Ah, the daily grind of life as a smoker… The ashes, burn holes, unshakable stench, ostracizing social stigma, and the hundreds upon thousands of dollars that could have been much better spent–to say nothing of the health risks–are all part of being a smoker. Come to think of it, why do people do this to themselves again? Oh, that's right, the seductive pull of nicotine.
Well, what if that didn't have to be your life anymore? What if you could quit smoking, permanently? Sounds pretty good, right? Furthermore, what if you could quit without the constant desperate panic of withdrawal? More than 6 million people have used vaping to do exactly that in Europe alone! That's why we've compiled the best tips to help you use vaping to quit smoking once and for all!
1.) Safety First!
First and foremost, you must protect yourself and practice vaping safely! Last year the CDC found many people were vaping THC and getting their vape products from unauthorized vendors and people they know. These products containing THC and other additives not recommended by the manufacturer are believed to have caused 1,300 lung injuries and many people got sick or even died. Only buy vape products from trusted and authorized sellers and don't add anything that the manufacturer doesn't explicitly endorse. Please, vape responsibly!
2.) Match Your Vape Type to Your Vaping Style
When you start researching vaping, all the tech talk, acronyms, and jargon can make your head spin! Since most people don't know what it means they assume vaping has many options in terms of juice, vapes, coils, etc., but that it's about preference and doesn't matter. The terms MTL and DTL actually make a huge difference and affect every other aspect though. Let's quickly go over them.
MTL– Mouth to lung vaping. This is a vaping style where the vapor sits in the mouth before being inhaled.
DTL– Direct to lung vaping. This means that the vapor is inhaled into the lungs directly.
Why It Matters– MTL vaping is the style that most mimics smoking cigarettes so many smokers prefer it–and have more success–when they begin their quit journey with vaping. Moreover, the vaping style you choose will dictate which coil, power level, and vape juice you should use for the best results. MTL vaping uses coils with higher resistance, lower power levels, and e-liquids with around 50/50 PG/VG ratios for the best experience.
3.) Nicotine Levels
Quitting smoking is a process and tapering nicotine levels are a big part of that. For most, starting with a level close to what you're used to is helpful. Then, once you get used to vaping instead of smoking and think you're ready, move down a little. Check out our blog post on choosing the right nicotine levels for more information and specifics.
4.) Storage & Preservation of Vape Juice
Vape juice will lose its flavor and nicotine levels over time so it's important to mind the expiration date. Also, always store vape juice in a cool, dry, dark place. This will keep it fresher longer. Make sure it's tightly sealed every time you use it, too.
5.) Best Type of Vape Juice for Beginners
While freebase nicotine has been the standard for quite a while, nicotine salts might be a better choice for those quitting smoking. It delivers more nicotine and provides a smoother hit which better satisfies smokers. Also, it has a better flavor and is easier on your wallet. It checks all the boxes for most smokers looking to quit. Check out some of our nicotine salts to explore the options.
Quitting smoking is a big deal and you should be proud of yourself for making this huge and healthy decision! At ill! HQ, we're here to help you every step of the way. Feel free to browse our site and contact us if you need anything, except for a light.
6 Million People:https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/add.13506
1,300 Lung Injuries:https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/326664#THC-products-play-a-major-role
Choosing the Right Nicotine Levels:https://www.illhq.com/blogs/news/how-to-choose-the-right-nicotine-level
Our Nicotine Salts:https://www.illhq.com/collections/salts
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