I have tried quitting cold turkey before, and of course tried the gum. Neither worked. This has been a bad habit that is very hard to break. This past Sunday I decided to try something new. My husband and I (he is quitting also) decided we would try out the electronic cigarettes. I don't even think that these were intended to help you quit, but so far it is working.
We bought the NJoy brand rechargeable kit. They are a little under $20 each and the cartridge refill is also about $20. The refill cartridge is equivalent to a carton of cigarettes. The electronic cigarette doesn't have tar, tobacco, or half the other things found in cigarettes. It does have nicotine though. It doesn't smell like smoke, there are no ashes, and it is super easy to use.
I can say that it has helped so far. When I get the urge to smoke a cigarette I pick this up and smoke it.There is a lot less nicotine in these than in regular cigarettes, but since they are so similar to regular cigarettes it makes this process much easier.
Since I smoked for so long I got used to the feeling of the nicotine, holding the cigarette, and blowing out the smoke. These, of course, are natural effects of smoking. With the electric cigarette you do the exact same thing. I can't say that it is as fulfilling as lighting a cigarette and feeling the full effects, but it helps me so much more than just putting a piece of gum in my mouth. I plan to taper off of these in my quitting process, but this will be much easier than going cold turkey. I really have hope this time! We will see how it goes! Below are the pictures of the rechargeable cigarettes, refill cartridges, and single disposable electric cigarettes in case you are thinking of trying this out as a way to quit! They have regular, lights, menthol, and menthol lights.
|Electronic pack. Comes with charger, one cartridge and one cigarette.|
|These are cartridge refills|
|This is the disposable cigarette.|
Everyone wish me luck!! If you want to stop smoking now is the time! I'm thrilled my husband decided to quit with me, but either way I'm doing this! Who else wants to quit?