According to Public Health England, two-thirds of smokers in Britain who switched to vaping quit smoking for good in 2017-2018.
This is a positive stat for anyone looking to switch to vape and ditch cigarettes. Switching from cigarettes to vape is a transition, and many people are not prepared.
Here are some tips for switching from cigarettes to vape and how to get used to vaping as a healthier alternative to smoking.
The Healthier Side of Nicotine
If you are moving from smoking to vaping, good for you! It’s much healthier than smoking, for your family as well as for you. Cancer-causing agents in cigarettes come from the combustion involved in smoking, not the nicotine itself.
E-Cigarettes deliver nicotine through a liquid vapor. They contain an atomizer that heats e-liquid to a boiling point. This creates the vapor that you then inhale.
Because there’s no second-hand smoke, everyone who lives with you reduces their risk of cancer and other respiratory problems.
Looks Don’t Make the Mod
There are e-cigarettes out there that resemble traditional smokes, though they aren’t as efficient as tank mods. They don’t deliver nicotine nearly as well.
Your focus should be on ease of use as well as satisfaction, i.e., proper nicotine delivery. On the other hand, you don’t need a fancy mod with all the latest bells and whistles.
Since you’ve never used one before, basic is best. Once you know what you’re doing, you can upgrade.
Sample e-liquids and Until You Find the Right One
There are endless flavor combinations available. Many people prefer sweet, dessert flavors for their e-liquid. Others stick traditional tobacco flavors. You may settle on a fruity flavor.
Whichever you choose, you’ll have to sample a few before arriving on a favorite. Companies like Broke Dick offer variety packs at decent prices.
Become Part of the Vaping Community
The online vaping community is a great place to get advice and recommendations for anything vape-related. Social media groups are in all the usual places. You should also visit a local vape shop to sample products and ask questions.
Find the Correct Nicotine Strength
A common mistake people make when making the switch to vape is not getting the right strength of their e-liquid.
If the concentration is too intense, you can end up with nausea and headaches. Too little nicotine will leave you unsatisfied and longing for cigarettes.
Everyone is different, but here is a general rule. If you are a heavy smoker of more than 20 cigarettes a day, try 18mg nicotine liquids.
If you’re an average smoker of 10-20 cigarettes per day, try 12mg. If you’re a light smoker (10 cigarettes a day or less) try 3mg liquids.
Also, don’t take forceful puffs the way you do on a cigarette. When vaping, take an extended, soft inhale. Then blow out. You’ll get a good cloud and the satisfaction you want.
Switch to Vape, But Don’t Go Cold Turkey
Switching to e-cigs and ditching your cigarettes all at once leaves you at risk for failing. As you make the switch, smoke your cigarettes for part of the day. Alternate between them and vaping.
As you go, decrease the number of cigarettes until you are vaping more than smoking.
Switching to vape is a process. As with any habit, you can’t switch to vape overnight. Even if you backslide and go back to cigarettes, don’t give up. Try again.
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