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Tobacco free for almost two weeks - How I am doing it

After losing close to 100 lbs since September 2011 and keeping myself at a stable weight I figured it was time to tackle the next unhealthy thing in my life. Smoking.

I have been a pack a day smoker for 26 years. I have quite several times cold turkey but always find my way back. Was never one for trying things like the patch or gum. And Chantix was out of the question. So I decided to dabble with electronic cigarettes. I started with a readily available Blu disposable from the local smoke shop. Liked the taste and the feeling. Figured it might be something that would work. So I started researching various e-cig companies and found one with reasonable prices and good reviews. Ordered up a started kit and so far it is working great. I get my nicotine fix without the 1000's of toxins and carcinogens. It also helps with the oral fixation and hand to mouth addiction which I think was one of my biggest issues with quitting in the past. I have not had a single craving for a regular cigarette since starting these. And I had a single pack left that has remained untouched. My eventual plan is the quit these completely too. But I can always have them to use as an emergency fix for those stressful days without bumming a smoke and going back to a life I hated.

Also another good thing is coming from this. I got my mom, a menthol smoker for 50+ years, to give it a shot. So far it is working for her too. She started at the same time as me. She has had a few regular cigs during this time. But all in all she is doing great.

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Good for you bud! You guys with all your accomplishments are gonna force me to diet and start jogging. All good things
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One day at a time. Good job. Over 35 years for me. Keep it up!!!

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That's a smart plan & good luck with your weight program.

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Congrats Garemlin!
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Tobacco free for almost two weeks - How I am doing it

Awesome I'm glad it's working for you my problem is skoal I've tried a few things with no luck but now I have four grandsons who are always asking papa why do you put that in your mouth and now one of them has started spitting he's six so I think something's needs to change. Good luck to you and your mom I hope I'm next

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Keep it up! I know this is a really hard habit to break. Post if you need more encouragement.

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Congrats with losing 100 lbs. and now doing something to get off cigarettes. That's terrific! I smoked heavy menthols (Kools) for about 25 years. I finally got up the courage to quit 17+ years ago. I did the patch for 2 weeks and then decided to do it cold turkey. Living long enough to see my daughter graduate college, get married, etc. was my motivation. It was hard for sure but I made it and you will too if you want it bad enough. Keep up the good work.

Now I have to lose at least 70 lbs. For me, the over eating thing will be a much harder habit for me to break than smoking. That's how I got to be 316 lbs.

Good luck on your quest to quit smoking and the same to your mom.

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