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For the new vaper freaking out about still smoking or trying to quit:

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by , 10-02-2011 at 05:22 AM (768 Views)
For the new vaper freaking out about still smoking or trying to quit:

Don't freak out!!

The more you get into vaping and finding what works for you the more you will find yourself smoking less.

Don't set yourself up to fail! Don't make it all or nothing from the start.

Look at it as a change in how you do things, not another gimmick to quit like the pills and gum and patches you've gone through before.

Make the switch to vaping, once you are comfortable with that then you can start reducing the nicotine if that's what you want to do.

The best way I have found is to put the cigarettes out of sight. Keep them far away from you, in a cupboard, in another room, whatever. Just not right next to you, not where you have always kept them.

Keep you PV/ecig with you all the time, either in your hand, or where you always keep your cigarettes.

Every time you want to smoke, pick up that PV and start vaping. Try vaping for 5 minutes. See if it curbs your craving. Vape a little longer if you think that will do. If you still want that cigarette, go get it and don't feel guilty about it. Beating yourself up because you smoked a cigarette is not helpful. It's not going to do you any good.

You probably didn't start out smoking 1 or 2 packs a day so getting rid of that habit and addiction isn't going to go away from the 1st vape. These things take time!!

Change is hard. There is nothing wrong with seeking help, or being frustrated. If you need to vent about it, talk it out, get opinions, get reassurance, whatever. You are in the right place. There are many wonderful people on ECF. People that like to help. People that aren't going to judge you for having that cigarette. Talk to them! Ask questions when you don't understand something. We all came here for similar reasons.

And always remember that no matter what someone else recommends it might not be what is right for you. Only you can figure that out. By all means ask questions and weigh the opinions of others right along with your own research, but whatever you get needs to work for you, not for anyone else.
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