| Andy Staples
It's not easy to quit smoking, but it is one of the best things you can do for yourself and those around you.
Using a vape is thought to be the most effective method to help you quit smoking. In fact, an NHS trial found it may be twice as effective as other quitting methods.
However, some people do turn to vaping to help them quit, but find they still continue to use traditional cigarettes.
Here at Vape Simple, we know our stuff - we have a team of people who have all successfully made the switch from cigarettes to vaping.
In this article, we will give you our top tips on how to quit smoking successfully.
How to Quit Smoking With a Vape
Many people want to understand how to quit smoking fast, naturally. We are always looking for a quick fix, and luckily, vapes do (sort of) provide that.
When first starting your journey to quitting, you need to be committed. You should make a plan and stick to it - i.e. what date will you quit? Have you got a vape ready? Do you understand how to use it? Have you bought an e-liquid appropriate for your needs?
We will cover these points in more detail below to help you prepare.
You must also try hard to think positively - believe in yourself! Create a mindset in which you are predicting your success. You shouldn't start this journey assuming that you will, at some point, fail.
You should also be aware of your cravings and what triggers them. For example, you may crave a cigarette at a certain time of day, or when you feel a certain way (think stress or boredom). You may also crave a cigarette when you drink alcohol or finish a meal.
It can be helpful to become aware of these patterns so that you can understand your addiction better and manage it more effectively.
How to Use Electronic Cigarettes to Stop Smoking Successfully
Now, we understand the mental aspects of quitting successfully, but what about the nitty-gritty details of using a vape?
You will probably want a vape that is easy to use, high-quality, and not too expensive. In other words, you need something that does the job!
The team at Vape Simple have found that the best vape to quit smoking is the Aspire Pockex Starter Kit. It's a compact, all-in-one vape device with easy maintenance and simple to operate.
The charge lasts a full day and it's leak-resistant - perfect for any smoker looking to make the switch! We have found this to be a best-seller amongst first-time vapers and ex-smokers.
You should also consider the e-liquid you are using. The easiest option is to choose a 10ml e-liquid since these will already contain nicotine (with larger bottles, you must add the nicotine yourself due to regulations).
Alternatively, the SOLT e-liquids use nicotine salts rather than regular, freebase nicotine which many people prefer. This creates a much smoother inhale which replicates the feeling of a traditional cigarette.
The Benefits of Quitting Smoking
There are many health benefits of quitting smoking. In fact, smokers who quit before the age of 40 reduce their risk of dying too early from a smoking-related disease by about 90%. These diseases include lung cancer, throat cancer, mouth cancer, heart disease, kidney disease, and more.
In addition to this, you will reduce your risk of suffering from respiratory infections, and you’ll likely see physical benefits to your appearance too. Plus, you are reducing the risk put on your family and friends by second-hand smoke.
So, what happens when you quit smoking and start vaping? Well, just 20 minutes after your last cigarette, your body begins to heal, and it’s uphill from there!
You may experience some feelings of withdrawal, but remember - you are getting all the nicotine you need from your e-cigarette (as long as the strength is high enough and you are using it regularly enough).
The reason you may feel withdrawal is that you aren’t going through the same process, i.e. lighting a cigarette, holding it, tasting and smelling the smoke, and so on.
If you choose to make the switch to vaping and quitting smoking - well done! Feel free to contact us at Vape Simple for any advice and support.