Does vaping help people quit smoking?
For legal reasons we are unable to claim that electronic cigarettes are a smoking cessation aid – instead they are an alternative to smoking. However, in our experience, most people quit smoking, or at least cut down significantly, as soon as they start vaping. This is because the vapour you inhale contains nicotine which satisfies your nicotine cravings. It is much better at doing this than things like patches or gum though because it still feels a lot like you are smoking. You are still using your hands, inhaling and feeling a ‘hit’ on the back of your throat.
I started Vapable because of my first-hand experience of the effectiveness of vaping. I wasn’t even trying to give up or cut down when I started vaping. I just had a go to see what it was like. I immediately cut down from my usual 30 a day, to around 5 or 6 – again, without even trying. And I personally knew several people who had stopped smoking completely with no, or very little, effort.
The way it works for me is a little like my appetite for food. When I’ve just eaten a big meal, the idea of another big meal isn’t particularly appealing. Likewise, when I’m vaping I’ve got my fill of nicotine and the thought of a cigarette isn’t particularly appealing. Plus, after vaping really nice flavoured liquid, cigarettes just don’t taste so good anymore.