Help keep me on the straight and narrow
Hey folks. I have some good news to report. Ever
since finding a fabulous juice, I now most days go without
any analogs! But.. There are times when I still want an analog :0(
Been doing good like this for about 11 days or so. I can
breath better than I have in 20 years! Sooo why do I still
even want one? I guess I'm the type where I can't even
have one. Oh another thing, why am I not coughing up
more junk? I am so thankful for everyone being here
and helping each other in this quest! Love n hugs, your
now healthier fellow vapor, sick
2 things that really helped me. I haven't had an analog since receiving my PV.
1) Rather than looking at it as quitting analogs, I simply switched brands.
2) Don't pressure yourself...Forbidden fruit is always tempting.
My coughing didn't start until giving up the analogs for 2wks. Some folks the time is shorter, some longer.
It usually does tak a little while before the heavy junk comes up from the lung. Remember even one cig will slow things in you lungs down. Do not take that wrong I still have 1-2 a day not judging just stating facts. Good work BTW
Thanks nc and rt. I think that I am the type (if there is one)
that can't even have one. Won't be long before I'm at the
2 week mark and just tonight I coughed up more junk 2or3
times. Have to remember to drink more water too.
Hello, I quit after 20 years the day I bought my first pv. I was still trying to wrap my head around vaping and working so hard not to go back. I obsessively read the benifits timeline over and over for days. It kept me going, staying in the fight if you will. I will paste it below, and when you are feeling the urge, maybe reading this will help you like it did me.
■In 20 minutes, your blood pressure and pulse rate decrease, and the body temperature of your hands and feet increase.
■Carbon monoxide in cigarette smoke reduces the blood’s ability to carry oxygen. At 8 hours, the carbon monoxide level in your blood decreases to normal. With the decrease in carbon monoxide, your blood oxygen level increases to normal.
■At 24 hours, your risk of having a heart attack decreases.
■At 48 hours, nerve endings start to regrow and the ability to smell and taste is enhanced.
■Between 2 weeks and 3 months, your circulation improves, walking becomes easier and you don’t cough or wheeze as often. Phlegm production decreases. Within several months, you have significant improvement in lung function.
■In 1 to 9 months, coughs, sinus congestion, fatigue and shortness of breath decrease as you continue to see significant improvement in lung function. Cilia, tiny hair-like structures that move mucus out of the lungs, regain normal function.
■In 1 year, risk of coronary heart disease and heart attack is reduced to half that of a smoker.
■Between 5 and 15 years after quitting, your risk of having a stroke returns to that of a non-smoker.
■In 10 years, your risk of lung cancer drops. Additionally, your risk of cancer of the mouth, throat, esophagus, bladder, kidney and pancreas decrease. Even after a decade of not smoking however, your risk of lung cancer remains higher than in people who have never smoked. Your risk of ulcer also decreases.
■In 15 years, your risk of coronary heart disease and heart attack in similar to that of people who have never smoked. The risk of death returns to nearly the level of a non-smoker
I've watched the stars fall silent from your eyes.
If you used to smoke outdoors, but now vape indoors, try vaping outside where you used to smoke when you have a craving. If you're used to breaking up your day by periodically getting up, getting some fresh air, and doing nothing but smoking a cigarette and now you just vape constantly inside while going about your business, maybe it's not the cigarette you're really craving, but the activities that go along with it. I know that has helped me with cravings...even something as simple as cracking the window when I'm driving makes me feel more like I'm smoking and takes away the craving.
i haven't had an analog since the day i got my 510...and it was so easy, i couldn't believe it (and i'd smoked over a pack a day for over 20yrs)...however, fast forward to almost 3 months later, and it's *now* that i'm going through what you are...
when that severe urge happens, i've been able to resist so far by using higher nic juice in peppermint or menthol (and i *hated* menthol analogs), and reading this forum for inspiration/distraction.
What kind of juice are people finding most helpful in switching?
I normally vape at abt 8mg nic. and always keep a high nic. juice available for stressful times. This has kept me from smoking for over a year, I honestly don't want to smoke at all. However I don't want to stop vaping either.