Can Vaping Help You Quit Smoking?

1. Remember why you want to quit.

Everyone has a reason for quitting smoking. Their "What's your why?" story. Think about your reason. It's different for everyone, but reminding yourself of your "Why?" can help you stay motivated when even the strongest craving hits.

2. Set your quit date.

Having a set date is important in keeping you accountable. It will also help prepare you mentally to ditch the cigarettes for good. Tomorrow may be too soon, but don't wait too long either. We recommend setting your quit date about a month after you officially decide to quit. It gives you enough time to prepare, but isn't too far away that you will lose sight of your goal.

 

It's hard to overstate the dangers of smoking. Nearly 500,000 people die of tobacco-related disease each year in the US. The difference between smoking and vaping is that smoking delivers nicotine by burning tobacco, which can cause smoking-related illnesses, and vaping can deliver nicotine by heating a liquid in a much less harmful way.

Quitting smoking can be tough. Vaping is a way to quit cigarettes by getting nicotine with none of the toxins that come from burning tobacco. You get to stay social, spend less, and once you've quit smoking you'll feel better for it. There are lots of different opinions and beliefs about vaping. Some say it's as bad as smoking, others say it helps with quitting smoking. According to the Public Health England, vaping is 95% less harmful than cigarette smoking and the FDA released a statement recommending adults who use e-cigarettes instead of cigarettes to continue vaping and not return to cigarette smoking.