My journey into vaping

Day 164: Don’t be afraid to try vaping.

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Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, or a medical expert, I am giving my opinion and backing it up with the research I’ve found. Please draw your own conclusions and do your own research. My opinions should never be taken as medical advice. I am not a scientist, or researcher and I might be wrong.

I’m watching from the sidelines as at least four of my online acquaintances struggle with an NRT smoking quit attempt, with various levels of support. I gave my advice to switch when asked, and then I shut up. I know that NRT has a failure rate of around 95% and it is not a pleasant experience. So why aren’t these smokers choosing to switch?

It’s too good to be true.

We’ve been conditioned to expect any smoking substitute to be a load of rubbish. Vaping isn’t NRT, and it really is a direct replacement for smoking.

We’re not using it correctly.

Don’t use an ecig to get through a craving. Use it instead of smoking, in the same way as you smoked. Enjoy it! It’s supposed to be a pleasant experience. It takes 35 minutes (depending on what kind of e cigarette you’ve got) to get as much nicotine as you would have from a single cigarette. If you’re not enjoying it, try and work out what’s wrong and fix it. In the mean time if you want a cigarette, have one. It’s not a failure. Over time you’ll switch if you’re enjoying the vape more than the cigarette. That’s the secret.

We believe it to be as harmful as smoking.

Please don’t believe the propaganda. See Clive Bates on how harmful the anti ecig ordure is.

We haven’t found the right set up.

It might take time to find the right vaping set up for you. If you’ve tried one of the ones that looks like a cigarette and it didn’t do it for you, step up a system. Go into a vaping shop and try an ego with a little clearomiser on it. Or anything else that catches your eye.

We get bored.

Switch it up; change flavours, buy a different atomiser. Keep vaping fresh and interesting to you. Keep enjoying it. Join a gourmet juice service. Try rebuilding. Try a different coil. Switch it down; go back to low-faff vaping.

Take advice from the experts and other vapers.

Here’s a scientist’s advice on Switching. My guide is here. There is a lot of help on the internet from forums to facebook pages.

Don’t be afraid to try it.

What have you got to lose by trying an ecig? It won’t cost you much more than a couple of packets of cigarettes, and it might just work.


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Author: B

A Mad middle aged woman who lives in the middle of nowhere, Scotland with a parrot, two Jack Russells, some koi, and a tank full of tropical fish. I have M.E. but that's really not important. I draw, paint, write, game, garden, blog and enjoy a good vape. I have three lovely grown up offspring, and 2 ex-husbands.

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