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The QuitNow Team
Quit 671 days ago
At QuitNow, we always want to support you in your quitting journey. Right now, there’s a lot happening with vaping and there’s so much information floating around. We want you to know that the Government of Canada is currently investigating the severe vaping-related lung illness. While this investigation continues, we recommend holding off from using vaping products, particularly those with THC.
If you're using e-cigarettes, monitor yourself for symptoms and seek immediate care if they are present. QuitNow now offers services to help you quit or reduce vaping. For more information on services and vaping, click here: www.quitnow.ca/quitting/e-cigarettes-and-vaping
Last reply: March 30 @ 10:35 am
  • Lucille Brown
    Quit 1,485 days ago
    October 30, 2019 @ 11:37 am
    Thank goodness for much needed information on these products and thankyou to the QuitNow team for making it available.  If something sounds to good to be true do your research before you buy into products that may harm your health and remember the forum is available for help and encouragement with quitting,  be it vaping,  e-cigarettes or regular and menthol cigarettes.  Welcome to the quitnow community .  You won't regret it.  
    • Pinkz
      Quit 91 days ago
      December 29, 2019 @ 2:02 pm
      Hugz Lucille
  • j
    judythebeauty
    Quit 768 days ago
    October 30, 2019 @ 12:53 pm
    The QuitNow Team; yes thanks for the reminder; things are not looking good for those who are vaping; who would have thought something worse than cigarettes would come out after all of these years.
    • samalbert
      Quit yesterday
      November 20, 2019 @ 8:10 am
      It was rough day yesterday. Feeling more positive today 
    • Pinkz
      Quit 91 days ago
      December 29, 2019 @ 2:03 pm
      Hugz Judy
      • j
        judythebeauty
        Quit 768 days ago
        January 21 @ 7:48 am
        Back at you Pinkz, hope you’re well!
    • c
      cashette
      Quit 76 days ago
      January 8 @ 10:03 pm
      Absolutely 100% agree
  • a
    aspynlikesnic
    Thinking about quitting
    October 31, 2019 @ 10:39 am
    dont quit quitting is for losers
  • QuitCoach Ken
    Quit 14,351 days ago
    November 2, 2019 @ 1:35 pm
    If quitting is for losers than I am so glad I am one. Because of being a quitter my children do not have the experience of losing there father in their 20's like I did!  Losing the smell off my clothes yep I am glad to be quitter! Losing the high risk of dying from a tobacco related disease yep I am glad to be a quitter! Losing the stained fingers and early wrinkles yep I am glad to be a quitter!  I have to say being a quitter in this case I and everyone in the forum are not losers but winners!  
    • T
      Tammy101
      Quit 54 days ago
      February 18 @ 11:35 am
      excellent response !
  • Q
    QuitCoach Elke
    Thinking about quitting
    November 14, 2019 @ 1:56 pm
    Hi Tina,
    using the nicotine patch is an excellent strategy to help avoid withdrawal symptoms and help with cravings, so good that you have chosen the Nicotine patch. Maybe you can spend time with your husband in non-smoking environments.
    All the best for you quit. Please reach out to the quitline at 1 877-455-2233 if you would like more support.
  • M
    Mayr
    Quit 69 days ago
    January 21 @ 4:40 pm
    Vaping is not for me
  • Ed8
    Quit 87 days ago
    January 27 @ 8:33 am
    jan 5 was my last smoke
  • Q
    Quiter1231
    Quit 54 days ago
    January 29 @ 1:31 pm
    I dont trust the vap thing it just came out over night global it seemed dont think there was much testing done with them I kinda see it as we are the lab rats on it and what do you know young kids are dying already from it dont think vaping is a way to quite if you ask me I say the patches are a better choice 
  • J
    JBiffert
    Quit 18 days ago
    February 11 @ 5:52 am
    My experience with vaping products as harm reduction was not good.  I found the while I was using my vape I developed a shortness of breath problem where it seemed like I couldn't exhale enough. It was really uncomfortable and a little bit scary. Strangely, after I threw my vape away and went back to smoking cigarettes it has felt like my lung health actually improved. That being said, when I was vaping I used more frequently because it was easier and didn't stink as much.  When I smoke cigarettes I limit myself to approximately 5 in the evening. I don't smoke in the morning or during the day at all except occasionally on weekends.
  • s
    sherdon
    Quit 98 days ago
    February 25 @ 4:26 pm
    A couple of years ago I tried to quit smoking using a vape.  The vape actually caused me more lung distress than cigarettes.  As soon as I would take a "drag" I would cough uncontrollably.  Thankfully my body didn't allow me to become addicted to that as well!
  • samalbert
    Quit yesterday
    February 25 @ 7:59 pm
    Wtg 
  • E
    Edison
    Quitting in 91 days
    March 26 @ 8:00 pm
    How am I able to try the nicorette mist?
  • QuitCoach Ken
    Quit 14,351 days ago
    March 30 @ 10:35 am
    Hi Edison I hear that the mist or spray is very successful however it is not a part of the free NRT supply that is offered at your pharmacy. This product you will have to pay for however a month supply of the spray is cheaper than a month supply of cigarettes. If you want the free supply from the program you will have to choose from the patch, gum, inhaler or the lozenges. I hope this information has been helpful to you and all the best in your journey to be smoke free