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Unread 05-20-2009, 12:09 PM   #1
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For the fellow smokers......

How many of you have tried the new E-Cigarettes?

I received my first one May 1st to see if I could use it. I've been a 4-5 pack a day smoker for over 40 years. The patch etc etc never worked for me (even tried dbl and triple patches). Since trying the e-cig, I have only smoked analogs (regular cigs) while my battery is recharging, amounting to just under a pack a day.

Monday evening, when my battery was charged I began using it for the rest of the night, recharged overnight and used it Tues morning. The mail carrier brought me 2 more I had on order - so have not been without a charged battery since.

As of this post, I have not had an analog now for 41 hours - for me at least that's a MAJOR milestone.

E-cigs are considered vaping, not smoking. There is a slight water vapor, but no tar, smoke, ash or any known cancer causing junk.

Here is a forum for those interested. LOTS of great info from all sides and angles. The number of those have been able to dump tobacco keeps growing. For the first time I see no smoke for me.

http://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/forum/
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Unread 05-20-2009, 02:51 PM   #2
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Good luck on trying to quit!Thats one nasty habit thatll kill ya!
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Unread 05-20-2009, 03:00 PM   #3
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That is a lot of cigs. how do you get anything done?
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Unread 05-20-2009, 03:16 PM   #4
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I hope you can kick it completely. I just lost my step-dad less than 2 weeks ago to lung cancer after smoking for almost 50 years. Started coughing up blood and 6 weeks later was dead. He was only home maybe 3 nights out of that 6 weeks too.

My Mom, 3 daughters, quite a few grandkids, and one new great-grandkid left behind.
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Unread 05-20-2009, 05:03 PM   #5
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You are my hero. 4 packs a day for forty years.

I love to smoke. Nicotine is my friend on cold and lonely nights.

Unfortunately I had to quit when it got hard to breathe. Damn asthma.

Now back to you. I wouldnt quit if I was you. You made it this far why give up now. Remember, sobriety is for quitters.
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4 or 5 packs a day?!!!

That's great you're trying to quit, I wish you great success Eric.

You can do it!!!!!!
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Unread 05-20-2009, 05:13 PM   #7
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Eric, good for you man.

I've smoked in the past but now chew Cope. About a can every 2 days.

When someone says I should quit I tell them that it keeps me from killing people.

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The biggest advantage of the electric cigarette

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Unread 05-20-2009, 06:21 PM   #9
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Hegidy Eric.........

From one former very heavy smoker to another.... stick with tha plan man..... you can do it and you will never look back and regret it.

Remember.... let them six guns do all yer' smokin' for ya'.
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Unread 05-20-2009, 06:42 PM   #10
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Several long threads on here about quitting, Eric. Bottom line: Do whatever it takes to quit. Anything is better than that filthy habit.

And it's easy. First forty years are the hardest. So far.

Good luck to ya. You'll find lots of moral support here. Send me an email and I'll send you a phone number you can call 24/7 if you just need someone to remind you it's worth it when it gets a little tough. Phone doesn't always work out here inna mountains, but if you can get it to ring, I'll answer it and we'll talk about how much better it is to be a quitter.
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Eric - never seen that before - interesting. I have been quit almost 13yrs now - never regret it. I do have a wife that still smokes like a train...it is a weekly/monthly argument starter for us....between me & the kids someone is always bringin it up & then its on

Anyway - always looking for something to help - I'll have to check in to this - I know it is her decision but I can't help but stick my nose in....
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every time she wants to smoke a cigarette have her take a bite off the end and chew it.
she will quit fast.
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Good Luck Eric.. You have a support group here..
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Brian - I understand now why your not married
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Good luck Eric..the wife and I quit in Jan.,cold turkey.So far we're doing good.Keep at it sir.
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