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OK, so I was a 50 a day smoker and so was my partner. I had been smoking since I was 13 years old and since then have been totally hooked. I tried EVERYTHING, you name it- patches, gum, Champix (that was horrid) hypnotherapy those inhaler things and cold turkey. NOTHING worked and I found myself everytime being upset, irritable and going straight back to those smokes.
That is until I found out about e cigarettes. Using an e cigarette you get the same sensation as having a smoke but you breathe out VAPOR. No smoke/second hand smoke. No 4000 chemicals. And they taste fantastic! NOTHING bad. If people try to tell you otherwise then do your research. There is plenty of infomation on it. I recommend for the Aussies who have more questions to visit an Australian forum called aussievapers.com if you have anymore questions regarding e cigarettes. There is a ton of infomation and loads of people who are having success doing the switch.
Basically, you use a device (you can get ones that actually look like smokes) but I have what is called an ego twist, and the vape that you inhale is a warm vape to mimic the cigarette more effectively. It's safe and thousands of people are having success. And it is CHEAP! I spend about $1.50 a day on my e-fluid (this is the nicotine fluid you use to fill up your vaping device). Remember, I was 50 a day so that is massive savings for me. You can buy the devices from Australia but you have to buy the nicotine fluid (which you will need for success) from overseas. Everywhere sells it - New Zealand, USA, China, UK everywhere.. but Australia. Go figure. Maybe the Australian government fear people actually stopping smoking as they reap so much bloody money from the smokers here. I mean they have just invested 147 million dollars in British tobacco. Yeh, they don't put that on TV now do they?
The thing is. I enjoyed smoking, but the negatives were outweighing the good. Especially the price and the nasty smell of cigarettes. I failed everytime because it was the psychological part I struggled with. Life became a little dull having no smoke with my coffee, or getting stressed out and not having a smoke to calm me down.. and all those other triggers where you love to have a smoke! With e cigs I can have that sensation of smoking and NOT smoke.
What's great is that you either:
I'm telling you all this because I never thought I could quit. Never. And the thought of a smoke now is so uninticing. Why would I want a dirty smoke when instead I can vape on a strawberry shortcake, banana, apple or vanilla vape? Or if you really want a tobacco flavour there is plenty of them as well.
I am in no way affiliated with any company of e cigs, I am just an Aussie girl that found something that worked that I want to share. Four people I know have made the switch just from seeing me give up and use the e cig. If you're someone that struggles with missing the hand to mouth motion or just simply missing smoking and struggling. This is for you.
There is hope guys. I have not had a smoke for 5 1/2 months and neither has my man.
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