Electronic Cigarettes, Do They Work?

My husband and I were long time smokers. I admit that last year when he said he was ready to quit I was not exactly on board. But I also know that trying to quit when you live with a smoker is near impossible. So I agreed to try and quit.

We looked into lots of different ways to help us quit and in the end we decided to try electronic cigarettes. There are a lot of different types of ecigs but they all work the same way.

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Electronic Cigarettes work a lot like regular cigarettes. But instead of using a lighter or a match, there is no fire involved. These are battery powered and contain a vaporization chamber and a cartridge filled with liquid nicotine. You puff on the device as you would a regular cigarette. In turn the electronic cigarette heats the liquid and changes it to a nicotine-filled vapor. Inhale to deliver the nicotine to your lungs, and then exhale the vapor. It looks like you’re smoking a regular cigarette, but there’s no smell, because nothing is burning.

An electronic cigarette can contain as much nicotine as a regular cigarette and even more. The amount of nicotine an electronic cigarette delivers depends on the content of the liquid nicotine cartridge. You can choose the nicotine in a range of strengths from full flavor, to mild and even ultra light. You can also get no nicotine so you still have the flavor and action without the nicotine.

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When we first started using an electronic cigarette, we got ours with the same nicotine as an ultra light cigarette. We are now using no nicotine and can’t tell a difference.

Do they work?

We made the switch over the 4th of July weekend in 2013. While the craving still strikes for a real cigarette for me, my husband has gone from smoking 3 packs a day to no nicotine.

I call that a huge success.

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Comments

  1. That’s major progress! I’m glad it’s working. You’ll kick the habit fully before long.
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  2. Ellen B says:

    awesome! I am hoping my husband will try these – I’ve asked him to quit so many times as I really HATE cigarettes! We have been together for 28 years and I still can’t believe I married a smoker. He says he will try – he has been smoking for about 40 years now.

  3. That’s great! I have friends who have done this and it worked for them and also have friends trying this. I’m so glad people are stopping.
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