And it begins – I see the end to my being able to effectively, economically, and enjoyably get the nicotine that has a clear and documented positive effect on the mental health issues I suffer from.
I quit cold turkey many years ago – what resulted from this was two years of nicotine free living. That life was hell – perhaps the worst time – in both my life and my wife’s. After two years I realized the only thing that had changed was my lack of nicotine – so I went looking for facts. What I found was shocking.
Report after report from psychiatric studies showed that those suffering from mental health issues benefited in numerous ways by having nicotine in their system. From more focused thoughts, to better uptake of their medicine. I started on nicotine again – but as I vowed not to start smoking, I took up e-cigarettes.
What a difference in only 24 hours. I felt better, more in control and clearer of mind. Still – though better the damage from quitting cold turkey had been done. My one regiment of medication was no longer enough to battle the worst of my issues. I had to start on a second medication just to bring myself back to where I had been before quitting.
I need the nicotine. I can get it by vaping. I get an enjoyable experience, that I can utilize whenever, where ever I need to. Should this go away first – I am certain I can get my doctor to prescribe a nicotine inhaler or such – and guess what – it will be covered by my disability. This high cost pharmaceutical backed answer will come out of tax payers pockets instead of low cost out of mine. Plus – I won’t enjoy it.
Second – how well will the transition period go? The regulating, re-categorizing, and re-marketing will take time. It will not be ‘oh you can get it there anymore but you can get it here’ all in the same day – It will take forever between taking them off the public market and getting them out through whatever (if any) other means. During that time I have to fight to gt the alternative (because at first no one will want to admit nicotine should be covered) – I’ll be back to no nicotine and what results will that bear this time around.
That’s my rant – this is the article that caused it: e-cigarette seller told to stop by health canada (after CBC did a special on her).
Here is a well written site about the myths and facts of e-cigs in Canada