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I just started trying electronic cigs and they are kind of cool. They are not advertised as a way to stop smoking but that is what I am trying to do. I've tried blu and greensmoke. Anyone else going this route or have recommendations for brands? In some ways I prefer these things, the regular ones have a touch of sweetness that is nice and they are more convenient. I wonder if they are really a bit "healthier" or not.
08-30-2013, 12:21 PM
Will we see a return to "smoking" in kitchen?
08-30-2013, 12:35 PM
Might want to do a quick search -- there was a lengthy thread this past year about the e-cigs, including discussions on vendors, flavors, etc.
08-30-2013, 12:37 PM
My dad has been on them for a while. He has been smoking a reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaally long time, and these have been great for him. He doesn't hack up as many lungs as he used to.
On another note, I've been a smoker for 20something years and just finished up my 4 months of Chantix. The stuff really works. I've tried a bazillion times, and this stuff really works. I have zero willpower, and it still really works!
Did I mention that it works?
It does give you crazy vivid psycho dreams though.
The kind where you wake up exhausted because you did so much craziness in your sleep.
I used Chantix last time I quit and I was smoke free for three years; then I allowed stress to get the better of me. I kind of found those dreams interesting. My doctor, however, refuses to prescribe the stuff. Too many complaints and difficulty in getting off the drug - so she says. I was on vacation (Ocrocoke) in a non-smoking situation so I bought a bunch of e-cigs and was surprised at how well they work. Glad to hear you are quitting so don't be stupid like me and go back.
08-30-2013, 03:04 PM
Honestly, I look at e-cigs as the lesser of two evils. Nicotine itself is relatively harmless. It's the smoke/additives in regular cigs that do the damage. E-cigs are really just a nicotine delivery device, without the smoke, tar, additives etc... I can't say they are good to use, but I do think they are MUCH healthier alternative to smoking and have helped me avoid the cowboy killers.
I've been able to fully ween myself off of traditional cigs with e-cigs. It's been, around say, 6 months since my last smoke. And truth be told, I don't even puff the ecig until evening time with a libation.
And I'm afraid of Chantix. I've known two people to use it, and both ended up in the hospital with serious complications. But that's one of those YMMV situations.
08-30-2013, 05:16 PM
My wife and I have been vaping, (What people refer to when using Personal Vaporizers or Ecigs instead of being a smoker) for about 3 1/2 years. We tried the Chantix and it scared her. It works for some, but is harder for others from what I gather. There is a whole world surrounding E-cigs. Was not going to randomly mention it, but we have a small business involving them and a little invention I made for them lol.
Congrats on trying to quit and however you decide to do it, just keep with it.
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