Our quitting of cigarettes thread


#257

107 days nicotine free! Despite how long I smoked (28 yrs) and how hard it was to quit, rarely do I think about it and no regrets.


#258

Well done!!


#259

Hey y’all. My vape stopped working when I was driving to work this morning. So it was either wait the 3.5 hours until the vape store opened or buy a pack of cigs. The alcoholic in me and my disease won out and I bought the cigs.

At the time I didn’t even think twice. No I am really recognizing it for what it was and that was an alcoholic decision. It was obsessive and compulsive.

Damn that alcoholic behavior! Just shows me I need to constantly work on my character defects. And I always have work there. Thanks @Forged for helping me put this in perspective :wink:


#260

PPS,
I will be calling my sponsor about this :slightly_smiling_face:


#261

Way to be honest it’s crazy how our “isms” impact so much more than alcohol. Did u make it to the vape store later on and get rid of the cigs?


#262


I did! On a good note, I only smoked 4 cigs. They tasted like shit and stunk! It’s crazy that I seriously feel like a non smoker. After 100 or so days

Thank you for your reply. :slight_smile:


#263

Way to get right back on track!

Still going strong no smoking here. Juul just a bit in the morning and nicotine patch lowest dose the rest of they. Crazy how different everything is tasting and smelling.


#264

I seriously could not imagine going back to smoking. It was like I was grossed out when I was smoking. ThAt first drag held no pleasure, that’s for sure.

Thank goodness, man! What if I was like “ahhhhhhhh, I missed this”?


#265

I’ve come off vaping since New year, I gradually reduced down to low level nicotine - 3 mg and bought some mini lozenges which are surprisingly good.

Started about 10 a day but didn’t keep track. Rationing 5 max from Sunday and then aiming to cut down each day to get nicotine free by the next week.

Then it’s caffeine to tackle next, but I think I’ll leave that for a while and get balanced from stopping the nicotine.

I’m looking forward to feeling like all the craving shit is out of my system.


#266

It’s horrible. I hate the smell. I didn’t smoke for too long thankfully but when I got sober I smoked like a train for the first few weeks.


#267

Good stuff Bro. I’m gonna get some lozenges. I know they would work for me. I also went down on the nicotine level. On my second jar of the 3.5.
Progress not perfection


#268

Absolutely, I mixed up the lozenges and vape for a couple of weeks before new year and found I was choosing the lozenges more and more so it was pretty easy to transition.


#269

Day 346 of no cigarettes however I am vaping. Although I am greatful that I gave up smoking I know that vaping isn’t all that much better, at least for my health. Maybe it is better I don’t really know. Anyway, I am going to start reducing mg’s of nicotine and see if I can kick the habit altogether.


#270

YeAh Gurrrrl!!


#271

My boyfriend has gone caffeine and nicotine free this week… The same week he went back to school (he’s a teacher). It’s not been pretty :joy:


#272

Vaping has got to be better than smoking. But if you can reduce the nicotine why not… It is good not to have to structure your day around it!


#273

Ha ha, he’ll be tested with that.


#274


3 weeks smoke free. I used lozenges for the first 10 days, so I am 11 days nicotine free.

The worst of the cravings have passed. I still get that occasional sensation that I am missing something, but it isn’t overwhelming.

I’ve quit before. Sometimes for years at a time. I know from experience that the cravings are never gone for good. They strike at the weirdest moments. But I can honestly say that, for now, I am a non-smoker again, and it feels good.

I am looking at my other bad habits and trying to decide what else I need to quit while I am at it.


#275

I need to quit! I do use my vape regularly. I will share a few cigs with my husband during the day. The last time I had a lot of sobriety it was easier as the time went on. Now I’m back to day 3 no alcohol so in good time I will quit cigs again!!


#276

I was sober 18 months before I quit cigs.
One thing at a time. One day at a time:)