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Thu Oct 23, 2014, 08:17 AM

Six Months Smoke Free

About seven months ago, I asked a few DU members about their experiences with e-cigarettes. Most of those who had used them recommended them. So I tried a cheapie disposable (disgusting and lasted about six hours) and it proved that it could work for me. I ordered myself a Tornado V3 kit and some liquid the next day. That was the beginning of April.

Overnight, my 50 a day dropped to 5. Over the next week or so, I cut out the remaining five. April 23rd, I levered myself out of bed, went to pick up my baccy tin and lighter and thought "no, let's see if I can do without".

I haven't smoked a single cigarette since that day. My liquids still have nicotine (although that's slowly going down as well) but I've gone from 3000+ toxins and sucking concentrated smoke into my lungs, to one toxin and huffing flavoured steam. Perfect? No, but much, much better. My breathing is much easier, my sense of smell and taste are back (I hadn't realised how much hot sauce I was putting on everything!), I no longer have to worry about the effect of my smoke on my SO and cats, my SO is overjoyed and my cats much prefer the smell of cinnamon and cherries over the smell of stinky tobacco smoke.

Six months. No smoke. No tar. Just nicotine and a few nice flavours. E-cigs help people quit and I've taken to suggesting them to everyone who's having problems quitting the smokes.

Thank you to every DUer who encouraged me to try this. And Kat, Lily and Cracker thank you too.

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Prophet 451 Oct 2014 OP
bigwillq Oct 2014 #1
JaneyVee Oct 2014 #2
Prophet 451 Oct 2014 #3
meow2u3 Oct 2014 #4
Prophet 451 Oct 2014 #7
meow2u3 Oct 2014 #28
Prophet 451 Oct 2014 #30
meow2u3 Oct 2014 #37
Prophet 451 Oct 2014 #51
kairos12 Oct 2014 #5
rurallib Oct 2014 #6
Prophet 451 Oct 2014 #8
rurallib Oct 2014 #9
bigwillq Oct 2014 #11
jtuck004 Oct 2014 #38
bigwillq Oct 2014 #44
jtuck004 Oct 2014 #54
Prophet 451 Oct 2014 #57
Prophet 451 Oct 2014 #12
Codeine Oct 2014 #42
Dustlawyer Oct 2014 #10
Prophet 451 Oct 2014 #13
Dustlawyer Oct 2014 #16
Prophet 451 Oct 2014 #18
Dustlawyer Oct 2014 #20
mountain grammy Oct 2014 #29
Skittles Oct 2014 #43
tridim Oct 2014 #14
Prophet 451 Oct 2014 #17
LeftishBrit Oct 2014 #15
Prophet 451 Oct 2014 #19
MarianJack Oct 2014 #21
marble falls Oct 2014 #22
Phentex Oct 2014 #23
NaturalHigh Oct 2014 #24
logosoco Oct 2014 #25
Prophet 451 Oct 2014 #32
roody Oct 2014 #26
Prophet 451 Oct 2014 #33
Wheezy Oct 2014 #27
WillowTree Oct 2014 #31
Prophet 451 Oct 2014 #35
WillowTree Oct 2014 #39
One_Life_To_Give Oct 2014 #34
Prophet 451 Oct 2014 #36
PennyK Oct 2014 #40
Prophet 451 Oct 2014 #47
cordelia Oct 2014 #41
Oilwellian Oct 2014 #45
Prophet 451 Oct 2014 #49
Behind the Aegis Oct 2014 #46
Prophet 451 Oct 2014 #48
superpatriotman Oct 2014 #50
Prophet 451 Oct 2014 #52
Warpy Oct 2014 #53
Prophet 451 Oct 2014 #55
Warpy Oct 2014 #56
Prophet 451 Oct 2014 #58
KittyWampus Oct 2014 #59
Prophet 451 Oct 2014 #63
Name removed Oct 2014 #60
arcane1 Oct 2014 #61
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Prophet 451 Oct 2014 #64
arcane1 Oct 2014 #65
Mariana Oct 2014 #69
Prophet 451 Oct 2014 #75
arcane1 Oct 2014 #80
LostOne4Ever Oct 2014 #66
Dont call me Shirley Oct 2014 #67
abelenkpe Oct 2014 #68
Lifelong Protester Oct 2014 #70
Spitfire of ATJ Oct 2014 #71
Prophet 451 Oct 2014 #82
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Prophet 451 Oct 2014 #84
kristenjones Oct 2014 #72
pansypoo53219 Oct 2014 #73
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Response to Prophet 451 (Original post)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 08:21 AM

1. Good for you!

 



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Response to Prophet 451 (Original post)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 08:28 AM

2. Thats great! I remember your thread...

 

I responded by saying I know about 10 people who quit by vaping. Doctors should be encouraging this as a way to quit smoking. Keep up the greatness.

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 08:33 AM

3. The NHS wants to add them

Here, you can get smoking cessation aids for teh cost of a prescription fee (about $12). The NHS has been looking into the logistics of adding ecigs and liquid to it's smoking cessation aids. My own doctor, having seen the success of myself and a couple of others, now is recommending them to people having problems quitting (which is most people who try and quit).

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Response to Prophet 451 (Original post)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 08:36 AM

4. Keep up the good work

It really is fun vaping because of the plethora of flavors and the fact that we're "cheating" by getting our nic fixes without all the toxins getting in the lungs, with good taste as a benefical side effect. This pisses off the ANTZ (anti-nicotine and tobacco zealots), who want to see nicotine criminalized, and Big Tobacco, who want the competition (e-cigs) eliminated. Well, screw youse, Big Pharma and Big Tobacco!


Vaping should be promoted as a quit-smoking method, not demonized as a nonexistent gateway to smoking and drug use.

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Response to meow2u3 (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 08:44 AM

7. There is no gateway

The research says that the number of people who vape without first being smokers barely exists. There's one or two, sure, but very, very few.

The ability to get out from the corporates helped me with this. I'm extremely anti-corporate (to the point of banning them if possible) and the lovely thing about vaping is that most of us aren't using Big Tobacco's shitty disposables, we're buying from the internet equivalent of mom n' pop start-ups.

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Response to Prophet 451 (Reply #7)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 10:08 AM

28. I know e-cigs present no gateway to smoking

But some "experts" with an ideological agenda are lying to the public trying to sell us on a gateway that doesn't exist.

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Response to meow2u3 (Reply #28)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 10:23 AM

30. Sorry, dude

I was playing to the gallery, didn't mean to imply you were uninformed on the topic.

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Response to Prophet 451 (Reply #30)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 10:40 AM

37. I'm not a dude

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Response to meow2u3 (Reply #37)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 02:30 PM

51. Sorry, dudette :)

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Response to Prophet 451 (Original post)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 08:38 AM

5. Way to go!!!

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Response to Prophet 451 (Original post)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 08:39 AM

6. Great news!

don't give in ever again!

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Response to rurallib (Reply #6)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 08:46 AM

8. Don't plan to

Sold all my tobacco stash off, emptied my tobacco tin. Keeping my lighter as they're generally useful though.

I'm going to reward myself for six months by upgrading my ecig kit and trying out a few new flavours.

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Response to Prophet 451 (Reply #8)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 08:49 AM

9. hope you are saving some money

one thing I did was to take my smoke money and invest it. It was incredible what it grew into in 20 years.

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Response to rurallib (Reply #9)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 08:51 AM

11. I did that and couldn't believe how much

 

it grew to after a MONTH.

Sadly, I went back to smoking but I'm getting closer to quitting. The 20th time just might work!


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Response to bigwillq (Reply #11)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 10:45 AM

38. If you want to try - Find a store where you can get 36mg nicotine ecig juice.

 

- that is usually something you have to go looking for, it's higher than normal.

Get a couple of good, cheap e-cigs (my Pro Tank II and batteries are about $30 on ebay) and just try it for a week or two. It is clumsy, and will take some adjustment, making sure things are charged (get 3 batteries so you always have one).


See what happens. I didn't intend to quit, and the first 2 or 3 ecigs didn't do much. Then a person running one of these stores suggested the above, and 3 days later I realized I had laid my cigs down that day and forgot them for the first time in 40+ years.

That was last year, I haven't gone back. It was a pleasant surprise, since, like you, I had tried to quit multiple times, but you have to replace the nicotine you are taking in, and much of the ejuice that is out there won't.

For what it's worth...


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Response to jtuck004 (Reply #38)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 12:23 PM

44. Thansk for the suggestion.

 

I have tried to go cold turkey but I think I may have to ween myself off.

I've quit for months at a time but have always gone back.

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Response to bigwillq (Reply #44)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 04:00 PM

54. The New England Journal of Medicine said, specifically, for patients who have tried

 

to quit multiple times doctors should recommend that they consider an e-cig.

My experience was similar - multiple tries over 40+ years. We aren't alone, either. Before stop smoking efforts really ramped up, about half the country smoked. With all those efforts it dropped to about 15%, and has sat there for roughly a decade. So they got the easy pickings, now for the hard core.

So you need different tools. This vaping pipe - ecig - is one.

That this worked came as a surprise, but I'll take it. I have spent time learning more about it since. We could save ourselves billions of dollars (quite literally) and at least a couple hundred thousand early deaths every year if we would just buy these as a country and give them away.

Note: I found myself reaching for my lighter more than a year later, just before I get out my e-cig. 40+ years of smoking is hard to walk away from, and most party smokers and non-smokers don't know enough to help. Glad I found these things.

If you want more info, feel free to post here or pm me - I will share whatever I can. It really is a moment, when you figure out you aren't attached to those things any longer. Then although you want that pipe close, you find you aren't as attached to IT And perhaps from there...?





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Response to jtuck004 (Reply #54)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 06:11 PM

57. "just buy these as a country and give them away"

is exactly what the NHS here (UK) is considering doing. There's loads of smoking cessation stuff available on the NHS for the cost of a prescription (about $12; poor, old and disabled are exempt). But treating smoking related illnesses costs the NHS about 7 billion a year. Obviously, they'd like to reduce that so they're investigating the logistics of adding e-cigs to the smoking cessation aids.

I can pick up a basic e-cig kit and 10ml of basic juice for around 20. Given that the NHS buys in bulk and negotiates prices, I'd imagine they can slice a good 30-40% off that. So, let's say 14 for a kit and a starting bottle of juice. That's got to be cheaper than what the average smoker will cost the NHS in treatment.

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Response to rurallib (Reply #9)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 08:55 AM

12. I've been indulging my wargaming hobby

Essentially, toy soldiers with complicated rules that I build and paint. Lack of smokes lets me buy a few more models.

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Response to Prophet 451 (Reply #12)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 11:32 AM

42. And now your Zouave regiments won't smell

 

like stale smoke!

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Response to Prophet 451 (Original post)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 08:51 AM

10. I made it 6 months and stupidly bought a pack to stay awake on an 1,100 mile drive.

I thought I had a really good reason to stay awake at the time. I am about to do it again, but putting non-smoking 1st. My cravings at 6 months were not bad at all, but I was still chewing the gum.

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Response to Dustlawyer (Reply #10)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 08:56 AM

13. Good luck to you, dude

If you can, buy yourself a lanyard so you can keep your ecig handy for those long drives. I have no cravings at all because I'm still getting teh nicotine.

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Response to Prophet 451 (Reply #13)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 08:59 AM

16. I have to use the gum. The e cig irritates my throat.

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Response to Dustlawyer (Reply #16)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 09:03 AM

18. Ah, I'm sorry

Sending good vibes your way.

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Response to Prophet 451 (Reply #18)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 09:04 AM

20. Thanks!

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Response to Dustlawyer (Reply #10)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 10:15 AM

29. Keep trying, I "quit" a dozen times, the last time for 15 years.

But I know, one cig and I'm a pack a day, so I use a vape pen every now and then. Good luck, it's a struggle.

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Response to Dustlawyer (Reply #10)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 11:45 AM

43. hey

you identified a trigger so come up with a plan on what you will do next time if a similar situation arises - learning from losing a battle is how you will eventually win the war

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Response to Prophet 451 (Original post)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 08:58 AM

14. IMO ecigs work because they're a pleasure to use.

And cheap enough that I'm not constantly feeling horrible about giving money to big pharma for their smoking cessation products that IMO don't work at all.

I'm at least a year smoke free, and have basically stopped counting days because I have zero desire to ever smoke again. First time that has happened.

Keep it up, I know you can and will!

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Response to tridim (Reply #14)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 09:03 AM

17. They are

It's like, I can keep the nicotine gremlins shut up but puffing cinnamon steam is a pleasure. I've stopped counting days and started counting months now. Mainly so I can reward myself every six months I don't want to smoke, I have no need to smoke.

No idea if the smoking cessation aids work or not, I never tried using them. But the NHS is looking into teh logistics of adding ecigs to it's smoking cessation aids (meaning you get a cig and juice for the prescription fee, roughly $12 and the poor, sick and old are exempt).

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Response to Prophet 451 (Original post)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 08:58 AM

15. Congratulations!

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Response to LeftishBrit (Reply #15)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 09:04 AM

19. Thanks, man!

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Response to Prophet 451 (Original post)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 09:07 AM

21. Mazel Tov!

PEACE!

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Response to Prophet 451 (Original post)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 09:11 AM

22. Good deal! Keep it going!

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Response to Prophet 451 (Original post)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 09:21 AM

23. That's great!

I wish you much continued success!

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Response to Prophet 451 (Original post)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 09:27 AM

24. Good job!

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Response to Prophet 451 (Original post)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 09:33 AM

25. Great to hear!

I started ecigs almost 3 years ago after smoking (and enjoying it!) for 33 years.
I can walk up the steep hill by my house without huffing and puffing. I laughed the first time I stopped to catch my breath at the usual spot, I was breathing fine!

I sure don't miss the ashes and yellow stains all over wherever I smoked.
I am seeing more and more people out in public using them and I feel very happy for them that they found these amazing devices.
If anyone here on DU is smoking PLEASE give these e cigs a try!

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Response to logosoco (Reply #25)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 10:28 AM

32. I still can't walk too far

but that's because of the arthritis in my knees and back (and I'm only 38!), not because of being short of breath.

I'm like, "why would I still want to smoke?". I get the nicotine I'm addicted to but in lots of tasty flavours. Plus, I'm a techie and it's a toy to tinker with.

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Response to Prophet 451 (Original post)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 09:34 AM

26. Congratulations! What are you going

to do with all that extra money?

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Response to roody (Reply #26)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 10:29 AM

33. Wargaming and video gaming

Wargaming is toy soldiers with complex rules. Video gaming will soak up as much money as I can spare.

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Response to Prophet 451 (Original post)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 09:58 AM

27. Congratulations!

Whatever way works is the best way.

Way to go! Keep going.

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Response to Prophet 451 (Original post)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 10:23 AM

31. Good work!

Six months was a big milestone for me. One of the things that I missed (and still do, actually) was seeing the genuinely nice gentlemen who run the smoke shop where I was a twice-a-week regular and I waited until my six-month anniversary to stop in to let them know that I missed seeing them and that I had not, in fact, taken my business elsewhere. Didn't trust myself to go in there until I'd made six months.

And yes, my critters don't miss my smoking and, like you, I don't have to worry about what it's doing to them anymore and that feels especially good.

Hang in there. It keeps getting easier.

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Response to WillowTree (Reply #31)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 10:33 AM

35. My local smoke shop is gradually moving over

I used to go to a really nice old-style tobacconist but they're seeing the market shift so they've started carrying high-end liquids, totallywicked and imported juices. They also brought up the adjoining coffee shop and turned it into a vape & coffee shop.

I'm celebrating six months by upgrading my kit and indulging in a few of the expensive imported liquids.

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Response to Prophet 451 (Reply #35)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 11:03 AM

39. Good for you! Enjoy!!

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Response to Prophet 451 (Original post)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 10:29 AM

34. Congrats

I know where you are at. Keep up the good fight!
You prove that sometimes it is good to be a quitter.

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Response to One_Life_To_Give (Reply #34)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 10:36 AM

36. Thanks, man!

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Response to Prophet 451 (Original post)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 11:12 AM

40. Me too!

BEST thing I ever did! Ecigs scratch every itch a smoker has and make real ones so unappealing by comparison. I was a packnahalf smoker for over forty years, and I quit in FOUR days. I lit up my last one, took two puffs, and stubbed it out in disgust. Only time I ever quit before, I tried hypnotism, and I was a wreck...crying all the time.
I don't cough any more, I don't have to sneak around, no more air freshener, no tobacco stains on the walls...and I've gotten back my singing voice. I can breathe deeply and my adult daughters aren't grossed out or embarrassed around me. And I'm actually finally losing my extra ten pounds. Next week will be 3/4 of a year for me. Cannot recommend it more! I just wish Democrat legislators would see what a life-saver it is.

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Response to PennyK (Reply #40)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 02:22 PM

47. That was what made it for me

I didn't go into this intending to quit but the cig shut up the nicotine gremlins and came in such lovely flavours that, in the end, I just didn't need to smoke anymore. It's a fucking revelation, it really is.

Here, the NHS is investigating the logistics of making them available on the NHS. That means your doctor writes you a prescription and you get a cig and some juice for just the $12 prescription fee (poor, sick and old are exempt). I've become something of an evangelist and my own doctor is now recommending them to anyone trying to quit.

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Response to Prophet 451 (Original post)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 11:15 AM

41. I'm glad for you! It's a decision you won't regret.

Keep it up.

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Response to Prophet 451 (Original post)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 01:26 PM

45. Congrats...six months went by fast, eh?

I just hit the year mark in August and still have no desire to go back to cigs. With my husband and I quitting, we saved over $4 grand last year.

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Response to Oilwellian (Reply #45)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 02:26 PM

49. It has gone by really quick

I only noticed it when my current study module (I'm doing a Forensic Psych degree) ended last week.

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Response to Prophet 451 (Original post)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 01:54 PM

46. You quit 20 days after me.

My car is finally not smelling like smoke and neither are my clothes. The best thing, I set aside the money I would have spent on cigs in a week to a savings account....$1600 later, I have a nice holiday fund!

Congrats to you!

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #46)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 02:24 PM

48. I wish I'd done that now

I could probably have afforded those computer upgrades I've been thinking about.

Thanks for your kind words and glad it's working out for you too.

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Response to Prophet 451 (Original post)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 02:26 PM

50. Eight months here!

Good luck to us!

I love my vape.

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Response to superpatriotman (Reply #50)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 02:31 PM

52. I do too

I'm celebrating my six months by upgrading my kit to the new bottom-coil tanks and a bigger battery. It's been a revelation, it really has.

Good luck to us both!

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Response to Prophet 451 (Original post)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 03:41 PM

53. Congratulations!

You're right, while not ideal, getting your nicotine in steam is much better than getting it in the concentrated smoke of burning leaves. In addition, you tend to taper your nicotine dose without realizing it as you take fewer hits off the gizmo instead of compulsively smoking a butt to the end because, hey, those things are expensive!

I'm sure everybody around you including friends and folks at work have been overjoyed since they no longer have to smell the reek of burned tobacco to enjoy your company.

You're going to be around to help fight the Koch boys a lot longer already. And you'll be able to YELL.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #53)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 06:03 PM

55. No friends, no folks at work

I'm on disability due to physical and mental health issues. Friends have mostly faded away. That's the price of mental illness, the isolation.

But I'll fight the corporates, always.

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Response to Prophet 451 (Reply #55)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 06:08 PM

56. It's the price of physical illness with chronic pain, too



Fellow hermit here. If it weren't for the net, I'd probably be bonkers by now.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #56)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 06:13 PM

58. I am bonkers

And yeah, I get chronic pain, arthritis in my knees and back. Fun, isn't it?

We'll get through. Best to you and yours.

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Response to Prophet 451 (Original post)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 06:14 PM

59. So proud of you! Sounds weird for an internet stranger to say that but it is such a positive move

 

on so many levels.

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Response to KittyWampus (Reply #59)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 07:08 PM

63. Thank you!

And I don't find it weird at all. But then, I am insane.

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Thu Oct 23, 2014, 06:24 PM

61. They are not inhaling burning smoke into their lungs. It's a first step, and a big one.

 

And you went through the trouble of creating an account just to shit on this person?

WTF is wrong with you?

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Response to arcane1 (Reply #61)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 07:09 PM

64. Whatever it was, he's gone

I didn't even view their message so no harm done.

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Response to Prophet 451 (Reply #64)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 07:12 PM

65. I quit in December and caught shit for using nicotine gum until June. I'm still sensitive.

 

More power to you!!!

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Response to arcane1 (Reply #65)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 11:07 PM

69. Fuck anyone who gives a former smoker grief

over the method they used to quit smoking, or how long they used it.

I've said before and I'll say again, I believe the motivation of anyone who does that is the desire to see smokers suffer, even after they've quit. It pisses them off that people usually have an easier time quitting when they use nicotine gum, e-cigs, patches or whatever. They don't want you to have an easier time, they'd rather you just keep on smoking than quit without being utterly miserable. E-cigs, in particular, drive them into a rage because vaping is so enjoyable in and of itself, that putting down the cigarettes is just about effortless.

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Response to Mariana (Reply #69)

Fri Oct 24, 2014, 03:22 PM

75. You may be right there

There's a certain puritanical zeal to their denouncements of e-cigs.

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Response to Mariana (Reply #69)

Fri Oct 24, 2014, 05:56 PM

80. Yep, assholes addicted to their own sense of self-righteousness.

 

Too bad there isn't a gum or vaporizer to wean them off of THAT!

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Response to Prophet 451 (Original post)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 07:16 PM

66. Congrats and keep up the good work (nt)!

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Response to Prophet 451 (Original post)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 10:20 PM

67. WooHoo



12 years smoke free here. I tapered down using American Spirit chemical free cigarettes.

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Response to Prophet 451 (Original post)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 10:45 PM

68. Good job!

Quit years ago, too. So liberating. Don't you love how great everything smells now? How your own skin feels nicer and things are more flavorful? During particularly tough days even years later I long to inhale because the act of smoking was relaxing but the smoke? Don't miss it at all. So if e cigs help with that then that's great.

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Response to Prophet 451 (Original post)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 11:35 PM

70. Congratulations!

A step towards health, great news!

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Response to Prophet 451 (Original post)

Fri Oct 24, 2014, 03:17 AM

71. They need e-cigs in weed flavor.

 

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #71)

Fri Oct 24, 2014, 08:41 PM

82. Some places already do that

Look for it described as "Mary Jane" or MJ. Given that cannabis oil is as old as time and e-cigs can vapourise pretty much any liquid, I wouldn't be surprised if some are huffing cannabis oil already.

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Response to Prophet 451 (Reply #82)

Fri Oct 24, 2014, 10:33 PM

83. We did that long ago....

 

It was called "bong water".

(If there was mold it was considered "primo"

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #83)

Fri Oct 24, 2014, 11:28 PM

84. Alas, I plead ignorance

My own tastes usually came in pill form and these days, taking anything that messes with my perceptions is a really unwise idea.

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Response to Prophet 451 (Original post)

Fri Oct 24, 2014, 03:43 AM

72. Great!

great

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Response to Prophet 451 (Original post)

Fri Oct 24, 2014, 04:32 AM

73. how much money have you saved?

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Response to Prophet 451 (Original post)

Fri Oct 24, 2014, 07:19 AM

74. K&R

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Fri Oct 24, 2014, 05:45 PM

77. No harm done and thank you n/t

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Fri Oct 24, 2014, 05:55 PM

79. I hope you know this is a REALLY BIG DEAL Prophet!!!

 

Lost someone so dear to me to lung cancer, they tried so very hard to quit, wish they would have had e cigs then, that might have been what worded for them in quitting!

Well done, I mean it, giving you a standing ovation today. I am in Marysville Washington right now standing on a deck watching Pilchuck High School where there was a deadly and sickening and sad school shooting, watching the news choppers circle the sky over and over and looking for anything good to grab onto for a while.

Saw this post!

Thank you, rooting for you!!!!

Well freaking done!!!!!!!!!!

This is a big deal, big deal.

That pounding you feel on your back is me through the interspace patting the hell out of your back.

You deserve that and hugs and any support you ever want or need.

Good news, such good news.

Thank you and well done again Prophet!

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Response to LeftOfWest (Reply #79)

Fri Oct 24, 2014, 08:40 PM

81. Thank you for your kid words

They help.

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