Do you have a friend or family member who wants to quit smoking and gradually transition to vaping but doesn't know how to get started? Or perhaps you're an avid smoker and decided that you want to give it a shot yourself? Regardless if you are trying to change your own lifestyle or help a friend, it's never too late to give up smoking. Below are seven tips that will make it easier for anyone to start vaping:
If you are just starting out, we recommend that you experiment with a disposable e-cigarette device first. A disposable e-cigarette is an affordable and effective way for you to give vaping a try without spending a large amount of money upfront. After all, you should not invest in a complicated box mod or another type of e-cigarette before you are sure you want to continue vaping long-term.
Once you've got your hands on a disposable e-cigarette, it's important for you to learn how to inhale properly. People who are used to smoking cigarettes will usually take short, hard draws on their e-cigarette. Although that habit may help you enjoy more nicotine when you're smoking a cigarette, it isn't the best inhalation method for vaping.
Try to take deeper and slower puffs instead. You can either hold the vapor in your mouth for a couple of seconds before ingesting it fully or you can inhale everything straight into your lungs. Although it can be a very hard habit to break, it can really change your vaping experience once you get the hang of it.
One of the main perks of vaping is that you can try a large range of flavors that you wouldn't have been able to enjoy if you continued to smoke traditional cigarettes. For example, vapers can enjoy unflavored, menthol, or fruit vape juice flavors like our Vanilla Custard and Harvest Berry.
Unfortunately, some people decide to give up vaping prematurely simply because they didn't like the taste of the first e-liquid they tried. Don't let that one bad experience turn you away from vaping for good! We recommend that you try several vape juice flavors before you finally decide whether vaping is for you. There are so many e-liquids on the market there's bound to be one that suits your specific taste buds.
Many former smokers embrace vaping because they want to reduce their amount of nicotine consumption. If you usually smoke more than a pack a day, you may want to start off vaping e-juice with higher levels of nicotine before you gradually adjust to lower amounts. Try to vape e-liquid with 12 mg of nicotine first. You can try one that only has 6 mg of nicotine if that's too much for you. Experiment with different levels until you find the right one for you. Remember, if you feel nauseous, light-headed or your heart starts to race you may need less nicotine. Eventually, you should be able to lower the amount to 3 mg before weaning yourself off of nicotine completely.
Another tip we have is to combine vaping with traditional products made to help people stop smoking. This can significantly increase your chances of quitting cigarettes for good and not relapsing.
There are several items approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that can help you stop smoking. For example, you can use nicotine gum or a patch as a nicotine replacement therapy. You can also try a nicotine lozenge, nasal spray and inhaler to help reduce your nicotine cravings and withdrawal symptoms. Please consult your doctor to learn more about the potential side effects and risks associated with each product.
Do you have a local vape shop in your area? If so, we recommend that you stop by and get to know the employees and store owner. There's a good chance they used to be smokers or have experience helping people transition to vaping. You can ask them questions and get valuable advice that can make the process go more smoothly. They can also make recommendations on which e-liquid you should buy and help maintain your vape.
Lastly, one of the best tips we can give you is to meet like-minded people who know what you are going through. Visit different vaping events in your community and strike up a conversation with someone new. Ask them if they used to smoke and see if they have any pointers they can share.
You can also spread the word that you are quitting smoking among your friends and family group so that they can offer support. Ask them to connect you with other people they know who successfully gave up smoking or transitioned to vaping. The more people you have rooting for you, the easier it will be to kick your smoking habit for good.
Hopefully, you can use some of the tips we've outlined above or share them with a loved one who wants to improve their health and give up cigarettes for vaping. Although it may be difficult to give up cigarettes at first, vaping can make the process much easier and enjoyable.
If you or someone you know is transitioning to vaping, give our products a try! Velvet Cloud specializes in making one-of-a-kind e-liquid flavors with hand selected ingredients. Our artisanal e-liquids are vegan and don't contain any additional sugars, gluten or artificial coloring.
Velvet Cloud was originally founded in 2011 in San Francisco by e-juice pioneers Aria and Julie. We decided to leave the San Francisco Bay Area last year and move our headquarters to Portland. Although our location has changed, we are still dedicated to creating the best premium high VG e-liquid on the market.