Why Quit Smoking and Start Vaping? May 04 2017, 0 Comments

You’ve been considering it for a while, but now you’re really seriously thinking about how you're going to quit smoking for good. You may have tried quitting before - using patches, gum, cutting down gradually, or just going cold turkey - but if none of this has worked for you, you might want to read on...

If you've been looking into quitting smoking, you've probably read about ‘vaping’, heard about it, or seen friends and family taking it up as a means to kick the ciggies once and for all.

So how exactly does vaping help you quit smoking? Well...

  • When you vape, you will keep the same hand-to-mouth gestures you used when you smoked. Over the years, you’ll have developed an addiction to the act of smoking and the rituals attached to it. So when you vape, you're still simulating smoking, but not taking in the tobacco smoke, the tar, or the carbon monoxide. You're also steering clear of over 4,000 chemicals, including 43 known cancer-causing (carcinogenic) compounds and 400 other toxins! 
  • If you have tried other ways of quitting the cigarettes (such as gum and patches) you might have found you missed the ‘throat hit’ you get when smoking. Unlike other smoking cessation techniques, vaping gives you this desired throat hit!
  • You can gradually decrease the nicotine strength of your e-liquid. You might start off on an 18mg, and every month or so reduce down to 16mg, then 12, 8, 6, 3 and finally 0...

Going cold turkey from the ciggies is a pretty cheap way to stop smoking, but it doesn't work for everyone. Vaping can be as cheap (or as expensive) as you want to make it. You can start off with a starter device and the basic juices, which will set you back around £20; probably much less than you’d spend on gum and patches. And if you like it, you can move on to different kits and really tailor your vaping experience to fit your needs.

When you’re thinking about stopping smoking, consider how vaping can help you to kick the habit. You might start off by both vaping and smoking, then gradually reduce the ciggies and increase the vape, or you might want to go all in with your new vape device from the very beginning.

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