As more and more people make the switch from smoking tobacco to vaping, two questions are often asked? How easy is the transition, and is it worth it? Vaping is widely considered a safe and effective way to quit smoking. Most experts agree it’s important to purchase regulated, controlled vaping products to ensure the smoothest transition. They also agree that making the switch can be easier to for some, than for others. In order to set yourself up for the most success, follow the tips and tricks below.
Make sure you buy a vape that is easy to use and maintain. This is essential for new vapers. There are plenty of vapes out there with all the bells and whistles, you don’t need this when you are first starting out. You can find vapes that are single button use, or no buttons at all. You can also find vapes that mimic the look of cigarettes, making the transition even easier.
While ease of use is important, finding a vape that works well is just as important. Sometimes the cheapest, easiest vape won’t be the one that works for you. You may need to bump up from the first tier and meet somewhere in the middle.
Choose a nicotine level and flavor that works for you. This may take some trial and error, but it’s worth it in the end. Take the time to do your research. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. The strengths are said to loosely follow your smoking habits with 6 mg being a good fit for smokers used to smoking half a pack and day and 12 mg for a whole pack. As far as flavors go, think about flavors you typically lean towards and start with one of those. Once you’ve found the right combination, make sure you carry extra. You don’t want to be stuck without your favorites.
Next, keep your vape handy. Just like when you had your cigarettes, keep your vape with you for easy access. Being able to vape when needed will help you from falling into the trap of just picking up a cigarette. It’s probably a good idea to have more than one vape for this very reason. Imagine starting a new diet. You wouldn’t want to start with a house full of cookies and donuts!
Stay away from smokers. This is is particularly hard if you’re the only one in your friend or workgroup making the switch. If this is the case, see if you can convince someone to switch with you! Two heads are better than in this situation. Remind yourself why you made the choice to switch and believe that you can do this.
Lastly, learn how to use your vape. Read the instructions, watch some videos, and again, do your research. Feeling overwhelmed will only cause you to drop back to what you know, which is cigarettes. Taking a few minutes to talk with staff and friends, or watch some videos can make something that seems overwhelming, less so.