It's been 28 days and I've avoided: 707 cigarettes, saved $176.75, && going strong! Now, I'm not going to lie to you, I've bummed a couple cigarettes in those 28 days, but each time I did... they tasted AWFUL. My mouth legit tasted like I had licked an ashtray. There was this ashy film on the inside of my mouth. What is that?! Ahaa! I never noticed that when I was a smoker... ew.
I smell better! I "knew" smokers probably smelled like cigarettes, but I never noticed how bad it was until I stopped. My son even made a comment that he likes that I vape now because my breath doesn't stink [lol thanks?].
There has been a few bad days where I was tempted. I 100% believe the only thing I miss about smoking cigarettes is the "ritual". The physical action of "ashing" the cigarette. I do miss that in the car... Isn't that strange? I mean obvi if I were to quit cold turkey without vaping nicotine, we'd be having a different conversation. Right now the hardest part is solely the ritual of it all. I've even had to go outside after dinner with my e-cig a few times, because that was my after dinner ritual with cigarettes.
My skin went through a rough period that it's just now coming back from. I had real bad acne for a few weeks. I'm assuming it was a reaction to my body purging the toxins that I'm not longer consuming. I also had what they call "quitters flu" for several days. It lasted about 4 days, then I felt fine. Cigarettes have over 4,000 chemicals in them. So it's pretty obvious that your body will go through a change while detoxing.
Hydration: this has probably been the hardest part for me... I don't drink enough water. I never have. I'm reallyyy bad about it. Well with vaping it's very easy to get dehydrated. I've had to be very mindful && pay attention to my fluid intake. Make sure it's proper fluids, aha! I used to have a reallyyy bad soda habit. I don't drink typical soda anymore. When I need my carbonated sugary liquid fix, I use my sodastream [it's not made with high fructose corn syrup like regular soda, and it doesn't use aspartame]. I've been working hard at making sure I'm getting enough actual water. I love coffee && I could literally drink it all day long [don't worry, I don't aha]. Since I got my keurig, it's helped me limit my intake to only 1-2 cups of coffee a day. I used to drink an entire pot...
A surprising side effect of vaping, is I crave "sweets" less! When you're vaping flavors like "sticky buns" or "dutch apple pie", it cures that sweet tooth! Fo real. In the morning I will have my healthy breakfast, then vape a baked good flavored ejuice with my coffee. It's like I'm having pie for breakfast, but I'm not! I better drop 50lbs from cutting my sugar, ahah! <3
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Are you a fellow vaper? Did you have any side effects when you first started? What's your favorite juice?