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Harry Findlay | appleandy

My success story of giving up smoking tobacco cigarettes and pipe tobacco.

Aug 3rd 2010 at 5:22 PM

My success story of giving up smoking tobacco cigarettes and pipe tobacco.

I began smoking cigarettes when I was 19 years old. Tried several times to quit but continued on. During July of 1973 I was in the hospital for two weeks for a procedure. I thought I could quit then but then started smoking a pipe several times per day and inhaling to make things worse as I have found out now.

Let me tell you my success story and how things worked for me. I have not smoked my pipe since October 2009.

During October of 2009 I was in the hospital for a week and when I got out decided then and there that I needed to get off smoking tobacco with all the poisons, carcinogens and chemicals that are in tobacco.

Here is where the story gets interesting. I found out about an alternative to smoking tobacco. It was an electronic cigarette,e-cigarette or just e-cig. as they are sometimes called. What is an electronic cigarette?

To answer the question of what they are, electronic cigarettes or ecigs are designed to simulate the look, feel and effect of smoking tobacco products such as cigarettes and cigars. They are battery powered devices that deliver nicotine in a vaporized state, once inhaled by their users.

The electronic cigarette is non-flammable and involves no actual tobacco smoke or tobacco. This is why the electronic cigarette is considered the safer alternative to smoking.

Electronic cigarettes are devices that work by way of advanced microelectronic technology that gives smokers the nicotine dose that they crave. One of the benefits of buying an electronic cigarette or e-cigarette is that they are re-usable and have refillable and replaceable parts however a number of disposable e-cigarettes have been developed.

Many electronic cigarettes are designed to look like real cigarettes and comprise of very few main parts including; a rechargeable battery, an atomization chamber and a replaceable nicotine cartridge.


They work when a user inhales on the e-cigarette, and then liquid nicotine held inside the nicotine chamber is drawn into the atomization chamber. The power from the battery heats up the liquid and results in the user inhaling nicotine vapor which comes in various strengths..


Instead of exhaling smoke, a vapor is emitted that comprises of mainly water vapor and excess nicotine vapor. It is odorless and it is claimed that smoking e-cigarettes does not run the risk of passive smoking.


There are restrictions in place regarding the use of electronic cigarettes, for example they are not considered suitable for any person under 18 years of age or for use by non-smokers.


Let's look at cost. Yes, electronic cigarettes starter kits seem expensive at first. Let's say you are a pack per day smoker of regular cigarettes at $7.00 a pack x 7 days = $49.00 per week x 4 weeks = $196.00 per month x 12 months = $2352.00 per year. Double that for 2 packs per day. Wow, a great deal of money and related health problems associated with smoking.


I have tried several brands and have found one that works for me. Take a look and see if it is something you might want to pursue for yourself or for someone you care about who smokes.


I worked for me!!


To your better health!


Harry Findlay

Skype ID = appleandy1



Please to comment
Oct 9th 2010 at 1:20 AM by ecco1729
I am a smoker and want to quit, maybe it's the way to do it.
Sep 29th 2010 at 9:49 PM by coolindiansurfer
Hurray man congrats

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