I have tried to quit more times than I care to remember
I smoked for 30 years and most of those years, it was 2 packs a day. I have tried to quit more times than I care to remember, and with every method that anyone could come up with. None of them were successful.
In January 2011, I started noticing a lot of electronic cigarette ads on T.V. and on the radio and the ads started to peak my interest in trying to quit smoking again. I wanted to find out about the ecig before just ordering one off of the T.V. offers and started my internet research of the product. At first I was very skeptical and then a friend on one of the Goldwing forums, that I am active in , made a post about a website where he sold ecigs. He personally uses the ecig and sells them, I thought, hey, here is a guy that I can trust so I made an order.
On January 24, 2011, I recieved my Riva kit and after charging it up and giving it a try, I was simply amazed. I kept wondering when I was going to have an urge to smoke. I was sitting at my computer, messing around with my Goldwing forums and using the ecig, suddenly it hit me that I haven’t had a cigarette in over 3 hours and wasn’t even wanting one. Now I am starting to get really excited that these battery powered fog machines might just work.
Now I like being a member of the Goldwing forum and thought that there should be a forum for these things and by all means, I need a community that can help educate and motivate me, so my internet search led me to the great ECF. I quickly found answers to any questions that I had. Now, I have a tool, the ecig, and a support group, ECF, I already was motivated and now I had everything else to aid me in quitting smoking.
It has now been 65 days since I smoked my last cigarette and I am confident that I will never smoke another one. At some point in time I will also lay down my ecig. I have my nicotine level at 12mg now and will continue to lower it until I can beat that monster too.
I am proud to be a member of the ecig users and I am sure that it has saved me from the certain death that the cigarettes were handing me.