit smoking, you are also changing the behavior.i.e... going outside to smoke. Good job and a great plan!!!

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4 days no smoking! I am getting some help from the e-cig. Even though I am getting some nicotine, I am not getting all of the other carcinogens in a regular cig. Feeling determined to stop. I plan to tapper off the e-cig. soon.. Needing some advice for others who are new to quitting please...

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I have smoked for 35 years and have never been successful at quitting. My mother died last July of lung cancer and I vowed to stop smoking. I have been using the e-cig for 3 days now and with the exception of the first day, I am cigarette free. The first day I smoked 3 cigarettes. My husband told me not to toot my own horn but after 35 years, I think I can toot my own horn. I hope to eve4ntually get off the e-cig too but right now I am happy to not be putting ALL of the chemicals from a cigarette in my body, I do have the type with nicotine in them but thats a far cry from everything else in a cigarette.... Now to stay on a healthy diet!! :)

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In 6 days it will be 5 months since I switched to vaping. Had a few temptations to stop at the Mini-Mart early on, to make sure I wasn't missing out on anything, but somehow I resisted. No temptation for months now, although I've done some experimenting with different e-cig devices and juices. I'm pretty well stocked up on everything so should see real money savings now. I think it's a shame FDA won't allow this to be marketed as "smoking cessation". I really believe it is the answer for me. Still addicted to nicotine. At 6 months will begin to reduce the nic level in my juices. My doc told me if I could make six months of quitting I had a pretty good chance of staying quit. One month to go. Good luck to all!

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Trying my new electronic cigarette today, threw away the rest of my tobacco pack last night. So far I really think this is going to be a positive switch! I like that I don't have to go walk off the property of my non smoking apartment complex. I can reclaim a lot of time this way.

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It's so nice to see so many positive comments regarding the ecig. I just invested in one to help support quitting. I've had one variety in the past and liked it but found it didn't meet consistent performance standards enough to be a reliable replacement. This was in the days before the 'cartomizer'.

I've invested in a more reliable model that I tried at a friends house and I look forward to my quit date. It will be nice not to have to stand outdoors when the cold weather hits and as I recall, I felt good enough to exercise and had more energy.

I've also quit for extended periods using the gum. Ultimately, I'd like to gradually kick the habit.

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Today is day 9 for me! I smoked for over 30 years. I smoked a pack a day. I tried to quit several times, to no avail. I have to say the ecig has been the "easiest" quit I have ever done. Easiest is a relative term.

Here is the plan I am working:
1. Set a quit date
2. Stop smoking in the car (that was where I did the majority of my smoking as I spend over 3 hours a day in the car)
3. Cut down using the LiveStrong MyQuitCoach App. (I went from 20 to 0 in one week, the app sets the daily goal for you). I am trying not to use the ecig unless I am in dire need, about 5 times per day currently)
4. I am now on the ecig alone for 9 days. I started by using tobacco flavored fluid. I have switched to cinnamon bun and mango fluids (juices).
5. I am getting ready to reduce the amount of nicotine in the juice.
6. I will continue to taper down the nicotine level till I am at zero.
7. By then, I am hoping that I will also be down to only using the ecig very little.

I know some people use the ecig indoors, I still go outside to do it. I dont want to make it too convenient for myself.

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I smoked for 30 years. I started using an e-cig in June, and smoked my last cigarette June 25, 2013. I gradually reduced my nicotine level after that, and for one week now, I have been at ** ZERO ** nicotine.
I used the e-cigarette that consists of a battery and clearomizer (cartomizer) tank that you refill as desired. I was a very light smoker when I quit - about a pack in 3 days, but needed an additional kick in the rear. The e-cig (vaping) was my key to success.
I still had to take the mental leap by not lighting the first cig on June 26, but once I did that, I was home free!
Although technically I am now an ex-smoker and nicotine free, my goal is to be breathing only air, so I still have to put down the vape, but I don't have a chemical addiction to deal with anymore. I plan to be finished with it all by next Monday, August 5, 2013.
I'm glad to hear this has worked for others also. When I see someone smoking, I go tell them about the e-cigs!



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Hi, my husband and I were long time smokers and both quit about a month ago using an e-cig. They work great! We are slowly reducing the nicotine in the "juice" and hope to be nicotine free soon! I highly recommend e cigs. Just get the battery, charger, clearomizer, and some juice and you are ready to quit smoking! Good luck!

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I just celebrated by one year anniversary of quitting smoking/nicotine on May 1st. Good luck to everyone. Try everything until you find the one that works for you

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Just yesterday I went to lunch with a friend and her family. The boyfriend of my friend's sister was "smoking" an electronic cigarette when we left the restaurant. I asked him about it and he said that it really works for him. The only problem he has is that people are still paranoid that the vapour that comes from the e-cigarette may be harmful because of the nicotine. He explains to them that it's just harmless water vapour, not smoke. So there's still a lot of misunderstanding about it, however, it is helping him stay away from tobacco cigarettes. I no longer smoke (716th day) but I will always have to be cautious about giving into temptation for "just one". It's nice to see that there are some good tools out there now to help folks kick the habit.

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Trying it for the second time tonight. Lets see how it goes!

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With Electronic Cigarettes it becomes easy to quit the habit of smoking. Those who are tobacco smokers should switch to electronic cigarettes which are a healthier alternative and they do not produce smoke. Moreover they are available in different flavors and you can start reducing the amount of nicotine content slowly if you want to quit smoking. To know more about electronic cigarette refill cartridges you can visit
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LYNSEY723 I know how confusing it is. I have spent days online researching. Finally i decided on a kit and just ordered a juice that i think i will like. So here go nothing. I just finished ordering the kit and waiting now for it to arrive. But i did hear that black cherry juice is really good but i decided to go with a more natural Canadian juice for now.

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I am using the e cig vaping thing and it is going well so far.

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I think it can help, yes! I quit 7 days, 16 hours ago and used a patch the first 3 days. by the 3rd day I was really missing the motion of smoking and holding a cigarette. I bought an e-cig and tore off the patch for that day. I've used the e-cig a few times throughout the day, but way less than I was smoking, and it really seems to help. I haven't used another patch since then. Mine is the Infinity brand full flavor. I will take a few puffs on my drive to work, a few on the way home, and maybe use it once or twice in the evening. Although it's not nicotine-free, I feel like this is a great tool. I actually forgot to bring the e-cig with me in the car today, and didn't even realize it until I pulled in at work! I really liked not trying to roll down the car window just a tiny bit to try and smoke without getting soaked from the rain storm yesterday. I can puff on the e-cig in my car with the windows closed.

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Hi all! My husband and I decided that we will attempt quitting smoking with the e-cig. BUT, I'm starting to research and having a heck of a time!!! What brands does everyone like? I've read that Ever Smoke and South Beach Smoke are good... But it's so hard to know!

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First, I think it's important for people to mention how much/how long they smoked in order to gage how much what they are saying here applies to you. And still, we all have our ways of dealing with it. But some of the differences between a person that smoked for a year vs. a person that smoked for thirty years might be common across the board. A person that has only smoked a few cigarettes a day for a year would likely be better off going cold turkey.

Second, after 40 years of 3/4ths of a pack a day, my dad quit using e-cigarettes 8 months ago and has not looked back. But I think he smokes the e-cigs too much, which can be a problem for some people.

I have smoked a pack a day for the majority of a decade. I have been addicted to about six different brands of cigarettes at different times, and have never been too picky about it. I have quit completely maybe 4 times, usually for anywhere from a week to a few months. Of e-cigs, the patch, the gum, and anti-depressants and anti-anxieties, e-cigarettes have been the best mode for preparing to quit, and of the four brands I've tried Hoosier e-cigs have been the best for me. It is difficult to not rely too much on them and remember that smoking an e-cigarette is not like taking a vitamin. Especially if you use high nicotine content liquid and/or liquid that contains things like glycol. (Which I am doing right now).

I am three weeks into quitting real cigarettes and using the e-cigarette, again. I have used it to cut down and quit before, and sadly started again. I am still in a volatile stage of quitting, and I need to always have it with me to avoid bad cravings. With it, the cravings are milder and less frequent.

I think it is important to remember that a dosage is only a small portion of a bottle. I think that a mililiter is a serving? So that if you have a 30 ML bottle of 24 mg liquid, 1/30th of the bottle will give you a whole 24 mg (which is approaching the amount of nicotine in an entire pack)...correct me if I'm wrong. But I also think to avoid smoking, it is important to keep on e-cig on the charger at all times, and a good stock of the liquid, until you're ready to go without.

I can't say that I feel alot healthier on the e-cig, but I can say that I feel closer to quitting, and the guilt-cycle is reduced, and I smell better. I think the best bet is keeping a high-nicotine level liquid around that you know you enjoy, and then experimenting with lower levels. That way, if you break down, you're still not having a real cigarette, and you're also on the road to getting down to 0 nicotine, or quitting, whichever comes first.

The nicotine itself seems to give the liquid an actually more satisfying flavor (aside from a nicotine fix). I bought a few 0 mg vapors from Highbrow and another one (vaporheads or gourmet vapor)...and they were not very satisfying flavor-wise. Maybe I need to keep shopping around, but it can be a bit expensive when you also start to having to replace the e-cigs themselves. Luckily, if you keep the liquid out of the places it shouldn't be, and don't try to smoke it when the battery is dying, it can last for at least a couple of months. And the vaporizor parts are not too expensive.

In my estimation, at the rate I smoke, e-cigarettes are cheaper than buying packs, but about the same price as rolling your own (which I did with filters and a little device). But it is not as nasty. :)

Regarding weight, the necessity of gaining the smoker's (x amount of) pounds is a fallacy. Yet it is a likelihood. There may be more times you don't want to get out of bed or face certain situations, and feeling full is alot like the relief a smoke can give you in some ways (though that is a different kind of hunger that is not a natural deficit and was created by addiction). So people may tend to overeat, especially if they don't feel like they have time and energy to manage quitting and a diet at the same time.

I have been an overweight smoker and an overweight non-smoker, as well as a healthy weight as a smoker and non-smoker. If you try really hard to maintain your weight while quitting, then your more clear lungs give you extra motivation in the end to do more exercise.

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E-cigs didn't work for me because it was the habit of ...the after dinner smoke, the hand to mouth connection, the crutch when situations got tough. So if I didn't change those associations nothing changed. I have been smoke and nicotine free since May 1st. I did Chantix for one month and that was it. Done. The script was for 3 months and they recommend that you use it for the full 3 months and some even for 6, but after a month I didn't need it which worked out great cause it is expensive if insurance doesn't pay.

Good luck to everyone! Remember everyone is different, try everything until you find what works for you.

I did gain weight, but I am better off. Not smoking is so liberating. I know how to lose weight, it was learning how to live without a smoke that was difficult.


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firemermaid, there is some concern about propylene glycol (antifreeze) in most of the e-liquids. you can get pure vegetable glycerine ones, though. which has been used in food and cosmetics for as long as... well, a long time... and is about as innocuous as you can get!

about 10% of people are allergic to the propylene glycol. but it's found in things like seltzer already, and most people have no issue.

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tried it short term (twice), feel like the e-blue gave me a head cold. ?? back to the patch for me.

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I'm glad this worked for so many ppl, but it didn't work for me. It was nice for a second but I always ended up going back to the real thing. Obviously inhaling this is better than cig smoke, but is the glycerine or whatever is in it safe? The nicotine gum worked much better for me, because I needed to get away from the habit of smoking altogether.




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I never gave the e-cig a try. I quit cold turkey. But I have had patients in the past that would smoke their e-cig in the hospital, and let me tell you, it was so much better for me, as a non-smoker, to be next to them. Did you know that a person who receives second hand smoke is 2/3 more likely to get oral cancer than a person who smokes? Crazy, and you may not believe it, but I swear it is true! I am often times tempted to get an e-cig, but no nicotine, just to have something to puff. I miss the menthol type feeling I used to get, that was the only reason I ever smoked, lol. I hated the taste and smell otherwise, just liked the cold feeling and the act I guess...helped relieved stress somehow. Good luck to all!

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Liking it so far haven't had a real cig in 24 hours....feel fine

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I am excited to see this conversation rolling as I just bought one last night so far so good. Makes me feel like I am breathing in a sauna a little bit an makes me cough but well so did the cigarettes, I'm looking forward to trying this to quit and read others experiences. I am at work in a school so very self conscious of how I smell and this morning I only smell like perfume and no cigarette craving.

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hi mel,
i would go with 6 mg/ml if you only smoked 5 cigs a day. that's the low or lowest for most brands.

the flavors are nice but the nicotine is still pretty peppery and not so tasty. i'm excited to move down to 0 nicotine but will mix my own for now. for flavors i go to highbrow and have chai tea, belgian waffle and chocolate cake. helpful on the weight side because it kind of has the feeling of a dessert without the calories ;)

i just switched to 'volt' from 'victory' and am getting my e-liquid from highbrow, where you can get veggie glycerin instead of the antifreeze most are made of.

33 days as a non-smoker and ingesting far fewer carcinogens; i'd say they do help :)


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Hi all.

I am about to order my first ever e-cigarette!! I'm excited to kick the habit for good this time and reading about others success in this topic really is motivating so I'm looking forward to becoming a part of the team!

Now, back to my reason for posting this. I have a couple of questions for I go ahead and make my order. I'm going to be using this site www.easyvape.co.uk/ . Question 1) What strength 'e-liquid' should a 5 a day smoker go for? I know that eventually I want to go down to NO NICOTINE but where do I start?? Question 2) From the list on that site, what flavour would you suggest. The sweet lover in me is instantly drawn to the likes of bubblegum and cherry but realisticaly are they nice? Maybe I should be sensible and go menthol? lol

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I've bought an e-cig, but also have my regular cigs, I just need to pick a day when I say no more real cigs... just haven't been brave enough to do it yet.

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ack, i've had a couple of 'slips' as they say where my stupid junkie brain convinced me a 'real' cigarette was really all i needed. i haven't smoked a whole one and it 'sort of' reinforces my resolve, but only for a day or so, then the stupid junkie brain comes back. ugh.

in general though it is helping A LOT. i am stronger than ever and have something to fall back on that is a good compromise. for now.

i will step down the nicotine next batch and then cut it out altogether after a while.

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I switched to the vaporizer two weeks ago, and had no plans to quit that for a while. Then I joined a quit smoking forum online (because I was still fighting really hard not to buy real cigs), and they convinced me that I needed to cut out nicotine altogether. So, today is day 3 without any nicotine whatsoever!

I may buy some nicotine-free juice to fill my vaporizer with, just in case the cravings get really rough. But for now, it feels nice not to be inhaling anything but air into my lungs :)

ALL THAT BEING SAID, I do believe that e-cigs are so much better than the real deal, and quitting the e-cig has been much easier than switching from real cigs to the e-cig.

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hi!
quitting using the e-cig this time and hoping it helps with the 'act' cravings which the nicotine replacement doesn't do anything for.
i got a 'victory' e-cig in 'regular' which doesn't really taste much like tobacco but not much like anything else either.


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I haven't had a cigarette since February 17th because of various types of ecigs. Right now, I'm making my own nicotine solution (which is far, FAR less nicotine than I had while smoking, and I'm gradually working it down to zero), and I get the added bonus of being able to taste my favorite sweets, which cuts back on the desire I get for dessert significantly and helps me continue to lose weight. So yeah, I'd absolutely say that it works.

I would advise you get away from the "tobacco" flavors and cigarette-shaped ecigs as quickly as you can, though. It really helps reduce your cravings for an actual cigarette once you do that. :)

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7/31/12 5:43 P

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I am doing ok with the E-cigarette, I am just worried that I need to break the habit completely, but for now it is better than regular cigarettes.

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7/31/12 12:58 A

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April 30th (this year) was my last real cigarette - I have been using an electronic cigarette since - and I have to admit I love the feel and experience - I hope I don't get hooked on these

 
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7/28/12 3:24 P

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It's been over 3 weeks since I had my last "normal" cigarette. I bought an Ego-T starter kit and e-liquids of 24mg nicotine, since I had read in this forum that this strength would be the right one. After 2 weeks I ordered another packet with more e-liquids, but this time I bought only 2 bottles with 24mg of nicotine and 4 without any, and started to mix them myself. So for 2 or 3 days I put 3/4 of nicotine and 1/4 without. Then half-half. And now I just put 1/4 of nicotine and 3/4 without.
The starter kit started to taste bad and my mother bought me another e-cig. Actually it's only the upper part, which I can use with the batteries of the starter kit. This one looks completely different (I think it's called a clearatomizer or something similar) and it can hold lot of liquid inside. At first I made a mistake and filled it almost only with the nicotine liquid. And I'm glad to say that I could smoke it all, it felt so...I don't know, like too much nicotine, blah...So I had to throw away some liquid and fill it again with the nicotine-free one. This means that what 3 weeks ago felt like a good amount of nicotine, now feels like extremely too much. A good sign, I think. :)
I went to Youtube to look for instructions on how to fill this new e-cig, and ended up watching a lot of videos and learning a lot, it was like a long lecture on e-cigs. I then googled "variable e-cigs" and found another online retailer much more professional then the one I was buying from. It's called "totally wicked" and I was glad to see they were selling some of the stuff I had seen on some youtube video reviews. (I spent also a long time on their site, because they have so many things, with lots of videos, that you need some time to decide what you want). I have just ordered a new kit from them of "variable power", so that you can change the amount of power you use to produce the vapor. That way it seems that you can have it exactly as you like (they said on youtube that it's really good). I also ordered a kit for mixing yourself your liquid. It consists of 3 bottles, one of them is the concentrated flavor, another one is the nicotine and the third one is the biggest one with the basis liquid that has no flavor (actually in this kit you get 5 concentrated flavors). I don't think I will use all that super concentrated nicotine (54mg), because I'm planing already to start "vaping" liquid free of nicotine in a few days. But I'll keep it for my boyfriend, 'cause I think he'll start very soon with the e-cigs. The last months we have been apart and I only saw him before yesterday for the first time. At first he didn't even want to try the e-cig. But then I left for a while and when I came back he was using it. And yesterday when I saw him he told me, that when he arrived home, the normal cigarettes didn't taste anymore and he was thinking all the time of the e-cig. But I don't want to push him. When he really wants, I will help him choose a good e-cig (with my new "youtube-knowledge") and give him the stuff I don't use anymore (I hope it will be the nicotine!).
I'll come back and post again when I finally stop "vaping" nicotine.


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7/28/12 3:08 P

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I recently purchased an e-cig with 18mg juice. I like to puff a lot so I got a smaller dosage. Since I got my kit Ive smoked about 1 or 2 real ciggies a day, with some days not having any real cigs at all. This is working well for me, my husband has the kit too, we got ours at the same time. Having him on the same program has definately added to my success. Its so convenient, I dont have to go outside to smoke any more! ( we NEVER smoked in our home or car) it smells nice ( we both like the fruity tropical flavors)

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7/24/12 9:49 P

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Good luck, let me know how it goes!

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7/6/12 5:51 A

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Hi again! Today will be my second day completely without "real" cigarettes. Since the packet came on Wednesday I haven"t touched any. I am using now the 24 mg. liquids (following the recommendations in this forum). When I think about cigarettes, I just use the e-thing and the cravings go away, so I haven't had to use much willpower to stop with the normal ones. I think I will go on for a few days with the liquids with 24 mg. nicotine, and then go on with 18 mg., 12, 6 and zero. Is that a good idea? Or do you have any other recommendation?

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7/4/12 8:44 A

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Hi everyone!!! I'm soooo excited!! I read all your posts about e-cigarettes and after considering it for a while, and reading and re-reading your comments I ordered from internet a Starter-Kit. I just went to the post office and I am about to open it and start my "E-Cig-Experience" (I can't believe that this is maybe my first day of a new cigarette-free life. Maybe I'm expecting too much of all this, but I hope not). I'll keep you posted.
Oh yes, I forgot to say that: I am 31 years old and have been smocking daily since I was 14 (that's...omg!! 17 years!). And this last week I have managed to go down to 14 cig/day.
Wish me good luck! And thanx a lot for all your posts!

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6/22/12 10:46 A

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I have been considering trying ecigs for awhile now, thank all of you so much for supplying your feedback. I will be looking into purchasing soon.

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6/19/12 12:56 P

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So after reading these posts I went out and bought the Blu e-cig pack. I used it last night for the first time and I liked it! I still had a regular cig before I went to bed though and I'm having some cravings today so I think I will let myself have 4 regular cigs a day and cut that down one a week until I'm done. I think the e-cig helps, but it hasn't gotten rid of the cravings all together. I have to quit though- this is killing me literally. I'm trying to get pregnant now and the doc has told me that smoking is not only increasing my fertility, but will be even more difficult to stop if I do get pregnant. Since I'd like to enjoy my pregnancy instead of fighting the urge to smoke- I'm starting now. I will not have an all or nothing attitude about this.

Any advice from anyone who has had success with the e-cigs? Did you wean yourself off the real thing slowly? How did they work for you?

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I have been using my electronic cigarette since my last day of smoking almost 2 months ago. I coughed terrible for about a month after I stopped real cigs. I have now gone to 0% nicotine but boy it must be just the habit of puffing that I enjoy because there is no flavor at all. Maybe, now I can wean myself off of them as well. But like I said I like inhaling and then seeing the vapors - is that sick?

The electronic cigs did not stop me from smoking but, have kept me so far from smoking a real one. It is pretty bad that smokers are made out to be bad guys, it is just a habit - an unhealthy habit but just a habit. I work at a hospital (not a health related employee), so I see how employees and visitors have to walk pretty far away to leave the property in order to smoke. I had only smoked about a year under those circumstances - so I did not have to deal with that too long. Well, anyway ecigs are helping me right now - I brought some patches as well as gum but have not used either - I'll stick with the ecigs for now.


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6/18/12 1:14 A

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I'm new to SP and happy to see this team. I'm one week off analogs (love that terminology!) and doing pretty well. I'm using the patch most of the day and a 0 nicotine e juice; switching over to a very low (8mg, I think) at night when I take the patch off. Kind of a weird system, but it's working so far :)

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5/28/12 12:43 P

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I currently have Safecig. Everytime I inhale I cough. So I dont use it very much. What brand is the best ecig? I really need to get of the cigs.

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I haven't used my e-cig now in a month. I think I'm ready to declare myself completely nicotine free.

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5/24/12 8:39 A

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I have been smoke free since October 2011 thanks to my e cig and applying daily workout and proper nutrition. Wanting to keep my body in exercise shape is a great motivator to not wanting to smoke. If you are going to quit make sure you are staying busy. Boredom is one of the main reasons I smoked in the first place. Stay active, Stay healthy, Stay ALIVE!

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5/17/12 10:22 A

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Just bought the Finiti e-cigarette. Feeling good about not smoking starting today. I hope to remain focused since I am a hairstylist and the hairspray is bad enough. Grrr!!!

Life is too short...Make choices to be happy.


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Any way you can get smoke free is a good way!

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I have been cigarette free for 1 week now, and have only been using my ecig - I am hoping to become completely nicotine free soon but for now I am glad to be cigarette free - Woo Hoo for me

 
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Good For You! Your husband must be so proud of you. emoticon

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I'm new to SparkPeople, but saw this topic and couldn't help but share my experience. I was a moderate smoker (1/2 - 1 pack per day) for 19 years. I didn't intend to quit. My husband bought me an e-cigarette kit because HE wanted me to at least try it out. So I did, and I haven't looked back. I've been smoke free since 2/21/12. I rarely even pick up my e-cigarette now. When I do, it's in a high-trigger situation (like last night, driving in the middle of the night in the rain). I don't even really crave it anymore and I detest the smell of real smoke (and I'm so saddened that I made my family smell that awfulness on me for so long!). I highly recommend an e-cigarette to anyone willing to try it!

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Just wanted to thank everyone for their helpful posts. I just became a member of Sparkpeople last night and was reading blogs and came across this one. I did some research on the blu e-cig and then went and bought it this morning. So far I am not even miss my normal cigs. I guess I just really needed to read about people who were going through exactly what I was and how they have tried to solve their problem. Thanks again!!

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Great Job! I am looking forward to no more real cigs than no more ecig. I have cut down ALOT since getting the ecig. less than 6 per day which is a bit cut compared to before. When I received my ecig I put the real pack in my dresser drawer. I would rather not have the poison in my system. I have tried chantix, the patches and the gum. nothing worked before this but this ecig is working and I think it is the best thing to hit the market. My husband is happy too because he has been trying to get me to quit for years now.

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