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My wife dropped a bomb on me and told me out of guilt she started smoking ecigs (former smoker 9 yrs ago), and has been using "alot" for about 6 months. I went on a stress spiral, this toppled my already full plate. I pleaded to quit, as she has been lying to me about charges, questioning my whereabouts, very secretive with purse, which is new. Im the most honest guy there is, work hard, and alot to give stay at home wife and 2 kids a good life, nice car, family vacations and fun, HOUSE CLEANER, massage club, I call it the princess life, I enjoy lovign and doing for my family and others. I put everyone before myself which she points out. She does not do it in front of the kids, I asked her to quit, as her habits become the third wheel, like theres a motive to everything now to get alone time.. to smoke all day. I had found the cartridges and had no idea what it was, but never questioned it, i trust(ed) her 100% no doubt. I felt dumb..

I've asked to quit out of love for me, as Id do anything for my wife.. She agrees I would and she would do the same for me, but...im not quitting, I enjoy it
big deal ; get over it ; just let it be and I might quit ; but I really enjoy it ; Ill smoke all day, when or if I do, im not announcing it ; its not something I want to do all the time (when I'm around), but I really enjoy it

This all really overloaded me, not sleeping as I cant believe the woman i love with all my heart and treat, and love like a queen, can be so selfish. Am I wrong??
 

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Your making a bigger deal out of this then most guys do when they find out their wives were the only woman at a orgy.

She has a habit of smoking cigarettes but at least it's the e cigarettes. Lighten up friend.
 

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I agree with the others, you are making way too much out of her using ecigs.

You married her knowing that she is a smoker. She quit for a while but has apparently found that she could not sustain that. Thank goodness she started with ecigs and not cigarettes.

They are much cheaper than cigarettes and they are not any where near as bad for a persons' heath.

I know several smokers who have switched to ecigs. After a couple of months on ecigs they can taste food again, they lose the smoker's cough, they can breath better.

It is not reasonable to expect your wife to stop smoking as a proof her love for you. It has nothing to do with her love for you.

My big concern in your post is that you seem to feel that you do everything for your wife and she does nothing, or next to nothing for you. Why is that?
 

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This all really overloaded me, not sleeping as I cant believe the woman i love with all my heart and treat, and love like a queen, can be so selfish. Am I wrong??
I know ecigs are supposed to be harmless and can be helpful for people trying to quit (my wife has had some success with them) but I believe for someone who is a former smoker they're a bad thing.

She has gone 9 years without a cig and now latches onto ecigs.
It could lead her into picking up smoking again.
That's pure speculation on my part since vaping is so new in this context there isn't much data but it's my perception.

I also notice when I go with my wife to get new cartridges/flavors the people in that shop seem even more addicted than smokers to cigs.

It's weird.
 

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She should quit. Its funny how advice changes on here when people do not think something is a big deal. Its causing the OP stress....plus he is paying for it.
 

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She should quit. Its funny how advice changes on here when people do not think something is a big deal. Its causing the OP stress.
Yes she should quit. Everyone who smokes should quit.

But, people become addicted to nicotine for a reason. There is something off in their brain chemistry.

I've smoked cigarettes. Usually it was with friends in the dorm or going out to party. I'd enjoy one cigarette or half of one. But the I would not want one for months and months. Nicotine does nothing for me.

But for some people it helps them constraint, stay awake, etc. If she is smoking it's because the nicotine makes her feel better.

She could switch to chewing nicotine gum. I know a woman who has being using nicotine gum for years to get the hit without the smoke.

If the OP makes her quitting smoking to be all about whether or not she loves him... or because she has to quit because he think he does more for her than she does for him.. he is going to lose that battle.

...plus he is paying for it.
Are you suggesting that as a SAHM she should no money that she choses how she spends it? Should her husband ok every penny she spends?

Is she not doing things for him, their children and their marriage as well?
 

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I smoked for 22 years and i quit for two people....my sons. OP has the right to expect his wife to quit.
She wants to keep smoking, fine, she should go out and get a part time job to pay for her addiction.
 

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Thanks for the feedback folks, Seems I'm expecting a bit much asking her to quit for me, I will take that into consideration when I put off my desires to do something for her or her family. My original disappoinment was that her and a friend (who is influencial) got ecigs for an outing I sent them on together, just to have fun, but after almsost 9 years, why would you just pick it up for fun, E or not, it could lead right back to cigs? I was told originally its only when the kids stress her out from fighting. Ends up its about 2 cartridges a day sometimes, to much free time perhaps. Almost 6 months of lies to cover it up I felt I didnt deserve. She enjoys it, ill drop the topic, and keep loving her.
 

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Thanks for the feedback folks, Seems I'm expecting a bit much asking her to quit for me, I will take that into consideration when I put off my desires to do something for her or her family.
Do you normally punish your wife for things she does and/or does not do?

My original disappoinment was that her and a friend (who is influencial) got ecigs for an outing I sent them on together, just to have fun, but after almsost 9 years, why would you just pick it up for fun, E or not, it could lead right back to cigs?
What most likely happened was that she figured an ecig was harmless. So she tied it. Then she got re-hooked on the nicotine. No ecigs do not lead back to cigarettes. Most people go the other way, from cigarettes to ecigs. Most people I know to gave up cigarettes for ecigs say that now they cannot stand cigarettes, they stink and taste nasty.


I was told originally its only when the kids stress her out from fighting. Ends up its about 2 cartridges a day sometimes, to much free time perhaps. .
It’s hard to say whether or not 2-3 cartridges a day is a lot. It all depends on the level of nicotine in the fluid. They sell fluid with different levels of nicotine so that a person can reduce the level over time.
Almost 6 months of lies to cover it up I felt I didnt deserve. She enjoys it, ill drop the topic, and keep loving her.
 

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I do not punish her, I do put off a lot to do for everyone else including giving her plenty of free time, which I do not get. Maybe I feel entitiled to more than I should. Its not a punishment, just putting myself first.
 

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Its not a punishment, just putting myself first.
I don't know if u mean to come across as you do, but that is SO JUDGEMENTAL.

Cut her some slack. She sounds like a great mom and good wife. Give her some flowers and thank her instead of being a judgmental douche bag that looks for sympathy.
 

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You will not do anything for her or her family now? Wow. That should inspire her to quit for sure. I quit smoking 20 yrs ago, but once in a while my hubby will buy me a pack of smokes because I enjoy smoking. It's not something I'm proud of, but it relaxes me.

If you can't accept it, just separate. She has to WANT to quit, and a critical spouse isn't likely to inspire her to do so.
 

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What's your concern with the ecigs?

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I guess you mean besides the issue that it is an addictive drug which has some correlation with disease in humans and actual CAUSAL effects of disease in animal studies?

Your making a bigger deal out of this then most guys do when they find out their wives were the only woman at a orgy.

She has a habit of smoking cigarettes but at least it's the e cigarettes. Lighten up friend.
She started smoking these YEARS after quitting smoking, and she HIDES them and was lying about them... If I read this section of the forum correctly, this display of "logic" is analogous to "He's just looking at porn a few hours a day, it's not like he's out cheating with real women."

I think you are overreacting, it's not like she is doing drugs. I don't think it's a big deal as long as she doesn't do it around you or your children.
Wait... a e-cig contains a purified extract of nicotine, mixed with who knows what the unregulated Chinese companies that produce them choose to add for "flavor". YES, IT IS A DRUG, a drug many people have more trouble kicking than heroin or cocaine.

I would ask, or try to find out why she started back up. There's probably some reason that you have yet to discover. People who start using tobacco or nicotine after many years of having quit are typically self-medicating - approximately 4 out of 5 schizophrenics use nicotine to "get by". Another problem is that it seems like you're paying for them, if not directly with your money, then indirectly, by allowing her the time to just sit around and vape poison.
 
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