Today, in some ways has taken ages to reach, especially over the last couple of months. In other ways its arrived really quickly. You see, today is the one year anniversary for me not smoking. Well not smoking real cigarettes anyway. For the last year I have smoked e-cigarettes. I had persuaded Dee to start with me at the same time ( back in Jan 2013 ) but due to deaths in my family I didn’t feel the time was right for me to make the change to ecigs, but Dee did and has successfully been stopped for 16 months now. A massive well done to her. When the time was right, I started off on the ones that look like cigarettes and you change the capsule ever day or two. To be honest I found them expensive and did not give my the nicotine ‘hit’ that I needed.
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After a while I decided to try the basic liquid e-cigarettes. This is where I really felt the difference. The liquids give much more of a ‘hit’ and leave you feeling more satisfied. I even persuaded Dee to move over to liquid ecigs as well. We have both been on the liquid ones ever since. I have changed the type of cigarette a few times and am now on a fancy one that I can change the settings one, and can even link it to my computer to record my usage. That’s by the by. The point is thanks to the move to ecigs, I have not had a real cigarette for a year now, and apart from the health benefits, it has save us a small fortune. I know there’s always stuff in the papers, and has been recently, about how dangerous ecigs are and that they are not as healthy as we were made to believe, but as far as I see it, in my personal opinion, there are god knows how many poisons and chemicals in cigarettes anyway so if its true what they say about whats in ecigs, there’s still a lot less in them than a normal cigarettes. Sometimes I think its the government scaremongering as they are starting to realize how much money they are losing on cigarette sales.
As far as I am concerned, ecigs have kept me off real cigarettes for a year now, with very very little cravings. That can only be a good thing.