will vaping help me quit smoking
There is growing evidence that e-cigarettes can help people to stop smoking. Every smoker who I know that has tried electronic cigarettes no longer smokes any tobacco cigarettes at all. They are all ex-smokers. Now, if those same people do attempt to smoke a tobacco cigarette, they cannot get any further than just a couple of drags before they need to extinguish it. People who have smoked regularly for years will now complain about the acrid, bitter and foul taste of tobacco smoke, when compared to the hundreds of delicious flavours that they have got used to through vaping with electronic cigarettes.
I myself quit smoking accidentally after trying vaping; I had originally intended only to cut down but instead I gave up cigarette smoking completely within one week- without really trying. This is because the vapour you inhale contains nicotine which satisfies your nicotine cravings. It is much better at doing this than other types of nicotine replacement therapy like patches or gum, 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.
In spite of what I have written above, for legal reasons we are unable to actually make the claim that electronic cigarettes are an effective smoking cessation aid, because they have not been tested as such in order to provide definitive proof of how effective they are as aids to quit smoking- all of the examples that I have given above are purely anecdotal evidence. Having said all this, e-cigarettes are now increasingly being given support from local council stop smoking services around the country and are now being endorsed by NHS Smokefree.