November 19 celebrates the Great American Smokeout. On this day, the American Cancer Society urges smokers to put out their cigarettes and go tobacco-free. So the Great American Smokeout is a really awesome idea, but not very productive if you just quit smoking for one day and pick up the cigarette the next. Do you want to kick cigarette butt for good? Why not try e-cig vaping smoking cessation? Because vaping is the new smoking, only eleventy billion times better for you. Long-time smokers–as in 35 years smoking two packs a day long term–have kicked the cigarette habit and gone to vaping mods and e-cig machines.
Funnily enough, despite their success, e-cig and vaping shops can’t advertise their products as smoking cessation because e-liquid still contains nicotine. And that is kind of ironic given that the Great American Smokeout website suggests using nicotine patches and nicotine gum as smoking cessation products despite the fact that they contain nicotine. And vaping certainly has the effect of helping people quit smoking. It’s actually a lot more effective in smoking cessation that advertised nicotine patches and gum.
Here are some Great American Smokeout tips on quitting smoking by vaping or with an e-cig. First about nicotine: you can start higher and dial nicotine levels down. E-liquid comes in graduated levels of nicotine, so you can wean yourself off it at your own pace. If you like vaping, you can keep doing it using 0 nicotine e-liquid. That’s a big advantage over the cigarette which is all or nothing. Also, you can monitor and control how much nicotine you get. Vaping mods have digital readouts to show how many hits you’re taking. An e-cig is more efficient because it must be turned on and off, so no more waste from letting the cigarette burn up in the ashtray. Vaping is also much cheaper than cigarettes or other smoking cessation products.
Further, the physical act of vaping feels almost exactly like smoking. So you’re getting the habit fix. E-liquid also has no tar or any of the other 100 or so dangerous chemicals. You’re also not emitting clouds of smoke, just vapor which dissipates immediately. There is no unpleasant burning tobacco smell, just a pleasant fragrance of cappuccino, Waffle Crisp, chocolate, apple pie, watermelon or whatever flavor you choose. Being with someone who is vaping is very like being in a bakery or fruit stand! Those flavors taste nice for the vaper, too. So raise your mods in one big cloud of vape for the Great American Smokeout!