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Electronic Cigarettes. - April 19th 2012, 09:25 PM

Hey everyone,

I'm a smoker (just tobacco), and I want to quit, but I don't think I can lose the comfort of smoking. It helped me survive in hospital, and stress makes me smoke more.
So I've been looking into Electronic Cigarettes. A guy I was in hospital with smoked these and said they were pretty good. You can use them indoors & in public places as they're just vapour. They don't have all of those horrid chemicals that regular ciggs do, yet still have nicotine to help with cravings.
I've thought about other forms of quitting, like gum or patches/that kind of thing. But I like the sensation of puffing and inhaling, which I wouldn't get from those. It's quite a comfort.

So do you think these are worth trying?
Does anyone know anyone who has tried these?

I mean, it's worth a shot, right?
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Re: Electronic Cigarettes. - April 19th 2012, 09:33 PM

I had a friend who was a heavy smoker quit using a non-nicotine version of what you're talking about. He said it was very helpful, very effective, and ended up being cheaper than smoking anyways in the long run.
Seemed to work well for him, so I don't see why it couldn't for you. It couldn't hurt to try right?

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Re: Electronic Cigarettes. - April 20th 2012, 12:33 AM

I've actually been using electronic cigarettes to help me break my cigarette addiction. It's definitely weird to get used to because it doesn't have the same taste or heavy smoke feeling when you inhale. But, once you do, it's really not that bad. I'm smoking a lot less now and it's definitely healthier and cheaper than regular cigarettes. Just give it a try and see how you like it. It can't hurt.

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Re: Electronic Cigarettes. - April 20th 2012, 09:01 AM

My mom and dad use them! My dad was a heavy smoker. He has Alzheimers, so I guess it was/is an OCD thing. But, he always has the cigarette in his mouth. We haven't given him a real one in about 2 months. He complains that he hates them, he sticks them in the toaster to light it (blew our toaster up the other day LOL). But, it's working on him. lol My mom still smokes cigarettes, it's not the same for her. She likes the cigarettes, but she prefers the real ones over the electronic ones. But, yeah. I think they're a great idea.

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Re: Electronic Cigarettes. - April 20th 2012, 04:38 PM

The one I have was a waste of money. It's the nicotine one, but it is illegal to sell or import these into Australia, so I had to buy mine overseas and bring it back. It doesn't work as well as I'd hoped - it works to stop cravings, so to speak, but after about 5 minutes of it being turned on, it runs out of battery and I have to charge it again. I got so annoyed with it that I started using it, getting fed up with it, and then just smoking a normal cigarette in its stead.

Point is, buy a decent one, and not one that'll go bust. Ensure the product is widely tested, reliable and trusted. Don't go splurging money on it if it's essentially useless. Research the best brand where you're from before you buy.
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Re: Electronic Cigarettes. - April 21st 2012, 09:32 AM

I've met people who said they gave something of a headrush, I don't know how they compare to tobacco though as I've never personally used them.

I know in hospital they gave patients something similar that wasn't actually an electronic cigarette but was like some sort of filter thing with nicotine in it, so when you inhaled through it, you still got the nicotine - I don't think these would satisfy your cravings though as they don't have any of the inhale/exhale properties you mentioned.

Like other people have said, there's no harm in giving them a go and seeing if they work for you
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Re: Electronic Cigarettes. - April 25th 2012, 03:35 PM

Hi It is absolutely worth a shot - if it means giving up smoking then anything is worth a shot! I will share my own experience in quitting smoking..

I started smoking really young at high school and like you, stress totally fuelled my habit. It got to the point that i felt i was really affecting my running (I am a keen runner) which was my motivation to eventually give up! Electronic cigarette was the only thing I tried. I got a starter kit online (cant remember where but similar to the ones seen here ) and haven't looked back since. I am almost completely off the e-cigs now and I am 100% off the real deal. Total achievement, try one. Good luck
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Re: Electronic Cigarettes. - April 28th 2012, 05:54 AM

I've been using them for over 3 months and I definitely think its worth a shot.
You'll still have your nicotine for the cravings, the good thing is your lungs
and stomach would be a lot more healthier. they are really low costly compared to real cigarettes

A few tips.
1.) start out a kit that has a good battery lifespan.
mine is 1000mah which is good for 10hours but around
650mah battery would be okay good for around 6 hours. but mine,
I usually charge it every other day even if its not low on batteries.

2.) if you are a heavy smoker. start with a high dosage of nicotine.
around 24-36 if you smoke a pack or two. Don't try to get low as
it might make you grouchy or in withdrawal symptoms.

3.) choose a very good flavour. try out a lot of sample from stores
that will fit you.

4.) don't be hard on yourself. When I got my ecigarette.
The first week I was still using analogs or real cigarettes around half pack
second week I lessened it to 4 sticks a day
third week I rarely smoke and just started on my ecigarette.
now I'm using them and only smoked real cigarette when my friend
gives me one but I always throw it away as the taste sickens me.

There are a lot of websites that would provide you some information.
but if you would like to ask more question just pm me.
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