Planted Tank Obsessed
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Chicago, IL / Philadelphia, PA
I started this thread back in January, but have been very busy with college, my internship, and research, so I haven't been on TPT much since then. Now that the semester is over, I have more time for TPT. I thought I'd let anyone interested in this thread know that e-cigs have really helped me make a great deal of progress in conquering my nicotine addiction over the last 5 months. During that time, I only broke down a few times and smoked regular cigarettes, but primarily relied on the e-cig. The cost was not prohibitive when compared to cigarettes since I used online resources to learn how to mix my own liquids and shopped around for high quality, cost effective equipment. Now, I only need a few puffs on the e-cig throughout the day and fully expect to be done with it altogether by the end of June.
I feel that since the nicotine is not absorbed as effectively through vapor as it is with smoke that it gave me just enough to make it through the day, and slowly I became less dependent on nicotine. Subsequently, the behavioral addiction that occurs concurrently with smoking became meaningless as I became less dependent on nicotine, thereby slowly dishabituating my behavioral addictions (hand and mouth behaviors), making it easier to reduce and eventually cease the behavior entirely.