Thanks so much for your kind words.... The support from all the members here has been most appreciated during a very difficult time in one's life(trying to quit analogs)... I'm still smoke free!! I'm feeling so much better!!! I guess the most frustrating thing is telling all the smokers I know about Vaping and they do nothing about it.... I have only run into one other person who vapes at work and did not have a pleasant experience over the conversation... Like talking to a pet rock....
Other than that,,, I too have started to get bothered by analog smell... I still sit with them, but find myself moving away without saying anything about how bad the smoke smells.... What can you say???? Hit my Ego and move on!!!!
What a great thread - congrats!
When I first started reading it, I felt your pain and struggles, but after reading a few pages, I noticed your signature - literally brought tears to my eyes HE DID IT!!!! SUCCESS!!! Awesome!
Way to go Steef! Be proud of yourself.
Some naysayers are so dull-minded. As an example, at a few of the quit-smoking boards on the internet, you'll actually be booted off for even mentioning e-cigs. Honestly. This just really fascinates me!! All the while, they will actually endorse the other (mostly worthless) NRT's -- gum, patch, etc...just don't mention e-cigs. Here is why: People who are miserable quitting simply can't bear the thought of someone actually quitting without being miserable.
That's it in a nutshell.
If THEY suffered through withdrawal and the agony of quitting, well, then by golly, so should YOU.
Of course, this makes absolutely no sense. Not to mention it's petty and mean-spirited.
In truth I can hardly abide most reformed smokers for their righteous attitude. Despite the fact I don't smoke cigarettes any more, I tend to actually like smokers more than nonsmokers. They're a lot less judgmental of others-- having been frowned on so long gives them a sort of humility sadly lacking in most people who've quit.
The nicotine you're getting from vaping is pretty much comparable to the effects of caffeine in coffee. Do you see anyone ranting at coffee-drinkers? Of course not. Keep that in mind and don't let anyone bother you. Keep up the great work!
TODAY is Three Months ANALOG Free!!!!!
Well a much needed milestone arrived today, Three Months, 90 Days analog free.... Oh Yes, I've had my moments,,,,, But otherwise I'm makin it!!!!
My biggest issue is when my Ego starts acting up..... I don't mean that in a bad way..... Atty needs to be cleaned out, Cart needs to be filled, Batty starts
flashing just as I refilled it.... Dammit!!!! Seems to go out at the most inopportune moment!!! Calmly,,,,, fix the problem to get back to vaping:-)))))
Did go for my yearly exam with the doctor this past month...... All good!!! Even gave the nurse the ECF website for her hubby who won't quit smoking.... This came up after she took my BP which was damn near perfect.... Had to smile when I told her I quit smoking the 1st of Jan...... She askes , How ya do it????
I'll let you guy's fill in the blanks.... Also have a couple of converts at work who have converted and a few more showing much interest in vaping..
I must not be to good of a salesmen, They both went to the mall to get theirs...... Where did I go wrong???? Gave them sooooo many options with some damn good prices and look what it gets me...... Ooooooo well, At least they switched,,,,, Right?????
I still drink lots of H2O,,,, Chew lots of gum,,,,Eat a boat load of cookies..... Got hooked on pumpkin seeds(SF seeds too salty)
Cloths don't smell, Truck doesn't smell..... I don't have that "ode of analog air" about me after coming back from break!!!!
And finally, Something weird,,,, I had two patches of dry skin on the inside palms of my hands I could not get rid of. I used every kind of OTC lotion I could find to clear this up... Nothing worked..... Nothing!!!! They would start to heal, then split open all over again.... I'm happy to report these have completely healed since I gave up analogs... I do not know why!!! Just happy its gone....
Steef!! Where are you? How's it going? I loved reading your quit journey.
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When I got my pv I was like you and never really made it to the switch, I used it inside and smoked everywhere else for about 8 months. Maybe it was habbit, or I was scared I couldn't actually use a pv to replace cigs. Finally I just went for it, I filled an ego mega dual coil and set up my rules for quitting.
1 no smoking within an hour of waking.
2 no smoking in the car
3 only three cigs at work
Three simple rules helped me go from a pack a day, to a pack a week, to none at all. Cutting back is better than nothing, I could have never just stopped smoking and started 100% vaping over night. But over two or three weeks it was easy. You have to find the trigger moments you always smoke at and break those habits before you can quit. Atleast I had to. ) cheer and good luck!
Keep at it. Upping the nic would help and then you can always drop it later.
LOL! The "rules" work for me, too. Any way you switch is the right way.
Originally Posted by Snowblind258
Many newbies find theirself in this situation, it's normal. By brother in law had to have 1 cigarette his first day vaping, then by the end of two weeks, he felt like he didn't need to buy tradtional cigs anymore. Some people need to transition. It gets better for most new vapers... no worries for anyone reading this post who may be in a similar situation. I didn't miss cigs at all, when I first started? But everyone is different and must find their niche/nicotine level, fave flavor etc.