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Topic # 84261 27-May-2011 18:48
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I don't want to sound like an ad, but I haven't had a ciggie in a week... E-cigs


Ask me how ;P

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  Reply # 474911 27-May-2011 19:08
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Really? I am buying an Ellusion this weekend, Youtube clips show them as do-able, whats your experiences so far?

And congrats, keep it up!




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  Reply # 474915 27-May-2011 19:11
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I bought an ego-t and haven't smoked in a week!

It's the only time since I was 14 I have gone without tobacco!


I got mine from a kiwi dude who imports them. Had a 20 minute learning curve and made the 1st mistake of getting a tobacco flavour... Now I have coffee and cheesecake (and the occaisional cuban cigar)

http://www.kiwivapers.com/index.php


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 474917 27-May-2011 19:20
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Interesting will have a read after tea.. What cost and they cannot be bought here? What about buying refills?



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  Reply # 474919 27-May-2011 19:22
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$120 + postage for mine, and no carts, just "juice" refillable FTW!
Thats for 2 egos and 5 tanks!

I looked into what you're looking at and found it nearly the same price as ciggies... this has cost me $10 in juice for a week...

I got more flavours and now have enuff juice for about 3 weeks!


Talk to the guy on that site for options too... he basically stopped me smoking.. and can talk about all the options for kiwis.. he's from the tauranga area.

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  Reply # 475019 28-May-2011 01:04
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I am on Champix and havent had a ciggy for 4 weeks now.

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  Reply # 475031 28-May-2011 05:58
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I gave up smoking 15 years ago. I used Sun flower seeds. Previous to that I had tried many methods without
success.

Then I went through a process I decided a set date to give up, the night before we completely cleaned the house, washed the walls ,all though I had been smoking outside for sometime, washed all my clothing,the curtains everything. Threw away everything associated with smoking. I am not sure what it is in sunflower seeds but nibbling on them during the day kept the cravings under control and I have not smoked a single cigarette since. I used the sunflower seeds for about three weeks.

I have not had the desire to smoke a cigarette for 15 years plus. 




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  Reply # 475036 28-May-2011 07:39
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KiwiNZ: I gave up smoking 15 years ago. I used Sun flower seeds. Previous to that I had tried many methods without
success.

Then I went through a process I decided a set date to give up, the night before we completely cleaned the house, washed the walls ,all though I had been smoking outside for sometime, washed all my clothing,the curtains everything. Threw away everything associated with smoking. I am not sure what it is in sunflower seeds but nibbling on them during the day kept the cravings under control and I have not smoked a single cigarette since. I used the sunflower seeds for about three weeks.

I have not had the desire to smoke a cigarette for 15 years plus. 


Did you find the sunflower seeds made you want to sit on a perch and gnaw at cuttlefish?

But seriously well done guys for giving up, in my circles its a rare thing now to come across a smoker.

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  Reply # 475077 28-May-2011 11:51
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kiwitrc: But seriously well done guys for giving up, in my circles its a rare thing now to come across a smoker.


It is indeed a rare thing...

whatever you guys do don't goto Raro...    ciggies are 15bucks a carton, or worst Vietnam at 75cents/pack

I gave up more or less 9 years ago, but seem to picked up a smoke while you're on holiday habit.

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  Reply # 475227 28-May-2011 19:21
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I havent had a proper cigarette in over 2 months now.

Bought my e-cigarette from http://www.premiumecigarette.com/

Works great!

Now i only have my e-cigarette twice a week!

 

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  Reply # 475247 28-May-2011 20:09
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Good stuff guys! I gave up nearly 5 years ago on my ninth attempt. Big ups to all who beat the habit.




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  Reply # 475264 28-May-2011 21:23
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I gave up nearly 5 years ago on my ninth attempt.

Excellent, well done! What means NZtechfreak?

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  Reply # 476168 31-May-2011 12:22
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Gave up ~18 months ago on my nth attempt. No patches, products or anything just did cold turkey because I REALLY wanted to quit.





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  Reply # 476895 2-Jun-2011 01:24
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Lias: Gave up ~18 months ago on my nth attempt. No patches, products or anything just did cold turkey because I REALLY wanted to quit.


Kudos! I really admire people who can do that - well done!

I've spent over $9,000 trying to get off cigarettes. I've completed courses at public hospitals overseas (and even have the certificates to say I successfully quit smoking), I've had hypnotherapy god knows how many times, and just about every quit program under the sun. 

I loathe cigarettes with a passion. The smell makes me sick and I can't stand it in my clothes or hair. Even after years, I can still smell smoke on me and other people.

I blame it on aversion therapy - there's nothing quite like being forced to chain smoke quickly till you are close to throwing up, then having to mix the ashtray with water and eat the contents! (No kidding - I had to do that in one quit program!) It worked. I was violently ill and can't stand the taste or smell. BUT I still smoke. 

Good luck to everyone whose trying to quit. Please post updates on how those cig replacements work out for you. 

 

 

 

 

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2 days so far for me! I'm on the patches after first giving zyban a go, but that kept me awake all not so I gave that away.

I didnt go the e-cig route, because I kind of think it doesnt address the habitual side of smoking, as you are still kinda going through the motions.

I am really hoping I can kick it this time, I'm only 30 and have already been smoking for over half of my life!




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  Reply # 476930 2-Jun-2011 08:40
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Haven't had a ciggie in 10 1/2 months. Started with the patches from the quitline for 1st 3 months. They helped the physical addiction and made me realise how prevalent the psychological addiction was until I got a grasp on that. Once the mind is conquered, the body will follow.

Feel heaps better. My doctor said it is more healthy to put on weight than to continue smoking.

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