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    Hey guys I was a smoker for many many years and failed to quit many times. I got on to these about a year ago with a lot of success.

    If anyone is interested in chatting about it then I have some good knowledge and am very engaged in the subject.

    If no one is interested or it's not appropriate mod mates please delete this!
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    Hi Mr Young,
    I am a smoker of 40 years, 25-30 a day.
    Simply, you have to want to give up.
    Do I? Yes on occasion.
    Do I care how much it costs. No.
    Most pathetic, dumb habit. Yes.

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    I'm a non-smoker.
    Over here in Denmark E-cigs became very popular, very quickly about 18 months ago.
    Then there was a lot of talk that they are even worse for you than normal cigarettes.
    Pretty much everyone I know that went to E-cigs has gone back again.
    I will admit, I have no idea if one is worse or not.
    We're goin' to need a bigger boat...

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    Well the jury is still out although they are entirely legal in western economies ie US and most of Europe.

    Anecdote-ally I feel (and smell) a lot better although I have swapped one nicotine delivery device for another. Although I have become quite gadget addicted - there's a lot of different toys out there

    Nicotine in itself is on par with caffeine as far as your health goes. It's the dry combustion of everything in cigarettes that is super harmful. So the theory is that by vaporizing/steaming a liquid you miss out on that burnt stuff and it's better for you.

    The situation here is you can buy the devices in every state except WA. You cannot sell the liquid containing nicotine at all anywhere but you are allowed to import from overseas for personal use.

    The best thing would be to quit all nicotine and kick the addiction but I had found it harder and harder as the years went by.
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    I was a relatively heavy smoker back in the day (probably a good 10 years). Tried many different popular ways to quit and the one that finally worked for me was Allen Carr's easy way to quit smoking book. Quit cold turkey haven't looked back.

    It's not for everyone though and addresses more of the mental battle as opposed to the physical. I dare say it is a touch outdated in today's market but the message found within isn't.
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    I gave up cold turkey 4 years ago. Had tried many times, sometimes giving up for around a year, then starting again.

    And Courtesan is right, you really have to want to and make the decision.

    I had really reached the point that I could feel the damage smoking was doing to me. But the other thing was, I made it part of Feb-fast. The two were so closely related that it made sense to try to abstain from both. At the end of the month I started drinking again, but haven't touched a cigarette since.

    That said, everyone gets there (or not) in their own way, and if E Cigs help on the road to completely giving up then why not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IDIG View Post
    I was a relatively heavy smoker back in the day (probably a good 10 years). Tried many different popular ways to quit and the one that finally worked for me was Allen Carr's easy way to quit smoking book. Quit cold turkey haven't looked back.

    It's not for everyone though and addresses more of the mental battle as opposed to the physical. I dare say it is a touch outdated in today's market but the message found within isn't.
    I quit with that book for a year or two. I'd actually recommend it but the worst thing was that his message which was nobody actually enjoys smoking and anyone who says they do is fooling themselves really sunk in. So when I started again for whatever reason I hated it and myself the whole time through. I'm clearly crazy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Young View Post
    I quit with that book for a year or two. I'd actually recommend it but the worst thing was that his message which was nobody actually enjoys smoking and anyone who says they do is fooling themselves really sunk in. So when I started again for whatever reason I hated it and myself the whole time through. I'm clearly crazy.
    Yeah that's pretty much it. The main one for me was that i was just so frustrated at myself that i wasn't able to quit even though i wanted to (but just didn't have the will power too). This book just got me over that line.
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