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Low Cost Quit Smoking Program?

Discussion in 'Low Cost and Free Treatment' started by 350greasemonkey, Feb 16, 2015.

  1. Does anyone know of a quit smoking program of relatively low cost? I know some employers will help contribute to quit smoking programs via Chantix, patches, etc. but I was wondering if anyone knew of anything else that is available for those looking to quit.
  2. pandabear1991

    pandabear1991 Active Contributor

    I was very successful myself with swapping over to a vapor (NOT AN E-CIG SOLD AT GAS STATIONS--BE WARNED AND STAY AWAY). There are many flavors of juices to choose from (I do not recommend gas station vapors or juices, they are expensive, nasty, easy to break, and employees are of no real help with them) and so long as you go to a reputable vapor store, you should be able to sample any and all of the flavors before purchasing (they have disposable plastic tips for you to use on their vapors).
    The over all cost:
    -$30+- for a starter kit (get an economy one unless you find it a hobby and want a nice expensive one for show) comes with the vapor itself, a charger, and usually a few coils/atomizers
    -buy a box of coils/atomizers (5 pack costs about $10 but should last a month or 2 depending on your usage)
    -purchase 2-3 flavors of vapor juice of your choice (15ml bottles are about $5-$8 a bottle and 30ml no more than $15 a bottle)

    Sales can be found cheaper online (I never paid more than .50 a coil) at authentic websites, but personally scoping your liking first is highly recommended.

    The 15ml bottle of vapor juice is equivalent to a carton of cigarettes (30ml=2 cartons). Take the time and find what you like, even mixing flavors has been fun and limitless. The next step is to discuss with the representative what your daily cigarette intake is, that way you know what nicotine level you will start out on, levels 0-30. I honestly started at a 12, and ended with a 6 within 2 months of making the change.

    When I made the change, cigarette smoking did not cease within a day, but within 2 weeks it was a thing of the past. It did take some getting used to- the cleaner nicotine and the fact that something wasn't in between my fingers that I could puff and flick. But the health benefits started instantly. I could feel my lungs easing up, I quit coughing, food tasted better, and my sinuses also cleared quickly. Not to mention the fact that there is a 0 level of nicotine, which means once you are completely independent, you can still keep your vapor around to help you fight future cravings (especially when you have friends/family around who smoke in front of you) until you can resist without hesitation.

    If you go this route, check online and scope a reputable store. But above all, try to keep yourself busy with daily physical activities, and possibly puzzles and games that can help keep your mind busy. I myself, husband, and more than 10 different friends (who also recommended the vapor to me) have been successful in being cigarette and vapor free, simply by changing the nicotine intake and levels--which you cannot do with a cigarette.

    Best of luck to you!

    P.S Anna Mae flavors were my personal favorite. A must try for anyone who goes this route.
  3. zaerine

    zaerine Community Champion

    There could be local programs in your state or area that could offer free counseling or support for those who want to quit. In here, I think there are some programs as well as non-government organizations helping those who want to quit smoking.
  4. Adrianna

    Adrianna Community Champion

    Apple cider vinegar baths. Either a half or whole large bottle in a hot bath. It detoxes the cravings. A friend of mine did this and stopped smoking 3 or 4 packs a day.
  5. smartmom

    smartmom Senior Contributor

    I am sorry I don't. I have never really had a problem smoking. I tried smoking and choked so bad that I am sure that it is not meant for me. I think that a low cost program would be just the thing that people need. Many want help but can not afford it.
  6. MyDigitalpoint

    MyDigitalpoint Community Champion

    Same as @smartmom, I had never smoking problems, but have been close to a really cigarette-addicted person, who has succeeded to some extent by using e-cigarettes, which is not a definite method to quit smoking, but the pure nicotine that e-cigarettes and electronic vapor products (EVPs) is less harmful that smoking cigar products

    In addition, attending support groups and having a counseling service at crisis time, may help a lot too.
  7. Bezcampz

    Bezcampz Member

    Strong family support and encouragement can be the best motivator for one to quit smoking. No cost at all. It's given free.I never had a stick of cigar in my whole life but I considered myself secondary smoker because my father was a cigarette smoker. Knowing the danger of secondary smokers, we encouraged him to stop smoking. The process was gradual- lessening the number of cigar stick consumption day by day and replacing it with mint candies every time he would crave for another stick. The cycle went on until he totally quit smoking. My father did it because we were there supporting him all the way.
  8. MoneyFiend

    MoneyFiend Member

    A good free way to quit smoking is to set yourself milestones and get your close family and friends to reward you for reaching these goals. Every time you have the money to purchase a pack of smokes, quickly give the money to someone close who is aware of your goals and get them to put the money towards a reward to help encourage you down the road to recovery.
  9. juno

    juno Community Champion

    Vapor seems to be a popular alternative now, however keep in mind that it still releases vapor smoke which can have its own effects.

    There is Nicotine Anonymous, which is a 12 step program that is available worldwide and it is free.
  10. Tremmie

    Tremmie Community Champion

    I've been thinking of going down this route, because my fiance is a smoker and is having a hard time trying to quit smoking. So I have really been thinking about getting an e-cig for my fiance for his birthday :) I might go for it, after reading your post I feel ore hopeful. I will give this a try :)