Bad fall off the Wagon; Day 1, back again

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  1. shortofbreath

    shortofbreath Full Member

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    I'm nervous and jittery today, but pulled out the old stash, bought some fresh e-juice, recharged my battery and back on a roll. Taking it one day at a time. Saying to myself, "I'm not smoking today"....it gives me peace of mind instead of thinking about a year from now. Had a disastrous life event, took one cigarette from a friend, was out buying a pack for myself that night. Funny, they didn't even taste good. Oh well, I'm back.
     
  2. ljstrawbs

    ljstrawbs Full Member

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    Welcome back :)

    Try to focus on all the analogue's you're now not smoking rather than worry

    You're back on the gaping now, and that's something positive to focus on - well done :)
     
  3. Ryedan

    Ryedan ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Welcome back shortofbreath! Don't beat yourself up for slipping back to cigs for a bit. Happens to a lot of us. You're back on track and that's all that counts :thumb:
     
  4. Supergrover

    Supergrover Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    It is ok to fall off, as long as you get back on, welcome back to the ship err wagon
     
  5. HybridCypher

    HybridCypher Full Member

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    A lot of people on this forum use e cigs to completely quit, but I've change from a daily smoker to a social/weekend smoker. I use my ecig when I'm at school/work/home, but when km out drinking and socializing, I think its completely fine to have a couple of cancer stix.
     
  6. pascloud

    pascloud Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    I quit smoking/started vaping 2 weeks ago yesterday and there were a few times when I thought about smokes. I chose to heavy chain vape instead...I think that's better than lighting up. Would a higher nicotine content help??
     
  7. meanckz

    meanckz Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    higher nicotine will probably help in such cases, a lot of people here use different strength of nic (for different reasons)...you might also try a liquid with that stuff (WTA -- something tobacco alkaloids, I swear I cannot ever remember that first part) ... it's supposed to work wonders for cravings
     
  8. Rabbit Chaser

    Rabbit Chaser Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    Higher nicotine for sure. I bought my vapes and tried for a couple of days on the vape but kept smoking, the vape sat collecting dust. I felt so guilty. Finally I had had enough ( and so had my hubby). I gave myself the remainder of the pack (6 cigs, I think) and vowed to only use the vape. I went and got new juices and talked to all the people in my local shop about quitting. They showed me the quitting gallery....packs and packs of cigarettes from people who had given them up for vaping. I was inspired. The next morning, I hit the vape before even getting out of bed. i realized how good it tasted as compared to the analogs. For the first couple of days I carried that vape around like a security blanket and used it whenever possible. Within a few days, I didn't miss analogs AT ALL. I got a new Kanger eGo with a sexy new tank and tip and knew that was it. I had become a full time vaper. Now, a few weeks out, I can go on smoke breaks with the smokers and not be bothered. I feel like some elite club. They all tell me they wish they could do it. They can if they choose to. As a matter of fact, my vaping has converted two very heavy smokers and they love it.

    Welcome back. Don't reflect on the slip. It was just a slip, not a fall. You still have your footing if you are still vaping and coming back here. We are all here to help. I won't wish you luck because it isn't about luck, it's about just doing it. You CAN DO IT.

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  9. ssabnolispe

    ssabnolispe Full Member

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    Yeah, like some have said above I also started as a weekend smoker. When I transferred to solely using e-cigs it was kinda a subconscious decision. I started using high nic juice (24mg) in a dripping atty and noticed when I went out for an analog I literally didn't feel any effect from the analog. After that I kept reaching for the e-cig instead and when I came back to analogs I couldn't stomach the taste. I guess my point is up the nic, and try a dripping atty, much more of a hit.
     
  10. beecherjeeper

    beecherjeeper Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Relapse is part of recovery--it's a marathon, not a sprint--welcome back.
     
  11. nmackan

    nmackan Super Member ECF Veteran

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    Welcome back and I also suggest a little more nic. Have higher nic strength and dilute afterwards with VG until you enjoy the taste. Any relapse is due to nicotine hunger. Dont be afraid you will not fall off the wagon you fall in. Since you learned vaping
     
  12. dePeatrick

    dePeatrick Full Member

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    Agreed, I went back on the ciggies for a week after buying lower nicotine level than I started on and also tried some WTA's second time round, worked a treat, no longing at all for tobacco.....very happy :)
     
  13. Mark Anthony

    Mark Anthony Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Welcome back... We are all here for you. One day at a time and you'll be fine.
     
  14. RubyRoo

    RubyRoo Super Member ECF Veteran

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    One step at a time! Don't feel bad about smoking a few ciggs, especially when life throws you a curve ball. Get back on that wagon, and have a vape. Don't feel guilty either, it's just not worth your energy . . . Keep calm and vape on!
     
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