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  1. chartippybum
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    Hey everyone. I have quit smoking for over a year but just a few months ago i started dabbling in vaping. I dont vape that often but just recently i have been craving it. So...
    I need help to stop vaping . is it the same as smoking? 
    I am starting this journey again.
    my biggest hurdle is to throw out the vape that i bought and the juice. 
    I M holding on to it because i think i might need it at some point.

    Thank you for all your support on quitting. Have a good smoke free day!
  2. brieffree
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    chartippyburn

    Hi there you are not alone, all you need is just distract yourself!

    Eat healthy and enjoy life!
      Be nice with your self, make a plan and stick to it!

      You can do it!

     I quit 3 pks a day 4.5 years ago for more than 35 years of smoker. 

     You quit smokes, know get rid off the vap in the same way!
    Last modified on 17 Aug 2019 17:09 by brieffree
  3. treepeo
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    Hi chartippybum,

    I can't believe you quit smoking over a year ago.  How time flies.  Way to go!  I know how difficult that was for you.

    I don't know much about vaping but I think brieffree is right.  The same principles apply.  You have to make up your mind that you don't want to vape any more and commit to quitting.  The longer you resist it, the easier it will be to let it go.

    These darn addictions keep us on our toes, don't they?  No rest for the wicked.  We have to live by NOPE - Not One Puff Ever.  I still get the odd craving and I think I always will.  But I keep refusing to give in, because why would I want to start my addiction all over again?  Our addictions keep tempting us, and refuse to let go.  So we have to remain vigilant and prepared to say no whenever that craving hits.

    You can quit vaping, chartippybum.  Believe in yourself.
  4. linda, quit coach
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    Hi Chartippybum, 

    Staying off cigarettes for over a year is such a great achievement! Congratulations for all the hard work you’ve done to reach this day! It shows that you have what it takes to get through the tough time and conquer addictions: you have a positive mindset, a tremendous strength and the perseverance and commitment to keep going even though it was not easy. 
     
    Chartippybum, if you can quit smoking cigarettes, we believe that you can quit vaping too! While vaping may be less harmful than conventional cigarettes, it is not without harm and long-term risks are unknown right now. If you want more information about vaping, please use the link below: 

    https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/smoking-tobacco/vaping.html 

    Chartippybum, you are stronger than you think and you can quit vaping too like brieffree and treepeo said. You know yourself best and you’ve done a wonderful job at building on your strengths and skills to stay off cigarettes for over a year! You can rely on yourself, your experiences, your strategies and your reasons for quitting to stop vaping. You can do this! 

    If you have any questions or concerns, please call us at 1-877-513-5333. We are here for you. 

    Take care  
    Last modified on 17 Aug 2019 22:41 by linda, quit coach
  5. merline, quit coach
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    Hi Chartippybum,


    That's amazing a year without smoking! Congratulations for all the hard work.

    Many people have the same concerns as you regarding vaping after quitting smoking cigarette.
    Treepeo has mentioned something very important by saying "The same principles apply.  You have to make up your mind that you don't want to vape any more and commit to quitting."

    How?

    1. Exercise.
    Even a short walk can do the trick.

    2. Use a distraction.
    These can include things like reading a blog, listening to music, playing a game, solving a puzzle.


    3. Set up your environment for success.
    Throwing out anything that reminds you of vaping. Make sure your room, backpacks, pockets are free of any e-cigarettes and things you need to vape.


    4. Find stress solutions.
    Many people turn to vaping when they’re stressed. Things as simple as deep breathing, drinking water can help you.


    5. Celebrate your accomplishments.
    Experts say that recognizing and celebrating accomplishments when you’re quitting can boost resistance to stress and cravings.

    What have you done to celebrate your success ?

    Chartippybum, if you can quit smoking cigarette, you can get rid of the vape in the same way!

    Please don't hesitate to call us for additional support at 1-877-513-5333
    Last modified on 22 Aug 2019 19:41 by merline, quit coach
  6. tiny2018
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    Me too. i quit the cigarettes but not long after that i started to vape. it was once in a while at first then it became more and more. started to eventually look for e juice that contained more and more nicotine in it and havent stopped thinking a quit smoking this is supposed to be better than the cigarettes. NOPE. I started hearing on the news about people getting sick from vaping and it was just words and didnt really get that this is dangerous. The other day there was a report but had more to it. It started off showing a 17 year old and he was on a stretcher in emergency coughing because he could take a breath in and simply his lungs couldnt breath. Was extremely sick from it. Seeing that it hit home and i realised yes this is what position that could be me very well and after i actually saw it it was very real i was uncomfortable even vaping and this evening was it. I dropped the vaping and i am back and quitting the vaping and i know just started but believe me vaping is a dangerous thing. Awesome on quitting smoking! You can do this! 

    NOPE
  7. brieffree
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    Hi Tiny2018

     You did great! whatever works for you to be free is worth it!, 


     One day at the time, you can do it!
  8. efreeman75
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