I'm new here and have searched a few threads before posting and was a bit hesitant to post here as I've seen a few negative threads on e-cigarettes.
I was smoking 30+ cigarettes a day for the last 18 years or so and had tried the patches (itchy arms, terrifying nightmares) and cold turkey (mental mood swings) and never really stuck to it.
I am not here to promote or recommend e-cigarettes or endorse any brands etc. My friend had one and let me have a go and I thought it was OK.
I am now actually on day 3 and although its not easy I am finding it the most comfortable time yet.
I am on low dosage cartridges which are supposed to be the equivalent to 20 cigarettes and on day 3 I am still on the first one.
My habits have changed dramatically- I told myself I would have to break all habits to try and break that cycle. I no longer 'smoke' in the bath (embarrassing that I did in the first place), I no longer take it on the school run and leave it at home when I go out and will only use it in the garden (I used to smoke indoors )
But its there as my 'fall back'- I have told myself I can have that nicotine hit if I want it- but just knowing its there is enough to put me on until the next craving.
I just feel very proud of myself, I WILL stop and how I get there shouldn't matter. This is the first time I have ever thought 'I can truly do this' and that can only be a good thing.
Hope to get to know you all better as my journey progresses xxx