I thought it time to to say hi to everyone after lurking around on the forum for a while, but never having posted.
I have a bit of a dilema but as I am new, have posted in the Day 1 section.
I quit smoking cigarettes on the 9th Feb , so about a month given the short days of February. I haven't smoked since or wanted one.
I am however using E-Cigs. I tried all the other usual methods ,ie patches, gum, read Allan Carr etc but none of them have allowed me to stay off the fags for this long, being a 20 a day smoker for 20 years prior to that.
I will say that I am using them as a quit aid , not a smoking substitute, which some brands of e-cig do promote themselves as.
I changed my routine , don't go for fag breaks at work and only take puffs when I feel a crave coming on and more or less cut out coffee.
But, I am still in a nicotine purgatory and although I consider myself a non-smoker of cigarettes, I realise and admit to anyone, that I am still a nicotine addict.
I have gone from 18mg to 16mg to 12mg cartonisers ( I am using a rechargable from the supermarket) and the next will be 6 mg for a couple of weeks, then to zero mg.
I just wanted to get the general consensus - has anyone else quit successfully using this method?