People quit smoking and start vaping for a whole host of reasons, for the health benefits, to save money, to live longer or to be more present in their lives
Whatever your reason for quitting smoking, vaping can help. There’s a reason vaping has become so popular over recent years, it has a high success rate for people who are looking to quit smoking. But, what should you expect for what happens when you quit smoking and start vaping?
Quitting smoking is a long journey, it’s never easy to let go of the cigarettes and fight through the cravings no matter how long you’ve smoked for. But, when smokers use vaping as a tool to help them quit, they can experience a smoother transition into a smoke-free life.
If you’ve arrived here, it’s because you’re considering using vaping as a way to help you quit smoking, so read on to find out more about what happens when you quit smoking and start vaping.
Vaping as a way to quit smoking
Many methods of quitting smoking, such as patches and gum, release a hit of nicotine into your system which works to stop your cravings. Nicotine is the addictive substance in tobacco that makes you crave a cigarette, so having a small measured dose of nicotine can help to satisfy your cravings without any of the other harmful effects of smoking.
However, many people who quit smoking also find themselves craving the sensation of a cigarette, from the feeling of holding something in their hands to the sensation of inhaling and exhaling smoke.
Vaping is perfect for those people who are looking to replicate the sensation of inhaling a cigarette without the damaging effects that regular smoking causes. Vape kits work by heating e-liquid to a high temperature until it turns into a vapour which is then inhaled through a mouthpiece.
Because of this vapour production and the ability to vape e-liquids which contain nicotine, using a vape can simulate the sensation of inhaling on a cigarette while also providing a hit of nicotine which can mean it’s more successful at satisfying cigarette cravings.
E-liquids, or vape juice, come in a huge range of flavours and can come pre-mixed or be customised to contain levels of nicotine. So, whether you’ve got a sweet tooth and want to try a candy flavoured e-liquid or you’d prefer a menthol flavour to better replicate the cigarettes you used to smoke, we’ve got an e-liquid for you.
By including a small, safe amount of nicotine in your e-liquid, you can get a hit of nicotine when you inhale your vape, which can help to satisfy your cravings when you’re quitting smoking. Our nicotine guide can help you to understand what level of nicotine you should be vaping depending on what sort of nicotine content you used to smoke.
So, now you know how vaping can help you to quit smoking, let’s take a look at what happens when you quit smoking and start vaping.
When you quit smoking your social life improves
Whether you go outside for your smoke or you sit in your house, the stale smell of cigarette smoke still clings to every smoker, their clothes and their home. When you smoke you become used to this smell and stop noticing it, but for your friends and family, this unpleasant smell can be overpowering and make hanging out with you a struggle.
Not only that but, when you’re popping outside all the time for another cigarette, you’re going to miss out on huge chunks of time socialising, from deep conversations to hilarious ‘had to be there’ moments.
And, if your friends have young children or their own health issues, they might be reluctant to have a smoker near them because of the risk of exposure to second-hand smoke and the damage this can cause.
So, when you make the decision to quit smoking and start vaping, your social life is sure to improve drastically. You’ll lose the stale smoke smell, your friends won’t feel like they can’t bring their kids round to see you and you’ll stop missing out on the moments that matter because you were outside having a smoke.
You’ll become more present in the moment
Like we said above, smokers can often miss out on key moments in life because they were outside having a cigarette. But, when you make the switch to vaping and cut out the cigarettes, you can find yourself much more present in the moment.
With the right nicotine content in your e-liquid for your previous level of smoking, a quick hit from your vape rather than an entire cigarette is enough to satisfy your cravings.
So, you don’t need to keep taking smoke breaks and missing out on the moment, even if you go outside to take a hit from your vape this will be a lot quicker than smoking an entire cigarette.
And, it’s not just about being physically more present. Smoking cigarettes does huge amounts of damage to people’s lungs and their circulation which can mean they aren’t able to absorb the full amount of oxygen from every breath they take. This can make you more tired and leave you with less energy for day to day activities. But, as soon as you quit smoking your lungs start to heal and recover some way from the damage they’ve experienced from cigarette smoke.
So, if you have young children and want to be able to run around with them in the park and keep up with them when playing games or you want to get back in shape and have more energy in your day to day life quitting smoking can help.
When you quit smoking and start vaping you’ll save money
Smoking cigarettes is a very expensive habit and can be a real drain on your finances each month depending on how much you smoke. The government regularly increases tax on cigarette products to discourage people from smoking as it is so damaging to people’s health.
But, if you quit smoking and start vaping you could find yourself saving money. When you first quit smoking and start vaping you’ll need to get yourself equipped with everything you need to vape, from e-liquids and vape tanks to mods and batteries.
Our guide to beginner vape kits goes into loads of detail about the types of vape systems available and how they work, whether you’re looking for a discrete compact vape kit or a customisable tank mod, there are loads of options available to you.
Most vape mods are reusable and, with the proper care and attention, can last for long periods of time meaning that the cost per use will reduce the longer you use your vape kit for.
The main thing you’ll need to regularly replace with vaping is the e-liquid refills and the vape tanks and replacement coils that heats the e-liquid into vapour. And with Vape Town’s huge selection of products at competitive prices, you can equip yourself with everything you need to begin vaping all at a great price.If you need any advice about using vaping as a way to quit smoking or help with finding the right vape kit for your needs, speak to one of our vape experts today.