Before you decide to embark on a quit smoking adventure, you are going to want to do all of your research, right? Well in a smoker’s many attempts to quit, he or she will come across an awful lot of information – some of it will be true, some of it will be false, and some of it will be downright stupid. In the closer investigation of a quit smoking method such as using nicotine replacement therapy in the form of an electronic cigarette, you will find that one constant argument against the product seems to remain true – you are replacing nicotine with nicotine and technically you aren’t giving up the cigarettes; just the smoking part of it.
In some respects this is true. Of course, it depends on how you want to use your e-cig as to whether or not it will work as a quit smoking product for you.
For some people, the advantages of using an electronic cigarette far outweigh the advantages of smoking so swapping is the right choice to make. They have no intentions to quit but they are still making themselves healthier and keeping the world around them a healthier place at the same time. Regardless of whether or not you quit, you are already making a major change and that is already something to be proud of. If you are one of the people out there that have chosen to use the electronic cigarette in a bid to quit smoking entirely, some will power and decision making on your part is going to be necessary too. You can’t just rely on the e-cig alone – life doesn’t work like that. Even with patches and gum you needed to have a certain amount of restraint and the will power necessary in order to make it as far as you did all the attempts that you had before.
When you choose to use the e-cig as a quit smoking method, you are going to need to be prepared. I would highly recommend buying extra cartridges or e-liquid with your electronic cigarette starter kit. Running out of your quit smoking supplies right now after you have gone to so much effort would be a seriously rookie mistake. You are going to want to order new cartridges and e-liquid well in advance – you never know what will happen with regards to the postal system or whatever. Being over prepared is so much better than being underprepared right now.
You are going to want to start off on the high strength nicotine cartridges or e-liquid; the higher the better if you are a heavy smoker. Give that a go for a while – if they are too strong you can just order the next ones down. If they are fine for you, keep on with them for a while; perhaps until your bottle has run out or until you find the needed will power to go down a strength levels. Remember you are going to need a couple of days to change to the amount of nicotine you are putting in your e-cig, so make sure you do it on days where you will be relatively left alone and stress free.
Once you feel comfortable enough, you should drop down a strength level – high to medium, medium to low, etc. Eventually, when you are happy with the decision, you can drop down to zero nicotine in your electronic cigarette. At this point you are going to need to give up the cigarette itself which can be a bit of a struggle, but you will find leaving the e-cigarette behind will be much easier when you don’t have a nicotine addiction to cope with. The transition, most people find, is actually fairly straight forward and simple.
The thing about electronic cigarettes is that regardless of whether or not you want to quit smoking, you should really have a closer look at them anyway. You never know, quitting the cigarettes might just be a great benefit of moving over to the electronic cigarette!
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