Anyone who has ever tried and failed to quit smoking knows just how difficult it is to ignore those nicotine cravings. Not only that, but the habit itself is difficult to give up. From smoking breaks to just the action of holding a cigarette, there’s so much more that comes with being a smoker so there’s more to giving up than simply resisting the cravings.
But quitting smoking is something that every smoker should be considering as an important step to looking after their health, despite how difficult it can be to do so. In 2017, the number of people successfully quitting smoking hit an all-time high, and vaping was credited with greatly contributing to these figures.
So, how can vaping help you to finally ditch the cigarettes and go smoke-free? Let’s run through a couple of the different reasons why it’s one of the best methods for quitting once and for all!
Vaping provides a throat hit
While things such as nicotine gum or patches can go some way to helping avoid the withdrawal from the nicotine itself, they cannot replicate the feeling of smoking itself.
Vaping, on the other hand, can provide a throat hit very similar to what smokers will be used to from smoking cigarettes. And, with vaping, it’s actually possible to tailor your throat hit according to your personal preferences.
We spoke to Cloudz Vapour who told us: “PG liquid gives a stronger throat hit than high VG liquid, so usually people who have just quit smoking will start out on a higher PG ratio. Over time, they may develop a preference for a smoother vaping experience and switch to a high VG liquid.”
You are replacing the habit
Since smoking itself is something of a ritual, vaping is the only method of quitting that actually helps to replace the habit itself with something comparable. As you’ll be going through the same motions as smoking, you’ll satisfy the muscle memory of smoking.
It’s also helpful when it comes to things like cigarette breaks in your place of work or joining your smoker friends in the beer garden on a night out.
You can reduce nicotine slowly
If you’re wanting to kick your addiction to nicotine itself, then vaping is a great way to do so. You can reduce the strength of the liquid you use over time until you are using 0mg liquid and no longer crave nicotine.
The good thing about vaping is that you can start out on a nicotine level that is high enough to give you the nicotine hit you crave, meaning you are less likely to return to smoking. This is one of the reasons why vaping is often more successful than going cold turkey as a method of quitting.
These are just a few of the reasons why vaping is such a great method of quitting smoking, so we hope this has inspired you to consider it if you’re currently smoking. You’ll also be joining a community of vapers who can help you out on your journey and offer you advice along the way, which is a really valuable part of the experience.