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SWITCHING FROM SMOKING TO VAPING SUCCESSFULLY
So, you’re thinking about quitting smoking? We’re not going to lie, it can be tough. Often smokers set out with good intentions and then quickly revert back into the habit of smoking. However, there are tons of benefits to vaping and it really can be a total life change of some users! With the Covid-19 pandemic and the uncertainties initially around the virus there was a lot of debate over whether smoking could increase your chances of catching Coronavirus as well as having more severe symptoms once infected. The pandemic has also flipped everyone’s daily routines upside down, causing us to adapt to a new way of living and pretty much taking away the “social” aspect of smoking. So maybe now is a good time to look at transitioning.
Why to make the switch
In recent years, e-cigarettes have become a very popular stop smoking aid in the UK. They're far less harmful than cigarettes and can help you quit smoking for good. There’s growing evidence that e-cigarettes can be effective in the transition with many thousands of people already successfully transitioning and stopping smoking for good. The major benefit of e-cigs is that they can help you control your nicotine cravings. With this in mind when transitioning to vaping you’ve got to make sure you’re using the right strength of nicotine in you e-liquid. That’s where a specialist vape shop such as Eco Vape come in. They’ve got a team of vaping experts who can pretty much tailor your e-liquid to the strength you need. They then can offer advice on vaping hardware and get you set up with a vaping starter it.
Is Vaping safer than smoking?
In the UK the vaping industry is tightly regulated for safety and quality. When you’re looking for a vaping supplier check their reviews and also look to see if the company is TPD compliant; this ensures a high level of health protection for e-cigarettes. Eco Vape are a leading UK manufacturer of e-liquids, they have a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility producing quality and consistency every time. Choosing a UK manufacturer for e-liquid gives you peace of mind the e-liquids are manufactured to a high standard in a contaminant free zone.
Tips for a smooth transition
Invest in a decent e-cigarette: There’s a lot of choice out there and if you’re a vaping newbie this can be difficult. It really is personal preference when it comes to e-cigs however we’d recommend taking a look at vaping starter kit. These are generally less complicated so they’re easy to use and charge but come with everything you’ll need. Definitely visit a vape shop if you can or talk to an expert online who can offer advice. Price wise, something mid-range should be sufficient to begin with. You can always invest in better hardware once you’re more experienced.
Taste & trial different e-liquid: Some online vape shops have hundreds of different e-liquid flavours to choose from. As we keep saying, trialing some of these out for yourself really is the only way to get a grip on what you like. Eco Vape say their most popular e-liquid flavours include peppermint & menthol but these days you can pretty much get any flavour you like including some of the quirkier flavours like popcorn, cookie and mojito!
Don’t overcomplicate things: Vape pods are a great place to start for smokers transitioning to vaping. They’re lightweight, simple and convenient, and are available as refillable or prefilled. They’re also great for people on the go as we gradually start venturing back outdoors again and regain a little normality. When you start exploring vape mods things can get a little complex. These are great for avid vapers looking to explore further but can ruin your experience if you don’t know what you’re doing yet. With the right kit and e-liquid vaping is simple, enjoyable and considerably cheaper than smoking!
Gradual transition is key: Start inserting you e-cig in to your daily routine, when you’d normally reach for a cigarette swap this now and again for your e-cigarette and build this up over coming weeks. There’s no rush, it makes much more sense to do it gradually rather than in one hit as you might still get nicotine cravings along with some other side effects such as mood swings. Don’t worry though these will pass in time and are just a part of your vaping journey.
These are just a few tips to follow, however one of the best ways to get involved in vaping is to have a look into the vaping community. There’re tons of bloggers, Facebook groups, and Vloggers sharing their own experience across social media. Hearing about other people’s journeys, struggles and also their experience with e-cigarettes can help answer a lot of questions you might have and also put you at ease a little more. Good luck on your journey!