It can be difficult to quit smoking even if you use vaping to help you quit the habit. Quitting smoking is an individual journey that has several drawbacks that can derail even the best efforts. The good news is that you are not alone.
Did you know that 59% of those who vape were still cigarette smokers as of early 2016? Below are some tips that will help you up your game if you have not yet quit smoking the cigs.
1. Use NHS Stop Smoking Services
If you have not checked out your local stop smoking service, then it may be a good idea to give it a try. NHS has advised all stop smoking services to "proactively welcome" anyone who uses e-cigarettes. The stop smoking services offer individual and group counseling services which when used along with vaping can be more effective compared to vaping alone.
2. Map Your Smoking Triggers
There are some people who smoke at specific times or with specific actions. For such a person to quit smoking, he or she needs to either change the actions or be aware of the triggers in order to know when to fire up some additional willpower.
A smoker needs to write down when and why he or she has smoked for a certain period of time. If the smoker notices that he or she smokes after or during certain events, then there is need to change their behavior.
For example, if the smoker smokes after meals, he or she can replace smoking with another activity like going for a walk or treating himself or herself to a dessert.
3. Rethink Your Vape Kit & Eliquids
If you are still smoking, then it means that the vape kit and eliquids were not able to achieve what you wanted. Then you need to upgrade to a better model that provides more flavour or one that increases the content of nicotine in the eliquids.
It is a good idea to order for different eliquids flavors if you feel like the ones you have been vaping do not appeal to you. When you start vaping, you may not be aware that you need to change your coils on a regular basis. Doing this will ensure that you have the best experience.
Check out our post that talks about vape coils to find out more about this. If you need to upgrade your kit on the cheap, I would like to inform you that we will be running specials throughout the month of January.
4. Use a Quit Smoking App
Apps are very effective when it comes to fighting the smoking habit. Just as a fitness tracker can help you in your weight loss journey or keep you fit, quit smoking apps provides important data that reinforces your decision to quit the smoking habit.
The apps can help you see the amount of money you are saving, how many cigarettes you have not smoked and other data that can help you track your activity. We also have our own quit smoking app just like the NHS.
5. Go for Gradual Reduction
As we enter the New Year, decide to quit by numbers if you find it hard to quit at once. A quit smoking app will enable you to know the number of cigarettes you have smoked.
By cutting down the number or percentage of cigarettes you smoke each month, your will be helping your body and it will appreciate you for every cigarette you don't smoke.
If you continue this way, you will be able to reduce the number of cigarettes to zero. One of the best things about vaping is that it allows you to quit completely at your own pace. However, you are the one who will set up that pace as you know what your body is comfortable with. Let us tell each other the truth. Quitting smoking is one of the hardest things to do.
However, with the proper support, keeping track of your data, and managing your triggers, you will be able to get much more than by vaping only. Use the resources out there to your advantage and you will be able to make 2017 a smoke-free year.
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