E-cigarettes may seem totally different than traditional cigarettes to those who are considering switching, but keep in mind, they are made to be similar and give you a very similar feeling. Here are some tips for switching to vapor, just to make it go a little easier. Intimidating as it can be, remember that it has worked for millions!
-Go easy on yourself. Switching may not go over in a day or a week, so don’t have hard expectations on yourself. Take it slowly, and don’t get anxious about it. You may have to learn to like vaping, so give yourself the chance to do so.
-It’s okay to alternate traditional cigarettes with e-cigs as you get used to them. Lots of people go this route, and find it makes the whole experience easier.
-Experiment with products and flavors, as this will allow you to find what you like and don’t like, and make vaping fit into your life better.
-Consider the differences between e-cigarettes and traditional cigarettes. If you’ve smoked cigarettes for any considerable amount of time, you have gotten very used to having a lot of chemicals building up in your system. It can come as a shock to no longer have them when you switch; you may feel different!
-Drink lots of water. It can help your system flush out toxins better, and a clean palate allows you to experience e-cigarette flavor in a cleaner, fresher way.
-Choose a brand of e-cigs wisely. Go for quality and options, as you’re more likely to have a positive experience with a good brand that performs well as opposed to a low quality product with bad performance that only lets you down. Read reviews, look at e-cigarette FAQ’s, and do some research before settling.
-Time limits for quitting are not a good idea; they can add more stress to the experience. Instead set reasonable goals monthly, so you have the ability to accomplish them instead of having overblown expectations you cannot possibly meet.
Switching doesn’t have to go over with difficulty if you plan accordingly. More and more smokers are choosing to go with e-cigarettes, and hopefully you can too with some preparation! Good luck!