Is there an end or did I just trade one habit for another?
There are many reasons to consider trading your tobacco cigarettes for e cigarettes. First of all, you could eliminate the tobacco, tar and carcinogens that put your health at risk every day. You could eliminate the ashtray smell and stop bothering others with secondhand smoke. You are not trading one habit for another if YOU want to quit. Sure, it’s better for you and less expensive than tobacco. But, are you really “doomed” to vape for the remainder of your life? Well, that depends on you. Do you really want to quit? Just like drinking coffee, many people are just fine with vaping every day. But, if you would really like to wean yourself off, here are some suggestions:
Most of us started vaping to quit smoking cigarettes, cigars, chew, and tobacco products. So now that we quit, what’s next? Do I want to eventually stop vaping too? Well first of all, vaping e-liquid does NOT contain the 4000+ toxic chemicals that cigarettes do, so you’re already making a healthier choice. Some people start vaping on a higher level of nicotine and over time decrease the level to zero and then stop vaping. Some choose to vape at an extremely low level of nicotine (0-3mg) forever to satisfy the hand to mouth fixation. Many people drink coffee everyday as a pleasure even though it contains caffeine. Some will switch to decaf, just as some vapers enjoy e-juice with no nicotine. So it’s entirely up to you as to what your end goals are. If you want to quit completely then lower your nicotine levels down to zero, and when you’re ready just stop. Everyone is different so whatever works best for you, you will need to decide.
There’s another good reason to consider trading your old cigarettes for e-cigs. You can also save a lot of money. Experts say that smokers could save thousands each year just by trading their tobacco cigarettes for e-cigs. Cigarette costs are still going up with rising tobacco taxes are taking a huge toll on smokers. Not only does the cost of cigarettes drain your budget, but smoking also adds extra financial burden with higher insurance premiums and additional medical expenses.
[Some insurance companies, such as Prudential Insurance, offer better premiums to vapers than smokers]
When you switch to electronic cigarettes, you get immediate relief to this financial burden. Your start up costs will be between $50 and $150 depending on what devices you choose, but it is well worth it to get a quality kit in the long run. After that initial purchase, you will only need to buy coils and e-liquid and this will cost a fraction of the price of cigarettes..
If you are still smoking or you have friends that could benefit from vaping, help spread the word about the benefits that e-cigs could provide.
In closing, even if you were to “trade one habit for another” the tradeoff can be profoundly better!