On to my second week. Hope all you lovely people are right and that it will get better because I have had the craving most of the day. The only thing at the moment keeping me going is the thought of going back to day 1 again.
You're doing great to have got into week 2
It *does* get easier, if it didn't I'd not still be a non-smoker 'cos honestly I've got no will-power!!
Can you pretend smoke something? That worked for me!!
Thank you Gemma-Lou. I'll take your word for it. Wearing the patches and sucking nrt lozenges and gritting my teeth.
It honestly does
I didn't believe it really when people said the same thing *but* it is so much better now - and the longer you go on the better it gets!!
I stopped on the 15th March, patches and gum don't work for me, so I'm now using nothing at all. I did have a ecig which I bought in the shop close to my house it was called 'Nicolites' but I found it so handy that first few days, went to the wee shop to buy another today and they're sold out and can't even get them from the warehouse.
I'd be interested to hear if anyone has tried other ecigs and with what results. Personally, I don't want a nicotine replacement as I don't want it in my body at all now, instead I'd like the habit part just for the next week or so until I think I'm over the worst of it. There's definitely a calming effect to be had from the hand up to the mouth routine that we all have.
I feel so much better and everything is so much fresher now.
I tried the ecigs and mine is called nicolites like yours. I got mine on the internet, either Amazon or ebay sell them or you could just google nicolites.
Didn't work for me as I it just made me cough but if that works for you, go for it. We all have our own way but the main thing is that is what keeps you off the cigarettes. All the very best. teabag
I've got a VIP one - it's my only NRT now, have used patches, gum, tried lozenges too now this (am trying everything to not smoke again, and it's working) it's pretty good really. It isn't as strong as a fag (and I smoked lights) and doesn't taste like one either, but it does stop me smoking which is the big thing!!
Just checking, but you know you can get e-cigs with 0% nicotine in?
I didn't know there are e-cigs with 0% nicotine.
There are, just the smoky stuff and the flavouring - am on a 24mg one at the mo, but hopefully not for much longer!!
Tonight I just ordered Skycig as these got a good name, the full pack cost me £49 but it will be worth it I'm hoping as I only intend taking 'a puff' whenever I'm feeling the need.
I think by this time I'm doing ok. I also think that it's much easier for people who smoked less than 20 a day to quit, and those smokers I've never understood who only have a cig when they go out socially, mind you that was more in the days when you could still smoke in pubs etc., and I never could get my head around people who 'smoked socially' for people of a younger age group that may surprise, but absolutely true. These also fall into the easier group (in my opinion) to quite than those of us who smoked in excess of 40 a day. I'm 64 and started smoking when I was 22 ironically only because everyone I knew who smoked then was slim so I thought 'hey there must be something in cigs that keeps them slim' how wrong was I LOL.
I expect my Skycigs to arrive no later than Tuesday. I'm very wary of buying something like that sold on ebay etc because you don't know where they've come from or what's in them.
I think you will be OK with Sky cig as someone else on another thread recommended it. I may try that if I can't cope with these patches. They drive me crazy with itching but willing to put up with it if they take away the craving. I think you and I are at about the same stage. my last ciggie was on the 15th march so I'm on day10 now.
I smoked for 60years. Started when I was 18 and now at 78, think it's my last chance but already got damaged lungs.
What you say about smoking socially is true. Also true of alcohol. Loads of people just drink occasionally and others, have to drink non -stop. I'm like that with most things. Can be addicted to anything. Smoking is the last thing for me to give up but will be well worth it. Already I can breath easier. Keep up the good work.
Just wanted to chirp in and let you know that I ordered a sky cig and it seems as good as any of the others.
I've only used it a couple of times, as I decided that it's not for me, but I ordered the "tobacco" flavoured filters and they seem to do the trick with cravings. It's easy to hold and to put away in your handbag.
The only thing I will warn is that, after not smoking a cigarette for almost a month before trying it out, I found that it hurt the back of my throat.
Not sure if any other e-cig users have found this, but the vapours do hit the back of your throat as though you are smoking the real thing.
I felt a bit rubbish on Saturday morning, both mentally (because I did feel like I cheated) and physically (because of my throat), and I have decided that I can do it without
I hope this helps. I believe Sky Cig is one of the wider known brands avaiable.
This is what I've found - hadn't smoked for around 3 months when I got mine and it did feel odd in my throat. It made me cough (and cigarettes didn't) and it can give you heartburn too. :eek:
Better than caving and buying real fags though!! x
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