06 Nov 2018
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You will lose the weight gain once you start breathing better and have more overall energy. As far as using an e-vap i would initially advise against it, as some may just view it as a cheaper and safer way to smoke. That is not our goal here. Keep your eyes on the prize... Becoming a Happy Non-Smoker! That means smoking anything, even a straw!
We want to break the hand to mouth habit, that is a habit like biting your nails. If using inhalers or e-vap, i would treat them as cutting down on cigarettes early i a quit. It is not how fast you come off of nicotine. That addiction to nicotine is over within 72 hours of the last nicotine by going cold turkey.
The most difficult part of a quit is the physiological part of behavioural changes, and re training the mind to better acceptance of becoming a non-smoker. This is 90% of the battle, so don't worry about the nicotine, but break the habits associated.
Make smoking cigarettes or your substitute uncomfortable. Smoke alone and think about that nicotine stick. See how it controls you. Do not have it in any situation where you would enjoy it, but instead where you will loath it and resent the time taken to get you fix or "medication"
In truth, a cigarette is only the medication for the side effect it causes.
How many drugs out there carry more warning labels for the relief than the ailment? Then they just treat the symptoms, not the cause.
You need not endure cravings to quit nicotine, just change the habits so that you decided you actually Want to be a Non-Smoker and Embrace the idea rather than fight it. Do all you can do for yourself to change the habit and mindset.
All the best to everyone making this wonderful journey. I quit half smart, turkey, with a desire and a belief in myself. You are off to a great start with just those two things.
Last modified on 18 Jan 2019 17:37 by Quit Coach 9