I knew I needed to quit smoking as soon as I became addicted to cigarettes in college, but the habit persisted for years until I had a cancer scare during a CT scan.
At first they thought they had found a growth but it ended up being an error during the imaging process because the spot was absent during subsequent scans.
Although it was just an error, the fear and desperation made me realize what I was in for if I didn’t quit smoking immediately. I went out and purchased nicotine patches, but they didn’t exactly work right away. Thankfully I had a friend that told me to be patient and just take it one day at a time. While I wanted to quit sooner, by the 24 month mark, I had finally managed to stay off cigarettes for six months at that point. Now I often use CBD vapes as a way to replace my desire for an inhalation product to replace cigarettes and the few nicotine vapes that I had in my house. There are a number of online and physical CBD stores that carry vaporizer cartridges with CBD oil inside instead of nicotine. I have even seen these at a number of gas stations in my area. They’re nice to have because I can slip into the bathroom at work and take a few puffs without worrying about getting busted in the process. These CBD oil vaporizer cartridges don’t have cannabis-derived terpenes inside, which means they smell and taste sort of like fruit-flavored candy on the exhale.