Quit over a year but addicted to gum and electric cig
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|Thu, 07-25-2013 - 10:24am|
I strongly suggest using the electronic cig to quit. I was a 20 + year smoker I decided I wanted to see my grandson grow up and I decided that I would give the electronic cig a try. I quit drinking 8 years ago...so I had some tools to get me thru my cravings. I decided the electric cig was going to be the only cig in the world and I would refuse to go buy a pack a cigs. WELL...I have been puffing the electric cig for a year now. I don't have many concerns about it. I feel like if I put it down I am going to smoke, so I will keep it until I feel like I don't need it. When I quit drinking I needed my cigs. And then I gave them up. I know I will eventually give up the electric cigs. But then I couldn't smoke the electronic cig at work so I started chewing nicotine gum. The gum and cig are bothersome to me because now I don't want to give up EITHER. I wake up in the morning and I have my electronic cig all day and I pop a half of piece of gum. Is this better than smoking 2 packs of cigs a day I believe it is absolutely. But I do get the comments that I am still addicted. I am an addictive personality. I will continue to do what i am doing to stay away from cigs. I do feel healthier. I am able to do things without being winded, I didn't gain the infamous 5-10 lbs people gain when they quit and I am told by my Dr. moderation is key for everything and that Nicotine in the forms I am using is just like drinking too much coffee. It is a drug and I have avoided alot of other toxic chemicals by quitting smoking. So I will continue on t his path. But I don't like that I am now addicted to something else. But it is the better of both worlds...In my opinion.