So I know cold turkey won't work, always fails quickly. The nicotine gum just tastes horrible. I had a decent 3 week attempt with patches, but made the mistake to quit early and ended up back on the cigarettes. When I tried the patches again, found that my reaction to them was severe (my arm literally burning up within 60s of putting them, I was clawing it off) so can't try them again.
I have decided to purchase an e-cigarette, since one big problem with coming off the patches was missing the habit of going for a cigarette. However I do worry that I tend to just sit and puff away with it, so I tend to get fidgety ( when I first tried the patches I started on the strongest which I didn't need since I smoked less and it had the same effect) making me think that really I'm taking in more nicotine than usual.
I was wondering if anyone had any tips with trying to quit with e-cigarettes? One idea that I did have was to purchase some nicotine free cartridges for it, so I could puff away on those while using the nicotine ones for the occasional puff or two with the aim to cut out nicotine completely and eventually the e-cigarette as well?
Sorry for the rant, trying to explain what I've tried and what my next attempt is. I'm 21 years old, been smoking since I was around 12 (way to curious of a child). I haven't fully stopped yet, more of a reduction while trying e-cigarettes. But plan to move fully onto the e-cigarettes by the weekend. I'm really looking for hints and tips from people who have made it through similar situations my dad managed no problem to stop ( this was before I was born though) where as I've also seen the other side of people constantly trying and failing, like me.