From Smoker to Vaper

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So you want to give up smoking but you don’t know how. You’ve made many attempts and tried many different methods, but still, you were not able to give up for good. If you’re feeling fed up with the traditional ways of quitting such as nicotine patches and chewing gums, and if you’re looking for a real alternative to the cigarette, you’ve come to the right place!

You might have seen people on the streets, bars, and everywhere else vaping. You may even know someone who vape, themselves, who have successfully quit smoking with the use of e-cigarettes.

If you want to take the same step, then you are doing the right thing. While at first you may see life without cigarettes as being an impossible task, with the use of e-cigarettes it can be easy.

Can you really give up smoking with the help of e-cigarettes?

For a number of reasons, the e-cigarette can be an effective aid in quitting smoking (re-link).

Making the switch from the analog cigarettes to the e-cigarette begins before you even exhale your first cloud of vapour. To be exact, it starts when you choose vaping device that suits you.
After finding the right device, it is good for you to choose an e-liquid with the right nicotine content. That makes the transition much easier. Usually, people tend to start with low nicotine content juices as they think that in such a way it is easier to give up smoking. However, it will result in an unpleasant vaping experience. It is advisable that the content of the nicotine in the e-liquid should correspond to your smoking habit. If you were a heavy smoker it would be better for you to start with high nicotine content e-liquids.
We like to recommend nicotine salt liquids (link to article) to new starters as in our opinion it is the closest representation of smoking out there.

Avoiding the big mistakes in the transition

What many new vapers are doing wrong is that they do not pay enough attention to the nicotine content in e-liquid. We recommend you to always have two different e-liquids with different nicotine content with you. Let’s say one e-liquid with 6mg/ml and another one with 18 mg/ml. Whenever you feel the need for nicotine in your body, you chose the 18 mg/ml e-liquid but if you feel tired or weary, you can switch to the 6mg/ml one. 

What you should never do is smoke and vape at the same time. Some people think that this strategy is going to make the transition easier, but in reality, it has never worked for them. The combustible cigarettes are going to mess with your taste, therefore, not allowing you to get the desired satisfaction from vaping. It is advised to keep away from tobacco cigarettes altogether.

What we recommend, in order to avoid this situation, is choosing e-liquid with the tobacco flavour. You will not have any problems in finding a tobacco flavour juice that is right for you.


What comes next?

Once you have started vaping have it is the time to move on to the next step: slowly lowering the nicotine content in your juice. Every e-liquid comes in different nicotine. Many new vapers might find this step a bit confusing. As they were used to smoking tobacco cigarettes, they might think that switching to lower nicotine content juices the same as switching to another brand of cigarettes. However, this is not the case. As you decrease the nicotine content, your body will get used to it in a matter of time. 

When is the right time to start switching to lower nicotine e-liquids? This phase is different for everyone, so just give it time and do not be afraid of experimenting.
As a rule of thumb, the best time to do so is when you feel that it is right for you. Take your time and get used to vaping, as it will prevent you from getting frustrated and annoyed from the changes that you are going through. Even if in the beginning you are using high nicotine content e-liquids for a long time there is no need to feel disheartened. It is better to take your time and successfully manage the transition than switching back to smoking.

Towards nicotine free e-liquid

The day that your body no longer craves nicotine is the time when you have successfully become a non-smoker. Slowly but surely that time will come. By gradually lowering the nicotine content in your e-liquid the day will come when you are buying nicotine free juices. You do not have to pressure yourself here. Just keep up the good work and wait until you feel ready.

Conclusion

The trick when quitting is to take your time. If you rush and go through the phases you will find it very hard to quit smoking. Everyone has their own pace and experiences. Following our tips and recommendations will help you to successfully drop the habit once and for all. Give yourself enough time while exploring and enjoying the new experience. You can start your vaping journey at any time.

Getting a vaping device and e-liquids is the first step to quitting smoking for good, so what are you waiting for?