The 8th March 2017 marks this year’s ‘No Smoking Day’. This day has been about since 1983’s Ash Wednesday when it was originally called ‘Quit for the Day’. If the title isn’t obvious enough, on this day local organisations across the UK try to help the nation kick the habit. To celebrate No Smoking Day and the various methods of helping you quit, we consider how vaping can help you stay away from the cigs.
Why Make the Switch?
Chances are you’ve heard time and time again about the harmful effects of smoking, so we won’t repeat what your family members have lectured you about several times. If you want to silence the snide remarks, vaping is much safer in comparison. In fact, Gov.uk states that e-cigarettes are around 95% less harmful. On top of that, there’s the added benefit of saving up to £2600 a year and getting rid of the lingering ashtray smell. If that’s not enough, e-cigs don’t have tar, ash or carcinogens, so yellow teeth and bad breath would be a thing of the past.
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How Can Vaping Help?
If you want to find an effective alternative to smoking, vaping has been proven to help. In fact, 71% of ex-smokers said that e-cigarettes helped them quit smoking entirely, and according to research it is twice as effective as Nicotine Replacement Therapy.
Vaping helps you quit the cigs by delivering your nicotine with none of the dangerous chemicals associated with traditional cigarettes. While vaping imitates the sensation of smoking and still gives you a satisfying nicotine hit, e-liquid is usually made up of just three base ingredients then added flavouring. This is drastically less than the 4000 chemicals you would find in just one cigarette.
How to Quit Smoking with Vaping
Nicotine comes in a range of different strengths, it is recommended that you try out a few strengths to find out which one best suits you as everybody has their own preference. A high level of nicotine helps replicate the feel of a traditional cigarette, which can be reduced accordingly after you adjust to e-cigs.
As well as opting for a high nicotine strength, a good tip is to alter your inhalation technique. A gentle drag is often best, compared to a quick puff, which you may find you are used to as a smoker.
See more: How to Cross Over From Smoking to Vaping
Last but not least, be sure to give vaping a proper chance… some find it easier to phase vaping in, while others will ditch the cigarettes straight away. If you feel yourself reaching for a traditional cigarette rather than your e-cig, we recommend that you simply increase your nicotine strength rather than exposing yourself to the nasty chemicals found in cigarettes.
Have you used vaping to help you quit smoking or will you be doing so on no smoking day? Let us know in the comments!