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Re: E-Cigs banned?

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Thu, 13 Nov 2014 12:14 pm

I quit cold turkey, smoked for ten years and then one fine day I just quit. I went and bought some nicorette or whatever that was, I had one and it was disgusting and thew all of them away, I planned to quit without the aid of NRT.
I did alright but I did go through a lot of depression and insomnia and weight gain.
I lost some of my social contact which I miss, I no longer hang out at the back talking to someone and once in a while at places like airports you bump into some interesting people. So yeah I miss that specific part of smoking.
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Re: E-Cigs banned?

Postby Brah » Thu, 13 Nov 2014 8:36 pm

JR8 wrote:Yes, perhaps there should be a place (on 'Strictly Speaking'?) where public vilification can be indulged in..

Great idea.

But what to call it?
Surely something like JR8/P-AB's passive-aggressive digs at eventually everyone

We could have a thread naming contest.
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Re: E-Cigs banned?

Postby Mi Amigo » Fri, 14 Nov 2014 4:17 am

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Re: E-Cigs banned?

Postby Pal » Sun, 16 Nov 2014 10:30 am

rajagainstthemachine wrote:I quit cold turkey, smoked for ten years and then one fine day I just quit. I went and bought some nicorette or whatever that was, I had one and it was disgusting and thew all of them away, I planned to quit without the aid of NRT.
I did alright but I did go through a lot of depression and insomnia and weight gain.
I lost some of my social contact which I miss, I no longer hang out at the back talking to someone and once in a while at places like airports you bump into some interesting people. So yeah I miss that specific part of smoking.

Cold turkey is the best way, any other way like e-cig, nicotine patch is just replacing the habit.
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Re: E-Cigs banned?

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 16 Nov 2014 1:51 pm

Pal wrote:
rajagainstthemachine wrote:I quit cold turkey, smoked for ten years and then one fine day I just quit. I went and bought some nicorette or whatever that was, I had one and it was disgusting and thew all of them away, I planned to quit without the aid of NRT.
I did alright but I did go through a lot of depression and insomnia and weight gain.
I lost some of my social contact which I miss, I no longer hang out at the back talking to someone and once in a while at places like airports you bump into some interesting people. So yeah I miss that specific part of smoking.

Cold turkey is the best way, any other way like e-cig, nicotine patch is just replacing the habit.


Agreed. It will be 10 years the middle of December since I laid them down cold turkey after a 37 year habit that encompassed Pipes (initially), Cigars (occasionally) and Cigarettes (up to 4 packs a day at one point). I was smoking a pack a day when I laid them down. Still tobacco free after a decade. ;-)

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Re: E-Cigs banned?

Postby curiousgeorge » Mon, 17 Nov 2014 4:25 am

Pal wrote:Cold turkey is the best way, any other way like e-cig, nicotine patch is just replacing the habit.


One of my favourite pieces of trivia - nicotine gum was actually designed to reduce withdrawal symptoms of people undergoing forced cessation, specifically Swedish Submariners. It was never intended to help people quit - just to tide them over until they could smoke cigarettes again!

Secondly, from a business model point of view, NRT doesn't make any sense. I mean, if you're going to make a NRT product, you're going to need Nicotine right? And how do you get nicotine? From tobacco. And where does tobacco come from? Tobacco companies, the same people who make the fags in the first place...why would the people who make tobacco then sell me the tobacco to create a product that help people quit tobacco? That would be entirely self-defeating (if indeed NRT was a substantial success - as it is, it is probably just a money-spinner for tobacco companies because it *doesn't* work).

PS - nearly 4 months smoke-free after 27 yrs of smoking, about 2 packs a day for the last 10yrs. I am still coughing! I went cold turkey with the Alan Carr method. I still wake up having dreamt of smoking and feel guilty...


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