greenlover wrote:misscandy wrote:I have a counter for myself. It was very reinforcing the first few weeks. But it's for me and doesn't count here because of the nicotine (still don't understand why those on NRT are counted as quit, but those using the e-cig are not. What about the inhaler?)
I have NOT smoked 780 cigs and saved over $200.00. That means something to me regardless of what others may think.
Because its a QUIT METHOD & is marketed as a quit aid besides I'm sure the nictine in patches or gum is ALOT LESS then people vap.
Well, actually, it is not marketed as a quit method, it is marketed as a smoking alternative. The studies show that novice vapers get ZERO nicotine from ecigs even though there is nicotine available (they looked at the metaboolic byproducts in urine using methods sensitive enough to detect second-hand smoke). Those studies agree with my experience because I can't tell the difference between 18, 12 or 6 mg/mL liquids. Whereas, when I used the patches or the gum, I was in nicotine overdose in a very, very bad way.
Supposedly, based on my typical smoking patterns I was getting 20 mg/day, but a single 2 mg piece of gum makes me sick. I think smoking is more complicated than big pharma would like us to believe. Sure, nicotine is a major player in all that, but there are 4000 other chemicals we inhale when we smoke.