Make Vaping your New Year’s Resolution in 2021

New Year’s resolutions are famously as fragile as the hungover heads that concoct them after the overindulgence of the festive period. But with each new year representing a fresh canvas to paint our goals and aspirations upon, it’s natural to want to make the most of the opportunity to bury bad habits and foster healthy ones.

 

Sure, you could buy that expensive gym membership. You could commit to eating less meat or cutting out dairy. You could lace up those long-neglected trainers and brave the frigid winter at a stumbling run to shed those stubborn Christmas pounds. But if you really want to adopt ONE lifestyle change that can reap amazing benefits for your health in 2021, you only have to look to giving up smoking.

 

If you’re a smoker then you hardly need reminding of the harmful effects of cigarettes on your health and wellbeing. Cigarettes are the leading cause of preventable illness and premature death in England, with about half of all life-long smokers dying prematurely. Smoking doubles the risk of heart attacks, causes 84% of deaths from lung cancer and increases the risk of stroke by at least 50%, among many other chronic and life-threatening ailments. And then there’s the toll that smoking takes on your finances and self-esteem, as the price of tobacco climbs ever higher, and society’s opinion of smokers plummets ever lower.

 

Fortunately, as society has observed smoker numbers drop to record lows, we’ve seen the rise of vaping as one of the safest and most effective ways to beat cigarettes for good. In fact, Public Health England reports that vaping is 95% safer than smoking.

Since there’s no time like the present to get cigarettes out of your life with the help of vaping, why not make the year 2021 extra meaningful by making one of the best decisions of your life?

 

Follow our tips below to find out how you can finally make the switch.

Quit Smoking at your own Pace

The transition from smoking cigarettes to vaping doesn’t require a sudden, dramatic swap if that feels too daunting to begin with. Rather, vaping can be adopted gently and gradually. As you find yourself enjoying the delicious flavours of e-liquid over the rank smoke of cigarettes and notice the difference in the quality of your breathing and the smell you carry around with you (none with vaping!), so you’ll naturally learn to reach for your vape kit over cigarettes as you progress.

 

With your nicotine cravings satisfied, vaping gives you the means to keep your hands busy as they are used to with cigarettes, and an unhealthy association is gradually replaced by a positive one at a pace that suits you.

 

Many vapers reach a point where they can happily walk away from nicotine - and even vaping – altogether. But, like most journeys, it’s one that starts with simple steps.

Keep it Simple

The world of vaping boasts hundreds of e-cigarette devices to tinker with and an ocean of e-liquid flavours to explore. For some it can be an endless adventure in experimentation and discovery; for others it can be a puzzle just deciding what vape kit and kind of e-liquid to use.

 

If you’re just taking your first tentative steps in vaping, or you’ve decided to make the New Year the moment you make the full switch away from cigarettes, we recommend keeping it simple and finding one kit that’s easy to use, economical and provides the fastest relief from nicotine cravings. Still don’t know where to start? Well, that’s what we’re here for.

 

At Vapestore, you’ll find every kind of vape categorised in a way that takes the guesswork out of choosing, supported by many useful articles and advice in our blog as well as the best customer service in the business.

 

We stock a variety of devices we class as ‘starter kits’. These take many forms, from pen vapes to pod kits to entry-level sub-ohm kits, but all are simple to operate and provide a fantastic vaping experience.

Next decide what kind of flavour you prefer. At Vapestore you’ll find everything from classic tobacco to decadent desserts to juicy-sweet fruits, refreshing mints and menthols and even baked treats. Just choose one or two flavour profiles that appeal to you most right now and make them your ‘go-to’ flavours during your first few days and weeks of vaping. There’s plenty of time for experimentation later as you get more comfortable with vaping. Indeed, trying delicious new flavours is what makes vaping so fun to begin with!

Finally, choose the kind of e-liquid you want and the nicotine strength. For new starters and the sort of low-wattage starter devices commonly used by people new to vaping, High PG, 50/50 or Nicotine Salt e-liquids are ideal and all deliver a great balance of flavour, cloud production and nicotine strength. For more information read our e-liquid guide.

 

With a simple, effective vape kit and a satisfying, delicious flavour, your chances of completely adopting vaping as a healthy replacement for smoking will increase dramatically.

Made to Measure

As with all goals you set for yourself, the ones most likely to succeed are those that can be measured. Think fitness and achieving your personal best on the weights bench or running your first 5k. Or what about work goals such as boosting your performance, exceeding targets or asking for that pay raise? The most attainable goals all have measurable outcomes in common, definable parameters that can serve as waypoints on your journey towards the results you seek. And vaping is no different.

 

You can measure your progress with vaping in a variety of ways. Many vape kits come with puff counters, which are often displayed on the device’s LED screen. These show the quantity of puffs you take over the course of a day, week or month and you can use this information to monitor your progress towards vaping over smoking. If we assume about 4-6 puffs on a vape is roughly equivalent to smoking one cigarette, then for a 20-a-day smoker aiming to reduce to 10-a-day, substituting around 50 puffs for those ten fewer cigarettes represents a measurable, and immensely satisfying, achievement.

 

You can also monitor your transition to vaping by the quantity of e-liquid you consume and the frequency that you change coils or pods.

 

Most of all, you’ll feel the liberating rewards of vaping gradually eclipse the heavy costs of smoking, and that brings a satisfaction and sense of achievement that simply can’t be measured!

 

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