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I had a dream about smoking the other night...

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  1. Mudflap

    Mudflap Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 19, 2010
    Tyler, Texas
    I haven't smoked for over a year now, so I'm wondering my my subconscious decided to revisit that dropped bad habit? It's kind of amazing how strong a hold those cancer sticks can take in our lives.

    I don't recall the specifics of the dream. I was never good at that. The details are always hazy after the fact. I do remember (in my dream) smoking two cigarettes and feeling that doing so held some undefined significance for me. I don't know if it was guilt, pleasure, or what. It must have stirred some pretty strong emotions because I rarely remember any dreams at all.

    I don't miss smoking. I'm so proud of myself for putting them down and not picking them up again. The dream didn't reawaken any suppressed urges or anything like that, so I'm just a little baffled about the whole thing.

    Today I had to lean in close to talk to an attractive young lady. I was taking her to jail. (Don't get arrested for weed, bond out, and go back to smoking weed before you appear in court. That will always bite you in the ....) While getting her basic information for the booking paperwork, I detected the stale, unpleasant, aroma of cigarette smoke on her. I sure as hell don't miss smelling like that.

    Just rambling because they let me get away with it around here. :)
     
  2. olwildbill

    olwildbill ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 25, 2010
    Kansas City Missouri
    Sorry to hear you had a dream about that Nasty habit we all use to have if it would make you feel any better I would be more than happy to tell you about the dream I had last night. Alot of smoke and fire heck even my pillow looked different and unlike you I can remember every juicy detail!!!(but caint remember her name) Thank doG for DREAMS!!!
     
  3. washvap

    washvap Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Apr 2, 2011
    wa
    I agree that it's really funny how cigs has taken a hold of us. Remember that I was coughing up tar a few years ago and proceeded to keep smoking. And yes, that's how strong my addiction was but, luckily I found ecigs recently. Now, all I have to worry about it buying more juice and atty's/cartos.

    Just stay strong man and you'll be alright. I have to put up with the urge every time I go out with friends. All of them smoke and I'm off in the distance with my REO. Since I can't stand the smell and I don't want to ever smoke again neither.
     
  4. zenoland

    zenoland Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2010
    Central Florida
    I used to dream of smoking when I went cold turkey a few times in my life. When I would wake up I would be annoyed because I hadn't enjoyed it. What better way to smoke but in your dreams only when you really crave cigs. :)

    When I started vaping I allowed myself a smoke or two, thinking that was what I really craved, till I could no longer even bring the cig to my mouth because it smelled so terribly. Haven't had a dream about smoking since I turned to vaping almost a year and a half ago.
     
  5. Rhapsodies Fire

    Rhapsodies Fire ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Oct 18, 2010
    Bow, WA, USA
    I dream about smoking every now and then....but it always disturbs me. Not like I'm losing my resolve...I assure you, i am not. I have no desire to even try one again. But I always wake up wondering why it must hang on even in my dreams. You're not alone, Tripp. :wub:
     
  6. pianoguy

    pianoguy Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Nov 4, 2009
    Apple Valley, MN
    After over 2 years, I still have dreams about smoking every once in a while. Wacky! I imagine that after lighting up several hundred thousand of them, it's left a permanent stamp on the brain.
     
  7. Taintedhalo

    Taintedhalo Super Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 31, 2011
    Kentucky
    I don't know the one dream I had was I smoked then was mad at myself for doing that and grabbed my pv in the dream. I took it more as encouragement because even my subconsious was mad at me for "smoking". So must be my strong desire to NEVER do that again that inspired it.
     
  8. TheSneakerHoarder

    TheSneakerHoarder Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 22, 2012
    DFW
    I've_been_analog-free_for_about_three_weeks...

    I_have_dreams_where_analogs_play_a_part._They_held_such_an_important_role_in_my_life_for_15_years.

    The_mind_is_a_wonderful_thing--BUT_it_will_continue_using_long-term_physical/emotional_habits_in_dreams.
     
  9. mkp

    mkp Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 15, 2009
    Central Florida
    I think you're right, that it's more about how strong the psychological addiction is than that any physical urge is reasserting itself.

    It was months before I vaped in a dream, and every so often a cigarette will still creep in (made memorable when my dream-self does a double-take: "SMOKING?")

    After 2 1/2 years, the occasional dream hiccup doesn't make me feel any more "at risk" than the bald fact of addiction does. I firmly choose vaping and celebrate that cigs aren't part of my waking life anymore.
     
  10. karmakatie

    karmakatie Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 8, 2011
    MO
    I have yet to have a cig dream and wondered if or when it will occur. I have actually worried about what I will do, but after reading your experiences I thik I will be ok :)
     
  11. rustybikes

    rustybikes Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Jun 30, 2011
    Concord, NC
    I've long believed/perceived that, having been a smoker for roughly 30 years, dreams of smoking would be a part of the process of quitting. I've known numerous ex-smokers over the years that have commented that they still have smoking dreams, even after years since their last. My experience has done nothing to convince me otherwise - I've always had smoking dreams during quit attempts over the years, and fully expected to since I started vaping. I was not disappointed. I think it has a lot to do with how much a part of my life smoking had been - a kind of "permanent damage" perhaps - but I'm not actually smoking, so I decided to try an experiment.

    I decided that I would try to remember that it's just a dream next time to try to make it more of a lucid dream, where I could control things. That actually kinda worked. (!) The last time I dreamt of smoking, I did know it was a dream, and was able to actually enjoy, guilt-free, smoking in that context. Because it was a dream, the analog I was smoking tasted just like Dekang RY4 (my daily-vape), so it was yummy. I remember waking up, having all that rush forward into conscious memory and didn't feel guilty or craving or anything. I can live with that.
     
  12. FeistyAlice

    FeistyAlice ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 24, 2010
    Near Dallas Texas
    I have Night Owl circadian cycle; all of my life. It is typical for those of us in this group to do most of our dreaming later in sleep cycle than "morning people" That's one reason it takes us longer to wake up fully when on a normal, for others, sleep cycle and function better on night shifts. One advantage to late dreaming is increased ability to remember dreams. As a 40+ year 2 Pack a day smoker and 3 PAD last 10 years with serious nic withdrawal symptoms during some attempts to quit I'm suprised to hear that it so common to dream about smoking when switching to vaping. I've been vaping for 1.5 years and I'm not aware of having any dreams where I've smoked. Interesting.

    Feisty Alice

    Sent from REOdroid using Dave's Squonk application
     
  13. Delilah718

    Delilah718 Vape Enthusiast Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Jan 18, 2011
    In the clouds
    It still embarrasses me that THAT cig smell was all over me and that anyone that leaned in to speak to me will always remember that I smelled like that! :facepalm:

    Thank goodness those days are gone! ;)
     
  14. rustybikes

    rustybikes Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Jun 30, 2011
    Concord, NC

    I think the smell issue is a bit more traumatising to me than the dreams.

    The other day, I stopped at the grocery store on the way home. As I was walking down one of the isles, an attractive woman started approaching from the other end of the isle. As she approached, I was thinking "hey, she's kinda cute. oh look - no ring.." (I'm a guy - sue me. :D). But, as we passed each other, I caught a whiff of that familiar odour that practically screams "I'm a smoker! Deal with it." She was suddenly no longer all that attractive. [​IMG]
     
  15. Delilah718

    Delilah718 Vape Enthusiast Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Jan 18, 2011
    In the clouds
    awwwww...I think that you should have introduced yourself and your REO :laugh:
     
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