3 weeks gone

Can hardly believe it's been 3 weeks since I quit. The journey into week 4 has been mixed. I sailed through the 1st week expect that was due to enthusiasm. Had a few bad craves especially whilst stressed but they passed during the past couple of weeks. I am slowly reducing the nicotine in my e-cig and hoping to cut down using it too. I don't want to rely on it for long. Anyone else used this method of quitting?

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  • Hi give your self a pat on the back, doing great. Sorry I'm on the patch. Method, but am sure some will pop by to answer your question.

    Doing great:)

  • Well done on 3 weeks. :)

    I'm not using ecig either so can't advise.

  • Well done Crochety! :D

    That three weeks went really quickly.

    However you're doing it, it's working for you and that's the main thing. Here's to Week 4 and the end of your first month. :)

  • Hi...am using e cigs myself as my quit method and am at 30/31 days without tobacco. As far as the nicotine reduction goes, just go at a pace that feels right for you. In the meantime, and this sure as hell makes a difference to my way of thinking, keep remembering that there is no tar, carbon monoxide or any of the other 4 thousand odd toxins and carcinogens going into your body.

  • Well done you, isn't it amazing. You thought you couldn't live without them and all of a sudden you discover you can! Oh and it's better as well.

    I used NRT to quit and was concerned about still taking on nicotine. I found reducing it slowly and when I was ready worked really well. Don't put yourself under pressure or endandger your quit by worrying about the e-cig.

    Some good advice already from people using the e-cig and they will know better than me how to approach reducing it gradually.

  • Can hardly believe it's been 3 weeks since I quit. The journey into week 4 has been mixed. I sailed through the 1st week expect that was due to enthusiasm. Had a few bad craves especially whilst stressed but they passed during the past couple of weeks. I am slowly reducing the nicotine in my e-cig and hoping to cut down using it too. I don't want to rely on it for long. Anyone else used this method of quitting?

    Hi there and well done!!!

    I used an e cig for about 5 months. I had only intended to use it for 3 months but I wasn't ready to let go at that stage. I used about 1 cartridge every week or so, so I didn't overuse it, but I do think it was brilliant! I did get a little addicted to it, but I know now that if I'm ever tempted to smoke, my first line of defence would be the e cig. I am more likely to have a puff on that than buy cigarettes. I reduced the nicotine level gradually and used the nicotine free one sometimes too. I have been off the e cig for over 6 months now.

    Best of luck with your quit - I think using an e cig as a form of NRT can be successful if you do it properly.

    Sarah

  • E cigs may not officially be a form of NRT but by god they work if you go about using them right. I had a month or so of gradually reducing the tobacco cigs and increasing the use of the e cigs to cover for the ones id stop smoking at certain time before I quit. I knew I had reached the time when I could quit cigarettes completely had arrived once I had eliminated that early morning smoke and replaced it with the vape.

    The only I suppose minor drawback with using e cigs I find is the morning cotton mouth feeling...that can be addressed with drinking plenty of water. Cotton mouth is a damn sight better than stinking stale smoke mouth though!

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