What brands did you smoke?
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I've quit cigarettes for 8 months now (having smoked over 20 years) with the help of vaping. I've gone from 12mg of nicotine, down to 9, 3 and now 0. If you wish to meet for a drink and discuss anything vaping related, I'd be happy to do so.
I'm not going to come in here and tell you that vaping is as healthy as eating quinoa and kale, but it's most definitely much healthier than smoking cigarettes.
Tobacco is as addictive as heroin (as a mood & behavior altering agent).
- Nicotine is:
- 1000 X more potent than alcohol
- 10-100 X more potent than barbiturates
- 5-10 X more potent than cocaine or morphine
- A 1-2 pack per day smoker takes 200-400 hits daily for years. This constant intake of a fast acting drug (which affects mood, concentration & performance).. eventually produces dependence.
Pressures to relapse are both behaviorally &pharmacologically triggered.
The best way to beat the nicotine addiction is to stop using the drug. Chewing gum, wearing a patch or vaping (nicotine) is only replacing how the drug is administered.
Just quit cold turkey. Interesting fact regarding nicotine addiction in the US. There are now more "former" nicotene users than there are current users.
It is a bitch to quit, but take comfort in knowing that millions of people have done it. If they can do it, so can you.
Quitting cold turkey is an obvious choice. Albeit, not such an easy one for many people. Vaping provides an alternative means of controlling your nicotine consumption while still providing the user with the physical feedback loop of smoking a cigarette.
That's an interesting stat about 'former' vs 'current' users. I'm not disputing it, but stats can be misleading. How is a 'former user' defined? The kid who tried a pack and never continued? Does the former statistic include dead people? lol
I'm curious as to your thoughts on nicotine addiction. Nicotine in itself, not as a part of a cigarette. I doubt nicotine in itself is cancer causing.
Again, I'm not championing vaping as a healthy activity. But in comparison to cigarettes, I'm curious to see why people are so against it.
It is the nicotene I don't like. I am not a fan of using nicotene gum, patches or vaping. I think they are all silly. Just man up and quit, its not easy at first, but in the long run you will be very happy you did.
Last edited by Open Casket; 01-09-2015 at 12:33 PM.
Do the vapers here only vape at home or also when on the go ? Does it give any problems by vaping elsewhere (where smoking is also permitted) ?
Illegal to use or illegal to sell vaping equipment?