Day 2 Vaping, 2nd Attempt

Hi,

this is day 2 of vaping. It's also my 1000th attempt at quitting but my 2nd proper attempt with ecig. The last time I lasted 6 weeks but then went on holiday and bought fags as soon as I landed!!

I'm going on holiday in 2 weeks again and I don't want this to happen again. But the cigs are so cheap over there and the whole holiday atmosphere changes my rational thinking.

my 6yr old daughter is constantly at me about smoking and she gets really upset when I say I'm stopping but she still catches me with a cigarette. I hate myself.

Even though im using the ecig I cant stop thinkin bout real cigarettes. I have to stop myself gettin in the car to get some.

Help.

p.s. I'm using 24mg nicotine and a really good pen. They aren't he problem its me... :(

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  • hi LeesaD

    I used e-sig and it worked for me

    I wanted/needed to stop for threats of COPD.

    I wanted to be healthier have MY money in my pocket.

    But one very big reason was my grandchildren ages 3 and 8.

    they don't like smelly grandmar and I don't want them to grow up around smoking.

    Its great your stopping 😁 but its not easy,but you can do this.

    take care 😊

    keep kicking 😁

  • thank you very much 😊

  • Hello and welcome!

    I quit with an e-cig as well and I also had a few attempts. I had also smoked for more years than I care to remember. Quitting smoking is possible and it is a goal that is within your reach.

    Persevere with the e-cig. I found that it took me a few days, perhaps about a week to get used to using it and overcome the feeling that I still wanted an actual cigarette. Use your e-cig as much as you need too (don't try to cut down on it just yet). Keep telling yourself that it is delivering the nicotine you need. Take things one hour at a time. Get yourself a stop smoking app (SmokeFree is awesome and free as well), to keep track of your progress.

    You really just have to plod on in the knowledge that it does and will, get easier. You don't have to do it alone either; post on here as often as you need to.

    Keep at it. Persevere with the-cig. It can be done and you, can do it. ☺

  • Great Advice, really appreciated

  • You are on the right track, and 2 days is awesome. Hang in there, it is so worth it.

  • I know it will be worth it, its just the long road ahead now that worries me. I appreciate u taking the time to answer so much.

  • Welcome LeesaD and congratulations on day 2 smoke free, well done! My advice to you especially for your holiday in 2 weeks time is to prepare yourself and the mindset that you are going to return from holiday delighted and proud of yourself of not wasting money on cigs and instead treating yourself to something else that you will have as a keepsake from your first smoke free holiday.

    At this early stage in your quit, this is going to take alot of focus, determination and strength but you can so do it with the right mindset, I promise! Stay close to us, watch the alcohol intake and have the belief 8-)

    Maybe get yourself in the holiday mode for the next 2 weeks to build up the mindset. Wishing you strength!

  • brilliant advice, Il keep ur idea in my head now. Thanks alot x

  • Leesa Welcome and don't be hard on yourself ....Even Mark Twain said "Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I've done it thousands of times''.

    The secret here is to quit and stay quit and that is not the easiest thing I have done in my life..Although, it was the most uncomfortable time of my life that first 3 months.. But I can assure you if you stay smoke free it is wonderful on the other side..

    Strongs on your journey and listen to your 6 year old..She is very wise !!!!

  • thanks so much for taking the time to give me advice. It means alot.

  • Hello LeesaD , I quit with an ecig too and I didn't find it easy. Get an app for your phone so you can monitor how your health and wealth are improving, and try to concentrate on the reasons you're quitting.

    I still really liked smoking when I quit so I found I had to try to concentrate on things like how my fitness was getting better, how I didn't stink anymore, and how much extra cash I had. Puff away on the ecig as much as you need to when the cravings hit...but don't give yourself nicotine poisoning! :-)

    Hope we can help - keep us updated.

  • haha Il try and not OD on the nicotine, thanks. That made me chuckle!! 😭

  • thanks for the reply. I did respond but down below instead of here. Lol sorry

  • The OD on nicotine made me laugh. I'm picturing myself sucking the cheeks off myself like a trooper on the exit.

  • Hi,

    I quit with the e-cig too, but it took me 3.5 years to quit the e-cig afterwards! So beware.

    My trick, I switched immediately to menthol taste, instead of the regular tabacco ones. It's fresher, you don't feel so much the difference on the temperature of the "smoke" and it's a totally different feeling from smoking. I didn't replace the cig, I started a new thing. And it worked.

    I made the transition in 4 days and have been smoke free for more almost 4.5 years.

    I still miss my e-cig, but not the smokes. The idea of a cigarette makes me nautions now.

  • thank you for replying. I agree with the menthol. I've been using that since day 1 and actually switched to fruity ones for a day but was nearly sick. Menthol works for me. I appreciate the time u took to reply.

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