As any smoker (or ex) can attest, giving up smoking is no mean feat. Even the most highly intelligent people who exact absolute control over every other facet of their lives, can find giving up smoking is an exceptionally difficult task. Numerous medical studies have shown just how addictive nicotine is. Findings have revealed that it is more addictive than cocaine or heroin. With such claims it’s not surprising people find it tough to quit smoking. For some it’s a breeze, but for the majority of smokers it’s a daunting and highly stressful endeavor.
I started smoking at the age of 16, as I grew older I became more health conscious. This triggered numerous failed attempts at giving up. I tried nicotine patches, gum, tablets and inhalers. I generally found most products available over the counter ineffective for quitting smoking. Nothing could give me the same satisfaction, this probably sounds all too familiar.
As e-cigs grew in popularity my desire to quit smoking was once again rekindled. I started reading up about other user’s experiences and opinions. Almost everything I read was positive and that ultimately encouraged me to go out and buy my first starter kit. The first mistake I made was diving straight in without reading the instructions.
Long story short, I got a big lung full of what seemingly tasted like burnt sponge, delicious. Don’t make the same mistake, nowadays there are countless instructional videos for just about every electronic cigarette device available on the market on youtube.com. Save yourself time and money and familiarize yourself with device tutorial videos.
The Transition to Electronic Cigarettes
It’s surprisingly smooth. I continued to smoke occasional cigarettes while I went through the transitional phase. It may take days or even weeks to fully adjust to e-cigs. It’s not something you pick up and then immediately quit smoking (though I’m sure some have). Slowly over time you’ll become more accustomed to vaping.
As each day passes the urge to smoke will gently ease and dissipate. You get the satisfaction of throat hit, nicotine, and something to hold in your hand with electronic cigarettes. The best part is that you get all this satisfaction without all the major harmful effects of smoking tobacco. Electronic cigarettes offer smokers a safer and much cheaper viable alternative to smoking.
Savings With Electronic Cigarettes Vs Analog
You will save a small fortune vaping. It’s considerably more cost effective than smoking. I smoked about 20 cigarettes a day at about $6 a pack, on average $2500 every year. In contrast I estimate my yearly vaping costs are approximately $500-$800.
For me the most noticeable benefit is my sense smell and taste has dramatically improved. I have better skin, my energy levels have doubled and exercising no longer seems like the grueling task it once was. My Brother is a seasoned spear fisher and like me, he smoked from an early age. Two years on since making the switch to vaping, his ability to hold his breath under water has increased by 30%.