STOPtober 2023

Did you know that switching to vapes can help you quit smoking more easily during STOPtober? You might not be aware of the significant effects switching from smoking to vaping can have on your health and the environment. 

When compared to other nicotine replacement treatments, such as patches or gum, using a nicotine vape nearly doubles your chances of quitting smoking.

If you’ve been thinking about quitting smoking but the world of vaping seems too intimidating, don’t worry! We are here to help you on this journey.

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What is STOPtober?

Stoptober is a nationwide campaign launched by Public Health England to urge people to quit smoking. It was motivated by statistics showing that people who stop smoking for 28 days or more are 5 times more likely to quit permanently.

By increasing knowledge of the advantages of quitting and the resources available to assist smokers in giving up, the campaign hopes to assist smokers.

Stoptober is a terrific time to quit smoking, whether you want to quit yourself or assist someone you care about. There is plenty of support and useful tools available.

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What is Vaping?

Vapes are electrical devices that allow you to inhale nicotine in the form of vapour, rather than smoke. E-liquid, which commonly contains propylene glycol, vegetable glycerine, flavourings, and nicotine, is heated to achieve this.

Because e-liquids come in various nicotine concentrations, you can manage how much nicotine you need to aid with cravings and other withdrawal symptoms like irritability and depression.

Nicotine is not particularly dangerous and has been used successfully in medicines to help patients quit smoking for many years.

You can utilise disposable vapes, prefilled vapes, pod devices, pen devices, mod vapes and more advanced setups! 

There’s always a vape kit suited for your expertise and smoking habits, but we will get more into this further down.

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What Have Studies and The NHS Said About Vaping?

Vapes (sometimes known as e-cigarettes or e-cigs) might cause some confusion. But, this is not unexpected given the abundance of false information available.

So we will delve into debunking these misinterpretations of vaping so you’re more educated about switching:

 

Nicotine Isn’t Very Harmful 

Despite its addictive nature, nicotine is generally harmless for health.

Almost all of the harm from smoking is caused by the several other hazardous compounds found in tobacco smoke.

Since it doesn’t itself cause cancer, lung illness, heart disease, or stroke, nicotine has been used safely in medicines to aid smokers in quitting for many years.

 

Vaping Nicotine is Substantially Less Harmful Than Smoking

The research from throughout the world was examined by UK experts in 2022, who concluded that “in the short and medium term, vaping poses a small fraction of the risks of smoking.”

When cigarettes burn, they emit thousands of different chemicals, many of which are harmful and up to 70 of which cause cancer. The majority of the hazardous compounds found in cigarette smoke, such as tar and carbon monoxide, are not present in vape aerosol.

People who quit smoking and transition to vaping have greatly reduced their exposure to pollutants linked to cancer, lung illness, heart disease, and stroke.

 

Vaping Could Save The NHS Millions Every Year

According to a recent study, it suggests that if 50% of all UK smokers were to switch to vaping instead, hospital admissions would reduce by 13%, saving the NHS £518 million per year.

 

Nicotine Vapes Are One of The Most Effective Stop Smoking Aids

Nicotine vapes are more successful than nicotine replacement therapy such as patches or gum, according to research.

Due to the hand-to-mouth motion and related sensations, such as “throat hit,” some people find vaping to be beneficial in kicking their smoking habit.

 

Vaping Doesn’t Pose The Same Harmful Chemicals as Smoking

Tobacco is burned to produce nicotine, which produces several dangerous substances that can cause major illnesses such as cancer, lung disease, heart disease, and stroke.

By heating an e-liquid when you vape, which is significantly less dangerous, you get nicotine. When compared to smoking cigarettes, vaping exposes consumers to significantly fewer chemicals and at far lower amounts.

When you are prepared and confident that you won’t start smoking again, you can progressively cut back on your vaping frequency and nicotine intake until you have completely quit and are nicotine-free.

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How Can We Support You This STOPtober

At Vapoholic, the Director, and the majority of vapers in the business, were ex-smokers who made the transition to vaping. 

So not only are we experts in the vape industry, but we are also experts in switching smoking cigarettes for a healthier smoking habit, so we’ll know exactly what you will be going through. 

To support you during this year’s STOPtober campaign, we will be publishing helpful blogs and guides, our social media pages will point you in the right direction of beginner-friendly vape kits and vape juices, and you can even opt into our email campaign sending you support, guides, and tips to make it an even easier transition.

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How To Make The Switch to Vaping

A few obstacles will need to be overcome while switching to vaping, but many of them are manageable. Although vaping is a new product requiring strange equipment, you’ll get the hang of it rather quickly. 

The best part is that you’ll be giving up a habit that was significantly detrimental to your health!

 

Get Yourself an Easy-to-Use Kit

There are many various types of e-cigarettes available, making it difficult to pick the perfect vaping kit.

Look at our vape starting kits, which will teach you everything you need to know about vaping.  Investigate the best vaping equipment for beginners, opting for a device that is simple to use and effective. 

Choose a mid-range price point because really cheap e-cigarettes will not provide the hit you’ll need as you try to quit smoking.

We always recommend starting with a pod device, as they’re the next step up from disposable vapes and still provide a satisfying smoke sensation. 

 

Find The Right Vape Juice For You

Since there are literally hundreds of flavours available, pick a variety with our sample e-liquid bundles to find the one that suits you best and gives you the kick you want. 

When you’re just starting out, you might prefer to stick with something like tobacco or mint rather than the eccentric vaping juice flavours that many people love to play with, like strawberry ice cream and gummy bears.

If you tried disposable vapes and enjoyed them, bar juice e-liquids are for you. They’re vape liquids with double the concentrate in them, similar to disposables but more than ordinary e-liquids, to make your vaping transition even more flavourful. 

 

Use The Correct Nicotine Strength 

For ex-smokers, we would always recommend using nicotine salts e-liquids, rather than freebase e-liquids

Nic salts are extremely rapid-acting and can enter your bloodstream in as little as 6 seconds. In essence, they were created to mimic the ‘nicotine buzz’ that a cigarette would provide. They are readily absorbed and also leave your system. 

This implies you’ll get rid of your urge faster and with fewer puffs than with freebase nicotine.

 

Gradually Switch to Vaping

The easiest method to switch is to gradually include it in your daily routine. Start by replacing one cigarette with a vape break and progressively increase until you reach for your vape every time. 

While you shouldn’t rush, be sure to push yourself to the next level as well.

One of the many strategies for quitting smoking is to substitute smoking with vaping. 

You might still have a nicotine need and feel a little down if you decide to go from smoking to vaping in one hit but bear in mind that these sensations will pass and they don’t persist for very long (despite the fact that it feels that way at the time!).

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Best Beginner-Friendly Vape Kits

To help you make this STOPtober the last one for you, here are some of our top-recommended vape kits:

And if you value the classic taste of tobacco, Debonair E Liquid is the perfect companion to go in the above vapes. 

Tobacco No.1 by Debonair

Robust, full-flavoured tobacco essence complemented by a delicate, velvety sweetness.

Tobacco Gold by Debonair

Bold and woodsy with hints of almonds and dark chocolate.

Tobacco Cream by Debonair

 Earthy tobacco intertwine with the velvety embrace of creamy undertones.

Tobacco Cubana by Debonair

Rich, tobacco flavour with smooth vanilla and subtle hints of rose.

Apple Shisha by Debonair

Silky, smooth shisha base with sweet & tarty notes of green apples.

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STOPtober 2023 with Vapoholic

Congratulations on taking the first steps to quitting smoking!

We’re thrilled to be on this journey with you and we hope you successfully make the transition to vaping.

Keep an eye out on our Facebook and Instagram, emails, and new blogs to make this journey as easy as possible for yourself. 

If you’re struggling or need any advice, don’t hesitate to reach out to us!