Here is a little background and sort of a confessional....don't judge me
I used to smoke, a lot, then for some reason I switched to chew. Living in rural wisconsin it was a social norm to do so. After years of chewing, and the occasional smoke, I wanted to quit so badly. But every time I did I failed. Horribly. The patch, the gum , the lozenge, etc... nothing worked.
I had quit several times for about 6 mo. each time. But fell off the wagon. About a year ago I quit again, cold turkey, for a few months. And the first week was hell. I was a bastard to be around and really was miserable. It slowly got better but again, life and stress pushed my weak self back to the chew.
About 3 weeks ago I had a conversation with a fellow whilst visiting a fancy head shop. He explained to me that my nicotine intake from one dip was about 5-8 cigarettes and that my quitting strategies were designed for smokers, and I hadn't planned properly (as in I was following directions for a pack-a-week smoker, and it was more like 3 pack a day with the amount of chew I was going through)
So...he introduced me to Vaping. Starting off with the strongest liquid (Highest nic content) and said that eventually working my way down the chain to 0 nic. all flavor, would be my success.
Its been 3 weeks since I've had a dip. I can feel the inside of my mouth healing. I had developed a "pouch" on my right side where I frequently parked my dips so to be inconspicuous. And the skin would peel there constantly. No more canker sores (I don't mean to be graphic) and the Vaping doesn't stain my teeth or smell like anything.
No lingering smells or tastes or bits stuck in my teeth. Fresh breath, whiter teeth, cleaner feeling mouth, not feeling dehydrated anymore.
I know I am still addicted to nicotine and I'm putting that in my body, but I've also noticed I can go hours without a vape when before I had to have a dip in all day (unless I was eating or exercising, but would pop one in immediately after)
I feel better, I feel that maybe this will actually work? I hope so. I am really tired of the other. I am tired of trying to hide it from my kids, from my wife, from people in general. I am tired of always having to worry about where my can of chew is and will I have enough for the day or should I buy another just in case. And not to mention the money. Spending so much on chew every week, so far I've spent less than $50 and still have enough supplies for at least another month with the E-Go, pro-tank & liquid.
This is working for me, I just wanted to know if anyone else out there has switched and what it has done for them?