AnsweredAssumed Answered

How to quit vaping and e-cigs?

Question asked by marrontara on Sep 3, 2019
Latest reply on Sep 13, 2019 by AllieAllerson

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.