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3 weeks in and had a social smoke...hated it

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  1. JoJoVa

    JoJoVa Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 20, 2013
    Washington, DC
    Hi all...I'm really glad to have found this forum. I smoked cigs for 18 yrs, and eased myself onto the ecig 3 weeks ago. I wish I had done this years ago. I was in a social situation last week where a bar here actually allowed smoking in it (rare in this area), so I bummed a smoke from my social smoker friends. I hated it. It was a nice test. Even worse was the obvious reeking of my clothes when I got home. Glad to not look back.
  2. autumn.amnesiac.3379

    autumn.amnesiac.3379 Full Member

    Feb 16, 2013
    Dallas Tx
    i know what you mean. i'm a very light smoker. would often buy a pack every other month, but my habit during in college was pretty noticeable; a pack of nat shermans naturals with mint every two weeks. bought a pack of royals (last cig was during december of last year) while i was staying with some friends, good while drunk. yet, i also felt nasty and hated it. can't wait for my gear to come in.
  3. gavind4

    gavind4 Super Member ECF Veteran

    I just met you and this is crazy. You'r a quitter! I don't think maybe. Best wishes.
    (quitter of cigs.-congrats!)
  4. JudeaB

    JudeaB Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 27, 2012
    Tasmania Australia
    Well I was a smoker for over 40 yrs with some breaks and I switched to vaping about 8 mths ago. I get asked do I miss the fags and I must say at times I reach for the heavier nic vape but I am never tempted back to smokes as I do remember how foul taste some/most of them had. I just love the range of ELiquids and the very pleasant flavours, the ability to blend up a beautiful mixture to vape and if I tire of one just switch to another. No I don't miss the 'fags' and I sure don't miss the terrible smell that accompanies smokers. My laundry bill halved!!! :)
    Cheers and vape on!!
  5. D4rk50ul

    D4rk50ul Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 3, 2010
    These things do happen I wouldn't get too worried about it. I have one once in awhile after years for who knows what reason. Glad to see you are doing well, vape on.

    Sent from my Nexus 4
  6. fig414

    fig414 New Member

    Feb 20, 2013
    I'm 2 weeks in and am so afraid of this
  7. jfalbanese

    jfalbanese Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 16, 2013
    Westport, WA
    i don't think a social smoke is the way to go. it sort of puts u back to day one in your smoking cessation plan. if i was an alcoholic?, sober for three weeks, and i took a social drink?, that would be called a relapse. in the course of my day when i get the urge for an analog, i chain vape 8 to 10 pulls, and the urge is gone. hydrate, watch your triggers, stay strong, and avoid negative people that don't understand what it is like to try to quit. as for those being afraid of this issue. to steal the old cliche.

    FEAR has two meanings. Forget Everything And Run., or Face Everything And Rise.
  8. Jigsaw

    Jigsaw Full Member Verified Member

    Feb 9, 2013
    Great quote, I'll have to remember this one!
  9. dam718

    dam718 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 30, 2012
    I had a similar occaision around the same time frame when I started vaping...

    I was using eGo's at the time and the battery I had died on me so I bummed a smoke... I took one drag off the thing and was horrified that I ever smoked at all... It was straight disgusting...

    I haven't had another one since... They are just nasty now...

    So, these days, 3 months later, I no longer consider myself a smoker, as I am repulsed by cigaretted... I'm now a vaper, and I love it :)
  10. Haktuspit

    Haktuspit Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 13, 2013
    Denver, CO
    I'm actually amazed I haven't had a single cig in 1 month and a week. I did however try to bum one on my birthday two weeks in while I was drinking but thankfully no one smoked. My Dad (who switched to vaping 9 months ago from 2 PAD 40+years) still has an occasional cig, and every time he doesn't enjoy it and says "That sucks, doesn't taste like chocolate." I told him I wanted one a few times in the first 3 weeks and he always said "Go try one, you'll hate it." Haven't taken his advice but I like the attitude of some of the members here "It's not about the cigs you smoke, it's about the cigs you don't smoke."

    Hope that helps.
  11. dam718

    dam718 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 30, 2012
    You know I hate you right now...

    This song is horrible, and playing on repeat in my skull, grating like fingernails down a chalk board...

    You did this on purpose you animal!
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