How can vaping help you stop smoking?

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If you are reading this then chances are you’re looking to quit smoking; this is one of the best things you can do for your health so first of all it feels appropriate to say congratulations – making the decision to change is the first step to successfully quitting. If you have found using nicotine patches, gum and inhalers aren’t giving you the satisfaction you need then it’s time to try vaping. This has become a popular stop smoking aid in the UK and – with 60% of smokers wanting to quit – it still allows you to stay social, spend less and feel so much better. So, how can vaping help you stop smoking?

What are e-cigarettes and how do they work?

An e-cigarette is a device that allows you to inhale nicotine in a vapour rather than smoke; they create an aerosol by using a battery to heat up liquid that usually contains nicotine, flavourings and Propylene Glycol & Vegetable Glycerin (PG & VG). They come in different sizes and models and you can choose a nicotine strength that works for you; they also use e-liquids which come in a range of flavours, you can choose from smooth vanilla all the way to a fruity sensation meaning there is something for everyone. E-cigarettes don’t burn tobacco or produce tar or carbon monoxide, two of the most damaging elements in tobacco and smoking which is why they are known to be much safer for you than smoking. 

Can you quit smoking with e-cigarettes?

To keep it simple, yes you can and that is why more and more people are choosing them every single day. The great thing about vaping is that it successfully replicates the sensation of smoking; other methods such as patches, sprays and gum don’t have the same effect meaning that vaping helps to make the switch that little bit easier. Vaping is known as one of the best and most effective ways to quit smoking as it helps to manage your nicotine cravings and combat habits, behaviours and sensations. It is recommended that you stop smoking altogether when you start vaping, try to avoid even having the odd one so that you can receive the full benefits of vaping. You also have control of your nicotine strength meaning you can have it as strong as you need to make that transition; you can slowly start to move down the nicotine strengths until eventually you are comfortable enough to vape with zero nicotine. It is important to know that this process is different for everyone and there is no pressure to rush through the nicotine strength and quit vaping; take your time and focus on a sustainable method that will keep you away from cigarettes for good. 

Is vaping safe?

The safety of vaping is constantly being questioned and – although it isn’t 100% risk free – it only carries a small fraction of the risk of cigarettes. In the UK, e-cigarettes are highly regulated to ensure safety and quality and are less harmful as they don’t produce tar or carbon monoxide. But what about nicotine addiction? According to the NHS, although nicotine is addictive it’s relatively harmless and almost all harm from smoking comes from the thousands of other chemicals in tobacco smoke which are toxic – therefore showing that yes, vaping is less harmful than smoking. 

What happens when you quit smoking and start vaping?

Once you put the cigarette down and pick up a vape the changes to your body can be almost immediate; it’s normal to notice change and everyone’s experience will be different. The important thing to remember is that these changes will be positive; the first thing your body will do is get rid of any excess carbon monoxide in it’s blood. You will then start to notice your oxygen levels and sense of taste and smell improving because your body can start to detoxify itself. Your lung function is also going to benefit as that will improve, and your risk of heart disease or a stroke will also dramatically reduce. There are other symptoms you may have when you first start vaping, remember these are completely normal and will go once your body has got used to the change. You may experience some coughing, this simply is due to the sensation of smoking and vaping being very different; as well as this you may also have a slight dry mouth and throat – so remember to keep drinking lots. The switch from smoking to vaping will take some getting used to so remember to take it slow and enjoy the benefits. 

It’s easy to see that vaping can help you quit smoking and is in fact a much healthier alternative. Ditching the cigarette and moving to vapes means you will see physical benefits, be at a lower risk of health concerns and still enjoy the sensation of smoking but with much less harm to your body. If you are thinking of quitting then the time is now, join the vaping revolution!

Our experts here at True Vape are always on hand to help with all your vaping needs. We will talk you through the process of quitting smoking and moving onto vaping, advising you on which kits to buy and how to set-up your new gear. You certainly won’t have to do it alone!

We stock a wide range of products ranging from e-liquids and coils to tanks and accessories. Call us today on 01527 759090 or email us at to discuss any queries or place an order. You can also visit our shop to browse our range of flavours and take advice from the experts.

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