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  1. #1 i want to leave smoking habbit 
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    I hate smoking not in mentally. conscious mind hate it , unconscious mind i have habbit after a certain time attract on it. few days ago i bought Electronic Cigarette but i lost it . so have any idea how can i leave smoking kill habbit. i feel pain in lungs or hearts.
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    I'm sorry to hear of your struggle with this.I've never smoked, but a friend of mine gave up smoking by employing a relatively simple technique.He would tell himself each morning, that he would stop smoking only for that one morning. He said it was hard at first, but then he made it through one morning. Once he accomplished that, he told himself he would try to not smoke until after work.

    It took him literally only two weeks to become smoke free. He said that the small increments of time without smoking, helped to motivate him to abstain from smoking for a longer duration.He said the hardest part of quitting smoking was changing his habits at work. Going from a smoke break with coworkers who smoked to finding a better use of his time when he needed a break. He lost a few friends over quitting smoking, sadly. He said that he realized the only thing he had in common with them, was smoking!

    When you give up a habit or addiction, you must find something positive to replace the habit. Example: go for a walk when you feel the urge to smoke, call a friend or do 20 push ups.

    Something positive to help that urge pass by.I wish you good luck with this journey! You can do this!


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    yeah Thanks i got it. some great idea from you( wegs).

    i will try from today.
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    My advice would be just go as long as you can without a cigarette but don't worry if you do have the odd one, just imagine you didn't and continue as if you haven't, I quit last october but I still kept having the odd one now again every week or so for a couple of months. I think the important think to remember here is don't give in. If you do give in to temptation and have a cigarette it doesn't really matter, you just still have to understand your quitting and then carry on from there. After a while several weeks if you do give in again and have a cigarette it will taste like crap and you won't enjoy it anyway. I found the hardest aspect was breaking the habit, it's easy to get used to thinking of a cigarette break as mental break where you have chance to think, so it was about breaking the habit and this association for me. I did this by replacing cigarettes with food, apparantly this is quite common but not idea. If you can find some kind of activity of something to do in the time you would normally spend smoking this can really help.
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    Just stop and keep stopping until you quit.
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    Well, I can tell you how I gave up smoking...

    I was recommended a book (I hope this doesn't count as advertising) http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 by a friend.
    I read it and stopped smoking - it was that simple.

    I have recommended the book to other smokers that said they wanted to stop.
    I found it a good test to see if they actually wanted to stop smoking.
    The book is cheap and I even offered to lend them my own copy.
    But they (with one exception) never went the next step of actually getting the book.

    But...if you truly want to stop smoking, then I recommend reading that book.
    Borrow it from a library or buy it 2nd hand.

    Obviously, YMMV.
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    Quote Originally Posted by remon7 View Post
    yeah Thanks i got it. some great idea from you( wegs).

    i will try from today.
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    I hope it works for you! Like the others have suggested too...you must have a desire, a true will, to want to quit. Not just quit, but live a healthier lifestyle. When you add in healthier options, you will naturally migrate away from cigarettes, me thinks. This might sound silly, but I employ the 'smaller time increment' thinking that helped my friend to quit smoking, to cleaning my car, or house. haha I tell myself, I'm only going to do this for one hour, then an hour comes and goes...and I keep going. Sounds silly, but it helps me get things done.
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    Pretty simple really. Do an analysis of your smoking cost. Do the math, see how much you are spending on smoking per year. If you are a 20 cigarette/day person then you smoke roughly 36 cartons a year. Cost in Ontario Canada is roughly $80 per carton...80 x 36 = 2880 dollars per year. If you started at 20 and retired at 60 then you have spent roughly $115000 without figuring in price increases over a working lifetime, not including the costs associated with smoking like your health, insurance etc. That's only if you don't die of cancer first.

    All in all about $3000 a year for just cigarettes. In Canada you could park that money in an RRSP or a tax free savings account. The RRSP contribution is a deferred tax shelter in which you get a tax deduction on your income tax which results in roughly a 40% refund at the end of the year , roughly $1200 in this case which you could re-invest. The tax free account allows you to earn investment money without paying any tax. Anyway without getting anymore complicated, you can see that by quitting smoking you will have more disposable income to use as you see fit. If you're used to spending the money on smokes then institute a payroll deduction plan for yourself that pays you instead of the tobacco industry. It is a great incentive to stop smoking and a good kick in the ass for being so stupid for spending money on garbage. Look after yourself for a change, prepare for your future instead of killing yourself slowly.
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    I saw a lot of people buy electronic cigarette.It's really helpful?
    Quitting smoking is a very painful thing
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    What Happens When You Quit Smoking

    Within the first 20 minutes of quitting, the healing process begins.

    By the end of the first day after quitting smoking, you’ve decreased your chances of having a heart attack. The benefits will continue to improve your health and quality of life for years.

    Within 12 hours after you have your last cigarette, your body will begin to heal itself. The levels of carbon monoxide and nicotine in your system will decline rapidly, and your heart and lungs will begin to repair the damage caused by cigarette smoke.

    As your body begins to repair itself, instead of feeling better right away, you may feel worse for a while. It’s important to understand that healing is a process; it begins immediately, but it continues over time. These “withdrawal pangs” are really symptoms of the recovery process.

    Immediately after quitting, many ex-smokers experience “symptoms of recovery” such as temporary weight gain caused by fluid retention, irregularity, and dry, sore gums or tongue. You may feel edgy, hungry, more tired, and more short-tempered than usual and have trouble sleeping and notice that you are coughing a lot. These symptoms are the result of your body clearing itself of nicotine, a powerful addictive chemical. Most nicotine is gone from the body in 2-3 days.

    Please spread awareness among smokers to quit smoking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhDemon View Post
    I've recently quit smoking, I tried the electronic cigarettes (didn't like them - they taste nasty not like good old fashioned burning carcinogens), I tried the gum, the patches etc. nothing worked. Then one day I thought f**k it this is stupid, it's costing me a fortune (8 a pack!) and is bad for me, time for will power and I haven't smoked since (23 days and counting). I'm not saying it's easy, there are times that I really crave a cigarette (with the first coffee of the morning and after meals is really tough) but you have to fight through it. The key thing is you have to really want to quit. I spent so many days trying to quit thinking well if I only have one or two a day or only smoke in the pub that doesn't count or it's a step in the right direction. Unfortunately if you do this the number slowly creeps back up.

    Good luck!
    That more-or-less is what went through my mind the day I stopped indulging my problem-drinking. Could not shake the thought that I was paying somebody to drink toxic bacterial waste.
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    Quote Originally Posted by remon7 View Post
    I hate smoking not in mentally. conscious mind hate it , unconscious mind i have habit after a certain time attract on it. few days ago i bought Electronic Cigarette but i lost it . so have any idea how can i leave smoking kill habit. i feel pain in lungs or hearts.
    Thanks look forward to your reply thanks
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    They talk about all the possible side effects. I used it and had no side effects, and all cravings for tobacco stopped. It was by far the best way to stop and I tried many other ways that were painful and didn't work for me.

    Good luck and keep trying until you find something that works for you.
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    I quit smoking in 1988. My mentality was, that I actually enjoyed smoking. I would smoke a fag before a 400 metre track race. I could not understand, how someone could walk into a pub, have a pint and not smoke. Then one day I had a chemical change in my brain. I stopped smoking. I changed my routine, things like having a fag with the Telegraph crossword. I stopped doing the Telegraph crossword. I kept a pack of fags in the car for about six months, but never touched them, it was at that point that I knew it was over. I am very proud of that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhDemon View Post
    I'd find giving up the Telegraph crossword a lot harder than I've found giving up the smokes...
    It was worth the sacrifice.
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    I had a friend who I got to give up chew by buying him jerky. The biggest obstacle for him was overcoming the habit, not the nicotine. I don't know if it the same for you, but maybe finding a way to satisfy the oral fixation will help. One of my relatives started chewing straws when she gave up smoking. Now, she lives a healthier life, but woe to our waiter if we go out to eat.

    *hands her a straw*

    "Can I get a few more of those?"
    "Why?"

    *I chuckle*
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flick Montana View Post
    I had a friend who I got to give up chew by buying him jerky. The biggest obstacle for him was overcoming the habit, not the nicotine. I don't know if it the same for you, but maybe finding a way to satisfy the oral fixation will help. One of my relatives started chewing straws when she gave up smoking. Now, she lives a healthier life, but woe to our waiter if we go out to eat.

    *hands her a straw*

    "Can I get a few more of those?"
    "Why?"

    *I chuckle*
    It was the nicotine. I never put on any extra weight when I quit smoking.
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    I quit smoking 26 years ago. The smoking was causing a roughness in the lining of my mouth that I could feel with my tongue. I could imagine the same thing happening to the lining of my lungs. My daughter had just been born, and I didn't want to set a bad example as she was growing up. That's the motivation I used. If your motivation to quit exceeds your motivation to smoke, then you won't smoke. Luckily, the urge to smoke gradually diminishes over a few months. If you can make it over that hump, you're home free.
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    Since there are plenty of ex-smokers, and I imagine a few that still do smoke, I've got a question:

    Have/Did any of you ever smoke a cigarette, of the label you typically smoked, that left irregular aftertastes in your mouth - specifically aftertastes of foods or drinks? Once or twice a year a cigarette from my pack goes rogue and ends up tasting like apples or vaguely like chocolate etc - even if it is a food/drink that I haven't actually had that day. Has anyone else experienced this, and does anyone have an idea of the cause? Is it the cigarette itself? Or is it actually some sort of chemical or neurological thing?
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    Here's a good reason to quit smoking.

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    Nicotin doesn't matter/ But Tar makes hazzard in lungs. its not addiction u can call a bad habbit, when i got smell of smokeing or someone smoke infront of me. then i cant control my brain. if i stay in a cave for some days then i can remove this bad habbit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedPanda View Post
    Well, I can tell you how I gave up smoking...

    I was recommended a book (I hope this doesn't count as advertising) http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 by a friend.
    I read it and stopped smoking - it was that simple.

    I have recommended the book to other smokers that said they wanted to stop.
    I found it a good test to see if they actually wanted to stop smoking.
    The book is cheap and I even offered to lend them my own copy.
    But they (with one exception) never went the next step of actually getting the book.

    But...if you truly want to stop smoking, then I recommend reading that book.
    Borrow it from a library or buy it 2nd hand.

    Obviously, YMMV.
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    okay send me it to my email. i cant buy it, at this moment. remon404@gmail.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedPanda View Post
    Well, I can tell you how I gave up smoking...

    I was recommended a book (I hope this doesn't count as advertising) http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 by a friend.
    I read it and stopped smoking - it was that simple.

    I have recommended the book to other smokers that said they wanted to stop.
    I found it a good test to see if they actually wanted to stop smoking.
    The book is cheap and I even offered to lend them my own copy.
    But they (with one exception) never went the next step of actually getting the book.

    But...if you truly want to stop smoking, then I recommend reading that book.
    Borrow it from a library or buy it 2nd hand.

    Obviously, YMMV.
    Everyone can collect this book from this link
    its Free no charge applicable. 1st hand Copy not 2nd copy hehehe . thanks for your idea. @RedPanda
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    Quote Originally Posted by remon7 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by RedPanda View Post
    Well, I can tell you how I gave up smoking...

    I was recommended a book (I hope this doesn't count as advertising) Allen Carr's Easy Way to Stop Smoking: Be a Happy Non-smoker for the Rest of Your Life: Amazon.co.uk: Allen Carr: Books by a friend.
    I read it and stopped smoking - it was that simple.

    I have recommended the book to other smokers that said they wanted to stop.
    I found it a good test to see if they actually wanted to stop smoking.
    The book is cheap and I even offered to lend them my own copy.
    But they (with one exception) never went the next step of actually getting the book.

    But...if you truly want to stop smoking, then I recommend reading that book.
    Borrow it from a library or buy it 2nd hand.

    Obviously, YMMV.
    Everyone can collect this book from this link
    its Free no charge applicable. 1st hand Copy not 2nd copy hehehe . thanks for your idea. @RedPanda
    Thank you Remon7.

    I am usually very wary of books that show reviews that keep raving about the supposed "method" outlined in a book that you must buy the book in order to learn anything about.

    "Learn how to get rich without doing any work- buy my book!"
    "Learn how to lose weight without ceasing the slovenly snobby ways- buy my book!"
    "Learn how to live to a hundred or more; simple easy method! Buy my book!"
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    Fill in the blanks and see how much your paying for your bad health and offensive behavior.

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    These pictures are to help you visualize the financial impact of smoking.



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    Quote Originally Posted by PhDemon View Post
    As a recent "quitter" after a few beers tonight I cracked and bought a pack. I only smoked 4 and gave the rest away. Day 0 starts again tomorrow...
    While I'm on a roll, here's one for you.

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    This is a smoking room in an IT company. What a brilliant idea?
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    Quote Originally Posted by remon7 View Post
    how can i add photo with my post?
    There are more than one way to post pictures. The way I did it was to open a free Photobucket account, where I can upload any picture on my PC. From the Photobucket account I can then select the correct format and past it in to the message window.

    The format will look something like this [IMG]photobucket link/picture.jpg[IMG] when you past it. Must have both the [IMG] tags or it will not display.

    If you just have a link, you can past that and we can go look at the picture for ourselves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by remon7 View Post
    how can i add photo with my post?
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    how can i add photo with my post?
    There are more than one way to post pictures. The way I did it was to open a free Photobucket account, where I can upload any picture on my PC. From the Photobucket account I can then select the correct format and past it in to the message window.

    The format will look something like this [IMG]photobucket link/picture.jpg[IMG] when you past it. Must have both the [IMG] tags or it will not display.

    If you just have a link, you can past that and we can go look at the picture for ourselves.
    Thanks i have some smoking related photos trying to post them. Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by remon7 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by remon7 View Post
    how can i add photo with my post?
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    how can i add photo with my post?
    There are more than one way to post pictures. The way I did it was to open a free Photobucket account, where I can upload any picture on my PC. From the Photobucket account I can then select the correct format and past it in to the message window.

    The format will look something like this [IMG]photobucket link/picture.jpg[IMG] when you past it. Must have both the [IMG] tags or it will not display.

    If you just have a link, you can past that and we can go look at the picture for ourselves.
    Thanks i have some smoking related photos trying to post them. Thanks
    I think you might need at least 20 posts before you can posts links and pictures. That policy helps with the spam problems and if your going to stick around for awhile it shouldn't bother you much.
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    There are more than one way to post pictures. The way I did it was to open a free Photobucket account, where I can upload any picture on my PC. From the Photobucket account I can then select the correct format and past it in to the message window.

    The format will look something like this [IMG]photobucket link/picture.jpg[IMG] when you past it. Must have both the [IMG] tags or it will not display.

    If you just have a link, you can past that and we can go look at the picture for ourselves.
    Thanks i have some smoking related photos trying to post them. Thanks
    I think you might need at least 20 posts before you can posts links and pictures. That policy helps with the spam problems and if your going to stick around for awhile it shouldn't bother you much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by luna247 View Post
    I saw a lot of people buy electronic cigarette.It's really helpful?
    Quitting smoking is a very painful thing
    I've been using a vape for 3 weeks now. Haven't had a smoke. You can get all different kinds of concentrate for them, so they are very versatile. I'm currently using a malboro tobacco tasting juice, with a few drops of blueberry for flavor. Cheaper, ($7 for 2 weeks of fluid vs. $100 for cigarettes) cleaner, safter...it's the best way to smoke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacGyver1968 View Post
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    I saw a lot of people buy electronic cigarette.It's really helpful?
    Quitting smoking is a very painful thing
    I've been using a vape for 3 weeks now. Haven't had a smoke. You can get all different kinds of concentrate for them, so they are very versatile. I'm currently using a malboro tobacco tasting juice, with a few drops of blueberry for flavor. Cheaper, ($7 for 2 weeks of fluid vs. $100 for cigarettes) cleaner, safter...it's the best way to smoke.

    CVape Electronic Cigarettes, E Cigs, E Cigarettes
    Hi Mac

    How are you doing? This vape might be safer and cost less than regular smoking. But is it still a habit that will be hard to kick?
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    After a lifetime of not smoking save for two months as a distressed teenager, I started to use tobacco as an aid to wakefullness after working graveyard shift for six months. Smoke break was one of the few social activities in life as a shift worker, which may have been of some influence. It was also a very stressful workplace and I went from smoking one pack a week to almost one pack a night before I decided to change jobs. I had that objective in mind for a year but had to wait for the right opportunity to come about. My use of nicotine decreased by half and then one day in February I decided that I understood why I was smoking and so I stopped at the end of my shift. I drank quite a bit more coffee for a couple of months and now I have shifted to drinking water for the most part with a cup of coffee around 6:00 a.m. to push through the last few hours of the shift.

    February 13, 2013.

    A satori moment in my life.

    Once you understand why you are smoking, it will be possible for you to quit.
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    I saw a lot of people buy electronic cigarette.It's really helpful?
    Quitting smoking is a very painful thing
    I've been using a vape for 3 weeks now. Haven't had a smoke. You can get all different kinds of concentrate for them, so they are very versatile. I'm currently using a malboro tobacco tasting juice, with a few drops of blueberry for flavor. Cheaper, ($7 for 2 weeks of fluid vs. $100 for cigarettes) cleaner, safter...it's the best way to smoke.

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    How are you doing? This vape might be safer and cost less than regular smoking. But is it still a habit that will be hard to kick?
    Oh hell ya...I'm super addicted to nicotine...and I'm just not ready to quit...I enjoy smoking...but the vape gives me my nicotine, and the feeling of smoking, without a lot of the bad effects. I can already tell a difference in my lung function, and I don't wake up coughing anymore.
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    I saw a lot of people buy electronic cigarette.It's really helpful?
    Quitting smoking is a very painful thing
    I've been using a vape for 3 weeks now. Haven't had a smoke. You can get all different kinds of concentrate for them, so they are very versatile. I'm currently using a malboro tobacco tasting juice, with a few drops of blueberry for flavor. Cheaper, ($7 for 2 weeks of fluid vs. $100 for cigarettes) cleaner, safter...it's the best way to smoke.

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    Hi Mac

    How are you doing? This vape might be safer and cost less than regular smoking. But is it still a habit that will be hard to kick?
    Oh hell ya...I'm super addicted to nicotine...and I'm just not ready to quit...I enjoy smoking...but the vape gives me my nicotine, and the feeling of smoking, without a lot of the bad effects. I can already tell a difference in my lung function, and I don't wake up coughing anymore.
    Neverfly has been vaping for a couple of months now. The extra cash in hand has been very helpful and the savings on not having to use perfumy laundry soap to get rid of the cigarette smell is great too. I love the smell of the vape juices he uses. He picks flavors based on how I like the smell mostly but even the ones intended to mimic cigarette flavor don't smell bad at all.

    He tried a caramel mocha flavor for a week that had the whole house smelling like Starbucks lol.
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    I saw a lot of people buy electronic cigarette.It's really helpful?
    Quitting smoking is a very painful thing
    I've been using a vape for 3 weeks now. Haven't had a smoke. You can get all different kinds of concentrate for them, so they are very versatile. I'm currently using a malboro tobacco tasting juice, with a few drops of blueberry for flavor. Cheaper, ($7 for 2 weeks of fluid vs. $100 for cigarettes) cleaner, safter...it's the best way to smoke.

    CVape Electronic Cigarettes, E Cigs, E Cigarettes
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    How are you doing? This vape might be safer and cost less than regular smoking. But is it still a habit that will be hard to kick?
    Oh hell ya...I'm super addicted to nicotine...and I'm just not ready to quit...I enjoy smoking...but the vape gives me my nicotine, and the feeling of smoking, without a lot of the bad effects. I can already tell a difference in my lung function, and I don't wake up coughing anymore.
    Neverfly has been vaping for a couple of months now. The extra cash in hand has been very helpful and the savings on not having to use perfumy laundry soap to get rid of the cigarette smell is great too. I love the smell of the vape juices he uses. He picks flavors based on how I like the smell mostly but even the ones intended to mimic cigarette flavor don't smell bad at all.

    He tried a caramel mocha flavor for a week that had the whole house smelling like Starbucks lol.
    Starbucks flavored smokes, gee what's not to like? Starbucks has banned vaps can't get any closer than 25 feet.

    But I did find the following coffee flavored whatever.
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    I saw a lot of people buy electronic cigarette.It's really helpful?
    Quitting smoking is a very painful thing
    I've been using a vape for 3 weeks now. Haven't had a smoke. You can get all different kinds of concentrate for them, so they are very versatile. I'm currently using a malboro tobacco tasting juice, with a few drops of blueberry for flavor. Cheaper, ($7 for 2 weeks of fluid vs. $100 for cigarettes) cleaner, safter...it's the best way to smoke.

    CVape Electronic Cigarettes, E Cigs, E Cigarettes
    Hi Mac

    How are you doing? This vape might be safer and cost less than regular smoking. But is it still a habit that will be hard to kick?
    Oh hell ya...I'm super addicted to nicotine...and I'm just not ready to quit...I enjoy smoking...but the vape gives me my nicotine, and the feeling of smoking, without a lot of the bad effects. I can already tell a difference in my lung function, and I don't wake up coughing anymore.
    Neverfly has been vaping for a couple of months now. The extra cash in hand has been very helpful and the savings on not having to use perfumy laundry soap to get rid of the cigarette smell is great too. I love the smell of the vape juices he uses. He picks flavors based on how I like the smell mostly but even the ones intended to mimic cigarette flavor don't smell bad at all.

    He tried a caramel mocha flavor for a week that had the whole house smelling like Starbucks lol.
    Starbucks flavored smokes, gee what's not to like? Starbucks has banned vaps can't get any closer than 25 feet.

    But I did find the following coffee flavored whatever.
    I tend to boycott starbucks anyway. But I love the smell that comes from their shops. But I don't like the snobby attitude that comes with starbucks. I prefer mom and pop coffee houses that have open mic nights and stuff like that.
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    I've recently quit smoking, I tried the electronic cigarettes (didn't like them - they taste nasty not like good old fashioned burning carcinogens), I tried the gum, the patches etc. nothing worked. Then one day I thought f**k it this is stupid, it's costing me a fortune (8 a pack!) and is bad for me, time for will power and I haven't smoked since (23 days and counting). I'm not saying it's easy, there are times that I really crave a cigarette (with the first coffee of the morning and after meals is really tough) but you have to fight through it. The key thing is you have to really want to quit. I spent so many days trying to quit thinking well if I only have one or two a day or only smoke in the pub that doesn't count or it's a step in the right direction. Unfortunately if you do this the number slowly creeps back up.

    Good luck!
    My boss, a man nearing 60, quit 20 years earlier when they removed 2/3 of his stomach due to terrible ulcers, which he was advised were caused/aggravated by swallowing the tars or whatever other shit gets swallowed out of the smoke. When stress agitated him, he unthinkingly reached towards his shirt pocket! My Dad gave it up similarly when stomach trouble frightened the wits out of him. As one who never smoked, I cannot appreciate fully the difficulty experienced in giving it up, but believe fear of the consequences of smoking, even knowing it may take damn near a lifetime to produce serious consequences, is a solid contributory quitting aid. At 23 days off nicotine, you should theoretically have gone far beyond the most difficult time, again, though, I haven't personally experienced it.

    Now, if I could but give up alcohol...... jocular
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    Just stop and keep stopping until you quit.
    Karl, one of my co-workers, told me he had quit "thousands of times", that being every time he finished one of the damn things! He tried the nicotine patch, kept smoking meanwhile, and got sick as hell! Last I saw him, he was still puffing away, miserable as ever over it. He was then in his early 50s; I wonder iof he is still alive? jocular
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    I've recently quit smoking, I tried the electronic cigarettes (didn't like them - they taste nasty not like good old fashioned burning carcinogens), I tried the gum, the patches etc. nothing worked. Then one day I thought f**k it this is stupid, it's costing me a fortune (8 a pack!) and is bad for me, time for will power and I haven't smoked since (23 days and counting). I'm not saying it's easy, there are times that I really crave a cigarette (with the first coffee of the morning and after meals is really tough) but you have to fight through it. The key thing is you have to really want to quit. I spent so many days trying to quit thinking well if I only have one or two a day or only smoke in the pub that doesn't count or it's a step in the right direction. Unfortunately if you do this the number slowly creeps back up.

    Good luck!
    That more-or-less is what went through my mind the day I stopped indulging my problem-drinking. Could not shake the thought that I was paying somebody to drink toxic bacterial waste.
    Begging your pardon, but yeast are not bacteria! Damn it! I'll drink if I want to! jocular
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    I quit smoking in 1988. My mentality was, that I actually enjoyed smoking. I would smoke a fag before a 400 metre track race. I could not understand, how someone could walk into a pub, have a pint and not smoke. Then one day I had a chemical change in my brain. I stopped smoking. I changed my routine, things like having a fag with the Telegraph crossword. I stopped doing the Telegraph crossword. I kept a pack of fags in the car for about six months, but never touched them, it was at that point that I knew it was over. I am very proud of that.
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    As a recent "quitter" after a few beers tonight I cracked and bought a pack. I only smoked 4 and gave the rest away. Day 0 starts again tomorrow...
    Your will and determination shows through between your lines. You CAN and WILL be successful; just don't wind up quitting thousands of times! joc
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    As a recent "quitter" after a few beers tonight I cracked and bought a pack. I only smoked 4 and gave the rest away. Day 0 starts again tomorrow...
    While I'm on a roll, here's one for you.

    Trouble is, he wouldn't be shooting those "bullets" at himself, would he? joc
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    Thanks i have some smoking related photos trying to post them. Thanks
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    After a lifetime of not smoking save for two months as a distressed teenager, I started to use tobacco as an aid to wakefullness after working graveyard shift for six months. Smoke break was one of the few social activities in life as a shift worker, which may have been of some influence. It was also a very stressful workplace and I went from smoking one pack a week to almost one pack a night before I decided to change jobs. I had that objective in mind for a year but had to wait for the right opportunity to come about. My use of nicotine decreased by half and then one day in February I decided that I understood why I was smoking and so I stopped at the end of my shift. I drank quite a bit more coffee for a couple of months and now I have shifted to drinking water for the most part with a cup of coffee around 6:00 a.m. to push through the last few hours of the shift.

    February 13, 2013.

    A satori moment in my life.

    Once you understand why you are smoking, it will be possible for you to quit.
    Jesus! You started smoking after years of non-smoking, knowing all the more about the potentially disastrous consequences than you did as a teen-ager? That is astounding! My nephew, possessing several Graduate Degrees related to Sociology, claims the addictiveness is only a part of it: the fidgeting about using ones fingers is a gratification thing he believes goes all the way back to infancy. Interesting theory. My Grandpa would have utilized his own special technique: the carpet-beater across the offender's back! joc
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    I saw a lot of people buy electronic cigarette.It's really helpful?
    Quitting smoking is a very painful thing
    I've been using a vape for 3 weeks now. Haven't had a smoke. You can get all different kinds of concentrate for them, so they are very versatile. I'm currently using a malboro tobacco tasting juice, with a few drops of blueberry for flavor. Cheaper, ($7 for 2 weeks of fluid vs. $100 for cigarettes) cleaner, safter...it's the best way to smoke.

    CVape Electronic Cigarettes, E Cigs, E Cigarettes
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    How are you doing? This vape might be safer and cost less than regular smoking. But is it still a habit that will be hard to kick?
    Oh hell ya...I'm super addicted to nicotine...and I'm just not ready to quit...I enjoy smoking...but the vape gives me my nicotine, and the feeling of smoking, without a lot of the bad effects. I can already tell a difference in my lung function, and I don't wake up coughing anymore.
    My sixth-grade Science teacher claimed that several drops of nicotine placed in the same place daily on one's forearm, for instance, would produce in time a skin cancer there with 100% efficiency. Can this be true? joc
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    Neverfly has been vaping for a couple of months now. The extra cash in hand has been very helpful and the savings on not having to use perfumy laundry soap to get rid of the cigarette smell is great too. I love the smell of the vape juices he uses. He picks flavors based on how I like the smell mostly but even the ones intended to mimic cigarette flavor don't smell bad at all.

    He tried a caramel mocha flavor for a week that had the whole house smelling like Starbucks lol.
    I'm reading this, but somehow it seems too far out.......you ARE serious, though, aren't you? Amazing! joc
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    I'm reading this, but somehow it seems too far out.......you ARE serious, though, aren't you? Amazing! joc
    I do not understand what it is that is so far out...
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    Occasionally, I am not serious. Facetious. joc
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    Occasionally, I am not serious. Facetious. joc
    I hope you're not thinking I was offended by your response to SeaGypsy... I'm not.
    I have been smoking cigarettes for over twenty years...
    I've wanted to stop smoking and tried to stop smoking many, many times... The personal vaporizer is the only thing that seems to have worked.

    Begin Rant:
    It's interesting, really... Because of Spin and Hype such as this:
    Some say vaping e-cigarettes is worse than smoking for real - YouTube

    Found in automotive coolant... wow. You know what other dangerous compound that kills many thousands of people per year is also found in it? Dihydrogen Oxide.
    Stupid.
    Stupid.
    Stupid.

    Yes, burning carcinogens is safer than propolene glycol. Some doctor says so? I believe it. Right.

    Well, actually, the doctor said that he doesn't know whether it is because no studies have been done on it.

    What about the FDA? The FDA is trying hard to get is grubby little mitts on it to make it a controlled and regulated substance- so that they can get their cut of the profits, of course. So while it may cost only a small profit margin and materials now, they'd like to make it cost three times as much and make you only able to get it with a prescription- because it takes an expensive doctor visit and a note on paper to tell you to STOP SMOKING, right?

    Dum dum dum dum DUUUMMM...

    Anyway... I believe it is safer. And it's been more than helpful.
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    First of all, I think you REALLY HAVE TO WANT TO....and for YOURSELF not for someone else.

    I would suggest changing up your schedule......times you'd smoke...do something that you wouldn't do before you have a cigarette......worked for a lot of people I know.
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    I've never met anyone that smoked on a schedule.
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    After a lifetime of not smoking save for two months as a distressed teenager, I started to use tobacco as an aid to wakefullness after working graveyard shift for six months. Smoke break was one of the few social activities in life as a shift worker, which may have been of some influence. It was also a very stressful workplace and I went from smoking one pack a week to almost one pack a night before I decided to change jobs. I had that objective in mind for a year but had to wait for the right opportunity to come about. My use of nicotine decreased by half and then one day in February I decided that I understood why I was smoking and so I stopped at the end of my shift. I drank quite a bit more coffee for a couple of months and now I have shifted to drinking water for the most part with a cup of coffee around 6:00 a.m. to push through the last few hours of the shift.

    February 13, 2013.

    A satori moment in my life.

    Once you understand why you are smoking, it will be possible for you to quit.
    Jesus! You started smoking after years of non-smoking, knowing all the more about the potentially disastrous consequences than you did as a teen-ager? That is astounding! My nephew, possessing several Graduate Degrees related to Sociology, claims the addictiveness is only a part of it: the fidgeting about using ones fingers is a gratification thing he believes goes all the way back to infancy. Interesting theory. My Grandpa would have utilized his own special technique: the carpet-beater across the offender's back! joc
    After six months on graveyard shift as a non-smoker, I became rather curious about the fact that a majority of night crew smoked and wondered what they actually 'got' out of smoking. I also discovered that my 'sensitivity response' to smoke was actually a sensitivity to milk and once I quit milk, I no longer reacted to being near smoke, hence more curious than ever. I observed that smoking seemed to make it easier to stay awake and energized and I found that aspect useful for a while. I experimented with different brands and found that it was quite easy to discern different flavors and attributes. Hubby is a smoker and prefers Export tobacco and white Zigzag papers and I soon defaulted to those because the chemicals in cigarette filters were easily discernible to me and irritating to the throat.

    The entire time that I was smoking, I never considered myself an addicted smoker, even when I was going through a pack a day shortly before leaving that job for my current one.

    The day that I decided that I had learned all I needed to from this experiment, I quit. I think it is a psychological thing as much as a physical thing, habit as much as addiction and I am half German which means that my tenacity puts mules to shame.
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    I'm with NF! That was some seriously poor reporting. "we don't know...so Panic!"

    One member said they tried e-cigarettes and didn't like the taste. I had the same experience...I tried the disposible kind that look like traditional cigarette, and didn't like it at all. What you should try is a personal vaporizor. They are a bit larger, but you can select the type and strength of the fluid you use. I use a tobacco flavored juice mixed with a blueberry flavored juice. I'm going to try the coffee next. It took me about a week to adjust to it. It has a different feel than regular smoke, and the timing is different. Smoking a cigarette is timed event, that starts at light up and ends when the cigarette is spent. You smoke continuously for 5 or so minutes. With a vape, you're not on the clock, so you just take a few puffs here and there.
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    HOW TO LIVE LONG(done)
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    Just a few changes in your life, and you will break the record of the oldest man or woman on earth. This is how:

    1. Quit smoking
    2. Quit alcohol abuse
    3. Eat more fruits and vegetables
    4. Don't miss your 30 minute exercise everyday. Just don't miss it!
    5. Drink more water. Not too much!
    6. Avoid simple carbohydrates. You know them?
    7. Don't stress yourself. A good rest does the magic!
    8. Smile
    9. Keep clean. I mean practice cleanliness.
    10. Take the magic foods such as garlic, almonds, moringa etc
    11. Have a loving spirit by appreciating me.
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    11. Have a loving spirit by appreciating me.
    I'm doomed to an early grave...
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    Quote Originally Posted by J J Thompson View Post
    HOW TO LIVE LONG(done)
    HOW TO LIVE LONG

    Just a few changes in your life, and you will break the record of the oldest man or woman on earth. This is how:

    1. Quit smoking
    2. Quit alcohol abuse
    3. Eat more fruits and vegetables
    4. Don't miss your 30 minute exercise everyday. Just don't miss it!
    5. Drink more water. Not too much!
    6. Avoid simple carbohydrates. You know them?
    7. Don't stress yourself. A good rest does the magic!
    8. Smile
    9. Keep clean. I mean practice cleanliness.
    10. Take the magic foods such as garlic, almonds, moringa etc
    11. Have a loving spirit by appreciating me.
    So how long have you been following that advice? And yes I am smiling.
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    For so many years now, have been practicing it
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    Some good reasons below.



    If you are living with cockroaches, maybe you won't want to quit.

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    The picture below might be a bit extreme but all smokers can relate to yellow finger and nail stains form smoking.

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    I just got back from a check up with my doctor and the last time she saw me she listened to my lungs and gave me a good long lecture for having started smoking. Then Neverfly spoke up in my defense and told her I didn't smoke, that he did. So she just glared at him.

    Today she immediately noticed that I didn't smell like smoke and said my lungs sounded much better. And it's only been since July 22 that he started vaping. and dropped smoking.

    Sometimes doing things for someone you love is greater motivation than doing it for yourself. Especially if you are a humble person who cares more for others than yourself.
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    That more-or-less is what went through my mind the day I stopped indulging my problem-drinking. Could not shake the thought that I was paying somebody to drink toxic microbial waste.
    Begging your pardon, but yeast are not bacteria! Damn it! I'll drink if I want to! jocular
    Lol, thanks jocular - I learn something new everyday. But I do still drink on occasion, it's just that instead of 8-12 beers 3-4 times a week - it's now 1-2 drinks once or twice a month. It's interesting that you've used the word "want". The differences between "want" and "impulse" had eluded me for a very long time. In general, understanding the difference between the two was what motivated my lifestyle change. It's funny because I am cognisant that the same trend exists in my smoking habits, I simply have yet to do anything about it. I genuinely want a cigarette when I get up in the morning, after a good meal, and before I go to bed at night - and here I am, approaching the pack-a-day barrier.
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    That more-or-less is what went through my mind the day I stopped indulging my problem-drinking. Could not shake the thought that I was paying somebody to drink toxic microbial waste.
    Begging your pardon, but yeast are not bacteria! Damn it! I'll drink if I want to! jocular
    Lol, thanks jocular - I learn something new everyday. But I do still drink on occasion, it's just that instead of 8-12 beers 3-4 times a week - it's now 1-2 drinks once or twice a month. It's interesting that you've used the word "want". The differences between "want" and "impulse" had eluded me for a very long time. In general, understanding the difference between the two was what motivated my lifestyle change. It's funny because I am cognizant that the same trend exists in my smoking habits, I simply have yet to do anything about it. I genuinely want a cigarette when I get up in the morning, after a good meal, and before I go to bed at night - and here I am, approaching the pack-a-day barrier.
    What many people fail to realize is that smoking is not just one habit and you named a few of those separate habits. I bet you also like to light up when you sit on the john or get behind the steering wheel of your car and there is the famous after sex smoke. At work people use needing a break to go have a smoke, and the list can go on and on.

    So when you actually say I'm done. It means you are quitting many habits all at once and some of those individual habits are much harder to quit. For instance the after meal smoke is one of the most satisfying and hardest to kick. But for me if I smoked even a few per day it was never very long before I was back to smoking all I wanted. Maybe some people can restrict their smoking but I'm not one of them.

    Again I will say Chantix removes all the cravings, if you have tried and failed many times with other methods, bite the bullit and get your doctor to prescribe it for you. I know they scare the crap out of you with possible side effects, but for me I never felt any and my dreams didn't change a bit.
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    I smoked heavily, from the age of 17 until February this year.. I am now 46 and went from smoking 20 or so a day to smoking only 2 or three a week.

    How?
    Using an e-cigarette - or "vaping" as it is known.

    Quote Originally Posted by Neverfly View Post
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    It's interesting, really... Because of Spin and Hype such as this:
    Some say vaping e-cigarettes is worse than smoking for real - YouTube

    Found in automotive coolant... wow. You know what other dangerous compound that kills many thousands of people per year is also found in it? Dihydrogen Oxide.
    Stupid.
    Stupid.
    Stupid.

    Yes, burning carcinogens is safer than propolene glycol. Some doctor says so? I believe it. Right.

    Well, actually, the doctor said that he doesn't know whether it is because no studies have been done on it.

    What about the FDA? The FDA is trying hard to get is grubby little mitts on it to make it a controlled and regulated substance- so that they can get their cut of the profits, of course. So while it may cost only a small profit margin and materials now, they'd like to make it cost three times as much and make you only able to get it with a prescription- because it takes an expensive doctor visit and a note on paper to tell you to STOP SMOKING, right?

    Dum dum dum dum DUUUMMM...

    Anyway... I believe it is safer. And it's been more than helpful.
    Propylene Glycol is included on the FDA list of substances generally recognised as safe (GRAS) for foods and medications. It has been used since the 1950's in medicines like asthma inhalers for instance.
    "Ok, brain let's get things straight. You don't like me, and I don't like you, so let's do this so I can go back to killing you with beer." - Homer
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    Quote Originally Posted by J J Thompson View Post
    HOW TO LIVE LONG(done)
    HOW TO LIVE LONG

    Just a few changes in your life, and you will break the record of the oldest man or woman on earth. This is how:

    1. Quit smoking
    2. Quit alcohol abuse
    3. Eat more fruits and vegetables
    4. Don't miss your 30 minute exercise everyday. Just don't miss it!
    5. Drink more water. Not too much!
    6. Avoid simple carbohydrates. You know them?
    7. Don't stress yourself. A good rest does the magic!
    8. Smile
    9. Keep clean. I mean practice cleanliness.
    10. Take the magic foods such as garlic, almonds, moringa etc
    11. Have a loving spirit by appreciating me.
    and die unfulfilled, cause you had Zero fun along the way and appreciated you
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    Hey Thompson....nothing about stopping intercourse on there either!

    Make a full list next time!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpeedFreek View Post
    Propylene Glycol is included on the FDA list of substances generally recognised as safe (GRAS) for foods and medications. It has been used since the 1950's in medicines like asthma inhalers for instance.
    Oh, I know... I was being mostly sarcastic.
    Diethylene Glycol is the substance they found trace amounts of... Yet, I would bet that you inhale MORE diethylene glycol traveling down the freeway.
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