Wow, I have been reading over the post, for yesterday, and things got a little crazy..
I am a big fan of cold turkey. I also understand that many can't handle it, for an assortment of reasons. Had I not been semi retired, and needed maintain any kind of production, I may not have made it. I was pretty useless for a couple weeks.
I have recommended the use of a simple, disposable E-cig, with nicotine, as a temporary NRT, and seen it work.. As with any, stop smoking aid, the key word is,, temporary. I would recommend it before patches, gum, or lozenges, because all of those maintain a high level of nicotine in the system. The E-cig, can provide a hit or two, and then be put down, as a simple crutch, on an otherwise cold turkey quit. This is done with a plan, to be truly free, in a fairly short time.
Now, Just my way of thinking here. When you buy some kind of, rechargeable hardware, and Vape juice, you are going beyond a quit smoking, NRT type aid. Now you are switching to Vaping. The problem is just terminology. We should have another name, or packaging for an E-cig, as NRT, for quitting smoking.
Today, when I see the word VAPING, I see too many teens, and young adults, using these devices to deliver huge amounts of vapor, like some kind of sport, and we are starting to see health problems from it. This is young people, who were not smokers, filling their lungs with large amounts of mostly uncontrolled flavors and juices.
So, my opinion, we could just call the TEMPORARY use of an E-cig, to quit smoking, another form of NRT.. I really hate to see this VAPING craziness among young people. I'm afraid of the long term consequences, we have yet to see.
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