How to ensure you don’t return to smoking

Quitting smoking can be one of the most challenging things that you will ever do, and this is still an understatement. Nicotine plays a huge part in giving you a hard time, you can find that old habits can be hard to eliminate. Smoking after dinner and late-night cigarette with friends at home are things that are hard to avoid, let alone manage. Vaping helps people who are trying to quit smoking. You keep the essence of smoking while cutting the risks by at least 95% according to the Royal College of Physicians. But switching to vaping is also a challenge for some people. It helps you to avoid cigarettes, but it doesn’t alleviate all the struggles of quitting. Beyond the psychological challenge, using new technology can be a little awkward. To help you get started, here is the ultimate guide to your first week as a vaper.


Get the right attitude

You need to be firm and decisive if you plan to switch permanently. If you are serious about making a change and improving your lifestyle, you’re less likely to go back to your smoking addiction. Clearly state your goal and commit to it. It can also help to share your struggles with your partner, a family member or a friend. Vaping won’t be like smoking, it is totally a different experience, but you will start to enjoy it and make it work for you.


Essentials for the week

The most important thing when you start vaping is to have all the necessary tools. Unlike cigarettes, you don't need a pack and a lighter to get the nicotine that you desire, with vaping there is much more equipment. You’ll need these tools for your first week as an official vaper:
  • An e-cig: Pen, pod system or mod - you’ll need a basic vaping device to start your journey. Everyone has different tastes so select one that can meet your expectations.
  • A spare battery: Running out of charge when you’re out of the house is something you want to avoid. When this happens, it will make it very tempting to pick up a pack of cigarettes. Don't let these simple things bother you. Get yourself a spare battery or a spare vape pen, and remember to charge it before you leave the house.
  • Loads of e-juice: You do not need excessive amounts of e-liquid for the week, but it is so much better to be prepared. You will be less likely to run out and it also gives you plenty of options if you don’t like a flavour or choose the wrong nicotine strength.
  • Coils: Vaping tanks actually use ready-made coils. You have the options to throw it away after two or three weeks when they reach the end of their expiry date.

Perseverance is also an essential tool

Quitting smoking is a long journey, the start is less important as long as you are willing to continue despite the challenges. Having an occasional cigarette is understandable as long as you are learning from it and still continue to make a conscious effort to change your ways. All you have to do is focus on the alternatives, strive to be a better version of yourself and the rest will follow. Your body will thank you when you finish the race smoke-free, healthier and happier. Interested in shifting into vaping? You can see everything you need here at The Vape Escape. For more information, check out our services page.