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Mon Dec 19, 2011, 06:30 PM

Three weeks smoke-free today

I am using an e-cig and it's making it very easy to stay away from tobacco.

I never thought I'd see this day.

Good luck to the rest of the quitters!

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Reply Three weeks smoke-free today (Original post)
LadyHawkAZ Dec 2011 OP
seabeyond Dec 2011 #1
oldhippydude Dec 2011 #2
LadyHawkAZ Dec 2011 #3
seabeyond Dec 2011 #4
bonzotex Dec 2011 #5
LadyHawkAZ Dec 2011 #6
Ruby the Liberal Dec 2011 #7
LadyHawkAZ Dec 2011 #9
Ruby the Liberal Dec 2011 #10
LadyHawkAZ Dec 2011 #11
Ruby the Liberal Dec 2011 #12
SirRevolutionary Dec 2011 #8
sunyoyo Feb 2012 #13
myrna minx Apr 2012 #14
LadyHawkAZ Apr 2012 #15
myrna minx Apr 2012 #16
LadyHawkAZ Apr 2012 #17
Carrie Jones Nov 2013 #18
LadyHawkAZ Nov 2013 #19
tammywammy Dec 2013 #20
LadyHawkAZ Dec 2013 #21
john01bohan Dec 2013 #22
rug Dec 2013 #23
Gravitycollapse Dec 2013 #24
gopiscrap Dec 2013 #25
arcane1 Dec 2013 #26
PennyK Jan 2014 #27
PennyK Jan 2014 #28
LadyHawkAZ Jan 2014 #29
PennyK Jan 2014 #30
LadyHawkAZ Jan 2014 #31
PennyK Jan 2014 #32
LadyHawkAZ Mar 2014 #35
PennyK Mar 2014 #36
LadyHawkAZ Mar 2014 #37
krawhitham Feb 2014 #33
PennyK Feb 2014 #34
aikanae Apr 2014 #38
LadyHawkAZ Apr 2014 #39
PennyK Apr 2014 #40

Response to LadyHawkAZ (Original post)

Mon Dec 19, 2011, 06:33 PM

1. geez... just down right

 

envious. soon. i am going to try again soon. the ecig didnt work for me. but i have heard every person has their own way.

yea for you

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 19, 2011, 09:32 PM

2. there is no wrong way to quit!!

congratulations that is a big deal..

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 19, 2011, 09:53 PM

3. You can do it!

I found that the desire to quit was the biggest hurdle- I loved my cigarettes. After I started the thyroid meds, though, tobacco lost a lot of its appeal. It didn't feel or even taste the same anymore. I always said I would quit when I stopped enjoying it, and that's exactly what I did, and quickly!

This was one of those things that I've filed under "totally unexpected medication side effects", along with losing my cravings for junkfood.

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Response to LadyHawkAZ (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 19, 2011, 10:01 PM

4. good for you

 

and i think you are right. the best i have done is with chantrix and i loose the desire. but i miss them so.

now... onto yoga for you. that is a wonderful physical (throw in some self pilates) and mental exercise..... and you are set to go.

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Response to LadyHawkAZ (Original post)

Mon Dec 19, 2011, 10:13 PM

5. good for you!

I'm trying too. I'm at a week. 3 weeks sounds awesome!

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Response to bonzotex (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 19, 2011, 10:51 PM

6. Congrats! :)

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Response to LadyHawkAZ (Original post)

Tue Dec 20, 2011, 01:05 AM

7. Which ecig did you go with?

Congrats!!!

I started with DSE901s, but those batteries were crap, and now on my 3rd PureSmoker unit - but it seems to only want to work whenever the hell it feels like it, which keeps me keeping analogs on hand out of frustration.

I'd like to try a different one, but with the explosion of mods the last few years, the e-cigarette-forum has really gotten difficult to navigate.

Recommendation?

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Response to Ruby the Liberal (Reply #7)

Tue Dec 20, 2011, 02:07 AM

9. Cheap omnipresent $20 GreenSmart

every smoke shop in town has the cartridges and they're easy to use. The battery on it isn't fantastic either- 8-10 hours on a full charge- but it's easy to puff on and the cartridges don't taste too bad.

I started with a Fifty-One Trio but it was horrible- tasted foul and only had one air inlet so puffing it sucked in my cheeks.

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Response to LadyHawkAZ (Reply #9)

Tue Dec 20, 2011, 02:22 AM

10. Thank - I will check that out!

My old 901s got about 2 hours of intermittent use. The PureSmoker ones got 4-5, when they felt like working. Sounds like quality has vastly improved in the last year.

I'm on Chantix now, but if it doesn't kick in soon, I am going back to the ecig.

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Response to Ruby the Liberal (Reply #10)

Tue Dec 20, 2011, 03:24 AM

11. They won't give me Chantix

history of depression. :/

Good luck!

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Response to LadyHawkAZ (Reply #11)

Tue Dec 20, 2011, 03:37 AM

12. I have heard it may come off the market

because of all of the various problems.

The only reason my Doc approved it last month is because this is my second go round. I quit successfully a few years ago on it and tolerate it without any major problems. Stupid me - that was like the 30th quit and I thought I could have "just one".

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Response to LadyHawkAZ (Original post)

Tue Dec 20, 2011, 02:03 AM

8. Congrats and good luck LadyHawkAZ

Last edited Thu Dec 22, 2011, 04:52 PM - Edit history (1)

ecigs are the only thing that ever worked for me keep it up!

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Response to LadyHawkAZ (Original post)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 05:30 AM

13. No effect with e-cigar.

It seem you are not addicted in smoking. With a e-cigar you will have so tasty for cigarrete. I am not accustomed to employ e-cig.
Quiting smoking is not easy, MAN.

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Response to LadyHawkAZ (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 07:49 AM

14. How's it going for you?

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Response to myrna minx (Reply #14)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 01:41 PM

15. Mixed...mostly good!

We go to Nevada to gamble once a month and sitting at a machine still triggers a desire to chainsmoke. So I smoke. Then I get sick. This month though I am not taking any analogs- just my ecig. We'll see how it goes.

The ecig keeps me away from the tobacco the rest of the month with no problems.

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Response to LadyHawkAZ (Reply #15)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 04:34 PM

16. Good for you! Yeah - the triggers are so challenging to get past.

I have the seasonal ones - like after a long day in the garden, I remember how satisfying a cig and a cold beer was to me. Mercifully with time the triggers have faded, but I still get the pang from time to time. All of my best to you.

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Response to myrna minx (Reply #16)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 03:56 PM

17. well, the attempt failed...

But not too badly- 4 cigarettes instead of the 10 or 20 I usually go through when I gamble. The cartos I've been refilling are wearing out, so my ecig didn't work all that well, so I caved in.

BUT, things are getting better. Thanks for the support!

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Response to LadyHawkAZ (Original post)

Sun Nov 17, 2013, 07:37 AM

18. 21 days

Yesterday I had 21st day without smoking, but i drank a bit alcohol and smoked 2 cigs, now i hate myself.
Do you have any experience to stop smoking and never smoke again?

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Response to Carrie Jones (Reply #18)

Sun Nov 17, 2013, 04:00 PM

19. Don't hate yourself

I posted this OP almost 2 years ago, and I am still using the e-cig. I've relapsed several times- heavy stress still makes me crave real smoke, as do gambling trips to Nevada. As time passes, that's gotten less and less frequent, as well as harder and harder to do. I notice the effect on my breathing and energy levels a lot more the farther I get from being a habitual smoker, and this helps make it easier to say "Nope!" most of the time.

Don't get discouraged. It happens.

Congratulations on the 21 days! are you doing e-cigs, or gum, or just cold turkey?

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Response to LadyHawkAZ (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2013, 11:40 PM

20. How's it going with the e-cig?

My mom's interested in it, which I think would probably be the best route for her.

I'm currently on Chantix and I've been smoke free since Thanksgiving.

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Response to tammywammy (Reply #20)

Mon Dec 9, 2013, 12:22 AM

21. Really well!

I'm starting to wean off the e-cig now, alternating it with the gum. Today was mostly gum, not so much e-cig.

Congrats on the quit!

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Response to LadyHawkAZ (Original post)

Sat Dec 28, 2013, 08:21 PM

22. E-cig user

Hello!

Im using an e-cig as an alternative as well and it really works.
By the way, Im Johnny Bohan and I am new to this forum.

https://twitter.com/johnmbohan

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Response to john01bohan (Reply #22)

Sat Dec 28, 2013, 09:53 PM

23. Welcome to DU!

 

I'm going to try to quit New Year's. Again.

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Sat Dec 28, 2013, 11:26 PM

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Response to john01bohan (Reply #22)

Sun Dec 29, 2013, 12:45 PM

25. welcome to DU

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Response to LadyHawkAZ (Original post)

Sun Dec 29, 2013, 01:38 PM

26. Nice! I'm smoke-free since December 3rd.

 





I went with the gum, but whatever works, works!

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Response to LadyHawkAZ (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2014, 02:09 PM

27. These newer e-cigs are amazing!

I tried a few years ago and it didn't stick for me.
Just purchased an Innoki itaste and I love it! normally smoke about a pack a day, and I am WAY down. Yesterday was my first full day and I think I smoked 5 or 6 real ones. Today I had my first one at 2 PM. Already feel a big difference in my respiratory system. Like wowsers! High hopes that it's going to work.

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Response to LadyHawkAZ (Original post)

Tue Jan 28, 2014, 08:38 AM

28. Question I haven't seen asked anywhere

I'm having fun trying different flavors...currently loving Mt. Baker's Extreme Ice.
HOW do you mark what flavor is in your cartridge/cartomizer? I am using small round Post-Its.

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Response to PennyK (Reply #28)

Wed Jan 29, 2014, 01:10 AM

29. I mostly just use one flavor at a time

so it hasn't been a problem. When I'm trying a new flavor I have separate cartos set aside for testing.

Best of luck with the quit!

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Response to LadyHawkAZ (Reply #29)

Wed Jan 29, 2014, 12:53 PM

30. Surprisingly easy

After a coupla days of half-hearted trying, I realized that the cig was no longer appealing. I'm actually enjoying the vape more than the smoke! It became easy, and I threw out my remaining two unopened packs the next morning. I'm amazed. And I had a reason to do this now; I have surgery coming up, and I knew I'd have to stop, for a while anyway. So happy!

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Response to PennyK (Reply #30)

Wed Jan 29, 2014, 02:40 PM

31. I've heard a lot of good stuff about those iTaste batteries

I'm looking at getting one of the 3.0s later this week- on an eGo right now but they really struggle with the Kanger tanks- would LOVE to have one of the iTaste 134s just because they have such a badass look to them, but they want an arm and a leg for the thing... maybe later.

Which one are you using?

Biggest congrats on the transition!

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Response to LadyHawkAZ (Reply #31)

Wed Jan 29, 2014, 04:25 PM

32. itaste vv

Only regret is that I didn't get one with a tank that can take the volatile flavors (like citrus). I just had a hell of a time trying to figure out the Kanger tank. I'm not very mechanical (except with my sewing machines), and the assembly diagram was worse than IKEA instructions. None of the parts in the box looked anything like the ones in the diagram. So of course I got juice up the middle .

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Response to PennyK (Reply #32)

Sun Mar 30, 2014, 03:29 PM

35. I recently bought one of the iTaste VVs

and the iClear 30 tank to go with it. I apreciate the recommendation- these are great!

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Response to LadyHawkAZ (Reply #35)

Sun Mar 30, 2014, 03:41 PM

36. Glad you like it

My one piece of advice: DO NOT screw your topper down tight! Apparently it can flatten out the connection and make it not function very well. Ask me how I found out...it can be raised with a tweezers, but best not to do it in the first place.

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Response to PennyK (Reply #36)

Sun Mar 30, 2014, 03:56 PM

37. Kanger tanks do the same thing

I killed three eGo batteries before I caught on to what was happening and stopped doing that.

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Response to LadyHawkAZ (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2014, 12:12 PM

33. 8 months tobacco free

After 20 years 2 pack a day

Using E-cigs with Nic down to 5mg

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Response to krawhitham (Reply #33)

Thu Feb 13, 2014, 07:57 PM

34. Great, great job!

The Es are just amazing, aren't they? I'm into my 3rd week and really happy.

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Response to LadyHawkAZ (Original post)

Fri Apr 11, 2014, 05:31 PM

38. Anyone still here?

I'm a vaper too and just passed my first year. Not completely smoke free but getting there. I started with ego, then vamo, then zmax's and then (drumroll) got a provari. For tanks I'm liking the protanks2 with aeroflow controller.

I haven't been on DU for awhile and thought I'd check in and see what was happening. I'm a bit peeved at Dem's asking for bans and wondered what was up with that? Kinda confusing because they've made such a positive difference in my life.

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Response to aikanae (Reply #38)

Fri Apr 11, 2014, 08:33 PM

39. I liked the ProTank I had

but I think I like the iClear30 better- the hit seems a lot smoother and I like the swivel tip.

The Ban It! brigade at DU so far seems to be a very, very few posters- maybe 4 or 5- most here have been supportive of vaping.

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Response to aikanae (Reply #38)

Fri Apr 11, 2014, 08:50 PM

40. I'm here too

It is pretty sad to see our side come out so against this wondrous solution to an awful problem. I try to make my voice heard wherever I can.
P.S. If you like chocolate/coffee flavors, try Halo's Gourmet Sample pack.

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