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Posted in Hints and tips 20 Jan 2013

One of the most useful tools i have found in my quit journey is research.......yes RESEARCH, im all for community based help forums, but everybodies journey is different, and what works for one does not necessarily work for another, i have spent 12 months and countless hours researching into all sorts of things, from tools that other people have used to give up smoking, what it takes to keep weight off when giving up, and of course other methods besides the ones mentioned on this partifcular site, including the use of e cigarettes (both non nicotine and nicotine based) which are of course not popular on this site, because of sheer ignorance and fear of even looking into this method, of course im going to upset a lot of people by even mentioning this, but i do honestly believe that e cigarettes may help some people who are willing to look into this;  many doctors see this as the future in quit aids, nicotine of course IS addictive, but is NOT carcinogenic, it is deadly in its pure form, but then so is caffeine.  People are using patches, lozenges, sprays etc, what do you think are in these? In fact do you even know what is in them? Its not just nicotine.  E cigarette contain vegetable glycol and propylene glycol which are both used in everyday products for human consumption, food flavours and your choice of whether to add nicotine or not.  Its atomised by batteries, into water vapour via a low voltage coil through a filter medium. There are a couple of great australian forums which are related to e cigs (it is called vaping, due to vapour NOT cigarette smoke) and lots of willing people who are more than willing to help new members to get off the cigarettes. Search online for vaping communities! I myself am over 300 days quit, i have a number of family members/friends who have quit cigarettes in this way.  I acknowledge this may not be for everyone, but i put it to you, for those that are willing to look at other methods, especially those who are struggling with cold turkey, patches, lozenges, and other quit cessations.

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  • AnythingsPossible, Western Sydney January 20, 2013 | 19:03
    Thank you, I really enjoyed reading this post!
    I wrote my first story about how each NRT has affected me in a different way and many people on here just told me to "suck it up"...

    I will search for info about e cigs and vaping communities and do a little research into it!
    Once again, thank you :)
  • rainbow4006 January 20, 2013 | 20:47
    Hi AnythingsPossible, thank you for your kind words, we are all different, hope you find something that works for you, because no matter what anyone tells you, whatever advice you get, the only way you will be successful in quitting cigarettes is to find that one cessation aid that suits you, good luck!
  • Sally4444, Northern NSW January 27, 2013 | 1:08
    Hey Rainbow! I came on to see how many days I've quit smoking and it's 333 days;
    you're not far behind me! I'm still loving vaping and I will never go back to ciggies ever again.

    What PV do you have?

  • rainbow4006 January 29, 2013 | 20:28
    Hello Sally4444 how nice to see you again! congrats on the 333 (well 335 now ) days have a Provari, but just got a custom roller.....which is now my fav! had a bit of a search for juice that i liked but am using pluid and riptide, not sweet, just fantastic! and i remember you asked me about my sore throats and other probs i was having after quitting.....all gone :) havent had sinus, cough all gone not even a cold since i took up vaping.....and no cravings whatsoever, and hubby followed me into it, his lung function test was down to 75%.....his asthma has settled down and his constant coughing has stopped,and his function is up by quite a bit, we both feel fantastic, its been a great journey, congrats to you vape on i say!
  • Sally4444, Northern NSW February 04, 2013 | 13:58
    Oooh, a custom roller. I haven't heard of those ones. I don't like the overly sweet juice either, pretty much all I vape now is lime spider. I think the hardest part of vaping is finding the right juice for you (there is just so many to pick from!)

    Glad to hear you're well and still staying strong. xx

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