Twenty years ago, it was a matter of stop smoking or die. Very few options were available and there weren’t any treatments or non-smoking aids around.
Now, organizations such as the National Institute of Health are promoting a myriad of ways, tools and tips for anyone who may be interested in kicking tobacco.
It would be an understatement to say that things have changed. One of the increasingly popular methods to aid in quitting is the e-cigarette which has seen a large jump in the smoking population.
Most e-cig store managers will recommend a second generation e-cig for heavy tobacco smokers. A rechargeable black tube which holds a batter energizing the heating elements and an atomizer contained in a refillable cartridge is all there is to it. As you draw on the e-cig, a liquid is drawn through the heating element and disappears in a cloud of vapor — some of which is inhaled.
Despite the initial feeling of being a space-age opium addict, the overall effect can be amazingly similar to smoking. Prices for a started kit range from $25 to over $75. State of the art e-cigs also offer a level of nicotine which can be adjusted.
Research that studied over 6,000 smokers, funded mainly by Cancer research UK, says that people attempting to quit without professional help are 60% more likely to succeed using e-cigs.
“E-cigarettes could substantially improve public health because of their widespread appeal and the huge health gains associated with stopping smoking,” says Professor Robert West of UCL’s Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, senior author of the study.
E-cigarettes are becoming increasingly popular every day. Many people are missing out on one of the fastest ways to quit smoking. Here’s how you can quit smoking tobacco with e-cigs in four easy steps.
1. Visit Sites That Review e-Cigs. There are an abundance of review sites, such as Ecigsopedia, which offer thorough reviews of all the top brands and the latest in the technology.
2. Choose E-Cig. Based on the information gathered in Step 1, you are in a good position to consider things like battery life, flavors and other accessories that you may be considering. When you’ve determined what features are important to you, find the brand that offers the closest resemblance.
3. Begin Smoking. After you’ve ordered your e-Cig you can toss your tobacco and start living a healthier lifestyle. The main thing about stop smoking with an e-cig is to slowly reduce your dependency on nicotine. Start with a level around 1.8% and move down in stages to 1.2%, 0.6% and even nicotine-free.
4. Keep Smoking Your e-Cig. Even when you’ve reached the point that you no longer have the need to smoke, you can still use the e-cig with no nicotine. Many individuals continue smoking their e-cigs long after they’ve put down nicotine for the last time.