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Just quit vaping after 6 years, feel like a different person

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July 8, 2020

I vaped for 6 years. Finally went over the edge in a fit of rage and threw all my vaping gear and shit into a black garage bag and tossed it into a community dumpster. Never going back.

I'm like 36 hours in and cravings are peaked and finally wearing off, but I honestly feel like a different person. Insane brain fog. I have these micro-panics where some minor stress will happen and I'll reach for a hit. It's not there. I haven't done anything today, it's literally 11PM and I haven't done anything besides sit and think staring at walls, drink coffee, walk outside.

I don't know what to do with my hands. I feel like a buddy of mine is missing. Vaping became like, part of my personality. It sounds really gay when I type it out, and it is, but this is by far the hardest shit I've dealt with. I'm so ready to just rebound out of this hole and be a better man. Someone freed from that nicotine shit and the habitual fixation of smoking. Need some help brothers.

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Title Just quit vaping after 6 years, feel like a different person
Author TheDero
Upvotes 134
Comments 60
Date 08 July 2020 03:43 AM UTC (8 months ago)
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[–]MrBowlfish62 points63 points  (9 children) | Copy

Don’t pick up any new source of nicotine. BURN that addiction off. Embrace the withdrawal. It will take 3-4 weeks to really be out of the woods. Don’t look back.

[–]TheDero[S] 24 points25 points  (7 children) | Copy

NO nicotine. Zero. I have nothing vape related left, nicotine is my fucking arch enemy now. I think I'll go pick up a couple packs of Stride gum, that good fruity shit. Maybe buy a fidget cube just to keep my fingers busy

[–]DasWolffy19 points20 points  (2 children) | Copy

Get a grip trainer if it's a tactical fixation. I got one that has a 90lb rated resistance spring. It's since wore out and I can crush walnuts without the pincer tool thing.

[–]Alzatorus7 points8 points  (1 child) | Copy

You absolute BEAST 🤣 - I need to get me one of these.

[–]motivatedstogs9 points10 points  (0 children) | Copy

I just recently quit my 6 year addiction 6 months ago, it was awful in the beginning, and it gets better. You will still always have the itch to do it, a little voice in the back of your head, but ignore as you would assume. Don’t replace it with sugary/tasty food, you’ll put on pounds stuffing a nicotine urge like you wouldn’t believe. I kmow from personal experience. So happy to hear this btw.

[–]TheRedPillRipper2 points3 points  (1 child) | Copy

It takes 90 days to form a new habit/change an old one. You got this.

Godspeed and good luck!

[–]pussykiller009-1 points0 points  (0 children) | Copy


[–]dontbeanasshole7773 points4 points  (0 children) | Copy

It is critical that you embrace the unpleasant body feeling and emotions while you come down.

You will feel the urge 20+ times per day and you will have to deny it every single time. Tomorrow you will have to do it again. And then again.

What helped me: When I felt the urge to smoke I would sit down and meditate on it. Like a Jedi. Acknowledge the presence of the urge and analyze it. This has helped me to break the automatic action of urge-> reach for a cig.

[–]DMFWU18 points19 points  (0 children) | Copy

Keep up the good work, I know it’s hard but you’re doing it man!!

[–]bellend7713 points14 points  (8 children) | Copy

There is a pdf doing the rounds on here at the moment for quitting porn and masturbation. It is lifted directly from the 'Easy Way' by Allen Carr.

It is a tried and tested method for quitting nicotine without the pains of withdrawal. Check out Allen Carr, it definitely works and can be applied to many addictions.

[–]DiscreteTime8 points9 points  (1 child) | Copy

[–]TamirNice2 points3 points  (1 child) | Copy


[–]SteveRogersPill0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

He’s from Boston clearly

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (0 children) | Copy

this X million

[–]dontbeanasshole7771 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Can that PDF find its way to me plz

[–]anhqt0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Checkin’ in for that pdf

[–]TheDero[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Thank You

[–]carlosceja278 points9 points  (0 children) | Copy

You're brave for taking this approach. I slowly took myself off of it. Used to vape day and night for about 3-4 years, just quit 2 months ago. When I decided I wanted to stop I thought of tricking my brain into getting off of it so I went from .6 level nicotine to .3. Once I finished that bottle I then bought no nicotine vape juice and finished that bottle. Definitely had cravings the entire time but slowly getting off of it helped me stay off of it. Haven't touched my vape in 2 months now. Don't plan on going back to it.

[–]Project_Zero_Betas10 points11 points  (5 children) | Copy


[–]cnwilks5 points6 points  (0 children) | Copy

I'll be devil's advocate and say patch. Gum is just trading one oral fixation for another. The gum also tastes like shit. The hardest part for me was finding a hairless spot to apply the patch. I also only used them for 3-4 weeks instead of the 3 months that they recommend, because I was tired of shaving my shoulders LOL

I've never smoked a cigarette in my life, but dipped snuff for almost 20 years. Kicked the habit about 10 years ago after several unsuccessful tries. Quitting isn't the hard part. Not starting again is.

Congratulations on a great decision, and best of luck, brother. You've got this!

[–]fratercicero3 points4 points  (3 children) | Copy

I was about to say this. Helped me a lot

[–]TheDero[S] 0 points1 point  (2 children) | Copy

Going out to buy some tomorrow. Thanks bros

[–]PB00344 points5 points  (1 child) | Copy

Don’t. Gum will reel u back into it and you can develop nicotine gum addiction which 10x expensive

[–]TheDero[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

I was referring to regular ass gum. Like trident lol

[–]Tiway223 points4 points  (0 children) | Copy

That’s awesome! Nice work!

Keep it up. The next few weeks will be tough. Expect some sleepless nights, sweaty nights, and vivid dreams.

Soon, your mind will come back, as will your memory, focus, and motivation.

Stick with it!

Best of luck.

Edit: thought you were vaping weed but it’s probably still relevant.

[–]1Terminal-Psychosis2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

Whatever ya do, don't start smoking.

Nicotine itself isn't so harmful. About as much as the coffee. Cigs are what kills.

Still, yes, it is addictive, like caffeine. The fiddling, keeping the hands busy is a habit too, which is almost as bad.

Fidget spinner or some other "fidget" type thingy might help. Some say hard candy or gum helps too.

[–]idevastate2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

When I quit smoking cold turkey, I replaced the habit with drinking water every time I got an urge. It worked, and got really hydrated.

[–]chang3up1 point2 points  (2 children) | Copy

I had done the same 6 months ago after seven years; you'll be very impressed with who you become over the next few months. I found that the lack of nicotine forced me into some of the most intense introspection I've ever experienced. The positive changes in my life are innumerable. The best way to combat the negative parts is just to keep lifting heavy weights; he endorphins will make the shitty moods less shitty. I'll close by saying that I cannot congratulate you fervently enough. Well fucking done.

[–]PB00341 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Nicotine withdrawals have depression phase which leads to introspection. Good on you for using it to better your life.

[–]TheDero[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Thank you brother

[–]3chazthundergut1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Strong work trooper!

I've found that with weed, the withdrawals/ side effects come like a lion and leave like a lamb.

You are in the eye of the storm right now, so it is awful and you cant see the way through. But trust me it's there. Stay the course, and you will see how mild it gets. You will be surprised by how much you dont miss it. One day you'll be hanging out with a friend and he'll offer you a hit, and you'll be like "nah I'm good thanks" and you'll be surprised by how easy it was, even in that situation.

And that feeling of power, of being grounded in yourself and in control of your life, will hit you like a wave and itll be sweeter than any high you've had in the last 5.5 years

Stay the course dude!!

[–]YoungTrappin1 point2 points  (2 children) | Copy

I gotta quit again too. I broke all my vapes on New Year’s Eve (by accident) and took it as a sign from God to quit. I quit for two months then when quarantine crap happened I caved and bought one of those gas-station vuse alto vapes. I definitely feel empty and don’t know what to do with my hands as well when I quit. I guess it’s just boredom and at work it’s a nice escape and thing to look forward to.

[–]chang3up1 point2 points  (1 child) | Copy

What worked for me is lifting. Just go move heavy weights and take extra care yo stay hydrated; I won't say that it'll go away, but (a) you'll be tired and endorphined (?) from all that work, and (b) the extra water will make you hold a bottle more, which will help with the tactical

[–]YoungTrappin1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Thank you for the advice homie

[–]Ifoundthedevilfirst1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Be weary of drinking alcohol if you want to continue withdrawal. Nicotine combats the mild nausea that comes with being drunk and will bring on a thought consuming craving after a few drinks especially if you're still in the withdrawal stage. That plus lack of will power while drunk is a different beast all together. Keep on going!

[–]KeepinItPiss1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Toothpicks were helpful to me. Good luck. Quitting was a great decision for me, and I promise it's worth it in the end.

[–]Fiendorfoes1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Try substitution, I.e. chewing some sugar free gum when you get a craving. And also try getting one of those adult add type gadgets for stress relief. ( I can’t remember the name of the actual gadget, but it’s basically a small hand held toy that has things for you to spin or press, or twist etc to keep your hand/fingers/mind occupied when stressed out or having a craving.

[–]walleyworld1 point2 points  (2 children) | Copy

I just started vaping, it has done a lot for me. It allows me to calm my ADD when I want to. ( I like having A.D.D but need to turn it off sometimes and vape helps) also not on any medications.

[–]WadNasty2 points3 points  (1 child) | Copy

I’m doing the same thing but I wouldn’t recommend it. It was cheaper than my ADD meds and gave me a controllable focus for a while but after a year, your tolerance and addiction builds and the effects wear off. There will be times you won’t be able to focus on anything except vaping until you do so and at that point the shits running your life. Better off meditating.

[–]walleyworld0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

That is true for anyone reading this. BUT I don't take any meds because I'm super sensitive to them this is mild enough that I will enjoy the run, go cold turkey for a few months then return. I do it 100% for therapeutic benefits but I do see the addiction within and it's hard not to have a vape around.

[–]Altin_Beg0 points1 point  (4 children) | Copy

That’s fucking great, keep improving your life boy

[–]AllEyez0nMe460 points1 point  (3 children) | Copy

Türk misin abi ?

[–]Altin_Beg0 points1 point  (2 children) | Copy

Evet, Ozbek Turkman

[–]AllEyez0nMe460 points1 point  (1 child) | Copy

Mashallah allah sizi kurusun, sen redpill nasil buldun abi ?

[–]Altin_Beg1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

To tell you the truth I found it when surfing the Internet, how about you?

[–]jackandjill220 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

What's the biggest difference as far as you can tell so far OP?

[–]LowPayment0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Props. I quit the juul around a month ago, have never felt better.

[–]frhighdo0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy


[–]_Benny_Lava0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

I went through the same emotions and challenges when I quit chewing tobacco. I quit 17 years ago and the nocotine gum was a tremendous help to me. That feeling of needing something to do with your hands will take a few years to go away...but it will. I thought about quitting for years before I finally did. It made me mad to realize what I slave I was to nicotine. It feels good to be free.

[–]fartingaround0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Big ups for dropping a destructive habbit

[–]Flesh_Pillow50 points1 point  (2 children) | Copy

Best time to listen to Allen Carrs The Easy way to quit smoking. It'll help you realise nicotine addiction is a shit test.

[–]TheDero[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child) | Copy

No way I gotta check this shit out

[–]Flesh_Pillow50 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

It's shocking. You're supposed to smoke while listening to it but you literally can't by the end of it. It's a powerful tool. The audio book floats on the Internet.

[–]theredsperg0 points1 point  (2 children) | Copy



i was banned for asking about fame and how it correlates with pussy, this guy is asking for advice to give up vaping which has very little to do with theredpill?

Am i in the wrong sub?!

[–]TheDero[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child) | Copy

Yeah I think you gotta go do some more reading on what trp is. Go take ur caps and high pitched squealing somewhere else

[–]theredsperg0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Urr, not really buddy.

I think you should be putting these no-smoking advertisements in a nicotine related sub.

not a sub for becoming a better pussy destroyer

[–]Rimefang0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Vaping is gay, but the addiction is real. You gotta crawl through shards to get through the worst part, and even then, you'll never completely get over it. The craving is wired into your brain. Changing habits takes time, practice, and repetitiveness.

[–]Versace-Bandit0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

I think you're doing great! All of those are symptoms of nicotine withdrawal. +1

[–]AllEyez0nMe460 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Yeah same brother

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