NE1 Tried to stop smoking by using e-cigs?

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ouchie22878
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   Posted 8/25/2010 11:05 PM (GMT -7)   
My husband and I have decided to stop smoking, and we are looking at the different e-cigarettes that are out there.  I dont know anyone that has tried them.  The concept seems amazing.
 
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javamommy77
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   Posted 8/25/2010 11:12 PM (GMT -7)   
I have a friend that just switched and she loves them. I don;t know if I could do it or not. They seem so expensive and to me the concept seems a little creepy lol but man my husband would love me if I did. Keep me posted if you find somethig in a reasonable price(under 100)

ouchie22878
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   Posted 8/25/2010 11:46 PM (GMT -7)   
will do java ^^ i should get mine in about a week still looking around
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sotiredoffibro
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   Posted 8/26/2010 5:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Ouchie, that is what my husband and I are using right now to help us quit. We havent had a real cigarrette now for almost a month. we order the cigs from refillmynjoy.com and then we order blank filters and tobacco juice from other places as it is much cheaper than buying the prefilled filters. The type we use is called an ncig and it is longer than the npro but my husband and I both feel that it works better than the shorter ones. Hope this helps you and your husband.
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Shirley
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   Posted 8/26/2010 7:14 AM (GMT -7)   
What a coincidence. My husband and I haven't had a cigarette in a week. This must be the season for quitting smoking. He is taking Chantix, I am going cold turkey. So far so good. I am so happy for you and very proud of me. I can't believe that it has been a week now.

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Arrunk
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   Posted 8/26/2010 7:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Congrats to all of you who are quitting. I have smoked for almost 25 years. I tried to stop last night, but I bought a pack this morning. Talk about no will power right now. I know I need to quit. Emphysema and cancer run in my immediate family and I don't want either of those on top of everything else!
Richard

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just_grace
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   Posted 8/26/2010 8:55 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm working on quitting smoking myself.  Told my husband I thought it was time.  I plan to slowly wean myself off and then just go cold turkey.  Doc has offered me an rx for Chantix like every single time I've seen her for the last 2 years.  I already take enough pills and don't want to take one more.  Besides, I've known others who have tried the Chantix and had some of the side effects... again... don't need more of those.  Haven't considered the e-cigs either.  I plan to be done smoking by September first, which is my oldest childs bday.  He would be 26 this year.  Just feel like that's good motivation for me.  Might even come up with some type of reward for myself when I succeed.

MT Lady
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   Posted 8/26/2010 11:20 AM (GMT -7)   
I quit four years ago with the help of Chantix...it had just come out on the market then and I knew nothing of the side effects. It did work for me...I had NO withdrawal effects whatsoever and didn't gain a pound, which is quite amazing for me. I used it for six months. I have not had one cigarette since then and hopefully I will never have another one...I wish everyone well
Miriam

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Vikatory
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   Posted 8/26/2010 11:20 AM (GMT -7)   
I quit 3 years ago after 25+ years of smoking on and off. I quit once for 9 years then started up again when we went through teenage hell. Chantix did the trick for me. The side effects are just like any new medication you take (somewhat annoying), but they subside after you're on it for a while. It took me several months to quit. I went off of it for a while then I tried again. One day I picked up a cig, looked at it and decided I didn't really need to smoke anymore. That's the beauty of Chantix. It stops the craving and desire to smoke. BTW, I quit the day before my twins' birthday. I told them that was their birthday present.

Quitting smoking was the most difficult thing for me to do. Kudos to all of you for trying.

getting by
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   Posted 8/26/2010 11:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Congratulations everybody. Chantix kind of makes you feel good too as I remember. I haven't got a prescription for it yet, but I haven't smoked for seven days. It is still hard, but doable.

Hugs, to all, Karen
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SillyMe2
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   Posted 8/26/2010 6:06 PM (GMT -7)   
I quit every night.. :) Really though let me know how those ecigs work.. I'm interested.
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Nana Monster
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   Posted 8/27/2010 6:27 PM (GMT -7)   
My man had to quit cold turkey as he found out he had emphysema and spots on his lungs which, thankfully, are unchanged.
He used licorice root to cut the cravings. (not licorice the candy). It helped if anyone wants to try it.

Nana Monster

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   Posted 8/27/2010 7:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you,

The cravings are hard, I imagine that I could get the licorice root at the health food store.

Hugs, Karen
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MT Lady
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   Posted 8/27/2010 7:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Karen, that's what is so great about Chantix...I had NO cravings...none! I did, however, still have to kick the "habit"...but it was so much easier when you are not dealing with the cravings

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camperchic01
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   Posted 9/2/2010 7:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Wishing You all Luck.
        I quit 3 years ago after 20 years.  I went cold turkey.  I do not recommend that.  I gained 60 lbs, and lost my best friend.  I quit. she didn't.   What helped me was I taught my self to crochet.  I used the smallest needle and the smallest stich.  It took me 6 months to finish my first blanket.  I gave it to my husband as a sign that I made it.  I also used frozen grapes to keep my mouth busy.  
 
Good Luck to  all. smilewinkgrin
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