I used to smoke for more that 30 years. During this period, I tried to quit a few times but failed. Longest period I managed to stop smoking for was a good whole 3 weeks. Always got drawn back to the habit when chilling out with friends who were smokers. I tried various methods to quit from nicotine patches to gum and what not but nothing worked.
I was introduced to e-cig by a friend. I then went on to research more into it and was shocked on finding out the difference between vaping vs smoking and how the tobacco and medical industry were actually bed partners. I also read many stories of how others managed to kick the smoking habit for good through vaping. With all the benefits of vaping, it was a surprise to learn that it was banned in a few countries due to some myths about vaping.
All this info just increased my determination to give vaping a shot. Managed to order a kit online and waited for it to arrive. It contained a 3-month supply of juices. Price paid for it was well worth it considering the amount I would have spent on cigarettes.
I all honesty, vaping is truly an alternative for real smoking. Whenever I felt the need to smoke, I would just take a few vapes and it felt like as though I just had a few puffs. The best part is that the juices I got were nicotine free. This means that it is not the nicotine that keeps smokers addicted, but the sight of the smoke together with the feeling in the throat knows as throat hit.
I still hung out with my friends who were smokers, but things were different now. When they smoked, I vaped and the urge to actually smoke was not present.
This went on for a couple of months and the frequency of vapes I did started reducing. This was not because I was controlling it but it was because I just started losing the desire to vape. Slightly after a couple of months, I stopped vaping altogether because the urges were totally gone. It has been over two years now and I have not had a vape nor a smoke since.