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stopping with the e-cigarette

Hi guys,

Some of your might know me thru my numerous attempts to stop smoking. I have decided to try the e-cigarette. Has anyone used or is using this at the moment. Can you give me feedback?

Thanks xx

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i havent used it but someone i know at work is and they are doing brilliant and are really positive he has tried many forms of quitting and never got past a few days but this seems to be working wonders

at the end of the day its down to the individual how they quit and as long as it stops you smoking cancer sticks then it has to be a good thing

boo

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thanks for that boo, im using it today. i havent had a cigarette and tbh i dont have the desire to have one either :)

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thats exactly what my friend at work says when he tried to quit with patches and gum a while back it was just a desparate attempt to quit and he was really edgy moody and really down but this time with the e cig he is happy relaxed and doesnt have the desire for a real cigarette at all

alot of people are against e-cigs but my belief is do whatever it takes to quit and then you can deal with the crutches [patches, gum e cigs etc] at a later date when you are stronger in your mind

boo

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I don't believe in e-cigs.

It's neither smoking nor giving up smoking.

Alex.

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Hi guys,

Some of your might know me thru my numerous attempts to stop smoking. I have decided to try the e-cigarette. Has anyone used or is using this at the moment. Can you give me feedback?

Thanks xx

Good to read you're up and running with another attempt, Philip :)

As we all know it can sometimes takes a while to get solid ground going.

As another quitter identifies with... 'never stop trying' :cool:

Cav

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Hey Philip,

You might want to be a bit careful with the e-cigs. I've heard that that they're not really a good means of quitting because they keep your brain busy with nicotine, which as we know only goes to continue strengthening the dopamine pathways that lull you into a false sense of comfort when you feed them. So long as you pump your body with a substance that substitutes cravings for cigarette smoke or derivative of smoking (nicotine + 4000 substances), you're not really handling the truth of addiction: You're just finding an alternative way of managing the "situation".

I would strongly advise visiting an addiction counsellor. There are many addictions, and smoking is just one.

Alex.

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You seem to have left your Supporting kepi in Sweden, Alex.

Care to get back to that normal procedure on a No Smoking Forum?

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You seem to have left your Supporting kepi in Sweden, Alex.

Care to get back to that normal procedure on a No Smoking Forum?

Care to explain that in plain English?

To which "procedure" do you refer? Is it mandated, or suggested procedure? Pray tell.

Alex.

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Care to explain that in plain English?

To which "procedure" do you refer? Is it mandated, or suggested procedure? Pray tell.

Alex.

Well, the Forum isn't mine our yours. We are but oldies helping to support newbies and revisiting newbies. From what I've seen tonight in your posts:

[*]Obfuscation

[*]Negativity

[*]Closure of threads due to shite commentary

Supporting...of course it's not 'mandated'...just a preference ;)

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Thanks for your support guys, except you Alex76. I dont care what you think, and tbh its none of your business how i stop or wot i do. I have reported you.

But yea guys, I need the support this time, really want to make this 'the one'.

cheers

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Thanks for your support guys, except you Alex76. I dont care what you think, and tbh its none of your business how i stop or wot i do. I have reported you.

But yea guys, I need the support this time, really want to make this 'the one'.

cheers

Fair enough Philip. I said what I believe and if you don't agree then that's your right. To each their own.

Good luck with your quit!

Alex.

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But yea guys, I need the support this time, really want to make this 'the one'.

cheers

It's what we do...mostly, Philip :)

Given that this is a repository of experiences of stopping smoking please feel free to post them and add to the sum of knowledge. That, my friend, can only add to the Forum :cool:

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Wassssssuuuuuppppp Alex...this weather too hot for you? You're having a pop today...but then we all get like that sometimes. My opinion on the e-cig is that at least you can cut down on the nicotine gradually with them. You can buy refills at lower doses of nicotine and eventually you can buy them without nicotine at all. So this method differs to snus as you are eventually decreasing the amount of nicotine delivered over time to nothing. You still have the habit of putting something in your mouth and inhaling but that's not so different from me at the moment inhaling too many donuts and getting fat. Anyways I think there's a difference and can see the e-cigs as being a way of quitting smoking/nicotine. They're just like patches in that way unlike snus where you're quitting nothing. Anyway those are my pennies worth...they may be worth 10p or £10. Depends on how you look at it.

:)

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P.S. Good luck Philip_ross, you can do it this time and we're all behind you. xx

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Alex,

I respect your views but it seems that to you any less than CT is OK.

Quite frankly, that's a complete load of cobblers.

I'm just into my sixth week using NRT and I'm doing just fine, thank you, fella. What I don't need is an established, long-term quitter, dissing other people's methods of staying off the weed.

My lad (24) is trying to quit using e-cigs. Now, I don't agree with his method because, to my mind, you are prolonging the "I'm smoking a cigarette illusion" but the best of luck to him. It's currently working.

It's just not helpful as far as I am concerned...

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Phil!!!!! How the heck are you??????

How's the kids?

Really please to see you giving it another crack! Can't say that the E-Cig would be my choice as from what I've read I think I would have been hooked on them as much as "real" cigs but it certainly seems less harmful than smoking proper smoking.

Good luck and I hope that this one clicks for you.

All the best

Nic

P.s. nearly 4 years for me I wonder if Suzy will be back soon too

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Alex,

I respect your views but it seems that to you any less than CT is OK.

Yeah, it "seems" because you've not really read what I've said in the past, nor taken the time to discuss my opinions on the forum.

Alex.

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Nic,

Im fine thanks. Yea the kids are brilliant. Getting older, brooklyn will be 6 now, he is a little terror, and sam is 4 - starts school this year, which is a very scary thought. how are you?

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I'm good thanks, yeah time has moved on. Mine are 10 and nearly 12, a handful!

Really hoping and praying that you'll succeed this time. My dad and father in law are both suffering from a lifetime of smoking and really, really I wish I had quit at your age. I know that although I have quit and won't be ever smoking again I may already have done enough damage that I will suffer later and it pains me that if it happens my kids will have to witness it.

Stick with this one, bud, you can do it.

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you see i beg to differ on alot of the opinions with e cig

i have seen my friend at work struggle for the last year with various quits he has used patches.gum, sheer determination in memory of his father he tried his hardest and not suceeded in a successful quit

and now using e cig he is two weeks into a relaxed confident quit and is planning on cutting down the nicotine intake over the coming weeks i personally dont see how this is any different than relying on patches, inhalator etc like i did.

i always missed the hit on the back of my throat and when i switched to the inhalator i got that hit and was rather addicted to my inhalator for a while but as time went by i naturally used it less and less

anyone on the full course of patches would use them for 12 weeks and lots of people use gum, lozengers inhalators longer than that

maybe the hand to mouth action isnt lost but if it gives someone time to get there mindset in the right place then thats good enough

they are not inhaling 4000 chemicals same as anyone else on other forms of NRT so whats the big issue

boo

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My positive input to this subject is that one of my neighbours has been on e-cigs since October. He generally keeps quite poorly with various health concerns. But through using e-cigs there's been a marked improvement in his health over the period.

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