Quitting smoking is super difficult for anyone to do, and some people may not even want or understand how to start their new smoke free journey. Although it’s challenging, the best way to quit smoking is with support. So we are trying something different this Stoptober, we're asking all vaping enthusiasts and anyone with someone in their life that smokes to show them the light and help them quit - for good.
We will cover:
The Best way To Quit Smoking
Reasons To Quit Smoking
Tips On Supporting Someone Quit
Products To Help Them Stop Smoking
The Best Way To Quit smoking
Public Health England (PHE) released an annual review on the health benefits of vaping. Their review takes place annually and consists of data that has been collected throughout the year before relating to the tobacco industry. The research is conducted by leading tobacco experts and details an in-depth look into how people quit smoking.
Research carried out by King's College London concluded that:
- E-cigarette products containing nicotine were the most popular (27.2%) at assisting smokers to stop smoking in England (2020)
- In 2017 more than 50,000 smokers, who would otherwise have carried on smoking, were able to stop smoking by vaping.
- In 2020 38% of smokers believed that vaping is as harmful and 15% thought vaping is more harmful than smoking.
- Some of the highest quit success rates (between 59.7%- 74%.), In local stop smoking services, came from using vaping products.
From this evidence, it is clear that e-cigarette use and vaping is better than any nicotine replacement products and Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT).
Why Should They Quit smoking
Second Hand Smoke
Secondhand smoke is a killer, for adults and for children. Breathing in secondhand smoke increases the risk of lung cancer, heart disease and strokes. In children, exposure to secondhand smoke doubles the risk of getting chest illnesses like asthma, infections, wheezing and pneumonia.
Smoking has a number of horrible health implications, from damage to your airways, to weakening your immune system, smoking can even affect your fertility, and with the pandemic still affecting us all it can increase your chances of getting seriously ill from Covid-19.
Tobacco and other chemicals in cigarettes may contribute to wrinkles and premature aging of your skin, it can also affect the healthiness of your teeth and gums and stain your fingernails and hair.
Tips To Help Your Loved One Stop Smoking
So now we know some of the facts, and you have a strong urge to help someone close to you finally give up smoking, you might be thinking: What Can I do? How can I truly help? It can be super overwhelming to even know where to start, so here are some tips on supporting your loved one make the switch:
Help Make a Plan
Having a goal, like a one month, 1 year, 5 year plan allows for your loved one to have easy wins, and celebrate when they stick to it.
Support Don't Judge
Being judgemental can send your loved one the other way, if they slip up, it's best to stay positive and offer them support.
Remind Them Why They Decided To Quit
When you're in the thick of it you can forget the reason you decided to quit in the first place, so offering a gentle reminder could help them to get back on track.
Get Them Informed
Letting your loved one know the statistics and facts could help them not only commit but stick with the plan.
Having a buddy to quit together, exchange stories and talking about your feelings can be super motivating and encouraging, so if you want to quit, get a buddy, if someone you know or love wants to quit, get a group together.
Find Them An Alternative That Works
Quitting cold turkey is beyond difficult, and it's actually not recommended for long term healing. Using an alternative or nicotine replacement therapy that actually works is the best way to conquer those cravings and lead a healthier lifestyle.
Products to help them on their way
On our site we stock a number of products that are proven to help people quit smoking for good. Vaping is a known way to help people quit, and we have a vast range of kits that can give you everything that you want out of smoking, without the harmful side effects.
PHE has recently released a report that says the use of vape kits are more effective than any other nicotine replacement therapy to quit smoking. But if vaping isn't your thing we also have other vaping alternatives that can satisfy your cravings.
Disposables are all the rage right now, they are super easy to use and completely mess and hassle free as they're pre-charged and pre-filled. We have a number of disposable kits, disposable bundles, and disposable vape kit deals on our site to get you started. They have a high nicotine content, and you use them the exact same way you would use a cigarette, except they come in yummy flavours, and don't leave a horrible smell on your hair or clothes. They're also much cheaper than cigarettes, as they can offer up to 600 puffs per device.
Pod kits are a great way to quit smoking and get into vaping for people that want more control over their devices. They tend to have higher wattages, which can often be adjusted, but the most appealing thing about them is the ability to choose your e-liquid. They are best used with nicotine salts or 50:50 PG/VG E-liquids.
Heat not burn products such as IQOS, and Ploom, are electrically powered devices that heat tobacco sticks, they give you a very similar experience to smoking, but instead of burning the tobacco, they are heated slowly, which produces less harmful toxins.
Pouches are a completely smoke, vapour and inhalation free solution to help you stop smoking. It is used by putting the pouches between your gum and your lip, allowing the nicotine to absorb and give you clean, easy nicotine relief.
Stoptober is a better time than any to quit and help your loved one quit for good. But the process is not easy. Let us know how you quit smoking and support others in the comments below!