Emilee Speaks: How I Quit Smoking Cigarettes

Thursday, June 26, 2014

How I Quit Smoking Cigarettes

I was sent product for review by Mt Baker Vapor.
Affiliate links are used below. All opinions are my own.

It's time to get real for a minute... I made a blog post in January about how I'm going to get healthy this year && the first task is to quit smoking.  I have since deleted that blog post.  I think I felt guilty when I fell off the wagon and started smoking cigarettes again...  It was a reminder of my failure, right there in my own words.  So, now I'm posting again because I believe putting the words back out there will help keep me accountable.  

Brief history:
I started smoking in 2005.  I was 23 years old.  I don't really have a good reason for it.  I mean I had a lot of stress in my life as 2005/2006 brought some major life changes for me [we'll save that topic for another day...], but I still don't think I can blame those changes on me starting to put a cigarette to my lips.  My best friend and I worked together at the same place.  We started smoking pretty much at the same time.  I don't think either of us can really tell you why... We both decided though, that it wouldn't be a permanent thing.  We'd just smoke for a little while.  Well here we are, both STILL smoking, many years later...



I started 2014 by purchasing an e-cig starter kit.  Very much like this one here from Mt Baker Vapor.  I purchased mine from a local vape shop along with some juice.  Everything went great for a couple of weeks.  Didn't have a ciggy once.  My taste buds were returning, my sense of smell was returning.  I could already tell a difference in my breathing.  Then it happened.  Just like that.  I purchased a pack of my beloved Camel Light 99s.  My excuse was that my battery on my e-cig had died, and I was on my way to work and forgot my charger for it.  Yeah, it was my fault.  Yes it's a lame excuse.  The first cigarette was absolutely DISGUSTING!  After vaping yummy cheesecake && blueberry for weeks, the taste of the cigarette was sooo gross.  So why did I continue to smoke?  Your guess is as good as mine...  After that pack, I went back to vaping for a few more weeks.  Then once again, I fell off the wagon.  My favorite local band was playing at my favorite local bar.  You can't drink without smoking right???  Yeah another lame excuse.... I think that's pretty much when the cigarettes re-entered my life for a long term.  My poor e-cig sitting in it's case untouched for many months.  I slowly started reintroducing myself to it, by bringing it to work with me.  It started getting hot outside, and who wants to stand out in the heat for a smoke break?  [My work allows us to vape inside at our desk]  Now it's nearly the end of June.  Half of the year is over, and I'm still smoking.  Well, I was...

As of 2 days ago, I have smoked my last cigarette.  Mt Baker Vapor was kind enough to send me several juices and this guy here:



I've been vaping exclusively with this setup, and I'm happy to say I've been cigarette free since Monday.  I haven't even had a craving for my [former] beloved Camel Light 99s.  Yayyy!  

I'm going to be doing a weekly check in throughout this journey.  The posts will be every Monday.  I've titled this post "How I quit smoking cigarettes", because I know I'm done with cigarettes this time.  My first post in the series will be talking about my previous vaping setup & my new vaping setup.  I can't wait to share this with you!






22 comments:

  1. I wish you best of luck. Quitting smoking is very hard. Your lungs will heal and you will look younger and have better teeth. You can do it.

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  2. Congrats on quitting smoking! It is certainly a battle, but I'm sure you will win in the end!

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  3. Congrats on quitting... such dedication. I'll bet you feel amazing!

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  4. My dad smoked too.. and he did it a lot.. but how he stopped smoking is still a mystery.. He is strong willed. But for people like me, these things are necessary :)

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  5. Good Luck it sounds like you are on your way to being smoke free.. I know too many people that smoke and their lungs just do not like it!

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  6. I wished my mom had the willpower and dedication to quit smoking, but she always goes right back to it. Congrats to you!

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  7. Congratulations for quitting. What an awesome thing to do for your health!

    Michelle F

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  8. Congratulations on your huge endeavor and success to a more healthy you!!!! I know watching family members go through the process how hard it is. That fact that you did it says a lot about you and your commitment to yourself. Congrats again!

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  9. Congratulations, very proud of your accomplishment. I on the other hand am still battling my nicotine demons.

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  10. Good for you! I've been smoking since the 8th grade and have tried to quit so many times. My husband and I use ecigs quite a bit, but we still fall off the wagon at times too. It's a struggle. I can't believe I've been smoking for 30 years! UGH! Your journey will be an inspiration

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  11. Good for you! I know that it's not easy task but here's to you continuing on it!

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  12. That is great! Congratulations on this huge accomplishment.

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  13. Congratulation on quitting smoking, I've heard it's a hard thing to do!

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  14. I'm wishing this will be the last time you have to quit. You can do this!

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  15. To celebrate quitting smoking you should bring cookies to your office.

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  16. Congratulations I went form 2 packs day to 0 thanks to my baby,we figure out I was pregnant when smoking was causing us both nausea

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  17. Congrats on the quitting. I was going to say the electric smokes are just as good and you save money. That is what I use. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I'm so happy I found vaping. It's amazing!

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  18. Congratulations! That is such a good thing you did for yourself!

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  19. Well done! Congratulations! I'm sure soon you won't even remember the need you had for cigarettes!

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