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    TriciaSimm posted:
    I stopped smoking regular cigarettes and went to electronic cigarettes 7/15/2011. Stopped electric cigarettes 9/23/2011. I feel like a part is missing. I have tried Chantix and the patch. This is the only thing that has worked for me. I dropped the nicotine in the e cigs every other week. Just feels strange not smoking when I am sitting around reading and on the computer. I never thought I could stop. I feel so much better. Can breath deep for the first time in years. Oxygen level is 99 percent again and have no crackling in my lungs. The Dr checked these things last week when I was still on the e cigs.
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    musicguy99 responded:
    Why not just stick to e-cigs then? It is definitely one of the least harmful ways to quit smoking. In fact, there really aren't any side effects and there haven't been any studies to say it's harmful. In fact, some people hypothesize that consuming only nicotine isn't any more harmful than caffeine.

    I quit smoking but vape rather frequently. I don't see a big problem with it. Make sure you use the correct device though. E cigarette forums has a lot of good info. I recommend the eGo device.
     
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    rosieveg replied to musicguy99's response:
    I heard that E-Cigarettes are just or more harmful than a real Cigarette!!! I would do a lot of research before choosing E-Cigarettes!! There expensive too!! Good Luck
     
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    Jonathan Foulds, PhD replied to rosieveg's response:
    I don't believe that e-cigs are nearly as harmful as regular cigarettes. Regular cigarettes deliver smoke with over 4000 chemicals to the lungs, whereas e-cigs deliver a few chemicals without smoke. The main problem is that we currently have insufficient information and quality control data on e-cigs. Here is a brief video on our e-cig study .
     
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    jbru54 replied to Jonathan Foulds, PhD's response:
    I am was a 40 year tobacco user. I am now an e-cig user since September 15, 2011 and have not had a traditional cigarette since September 25, 2011. E-cigs do not make quitting a no-brainer but they are helping me. I will be glad to check back in 20 years to report any long term negative effects. I am a willing volunteer in e-cig usage because I have tried all the other options. Nothing except radoioactive waste can be more harmful than cigarettes so I have no fear of the e-cig.
     
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    Dat_me replied to jbru54's response:



    I have been very good with the E-cigs and it works
    for me and have been a long time smoker


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