Quote: Originally Posted by bej
Poor health report. Must quit smoking. Could you guys give me your best tips on how to quit cold turkey ??
One quick tip I can suggest is at first slowly making the effort to cut down on just how many you light up in a day's time! Before I even got into the first cigarette look alike starter kit which doesn't do much! I was already down from 3 packs to under 1 pack daily! After the first six months before actually getting into the much better variable wattage gear I was already "Ready to Quit" on a permanent basis having bought the last carton.
Ironincally a new state law banned wholesale clubs as well as any other places either being a pharmacy or including a pharmacy section(know any like Walmart) no longer being allowed to carry anything more then lighter fluid still used when camping! No tobacco products or anything with nicotine would be allowed!
Not a problem as I had already planned to vape solid for a month and then light up to see the aftereffects! BLAAAAAAAA
I burned those few packs off in May 2013 after a full month of April free of smoke and later when someone got seriously ill I ended up with a few more loose packs but not one since mid July 2013! The regular habit was already done for!
For me the habit was DOA! by that date having been looking for information on "Electronic" or "Smokeless" cigarettes for some time not having found anything about them until someone else was quitting his own 4 pack a day habit and eventually started up his own family run e-liquids business after feeling the gradual improvement.
Setting the goal and not swallowing all the hype about "Oh how addictive nicotine is and how you can't simply..." BULL! the media promoted through the years! Nicotine is liken to Caffeine and you better not eat any Eggplant or tomatoes! since those types of plants see nicotine naturally as a defense against insects not people! The drug companies simply wanted to get richer selling pills, gums, inhalers loaded with some 40 chemicals, and other useless products so you would have to buy more believing you had to in order to quit!
Break the Habit by wanting to do just that! Vaping can be a large help once you get into the gear best suited to you not someone else mind you. Here smoking menthol for decades was at the same time something I would have preferred not to have done since I could never stand the smell but suffer acute allergies where menthol in vapor provides a cancer free alternative! It's the tar in smoke that does the most damage along with the other 68 known carcinogens along with thousands of chemicals found in tobacco smoke both natural and additives to make you want to smoke more! Big T's Big Lies!