I quit smoking by vaping ..............COLD TUrkeY!!
Best time to quit smoking in my opinion in Canada is to quit in the winter. I never smoked indoors and forced myself to go outside regardless of how cold or blustery it was outside with the hope of one day quitting. With that in mind, who wants to stand outside and suck on an analog for approximately 5-7 minutes and freeze the bells off. Well, I did, year after year after year. A person gets use to the environment quite quickly, so a good idea, but never stuck and every year I would try at the same time to quit.
Then I started to buy cheap cigarettes due to the fact that the prices in Canada, at least Ontario are about $13 a pack of 25 cigs. Though not bad at first, they start to become harsh. Not to mention at about 5 packs a week and the hacking and spitting up of chunks became a problem I was concerned with...we all know the health problems. Gross. The cost became a concern as well.
Towards the end of smoking, I was actually smoking more because they were cheap and I kept asking myself '' what the hell am I doing" the more I smoked the worse they started to taste so I started butting out at half cigs at home but not at work for the simple fact I got more breaks.
A friend came over last summer who quit analogs cold turkey and had a little pen style vape mod. I noticed this and kept that in the back of my mind....6 months later and a trip to the vape store to sample this out for myself .... well.....wow. I found this to taste way nicer and felt the same as smoking for me and a way better nic hit with out feeling tired and sluggish from the 4000 or so extra chemicals from cigs.
I bought a Kangertech ego style pen and never looked back. I could vape indoors now, saving at least 2 hours a day from standing outside. 2 weeks later I could take deep breaths, real deep. 4 weeks later, I stopped hacking up tar and black crap. Energy levels are through the roof. My boss actually asked me the other day if I was taking speed lol. I didn't need the extra breaks because I was on top of things at work which allowed me to work less hard and way more efficient. I stealth vape at work, so my fix is had.
I am now on my 3rd type of vape mod in 4 weeks. I enjoy it way more than smoking cigs, it tastes way better with huge huge clouds. I can change flavours at will. I am way happier and confident I will never go back ever. If it wasn't for vaping I would never have quit period....I still like the feel of smoking which vaping has allowed me to enjoy.
You might find it harsh at first as I did. People in the vape store were laughing at me because I took a puff and started hacking bad lol..... that goes away in a few days for me anyway.
Then once your lungs heal up you will want to move up to say a Joyetech ego all in one style (should have bought this one first) I use this at work, its small, fits in pocket and tank can't break off.
At home I use an Smoke Alien with big TFV4 tank that I only need a puff or two every once in a while. Taste is way better but not too portable. Vaping becomes a hobby not a crutch like smoking. Sometimes I even forget I haven't vaped in hours. You can then cut down on nicotine slowly and get rid of that as well if you want....I don't want to yet lol but down from 3mg to 6mg.
I'm mixing my own juice now as well which I found quite fun and simple. Haven't tasted it yet but I'm sure from all the help from the great people on this forum it will be way better than the taste of that analog crap stinky unhealthy thing we used as a crutch. And cheaper.
I hope this give some an inspiration and a drive to quit... I smoked for more than 35 years and cold turkeyed the crap out of big tobacco.
You can do it, control your mind and vaping will do the rest..
You will feel Olympic after 2 weeks of no smoking.
Good luck, Just Do It!