I can’t remember when I started smoking. I think it was in high school, it must have been sometime in high school. I knew I began smoking with my friends, sneaking a cigarette here and there because my mother hated the habit; but I don’t remember exactly when I started smoking. Fact is, as an adult I am a chronic smoker and use cigarettes to deal with most emotions and situations.
When I turned 30 years old I decided that it was time to try and quit smoking. My best friend, a smoker herself, was rather shocked at my sudden decision to cease this habit. She couldn’t understand why I wanted to suddenly eliminate a behavior that was such a large part of my life; so I told her that my concerns about the health risks of smoking and how I didn’t want to take the risk of having a stroke or heart attack because of puffing on cigarettes.
Anyway, I tried a patch and going to support groups. The nicotine spray and chewing gum was no help either. I constantly relapsed and felt terribly guilty, which only led to more smoking as a means of dealing with guilt. Then I discovered electronic cigarettes or e cigs. This little device has not only saved my sanity, but it’s helped me move away from harmful regular cigarettes.
The electronic cigarette from CloudCig UK is a battery operated device that acts as a substitute for cigarettes. Instead of having me inhale tobacco and other chemicals, I am now puffing a vapor of liquid nicotine (a very small amount of liquid nicotine). Furthermore, the shape and feel of the e cig is almost exactly like a real cigarette so the craving for the real thing is pretty much eliminated.
Alright, so I don’t think this is going to help me quit completely; but it is a much healthier option.