Many smokers look to quit the habit at the beginning of the year but those considering trying vaping can find it very confusing. There are many different devices – how do you know which one is best? As a portal for vapers, we are almost entirely made up of ex-smokers so you couldn’t be looking in a better place.
You won’t find anyone condemning people for smoking here and there’s a huge level of emotional support for those who relapse during their attempts. Some members drift off for a bit only to be welcomed back with encouragement and advice when they return. We enjoy vaping – and it really worked for us. Data produced by Professor Robert West demonstrates that vaping offers the most successful route out of smoking too.You wont be on your own, almost 40% of smokers try to quit every year as they seek to escape from smoking-related respiratory and cardio-vascular disease. It’s important to remember that we all smoked for the nicotine but the tar causes the disease.
We all struggled to quit not just because we were hooked to the nicotine but there was also the habit of handling a cigarette; the times we resorted to using one and the sensation of smoking is a powerful habit.
Where vaping works over traditional nicotine replacement products (NRT) is that it is similar to the act of smoking. There is something to sit in your hand, you inhale and then the pleasure of the exhale. Vaping delivers nicotine in a way that is so pleasurable that the people who do it join forums and meet up all across the country. Try and see if nicotine gum or patches have a similar fan base.
There are times and places where you are more likely to smoke. Friends and family can help you to avoid these key moments – but meeting up with other vapers offers the chance to transfer them into pleasurable social moments. Vapers will know of vape-friendly pubs, bars and cafes.
Are they safe?
Sadly there is a lot of misinformation out there and you or someone you know will probably have come across some of it. Public Health England declared vaping to be at least 95% safer than smoking and it’s important to remember that fact. Vaping is not “safe”, it’s substantially safer than continuing to smoke. The risks have been overplayed by people who receive their funding from tobacco or pharmaceutical companies because of the damage it did to their sales figures.
The best kit to buy
You have a number of options beginning with the type that looks like a cigarette. Freely available in stores and petrol stations, these ‘cigalikes’ are the worst performing devices and deliver nicotine poorly. When people say they tried vaping and it didn’t work it tends to be these that they bought. While this article won’t give you brands, if you join a local vape community then the members can share with you what worked well for them.
It is worth considering that the sooner you make the choice to try it the better – the law is changing and will limit the types of devices available in future. At the moment it looks like they will be inferior to the many options currently available.
Doctors and Medical professionals in the country may not direct you to vaping although they do say it is still better than smoking, however, they will tell you that for the best results you should attempt to quit cold turkey. Fret not for there are a lot of vapers who will direct you and share with you their own struggles in trying to quit tobacco with vaping and guide you on how to quit as they have.