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    Camel Marlboro Skoal et al..

    For the past month or so, I've been working on quitting smoking, switching to mainly my e-cigarette. Over the past week, I've been doing a lot better and have nearly quit completely. At what point do I consider myself a non-smoker and no longer eligible to participate in the sweepstakes/freebies offered by the companies? I know all of the terms and conditions indicate either "tobacco users" or "smokers" over the age of 21, but I'm hesitant to give up on the sweepstakes completely as they seem to be one of few that I actually seem to win on occasion.

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    I was able to quit for a while and struggled for a while with same question. I admit I kept playing (now back to smoking....sigh) and I gave myself a year at the time. I did justify it a little with thinking of all the money over the years I had paid. So, maybe set yourself a goal. 6 months, a year, and say, ok, no longer a smoker?

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    kjarman84 - while we had to swear to using tobacco when we registered, it would be difficult for the sponsor to prove we didn't still use tobacco if we later quit, so only you can decide this.

    I've found that the longer I enter, the lower my tolerance for entering promos that I'm eligible for, but that are not geared for my demographic. You'll probably discover you accept the trade off once you successfully quit smoking.

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    amyshulk - I tried using those unsuccessfully (ranging from e-swisher, njoy, evo vapor, and others). This last time, I began using the refillable from the local e-cig store that sells the juice separately. Being able to sample them, it took me a while, but I finally found a flavor that was close enough to my cigarette to have the same feel. Kept the nicotine level at 18 mg to start out and slowly edged off. I noticed myself using it a bit less often since I wasn't sucking down a full cigarette: I'd get my fix and then put it away.

    I did some dental work as a springboard at the same time though as I finally got decent dental coverage and it had been several years since my last checkup. Had to have the periodontal deep cleaning done but was told that my teeth are quite healthy with just a few teeth needing cavities. Figured this was as good of time as any to kick the habit! It's been tough, but I'm getting through it day by day.

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