Hi. I’m new to this community as I’ve only just found this resource. I’ve attempted to quit nicotine before and been mildly successful but never fully successful in permanently quitting. I was a social cigarette smoker from about 15 years old to 18 years old, then a chain smoker with a 4-5 pack a week habit for about a year from 18-19y.o. Then around age 20 I discover the Juul - this was almost 4 years ago when juuls were not known by young teens and kids, but really were thought to be a better (even safer at the time) alternative to cigarettes. I immediately got on to the Juul and have been doing so for about 3 years now. For 2.5 years I was smoking about 8 pods a week every single week, sometimes more-especially if I was drinking. Then after graduating college I stopped all drinking and scaled back to juul only on weekends, with a max of 2 pods per week. I had been successful in scaling back my usage of juul. But about 4-5 months ago I was prescribed ADHD medication and the stimulant urges my nicotine craving even more than before. I found myself back to using e-cigs every single day. As of late, I have tried other e-cigs to curb my nicotine addiction. I do not only juul and I use more than 1 e-cig on a regular basis.
I’m concerned for my health and I do not want to continue wasting my money on this horrible addiction but I quite literally cannot go a day without nicotine as my medication makes me go stir-crazy without it. And I cannot withhold my medication just to aid in quitting my nicotine/e-cig addiction.
Any advise for assisting in quitting e-cigs/vaping, particularly when on AHDH medication is so appreciated. I’m desperate for help! Thank you.