Why Choose an Electronic Cigarette to Quit Smoking?
There hasn’t been any scientific proof that e-cigarettes help people quit smoking. Some smokers though consider them as a better method of quitting than traditional nicotine replacement therapy. Are e-cigarettes truely helping and are they safe ?
If you’re sick of patches and nicotine gums, if you feel like you have tried everything and nothing worked, then what do you have to lose? Proponents of e-cigarettes think they’re better than smoking tobacco cigarettes, both for their health and for their wallets but health agencies want to know more about their side effects and call for tight regulations.
How do e-cigarettes work?
E-cigarettes are smokeless battery-operated devices that contain five parts : an atomizer, a tank, a battery, a clearomizer and an e-liquid. Puffing activates the heating device, which vaporizes the liquid in the cartridge. The aerosol or vapor is then inhaled.
Electronic cigarettes are considered healthier options than tobacco cigarettes because they use vapor to deliver nicotine to the body instead of smoke. Therefore, they don’t expose the consumer to the same toxic chemicals.
E-cigarettes help you get nicotine out of your body
With vaping, smokers can start the process of weaning themselves away from the nicotine addiction. They can go in different steps to make sure they won’t relapse. For example, you can start with the highest level of nicotine strength. Only when you feel comfortable enough, you take the next step and drop down a nicotine level.
You might find yourself getting agitated and it certainly takes weeks and even months for the body to get used to it. When it’s time to finally hit the low strength, do it and start leaving your e-cigarette at home. After low strength, zero nicotine is the last step away from being a non-smoker.
Not all e-cigarette companies offer a wide range of strengths, mainly because some of them want you to remain addicted to nicotine and go on vaping / smoking. Smoke Watchers allows you to watch your use, track different elements linked to this use and so take control of it. No matter what you aim: quit right away, quit in the long run or simply reduce your smoking/vaping.
E-cigarettes mimic the experience of smoking, which is both a good and a bad thing
With e-cigarettes, you are in control of your nicotine intake whilst still feeling like you are smoking. Indeed, unlike nicotine replacement therapies, vaping offers many of the sensations and actions of regular cigarette. That’s exactly why it’s easier to quit but also harder. When you switch over to e-cigarettes, it can be very smooth but there is a risk of addiction to the gesture. It’s too similar to the cigarette gesture.
In the long run though, smokers are probably better off quitting than not quitting. Then they can worry about how to quit vaping. Also with vaping, you experience less coughing, easier breathing and no smoky odors and stained teeth.
What are the risks?
Unlike tobacco products, e-cigarettes are not regulated by the FDA. This means that you have no guarantee of what you’re really getting. The amount of nicotine can vary greatly and sometimes it does not even correspond to what is listed on the package.
We don’t have enough data and complete studies to evaluate the exact impact of e-cigarettes on our health. In the short as well as the long run. That is why vaping should be used to quit smoking. Smoke Watchers is the only program that integrates the e-cigarette as part of a complete solution, and not to replace an addiction by another. 80% of vapers are also smoking. Too bad when e-cigarettes have a real potential as a smoking- cessation aid.
With Smoke Watchers, vaping is a tool to quit smoking, a tool that makes you responsible and no longer a victim.