How Trench quit smoking with e-cigs


I’ve been smoking since I was 15. That’s almost 30 years ago. I was officially diagnosed as being asthmatic 10 years ago. The combination of the two have caused me health problems in the past but nothing I couldn’t remedy on my own until a couple of months ago.

About 2 months ago I had two massive asthma attacks within a week of each other. One cost me a $400 trip to the ER while the other cost me a job interview. Mrs. Trench mentioned to me that the smoking probably wasn’t helping. I knew I had to quit but how? I had tried patches before but they weren’t that successful. I always went back to smoking. So one Saturday while I was out I picked up a $10 disposable electronic cigarette. That was two months ago and I haven’t even picked up an actual cigarette since.

I’ve tried both the rechargeable and refillable kind but I prefer the disposable. They seem to make it feel physically more like smoking than the rechargeables. I don’t go for the fancy ones where you mix your own juice because I don’t have the time and patience for that. It reminds me of when I used to make my own cigarettes. It saved money in the long run but was such a pain in the ass.

Here’s what I think is the amazing part. In those 30 years I was a pack a day smoker. The e-cigs that I buy are supposed to be the equivalent of 1 1/2-2 packs of cigarettes. The longest I’ve had one last is 3 weeks instead of two days. How I do it is I treat one puff as one cigarette. Don’t use the e-cig, or vaporizer as it’s properly called, as a regular cigarette. Think of it more like a nicotine inhaler. When you would normally smoke or when you feel the urge take one drag then put it down. During this time I was able to go without even the e-cig for a week but the withdraw headaches became too much but I am working on cutting down on the nicotine gradually instead.

Now again even if I wanted to go back to regular cigarettes I can’t because of my asthma so your mileage may vary.


  1. Hey, congrats, man! What brand is that? Blu? My mom seriously needs to quit before she ends up on one of your pages for setting herself on fire… But I think she’s addicted more to the habit than the nicotine so, if she had something that simulated a real cig without being completely disgusting, this might be perfect for her!


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