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So I had to take a couple of long flights recently, and that meant no smoking. I've had aspirations of giving up for the longest time, but never really managed to go more than a few hours without clawing my hair out and skinning up a butt from the ashtray. Shit gets real. Those sucky plastic fags with a tampon of brain rapingly strong nicotine don't do me any favours.
So I bought one of those electric fags that make smoke and look like the real deal. I got mine (a Super Cigarette, for the record) from e cigarette web, but they're slightly cheaper elsewhere if you poke about, but the service was pretty good. It arrived really quick, ordered late Thursday and landed on my doorstep that Saturday.
It's a pretty simple affair, it looks like a regular fag, just a bit longer. Battery at one end and the nicotine at the other with the gismo that makes the smoke in the middle. I was sceptical.
Then I went a whole day without a proper fag for the first time in 20 years.
It takes some adjusting to, you don't get that pull that you get from a drag of a real fag, you don't feel the smoke going down your neck, in fact you aren't certain you've inhaled anything until you exhale. Once you get your brain around that small thing, you start to recognise the different feel of the vapour, it starts to do an okay job of replacing the need for a real cigarette.
Another thing I've noticed, cos I smoke rollies, is part of the whole ritual of tailoring a fag and lighting it is gone. I still get the urge to roll something up perfectly and haven't quite found a replacement for that.
Anyway, if you want to give up fags, or replace them with something harmless, then these are first class. I was sceptical at first, but it paid off.
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