Quit Smoking: Switch to Vaping
As fireworks fizzle away, the hangover kicks in and the period of overindulgence comes to an end, the time comes to send 2020 off into the sunset and welcome 2021 with open arms. The past twelve months have been challenging to say the least, and thankfully, the new year offers a fresh canvas for us all to reflect, move forward and focus on making lifestyle changes for the better.
So, lace up your running trainers and brave the winter colds, learn a new language, pick up reading as a hobby or maybe get stuck into Veganuary in 2021. But, if you really want to make a change that will have a dramatic effect on your lifestyle and future, make quitting smoking your New Year’s resolution.
The number of smokers in the UK has dropped to record lows, and we’ve seen the rise of vaping as one of the safest and most effective ways of smoking cessation. In fact, Public Health England reports that vaping is 95% safer than smoking.
With the help of vaping, 2021 could be the year you make one of the most important changes in your life.
Follow our tips below to find out how you can finally make the switch and quit smoking for good.
IS VAPING BETTER THAN SMOKING?
There’s a reason that there are over three million vapers in the UK. Smoking is a game of habits, and it’s the cravings of certain sensations that keep you hooked. The feeling of inhaling and exhaling, the nicotine, keeping your hands busy and the taste of tobacco amongst others. Well, vaping has all of those sensations covered, without the thousands of harmful chemicals that are present when you smoke a cigarette. Below are just a few more benefits of vaping:
- It’s one of the most enjoyable and most effective ways of quitting smoking. Both Public Health England and the NHS endorse vaping as a method of smoking cessation.
- Say goodbye to off-putting odours. Although some may like the smell of old cigarette smoke, the general consensus is that it’s a no no! Vaping may leave a slightly sweet aroma, but it doesn’t linger.
- Explore a world of flavours - don’t limit yourself to just tobacco. E-liquids come in a range of different flavours, including fruits, desserts and menthol.
THE BENEFITS OF QUITTING SMOKING
If you’re a smoker, then we are sure that you are well versed on all the dangers associated with smoking a cigarette. With roughly half of all life-long smokers dying prematurely, cigarettes are the leading cause of preventable illness in England.
Smoking doubles the risk of heart attacks, causes 84% of deaths from lung cancer and increases the risk of stroke by at least 50%, among many other chronic and life-threatening ailments.
It may surprise some people to learn what happens when you stop smoking. After quitting smoking, your lungs will begin to clear up almost immediately; In fact, your body will start to repair the damage that smoking has caused within 48 hours.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU QUIT SMOKING?
TAKE YOUR TIME
Quitting smoking does not have a particular timeline; it’s a marathon, not a sprint. So don’t expect to be smoke-free within a day or two. The transition to vaping should be adopted slowly and gradually, avoiding the daunting prospect of going cold turkey and suffering from the withdrawal symptoms.
With vaping, you can take full control over your nicotine intake, gradually reducing it until you’re entirely nicotine free. As well as keeping your cravings at bay, vaping also satisfies your hand to mouth desires, keeping your hands busy and away from cigarettes.
Once you start vaping and experience all of its delights, including delicious flavour and fragrant aromas, you’ll be more inclined to push your cigarettes to the side and pick up that vape kit.
START OFF SIMPLE
The world of vaping is full of hundreds of different devices, a host of e-liquid types and a load of technical jargon that can be very daunting at the beginning. For some, it opens up endless possibilities for experimentation and vaping experiences, for others, it can be a confusing maze with no exit in sight.
Here at Ecigwizard, we want to make your transition as smooth as possible, so we’ve created The Ultimate Vaping Guide to make your life that little bit easier. We recommend reading the guide, before making a decision on what vape kit you want.
The best way to quit smoking is to keep it simple from the very beginning with a Starter Vape Kit. These devices are simple to operate, without any fiddly buttons or confusing settings.
Next, you’re going to need an e-liquid; the heart and soul of any vape kit. E-liquids are the flavoured liquids that are heated by your device and produce delicious vapour. They are available in a range of flavours and nicotine strengths, so have a good look through our collections to see what suits you best.
As a starter, we recommend using 50/50 e-liquid or nicotine salts, as they deliver a great balance of flavour and cloud production, with an ideal throat hit.
TARGETS ARE IMPORTANT
As with all goals, it’s important to keep track of what you’re doing, ensuring that you don’t stray off the path. If you were training for a marathon, it wouldn’t make sense to head out for a jog, without tracking how many miles you have run. The same applies to quitting smoking; the goals most likely to succeed are those that can be measured.
There are several ways to track the progress that you have made on your vaping journey. To start with, it’s a great idea to monitor how much e-liquid you are consuming. This can be done by tracking how many bottles you are going through or how often you have to change your pre-filled pods. Naturally, you will start by consuming more e‑liquid, but as your cravings reduce, you should see your e-liquid usage levels drop.
When you feel like the time is right, you can begin lowering your nicotine intake and set a date for a nicotine-free future. By gradually lowering the nicotine strength of your e-liquid, you can slowly reduce your intake, reducing withdrawal symptoms, and allowing you to celebrate milestones along the way.
Once you become more comfortable with vaping, you can move on to more advanced kits that have some fantastic features such as puff counts. These show the number of puffs you take over the course of a day, week, or month, and you can use this information to monitor your progress.
Before you know it, you’ll be smoke and nicotine-free and well on your way to a healthier lifestyle.
WHY CHOOSE ECIGWIZARD?
2021 will mark the 10th anniversary of Ecigwizard, and it will be a very special occasion for us. Over the past ten years, we have helped hundreds of thousands of smokers kick the habit and embark on a healthier future. With our brilliant range of products, useful guides and fantastic customer service, we can help make the transition from smoking to vaping an enjoyable and successful journey.
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