Quitting smoking is hard. It is a very hard habit to break and I do no think I would of been able to do it without the help of an electronic cigarette.
I used an electronic cigarette, or e-cig for short, for about six months before I completely quit smoking for good. I liked the fact that I did not have to give up the hand to mouth motion at first, or the act of inhaling and exhaling. A major selling point for me was the fact that I could cut down on the amount of nicotine I was using at my own pace, and it helped me not feel guilty about still technically having an addiction to nicotine. Click here!
For anyone who is thinking about quitting smoking, but do not want to quit cold turkey, and have tried all the other quit smoking aides out there, than a electronic cigarette may be the thing for you. They come in many different flavours, and different levels of nicotine. I started out with a bottle of watermelon e-juice that contained 18mg of nicotine in it. Within six months I had worked down to zero nicotine in my e-juice, and was essentially “vaping” flavoured water.
When I decided that it was pointless for me to be using electronic cigarettes after i concurred my addiction to nicotine, i decided it was time for me to kick the habit of using my e-cig as well. I figured this was going to be hard, because although I wasn’t getting nicotine when I was vaping, I was still having that hand to mouth motion, and inhale exhale that i found kept me away from smoking traditional tobacco cigarettes. I decided that this is where my will power and determination would come in.
I threw out my electronic cigarette, and I bought a lot of candy, and juice boxes. I figured I would keep the replacement sweet like the taste of the e-juice. Whenever I felt a craving to vape, I either grabbed a juice box, or I stuck a piece of candy in my mouth. This way I had the hand to mouth motion, and the sweet sugary taste I would get when using my electronic cigarette. The only thing that was missing was the inhale/ exhale motion, but I found I did not miss that much at all.
The process of discontinuing the use of my e-cig was actually quite easy after my addiction to the nicotine was broken. That really was the harder part of the addiction. Once you have it in your head that you weren’t getting nicotine anyways, it is a lot easier to give up vaping all together. More details in site: https://www.forbes.com/sites/quora/2018/05/01/are-e-cigarettes-safer-than-smoking/#32bc5abd4be0
There is a lot of controversy over whether or not electronic cigarettes help people quit smoking, or if they just switch the smokers from one bad habit to another. Using the e-cig worked for me. I was able to quit at my own pace, and I felt better almost immediately after switching. They help to keep your motivation about quitting smoking, and if you are serious you will be successful. Once you are ready to give up the e-cig, it is really just about trying to find something that keeps your hands busy, as your nicotine addiction has already been broken, and its just breaking routines and not so much breaking habits. Make sure you do not feel beaten up if you have a relapse. Quitting smoking is hard, and celebrate day by day. Every day you are smoke free, is a day you are on your way to a happier you.