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JO89

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Several weeks ago I decided to quit I understood that to quit cold turkey it isn't an easy way, but now I felt depression, it is worse than I could think. Now I try to find some ways to resolve the problem, as I can't start again, I will fell myself weak and the situation becomes more difficult. Maybe some alternative ways can help in this situation. I find several articles on sites like AddictionResource about vaping and nicotine gums, there are a lot of vaping sites without promotion context I find site VapingDaily and now I really think about e-cigs but I am interested if someone tried it and can recommend.
 

Davie266

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Hello, I went through a very similar thing when I quit smoking. I got depressed and started drinking more and could hardly sleep. I originally stopped using patches but now I vape, I still have the odd cigarette but mainly if I’m on a night out. Stay strong it will get easier with time. Good luck!


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I have given up quitting. I've tried the patches, vaping, nicorette gum, cold turkey (where I made it 13 months) but keep going back to the damn things. I smoke half a cigarette at a time which has gotten me to half a pack a day and I guess that's just the way it'll be. My anxiety always raises when I try quitting and I just don't want to go through it anymore. My anxiety is high enough already. What I really should do is switch to decaf.
 

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I have given up quitting. I've tried the patches, vaping, nicorette gum, cold turkey (where I made it 13 months) but keep going back to the damn things. I smoke half a cigarette at a time which has gotten me to half a pack a day and I guess that's just the way it'll be. My anxiety always raises when I try quitting and I just don't want to go through it anymore. My anxiety is high enough already. What I really should do is switch to decaf.
That's exactly what I do. 1/2 cig then relight it next time. I am at 1/2 pack a day too. And I did switch to decaf.
 

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I'm envious about the decaf. I don't know why I don't switch over. I don't hate the taste of decaf as much as alot of other straight coffee do. How does your Hubby feel about your smoking? My wife has always been very reasonable but I know she absolutely hates my doing it.
 

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I'm envious about the decaf. I don't know why I don't switch over. I don't hate the taste of decaf as much as alot of other straight coffee do. How does your Hubby feel about your smoking? My wife has always been very reasonable but I know she absolutely hates my doing it.
lol Well Triceps he is worse than me. I get one pack a day out and say "Hey half for you and half for me" Sometimes I have to open another pack. lol He tried the vaping and just didn't like it. And while he was vaping, I was smoking and his doctor bawled me out and said I wasn't helping him by smoking the real thing. I just cannot vap. lol lol We are helping each other by doing it this way. My daughter and some of my grandchildren hate that we still smoke so we don't smoke around them. My son and his wife went to those little cigars. They say it is helping them quit. I don't know. lol
good for your wife that she doesn't smoke. I admire that.
 

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I do like the decaf and so does hubby. That is a plus for us. But I know people who cannot switch over. I use creamer and sugar and my husband just uses a little creamer. I know decaf isn't as strong.
 

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I switched to vaping 4 years ago and haven’t looked back. My vape does have nicotine, though, so I just replaced one addiction with another.

I would recommend trying a vape that uses nicotine salts, like a Juul or the Nautilus Aspire AIO. These vapes are typically smaller and pack a bigger punch of nicotine than the big cloudy vapes.

Good luck with quitting cigs! Feel free to reach out if you have any questions about vaping!!
 

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Just out of hospital after a few weeks of hell. First thing I asked for when I went in was a nicotine patch. Just to help with the cravings. It got me through. On the funny side of it you had loads of other patients who had no idea they could get the patches. For weeks they were in there nearly pulling their hair out. I was asked ' how did you get that '. Simple answer was I asked for it. I knew I wouldn't be allowed smoke for weeks. The patches did help. Maybe give them a go. I would never have lasted without them. 15 a day to none. That is a big ask. Soon everybody in the ward have nicotine patches. Might give you a new one every second day. But ti stopped the cravings. Just amused and baffled me that nobody knew you could get them. Must have been in there 10 seconds and I demanded one.
 
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