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I have been a smoker for 8 years. I've tried to quit 30+ times. I've tried the patch, gum, cold turkey, and the best of all. E-cigarettes. I was able to quit smoking tobacco cigarettes cold turkey while I switched to the vapor pen. Within 1 week of using my technique I am now able to quit cold turkey without withdrawal, without cravings, without triggers.
I have done this before and had similar results. I quit for 3 months cold turkey. This time was different, the effects are stronger, and more complete. I noticed from in the past when I'd quit with nicotine patches or any other means of cessation after repeating the same method of cessation over and over again it gets easier every withdrawal. This may be because you encounter your triggers for relapse and acknowledge them. Hopefully the to-be ex-smoker learns from these triggers and practices coping methods other than smoking when this trigger occurs next time.
I quit smoking nicotine by switching to e-cigarettes for one reason. That reason being that the nicotine in my vapor fluid contains organic nicotine harvested directly from the tobacco plant by the brand that makes it. This is important. I believe that ammonia treated nicotine is not as less-addictive as big tobacco claims. I believe any research studies that say its not more addictive are false, and possibly botched by paid researchers by those involved with big tobacco. Big tobacco says nicotine is not addictive, I believe them.
Please watch this video before proceeding https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6B1q22R438
The majority of them claim that nicotine is not addictive. Only one man, the chairman of U.S smokeless tobacco company goes further to say "Mr. Taddeo: (?) I don't believe that nicotine or our products are addictive." I have no knowledge on smokeless tobacco. Its pretty odd that they all say "To be best of my belief, nicotine is not addictive" Maybe if I believe it enough that cigarettes don't cause cancer I'll start growing my own tobacco and create my own brand.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontl...s/april94.html read this website for a full type record. I cannot find a full length video, but I didn't really look.