Tobacco is one of the most addictive drugs available and anyone who has ever tried to quit knows this all too well. Every time you try quit you get the jitters, your stress levels rise and the cravings start to feel unbearable.
But you really want to quit, so you try again and again. You know that smoking cigarettes causes cancer. You know that smoking causes lung disease. Smoking also causes obstruction of blood vessels and weakening of the aorta, the main artery of the body.
In addition to the health costs of smoking, there are also drawbacks such as yellow fingers, smelling like stinky cigarettes, having to go outside on a cold winter night to light up and not to mention the ridiculous price of a pack of cigarettes these days.
There are just so many reasons to quit and no reason not to.
If you’re determined to quit smoking, you’ve likely tried one or more popular methods of quitting.
The most common smoking cessation devices we all hear about are the patch and nicotine gum. These methods have been proven to work for many people, but they don’t work for everyone.
There are now prescription pills that will also aid in smoking, but like all drugs, there are side effects and many people are uncomfortable taking prescription drugs. You will also need to be able to pass a health history background check.
If you’ve tried these methods or you don’t meet the requirements to use one of them, what’s the alternative?
You can try quitting cold turkey or you can try using an electronic cigarette. The electronic cigarette sounds like a much better option and one you may finally have success with.
What’s great about electronic cigarettes is that they provide the same feeling of smoking without actually smoking.
You don’t put all those chemicals from burning tobacco into your body.
Instead of smoke, you’ll instead be inhaling and exhaling vapor, which heats up just like a real cigarette, providing that authentic feel of smoking.
One of the largest aspects that smokers miss when quitting is holding the cigarette and smoking it. You can’t get that psychological benefit from the patch, nicotine gum or prescription medicine, but you can from an electronic cigarette.
Electronic cigarettes come in a variety of flavors such as vanilla, cherry and chocolate or you can stick to more traditional flavors like tobacco or menthol.
You can also choose the amount of nicotine you want in your cartridges. You can get full flavored cartridges with 16mg of nicotine or you can purchase light (12mg), ultra light (6mg) and even zero nicotine cartridges. Many quitters choose to gradually reduce nicotine consumption as they quit.
Once you purchase the battery and charger, all you need to purchase in the future are cartridges. This makes an electronic cigarette so much more affordable than smoking actual cigarettes.
You can get a pack of 15 cartridges for much less than the cost of a carton of cigarettes and each cartridge lasts an equivalent of 1 1/2 packs of cigarettes.
That’s more than twice the amount of cigarettes at half the cost and all the while can help you quit smoking.
E-cigs Are Vaporizers
Electronic cigarettes are generally considered a healthier alternative to smoking regular tobacco. Since e-cigs are actually vaporizers, you won’t be inhaling any smoke at all. The battery heats up the e-juice (or e-liquid) ingredients of the attached cartridge, tank or atomizer to the point of it becoming a vapor, which you can inhale and exhale just like you’re smoking an actual cigarette.
The vapor feels just like a normal cigarette, except that it contains no tar and none of the toxins normally found in cigarette smoke. E-juice contain only flavoring, purified water, propylene glycol, and nicotine. This means that you can smoke an electronic cigarette while still quenching your cravings for nicotine and you’ll be doing it in a healthier way.
You can use e-cigs help quit smoking too, although I must mention that electronic cigarettes are not FDA approved as smoking cessation devices (such as nicotine gum, lozenges or the patch).
There are various levels of nicotine you can choose when purchasing your e-juice. The highest level is usually around 24 mg, which is comparable to an unfiltered cigarette. You can work your way down to less nicotine as time passes – 8mg to 6mg, 4mg and eventually to the 0mg.
The savings from vaping are worth the purchase alone. A cartridge lasts approximately as long as one pack of cigarettes and cost about $3.00 each. Purchasing e-juice to fill a refillable tank is comparable. There are also tons of flavors on the market too, such as various tobacco blends, fruit flavors, candy flavors, cereal flavors, and even coffee, bourbon, and cake. Considering the high costs of regular tobacco and the rate at which prices raise these days, it would be a wise choice to start vaping right away.
Vaping is a great alternative to smoking, it’s healthier and can save a lot of money. Quit putting toxins into your body and start vaporizing instead.