Switching Smoking for Vaping: A Realistic Approach to Quitting
It’s no secret that quitting smoking is tough. Many smokers try to quit but fail because their goals are too unrealistic. So, if you’re trying to quit smoking, it’s important to set small and measurable goals that you can achieve.
Quitting cold turkey may work for some people, but it’s not the most effective method for most. In fact, studies have shown that fewer than 5 out of 100 smokers who try to quit cold turkey will stay smoke-free for more than six months.
But there’s good news. Vaping has been proven to be a successful quitting method. According to ASH, e-cigarettes have played a significant role in helping the UK achieve the second lowest smoking rates in the EU. And a major UK clinical trial found that people who used e-cigarettes to quit smoking were twice as likely to succeed as those who used other nicotine replacement products like patches or gum.
Vaping offers several benefits compared to smoking. It’s at least 95% safer than smoking, according to independent research from Public Health England and the Royal College of Physicians. Vaping also offers the “oral fixation” simulation to smoking along with the nicotine and throat hit found in smoking. Plus, e-cigarettes are tightly regulated for safety and quality.
If you’re ready to start your vaping journey, we recommend starting with disposable vape bars. These are simple and easy to use – just draw on the mouthpiece to activate the vapor and get your hit of nicotine. Start with the 20mg (2%) option to make sure you satisfy your cravings properly, and take advantage of the many flavor options available to find your favorite.
Once you’re not reaching for your disposable as often, it’s time to start reducing your nicotine intake. Most disposable vape bars are available with multiple nicotine strength options, so try dropping to 10mg (1%) and see how you get on. If you find that you’re thinking about cigarettes again or can’t put your vape bar down, repeat step one.
When the worst of your cravings are under control, it’s time to switch to a refillable MTL (mouth-to-lung) kit. This is a greener and more cost-effective alternative to disposables. You can also experiment with different e-liquid flavors and nicotine strengths to find what works best for you.
Remember, quitting smoking is a journey, not a destination. It’s important to celebrate your small victories and be kind to yourself when you have setbacks. With the right approach and support, you can quit smoking and start living a healthier life. Good luck!