Making the choice to start vaping instead of smoking takes a whole lot of willpower, and without the right support, can often end in failure.
You can explore some of the most common options for those looking to quit in our guide Finding the Right Alternative.
If you have chosen vaping, there are a few things you should take note of to help ensure your journey is a successful one.
You can learn everything you need to know about starting vaping in our guide: How to Vape Properly, but we will explore some of the basics below.
Read on to discover our top tips, from veteran vapers to a newbie, for how you can make vaping your new normal. It’s not always easy to see how vaping will fit into your lifestyle, but trust us, you can do it if you really want to! (We believe in you!)
Using The Right Tools
While a little obvious sounding, starting your journey with the right tools is absolutely vital to ensuring you can break your old habits and make vaping a part of your daily routine. Noting the below factors will help you work out which tools you need to achieve your goal.
Consider Your Lifestyle
Your lifestyle is a major factor in determining the best vape for your needs. Those with an active routine involving regular travel for example may prefer smaller, more compact pod-style devices over some of the bulkier alternatives.
Others however may fancy there their chances as a cloud-chaser, which would naturally steer them towards a high-power, sub-ohm device and thick HVG e-liquid.
Considering these defining factors ahead of time will instantly narrow your options and help refine your decision, as well as increase the chance of it being a successful one.
Choosing the Right E-Liquid
E-liquid is the substance we vapourise in e-cigarettes to deliver the nicotine containing vapour we then inhale to satisfy our cravings.
They come in a variety of different formats with varying properties suited to different vaping styles. Pairing the right liquid with the right device is a key step in ensuring you are starting your journey properly.
Think About Your Nicotine Strength
With a range of strengths to choose from here at LiQuid, and indeed beyond, it can be difficult to know where to start!
When starting out, it’s important to consider how much you used to smoke before deciding to make the switch – if you were a heavy smoker, then you will likely get more satisfaction from 12mg or 18mg e-liquids, or even 20mg nic salts.
Those who did not smoke as much may find these too harsh, and so a lower strength like 3mg or 6mg would be better.
Don’t be afraid to experiment with different strengths to find the one that works best for you! Doing so will help ensure you enjoy your vaping experience and will find it easier to stick to as an alternative!
Pick Your Battles
Making vaping a part of your routine doesn’t have to be a clean sweep operation. You can phase vaping in while phasing smoking out – take all the time you need, it’s your journey, at your pace.
You don’t want to rush in and try to switch right away unless you are confident that approach will work and be healthy for you.
You can check out some more detailed advice for managing this process in our blog, What is a Dual User?
One of the most helpful tips for working through dual use in favour of vaping, is to pick the least stressful moments to phase-out cigarettes, until it’s only in your most challenging times that you reach for a cigarette. Soon after you will likely find it an easier step to ditch them altogether.
As a new vaper, one of the easiest ways to derail your journey is by simply running out, or not having access to your device or e-liquid. Getting caught short, especially if cigarettes are available from another person or store in that moment of temptation, can quickly lead to a relapse.
Cement vaping as a part of your routine, by making sure you have some handy refill bottles, pods and even small devices at work, in your car or bag, wherever suits you – just keep those backups in play. When temptation strikes you’ll always have your new alternative there to keep you working towards your goal.