Do you know someone who is struggling to give up smoking? Are you in that boat but finding it hard not to return to tobacco? We might be able to help with that. There are many cessation options however a recent study has shown that using e cigs to quit can be twice as effective as NRT (Nicotine Replacement Therapy).
With so much more known about the dangers of smoking more and more smokers are looking to give up. Unfortunately, quitting smoking is hard. The health, wealth and environmental benefits of quitting smoking make it worth it but to enjoy that you need to find a way to make giving up cigarettes work for you.
Why is Giving Up Smoking Hard
If it was easy to quit smoking most people would do it instantly. Nicotine plays a part in what makes giving up hard yet it not the only factor at play. Nicotine withdrawal is real; so are the physical and mental withdrawals which are equally difficult to get past. Smoking is a habit so you are used to the hand to mouth action, having something in your hand, the inhale and exhale, the relaxation of it and more. You fight the urge to give into nicotine cravings and have to get past missing these things too.
Don’t give up hope though as help is at hand.
What is NRT
Usually administered via Stop Smoking clinics and similar, Nicotine Replacement Therapy offers nicotine products which you can take or use when weaning yourself off smoking. Using NRT enables you to avoid fierce nicotine withdrawal and you can lower your nicotine content gradually to suit you. A range of NRT products is available including patches, gum, tablets, sprays and more. NRT has helped many people give up smoking. What it doesn’t do is address the habit issues, just the nicotine cravings and withdrawal.
The study mentioned above regarding how e cigarettes can be twice as effective as NRT in helping people quit was published earlier in 2019. It can be found in the New England Journal of Medicine and concludes that vaping can not only help people quit but keep them smoke-free long term.
The study, undertaken at Queen Many University in London found that eighteen percent of study participants given e cigarettes and e liquids alongside a month-long habit-breaking course were still smoke free after a year. Those given NRT products and the behavioural course were less likely to be smoke free in twelve months. Only ten percent reported in as completely tobacco cigarette free. All participants were given a basic starter kit and instructed that it was up to them what they decided to do after the trial. What was interesting about how this study was conducted was the fact that researchers allowed participants to choose the style or type of vaping product they preferred. This individual approach backs up the fact that vaping offers more flexibility and a more individual approach to smoking.
Researchers noted that regulations governing vaping, i.e. the TPD, could well make it harder for smokers to quit using e cigarettes. The result of this is that more smokers will remain smokers. The TPD regulations limit the amount of nicotine may be used (strength-wise) and has cracked down on tank size. It is noted that the Queen Mary researcher felt that lifting these restrictions could help many more people quit smoking. That’s certainly something for the legislation writers to consider.
Vaping offers smokers a cleaner way to enjoy their previous habit. It is as simple as that. E cigarette use has been shown time and time again to be a popular alternative to smoking, a successful cessation device, albeit an unofficial one, and with Public Health England keen to advocate for vaping it is hoped that more people with use e cigs to quit smoking in future. NRT certainly has its place at the table. That said, more people need to be aware of their options and the fact that e cigarettes are almost twice as likely to help people quit smoking.
If you are new to vaping don’t worry, A burnt taste is not normal and thankfully can be fairly easily avoided. There are a number of burnt taste causes when vaping. Here are the main ones and instructions on how to avoid burning. First up, we have to impress upon you how nasty the burnt taste [...]
Everywhere you look there are picture-perfect (often altered) images of healthy, shining people, living their best life. That’s great, however, it sets a very high bar for the rest of us mere mortals. You don’t need to be doing the latest gym craze thing or be on the most popular fasting diet to live a [...]
There have been vaping articles about whether or not you are allowed to fly and vape before. We’ve covered the fact that different airlines and different countries all have their own rules and regulations about e cigarettes. What we haven’t covered is the human aspect. Yes, the actions of mere mortals can have a very detrimental [...]
Vaping is one of those things that can be incredibly easy to get started with. When switching from smoking to vaping you can pick up a starter kit and basically just plug and play. This really is one of the easiest new hobbies to start and to gain enjoyment from. You can, of course, just [...]
Hands up if you have a sweet tooth? Hands up if you have, at one time or another felt guilt because of a sweet treat you’ve eaten or something sugary that you’ve drunk? We’ve all been there. We have good news for you though! If you’re a vaper and enjoy something sweet, our sweet [...]
Hands up if you drink coffee. Hands up if you love a cup of coffee. Have you ever been bought a coffee much or chosen one for yourself, purely because it shows your love for coffee? The coffee industry is vast. From your everyday instant to the many coffee shops, it's easy to ensure that [...]
Just in case you’ve got this far without knowing how e cigarettes work, here’s a quick rundown. Unlike tobacco cigarettes which are combustibles (i.e. need to be lit or burnt to produce a smoke to inhale) e cigarettes use vape batteries. These vape batteries work to power the e cigarette device which heats a flavoured e [...]
For a long time there has been a question mark over the safety of vaping in terms of whether the vapour an e cigarette produces can be harmful to passive vapers. A passive vaper is someone who inadvertently breathes in flavoured vapour produced by an e liquid, despite not being a vaper themselves. Yet another [...]
We are delighted to be able to introduce KO Vapes, our new range of high VG, short fill e liquids. So tasty, they fly off the shelves so fast that you’d think we were offering cheap TVs on Black Friday. On a serious note, these e liquids have been expertly crafted in the UK [...]