I Know I Will Never Smoke Again – ML from Wisconsin

From my teenage years to my mid-twenties I smoked infrequently, usually stress related. However, when I hit my late twenties I became a “serious” smoker. Consuming 1.5 PAD became the norm and unlike in my youth I found myself unable to quit. I tried quitting many times during the last 15 years, and was successful, but only for a few months. I always came back to smoking. Each time became more difficult, the withdrawal symptoms more severe. I developed allergies to the patches used for smoking cessation, and mouth sores when using the gum. Cold-turkey quitting resulted in blinding headaches and nausea. I didn’t think I’d ever be able to quit without some serious side-effects. In February of 2011 I purchased my first e-cigarette. Four days after I started vaping I couldn’t finish an analog. It’s been 2 months now and I still don’t want an analog. The true testament to the power of e-cigarettes came when I faced some of the stressing news of my life, and I did not go back to analogs. E-cigarettes have been my salvation, and these marvelous devices have given me the strength to stop smoking analogs. I’ve already begun to cut down on my nicotine and plan to step down again next month. I don’t know if I will ever quit vaping, but I know I will never “smoke” again.

 

ML from Wisconsin

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