Quote: Originally Posted by xips
I'm want to quit a 2 pack a day habit completely and I've tried quitting more times than I can count. On my last attempt I cut back to a pack a day and put on 50 lbs in a couple of months. Clothes are more expensive than tobacco and trading one health risk for another is not acceptable for me.
Does vaping help eliminate the urge to gorge on chow or constantly snack?
Not facts, but opinion here but ...
Vaping helps with the Nicotine cravings.
The physical aspect, or the need to do something with your hands/habit of smoking, will take a bit to overcome mostly in that 1st week or 2.
I think thats the part where many start to eat more. Its due to needing something to do with their hands/bordom etc. So they eat.
If you are truly ready to quit, it will help you. Once you get past that 1st week, and get used to everything it gets alot easier. I think the big thing though, is that you still carry on the physical act of smoking. So, though you may get some cravings in that first week, it should help reduce the urge to overdo anything.
I think with a little will power to overcome those urges in that 1st week and you're golden from there on out. Once you realize its all in your head, and not a nicotine craving, it does get a bit easier.
Perhaps others can comment with something more specific as I am not sure myself.
Even though Ive been through it, I'm one of those unlucky(or luck depending how you see it) that can't gain weight no matter what. So I didn't really pay attention if my diet increased or not.
On a side note, I cut the lawn the first time this year. Used to I always had to take breaks, out of breathe etc.
Its been getting better over the last year, but this time was a breeze. Didn't even need a break. The fact it was somewhat cool out helped but still something that was hard on me when I still smoked.
And that article NightHawk linked ...
I just thought about this yesterdat TBH. My niece (lives with me) has been sick twice this past year. In fact, just got over flu. In the last year I've not even had a cold. Wierd considering I used to get a cold or flu rather often, 2-3 times a year, and was devasating to me.
maybe theres something to that.