Quitting Smoking failure. I need some kind words if anyone has any.

sktb0007 sktb0007
Son of a gun.

I quit smoking yesterday, and just a few moments ago, I gave in to my cravings. I'm disappointed in myself. It's so flipping tough. I've quit before for a few days, and the one time I quit it was like, three weeks I think? I can't really remember... I want to quit again, maybe in the next few days but I'm feeling pretty helpless at the moment.

I'd love some advice from anyone who has endured this pain but got through it.

Ugh.
02/24/2012
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Tork48309 Tork48309
My advice would be to be easy on yourself. If you should give in make sure you give in to a smoke without additives. It's the additives that are addictive. I cut my smoking in half without any withdrawl by going to the naturals. Keep quitting, you can do it. God Bless.
02/24/2012
Subbi Subbi
I wish I could stop smoking. I last all of a day lol
02/24/2012
- Kira - - Kira -
I quit smoking October of 2010. I switched to PVs (e-cigs). I swear I never had a craving for a real cigarette. I switched and never looked back. That's from a person who quit, like, a thousand times just to go back. Sometimes I would quit for a day. Sometimes a week. One time a year. This is the longest I've ever quit and I would never go back to real cigarettes. The smell of them now makes me ill (before I used to love the smell when I was off of them). I've tried the patches and the gum and none of that worked for me.

If you're interested, let me know. I'm happy to give you recommendations on brands and places to buy from. There's a ton of different brands and juices and it can be really overwhelming if you just start browsing.
02/24/2012
zwee75 zwee75
You need to realize that YOU are more powerful than the cigarettes. Don't let them win! So you had a relapse. Move on, and let it be your last.
02/24/2012
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
I quit using e-cigs. Went from a higher nicotine to a lower nicotine to no nicotine and have now been smoke free for just over a year. (My anniversary was Jan 11th).

It worked really well for me. I had no withdrawal symptoms. It was no pricier than smoking and eventually cheaper.

And now? I can taste food and smell things (even things I'd rather not!) and my lungs get healthier and healthier every week.

Definitely worth checking out. They make disposables so you can try one without a huge investment, too!
02/24/2012
sktb0007 sktb0007
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Originally posted by - Kira -
I quit smoking October of 2010. I switched to PVs (e-cigs). I swear I never had a craving for a real cigarette. I switched and never looked back. That's from a person who quit, like, a thousand times just to go back. Sometimes I would quit ... More
I am interested!! Do I buy the e-cig online? How much are they? Can you "smoke" it as much as you want?
02/24/2012
sktb0007 sktb0007
Quote:
Originally posted by Tork48309
My advice would be to be easy on yourself. If you should give in make sure you give in to a smoke without additives. It's the additives that are addictive. I cut my smoking in half without any withdrawl by going to the naturals. Keep ... More
Which are the naturals? I'm not sure if I've heard of this before.
02/24/2012
sktb0007 sktb0007
Quote:
Originally posted by Carrie Ann
I quit using e-cigs. Went from a higher nicotine to a lower nicotine to no nicotine and have now been smoke free for just over a year. (My anniversary was Jan 11th).

It worked really well for me. I had no withdrawal symptoms. It was no ... More
No withdrawal symptoms? That sounds phenomenal. Yesterday and today I was sweating so badly, had terrible headaches, etc. Do you mind if I ask how much you were smoking per day before you decided to quit?
02/24/2012
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
Quote:
Originally posted by sktb0007
No withdrawal symptoms? That sounds phenomenal. Yesterday and today I was sweating so badly, had terrible headaches, etc. Do you mind if I ask how much you were smoking per day before you decided to quit?
I was a pack a day smoker for 26 years. Quitting is hard but the first step really is wanting to! I'm keeping my fingers crossed for ya.
02/24/2012
Missmarc Missmarc
Quote:
Originally posted by sktb0007
Son of a gun.

I quit smoking yesterday, and just a few moments ago, I gave in to my cravings. I'm disappointed in myself. It's so flipping tough. I've quit before for a few days, and the one time I quit it was like, three weeks I ... More
Well, first you need to understand quitting is not easy. So don't give up if you had one slip up, keep going. Not buying cigarette will save you enough money to buy nicotine gums or patches.

Again, one slip up doesn't imply you are a failure, you can keep going
02/24/2012
- Kira - - Kira -
Quote:
Originally posted by sktb0007
I am interested!! Do I buy the e-cig online? How much are they? Can you "smoke" it as much as you want?
I buy mine online. It's way cheaper that way. I "smoke" (or "vape" as it's called) pretty much 24/7. LOL My husband says I breathe vapor. I used to smoke close to two packs a day before I quit.

I use a Joye Ego. I use the Ego-T battery (because it lasts for days - and that's with me hitting it every few seconds). I use the cartomizers over the other options because they hold more juice (thus lasting longer before needing refills).

The Joye Ego starter kit can be found at Liberty Flights (where I get my supplies) here. The T battery is here. Looks like they stopped carrying the cartos. Ugh. Now I have to find somewhere else to get them. What a pain.

I get my juice from Freedom Smoke USA. I use the Menthol Ultra with an extra shot of flavor. It tastes minty, not really like a menthol cigarette. More clean. They have flavors that range from something like a regular cigarette to fruit flavors and everything in between. You can pick what strength of nicotine to get. I get 24mg and have always gotten that. I get the 50PG/50VG mix, which is what types of ingredients they use to make the vapor.

Ooh and Freedom Smoke USA started carrying the cartos here. Yay! They also have the Ego kit, so you could just get everything from there.

I buy my juice in the largest size. I think I spend about $30 a month in juice and supplies. Way cheaper than cigs ever were. The start up costs about $80-$100, depending on what all you get.
02/24/2012
JessCee JessCee
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Originally posted by - Kira -
I buy mine online. It's way cheaper that way. I "smoke" (or "vape" as it's called) pretty much 24/7. LOL My husband says I breathe vapor. I used to smoke close to two packs a day before I quit.

I use a Joye ... More
Thanks for the all of the info! I'm definitely ready to take this step!!!
02/24/2012
acessorie acessorie
Forgive yourself and try again. The more you beat yourself up the more stress you put yourself under which makes you want to smoke more. Figure out your triggers and try to avoid them and slip ups will happen! Tomorrow is a new day and you can start fresh.
Remember every cigarette you don't smoke is one step closer to quitting.
02/25/2012
Jul!a Jul!a
I've watched friends and family do this over and over again, and the most important part is to realize you had a hiccup and then do your best not to give in again. Another option is to start cutting back slowly. If you normally smoke a whole pack a day, try cutting down to 15 a day. No more, but less if you want. When you're not feeling as crazy, cut out a few more a day. The vaping is another great suggestion that I've seen friends have great results with.

No matter what way you choose, I wish you all the best of luck!
02/27/2012
KyotoAngel KyotoAngel
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Originally posted by sktb0007
Son of a gun.

I quit smoking yesterday, and just a few moments ago, I gave in to my cravings. I'm disappointed in myself. It's so flipping tough. I've quit before for a few days, and the one time I quit it was like, three weeks I ... More
Can't speak from personal experience but my mother (a pack to pack and a half a day smoker of about 30 years) has been quit about a year now even despite the heaping amounts of stress she deals with on a daily basis with the help of Chantix.
Gotta say...I'm really proud of her for it. =)
02/27/2012
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