Every year, it’s good to try and make a positive change to your life. One of the biggest challenges people can undertake is trying to quit smoking. While it’s often a long process with many hurdles, the benefits – both physically and mentally – can be so rewarding.
Thankfully, the rise in popularity of vaping and e-cigarettes has facilitated a transition away from smoking for many people. While sometimes seen as a trend, e-cigarette liquids can actually be really beneficial to people looking to change.
But how, exactly, does vaping support people looking to leave smoking behind? Here, we look at the different ways it can benefit smokers on their road to positive change.
Manage Your Nicotine
As mentioned, there are few things in life as challenging as quitting smoking. The old approach of going ‘cold turkey’ has a very low success rate, which is why aids such as vaping are so crucial for making genuine change.
Vaping e-liquids contain nicotine like in traditional cigarettes but in more measurable strengths. One of the most effective ways to quit smoking is to transition to a high-nicotine vape and slowly, over time, reduce the nicotine levels. Eventually, you can transition to a nicotine-free vape.
Another advantage of vaping over other methods is how it can be used in moderation. When lighting a cigarette to fight a craving, you’re likely to smoke it until completion. However, with vaping, you can take a few drags when the feeling arises and stop if it passes. Of course, the opposite can also be true if your vape is always in your pocket, so you may need to avoid the habit of keeping one hand on your pen.
The Social Element
It’s impossible to get away from the social elements of smoking, particularly for younger smokers. It’s still one of the biggest reasons why people start and provides a hurdle for those wishing to stop.
The social element is another reason why vaping is so beneficial as a tool for quitting smoking. Unlike with other aids, such as patches or gum, vaping gives a similar experience to smoking. Vape pens have been around for many years now, and everyone is used to seeing them in public and social settings.
Cut the Harmful Chemicals
There are many reasons why cigarettes are so harmful; nicotine is just the start. Tobacco smoke contains countless harmful toxins, including tar and carbon monoxide.
Vaping is a good choice for quitting smoking because it removes many of these harmful substances, such as the two listed above. While it is still bad for you, by focusing on the addictive nicotine element, it is a positive step towards better health.
While the objective is to stop smoking (and vaping) for good, many people appreciate the wide range of options available when it comes to e-cigarettes.
First of all, there is a range of vaping devices, depending on what you’re after. Most starters will use a vape pen, which is inexpensive and straightforward to use. However, there are also smaller and larger versions to suit all needs.
Then there is the incredible range of flavours available at all nicotine levels. If you want a sensation similar to that of a traditional cigarette, there are plenty of tobacco flavours. However, if you want something new, everything is covered, from sweets to drinks and even refreshing menthol flavours.
Again, while the end goal is to quit vaping, having a wide range of options can make the transition from traditional smoking much easier.
Quitting smoking is incredibly challenging, so it’s perfectly fine to accept every bit of help and support you can get. Many smokers have found that vaping, with its likeness to smoking combined with how nicotine levels can be reduced over time, is an excellent step on the path to living smoke-free.