Electronic Cigerette thoughts?

After several failed attempts at giving up cold turkey ive decided to try the electronic cig trend. I ordered mine on Friday and it showed up on Monday, i got the ego-T 1000. I am normally a pack a day smoker so i ordered the highest nicotine e liquid they had in marlboro flavour. I still had 3 normal cigarettes left yesterday morning , i smoked them to get rid of them before i started my new e cig. And as of right now i have not smoked a real cigarette in 24 hours.

This vaping thing offers a good throat hit and is pretty close to real smoking and there is no bad taste or smell. I ordered more eliquid with a lower nicotine level yesterday because the one i got was too strong for me (a marlboro lights smoker).

This thing is a godsend, i plan to slowly ween myself off the nicotine by gradually reducing the nicotine strengh i buy.

I have not had a craving for a real cigerette at all.

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  • Everyone has their own opinion on the e-cig, i personally think for a lot of people its the only way they can consider stopping smoking and for some it makes the whole process very lengthy.

    Its your quit and if this is the way you can see yourself eventually stopping nicotine then you go for it, its got to be better than the cigs i think !!!!

    Good luck keep strong

    xxx

  • I was smoking the ecig (vip) for like 3ish weeks.... I stuck with the 1.6% nicotine,,, now its dead, got no cartrages n I just take a silly drag every now and again

  • E-cigs are very similar to smoking, I believe, some people seem to be able to use them as a quit aid but as they are so similar the chances of transferring your addiction to them must be quite high.

    As a lifestyle choice then using an E-cig is probably less harmful than actually smoking but you are still maintaining an addiction to nicotine.

    If you do manage to wean your self off then that's great but I don't think they should be viewed in the same way as NRT.

  • I bought an e-cig after I'd quit and I bought cartridges without nicotine. I was just curious. I used it when I had a glass or three of wine and it worked well. I put it away after a few weeks and took it out again to get me through a stressful time. There's nothing wrong with using anything that stops you smoking cigarettes. I would get some cartridges without nicotine and see how you go. Good luck

  • I haven't got a clue about e-cigs, as I am using Champix and this forum!

    But I would say that whatever works for you is the best way for you. I don't think there is a right way or a wong way to quit, everyone is different. The only wrong thing about quitting is not doing it!

    You are having nicotine, but you are not having the poisons that they put into "actual" fags. Whether or not you later have to get yourself off the nicotine, well, I don't know, because I haven't had e-cigs. But see lovely peoples' comments above, and also, trawl through the forum to see if you can find any more e-cig experiences.:)

    Val

  • I was advised that the problem with using an e cig is your not getting rid of the hand to mouth action, but at the end of the day it is much preferable to an actual cig! I used one to cut down before fully beginning my quit, and in some of my more darker hours during my quit I do reach out for it. Much better a quick puff on my e-cig than a real one!

  • I bought an e-cig after I'd quit and I bought cartridges without nicotine. I was just curious. I used it when I had a glass or three of wine and it worked well. I put it away after a few weeks and took it out again to get me through a stressful time. There's nothing wrong with using anything that stops you smoking cigarettes. I would get some cartridges without nicotine and see how you go. Good luck

    una thank you i didnt no you could get a 0% nictotine one lol naughty me for not looking up the lowest percentage... ive just looked it up for my ecig n im deff getting a few packs, i do like the hand to mouth thing, n i like to puff things out, otherwise i do find it quite differcult

  • It was the hand to mouth thing for me. Get the Zero nicotine cartridges

  • will definitely be getting the zero nicotine liquid to try it out , but in the mean time im saving lots of money and not inhaling a million toxins into my body... the nicotine is the final step which i will eventually get rid of . Anyone looking for an alternative i strongly suggest trying these if you cant quit because there are so many advantages over real cigs. Just dont get the ones that actually look like a cig, they are crap.

  • Ive got one that looks like a cig, it depends who u are.. what ever works for u is great... I wasnt aple to quit with gum, patches ect... but the fag ecig was the one for me

  • After 37 years ish on tobacco I too am using an e-cig. Yes you still get your nicotine which is highly addictive but really not that harmful about the same as caffine. However you are not getting the 4000 to 7000 other chemicals including 66 carcinogens that are in tobacco so a massive improvement to my mind.

    Do whatever you need to do just don't smoke tobacco:) More power to you and well done :D

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  • Im on my 8th day with these ecigs now and i cant praise them enough , still have not smoked a real cig in that time and i feel good about this!

    Will be ordering no nicotine liquid next payday , im loving the savings (but using the money on other things ha)

  • 8 days is brilliant - a great start to your quit!

    Regarding e-cigs : my view is do whatever it takes to stop smoking the real deal. I am on day 59 today and would def not be here if I hadn't had an ecig tucked away in my kitchen drawer for a quick puff in emergencies. I must admit I relied on it a little more over Christmas and new year but I NEVER at any point considered buying a packet of cigarettes.

    I believe that whatever kick starts your quit is the right thing for you - in time you can cut down. That will happen when you feel more confident.

    Well done so far!

    Xx

  • I started off with e-cig and spray, I personally didnt really like it so i went cold turkey BUT i told myself if i couldnt do cold turkey i would smoke E-cigs until a later date. They are excellent alternatives.

    Some people cut down and some people end up fully replacing their habbit. You wont know until you try and you can address any issues as they happen. why not i say! xxx

  • I bought a vaporiser pen prior to quitting as I wanted something in case I was tempted. I thought the nicotine liquid was disgusting and it hurt my throat so I just used the flavoured, zero nicotine liquids for a couple of days and I was grateful for it when I was feeling really crappy - kind of like a comfort blanket!

    Anyway it broke after a few days and it hasn't really bothered me now I'm over the initial trauma of quitting!

    I think they're a brilliant tool - I can understand why people are against them but even if you do get addicted to them instead, you're not smoking real cigarettes anymore so you are winning in my opinion.

    I think nicotine gum is disgusting (makes my throat froth! ew!) and patches smell like ashtrays and make my skin itch, but if that works for someone then great :)

  • Whether it be patches gum Ct e-cig or whatever, as long as it's not a real cig it's all good IMO xx

  • Whether it be patches gum Ct e-cig or whatever, as long as it's not a real cig it's all good IMO xx

    Totally agree, Donna. This is one area where I disagree with Allen Carr (who, to be fair, sells an excellent philosophy).

    It doesn't matter HOW you quit...only that you DO quit.

    Far better to puff on an eCig in times of need than break down and lose the quit altogether.

    No right or wrong way. Only OUR OWN PERSONAL way.

    Cheers, Steve

  • Yesterday I spent promising myself that if I got to bedtime without smoking I'd have one just before bed as a reward. But I never quite got around to it, so this is Day 3, it's official. I expect I'll forget to have one as a reward tonight too.

    I don't suppose you'd find that approach in the books either!

  • :D

    I really like you style Declan :)

  • Cheers Skiddaw! My logic is that I'm allowed to think and say anything I like. The only thing I can't do is spark up. And even that's only not allowed in the next hour or so. Trouble is I keep moving that next hour forward every hour, so my reward fag never quite arrives.

    Nuts really isn't it. I suppose it's a way of avoiding thinking about "never", which, let's face it, is a sod of a long time.

  • And me, I carried an emergency cig for about a month ;)

  • Yesterday I spent promising myself that if I got to bedtime without smoking I'd have one just before bed as a reward. But I never quite got around to it, so this is Day 3, it's official. I expect I'll forget to have one as a reward tonight too.

    I don't suppose you'd find that approach in the books either!

    I have done this too Declan - I have told myself that if I want one tonight then I can - but will it really be worth it when I get round to it? I suspect not!

  • Hi all,

    I'm on day 6 and using a nicolites ecig with medium nicotine,

    It hurts my throat and makes me cough (but so did smoking the real ones!)

    I'm looking at getting some patches over the weekend as I'm stuggling today and feel I need "more"

    You do what helps, anything is better than smoking :-)

    Good luck x

  • ...and after three days I suspect it wouldn't be very nice if I did have one.

    At least that's what I am telling myself.

  • Any Way You Can.

    If you want to use E-Cigs or carry an emergency supply or have a "silly puff" you should get on and do it. It's your quit, your addiction; no-one else is in a position to judge which demons you need to vanquish.

    I pretend smoked ( non combustio ) a rotting pencil, dried tobacco and several twigs. There's something calming about the deep in/out breaths; as well as the hand to mouth, and the nicotine, and the throat kick, and all the other things.

    In fact I'm sure there's somert in this forum - I'll get back to you.

    Regards PJ

  • I tried the e cig prior to this quit, did not like it at all, really do not see the attraction, but that's just me.

    Got to say, even though I have struggled this quit, I have never ever had the urge to use the hand to mouth action! strange but never have!

  • Darn it, forgot to have my reward bedtime fag last night, AGAIN!

    Which means it's officially.....drum roll....DAY 4 ! ! !

  • Well done!!

  • Yayy! You are doing great forgetting :D

  • :D:D:D

    Go that Declan! :)

  • Quitting is obviously taking its toll on your memory :D well done!

  • Had a good outdoor work session this afternoon, came in, put the kettle on, piece of home-made lemon cake and a cup of tea, and.....

    hang on, to non-smokers, that's enough! That's a complete and well-rounded snack to a non-smoker. How do they do that? It's obvious that a well rounded and complete snack has three ingredients - some food, something to drink, and...

    Didn't see that one coming....didn't give in though, so the next snack after an outdoor work session won't be so associated.

  • Well done for resisting, Dec. I hate those curve-ball ones..

    Home made lemon cake huh? There's not many men could boast they make their own lemon cake :D. You're clearly a cove of many talents :)

  • Not my cake, Skidders...I just eat it.

    I am a very lucky man.

    Least I can do is not taste like an ashtray.

  • nice going, keep it up !

  • Yeh Im on the ecig too. I avoided the tobacco flavored liquids altogether though in-case they put me in the mind of a cig too much and making the journey back to smoking that bit easier. I bought the 2.4mg strength (the highest) even though I only smoked a max of 15 a day and they've worked a treat.

    I did have a bit of a ****ty time at new year as my ecig broke (id had it a while and had been trying to quit off and on unsuccessfully until this attempt) so was left up in the north of scotland nearly 100 miles from an asda (where I could get niquitin lozenges) and the 24 hours with nothing when I was only on day 12 or something was horrible. I got to asda the next day though and bought enough lozenges to do me til I got back and had the replacement parts waiting for me. Id stock up on all the bits you need, the wee wicks and plenty of liquids etc etc so you dont get caught short - half of the ecig I think is a placebo - its just about having something to help and not that you couldn't last a day or two without.

    Keep it going!!

  • half of the ecig I think is a placebo

    that's it yes - it's the pulling in and blowing out thing. It's a nice way to breath (think yoga). So doing it with fresh air is perfectly allowed I reckon.

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