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How to Successfully Switch from Smoking to Vaping

How to Successfully Switch from Smoking to Vaping

August 11, 2020

Quitting smoking is hard. Many smokers try a lot of time to quit smoking but end up with failure. It’s not an easy thing to ditch a long time smoking habit. Nicotine replacement products are one option, as is switching from smoking to vaping.

Of course, vaping isn’t for everyone and neither does making the change to vaping guarantee you’ll kick the habit. How can you make the transition from smoking to vaping?

Making the switch from smoking to vaping

The debate about whether e-cigs are successful in helping people quit smoking rages on. There is growing evidence that vaping is successful in luring people away from tobacco products. A 2019 survey found that smokers attempting to quit were twice as likely to be successful if they used an e-cig than just nicotine products such as gum alone.

Swapping to vaping presents a few challenges, many of which can be overcome. It is a different product using unfamiliar equipment but you’ll soon get the hang of vaping. Best of all, you’ll be leaving behind a habit that was seriously harming your health.

Tips for a smooth transition from smoking to vaping

1. Buy yourself a decent e-cigarette

There are many different types of e-cigs out there making finding the right vaping kit hard to find. RELX combines elegant designs with innovative next-generation technology to provide beginner vapers with the most advanced electronic vapor cigarette starter kit available online. 

2. Test out a range of e-liquids

There are literally hundreds of flavours on the market, RELX offers you a dazzling array of flavored vape pods. We have flavors perfect for every mood or personality. Each RELXPod contains 2 milliliters of our special blend of glycerol, propylene glycol, rich flavoring, and nicotine salts. That’s enough fluid for approximately 650 pulls. Each RELXPod pack contains three units, or almost 2,000 pulls. Find your favorite flavor and savor the delicate experience only RELXPod provides.

Vapor pods, or e-liquid pods, are the fuel for a vape pen. Each pod contains a mixture of nicotine concentrate, flavoring, and other ingredients that elevates the vaping experience. A vape pen turns this cocktail into vapor by atomizing it through its heating coil. Without a vape pod, an electric cigarette is just a piece of hardware. Unlike any other pod vapes for sale,RELX Pods transform regular pods into flavor sensations.

3. Gradually swap from smoking to vaping

The best way to go about swapping is to gradually insert it into your daily routine, start by swapping one cigarette with an e-cig break and gradually build up until you reach for your vape each time. Don’t rush but make sure you push yourself to the next steps too.

There are many tips for quitting smoking, one of which is to replace smoking with vaping. If you do decide to make the switch from smoking to vaping on one hit, you may still get the nicotine craving, feel a bit moody and under-the-weather but remember this: these feelings will pass and they don’t last long (although it feels like it at the time!).

4. Use the right nicotine strength e-juice

Make sure when swapping to vaping, you get the right strength of e-liquid. If you buy an e-liquid that is too strong, you'll likely end up feeling sick with a banging headache. On the other hand, if you use a liquid that is too weak, you will be left dissatisfied and possibly an almost-overpowering craving for a cigarette.

As a general rule of thumb;

  • Heavy smokers (20 or more cigarettes a day) should use 18mg nicotine liquids
  • Medium smokers (between 10 and 20 cigarettes a day) should go for 12mg of nicotine in e-juice
  • Light smokers (up to 10 cigarettes a day) should purchase 3mg nicotine vaping juice

The nicotine levels in vape juices vary between brands. Some vapes offer nicotine-free cartridges or cartridges made of nicotine salts that contain as much as 50 milligrams per milliliter. Average smokers trying to compare their nicotine intake to cigarette levels would prefer vape nicotine levels of 3 to 15 milligrams per mL. Smokers with a higher daily tolerance will prefer vape juices with a nicotine content of up to 24 milligrams per milliliter.

With vape juices’ nicotine content being such a variable, many people wonder how much vaping is equivalent to a stick of cigarette. That is a difficult question to answer considering the vast variety of vape nicotine levels available. To answer this question, consider the following: 

  • The vaping device being used
  • The size of puffs taken 
  • The frequency of which they used to smoke cigarettes

A common benchmark is that a single milliliter of vape juice typically yields about 100 puffs. This means that, roughly, one milliliter of vape juice equals around five packs of cigarettes. 

The effects of the chemical, when released through vaping, are much more potent than the stimulant inhaled by smoking a cigarette. This is especially true in sub-Ohm vaping. Sub-Ohm devices produce a much thicker vapor that emits like a big cloud.

If you’re a heavy smoker and want to reduce your nicotine dependency, start by making the switch to vaping and being comfortable with it and then consider reducing the nicotine strength in your e-juice over time.

5. Learn to vape your e-cigarette properly

Rather than taking hard, quick puffs of your e-cigarette, you’ll get the best results from a long and soft inhale. Vaping, unlike smoking, isn’t about a quick, short hit. It is something to be enjoyed and savoured, hence the different flavours and the different vaping equipment you can invest in.

Essentially, vaping is different from smoking in that it doesn’t have to be hidden or something to be ashamed of. Today, smokers are considered social pariahs, having to leave buildings to smoke in designated huts.   

6. Get involved with the vaping community

There are hundreds of pages on social media such as Facebook, that provide a community for people who vape. This is a great way to learn new things about vaping, ask for advice and speak to people that are in the same position as you. 

7. Be patient

Switching from smoking to vaping is a big change in your life and habits, so learning how to vape properly won't come to you overnight. Take your time, try new things, enjoy the experience.

8. Don’t vape constantly

Smoking a cigarette only takes a few minutes or quicker if you drag hard. Vaping isn't the same. The e-juice in the tank can last for some time, tempting the newbie vaper to constantly vape. Set yourself a time when you will vape, great for breaking the old habit of smoking a cigarette until its bitter end.

Successfully switching from smoking to vaping means taking your time, being patient and trying different vaping juices and equipment until you find the combination that works for you.


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Is RELX better than cigarettes?

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