Alternatives to Smoking

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Alternatives To Smoking

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Alternatives to Smoking

The other night, Grambo and I were talking about all of the things we’ve overcome in our lives. I haven’t talked about many of them here besides the death of my sister and our weight loss journeys. But my mom and I have been through a lot together. We have each had our individual challenges as well as the ones we have faced together. Recently my mom was reminded of her past when a friend at work asked her how to quit smoking and alternatives to smoking.

The woman knew that my mom had quit smoking many years ago. In fact, she’s done it twice in her life. So she definitely knows a bit about how to quit.

She started smoking when she was in college and quit the first time when she was 30. She quit because she was an avid runner and realized that smoking was limiting her success in that area of her life. She quit cold turkey and then went to a support group and found success for many years. Running filled what smoking had for her and it was a great change for her health.

She was not immune to the stress of major life events and one night after my parents had separated, she picked up a cigarette at a party. One puff was all it took and she was hooked again. She hadn’t smoked in 12 years and it only took one cigarette to get hooked again.

But I didn’t make it easy the second time around. I was a teenager and I didn’t like it at all. I hated the way it made things smell. And I hated what it could do to her health. So I pressured her and with the help of the patch, she quit again. She hasn’t smoked in about 16 years now.

And she has vowed to never pick up another cigarette again.

Alternatives to Smoking with V2 Cigs

Cigarette Technology

While support groups and the patch helped my mom quit smoking, there are other options available these days as alternatives to smoking. Electronic cigarettes are some of the newest technology out there and I’ll admit that I’m intrigued. I wonder what I would have done if my mom had this option back when she was smoking.

I was all about the smell and the health risks. V2 Cigs eliminate those major worries and they are more affordable over time as well. The V2 Cigs Standard Kit includes an automatic and manual battery, a USB Smart Charger, wall adapter, and a ten flavor cartridges. The Ultimate Starter Kit includes up to 25 cartridges, a car charger, a USB-powered battery, a second battery, a metal carrying case, a portable charging case, and a lanyard.

If you’re interested in learning more about electronic cigarettes, you can check out the reviews on ecigarettereviewed. It is the largest and most reliable source of reviews for electronic cigarette products.

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V2 Cigs: Alternatives To Smoking

Have you tried any alternatives to smoking?

Disclosure: I received compensation for sharing this promotional information with you today. However all experiences and opinions are 100% my own.


  1. Rich Hicks says

    I have reduced my smoking by more than half. WOuld love to try these to help me put the final nail in my smoking addiction!

  2. says

    My smoking story is so crazy but I haven’t smoked in forever. I stopped a few times but always did it cold-turkey.

    I’m so happy your mom is done with smoking for good.

    I wish my in-laws would stop. Seriously. I hated having to stop at every smoking section at the Disney Parks. What a hassle. How can you let something like smoking have such control over your life? I’ve suggested cigarettes like this to my mother-in-law.

  3. says

    Hmmm… let’s see… I have quit smoking minimum of 3 times now… maybe more. The first time was a difficult, difficult process because I didn’t want to quit, but was pregnant so I had to. I did it cold turkey. The second time was a month or so before getting pregnant with my son. I did the lowest nicotine patch for about a week and then just quit. This last time was literally around the time I conceived #3. I was just over it. We used the e-cigarettes which helped save money and also helped me kick the habit easier than cold turkey, but in the end, I just didn’t want to smoke anymore. I have found the exercise, writing (blogging) or doing something crafty with my hands has helped me a lot!
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  4. Sonya Morris says

    Such a tough habit to break and I am so thankful I never started. I have a friend who stops smoking cold turkey only to start back up a few months later. I can’t stop drinking caffeine so I know there is no way I could control a nicotine addiction!

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