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Still smoking support and chat thread

Discussion in 'Switching' started by loxmythe, Jan 26, 2014.

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  1. Possum64

    Possum64 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Sep 25, 2017
    Brisbane, Australia
    Hello @Hopeful64. It is so lovely to see you again. I honestly was thinking about you yesterday so it was a great coincidence to see your message here today.

    Absolutely write your journal here. I am sure people will be along to prod and encourage you forward on your journey.
    Great idea to limit yourself to one packet of cigs a day - hopefully the vaping time in between the cig will increase over the weeks and vaping will become your 'habit'.

    Please never feel embarrassed here on this thread - we have all struggled (and still struggle some days) with our addiction to cigs.
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  2. Hopeful64

    Hopeful64 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 21, 2018
    Thanks so much for the encouragement! So good to see some familiar 'faces' Lol And so nice to know that people are still coming around to this thread!

    I really do want this. More than anything. I would be so incredibly proud if I could ever combat this addition. I will never understand why cigarettes have so much power over me?? Grrrrr. I'm so full of hope right now as I begin to do a ''harm reduction' for about one month and then see where I am at that point. That would get me back to cutting out 1 and a half packs per day. It felt quite natural to vape tonight, I was surprised. I did smoke a couple of extras tonight (more than i wanted to) but by now at bedtime (since I opened the new pack at 6 o'clock) I would have gone through 3/4 of a pack. So 6 ciggies isn't too bad for this ole chain smokin' gal!:smokie:

    Thank you all for making me feel welcome again. You are as usual, all wonderful!:wub:
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  3. dsites

    dsites Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Jul 27, 2017
    Nederland, Colorado
    Keep at it ... you'll be glad you did
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  4. Old Greybeard

    Old Greybeard Super Member

    Aug 31, 2018
    Just thought I'd pop my head around the door and say "Hi".

    6 months into my vape journey, I have cut my tobacco habit down from 75g a week to 100g a month. Some days, I just smoke out of habit, not because I desperately need to. That's progress.

    Tried all the classic "cures" (except hypnotherapy), so far vaping has been the most successful as I don't see my consumption ever rising above my current "maintenance" dose. It definitely fulfills the "emotional" and "sensory" dimension for me that smoking contributes to, which is a key factor I think.

    This has been a 40 year battle, off and on - if I can get down to 50g a month, I'll be happy with that I think. I personally don't see me being able to totally give up, I've had too many false dawn's in the past and always returned to cigarettes when life has taken a bad turn.
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  5. tgs3

    tgs3 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 3, 2017
    Brooklyn, NY
    Been real busy and haven't been around in a while. However, as of today, I am eleven months without a cigarette. It is weird, but I no longer think of myself as a smoker. That is something other folks do. On the other hand, I vape like crazy.

    Hope everyone is well.
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  6. Hopeful64

    Hopeful64 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 21, 2018
    Hi everyone. I hope you are all doing well. How crazy that I checked in here today to find out I have a ''ECF Vaperversary'' one year ago. Wow. Where did that year go??

    I have been trying to start over. (again) :blush: I had a bad turn with my health. (back problems since November) I'm working very hard to get better but I cannot work right now. And I cannot afford to smoke anymore (not even a pack a day) unless I put the cigarettes on my credit card.

    I charged and cleaned 4 favorite vapes and started again a few days ago. Maybe I can conquer this before my 65th birthday? So I'm ''Hopeful65'' now. Lol

    Just wanted to post (with my tail between my legs again) and tell you all how I miss you and all your wonderful encouragement. Love and big (hugs) to all of you. :wub:
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  7. Opinionated

    Opinionated Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 19, 2015
    My Mountain
    Good luck to you!
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  8. classwife

    classwife Admin
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    This thread has been moved from Archived PIF Social Group to
    Tobacco Harm Reduction - Switching
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  9. Uncle

    Uncle ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    THANK YOU ! ! ! :wub:

    IMHO - This thread really NEEDS to stay open and available to those people still struggling with their "Transition into the Vaping World" and where they can find the camaraderie, support, and encouragement that they need to help them quit "smoking" . . . Just Sayin' . . . :facepalm:


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  10. P2PLeon

    P2PLeon Toot This, Toot That, Toot Everything ECF Veteran

    Jul 19, 2015
    I’m still struggling after nearly 4 years and wish I never picked up my cigarettes again and again.

    I can do 6 hours no sweat but feel I’m lacking something. No matter what I do to start a new day without smoking I instantly go and smoke.

    I think I am bored with vaping and bored with smoking as each time I buy a packet I no longer want to smoke them once I’ve had my fill.
    When I do smoke I aim to stop on the hour dead.

    If only I can rekindle my time that I done 42 days as I was a lot happier not smoking.

    But it was a harsh craving that got me to light up and found it hard to quit since.

    I think I am a slave to cigs and no matter how I spend my time I will be smoking.

    Many forums are dead. And my main forum I went to was
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  11. Izan

    Izan Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 1, 2012
    Mallorca, Spain
    You are in the right thread NOW.
    You dual use.


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  12. P2PLeon

    P2PLeon Toot This, Toot That, Toot Everything ECF Veteran

    Jul 19, 2015
    Just do not know what to say, but I am struggling to start a new day vaping, as I instantly go to smoking.
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