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Old 9th August 2017, 14:43   #1561
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Well Abhi, good for you on reducing your actual smoking to [near-]zero. Yes, it has to be an improvement. But your long term major investment in nicotine?
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Old 9th August 2017, 17:09   #1562
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as an insurance against accidents/big tobacco led banning
I am always a bit worried about liquids, but hardware shouldn't be a worry - it's mostly from China and fasttech would always be there.

About liquids, my fear has reduced recently. A few US politicians have come out in favour of ecigs & also NHS in the UK has also come out in favour of ecigs. So I don't see that much possibility of eqliquids disappearing from the market - there may be more regulation & prices may increase & variety may decrease, though.
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Old 12th August 2017, 01:02   #1564
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Well Abhi, good for you on reducing your actual smoking to [near-]zero. Yes, it has to be an improvement. But your long term major investment in nicotine?
It's just a risk hedge Thad
I will explain through a few observations I have made over this period

a) The good news is that my morning nicotine craving is a lot less intense
When I smoked, I HAD to HAVE my morning smoke with coffee as the first thing before I could transform to a normal human being
Not the case anymore with my vape - I can now wake up..spend some quality time with my wife and dogs before i get any urge to vape..
I guess it is a good omen that I may potentially be able to cut to zero too

b) The interesting news is that I now find the smell of smoke difficult to bear ...with the precondition that I have been able to vape my strawberry cheesecake or lemonade vape :P
If however it has been a while since I last vaped, the same smell starts to feel enticing

Now (A) is certainly a good sign but given (B), i really don't want to be in a situation that I fall back to smoking if (A) does not happen
Therefore the long term investment (which is technically not a financial investment given the years worth of Nicotine supply in the freezer cost me less than half a month of smoking)
Of course, if (A) happens in due course, this stockpile can lie there for an eternity (or at least till I give up the ghost) gathering ice crystals if not dust!

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I am always a bit worried about liquids, but hardware shouldn't be a worry - it's mostly from China and fasttech would always be there.

About liquids, my fear has reduced recently. A few US politicians have come out in favour of ecigs & also NHS in the UK has also come out in favour of ecigs. So I don't see that much possibility of eqliquids disappearing from the market - there may be more regulation & prices may increase & variety may decrease, though.
I guess my worry is that the situation is a bit unpredicatable..
Which is why I have created the aforementioned stockpile in the deep freeezer..
FWIW I am mixing my own liquids now - the primary contents are un-bannable (i wonder if that is even a word) viz vegetable glycerin, propylene glycol and food grade flavors
The last bit is the fun part, I have picked a good amount of FlavorArt and TFA (The Flavor apprentice) food flavor concentrates on a recent trip and it is quite addictive (in a quasi-culinary way) to mix them in varying proportions to see what you get in the end

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Old 22nd August 2017, 01:41   #1565
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I have been smoking since last 7 years (7-8 cigarettes / day). I had tried to quit few times and it never happened. I was wondering how many cigarettes I would have smoked till date and did a rough calculation. It's around 20,000 . A cigarette used to cost 6 Rs when I started smoking and now it's 15 bucks . Again a rough calculation and I would have spent 2 lakhs only for cigarettes.. WTH!!! If I had saved this money, I could have bought a bigger turbo, intercooler and many more mods for my S-Cross haha. We are all car guys here.. Let's start thinking this way and don't burn money on cigarettes.

OK it's day 1 and let me see if I succeed this time.

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Dear All, I am not advocating nicotine in this thread but just sharing how I have managed to get off cigarettes and vaping has helped me do it _ done with it !............. My next goal is lasting out till 1st sep and ending the 3mg stuff on or before 1st sep !!
Thanks, Srini

As a continuation to my earlier post - YES I lasted without cigs from 15th July to Sep 1st _ Yes I continue to vape but surprisingly it has come down too _ I did not do it honestly it just happened !! I am now on a combination of 3mg and 0 mg and My avg liquid consumption is below 2 ml a day - all vaping liquids ordered now are 0 mg and I have about 3 - 4 3mg's left which I intend to blend and end vaping too !!

Incidentally starting walking today as my annual bike ride is in Jan 2nd Week - This is its planned to Dandeli, om beach and Shirdi from Chennai and back - Next goal is to shed 20 Kilos in 4.5 Months - I am 5'10 and currently weigh 85 kilos !! Need to make it 70 (yes it comes to 15 Kilos) but if i aim for 20 maybe i will end with 15 !!!!

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Trying to quit since 1st January 2017 but still not succeeded. Feel ashamed of myself. But have taken the decision to quit from tomorrow which is very firm. Have 10 cigarettes with me right now. Thinking of finishing them and then not buying any at all. Lets see how it goes this time. Wanna really be successful this time.
PS: i dont wanna try alternatives such as vaping. Any other suggestions are welcomed.
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Wanna really be successful this time.
The new year resolutions rarely work. You can see that it is the month of January that has the most number of people opting for gym memberships. If you want to be successful a resolution, don't make it a new year resolution, as these are the least likely to succeed ones.

Instead, make one in the middle of the week, like the one you just made, something like, "I will not smoke after I wake up from bed tomorrow." Then just stick to it. For nicotine, it is a war of your willpower vs the strength of nicotine. Sometimes, your willpower may loose, that is ok, but once it starts winning the battle, don't give into nicotine.

If you have a habit of taking breaks at work for smoking with your friends, avoid taking that break. Instead just walk around the office, or take a walk to a different place. There is a direct relation of smoking with your habits, if you break your habits, it can help with the smoking too. Like, if you always take the first tea of your day as soon as you wake up with a cigarette, then it is a habit. You will always crave for the cigarette with your morning tea, so try something different. Like, taking a walk in the morning, and have your tea substituted with some health drinks, like boost or Horlicks. Break or change your habits that you associate with smoking and it will help you to stick to your resolution. Look for small term goals, like I will go this entire day without a cigarette, then repeat the same thing again the next day. Take each day separately. If you have some friends that insist that you smoke and discourages you from your resolution, then ignore them. This is one of the reasons why people recommend that you change your work-break pattern/friends.
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For all those who are still trying, download the app 'QuitNow'. Really helping me a lot. Its been more than 48 hours for me and this is the longest duration without smoke for me. Hope this continues for weeks, months and years.
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