I have quit before for 18 months. 7 months was cold turkey and the rest was using an ecig. Someone on here said be careful of ecig's and I understand why now, it got to the point I was puffing a lot more than I would smoke and I got bad back acne which I think was from the ejuice. so I started smoking....back acne cleared up but here I am today. I quit cold turkey again for a week back in August and done 8 days on 1st of October using an ecig.
The problem has been im in my final year at uni studying nursing, which is very stressful. I was reluctant to give up thinking how will I cope? I remembered I quit before in my first year and that year I got better grades than in my second year smoking an ecig...weird ay! Also, it struck me that a lot of the stress in placements comes from not being able to go for a smoke when I crave one, it makes my concentration harder and I know I probably don't learn as much because of this little nagging voice. so....where is the problem? the problem is being brave enough to tough out the first 3 weeks so I can then enjoy the rest of my life with peace and my full cognition back.
So here I am. taking control of the situation and preparing to thug it out for a few painful weeks KNOWING from experience it gets better and it really is better. My moto last time, and this time is 'NO MATTER WHAT NO CIGARETTES'. I found this really helped, as I told myself I can do anything I want to deal with ever im feeling, but no matter what a cigarette is not an option anymore. worst is 24 hours, as you kind of feel you haven't done enough time yet and you can smoke still - its the biggest psychological battle during first 24 hours for sure. anyways im waffling now. I just want to be honest with myself and the world.
Good luck fellow fresh quitters