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 Post subject: Re: Quitting Smoking advice?
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Batteries are hopefully a once a year investment (i carry 2 with me) of about 50$ I order about 30-50$ a month of juice (and I hoard a little) You could easily ween yourself off after a couple of months but I enjoy it so I keep doing it.

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So, I have a really expensive e-cig that I forgot about. It was a nice one. Went up to Rite Aid for refills, came home, and their refills dont fit the ecig I have. I'll be pissed if mine can only be refilled via the site I bought it from.


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 Post subject: Re: Quitting Smoking advice?
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what kind is it? refilling is a buttload cheaper then buying cartridges, you live in SoCal correct? I would bet you there is a place close by to get good stuff.

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No, live in Seattle. I'm gonna go to smoke shop and ask an Arab.


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I went disposable. The NJoy Kings are the closest feeling to real cigarettes IMO. Yeah, they're $8 each (at least down here) but for me that was even more incentive to get off em. Plus, there's basically no regulation on the e cigs so you have literally no idea what you could be putting in your body. Best to get off em quick, IMO.

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 Post subject: Re: Quitting Smoking advice?
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Propylene Glycol and Nicotine or 5,000 chemicals I cant spell let alone pronounce.....I will take my chances :D

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 Post subject: Re: Quitting Smoking advice?
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Anyone can stop smoking, its just takes the grit to decide you're done with it.

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The Radish wrote:
Anyone can stop smoking, its just takes the grit to decide you're done with it.

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BOOM!

Totally agree. The only thing that takes quitting smoking is the actual desire to quit. Maintaining a lifestyle like going to bars and hanging out with social smokers will always prevent quitting. When you get serious and actually don't want to smoke, you will stop. Although you will probably be irritable for a couple weeks.


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Pack a day smoker since 15, 40 when I decided it was time, got on e-cigs so now I don't smoke but I am still addicted to the nic, but like Mongo stated, couple chemicals and some artificial flavorings is better than 5000 know crappy things in my lungs. I feel 1000% better these days, and have tapered down to 8% nic from 18 when I started. There is a pretty good thread with some helpful links to shops that do this stuff online, I can't find the thing but it is here in this forum, probably back a page or two, at work so no time to search. I go through Northwest Vapors here in Oregon, he is in Vernonia, local dude, good guy and shipping is 2 days. Call Bill and he will hook you up.

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Found the link to the thread Pe.

http://www.seahawks.net/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=46327

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I quit drinking and smoking at the same time(6 years ago); really cold turkey. Geeking out on other things helped me with both, although the alcohol really influenced the cigs, so once that was out, I was good.

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Note: Becks N/A beer is pretty damn tasty, then vaporize.......yer fave cig.

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 Post subject: Re: Quitting Smoking advice?
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Yeah, the quiting drinking thing was huge. As my sobriety goes so does my desire to quit smoking. Been sober and cig free for 10 months or so now, stopped keeping tabs on the days/weeks, I suppose that is a good sign.

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Nicotine patches worked for me. I was a two to two-and-a-half pack a day smoker until about 10 years ago when I quit thanks to the help of nicotine patches. Good luck.

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Nicotine patches worked for me. I was a two to two-and-a-half pack a day smoker until about 10 years ago when I quit thanks to the help of nicotine patches. Good luck.


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 Post subject: Re: Quitting Smoking advice?
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Quitting smoking takes a strategic life change. Couple tips:
1) Set a goal date, and get at least a week of vacation.
2) If you have somebody that also smokes in the house, go somewhere else during the week.
3) Never go to a store that sells cigarettes. (I would litterally find excuses to go to a store... I need a... Coke, ya that's it!) Think Whole Foods or something.
4) Cravings never last more then 30 seconds to 2 minutes. During the first three days, you will get them every 5 to 10 minutes or so. During this time, I would just keep saying, "this will go away" over and over again. I wouldn't notice when I would stop saying it, because the craving was gone.
5) Increase in caffiene increases cravings, stay away from everything (coffee, tea, sugar)
6) If you can, tell everyone in your life to not increase your stress levels.
7) Tell eveyone what your doing, so they know why you are being such a moody d'head.

Eventually the cravings start winding down, but things like "dreaming of smoking" will occur. It's a total pain, but it's possible.


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 Post subject: Re: Quitting Smoking advice?
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Nicotine patches worked for me. I was a two to two-and-a-half pack a day smoker until about 10 years ago when I quit thanks to the help of nicotine patches. Good luck.


Now the screenname makes sense.


Sorta. It was a moniker I donned during a time when I was chuffing so much weed I'd have given Bob Marley, B-Real, or Snoop a run for their money. Nowadays not so much, but the name has stuck.

Another thing that helped curb the oral fixation was the fact that my girlfriend at the time still smoked menthol cigs, so I'd steal one from her pack and suck on the filter to get the menthol taste in my mouth. That helped a great deal, actually, possibly even more than the nicotine patches.

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 Post subject: Re: Quitting Smoking advice?
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I quit smoking for 7 years and started again. Shows how stupid I was. Funny I quit drinking too as I always equated the two things being together.

Smoked quite a while longer but then quite in the late 80s and haven't smoked since by using the cigs in the car trunk method and getting down to 4 smokes a day. Figured anyone can quit 4 a day. (what a bunch of bull, I was miserable,,,but wanted to quit)

But this time it didn't bother my drinking. Now I'm not much of a drinker anyway but I can drink beer, hard liquor(ditches or "neat" for me), and my favorite desert wines, with no problem. Many of you know that from partys at our house or visiting at others.

I have no idea why that is.

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 Post subject: Re: Quitting Smoking advice?
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Reading this book called "The Easy Way to quit smoking" helped me quit..it really got me through the mental part of it more than anything. Not sure if its your cup of tea but it worked for me. But like the others said, when you're ready to quit, you will...good luck!!


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Just stopped by to see how your doing Pe?
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Doing good, actually. And, while in a high-stress week, so, horrah me.


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 Post subject: Re: Quitting Smoking advice?
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pehawk wrote:
Frack, it sucks. I'm trying to kick the habit - at 35 I've been smoking for 20 years already. It's time.

But, as typical, I'm porking out on crap foods, and gaining pounds. I've added more cardio to my routine, which I heard is suppose to help, but its not really. I've doubled my suppliments and vitamin C, which also is suppose to help. Nada, nothing. I'm still cheating daily. Etc., etc., etc.

I'm an addict, so, going cold turkey SUCKS for me, virtually impossible. Any pearls of wisdom from those who travelled a similar path?


Pehawk, we're lucky for the advancements in nicotine delivery and/or secession.
18 yrs roughly smoking, and a month ago after buying my first (real) PVD (personal vaping device) I'm having a TASTY time - and feeling incredible (and still getting nicotene). Get with the e-cigs, and vape away the nicotine MUCH more safely...then wind down the levels.
Added bonus: SAVE A LOT OF CASH and STOP SMELLING AWFUL.


For the hardware go to http://www.nwvapors.com


- Model with two KGO batteries, charger, choice of cartomizers OR CE4 clearmizers (which I prefer).
http://www.nwvapors.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=1

- Starter KGO (1 batt, charger, 1 CE4)
http://www.nwvapors.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=279

The above is the initial upfront cost (hardware needed), the rest is just ordering $4-7 liquids (that last a long time) and $3-6 CE4/cartridge/atomizer replacements when needed.


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Do not go route of small battery, thin (like cigs) type e-cigs. You'll only likely dislike it, or be bothered with battery life and performance.
A KGO on up is the route to trials.

Initial cost is there (but not too bad), but once you start and see how it works and how much you go through, you'll be angry going over all the dollars spent at $7-10 pack/day on crappy, deadly, analog cigs that make you stink, weak and tired. Happy after seeing the savings. You'll laugh at the usual mini-marts as you drive on by.

This is WAY more fun (and you can slowly quit down to 0mg nicotine).


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I am digging those CE-4's .

I gotta make a trip up to NW sometime soon !

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Visualize that each cigarette as you puff on it is a penis.

That should help.... Or maybe not?

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Doing good, actually. And, while in a high-stress week, so, horrah me.


How's your smoke quit going?

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I am digging those CE-4's .

I gotta make a trip up to NW sometime soon !


Go during the week when the owner Bill and his dad are there, if you go on the weekends it's his young sidekick Jacob, nice enough kid but he doesn't seem to make liquids as well as Bill and his dad do. Not much to see if you go to the actual store but it is a nice drive out to Vernonia and you do get an opportunity to sample many of the liquids before you buy which is nice.

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So Pe, how goes the quiting?

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Go cold turkey, and keep yourself away from other smokers, or at least where they smoke at. Remind yourself that cancer, black lungs, and early death await you if you keep smoking.

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Go cold turkey, and keep yourself away from other smokers, or at least where they smoke at. Remind yourself that cancer, black lungs, and early death await you if you keep smoking.


Chantix worked for me.

I agree with you 100% tho. If you value your life, whatever it takes to get off the smokes, do it. Do it now, not when you doctor starts talking to you about your options in portable oxygen carts.

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