Well it's been a rough road so far, but I'm still hanging in there. It's amazing to me how I didn't see smoking as the addiction to nicotine it is before this quit. I thought that I'd first try to deal with the physical motions of having a cigarette by switching to the VAPE. I got a 6 ml nicotine level and allowed myself to puff as much as I like on that thing. I thought that was a little difficult, because it was. Switching from actual cigarettes to the E-cigarette was a challenge, but still getting the nicotine fix and the oral motion of smoking made it very doable. I Allowed myself to use this for about a week, and this past Sunday night I switched the liquid to 0 nicotine. I thought that because I had disrupted the habit of the actual cigarettes that it would be easy to just roll into no nicotine. I puffed on the nicotine free e-cigarette for the first day a lot, but I found that without the nicotine, it was not at all satisfying. This actually surprised me. I really thought half the battle would be the day to day habit of having cigarettes. I still pick up the nicotine free e-cigarette when I feel like I can't handle the craving anymore, but with no nicotine being delivered, I always find it to be very unsatisfying. I use that unsatisfied experience as an example of the pointlessness of smoking at all, and so far have been able to hold off any cravings with this method.
So It's not traditional, but it's working for me.
Last cigarette was Monday October 2nd, at 6:30AM, Last Nicotine was Sunday October 8th at 10:30 PM