We know that quitting smoking can be a real challenge – after all, many of us here at Vapaholic are ex-smokers who managed to kick the habit ourselves.
Without a doubt, leaving cigarettes in the rear-view mirror is one of the best things you can do for your health. In fact, smoking is the single most preventable cause of disease and early death, with an estimated 78,000 smokers dying every year in the UK. Indeed, quitting cigarettes can add years to your life, so if you do one thing for your health this month then make it your mission to give up smoking.
Vaping as a Nicotine Replacement Therapy
If you’ve decided it’s time to kick cigarettes to the curb, there are a few ways you can approach the challenge. For those struggling to go cold turkey, the NHS advise nicotine replacement therapy, and without a doubt the most effective method is via the use of E-cigarettes.
QUITober – It’s time!
In line with the NHS’s amazing Stoptober campaign, here at Vapaholic we’re running our very own QUITober support, to help you stop smoking once and for all. So, to help give your quit attempt the best chances of success, here’s how vaping can help you finally turn your back on those pesky cigarettes.
How vaping can help people stop smoking
There’s no denying that quitting smoking can be extremely difficult, and sadly many people cave in to their urges just a few short hours after declaring their intentions to stop. If that’s you, don’t beat yourself up – many of us have been there before!
The struggles we face when trying to quit smoking make it all the more important to get a helping hand from wherever we can. While some swear by nicotine patches and gum, for many these hit-and-miss products can prove to be a waste of money and it’s not long before they’re sparking up once again.
Vaping is the most successful NRT to date!
That’s why vaping is becoming an increasingly popular stop-smoking aid and more and more people are using E-cigarettes to help them quit. Still not convinced? Here are some interesting facts for you!
- Research by Public Health England revealing those who used vaping as part of their quit attempt were successful up to 74% of the time.
- In 2020, 27.2% of people trying to quit smoking used a vaping product making it the most popular aid.
- By 2019 around half as many Brits were vaping as smoking. The vast majority are ex-smokers.
- In 2017 over 50,000 people who would’ve otherwise carried on smoking quit with the help of a vaping product.
- Other studies have shown vaping is almost twice as effective as other NRT methods.
Considering this, if you’re serious about giving up then making the switch from traditional tobacco products to electronic cigarettes could well be the difference between success and failure.
Why E-cigarettes are better than traditional tobacco products
When E-cigarettes first arrived on the scene in the mid-noughties, some people were wary about this new product and for a number of years many were reluctant to accept vaping as a healthier alternative to smoking. Thankfully, we now have the science to back up what most of us knew all along and the verdict is unanimous: vaping is MUCH less harmful than smoking.
The verdict is unanimous: vaping is MUCH less harmful than smoking.
Cigarettes contain up to 5,000 chemicals, many of which are extremely damaging to our health. Moreover, two of the most harmful elements of traditional tobacco products that are responsible for the vast majority of smoking-related illness are carbon-monoxide and tar, and neither of these are present in E-cigarettes.
Vaping is more than 95% safer than traditional tobacco
Although vaping is not completely risk-free, according to Public Health England E-cigarettes are at least 95% safer than smoking making them a great alternative if you need a helping hand in finally overcoming your smoking habit.
Useful tips for using vaping to stop smoking
There are a few other things that could help when you’re attempting to quit smoking with vaping.
- When you first get started, consider switching between smoking and vaping and gradually reduce the number of cigarettes you smoke, increasing the amount you vape until you’ve eventually weaned yourself completely off tobacco products.
- For those of you who liked menthol cigarettes in the past, it might be a good idea to pick up a menthol flavoured E-liquid.
- Remember it’s okay to slip up every now and then. Quitting smoking can be a long and difficult process for some. Relapses are common, but as long as you don’t give up straight away your cravings should subside soon enough.
Choosing the right device and E-liquid
When you make the big switch from smoking to vaping, to give your quit attempt the best chances of success it’s important to choose some suitable kit – although that may be easier said than done. With hundreds of different devices and thousands of E-liquids to choose from, it can be difficult to know where to start!
If things feel a little overwhelming, there are a number of vape starter-kits that are designed with new vapers in mind. These easy-to-use kits remove much of the confusion and should have you on the road to quitting smoking in next to no time. What’s more, many of them require minimal maintenance, making them the ideal choice for those who are just getting started.
For brand-new vapers in search of the ideal starter-kit, we recommend the Innokin Endura T18E Starter Kit. If you’re looking for an ‘all in one’, ready-to-use kit that’s robust, well-made and offers great value for money then this is the device for you, so pick one up this QUITober and turn your back on tobacco products once and for all!