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    will e-cigs help quitting
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    kay0616 posted:
    I've tried quitting several times over the last couple of years. gum, mints, Rx, e-cigs but the pat couple of years my life has been a little stressful so I kept going back to the cigarettes, I've been on chantix again for 2 weeks & i really want to quit this time. I was very discouraged when I went to refill my RX & it was twice the price as before. I don't really crave the nicotine anymore (at least I think I don't) Saw earlier that someone tried the e-cig with vegetable glycerine or something in it. does that help & what is it. would love to have someone to talk to when i feel like a smoke. any advice is always helpful
     
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    BigBob5 responded:
    I use vaping to quit. I highly recommend you to try it. Find a local vape shop to help answer your questions. Since Vaping my health has improved. I've had to reduce my BP meds & my breathing has improved. Do it before August 8th after that the vape shops are banned from answering your questions. I hope this helps you.
     
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    editor_morgan responded:
    Hi kay0616,

    I would speak with my doctor about the pros and cons of e-cigarettes and do some research before considering using them. There has been evidence that says e-cigarettes don't actually help smokers quit smoking. In fact, this story says they lower chances of quitting by 28 percent. Click here to read more .

    Also, there is some evidence that indicates that e-cigarettes can be harmful for your health.

    Here is information that I found on WebMD about e-cigs.
    E-Cigs May Contain Chemicals Tied to Lung Disease
    Can E-Cigs Help Smokers Quit ? This is a very helpful video that answers your questions and more. Health Risks of E-Cigarettes

    If you are looking to quit smoking and you are looking for others to talk to, then I highly suggest looking for a support group in your area. Here is a link to information about how support groups can help you to quit smoking and how to find one in your area .


    And lastly, please let me say that you are ABSOLUTELY doing the right thing by trying to quit smoking. Stay strong. We are here for you!


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