Break the 40-a-day Habit

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How do you break a 40-a-day smoking habit? This Dive Instructor, depending on her lungs for her livelihood, has had to search for a solution. She’s found something that’s working…

My e-GoT e-cigarette

My e-GoT e-cigarette

I’ve been smoking for 25 years – and, for most of it, I’ve been smoking 40 a day. My addiction was to the point that I wouldn’t even be able to get a shower in the morning without a smoke first. You can imagine that this is not the best habit for a Dive Instructor! I rely on my lungs for my living and realised that I needed to make a change.

I’ve tried other things, but none of them worked. The gum was a joke! Neither did the patch work for me! It just didn’t give me enough of a nicotine kick and, to be honest, I enjoy the action with my hands. With the patch, there’s none of that. I needed something that would keep me still enjoying the motion of enjoying a cigarette.

A friend mentioned e-cigarettes. I had tried pretty much everything else, so I figured I’d might as well try that as well. I had nothing to lose, apart from a few BAHT, so I did a bit of research and am proud to say that I’ve found something that’s reduced my smoking to the point that I can now, after only seven weeks, go more than three hours before I even think of wanting a smoke! In 25 years, this has never happened!

What I bought

What I bought

I’m not suggesting anyone else try this, and I’m not suggesting this will work for anyone else, but I’m sharing this because it’s working for me. I wanted to reduce my smoking and I’ve finally found something that is working quickly and more dramatically than I’d ever hoped! I don’t want to quit smoking entirely; I enjoy it. But I want to reduce it significantly – and this is working.

There are loads of different e-cigarettes on the market and it’s illegal to buy them in some countries.  It’s not illegal to own them though. I live in Thailand and it’s illegal to buy them here so I get mine online from Malaysia at a website called VapeBrothers.com. I got two cigarettes in my pack, two batteries, a wall charger, USB charger, and one bottle of e-liquid, which lasts me a week. I don’t know everything that’s in the e-liquid, but it’s basically clear and yellow. It’s got nicotine in it, but that’s all I know.

The two chargers that came with it

The two chargers that came with it

The e-cigarette works by heating up the e-liquid, which soaks up the wick. It actually makes smoke that you can exhale, like a real cigarette, but it doesn’t smell, which I love! Lots of places even let you smoke them in non-smoking areas because of that.

I know some people argue that the e-liquids are actually more toxic than normal cigarettes. That might be true, I don’t know. But the thing those people don’t mention is that when you have a cigarette, you feel compelled to smoke the whole thing. With this, I can have a couple of drags and then I turn it off. I now only have about three drags at a time instead of the 20 or 30 I used to have – and I’m going hours between drags now. Because of this, I end up smoking significantly less!

The e-liquid goes in the clear area

The e-liquid goes in the clear area

I don’t know if this is healthier. I only know that I feel better and my friends have said I’m looking younger. The other thing that’s quite fun about these is that I can get different flavours of liquid, so I sometimes mix it up with apple, cherry, bubble gum, or menthol. It’s also much cheaper than cigarettes! I paid 1350 BAHT (convert) for the package I got and another 100-200 BAHT for my e-liquid. It ships in a couple of days and does both 110/220 power so I can take it anywhere.

At six weeks in, I was desperately craving a normal cigarette. I actually gave in – but only once. The craving lasted 3-4 days but has now disappeared entirely again and I’m still happily smoking just a few drags every few hours, rather than the two cigarettes an hour I used to smoke! Who knows, there may come a time when I’m happy to give it up entirely, but for now I’m just happy that I’m making great strides in the right direction.

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3 responses to “Break the 40-a-day Habit

  1. Dear Krista, we’re really glad to discover that you’ve written a review about your switch to electronic cigarettes! In any case, please kindly write us an e-mail on your next order and we’ll be more than glad to provide you with our more premium e-liquids free with our compliments to help you replace your smoking habit better. We do appreciate your endorsement. Meanwhile, we hope you continue to enjoy vaping!

    Sincerely,
    Seth Chong
    The VB Team (Vapebrothers.com)

    • Hi Seth, it’s a pleasure to hear directly from the company mentioned in this article. I’m not the smoker whose experience is being shared, but I published this story on behalf of someone who is and would like to remain anonymous. I’ll pass along your offer to them so they can benefit from your offer. Many thanks, Krista

      • Sure Krista, we would really appreciate that. Thank you very much.

        Sincerely,
        Seth Chong
        The VB Team (Vapebrothers.com)

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