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How I Finally Quit Smoking – Sort Of

I’m almost 30 (in February, OMG!) and I have been a pack-a-day smoker for over 10 years. I did manage to quit smoking for each of my 3 pregnancies, but I always ended up smoking again within about 5 months of delivering my babies. It’s not something I’m proud of, and of course I have tried to quit many, many times.  I was always the “mom who smoked” at play groups and homeschool meetups. I smoked even though I was breastfeeding. I hated that I was “that mom”, but I was.

Looking back through photos of family get togethers, I’m usually holding a cigarette. Below are shots of me, just hanging out with the kids outside. Ugh!

See my cigarette in the shadow?

See my cigarette in the shadow?





I have managed to quit smoking a few times, like I said, but I never stayed quit. Until now. It has been only a few months, but I feel much better about quitting this time, and it’s the longest I have stayed quit without being pregnant.

How It All Started:

When my husband went to the local discount tobacco store to get our usual cartons of American Spirits, they were out of our flavor. The clerk recommended a vaporizing E-cigarette, and I agreed when he called to see what I thought. I had seen the cigarette shaped e-cigarettes in gas stations and pharmacies, but was never interested in trying them. I recently met a fellow Houston blogger who used a vaporizer and thought it was too big and assumed I would hate that style as well. I was wrong!

When my husband arrived home, this is what he brought. It included a rechargeable battery, a cartomizer that holds the liquid, and the tip. Three pieces. You squeeze the juice into the chamber and you are ready to roll! He bought a regular Mint flavored E-Juice for himself, and a Rasberry Apple flavor for me.



I’m still pretty new to the scene, but my fellow Houston blogger Ariana from 3twenty6 and I hope to shed some light on this awesome way to get your nicotine and slow down or stop smoking! There are many local shops and even more online stores that offer high quality E-Juices made from American ingredients that are all natural and even organic!

Click here to visit my favorite vaping supply store!

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I'm a work-at-home mom of three home-schooled kiddos. They are awesome kiddos who aren't vaccinated or circumcised. They all nursed past the age of three. I am pro-choice and respect any parenting choices as long as they are informed choices!

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  • http://4writermom.com Mariann

    Good luck with your endeavor to quit smoking.
    I know it’s not an easy task, but I’m sure that you’ll succeed. Sounds like you have some great people around you who are also interested in stopping — having great supportive people around is always encouraging!