I Quit smoking with an Electronic Cigarette-Electronic Cigarette Review
I have been a pack a day smoker for 20 plus years and although I have always wanted to quit, I couldn't. The craving for nicotine was hard for me to just stop picking up that cigarette. Unless you have ever been addicted to cigarettes you would not understand. Many people including my doctor would tell me I needed to quit smoking.
A few months ago I got very sick. I could not breath. It was the worst case of broncitis I had ever had. I found myself gasping for air, yet I still wanted that cigarette. My doctor had asked me if I had ever tried electronic cigarettes. I had not tried electronic cigarettes although I had heard about them. Last year on a trip to see my brother in North Carolina he had an electronic cigarette at his house but he was not using it, he was smoking real cigarettes.
My doctor gave me a couple boxes of patches to try to quit smoking because I have no health insurance, I could not afford to buy the patches. I found myself still wanting to put a cigarette in my mouth and taking a couple puffs a couple times a day. I wanted the feeling of taking a drag of a cigarette. The patches helped me cut way back. I then tried some nicorette gum along with patches. It worked for a few days but I still wanted the feeling of a real cigarette.
I Bought the Electronic Cigarette
After a month of trying to stop smoking I was driving home from work and decided to stop at the Indian Reservation store called Ron's Smoke Shop in Vandalia to see if they had the famous electronic cigarette everyone was talking so much about. Ironically the store had just got a new shipment in right before got there and I was the first person to purchase one. The clerk informed me they carried a different kind prior to the kind I bought but not many people liked it. The kind I bought is a 21st century. It is regular, full flavor. They also carry menthol and disposable electronic cigarettes. The cost of the one I bought was $40 and it is rechargable. It comes with a wall charger and two cartridges. One of the cartridges has lasted me 5 days as of today. I really like the electronic cigarette and I think anyone who is desperate to stop smoking should give the electronic cigarette a try.
What is an electronic Cigarette?
An electronic cigarette has the appearance of a traditional cigarette but it is plastic. The end lights up red or yellow when you take a puff from it. It looks and acts like a real cigarette except it does not burn tobacco or tar. It releases water vapor. You can smoke it any place and no one will smell it. I will no longer have to go out side in the freezing cold while I am at work for a cigarette.
Anyone who has been trying to quit smoking needs to try an electronic cigarette. It has been about a week and I have not picked up a real cigarette since using the electronic cigarette.