I'm new to this forum but certainly not new to trying to quit. I've been a smoker for almost 40 years and tried to quit more times than I can count. In fact I actually did quit real cigs about 2 years ago but did it with the help of an e cig & now i'm addicted to that. In fact, i really think i love the e cig cause i can use it anywhere...which i do. i vape in the car, my house & even in my office at work. In fact i vape all day long every day! Now i'm going to be starting a new job in a month where i can't vape in the office. My junkie brain is telling me that i need the vape in order to learn & concentrate & that without it, i'll get that foggy feeling i always get when i try to quit & as a result, i'll screw up at my new job. Talk about pressure!!!! So i figured i have a month in which to get quit vaping.....or at least get past that foggy brain, can't concentrate part of the quit before i start my new job.
Now i realize this is not the best situation in which to start a quit but the more i think about, the more i realize how badly i'm addicted to this damn vape stick & that if i was ever going to have a good reason to give it up, this would be it. Not that the new job is reason enough....I do want to quit but this will be a motivating factor.
Now the question becomes how. I've got the patches, gum, plenty of water & day filled with the prospect of working on my taxes to keep me busy but will NRT just prolong my agony? I'm thinking i should just go cold turkey but when i wore a step one patch the other day, life wasn't so bad. I made it all day at work without vaping but crashed when i got in the car. I just want to be past this "can't concentrate...funny feeling in my mouth" phase which makes me focus so much on vaping. I know once i get past that part I can make it past the "habit" part of the addiction.
Sorry to be babbling but it has been about 10 hours since i've had any nicotine so i guess that "foggy" part has already started.
Any advice or encouragement y'all can offer would be much appreciated