Tuesday, May 29, 2012

I'm Quitting...

I decided to share part of my newest personal journey with you. I have been a smoker for 18 years. I started young! I wish I never would have picked up those stupid things, but I did. The thought of quitting has always been hard.

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?

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9 comments:

  1. That's amazing!! I'm so proud of you and your husband. Perhaps because you are sharing this with your readers, it will give you that extra motivation to follow through.
    Good luck and let us know how it goes!!!

    www.stylingmylife.com

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    1. I hope it will! Thank you so much! I appreciate it!

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  2. Congrats for trying a new method of quitting! I'm not a smoker, but like anything else that comes along in life, you just keep trying something new :) Hope this works well for you!

    @Cathy_Showan
    http://cstyledesign.blogspot.com

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  3. What a great decision, Hun! I'll be praying you can quit permanently... we want you with us and blogging for many years to come! :)
    Update us and let us know how it's going!
    Have a beautiful day. :)
    xoxo

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    1. Aww! Thanks so much! I appreciate the prayers! I will keep everyone updated!

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  4. Wow GREAT FOR YOU!!
    YOU CAN DO IT!!
    Have a good day!
    http://robertascoolestplaces.blogspot.com.es

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  5. Congrats on quitting! I don't smoke but I know it's the same as quitting any form of a habit–definitely not easy!

    Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog :) I'm following you now, I hope you follow me!

    Kristen

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  6. Congrats on quitting and it's great your husband is doing it with you. I have never smoked but my husband just gave up chewing tobacco so I know how addicting nicotine is. He has been using the fake tobacco to get through it. You are making a very good decision :)

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