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Electronic Cigarettes

Posted in Hints and tips 12 Aug 2013

Day 5 without analogue cigarettes. I've tried and failed a long list of quitting methods, and this is by far the easiest attempt I've made. Although electronic cigarettes are nowhere near as enjoyable as smoking, 'vaping' is a great substitute. I went with V2 Cig and I'm happy with the product.

I'll cut down on nicotine later. On its own, nicotine is only mildly addictive. Nicotine Replacement Therapy is approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration, however e-cigs are not. For now I'm content with giving up all the nasty carcinogens, carbon monoxide and tar.

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  • stoprightnow , Western NSW August 12, 2013 | 11:58
    it is good that you have stopped smoking as such. but to say nicotine is only midly addictive is a bit rash,nicotine addiction is the second-leading cause of death worldwide.the important causes of smoking related mortality are atherosclerotic vascular diseases such as histiocytosisx, respiratory bronchiolitis, obstructive sleep apnea and the list goes on. if current smoking trends continue, tobacco will kill 10 million people each year by 2020, anyway enough said it is good that you have stopped all the chemicals all the best.
  • hayaku86 , Sydney August 12, 2013 | 12:27
    You're confusing nicotine addiction with cigarette addiction. Nicotine addiction by itself is comparatively mild. Cigarettes are extremely addictive, and many non-nicotine factors contribute to the addictiveness. Yes, we go through nicotine withdrawal symptoms, but there are many other psychological triggers involved.
  • stoprightnow , Western NSW August 12, 2013 | 14:35
    Nicotine in cigarette smoke affects mood and and performance and is the source of addiction to tobacco. it meets the criteria of a highly addictive drug, in that it is a potent psychoactive substance that induces euphoria, as an addictive drug, nicotine has 2 very potent effects, being both a stimulant and a depressant. thus a smoker can get going in the morning and chill out during the day, well have great day
  • hayaku86 , Sydney August 12, 2013 | 16:08
    Once again you're missing my point. I'm not saying nicotine is not addictive.

    I'd argue my point myself, but I'm trying to f***ing quit smoking, so do some f***ing reading:
  • stoprightnow , Western NSW August 12, 2013 | 17:17
    if you can not say anything to support your theory without resorting to fowl language don't say anything at all, this is an open forum, no need for an outburst like that.
  • john_syd_west , Nepean Blue Mountains August 13, 2013 | 11:27
    Hayaku, Firstly I hope you are successful in quitting and really who cares about the science if it works for you then that is fantastic. I did a fair bit of research on e cigarettes and I think one of the issues that is not being highlighted here is that the Nicotine has to be carried by some vector in a cigarette it is by the smoke, it is my understanding that in e Cigarettes it is via a solvent. Do you have any safety information on the solvent. I worked in the electronics industry for many, many years and we were constantly finding out that a solvent we had believed to be safe was now not so safe. You also have to consider that the major funding for research into e cigarettes is being provided by tobacco companies as they see it as the next big thing. Now they have a stellar track record in putting our health above their profit don't they? NOT! So can you trust them or the product to be safe. Please be careful. You do not want to find out that the cure was actually worse than the disease. After reading as much as I could find on the science and engineering of e cigarettes I decided against using them, but that was a personal decision. If your decision to do so is based on careful consideration of the facts then good luck to you. I quit using hypnotherapy and if you call the quit line and tell them that you will be treated like a complete idiot so I understand your sensitivity.
  • Dottily August 13, 2013 | 20:07
    Hi Hayaku, I love the "analogue cigarettes" description! Well done, nearly through the first week. You are doing so well.

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