*This is NOT a paid post! This is totally ME and MY EXPERIENCE!*
Saturday morning, my Blu e-cigs arrived. At noon, I smoked the last cigarette in my pack. I haven't had another one since, and I never imagined it could be so easy.
Honestly, I quit smoking for real once before. I stopped for almost a year. Then I went through the "bad time," and I was feeling so miserable, I started again - not because I felt the need for a cigarette but because I felt the need to do myself some measure of harm. (It should be noted, I used to refer to smoking as "a slow, socially acceptable form of suicide." It's since - obviously - become far less socially acceptable.)
Anyway, for quite a while now, I've been wanting to quit again, but I just didn't seem to have the nerve. I used the nicotine patches last time - and a whole lot of sugarless chewing gum. It really wasn't all THAT hard, but I was very happy at the time, and lately, I don't feel like I have quite enough will to attempt that again. Still, I wanted to quit.
Enter: the e-cig research. I could totally get this. It covers the two issues with smoking: addiction and habit. The nicotine is the addiction, but the action of smoking is habit.
The initial cost was a bit high, but the savings is huge. To be honest, I'll be recouping my initial outlay in just two weeks in the money I save by not buying cigarettes. And let's be honest here - it's getting too damn cold to go outside to smoke. I can actually carry it around in my pocket and have a puff or two in the bathroom or the breakroom at work! No smoke. No smell. No problem.
These things are awesome. I don't miss smoking a bit. And I'll be able to step down at my own pace until I'm done with nicotine completely. If you're a smoker, I totally recommend trying these things!